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Forum: Racing Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,918
Posted By homerj
The point, grandpa, was that you are either...

The point, grandpa, was that you are either ignorant of, or intentionally ignoring, what the new engine formula did for the sport by rejuvenating engine maker interest; evidenced by Honda's...
Forum: Racing Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,918
Posted By homerj
Point of order: I didn't say that the Dakar...

Point of order: I didn't say that the Dakar displacement limit was to get more factories involved. I pointed out that one result of the rule change was that more factories did get involved. But that...
Forum: Racing Today, 01:46 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 62,129
Posted By homerj
Dave, thanks again for all the work you've put in...

Dave, thanks again for all the work you've put in and continue to put in on RN. With the addition of more "enduro" type stages for bikes, how does the FIM differentiate between a two track "jeep...
Forum: Racing Today, 01:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,918
Posted By homerj
It's occurred to me :rofl

It's occurred to me :rofl
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 695,942
Posted By homerj
Seb's not quite done beating the dead horse that...

Seb's not quite done beating the dead horse that is the WRC; he's running a few events this year. On top of that he's also got a roundy round endurance racing team in the ELMS (?).

I remember last...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 454,765
Posted By homerj
I built a prototype for my 950 that was bolt on...

I built a prototype for my 950 that was bolt on (but would require you to pull out the computer and tachometer for remounting on a primative dash board). Everything was designed so there were no...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:17 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,918
Posted By homerj
And watch Honda pull up stakes and walk away...

And watch Honda pull up stakes and walk away again. And kiss goodbye involvement from any of the other serious players that are weighing their options about whether to get involved. You sound like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By homerj
Or mousse depending on your preference

Or mousse depending on your preference
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,918
Posted By homerj
+1 :getiton Racecar Engineering is one of...

+1 :getiton

Racecar Engineering is one of the best publications if you're interested in the "under the skin" aspects of a car. They did a great breakdown of the old Dakar VW Tuareg.
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 695,942
Posted By homerj
exactly what I was thinking. Similar to a testing...

exactly what I was thinking. Similar to a testing facility I just had to use for a professional cert.
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By homerj
I just spotted this thread. I hate that my...

I just spotted this thread. I hate that my favorite sport takes so many so early :cry
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 695,942
Posted By homerj
Hadn't thought of that, it would work, but you'd...

Hadn't thought of that, it would work, but you'd also have to have them leave any electronic devices at the door as well. Can't have competitors taking images of the RB for someone in their camp to...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 695,942
Posted By homerj
I think it's something that they can't...

I think it's something that they can't effectively police. In order to do so they'd have to guard nearly every member of a factory team for 2 weeks, which would be nearly impossible to do arrange...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
I think the MC to cars stuff is baseless, more...

I think the MC to cars stuff is baseless, more just people amusing themselves assuming he'll continue in the Dakar, and he can't keep riding like this indefinitely.

I'm betting if Coma moves to...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Thank you for saying it. It's very tiring to keep...

Thank you for saying it. It's very tiring to keep hearing the same complaints from the same people year after year. We're not vocal, but we are legion, and we're tired of the "Africa was better...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
In Tomas' videos he shows the skid plate and...

In Tomas' videos he shows the skid plate and there's a compartment on the throttle side that I believe he says is for the tools.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Quotes not working: Tomas, those videos are...

Quotes not working:

Tomas, those videos are fantastic, thank you for taking the time to subtitle them. :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
I've got Rallye Fever and the weather hasn't been...

I've got Rallye Fever and the weather hasn't been too bad so I've been out in the garage giving the Rallye Beast some love. And making vroom vroom noises :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
I miss them too, but they'd have to change the...

I miss them too, but they'd have to change the venue again to get them on the kind of terrain where they'd really shine. Big bikes on WRC style stages wouldn't be much fun to watch IMHO. I do enjoy...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
+1 Doing well on a single Dakar does not...

+1

Doing well on a single Dakar does not make someone an alien. It's the combination of speed, resiliency, and reliability all delivered in circumstances of tremendous pressure and high...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
+1 and a bit of schadenfreude mixed in.

+1 and a bit of schadenfreude mixed in.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
OK, say MC's suspension went out on this stage...

OK, say MC's suspension went out on this stage like it did on Lopez's Aprilla a few years ago, or his long in the tooth motor met it's maker right there in the middle of the stage , or he hits a tree...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
I know that video! It's heart breaking. I had a...

I know that video! It's heart breaking. I had a buddy of mine who's not a Dakar fan, but grew up in a French speaking house (his old man is French) translate it for me. Things got dusty :cry for him...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
I guess all of that could be tl; dr to: it's...

I guess all of that could be tl; dr to:
it's about options, and letting JBB run off limited options w. no real upside for the team. Keeping him close to Gonk gives them options should something go...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Because if he needs a WC and the closest is 17...

Because if he needs a WC and the closest is 17 min behind then they've totally lost any chance at a podium. But if he need a WC for something that can be fixed quickly then yes, he might fall off the...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
I was 11, so I probably only got to see the Dakar...

I was 11, so I probably only got to see the Dakar when it was on (US) ABC's Wild World of Sports and don't remember Nevue and Auriol.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Don't have enough info. They'll definitely have a...

Don't have enough info. They'll definitely have a bore scope all up in that motor, and if they have the means, an oil analysis done tonight and the engine change decision will be made with that info...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
[QUOTE=Troy Safari Carpente] Sweet f%% all......

[QUOTE=Troy Safari Carpente]
Sweet f%% all... :1drink just ask LGO... :rofl
[\QUOTE]

Can't, had to filter out some of the tinfoil hat non-sense after the run through the salt.

:D
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
One possiblity is that HRC wants to "control the...

One possiblity is that HRC wants to "control the race from the front" and haven't yet realized that their risk exposure is too high for that.

I also think that the very nature of the race has...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Barreda would have lost too much of his cushion...

Barreda would have lost too much of his cushion on MC from the crash alone.

The Marathons were game changers for sure, but each team knew about this ahead of time.

Seeing two marathons on this...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
What does it pay?

What does it pay?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Garfey, there's a sort of "fog of war" thing that...

Garfey, there's a sort of "fog of war" thing that goes on in high stress, closed environments like the bivouac, rumors, misinformation, mistaken information and plain old lies fly like mad. Do I...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
But that means I have to keep going to my...

But that means I have to keep going to my *current* job :cry
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
They're about 5 min, 30 sec apart on the piste ...

They're about 5 min, 30 sec apart on the piste

Laia crossed WP 5 at 11:39:13
Jean crossed WP 5 at 11:44:45
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
The time for bold gutsy strategy was sometime up...

The time for bold gutsy strategy was sometime up to about stage 10. Now it's time to consolidate gains and get to the finish.

I wonder if HRC is hiring race strategists :D
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
until it's on the site or one of the reputable...

until it's on the site or one of the reputable media outlets covering the race confirms, I'm going to file this in the "rumor" folder.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Surely you're mistaken, these good, honest,...

Surely you're mistaken, these good, honest, sporting boys would never do such a thing. :deal



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Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
+1 on another source?

+1 on another source?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,245
Views: 783,202
Posted By homerj
Source? We've all speculated that MC might move...

Source? We've all speculated that MC might move to 4 wheels, possibly next year, but has that been confirmed?
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