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Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
Now you got it!!

Now you got it!!
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
Did anybody but me find it to be almost...

Did anybody but me find it to be almost terrifying to find out what all can go wrong if the electronics decide to play up. Just the loss of performance is bad enough, but the rear brakes become...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
Yer just funnin ain't ya. You can't possibly...

Yer just funnin ain't ya. You can't possibly believe that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,174
Posted By Rapid One
Maybe it's just me but the sensation that I get...

Maybe it's just me but the sensation that I get is that I am pushing the bike down into the corner, not that I"m pushing forward. I know it's just wording but that's the sensation that I've always...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,494
Posted By Rapid One
As has been talked about in this thread, there is...

As has been talked about in this thread, there is evidence that a helmet mounted camera creates a fulcrum point for lack of a better word that increases the chance of helmet failure and or added...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,494
Posted By Rapid One
Safety concerns, try to keep up.

Safety concerns, try to keep up.
Forum: Racing 10-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,494
Posted By Rapid One
Some racing organizations are beginnng to ban...

Some racing organizations are beginnng to ban helmet mounted cameras and in some instances body mounted cameras. Attached to the car or bike, no problem.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15,934
Views: 9,417,502
Posted By Rapid One
Bravo to you and the missus. Not just this pic...

Bravo to you and the missus. Not just this pic but all of them. Again Bravo!!
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,063
Posted By Rapid One
You went into a Harley shop and did not see the...

You went into a Harley shop and did not see the above? Without question I would put the paint, fit and finish, and parts at the top of the heap when it comes to quality.
Maybe you should have...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,530
Posted By Rapid One
I saw it on facebook but it's on youtube. Title...

I saw it on facebook but it's on youtube. Title (I think) is Tony Stewart did not hit Kevin Ward.
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,530
Posted By Rapid One
There is a super slo mo with narration by a woman...

There is a super slo mo with narration by a woman going more or less frame by frame that shows it quite clearly. The full speed version isn't clear enough, the slo mo version is still hard to...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,530
Posted By Rapid One
In the frame by frame slo mo you can clearly see...

In the frame by frame slo mo you can clearly see the wing tilt when Mr. Ward latches onto it, then you can also clearly see him dangling from the wing.
I don't "think" I see that, I know I see...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,530
Posted By Rapid One
Slow mo and super slo mo versions of that video...

Slow mo and super slo mo versions of that video show that Mr. Ward actually lunged at the car and grabbed onto the wing. Very unfortunate but death by misadventure.
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
It would have been difficult for Newgarden to see...

It would have been difficult for Newgarden to see he was there and I doubt he would have been expecting that banzai move to the inside on the first turn of the first lap.
I've run many, many...
Forum: Racing 08-04-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
I like Kanaan but he was just way too agressive...

I like Kanaan but he was just way too agressive on the start. Racing incident? Yes but impatience was the cause.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 83,228
Posted By Rapid One
Allow me to show my stupidity. I've (for some...

Allow me to show my stupidity. I've (for some reason) been following this thread and what I want to try to understand is this.
What is the popular definition of a litre bike? My mind tells me...
Forum: Racing 06-13-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
I was there the year they burned the bus. Crazy,...

I was there the year they burned the bus. Crazy, Spectacular but crazy,
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first...

I believe that was Bobby Unser getting his first win in a car sponsored by Rislone.
The Johnny Lightning Specials came a few years later with Al Unser being one of the pilots.
Forum: Racing 05-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
Twas a great race with a great finish. I will...

Twas a great race with a great finish. I will commend Hunter-Reay on his absolute refusal to lose but I have to in the same breath condemn him for the daredevil slide job on Castro-Neves in turn 3....
Forum: Racing 05-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
I honestly believe that the spectators were...

I honestly believe that the spectators were confused by the new qualifying format and rightly so. Saturdays qualifying was nearly pointless other than establishing the fast 9.
The weather forecast...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
There have been many "Bump Day" specialists...

There have been many "Bump Day" specialists during the history of Indy. Those days are gone but it was always a thrill to see somebody like Bob Harkey show up on the final day with a helmet bag and...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,676
Posted By Rapid One
Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that...

Hunter-Reay deserves a big time penalty for that impatient bonehead move that took out about a quarter of the field. Of course he denies doing anything wrong as usual.
I would like to root for him...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
Was I the only one to question Vettle pushing...

Was I the only one to question Vettle pushing Massa almost clearly off the track towards the end?
Forum: Racing 03-30-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
The engine note from track side microphones is...

The engine note from track side microphones is uninspiring at best, but the sound from the in car cameras is even worse. They sound for all the world like a 5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine with a...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Rapid One
The first phone call I received this morning was...

The first phone call I received this morning was the news about Gary B. Terrible loss for those of us that have lived in the Indy Car and USAC community all of our lives and to fans of motorsport...
Forum: Racing 03-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,685
Views: 194,929
Posted By Rapid One
Yes, you are the only one, I guess you didn't...

Yes, you are the only one, I guess you didn't receive the memo.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 28,889
Posted By Rapid One
Give it a try Babalooie...

Give it a try Babalooie...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 45,734
Posted By Rapid One
Late 60s Honda CB450 bought new, Total POS, carbs...

Late 60s Honda CB450 bought new, Total POS, carbs wouldn't stay balanced, the wiring harness was full of shorts almost immediately and it would death wobble at the slightest provocation.
I...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 28,889
Posted By Rapid One
Comparing the flat 1 mile oval at Springfield to...

Comparing the flat 1 mile oval at Springfield to the high banked 1/2 mile at Eldora is like that apples and oranges thing. Springfield is designed as a horse track, Eldora as a car track.
Forum: Racing 12-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 28,889
Posted By Rapid One
I see that the NASCAR Camping World Truck series...

I see that the NASCAR Camping World Truck series has added a race at Eldora Speedway for 2013. It will be run on Wednesday night during Indy NASCAR week.

Hmmmmmm, 1/2 mile high banked clay oval....
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 20,791
Posted By Rapid One
While I'm relatively sure that some are welded I...

While I'm relatively sure that some are welded I know for a fact that many are not. One of the services that my business offers is the rebuilding of "pressed together" crank assemblies.
A properly...
Forum: Racing 11-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,140
Posted By Rapid One
A quick note to Dago and some of the others that...

A quick note to Dago and some of the others that were bashing Bob Jenkins and his racing commentary. His wife of over 40 years passed away a few days ago. The battle for his wife's life undoubtedly...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,140
Posted By Rapid One
Heartless isn't wide of the mark as far as Dago's...

Heartless isn't wide of the mark as far as Dago's comment after being informed about the situation. As far as mispronouncing names I can tell you stories about being thrown into a broadcast booth...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,140
Posted By Rapid One
I've got an idea Dago, go hump yourself. Did you...

I've got an idea Dago, go hump yourself. Did you bother to read any of the points that I made. You guys are heartless and ill informed.
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 27,140
Posted By Rapid One
Bob Jenkins is stepping away from the microphone...

Bob Jenkins is stepping away from the microphone at the end of this season, his wife is in very poor condition with cancer and he is going to care for her full time. He may be a bit distracted due to...
Forum: Racing 08-24-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,947
Posted By Rapid One
Where did you get this information? The...

Where did you get this information? The Offenhauser engine was an American design collaboration between Fred Offenhauser and Harry Miller who was his employer.
The engine was dual overhead cam and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,337
Posted By Rapid One
Isn't "almost killed" sort of like "almost...

Isn't "almost killed" sort of like "almost pregnant"?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35,135
Views: 8,769,655
Posted By Rapid One
No argument on the HANS device, but how would a...

No argument on the HANS device, but how would a full face helmet have helped in the Dale Sr. incident?
Forum: Racing 08-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 56,868
Posted By Rapid One
There's the winning answer.

There's the winning answer.
Forum: Racing 08-02-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 56,868
Posted By Rapid One
And what did she do wrong, she got into Sorenson...

And what did she do wrong, she got into Sorenson (Looked like he may have pedaled it) and she made the correct evasive move, then Sorenson over corrected and went back up the track and there was no...
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