rnickymouse failure Mulholland fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by wiseblood, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    Article about it
    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/N...0rr-second-fastest-ever-round-top-gear-track/
  2. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    That's awesome!
  3. TinyTrains

    TinyTrains Been here awhile

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  4. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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  5. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I gave it a 9.3 for the nice nose stand and the 180° pirouette...

    I was thinking it looked like some moto ad or a review.

    He's lucky he didn't land on his back on the side of the boat. Could have turned out real bad.
  6. ride4fun562

    ride4fun562 Been here awhile

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    :rofl Rode the snake for the first time today, the fact that people always crash there is even funnier now that ive done it on knobbies without crashing.
  7. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Some of them exceeded 20 mph on the straight parts.
  8. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    Something like the new Audi rs 6 quatro with 550 hp, while probably losing in acceleration and top speed, to a bike, it would be interesting to see how they'd go on a tight course.
  9. Tepi

    Tepi Been here awhile

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    RS6 is a heavy car though. Generally though, cars have a higher top speed due to aerodynamics, bikes start to even off against cars at high speeds. A good rule of thumb is you'd need a 600hp car to beat a 600cc bike off the line and 1000hp to beat a 1000cc bike of the line.
  10. Against the Wind

    Against the Wind I'm older now but still runnin'

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    For the endth time, what is it about this curve on Mulholland that causes cars and bikes to break the back end loose? Too much speed? Too much rear brake?
  11. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    It's a sharp turn, and people like to show off.
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    Brilliant, Boon Booni! :clap

    That's the first rational explanation I've heard so far on this phenomenon.

    Beats the hell outta the "photographer-soap" conspiracy theory anyways.

    Now could you pls explain the Cadbury Caramilk secret and WTF yr Hans Solo sig line is all about?

    Not to mention what's behind yr name?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Cheers. :norton
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  13. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Bingo.

    Plus when you come out of that turn (as you're going uphill) you get to see a nice uphill straight with so they grab more throttle than they should.
  14. tedder

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    Why do you expect an answer to magically appear this time? Think we are keeping a secret from you?
  15. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    +1
  16. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    So it took nearly 600 posts to figure this out? :rofl
  17. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    :lol3

    The Han Solo thing is a quote from my 4 year old son while he was playing with a friend. I thought it was mighty diplomatic of him.
  18. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Well then it's a good thing you live quite a distance away as my four year old son will inform you that he is, in fact, Darth Vader.
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    Cool.

    Now that I'm viewing it through the lens of a four year old's logic it makes perfect sense. :norton

    I still wonder what is the story begind Boon Booni is though... :dunno
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  20. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    Riding Palomar or any other high idiot ratio road - Super Bowl Sunday. Best day of the whole year to ride.


    I am not blaming the photographer, but there was a cruiser rider who crashed because he was looking at a photographer on a tight corner. "Hey lookie, that guy is going to take my pic.....screeeech....." The rider should have known better......especially on Palomar. Only his pride and bike suffered much damage. I don't know the guy, no idea if he took responsibility for his own accident/lack of concentration.

    I should ride my Honda Rebel on Mulholland...:freaky:evil Already took it up Palomar :wink:

    You know, there should be a law:

    Article #FU you Self Absorbed Ego Driven Moron

    If you low side, high side or end up in the lane of oncoming traffic, therefore: endangering other riders, drivers, innocent bystanders (including innocent parked motorcycles), and giving all riders a bad name due to your lack of riding skills, judgement and/or being a general asshole; your bike will be replaced with a Honda Rebel 250. With training wheels. And glittery streamers on the grips. And an ATV flag saying "I am an asshat". And randomly makes farting sounds. The Honda Rebel 250 will be equipped with a speed regulator set at 35 mph. When addressed by another biker you must respond as follows:

    "Sir (or Ma'am), I am an asshat. My penis (or boobs, ovaries, whatever) is extremely small and my testicles never descended. My gene pool should be heavily chlorinated. May I lick your windscreen clean of insects? Sir."

    This law also applies to drivers who text, talk on cell phones, cross into opposite lanes and pass on blind corners. Drivers will be provided with an appropriately outfitted yellow 1978 Ford Fiesta.



    (I can insult Rebels because I own one.......:1drink and I like it)

    Done ranting now. I think. Nope:

    If I have an accident riding my bike it had better not be because of some fucking shithead who is showing off and wallowing in self appointed "awesomeness".

    whew....