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Forum: Racing Today, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Really. Look at what Alonso is driving; hasn't he...

Really. Look at what Alonso is driving; hasn't he already been penalized enough?
Forum: Racing Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Could be that with four WDCs under his belt, and...

Could be that with four WDCs under his belt, and several great finishes with a team he's always wanted to drive for, and from which no one really expected much, he's just having a good time.
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
It is indeed. It's usually a boring race, too,...

It is indeed. It's usually a boring race, too, but at least a boring race through impossibly tight streets lined with flowers and shops and other colorful distractions beats the hell out of a boring...
Forum: Racing 05-22-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
It really is, but it leaves out one important...

It really is, but it leaves out one important question:

"On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree, do you honestly think anyone in F1 management (a) gives a crap...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Slower pit stops and more fires?

Slower pit stops and more fires?
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Doesn't Ferrari get an additional payout just for...

Doesn't Ferrari get an additional payout just for showing up and being Ferrari, no matter how they finish?
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Because as long as the money keeps rolling in...

Because as long as the money keeps rolling in there's no incentive to be smart.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By JBSmith
You're right, I assumed the OP was referring to...

You're right, I assumed the OP was referring to street tires.
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By JBSmith
Not sure what the actual measurement is, but all...

Not sure what the actual measurement is, but all MC tires sold in the US are supposed to be DOT-approved, and as such have built-in tread-wear indicators.

At some point around the tire, inside one...
Forum: Racing 05-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I was at Sears Point years ago where I saw a...

I was at Sears Point years ago where I saw a buddy on a TZ750 round the hairpin before the pit straight and lose the front wheel on a discarded tear-off. He saved it, but ever since then I've...
Forum: Racing 05-10-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
No kidding. I just checked in here, read this...

No kidding. I just checked in here, read this post, and thought, "Wait, there was a race today?" and then remembered I'd watched it this morning.
Forum: Racing 05-08-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Peter Windsor. Huh. Haven't heard from or thought...

Peter Windsor. Huh. Haven't heard from or thought about him since his, um, well, let's call it misstep a few years back. Can he show his face in the pits yet or is he persona non grata?
Forum: Racing 05-07-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
As much as I like that button, lately when you...

As much as I like that button, lately when you push it nothing happens...
Forum: Racing 05-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I have to agree with this: Former long-time...

I have to agree with this:

Former long-time test driver Pedro de la Rosa has also identified the problem with modern formula one. "Run by engineers, F1 has made such complex regulations that the...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
You don't need paint to differentiate McLarens...

You don't need paint to differentiate McLarens from Mercedes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 204,541
Posted By JBSmith
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 204,541
Posted By JBSmith
I watched this man edge Kel Carruthers for the...

I watched this man edge Kel Carruthers for the win by a few feet at the AMA National at the Ontario Motor Speedway in 1971. If memory serves Kel came out of the last turn and onto the main straight...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Way back in the dusty corners of my memory is a...

Way back in the dusty corners of my memory is a race bike that had a tubular frame that was filled with air and had a gauge attached to it. If the internal pressure dropped they knew the frame was...
Forum: Racing 04-26-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
A show I watched about the bad ol' days of F1,...

A show I watched about the bad ol' days of F1, when they lost a driver just about every month, showed one of Honda's early cars--made almost entirely out of magnesium--burning like a small sun after...
Forum: Racing 04-26-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
AKA risk compensation, AKA the Peltzman Effect....

AKA risk compensation, AKA the Peltzman Effect. Sometimes used as an argument against helmet use and helmet laws.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risk_compensation
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,451
Posted By JBSmith
Rossi: "What the...? Oh, I see, you're trying to...

Rossi: "What the...? Oh, I see, you're trying to intimidate me! Well, aren't you just the cutest little thing. Here, let me show you how it's done."

Marquez: "!!!!!!!"
Forum: Racing 04-18-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Give him time, he's new with the team. Probably...

Give him time, he's new with the team. Probably still learning how to be a shitwhistle in Italian.
Forum: Racing 04-12-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I've heard that same sequence of sounds coming...

I've heard that same sequence of sounds coming from the two-stroke racer I was riding. Definite Code Brown moment.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-11-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,176
Posted By JBSmith
Someone more knowledgeable than me with regards...

Someone more knowledgeable than me with regards to trade law will likely chime in, but I believe it involves "price-fixing" regulations that apply to manufacturers who sell their products through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,465
Posted By JBSmith
I bought an '01 GL1800 for $7500 from a guy who...

I bought an '01 GL1800 for $7500 from a guy who was in a bind for money (divorce coming up) and needed the bucks. I put maybe 20K on the bike and added a lot of accessories. A couple of years later I...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-07-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,176
Posted By JBSmith
Rod's a champ. I've known him since he had a...

Rod's a champ. I've known him since he had a smaller shop a couple of miles from where he is now. I'd stop by whenever I was in the area, and most of the time he'd toss me the keys to a demo and tell...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I agree, with one exception: I don't root for...

I agree, with one exception: I don't root for teams or drivers, nor do I much care which team or driver wins, as long as it's not the same ones every time. I'm just here for the racing.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I reckon you're right on all counts. Like quotes...

I reckon you're right on all counts. Like quotes taken out of context, a photo of a single instant is open to misinterpretation.

I still feel a little sorry for him. He hung in there all through...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af85/omysoul/48...

http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af85/omysoul/488_medium.jpg

I recalled this pic from earlier, and after today I looked at it again and thought, "Poor Eeeyore..."
Forum: Racing 03-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Kimi's undisguised boredom with all the off-track...

Kimi's undisguised boredom with all the off-track PR shit drivers are forced to participate in mirrors my own.
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
Yep, you got me. That was a real knee-slapper....

Yep, you got me. That was a real knee-slapper. Can't tell you how many times I've fallen for the old "post to a blog using an F1 driver's name" gag...:huh
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I understand you didn't answer the question.

I understand you didn't answer the question.
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
And of course we believe that's the real KR...

And of course we believe that's the real KR because...why?:evil
(signed, Jenson Button)
Forum: Racing 03-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
There must be something about the high G loads in...

There must be something about the high G loads in corners that affects drivers' short-term memory of what they've said in the recent past. Either that, or a talent for effortless hypocrisy and a...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
You got there in the end: It wasn't really sport....

You got there in the end: It wasn't really sport. They're technically dazzling cars (at least while they're running) but not particularly interesting to watch, which, ideally, sport should be. The...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
On the basis of this race, the phrase "pinnacle...

On the basis of this race, the phrase "pinnacle of motorsport" is one syllable too long.
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
I don't think this guy's pulling it off, either.

I don't think this guy's pulling it off, either.
Forum: Racing 03-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 79,094
Posted By JBSmith
For those who (like me) haven't been on top of...

For those who (like me) haven't been on top of the Sauber thing since the git-go, Jalopnik has a good summary.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 80,035
Posted By JBSmith
I could barely squeeze into my friend's NA (1st...

I could barely squeeze into my friend's NA (1st gen) so I wrote off the idea of getting a Miata. Then I sat in an NB (mine's a '99) and damned if I didn't fit it pretty well. They got bigger as the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 80,035
Posted By JBSmith
Will do. (Do we know each other, or are we...

Will do.

(Do we know each other, or are we both just posters on the Miata thread?:ear)
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