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Forum: Racing Today, 09:23 PM
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Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
That story also contains a link to this, which is...

That story also contains a link to this, which is interesting, too:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/time-for-a-formula-1-revolution/
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
This is one of those stupid rules that's...

This is one of those stupid rules that's impossible to enforce. Watch a baseball game sometime. The coaches at first and third can tell the batter what's going on and what to do using only gestures....
Forum: Racing 09-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
It comes off like the laugh track of a TV...

It comes off like the laugh track of a TV show--insulting to the viewer. "It's exciting! Really! Hear the music? That proves it!" Because I wouldn't know otherwise, would I?

FU, whoever came up...
Forum: Racing 09-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
I'm pretty sure that was put there by Fox to gin...

I'm pretty sure that was put there by Fox to gin up the race a bit. They usually go into commercial breaks with a bit of music (and I use the term loosely); it's my cue to reach for the remote and...
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Exactly how naive of me was to think they'd have...

Exactly how naive of me was to think they'd have a way to change batteries in pit lane rather than switching to another entire car? What if you bend up your first car right before you were going to...
Forum: Racing 08-28-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
The Nico/Lewis dust-up puts me in mind of what...

The Nico/Lewis dust-up puts me in mind of what Casey Stoner said to Valentino Rossi at the 2011 Spanish GP: "Obviously your ambition outweighed your talent."

Probably equally applicable to either...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,837
Posted By JBSmith
That, right there. Truth. Sixty-two-year old...

That, right there. Truth.

Sixty-two-year old guy here, riding since 1968. A couple of bad crashes, one on the track on a bike (1986), the other on the street in a car (2006), the consequences of...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,704
Posted By JBSmith
Color me lucky. While the DVR was recording the...

Color me lucky. While the DVR was recording the race, I was noodling around here. I saw the URL for a streaming site and checked it out. Worked great, Julian and Toby on the mics, so I kept watching....
Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Agreed. Hamilton's fiercest rival is neither...

Agreed. Hamilton's fiercest rival is neither Rosberg nor Vettel, it's his own emotional immaturity. He collapses like a cheap card table at the first sign of adversity and goes into full diva mode....
Forum: Racing 07-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
10-4. Serve them all right if Jenson buttoned up...

10-4. Serve them all right if Jenson buttoned up the win.
Forum: Racing 06-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
A good race, especially the last 10 laps, which...

A good race, especially the last 10 laps, which were pretty exciting despite the MSNBC monkeys yelling as loudly as they could, and overusing an entirely new set of superlatives (let's all welcome...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
How well has Kimi adapted to the new cars? They...

How well has Kimi adapted to the new cars? They seem to require a driving style that some other veteran drivers (cough*Vettel*cough) are having trouble with.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Sounds more like something Kimi would be saying...

Sounds more like something Kimi would be saying to Ferrari right about now.
Forum: Racing 05-25-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
And now, the Overused Adverbs Council of America...

And now, the Overused Adverbs Council of America presents “Breakfast With The MSNBC F1 Team”

(Scene opens on a Sunday morning, in a restaurant near the track. Leigh Diffey enters restaurant where...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9,885
Views: 2,065,181
Posted By JBSmith
"Womens Bike"

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/mcy/4455182622.html

"1994 SOFT TAIL CUSTOM WOMENS BIKE. ALWAYS GARAGED, GOOD TIRES, 16K ORIGINAL MILES, CUTE LEATHER BAGS,WINDSHIELD, RUNS GREAT, STOCK ENGINE, 2...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Anybody else hear that whining sound coming from...

Anybody else hear that whining sound coming from Vettel's car?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,861
Posted By JBSmith
Will Hardin, I think...

Will Hardin, I think...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Here's something I wondered about. I thought the...

Here's something I wondered about. I thought the red lights on the back of the cars were rain lights, but they kept flashing during this obviously dry race. Can anyone clue me in?
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Agreed. Very tactless of Red Bull to slam the...

Agreed. Very tactless of Red Bull to slam the driver they gave no end of grief during his tenure there, and utterly clueless to how it sounds coming from a team whose fortunes have reversed, and...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
He was being interviewed by Sherlock and was...

He was being interviewed by Sherlock and was afraid he'd deduce how Red Bull won those four titles.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
We're two races into the season and after...

We're two races into the season and after watching both rounds on TV I have to say I couldn't care less about the difference in sound. In fact, I like the new sound better because I can hear other...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 2,374,003
Posted By JBSmith
If this is your first post, I suggest your second...

If this is your first post, I suggest your second one should be a ride report about this journey.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By JBSmith
A few more questions, if I can impose further on...

A few more questions, if I can impose further on the Aprilia experts...

The bike in question is a 2000 Pegaso 650. I think this is the same engine used in the BMW F650 of the same year, at least...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By JBSmith
That's the one, thanks.:clap

That's the one, thanks.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By JBSmith
Aprilia Pegaso engine rebuild thread?

Calling Pegaso owners...

I've worn out ADV's search function looking for a thread I once saw here (or somewhere on ADV) in which the poster rebuilt a Pegaso 650 engine. In the process he pointed...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Disqualification explained in more detail: ...

Disqualification explained in more detail:

http://jalopnik.com/why-daniel-ricciardo-was-disqualified-from-the-australi-1544920287
Forum: Racing 03-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 134,514
Posted By JBSmith
Based on Seb's qualifying it looks like Red Bull...

Based on Seb's qualifying it looks like Red Bull gave him what was supposed to be Webber's car.
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,437
Views: 2,374,003
Posted By JBSmith
These look too big and too high off the ground to...

These look too big and too high off the ground to be pure road-racing hacks. If they had lights I could see riding them on the street. It seems to be a staged pic, too, given where the camera is, and...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By JBSmith
Thanks, guys. (BTW, RedMenace, egress and ingress...

Thanks, guys. (BTW, RedMenace, egress and ingress won't be a problem for my dog.:D)
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By JBSmith
Hack ID, please

Go here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=325016

and check out post #2. Can anyone ID that hack, please?

I PMed the poster but haven't gotten a reply. I don't think he's been on...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By JBSmith
Garth Brow was a/k/a "Gonzo" if memory serves. I...

Garth Brow was a/k/a "Gonzo" if memory serves. I almost certainly have pics of him. Before my scanner went belly-up I was digitizing a couple of thousand frames of Tri-X I shot at San Jose,...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By JBSmith
Well, there went my Sunday afternoon. I...

Well, there went my Sunday afternoon.

I lived in the San Jose area in the '70s and saw a lot of flattrack. Here are some posts from my blog that might jog a few memories loose.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 781,092
Posted By JBSmith
Every time I see a video like this it chips away...

Every time I see a video like this it chips away a little bit more at my admiration for MotoGP riders. These real-road racers are the bravest--and craziest--bastards on two wheels. The occasional...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,683
Posted By JBSmith
A big 10-4 on that. It's as if they were doing...

A big 10-4 on that. It's as if they were doing the show for third-graders with short-term memory issues. How many times did they explain DRS, the different compounds of tires, how slow pit stops cost...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 246,683
Posted By JBSmith
I agree completely with your first two points. ...

I agree completely with your first two points.

Point three, well, you have no idea how right you are. The Bonnie is the only bike I've owned in the last 30 years that finds me out in the garage...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 246,683
Posted By JBSmith
I used to ride a V-Strom. I had to avert my eyes...

I used to ride a V-Strom. I had to avert my eyes when I went out to the garage. Now I ride a Bonneville. Can't take my eyes off it. Classic, elemental, beautiful.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 146,422
Posted By JBSmith
2004 Silver Wing

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909234
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,695
Posted By JBSmith
I passed this on to some fellow former-CG...

I passed this on to some fellow former-CG staffers. Maybe one of them will be in touch about it. Braverman was before my time at the mag, but I remember reading about his projects.
Forum: Racing 07-06-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,683
Posted By JBSmith
Dammit, not available through my cable company....

Dammit, not available through my cable company. Not surprising, though, as my cable company is pretty much a guy named Dave operating out of a barn on a sheep farm.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By JBSmith
Adapt MC shocks to Silver Wing?

I've searched the SW forums, and this site, and come up with nothing. Maybe it's just crummy search fu on my part, dunno. Anyway, don't think of yourselves as my last resort, but rather as my expert...
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