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Old 03-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #26581
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I think a big key to this discussion is Yellowwolf knows the road so well. You can be faster than alot of the riders when you know whats around every corner.
Precisely. I met a cool chick at the Nurburgring once. I was running an Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. She was running an BMW M5. We had a few laps, some fun conversation, and some jovial taunting about our vehicles and time. We eventually swapped keys. She took my Jeep and beat my ass with it. Turns out she had probably spent more time on the Ring than I had on every track I'd ever seen combined. Hell, she knew that track so well, she probably could have beat most people in a bus.

Moral of the story, knowledge goes a long way.

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Old 03-03-2014, 12:01 PM   #26582
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Turns out she had probably spent more time on the Ring than I had on every track I'd ever seen combined. Hell, she knew that track so well, she probably could have beat most people in a bus.
Was it Sabine Schmitz?
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #26583
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Was it Sabine Schmitz?
I love her. Had to say that in case she ever reads this.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:12 PM   #26584
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Was it Sabine Schmitz?
Is she the one that ran the box truck around it on top gear?
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:14 PM   #26585
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Is she the one that ran the box truck around it on top gear?
It was a transit van on the nurburgring on the top gear uk.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #26586
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It was a transit van on the nurburgring on the top gear uk.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:10 PM   #26587
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I love her. Had to say that in case she ever reads this.


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Old 03-03-2014, 06:53 PM   #26588
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Well, while we are off topic can I add that I use to go to the Nurburgring for the auto,sidecar, and motorcycle races when I was stationed in Germany from 1962-65. I worked at a missile site where we worked/slept 3 on and 3 off so I had plenty of time to travel.
My 750cc Renault R4L station wagon had room for my girl friend and me to sleep in the back if I took out the rear seat.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #26589
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Was it Sabine Schmitz?
No, but I met her too, and rode twice in her taxi.

The gal I met was from a family in the racing business. She technically wasn't a pro, but the whole family raced at some level. She was on the business end, but spent lots of time on the track for fun. Very cool lady.

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Old 03-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #26590
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the way he is constantly crawling from one side of the bike to the other doesn't look comfortable to me. I figure a rider on a bike with better lean angle than a Wing would be able to stay more planted in the seat while going faster/just as fast in the turns.
I've found the opposite to be true. Moving around on a bike helps keep the but from getting sore on long rides. Though it does give the legs a work out.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:41 PM   #26591
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Precisely. I met a cool chick at the Nurburgring once. I was running an Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. She was running an BMW M5. We had a few laps, some fun conversation, and some jovial taunting about our vehicles and time. We eventually swapped keys. She took my Jeep and beat my ass with it. Turns out she had probably spent more time on the Ring than I had on every track I'd ever seen combined. Hell, she knew that track so well, she probably could have beat most people in a bus.

Moral of the story, knowledge goes a long way.

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When I was stationed in Heidelberg Germany, I became friends with a local, that raced in the Formula Ford series. Thru that friendship, I was able to attend the MotoGP Races at Hockenheim (the year that Kevin Schwantz won it), as well as numerous Touring Car events.

My buddy had a VW Golf Turbo Diesel. One particular morning, he took me out on the track....he in his VW (with my wife in the passenger seat), and me following on my Ninja 600R.

He smoked me......I like to use the excuse that I was over careful, as he told me to be careful for the moisture still on the track (it was like 8 am), but the truth was, he knew exactly how fast he could enter each and every turn....
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:25 AM   #26592
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Back on topic with photos, please.







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Old 03-04-2014, 05:45 AM   #26593
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Looks a lot like this in WV right now.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:52 AM   #26594
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Hell, she knew that track so well, she probably could have beat most people in a bus...
lol, girls!
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:01 AM   #26595
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Looks a lot like this in WV right now.
[IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1897991_10152306092423140_572669029_n.jpg[/brrrrrr]
Yeah. Much of the US's midsection got hammered by that winter storm (named "Titan" ). Down here we caught the lower edge with sleet/cold rain but it's just outright mizzable now-- 70's over the weekend, the 30's-40's for the next couple of days. Brrrr.

Maybe we'll have some Killboy snow pics to share this evening... :)

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