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Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Agreed. Hamilton's fiercest rival is neither...

Agreed. Hamilton's fiercest rival is neither Rosberg nor Vettel, it's his own emotional immaturity. He collapses like a cheap card table at the first sign of adversity and goes into full diva mode....
Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
10-4. Serve them all right if Jenson buttoned up...

10-4. Serve them all right if Jenson buttoned up the win.
Forum: Racing 06-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
A good race, especially the last 10 laps, which...

A good race, especially the last 10 laps, which were pretty exciting despite the MSNBC monkeys yelling as loudly as they could, and overusing an entirely new set of superlatives (let's all welcome...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
How well has Kimi adapted to the new cars? They...

How well has Kimi adapted to the new cars? They seem to require a driving style that some other veteran drivers (cough*Vettel*cough) are having trouble with.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Sounds more like something Kimi would be saying...

Sounds more like something Kimi would be saying to Ferrari right about now.
Forum: Racing 05-25-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
And now, the Overused Adverbs Council of America...

And now, the Overused Adverbs Council of America presents “Breakfast With The MSNBC F1 Team”

(Scene opens on a Sunday morning, in a restaurant near the track. Leigh Diffey enters restaurant where...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 2,014,418
Posted By JBSmith
"Womens Bike"

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/mcy/4455182622.html

"1994 SOFT TAIL CUSTOM WOMENS BIKE. ALWAYS GARAGED, GOOD TIRES, 16K ORIGINAL MILES, CUTE LEATHER BAGS,WINDSHIELD, RUNS GREAT, STOCK ENGINE, 2...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Anybody else hear that whining sound coming from...

Anybody else hear that whining sound coming from Vettel's car?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 159,826
Posted By JBSmith
Will Hardin, I think...

Will Hardin, I think...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Here's something I wondered about. I thought the...

Here's something I wondered about. I thought the red lights on the back of the cars were rain lights, but they kept flashing during this obviously dry race. Can anyone clue me in?
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Agreed. Very tactless of Red Bull to slam the...

Agreed. Very tactless of Red Bull to slam the driver they gave no end of grief during his tenure there, and utterly clueless to how it sounds coming from a team whose fortunes have reversed, and...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
He was being interviewed by Sherlock and was...

He was being interviewed by Sherlock and was afraid he'd deduce how Red Bull won those four titles.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
We're two races into the season and after...

We're two races into the season and after watching both rounds on TV I have to say I couldn't care less about the difference in sound. In fact, I like the new sound better because I can hear other...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,306,400
Posted By JBSmith
If this is your first post, I suggest your second...

If this is your first post, I suggest your second one should be a ride report about this journey.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By JBSmith
A few more questions, if I can impose further on...

A few more questions, if I can impose further on the Aprilia experts...

The bike in question is a 2000 Pegaso 650. I think this is the same engine used in the BMW F650 of the same year, at least...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By JBSmith
That's the one, thanks.:clap

That's the one, thanks.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By JBSmith
Aprilia Pegaso engine rebuild thread?

Calling Pegaso owners...

I've worn out ADV's search function looking for a thread I once saw here (or somewhere on ADV) in which the poster rebuilt a Pegaso 650 engine. In the process he pointed...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Disqualification explained in more detail: ...

Disqualification explained in more detail:

http://jalopnik.com/why-daniel-ricciardo-was-disqualified-from-the-australi-1544920287
Forum: Racing 03-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 104,930
Posted By JBSmith
Based on Seb's qualifying it looks like Red Bull...

Based on Seb's qualifying it looks like Red Bull gave him what was supposed to be Webber's car.
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,306,400
Posted By JBSmith
These look too big and too high off the ground to...

These look too big and too high off the ground to be pure road-racing hacks. If they had lights I could see riding them on the street. It seems to be a staged pic, too, given where the camera is, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By JBSmith
Thanks, guys. (BTW, RedMenace, egress and ingress...

Thanks, guys. (BTW, RedMenace, egress and ingress won't be a problem for my dog.:D)
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By JBSmith
Hack ID, please

Go here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=325016

and check out post #2. Can anyone ID that hack, please?

I PMed the poster but haven't gotten a reply. I don't think he's been on...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By JBSmith
Garth Brow was a/k/a "Gonzo" if memory serves. I...

Garth Brow was a/k/a "Gonzo" if memory serves. I almost certainly have pics of him. Before my scanner went belly-up I was digitizing a couple of thousand frames of Tri-X I shot at San Jose,...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,124
Posted By JBSmith
Well, there went my Sunday afternoon. I...

Well, there went my Sunday afternoon.

I lived in the San Jose area in the '70s and saw a lot of flattrack. Here are some posts from my blog that might jog a few memories loose.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 749,041
Posted By JBSmith
Every time I see a video like this it chips away...

Every time I see a video like this it chips away a little bit more at my admiration for MotoGP riders. These real-road racers are the bravest--and craziest--bastards on two wheels. The occasional...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 132,551
Posted By JBSmith
A big 10-4 on that. It's as if they were doing...

A big 10-4 on that. It's as if they were doing the show for third-graders with short-term memory issues. How many times did they explain DRS, the different compounds of tires, how slow pit stops cost...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,647
Posted By JBSmith
I agree completely with your first two points. ...

I agree completely with your first two points.

Point three, well, you have no idea how right you are. The Bonnie is the only bike I've owned in the last 30 years that finds me out in the garage...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,647
Posted By JBSmith
I used to ride a V-Strom. I had to avert my eyes...

I used to ride a V-Strom. I had to avert my eyes when I went out to the garage. Now I ride a Bonneville. Can't take my eyes off it. Classic, elemental, beautiful.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 139,357
Posted By JBSmith
2004 Silver Wing

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909234
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,493
Posted By JBSmith
I passed this on to some fellow former-CG...

I passed this on to some fellow former-CG staffers. Maybe one of them will be in touch about it. Braverman was before my time at the mag, but I remember reading about his projects.
Forum: Racing 07-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 132,551
Posted By JBSmith
Dammit, not available through my cable company....

Dammit, not available through my cable company. Not surprising, though, as my cable company is pretty much a guy named Dave operating out of a barn on a sheep farm.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By JBSmith
Adapt MC shocks to Silver Wing?

I've searched the SW forums, and this site, and come up with nothing. Maybe it's just crummy search fu on my part, dunno. Anyway, don't think of yourselves as my last resort, but rather as my expert...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 132,551
Posted By JBSmith
No idea how your DVR works, but I can set mine to...

No idea how your DVR works, but I can set mine to record any program listed as "Formula 1" no matter what channel it's on. The option is several menus deep, and it took me a while to find it. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,464
Posted By JBSmith
Years riding: 45 Crashes on the track: 4 ...

Years riding: 45
Crashes on the track: 4
Crashes on the street: 0

I'll take my chances on the street, thanks.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,464
Posted By JBSmith
July 1, 1986, about 1 pm

Details, for those who care, in an old blog post at:

http://treadlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/dire-straights.html
Forum: Racing 06-27-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 132,551
Posted By JBSmith
I can't picture Kimi giving a rat's ass about the...

I can't picture Kimi giving a rat's ass about the number 1/number 2 dynamic. I imagine him looking over at Seb and saying, "Oh, you're here?" the way he'd address a piece of furniture in the room.
...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 132,551
Posted By JBSmith
What I heard is that M-B could have been testing...

What I heard is that M-B could have been testing other things like aero components during the test that might help this this season.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,647
Posted By JBSmith
10-4. That's a fine fleet of modern classics.

10-4. That's a fine fleet of modern classics.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,647
Posted By JBSmith
It's a GB500 thumper. Rare and tasty.

It's a GB500 thumper. Rare and tasty.
Forum: Racing 05-26-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 132,551
Posted By JBSmith
Since you brought it up... Diffey: "The...

Since you brought it up...

Diffey: "The penalty was given to he and his teammate..." "Him"! Not "he". Or is that an Aussie thing?

Also, if you had a drinking game based on anyone on the NBC...
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