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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #300 on: August 14, 2012, 06:55:36 PM »
The Blowfish looped it with malice aforethought, so to speak.  I counted six or seven go-rounds - and part of the spin was hidden from me by the announcing trailer in front of our pit.

I don't know if it was PP driving the #1000 as I was leaving the salt, but the car ran in the just-under 200 range around 5PM or so.  If it was our friend Thomas -- good for you, friend.  Having fun yet?

Nancy's doing well enough that she wants to go two a restaurant tonight.  This'll be her first time out of the room since we got back from hospital in SLC Sunday.  Where do we find Shrimp Alfredo in Wendover?
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #301 on: August 14, 2012, 07:06:19 PM »
A little issue for the 788 liner.

The chute came out before the 3 and the liner slowed to a stop in front of me. 

It was when Rick stopped on course that the EVs started to roll and they seemed a bit concerned.  Pretty soon there were lotsa EVs surrounding the liner, but it seemed none the worse for wear when it came back on the trailer (I missed that shot) about 20 minutes later. 

I think things have calmed down for the moment, so I'm gonna go get some food.


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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #302 on: August 14, 2012, 07:08:13 PM »
Slim,

Try the Steakhouse at the Rainbow. Give them a call.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #303 on: August 14, 2012, 07:40:42 PM »
What?  You mean that the Mexican truck stop restaurant doesn't have Shrimp Alfredo?   :evil:
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #304 on: August 14, 2012, 07:50:10 PM »
What?  You mean that the Mexican truck stop restaurant doesn't have Shrimp Alfredo?   :evil:

No however Alfredo the Mexican can Stop and make some Mean Shrimp taco's...

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #305 on: August 14, 2012, 08:22:29 PM »
SSS

Actually the Italian Resturaunt in the Motego Bay Casino is pretty good, but it is only open certain nights. I took my crew there last year after 5 days of buffets, truck stop food and sandwich meat. It was pretty good and not crazy expensive.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #306 on: August 14, 2012, 08:25:08 PM »

Nancy's doing well enough that she wants to go two a restaurant tonight.  This'll be her first time out of the room since we got back from hospital in SLC Sunday.  Where do we find Shrimp Alfredo in Wendover?


You got a tough girl there. She must not be out of Vicodin yet.

I still whince every time I think about my broken ribs.  No fun at all.

Worst part is when the ER Doc finds out you did it on a MC they are sorry they missed out on another organ donor.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #307 on: August 14, 2012, 08:26:10 PM »
SSS

Actually the Italian Resturaunt in the Motego Bay Casino is pretty good, but it is only open certain nights. I took my crew there last year after 5 days of buffets, truck stop food and sandwich meat. It was pretty good and not crazy expensive.

Bill


True and they had Alfredo something on the menu last year.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #308 on: August 14, 2012, 08:36:51 PM »
 :-D
 SSS, actually , the shrimp dinner at the truck stop (Marcello's) is one of the biggest, and best I've had up in that area .  Not Alfredo,,,but maybe Manolito style. (he is the cook) /   Jus sayin',,,
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #309 on: August 14, 2012, 09:46:19 PM »
NHRA's website has an article about Jason Line's experiences on the Salt this week.

See:  http://www.nhra.com/story/2012/8/14/line-bonneville/

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #310 on: August 14, 2012, 09:47:20 PM »
A few more photos from this morning's tech line:

TMan's Ford pickup;




That truck belongs to my buddy mctim. Tim McMasters, I am just the crew! Good to see you Ray, just got home :cheers:

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #311 on: August 14, 2012, 10:05:04 PM »
Talked with Danny Burrow a few minutes ago.  Said the Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.  They are on the trailer but will be back.

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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #312 on: August 14, 2012, 10:27:46 PM »
We ended up at the cafe restaurant at the Nugget.  Nancy elected the grilled red pepper chicken noodle thing and enjoyed it.  And best of all -- she got to have about half the people in the place stop by our table to ask about her.  I don't think she realised how many folks had been asking me about her.

Oh, yeah -- the ER and other docs were impressed by her safety garb - didn't hassle us about being the common misconception of bikers.  I think it was the leathers that were cut off -- only to find the Kevlar undergarments we both wear.  That one dang near stumped them -- had to use HD metal shears to get them off. :evil: :evil:
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #313 on: August 14, 2012, 10:35:52 PM »
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Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.

That's gotta be a world record. Deserves a prize for largest cojones.
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Re: Official Speed Week 2012 photo/news thread
« Reply #314 on: August 14, 2012, 10:42:14 PM »
Talked with Danny Burrow a few minutes ago.  Said the Blowfish's Racepack was reading 278 mph when he spun out.  12 revolutions over 1.5 miles.  They are on the trailer but will be back.

I'd sure like to see that video.   :evil:

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