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Old 08-13-2014, 09:34 PM   #121
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I heard the deal with sri is they had fuel cut cuz the guy was beating on the car to much. the captain dude was pissed cuz they might have won it if they didn't have to pit with fifteen mins to go
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I heard the deal with sri is they had fuel cut cuz the guy was beating on the car to much. the captain dude was pissed cuz they might have won it if they didn't have to pit with fifteen mins to go
sounds about right. They could have turned the pace down a good 10-15 seconds a lap and still got by fine. They were definitely ahead about 1.5-1.75 laps.
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I don't doubt that for a minute, nor am I questioning it. I just find it curious that the Simon's guys find that the rear and side windows are worth the $30+ in TCV, while it seems most chumps don't think it worthwhile.

Clearly the Simon Says guys are doing some things right!

I'm genuinely just curious how many sq/ft of plastic they needed to make their windows.
I'm not going to give numbers, but the lexan makes the car significantly faster. One of the Simon drivers is also pretty sensitive to fumes and it helps with that as well.
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Free the Lexan!!!.....wait it makes the car faster?

Better not tell anyone on the Chumpcar forums...
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I can imagine that; better areo.

btw the better pics it took from the event are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/806071...7646321786586/
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I can imagine that; better areo.

btw the better pics it took from the event are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/806071...7646321786586/
Should I be concerned that this was in that set of Flickr pictures?

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You should be concerned, yes.

There's only one naked man in that set, and he's not that buff.
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You should be concerned, yes.

There's only one naked man in that set, and he's not that buff.
I wasn't flexing. No fair!
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I can imagine that; better areo.

btw the better pics it took from the event are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/806071...7646321786586/
These are all brilliant. I like how wide open you shoot most of the time, looks great.

(fuji come out with your super tele already god damn it)
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Yeah I like shooting at f/4 or wider. I'll stop-down when I need more DOF. My equipment is fantastic and just making me look better than I am.

I wish I took more around the pits/paddock.

It felt so weird shooting your Fuji, I kept wanting to use the viewfinder and hold it like my 5lb setup. Seems like a really nice camera though, felt very well built. How's the pictures out of it? where's yours?

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The viewfinder works pretty damn well, it's a little slow compared to the newer ones, though. I didn't break out the camera until after we had won and the team wanted some pictures of us on the podium. If you want some pictures that I've taken, I can link you after I get home from work. With the rain and having to sling fuel, I wasn't really too keen on shooting.

That said, if the scooter didn't break down (and had a working headlamp), I probably would have goofed off later... but it broke down. Next year I'll be more vigilant.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:02 PM   #133
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Semi-auto, 0 down 4 up, 90ccs of fury, crappy 6V electronics:

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I saw that there. Reminding me a lot of my Grandpa's. But I remember his having a bigger tank.


Is it two-cycle? we were looking for oil for our little scooter.
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We used to ride those as kids at my Grandpa's place in NM, the 49cc ones too which were a little more robust. 2-stroke mosquito foggers. Dug one out of storage a few years back and started restoring it and hope to have it out for the Corvette Museum race



He also had one of these, it was 2 wheel drive and an absolute beast. Would only go 35 but that's pretty fast running up the sand ravines out in the desert

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It's a Honda horizontal 4-stroke single cylinder. I had a 1981 Honda Passport during college and it was a freaking blast to ride around town: 72cc, semi-auto, 0 down 3 up.

There were either 3 or 4 Honda Groms going around and I had some pretty bad ideas about grabbing one to goof off around town and to commute into work. This probably didn't help:
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one of our drivers asked one of the guys on the groms to try it out. he said it was awsome.
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one of our drivers asked one of the guys on the groms to try it out. he said it was awsome.
I let that one skinny guy in the pictures ride my black grom. the grom is fun dude. being from mostly flat florida, the rides to town were a hoot. my buddy had his green one there so we were drafting back and forth laughing our asses off
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I let that one skinny guy in the pictures ride my black grom. the grom is fun dude. being from mostly flat florida, the rides to town were a hoot. my buddy had his green one there so we were drafting back and forth laughing our asses off
I was the guy in the green shirt gawking at them nonstop. I should have asked for a ride since I'm a huge sucker for underpowered motorcycles with just enough power to do the speed limit.

I don't care if I can buy two second-hand Ninjas for the price of one new Grom, I want the Grom.

(this thread is now about single cylinder Hondas)
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When I was working with the Honda road race team we asked Honda Powersports corporate for a couple Groms to use as pit-bikes at the Conti races.

They basically told us to get bent...
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