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Forum: Racing 10-06-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Russia is bat shit crazy with importing and...

Russia is bat shit crazy with importing and exporting. Unless some high official power trips and says 'make this happen', the only two options are to lie or bribe.

And neither of the first two...
Forum: Racing 09-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
There are some hot swappable e-bikes out there,...

There are some hot swappable e-bikes out there, but those are manageable by hand--the formula e battery pack is 200kilos. Also, I don't think any of those hot swappable packs are water cooled like...
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 105,998
Posted By bxr140
I recall an interview asking Rossi why he looks...

I recall an interview asking Rossi why he looks right in front of the bike instead of through the turn (like normal people are taught). The just of his response was "I know which way the track goes,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,316,566
Posted By bxr140
'Sky high' stress is subjective and in direct...

'Sky high' stress is subjective and in direct contradiction to the suggestion that 20-50+% gains in torque is 'modest'. Also, piston acceleration doesn't change for a big bore, only a stroker.
Forum: Racing 06-27-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Love that turbos are back, love the evolution of...

Love that turbos are back, love the evolution of hybrid technology--both personify the essence of F1. It's always been about pushing the limits.

I only wish there weren't so many restrictions...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
I believe its appropriate to capitalize the M. ...

I believe its appropriate to capitalize the M.

:deal
Forum: Racing 05-13-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Bubb Rubb? Oldie but goodie. I'll link the...

Bubb Rubb?

Oldie but goodie. I'll link the short version to support your effort in retaining brain cells.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kSgYtmCnyYw
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,316,566
Posted By bxr140
Yep. Just take the long way home.

Yep.

Just take the long way home.
Forum: Racing 04-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,843
Posted By bxr140
T11 is the worst turn on the track. It really...

T11 is the worst turn on the track. It really disrupts the flow, admittedly providing an exciting passing zone. The corkscrew also isn't as exciting as it might seem...assuming one doesn't take the...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Zeros = orders of magnitude, in this case...

Zeros = orders of magnitude, in this case fiancial. It means that I disagree with 'indisputable'. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,316,566
Posted By bxr140
Secondary effect...often narrower tires are also...

Secondary effect...often narrower tires are also shorter.
Just like narrower tires are often lighter.

Neither are binary rules, but they are 'all else equal' trends.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,316,566
Posted By bxr140
And effectively lowers the gearing, and cuts...

And effectively lowers the gearing, and cuts through mud better...and often has a profile that provides better traction when cranked over.

Cheaper, better acceleration, more efficient suspension...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
No, I just have a more cynical/realistic opinion...

No, I just have a more cynical/realistic opinion on The Power of Zeros. :norton
Forum: Racing 04-04-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Now, I certainly admit that my supposition is no...

Now, I certainly admit that my supposition is no more valid than your supposition, but I'm suggesting that because the fans are multiple steps removed from the hands that pass the money to Bernie,...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Two things.. 1. The actions above are that...

Two things..

1. The actions above are that of a fair weather fan--the sound alone (or lack thereof) is not enough to drive a true F1 fan away. Real F1 fans put up with all sorts of crazy rule...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
Fair point, but this anecdote supports the exact...

Fair point, but this anecdote supports the exact opposite as well: Few may have welcomed the introduction of paddle shifters (as is often the case with change...), but most can barely muster a...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
That a pretty binary perspective. Nothing in...

That a pretty binary perspective.

Nothing in this world is perfect and certainly the noise of 2014 leaves something to be desired for most, but F1 is definitely gong in the right direction with...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,859
Views: 217,261
Posted By bxr140
No, you just turned on the wrong teevee channel. ...

No, you just turned on the wrong teevee channel. Check your local listings for the next NASCAR race. There's one almost every weekend.
Forum: Racing 03-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
No, it will still be in the offices and on the...

No, it will still be in the offices and on the ledgers, the adv forum talking points will just be slightly different.
Forum: Racing 03-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
Moto2, if they're lucky. Given the way rules...

Moto2, if they're lucky.

Given the way rules are going, that might not be out of the realm of possibility...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
Yes, but the "what if" factor doesn't compare to...

Yes, but the "what if" factor doesn't compare to the "chance of" factor.

That said, I think it's awesome that they cross train on two wheels.
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
Unless you expect them to employ a second...

Unless you expect them to employ a second production team to thwart the desires of people with a much bigger ball than you, then nothing.:1drink
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
From Dorna's perspective they're showing you the...

From Dorna's perspective they're showing you the clips you're requesting already, and keeping the big names happy.

Are there any major race series that don't follow this production logic?
Forum: Racing 02-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
That's exactly the point. Can't have it both...

That's exactly the point. Can't have it both ways--if sponsor's aren't going to get that golden moment of air time, they're not going to pony up in the first place, then this thread would be filled...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
Chill. If there was something to talk about, we...

Chill. If there was something to talk about, we would be...
Forum: Racing 01-25-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
Agreed there's no comparison, but I don't think...

Agreed there's no comparison, but I don't think anyone is trying to make that comparison. Nobody is saying he was right there with the aliens.

That said, just as its easy to look past a 8th place...
Forum: Racing 01-25-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
I see it a different way. I don't see mourning...

I see it a different way. I don't see mourning for Simo's talent as much as I see mourning for his potential, both as a racer and as a much needed personality in The Show.

Stoner didn't exactly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 278,834
Posted By bxr140
Considering modern engine design and...

Considering modern engine design and manufacturing standards, this notion is little more than an old wives tale.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 241,904
Posted By bxr140
BS. If it was the second to last corner, yeah,...

BS. If it was the second to last corner, yeah, nurse it...but he stacked with 5 to go. At best he would have been passed by everyone on the track, at great risk to him (and thus his chance at...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 241,904
Posted By bxr140
His contract probably has a small clause for...

His contract probably has a small clause for DNFs. About 20 sections below the BIG clause for winning the championship.

His decision maximized his points and his chance at the title. That's...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 241,904
Posted By bxr140
I still don't know why Jeff Alessi is holding a...

I still don't know why Jeff Alessi is holding a giant dildo. :huh

:wink:
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 241,904
Posted By bxr140
Uhh, he got four points. The same four points he...

Uhh, he got four points. The same four points he would have got after being passed by the rest of the field.

Walking away was the smartest choice for his bid at the title and thus the best was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 278,834
Posted By bxr140
Do you realize you're describing two completely...

Do you realize you're describing two completely different groups of people?

Yes, there are people in the US that would love to see the bike hit the market. Just like in other consumer markets,...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 72,693
Posted By bxr140
Following what Sparrowhawk is saying, what is the...

Following what Sparrowhawk is saying, what is the cost of a year long commitment to a Dakar program? Would prize money even offset a proper development program?

On the other side of the coin, he...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 179,043
Posted By bxr140
Aerial navigation? I like it. But...hogwild...

Aerial navigation? I like it.

But...hogwild will need to clarify regulations with respect to flying over waypoints. We don't want to spoil the inaugural event with Altitude-gate, after all:
...
Forum: Racing 12-28-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 179,043
Posted By bxr140
It only looks like 10,500 to me. :1drink

It only looks like 10,500 to me. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,316,566
Posted By bxr140
Umm, check the racing forum. :deal Its one...

Umm, check the racing forum. :deal

Its one of, if not the best outlets anywhere--like, anywhere in the world--for Dakar news and tacking. There's always at least a couple inmates competing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 46,420
Views: 9,316,566
Posted By bxr140
I'm gonna go with 10k. :norton

I'm gonna go with 10k. :norton
Forum: Racing 12-20-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
I suppose...perhaps we're just saying the same...

I suppose...perhaps we're just saying the same thing from different direction, but what I'm seeing is just the ebb and flow of the quantity of competitive bikes.

In 02 is was basically all...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,070
Posted By bxr140
With only a few exceptions, hasn't that pretty...

With only a few exceptions, hasn't that pretty much always been the case?
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