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Offline tauruck

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3165 on: August 22, 2014, 04:24:41 PM »
Welcome Paolo. :cheers:

Offline Blue Smoke

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3166 on: August 26, 2014, 11:00:36 AM »
Hello fellow speedsters,

My name is Bob Swartz from southern Maryland and I like to go fast real close to the road. Hoping to find a good safe place to open up the burner and see what she's got. Heading to my first landspeed racing event this weekend at Loring. I know I will have some challenges getting a slot to run. Wish me luck


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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3167 on: August 26, 2014, 11:34:00 AM »
Bob, let me ask this in a simple and direct way:

What the heck is that thing?  Do I see wheels on the heels of your boots?  Do I want to know anything more -- or should I just roll my eyes and giggle? :roll: :roll:
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3168 on: August 26, 2014, 12:27:17 PM »
Jon, It's a jet powered luge.....Kinda sorta like Roland6250 (member on here) Harley powered one.

Here are a couple of pics I snapped at Loring in 2012:





And here is an onboard vid that Roland did:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY1M6TLzGio&feature=g-upl

These guys have bigger ones than me!  :-o  :roll:  :-D

Gregg

PS
Bob, WELCOME to the site and enjoy Loring.....REALLY good track!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 12:29:43 PM by gkabbt »

Offline Blue Smoke

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3169 on: August 26, 2014, 02:31:02 PM »
Thanks for the welcome. I will be heading up with Roland tomorrow. We have been powered for a while now.   9 years and over 700 miles  logged for me

Jon: I will let C. Thomas Howell explain it to ya on CMT
Go to this link:
http://www.cmt.com/videos/misc/434191/cmt-all-jacked-up-103-2.jhtml

more vids if you would like em.

Greg: if we had bigger ones I think they would cause drag.... on the tarmack.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 02:33:26 PM by Blue Smoke »
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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3170 on: August 26, 2014, 02:41:55 PM »
Well, I've seen street luges run before at Bville.  It's the thought of thrust propulsion for one of 'em that was new to me.  As for CMT -- I don't know much about it.  That stands for Community Medieval Tabletennis, right?  I guess I could try to follow that link, but I prefer regular ol' ping pong.
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Offline kinda_slow

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3171 on: August 28, 2014, 09:31:40 PM »
Hello, I'm Dan.

I was reading the record books, found some low hanging fruit and am now considering a trip to the salt.

I haven't bought a rule book yet so I want to ask questions to see how much I need to spend on an attempt.

Offline Stainless1

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3172 on: August 28, 2014, 09:47:39 PM »
Dan, that's the easy question... the easy answer is all you have and most of what your credit cards and spouse will stand  :-D
Cars should expect to spend about 5 grand on safety
Bikes around a grand or so.
It is all low hanging fruit.... depending on what you think you can do at 4200 feet with a density altitude of 5 to 8 thousand feet with about half the traction of pavement. 
Start a build dairy and show us what you are planning, sometimes we can help  :cheers:
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

Offline Bob Drury

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3173 on: September 03, 2014, 10:21:09 PM »
  Dan, with any luck you might find a good Psychiatrist to talk you out of doing it for less than three grand, and you have already made two grand if I have this figured out correctly.
  I started out with a $17,000 budget and was about  $10,000. short before I hit the salt. Luckily I picked up Visa for a SPONSOR.  They have stuck with me thru thick and thin for over sixteen years and I highly recommend them for their continuous support.
                                                                               Good Luck, One Run Bob         :roll:
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Offline Trikeopath

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3174 on: September 05, 2014, 10:56:04 AM »
Hi
Real name is Chris, main interest is Choppers and custom bikes.
A drunken conversation now led a bunch of us to have a go at Land speed Racing.
Bonneville 2015 is the target. We've got a bike (which some will recognise from the history books), its on the bench now but its all secret for now because we don't want to jinx it.
More on that later........
Somewhere between murder and suicide is a place called Merseyside.

Offline bsadave

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3175 on: September 05, 2014, 11:58:48 AM »
Hi there
Been following the antics of Chris Ireland, Briz and co and thought it was time to give it a go.Hoping to be at bonneville for 2015 and been advised that this is the best place to pick up hints and tips for LSR.
See ya all soon
Dave
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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3176 on: September 05, 2014, 04:33:33 PM »
Hiyah, Dave.  Thanks for registering.  We like to think that indeed, this IS the best place for land speed racing information, help, and entertainment.

Now for my standard bit of whining:  Please go back to the registration pages and fill out your location on the Profile blank.  That way we'll know from whence you hail and can maybe help others near you find out just where you're hiding.  Thanks -- and again, welcome to the Forum
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Offline bsadave

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3177 on: September 11, 2014, 04:57:06 AM »
Hi Chap
I have added location etc to profile
cheers Dave
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Offline wobblywalrus

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #3178 on: September 12, 2014, 12:44:19 AM »
There are a number of BSA's on the salt.  Some do quite well.  Glad to see that you are interested.

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« Reply #3179 on: September 25, 2014, 07:32:03 AM »

Hello all

My name is Andrew and I'm from the far east of the UK, although I spend as much time as I can afford in Chandler AZ. Member of FAST and the VHRA.

Always been interested in speed, particularly vintage speed and have raced my 1929 Ford shop truck and my buddy's 1923 Model T at Pendine Sands on the south Wales coast at the last two meetings.

Have just donated a BB crank to Derek Thomason's V4 Coupe project, and hope to take him up on his offer to join the pit crew on the Salt this year. He's stumped up a T shirt but no air fare as yet.

Thanks for having me

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