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  1. Happy birthday Radly Boy!
  2. Brett

    Lost a Good Friend This Weekend

    Randy and I saw him almost every Saturday afternoon to have a couple of beers. I will really miss Donnie and his kind smile!
  3. You're assuming the Vette was not also accelerating through the last 1/4 mile of the race. The wording is vague but it only stated the vette met the dragster at an honest 200mph. Look up stats for The Texas Mile I think the Lingy vette did 240-250 in the standing mile. Well actually it’s the article assuming the Vette maintains a 200 MPH pace to finish the 1/4 mile in exactly 4.5 seconds. The current dragster record is 4.4 seconds, so it passes the Vette right at the end. If it kept accelerating, the Vette would finish first, nullifying their point. If it passed the Vette “within 3 seconds” as the article states, the Vette would actually need to slow down. So my point is, the passing takes the full 4.5 seconds, which is “No where near the 3 seconds the article mentions”.
  4. Impressive comparisons! But it takes 4.5 seconds to go 1/4 mile at 200 MPH, so the Vette gets passed right at the end. No where near the 3 seconds the article mentions.
  5. Brett

    Another New Guy

    Welcome Mike. I'm also a 49 year old native ... maybe we shared history together (?)
  6. That sounds like a great adventure, Rad. But what I wanna know is, did you get my tank bag wet? You shoulda borrowed the rain cover too. Now you have to buy me a brand new one. I looove new tank bags!
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    adventure bike ideas

    Good comments all around, albeit some off-topic from kellymac's query for "Adventure" bike input. He's already got a 530 and showed interest in going LARGER into the "official" adventure bike category rather than smaller. Since there's been plenty of Strom talk and we haven't heard from Craig, I'll chime in. 1000 cc = V Strom 650 cc = Wee Strom LOL In any event, as previously mentioned , they're not made for the dirt but can be taken there. Craig told me he's done with dirt on his Wee Strom, now DRZ only. Also, while attending the Jimmy Lewis School a guy on his Wee just could NOT get through a section so Jimmy rode it and actually tossed it right in front of our group. As he's picking up the bike he says to his wife Heather, "no more V Stroms allowed at the school".
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    adventure bike ideas

    I remember on the LER that Mike lost his brake again ... A true story: I rode my friend Roger's KTM 950 one Sunday and by Friday I had purchased one ... Rad, you rode mine one Sunday at Ocotillo Wells after laying out Desert Dash routes, and by Saturday you had purchased one ... and came straight over to show it off!
  9. You're right, it's Rad. And he IS "a bear on a big bike"!
  10. Even the entrance to Devil's Hole is a bit gnarly - Am I mistaken, or is that not Dig Doug's Micky in the background (?) :-(
  11. Not as gnarly, but here's trying to access Race Track in Death Valley the back way on big bikes & Big Bear
  12. Brett

    Loud Pipes Discussion

    Maybe posted here before ... I don't know ... but this is really funny! http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/251889/
  13. Brett


    Thanks for welcoming me the other day here: http://www.spokesmenmoto.com/ I now welcome you to SDAR!
  14. Brett

    New KTM Dealer in Town

    I also understand that Rocket will no longer carry KTM or offer warranty service. Nor will they be able to order more parts, so may eventually not even offer paid service ... we'll see.

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