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Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
I reckon you're right on all counts. Like quotes...

I reckon you're right on all counts. Like quotes taken out of context, a photo of a single instant is open to misinterpretation.

I still feel a little sorry for him. He hung in there all through...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af85/omysoul/48...

http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af85/omysoul/488_medium.jpg

I recalled this pic from earlier, and after today I looked at it again and thought, "Poor Eeeyore..."
Forum: Racing 03-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
Kimi's undisguised boredom with all the off-track...

Kimi's undisguised boredom with all the off-track PR shit drivers are forced to participate in mirrors my own.
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
Yep, you got me. That was a real knee-slapper....

Yep, you got me. That was a real knee-slapper. Can't tell you how many times I've fallen for the old "post to a blog using an F1 driver's name" gag...:huh
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
I understand you didn't answer the question.

I understand you didn't answer the question.
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
And of course we believe that's the real KR...

And of course we believe that's the real KR because...why?:evil
(signed, Jenson Button)
Forum: Racing 03-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
There must be something about the high G loads in...

There must be something about the high G loads in corners that affects drivers' short-term memory of what they've said in the recent past. Either that, or a talent for effortless hypocrisy and a...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
You got there in the end: It wasn't really sport....

You got there in the end: It wasn't really sport. They're technically dazzling cars (at least while they're running) but not particularly interesting to watch, which, ideally, sport should be. The...
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
On the basis of this race, the phrase "pinnacle...

On the basis of this race, the phrase "pinnacle of motorsport" is one syllable too long.
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
I don't think this guy's pulling it off, either.

I don't think this guy's pulling it off, either.
Forum: Racing 03-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
For those who (like me) haven't been on top of...

For those who (like me) haven't been on top of the Sauber thing since the git-go, Jalopnik has a good summary.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 51,785
Posted By JBSmith
I could barely squeeze into my friend's NA (1st...

I could barely squeeze into my friend's NA (1st gen) so I wrote off the idea of getting a Miata. Then I sat in an NB (mine's a '99) and damned if I didn't fit it pretty well. They got bigger as the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 51,785
Posted By JBSmith
Will do. (Do we know each other, or are we...

Will do.

(Do we know each other, or are we both just posters on the Miata thread?:ear)
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 456
Views: 51,785
Posted By JBSmith
Time to say goodbye...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046159
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 373,334
Posted By JBSmith
Do I want one?

A friend has an all-original XS-1 (green, drum brake--does that make it a 1970?). It's currently on the disabled list due to some kind of electrical issue.

He's the original owner but is thinking...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9,298
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,414,791
Posted By JBSmith
FS: 2012 Bonneville with lots of goodies, SW OR

Yes, a Bonneville, the hipster’s wet dream. But I’m not a hipster, I’m a beat-up old guy whose chronic back problems are forcing him to step away from riding and sell his very well-equipped 2012...
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
And they're really good at that (cue the ghost of...

And they're really good at that (cue the ghost of the 2005 USGP at Indy rattling its chains).
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
Oh Jeebus no. First pit stop, the car comes in...

Oh Jeebus no. First pit stop, the car comes in and a bunch of KLR guys lift it up onto milk crates.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8,478
Views: 3,398,411
Posted By JBSmith
I had an '82 CBX, too. I liked the 85mph speedo...

I had an '82 CBX, too. I liked the 85mph speedo because (a) I never rode it faster than that anyway and (b) it was, or seemed, more accurate since the "legal" range was spread over a much larger part...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,009
Posted By JBSmith
Apologies for the OT detour, but there's really...

Apologies for the OT detour, but there's really no such thing as a "non-smoking section" in a restaurant, which is basically one large enclosed space where air circulates unhindered. I used to...
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
Posted By JBSmith
"Leave me alone. I thought I knew what I was...

"Leave me alone. I thought I knew what I was doing."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,009
Posted By JBSmith
Years ago I was riding up the Pacific Coast...

Years ago I was riding up the Pacific Coast Highway and stopped at Morro Rock. I parked my bike about a hundred yards away and then walked to have a look-see. (Spoiler alert: it's big freakin'...
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
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, 06:43 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 51,785
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, 06:52 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
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, 08:39 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 37,760
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, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,331
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,331
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,968
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8,478
Views: 3,398,411
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,534
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 247,953
Posted By JBSmith
Well, there goes the weekend...

Well, there goes the weekend...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,614
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,682
Views: 396,808
Posted By JBSmith
Should have stuck with reindeer.

Should have stuck with reindeer.
Forum: Racing 12-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 247,953
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 247,953
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, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,400
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 247,953
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?
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