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Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,221
Posted By JBSmith
Well, I guess you're right. Because if there's...

Well, I guess you're right. Because if there's anything I've learned in the last 15 or 20 years it's that big multinationals and wealthy individuals always do the smart thing and they're too big to...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,221
Posted By JBSmith
"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: Racing 01-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,221
Posted By JBSmith
“Instead, a real revolution is called for, with...

“Instead, a real revolution is called for, with significant and radical changes. By that I mean more power, higher speeds, not necessarily involving the use of more fuel, but definitely applying a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 29,061
Posted By JBSmith
Hmm. Not sure about that. In 1978 I had a Ducati...

Hmm. Not sure about that. In 1978 I had a Ducati Darmah SS that quickly grew tiresome for the very reasons that prompted me to buy it in the first place. Sold it and got a Yamaha XS7502D that I rode...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,221
Posted By JBSmith
What does it say about me that the first thing...

What does it say about me that the first thing this made me think of is some drunk nitwit getting curious to see what happens if you drop a beer can on an F1 car going by at 100?
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,221
Posted By JBSmith
Is it naive of me to wonder why such...

Is it naive of me to wonder why such sophisticated cars can't be adjusted so they suit the teammates' different driving styles? Does the initial layout carve that in stone?
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,460
Posted By JBSmith
Cool. I've heard a lot of Bob stories, some...

Cool. I've heard a lot of Bob stories, some straight from Bob, and they're all well worth listening to.

By the way, great video.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,460
Posted By JBSmith
The guys Bob rode with were mightily impressed...

The guys Bob rode with were mightily impressed that such an "old guy" even tried to do the Deadhorse run. I wonder if Bob ever mentioned to them that he'd ridden that same Nighthawk across Siberia.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-28-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,488
Posted By JBSmith
It sure is. I had the SS version of the Darmah,...

It sure is. I had the SS version of the Darmah, and I had to give the chassis at least a day's advance notice to get it to go around corners.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8,346
Views: 3,326,812
Posted By JBSmith
That's a CT-2, right? I was working as a set-up...

That's a CT-2, right? I was working as a set-up guy in a Yamaha shop when those came out. I must have uncrated dozens of them. Great little scoots.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,448
Posted By JBSmith
I don't require empirical data to convince me...

I don't require empirical data to convince me group riding is dangerous. If you and 20 or so of your buddies were all driving your cars to the same place at the same time, would you bunch up, almost...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Well, there goes the weekend...

Well, there goes the weekend...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,247
Posted By JBSmith
Mine had lowered pegs and bar risers. Still too...

Mine had lowered pegs and bar risers. Still too extreme for me. I'm a little worse for wear after all these years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 374,888
Posted By JBSmith
Should have stuck with reindeer.

Should have stuck with reindeer.
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Is it me, or has anyone else noticed Alonso looks...

Is it me, or has anyone else noticed Alonso looks a lot like Adam Goldberg now?
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Or blocking the pit lane so your teammate can't...

Or blocking the pit lane so your teammate can't get out to qualify (Alonso)?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,106
Posted By JBSmith
You initiate turning by pushing/pulling the...

You initiate turning by pushing/pulling the handlebar. You become accustomed to using a certain amount of force to do this. When you widen the bar, that force is applied to a longer lever over the...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
So, how do we think this shakes out? Alonso goes...

So, how do we think this shakes out? Alonso goes gonzo, leaves Button in the dust? Or the genial Button's rapport with McLaren sends prima donna Fernando stomping away muttering to himself?
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,247
Posted By JBSmith
Some years ago I was having back problems and...

Some years ago I was having back problems and could no longer get comfortable on my 650 V-Strom; I was good for maybe 50 miles a day then I had to rest for a few days. I figured if I was able to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,106
Posted By JBSmith
I've messed with the bar height, width, and...

I've messed with the bar height, width, and pullback on at least half a dozen bikes to accommodate back problems. Sounds to me like the wider bar, placed farther back, gives you more leverage at the...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Better not let Bernie know they have a sense of...

Better not let Bernie know they have a sense of humor. He'll give 'em a 10 grin spot penalty.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,050
Posted By JBSmith
First time I saw a sign that said "Motorcycles...

First time I saw a sign that said "Motorcycles Use Extreme Caution" I thought, "Yes, we do."
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
The same could have been said about the captain...

The same could have been said about the captain of the Titanic right before...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Former Red Bull driver test-drives used Ferrari....

Former Red Bull driver test-drives used Ferrari. "Um, do you have anything faster?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeBx7VsnKpY
Forum: Racing 11-29-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
And yet again, Fernando was denied a happy ending.

And yet again, Fernando was denied a happy ending.
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Changes...

FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Changes to the F1 Regulations for 2015 have been agreed by the WMSC.

The last date at which the sporting and technical regulations can be changed without...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
There was talk early in this season that...

There was talk early in this season that Mercedes' chief advantage was the layout of its turbocharger. Do you figure everyone will hit the grid in '15 with a similar layout? Will it make any...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Seb's going to Ferrari. He'll get used to...

Seb's going to Ferrari. He'll get used to starting there.
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Y'know, I never thought of it that way. But now...

Y'know, I never thought of it that way. But now that I have...:fpalm

Shit.
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Probably old news to the old hands here but it...

Probably old news to the old hands here but it cleared up a few things for me.

http://jalopnik.com/how-formula-one-actually-works-a-guide-for-confused-am-1661109693

"F1 is a villainous...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Not sure how everyone feels about Will Buxton,...

Not sure how everyone feels about Will Buxton, but he has a couple of longish posts on his blog, one about Lewis, the other about Nico, that could be worth the time to read them. I admit I've just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 851,082
Posted By JBSmith
Hey, anybody know if that cat is still up for...

Hey, anybody know if that cat is still up for adoption?
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
I got involved in dirt track in the 1970s. I...

I got involved in dirt track in the 1970s. I watched H-D, Yamaha, BSA, and Triumph (and the occasional Kanemoto-tuned Kawasaki) duking it out. H-D had a slight edge (owing to its name pretty much...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
If Kimi wants a challenge in a car he hasn't...

If Kimi wants a challenge in a car he hasn't mastered yet he can stay in F1 and try to put a Ferrari on the podium.
Forum: Racing 11-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
What's the problem with killing it right now,...

What's the problem with killing it right now, before the last race of the season? Doesn't everybody hate the idea anyway?
Forum: Racing 11-04-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
The mute button is your friend. I know it's mine.

The mute button is your friend. I know it's mine.
Forum: Racing 11-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
I'm not worried too much. Any man capable of...

I'm not worried too much. Any man capable of admitting that F1 is broken, and that it's his fault, and that he doesn't know how to fix it, is entirely capable of waking up one morning and saying,...
Forum: Racing 11-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
I wouldn't say that. Some good wheel-to-wheel...

I wouldn't say that. Some good wheel-to-wheel stuff in the middle of the pack to make up for the near certainty of a M-B win. Some guys whose seats are uncertain for next year put on a good show. I'm...
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 233,579
Posted By JBSmith
Vettel said yesterday that he's likely to sit out...

Vettel said yesterday that he's likely to sit out quali altogether since he has to start in pit lane anyway after exceeding his power unit limit for the season and installing a sixth before the race....
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 29,061
Posted By JBSmith
Sorry, no pics of me with the bike. FYI I'm...

Sorry, no pics of me with the bike. FYI I'm pretty far from the hipster profile. I've been riding since 1968, when a Bonneville was a big bike, and although I have a beard, it's white and not a...
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