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As I sit here reading this ... looking out the window of my Fremont office at the empty field that one was Baylands Raceway ..... I feel a certain envy, but thanks for helping to bring back memories of the Wednesday night drags.



How about some more info as to what RPM's you were launching at ?
 

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My excuse: There was a desert rat that ran right across the bow of the Suzuki as I grabbed second gear. And being the animal lover that I am, I lifted, picked the critter up, deposited him over the plywood fence, re-mounted my steed, and still crossed the line just a few tenths aft of Burns.



How's that?
 

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Don't know if we should give the credit to Burnsie or not, but ever since he's come on board here I don't think I've ever seen as much "fun" emanating from a bunch of magazine editors as you guys seem to be filling our screens with now.



Pretty soon, Burns won't be bitter!



You guys now sound like the crews from "Fastbikes", only without all their usual artiface: "Look, I'm in a roundabout, hanging so far off my still fully upright bike that I'm dragging my elbow! Why? It ain't that I'm posin', blimey no, it's 'cause I'm fookin hard!"



This whole comparo is making for great reading, keep it up....
 

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Compare this to the Road and Track test on the Lamborghini Mucilage (I know...): 12s and 120s. Talk about bang-for-buck.



No 0-100(-0) or 0-60 or 60-80 rollon? Ok, it's not your drag strip, but...



Are there any portable GPS/accelerometer/auto-nav goodies that are accurate enough to provide this kind of information for our purposes? (dought it)
 

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re: fastbikes

was that a serious question? well, as serious as a question can be that's written as a command...

anyway if it was, Fastbikes is a UK rag.

No print bike mag in the US can hold a candle to Fastbikes, Performance Bike, or Superbike. The problem is that being imports they'll cost you mightily over the course of a year. The writing is easily worth it though, after a few issues you'll wonder why anyone bothers to read Cycle World or Motorcyclist. I guess it's good bathroom reading and you may as well wipe with it too.

MO is our only hope... And we can overlook the fact they don't have PeeWee Gleason on the staff to tick off a few 9.90s.
 

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Yeah, it was serious. That was a great quote. I'm ready to subscribe.

About MO. I'm totally with you. Count on me. They can rent PeeWee Gleason... or just invite him on line and he'll do it for free. This is a blast!

And thank you.
 

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Yeah, but Johnny Boy stopped in Jack in the Crack, grabbed a sweet tea (wait, this is California, not Georgia), and still beat you.





Damn, I hated that when I was in Cali. No Damn sweet tea... anywhere. Not even KFC.
 

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A stock street bike that runs a 9 second quarter mile blows my mind! I have a 65 Chevelle with a 500 horse stroked 383 that runs consistent mid 11's. This is only after 2 years of work and mucho dinero invested.



Go to the dealer,by the bike, and with a little practice your smoking everything in town on 4 wheels at the stoplights.



I wouldnt mind building a street Harley that could run a high 9 second quarter mile...
 

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Yes!!!

This is a perfect example of how great writing is not common. Don't get me wrong, Don Canet is a great guy, but Cycle World bored me to death with the bland explanations and stats when it came evualating performance. You guys are doing a great job of making our reading enjoyable and worth the money.

Too bad www.motogp.com has now become [sort of] a pay site. The content is not worth the money.
 

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Joe_Momma, in California, if you order tea, you'll see this little ceramic thing with little white packages somewhere on the table. These contain sugar. Which is sweet.

Don't shoot. Just being helpful.

 

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Those guys are complete nutters. For a few years now they've been videoing run outs they have and selling them through the magazine. Although I don't live in the UK any more (and can't play pal tapes) the last one I saw remains vivid in my memory. They were doing a thrash to the south of Spain. They wrecked 5 of the bikes in the process with only two making it all the way. (Included: Yam blowing up at 180, ducati high side, landing a wheelie on another bike, blown clutches from too many wheelies, etc etc) The thing that remains clearest in my mind is them wheelying the bikes along the INSIDE of the channel tunnel train, then along the side of the queue to the customs post. If you ever get the chance, watch these videos. Just doen't ever try it on a bike you've paid for....
 

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Van:



Right-ti-oh you are that the UK rags rock. I pick one up every month while at Heathrow or Gatwick.



Hey, long time no talk! Remember me? I'm the VFR guy from SD with bro in Graeagle. I just bought my new 954RR last night and the only complaint I have is that I can't see behind me with those poor mirrors. The only complaint my VFR has is that it is fookin' jealeous of the new beatch!



Rock on at Mosquito Ridge in memory of your fallen R1 buddy...
 

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Being a Californian but having southern family you learn that you MUST put in the sugar before the tea cools. Otherwise you just end up with a sandbar of sugar on the bottom.



As for the story, Great read! Brought back fond memories of my old 68 GTO and 71 Cutlass. I miss the rumble of a pair of cut off glasspacks.
 
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