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Forum: Racing 07-04-2015, 08:58 PM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
My guess is not getting re-signed by Ferrari for...

My guess is not getting re-signed by Ferrari for next year is less to his liking.
Forum: Racing 07-02-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
The Iceman cracketh: ...

The Iceman cracketh:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/33370771
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Executive summary of the GPDA poll can be...

Executive summary of the GPDA poll can be downloaded here:

http://gpda.motorsport.com/
Forum: Racing 07-01-2015, 08:38 AM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
The results are in. A brief synopsis: ...

The results are in. A brief synopsis:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/33351824
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By JBSmith
Agree on LD Comforts. My "man bits" stay...

Agree on LD Comforts. My "man bits" stay comfortable much longer in these than anything else I've tried. As a bonus, Mario, the owner of LDC, is himself a hardcore long-distance rider, as well as a...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Only thing funnier would be Christian Horner with...

Only thing funnier would be Christian Horner with dark glasses and a hat pulled down over his eyes sneaking into the Honda factory.
Forum: Racing 06-21-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
What do you suppose happened to the enthusiasm he...

What do you suppose happened to the enthusiasm he showed in his Lotus days? I recall some pretty spirited drives back then.
Forum: Racing 06-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Or perhaps a strategic move. Note that Massa goes...

Or perhaps a strategic move. Note that Massa goes out on track with what looks like a flat spot on the left front.
Forum: Racing 06-19-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
...and how sometimes they get knocked off and the...

...and how sometimes they get knocked off and the lap times stay the same.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2015, 11:40 AM
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Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By JBSmith
2012 Bonneville, nicely farkeled. Pics and info a...

2012 Bonneville, nicely farkeled. Pics and info a click away.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1073605
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 96,455
Posted By JBSmith
Sad to say it's time for me to part with all...

Sad to say it's time for me to part with all things Bonneville.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1073605
Forum: Racing 06-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
He's right about characters. Part of the problem...

He's right about characters. Part of the problem is the muzzle teams and sponsors put on drivers. Kimi says, "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing," and everyone loses their shit and prints...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2015, 07:08 PM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
I think F1 might be past the point where that...

I think F1 might be past the point where that would help. Some drivers get pissy if the pits talk to them on the radio while they're in corners. To me that says they're close to maxed out on the...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Some drivers are already complaining about all...

Some drivers are already complaining about all the controls on the steering wheel and the multiplicity of tasks they have to perform while racing. Didn't jet-fighter design go through a similar phase...
Forum: Racing 06-15-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
I wouldn't object if radios went away; it would...

I wouldn't object if radios went away; it would make the driver more responsible for the condition of the car and tires. With all the engineers back at the factory monitoring the health of individual...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2015, 10:18 AM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
This puzzles me; if that's the case why even have...

This puzzles me; if that's the case why even have the race? Pack up and go home after qualifying, and save everyone a lot of time and money.

The entire time I roadraced in the AMA, the most fun I...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2015, 02:39 PM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Gotta say the issues are close to turning me...

Gotta say the issues are close to turning me away. Used to be I'd get up on race morning, make sure the DVD was through recording the race, and then sit down to watch it--no internet beforehand to...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 07:58 PM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
I think the answer was "old fuck"...

I think the answer was "old fuck"...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 06:42 PM
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Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
On further reflection I might have been too...

On further reflection I might have been too harsh.

Bernie has hiked the price of tickets so high that fewer fans can afford to go to the races, reducing the amount of fossil fuel they'd otherwise...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
:rofl Sorry, I always get a kick out of...

:rofl

Sorry, I always get a kick out of that.:D
Forum: Racing 06-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
From...

From http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/33043900:

"Sauber's Felipe Nasr is 7.5 seconds back," Alonso was told. "We must save fuel. We must target zero."

"I don't want, I don't want," came the...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Almost manically so, I thought, like a prisoner...

Almost manically so, I thought, like a prisoner who's just been told the hangman has lost his rope, and can we put off this unpleasantness to another day?
Forum: Racing 06-07-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
And possibly the only spectator who didn't think...

And possibly the only spectator who didn't think the race was a snooze.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
If he's like me the pall of cognitive dissonance...

If he's like me the pall of cognitive dissonance hanging over F1 is becoming too much of a strain to endure.

Might be for Alonso, too, who suffered a rare (and damned refreshing) fit of honesty on...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
"Lift and coast...lift and coast...lift...

"Lift and coast...lift and coast...lift andZZZZZZzzzzzzz..."
Forum: Racing 06-06-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Fewer computers and gimmicks, and more of this,...

Fewer computers and gimmicks, and more of this, please.
Forum: Racing 06-04-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Must be related to the Andrettis...

Must be related to the Andrettis...
Forum: Racing 06-01-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Apparently the name Maldonado derives from the...

Apparently the name Maldonado derives from the Spanish "mal donado" meaning "ill favored." Hmm...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=531&v=V9GtxYrMQcI
Forum: Racing 06-01-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Bite me.:dog

Bite me.:dog
Forum: Racing 05-31-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Crash in first clip was "absolutely massive!" (TM...

Crash in first clip was "absolutely massive!" (TM Steve Matchett).

Fuck me. Is this egregious overuse of superlatives spreading, or has it always been there and I'm just noticing it more often?
Forum: Racing 05-30-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
It's telling that even with the insanely complex...

It's telling that even with the insanely complex cars, and the banks of computers and hundreds of engineers at the factory monitoring the car in real time, M-B still screwed the pooch at Monaco....
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
A little more insight into the Monaco thing. ...

A little more insight into the Monaco thing.

http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/mercedes-apologizes-to-lewis-hamilton-says-theres-no-t-1706910098
Forum: Racing 05-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Years ago I read an article describing the...

Years ago I read an article describing the personalities and characteristics that make a good driver, based on some sort of psychological testing. In general, race drivers are awful people, exactly...
Forum: Racing 05-24-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
The particular DVR makes a difference, too. I can...

The particular DVR makes a difference, too. I can set mine to record all F1 programs--practice qualifying, and the race--shown on all of the channels I get, whenever they air. Most race days I get...
Forum: Racing 05-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Really. Look at what Alonso is driving; hasn't he...

Really. Look at what Alonso is driving; hasn't he already been penalized enough?
Forum: Racing 05-24-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Could be that with four WDCs under his belt, and...

Could be that with four WDCs under his belt, and several great finishes with a team he's always wanted to drive for, and from which no one really expected much, he's just having a good time.
Forum: Racing 05-23-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
It is indeed. It's usually a boring race, too,...

It is indeed. It's usually a boring race, too, but at least a boring race through impossibly tight streets lined with flowers and shops and other colorful distractions beats the hell out of a boring...
Forum: Racing 05-22-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
It really is, but it leaves out one important...

It really is, but it leaves out one important question:

"On a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree, do you honestly think anyone in F1 management (a) gives a crap...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Slower pit stops and more fires?

Slower pit stops and more fires?
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 113,286
Posted By JBSmith
Doesn't Ferrari get an additional payout just for...

Doesn't Ferrari get an additional payout just for showing up and being Ferrari, no matter how they finish?
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