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Forum: Racing 07-03-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
Reported declines in viewership, aging...

Reported declines in viewership, aging demographic of viewers, lack of comprehensive online presence by F1 Rights Holders (Bernie).

And the only owners making money are Bernie and the venture...
Forum: Racing 07-02-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
Motorsport Magazine has a petition for change...

Motorsport Magazine has a petition for change (http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/a-formula-1-revolution/) in F1.

Some seems pie in the sky, some seems feasible or even sensible.
Forum: Racing 06-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
That sounds like quite a bit of mass out at the...

That sounds like quite a bit of mass out at the end of the suspension arms, but it wouldn't surprise me. They are after all trying to seek an advantage from blown wheel nuts.

But the 1:1 brake...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
I sure don't miss it, but I think it's just been...

I sure don't miss it, but I think it's just been overshadowed by the engine situation. As the engines settle out I fear it will come back.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,749
Posted By homerj
I've had that cooling system apart more times...

I've had that cooling system apart more times than I can count and I never did the front end in the air non-sense. Just bleed the air out of the bleeder ports and ran it until it got warm. Then I'd...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
Seems like a much more honest way to "improve the...

Seems like a much more honest way to "improve the show" when compared to DRS, dragging a spark block on the track, or the tire situation
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T6pNb5kAoXw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This is why there's no refuling and likely won't ever be refueling in F1 again....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,749
Posted By homerj
That sounds a bit like the water pump oil...

That sounds a bit like the water pump oil contamination.

The fairing bolts: I didn't like loctite on those because A) the medium and high strength is too high and the vibrations will pulverize the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,098
Posted By homerj
What a dolt

What a dolt
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
That would also be cool but I think for it work...

That would also be cool but I think for it work it would require a spec fuel which F1 doesn't have. RBR was saying that Total was bringing a new fuel to Austria good for another 10hp :huh. But yeah,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,749
Posted By homerj
The Scotts filter can hide a failing water pump...

The Scotts filter can hide a failing water pump so some argue against their use. On the other hand, a swollen paper filter can impede adequate oil flow which is why some argue against paper. The best...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
The engine formula is a result of the...

The engine formula is a result of the manufacturer's demand for something at least partially relevant to their main business. N/A V8's simply were not, turbos and hybrid (and especially the control...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
So this is Nico's first beating of Hamilton in on...

So this is Nico's first beating of Hamilton in on track performance (Australia Hamilton had to retire) this season, on a specialist track. I'm not sure Nico has gotten into Hamilton's kitchen just...
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
We can only hope. If this did turn out to be...

We can only hope. If this did turn out to be true, who is the Lotus 3rd driver? Pic?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14,160
Views: 1,035,339
Posted By homerj
Each one of us has to answer this question for...

Each one of us has to answer this question for themselves, but I do it for two reasons: the exhilaration of speed, the sensation that comes from total focus. All the BS in my life goes out the window...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14,160
Views: 1,035,339
Posted By homerj
Real bummer. For a complete ACL tear and...

Real bummer.

For a complete ACL tear and two gnarly meniscus tears (one on each meniscus pad: bucket handle flap and another ugly tear) I was in a straight brace (except for PT) for 6 weeks. Then...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 39,899
Posted By homerj
Hey Mike, I was just talking to someone about...

Hey Mike,
I was just talking to someone about Strava (a fitness board where users can post their GPS verified times to complete a trail).

It would be cool if some future revision of RN could do...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
I think the second round of the European season...

I think the second round of the European season will see a McLaren resurgence if one is going to happen. Their problem is on the chassis (w.in their control), as opposed to the Renault teams whose...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
I think a high cost of entry will be easier to...

I think a high cost of entry will be easier to swallow with the new formula since a great deal more of what they learn will be transferable to their road cars. Currently Honda is getting their heads...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
I was more commenting on the fact that RBR aren't...

I was more commenting on the fact that RBR aren't the infallible pit stop god's the NBCSN commentators make them out to be.
Forum: Racing 04-07-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 100,394
Posted By homerj
They need testing data too much. They'll just...

They need testing data too much. They'll just keep pooching Riciardo's pit stops :rofl

I kept hearing about how "un Red Bull" to mess up a pit stop. Am I wrong in remembering RBR commonly having...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
and unlike Rubby, I somehow suspect that Peugeot...

and unlike Rubby, I somehow suspect that Peugeot is working flat out to develop their car and have a race ready example at the start of the 2015. I doubt they take the top step of the podium w.o...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
Could be his contract w. Mini is still active and...

Could be his contract w. Mini is still active and he can't officially state he's on board. I'd be really surprised if there's no Peterhansel on this team
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
There are a handful of competitors who've jumped...

There are a handful of competitors who've jumped from bikes to cars successfully. Stephan Peterhansel, Nani Roma (well sorta), Jutta Kleindschmidt have all switched and won.

At a certain point I...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
I know he was living in North Africa at some...

I know he was living in North Africa at some point, but his official nationality on last year's entry (http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2014/us/rider/rider-list-bikes.html) is "FRA"

22
DUCLOS ALAIN...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
That's a little uncharitable. This seems like a...

That's a little uncharitable. This seems like a more opportunistic move to get in on the ground floor on a team that will pour a ton of money to become a Dakar powerhouse in upcoming years. Look at...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
I'm just not seeing this as Earth shattering (not...

I'm just not seeing this as Earth shattering (not saying that I saw it coming either). But think of this from his perspective as sports businessman: CdP certainly had fewer moto Dakars in front of...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
I bet it's Alain Duclos. He's fast, he's French,...

I bet it's Alain Duclos. He's fast, he's French, and I doubt Sherco can complete with Yamaha's money or logistics. Duclos' best chance of standing atop the podium is on a blue bike (No way KTM lets...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By homerj
I've ridden out to Hole in the Rock. A DR650 and...

I've ridden out to Hole in the Rock. A DR650 and KTM 950 will be fine on the W side of Hole in the Rock. I doubt the east side would be enjoyable at your skill level on a 100 trials bike, on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By homerj
a quick update: A) Not only was the ACL...

a quick update:

A) Not only was the ACL totally gone, but the medial and lateral meniscus both had extensive damage that did not appear on the MRI. Bottom line, if you think your knee is FUBAR, it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,773
Posted By homerj
no joke. I had ACL reconstruction three weeks...

no joke. I had ACL reconstruction three weeks ago, but starting at about 1.5 weeks my quad looked like it had Chronic Wasting Disease and shrinking rapidly. 3 more weeks until I'm out of the brace...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
For my part, it's not hostility towards JBB, but...

For my part, it's not hostility towards JBB, but I am boggled by his Sprint race decision making in a multi week endurance event. I find it fascinating.
Forum: Racing 02-24-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
Other than not hiring him in the first place, how...

Other than not hiring him in the first place, how do you keep JBB's error from happening? We've been told by inmates who were present, that HRC mgmt kept telling him to conserve and consolidate, and...
Forum: Racing 01-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,555
Posted By homerj
oh wow, i bet that country is a blast on an LC8...

oh wow, i bet that country is a blast on an LC8 :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-21-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 795,492
Posted By homerj
this :deal ignore is your friend in these...

this :deal
ignore is your friend in these instances
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 795,492
Posted By homerj
I doubt it's that black and white. Peterhansel is...

I doubt it's that black and white. Peterhansel is essentially the Sebastian Vettel of Dakar. I bet if Peterhansel ignores team orders and lays into Nani Roma there will be some sound and fury all...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 795,492
Posted By homerj
wouldn't a KLR rider try to make shocks out of...

wouldn't a KLR rider try to make shocks out of black iron pipe you get at the hardware store?
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 795,492
Posted By homerj
Given the size of that team and their bottomless...

Given the size of that team and their bottomless pit of cash, they are almost certainly doing an oil analysis as well as dropping a fiber optic camera into the head and looking for damage every night...
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