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2013-07-14 11:15:38 PM  

DanTheMan1024: staplermofo: darch: Jesus. I get nervous at 70mph on my Street Glide. I can't even imagine what 290 must feel like.

I went 90mph once, and it was a lot louder than 70.  The noise inside his helmet must have been insane.

Yeah I always found it funny that cops tried to really crack down on riders with headphones...above 65 I could hear shiat anyway. Above 140 your hearing practically shuts down because your sight is taking so much in so quickly it can't process sounds as well


I wear ear plugs under my full face helmet. Every time I ride. All of the miles I put in not knowing I should have been wearing hearing protection may be why I have mild tinnitus in my left ear.

Matzen explains that the sound pressure level at the ear for helmetless riders is 20 dB more than with a full or partial coverage (ears covered) helmet. So much for hearing "better" without a helmet. Once past approximately 40 mph, it just isn't so despite intuitive beliefs. Every helmet tested in these studies-full-face or open-face, expensive or cheap-allowed over 100 dB inside at 70 mph.
 
2013-07-14 11:16:09 PM  
So my fathers out there and witnessed it, said the guy was pretty focused before his second run not talking to anyone. First run he ran into problems when the wheel started to lift around 267 MPH but he has no clue if that was the same issue.

He got vid of the guy sitting on the bike and prepping to go as well as him taking off for run #2, kind of creepy knowing what was coming from it.

I'm no fan of the sport but the guy has to have been pretty brave to go again after his first run had a problem like that.
 
2013-07-14 11:16:43 PM  

LrdPhoenix: That's about 60 mph faster than the top speed nerve impulses travel in your body.


So he could have hit the ground and actually not felt anything for up to the first ~90 feet of travel.  That's nuts.
 
2013-07-14 11:17:12 PM  

quatchi: So... a lot like long distance trucking then?


We should have a Desert Truck off.
 
2013-07-14 11:19:09 PM  

traylor: It's clearly a case of 285 mph standing the ground. If you disagree you are a frigging racer.


See, this is what happens when 285 bashes your head into the ground and you DON'T have a gun.  And don't start with your 'he went after 285'...point is when he got there, 2thugty5 assaulted him.
 
2013-07-14 11:20:21 PM  
 
2013-07-14 11:22:41 PM  
I'm waiting for the day that arcade driving gets realistic enough that it really feels like you're driving. I'll buy one of those booths for $10k, put it in my room and race to my hearts content. Not doing it irl though. Unless...maybe if I decide to kill myself I'll go out in a car chase.
 
2013-07-14 11:22:50 PM  

bmihura: Ever notice how the media always blames the vehicle when a crash happens? It's a subtle thing, but do notice.

FTA:

when it veered off the paved runway and crashed

not

when heveered off the paved runway and crashed


I was going to respond in a long-winded way, but I'll just say that it would behoove you to attend an English class. Focus on sentence structure and the definition of the word "blame."
 
2013-07-14 11:24:32 PM  

Repo Man: DanTheMan1024: staplermofo: darch: Jesus. I get nervous at 70mph on my Street Glide. I can't even imagine what 290 must feel like.

I went 90mph once, and it was a lot louder than 70.  The noise inside his helmet must have been insane.

Yeah I always found it funny that cops tried to really crack down on riders with headphones...above 65 I could hear shiat anyway. Above 140 your hearing practically shuts down because your sight is taking so much in so quickly it can't process sounds as well

I wear ear plugs under my full face helmet. Every time I ride. All of the miles I put in not knowing I should have been wearing hearing protection may be why I have mild tinnitus in my left ear.

Matzen explains that the sound pressure level at the ear for helmetless riders is 20 dB more than with a full or partial coverage (ears covered) helmet. So much for hearing "better" without a helmet. Once past approximately 40 mph, it just isn't so despite intuitive beliefs. Every helmet tested in these studies-full-face or open-face, expensive or cheap-allowed over 100 dB inside at 70 mph.


Thanks. Maybe something I should
Look
Into. So much about riding I have learned much later than I wish I would had.
 
2013-07-14 11:28:34 PM  
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2013-07-14 11:28:37 PM  

Durboloid: It was exhilarating and terrifying simultaneously.


Pretty much the perfect way to describe doing 150+ on a bike. Once was enough for me, thanks.
 
2013-07-14 11:29:25 PM  
So... He was talking when loaded into the ambulance? That's generally a good sign.

/Doctors have traditionally gotten to bury their mistakes.
 
2013-07-14 11:29:28 PM  

Abox: See, this is what happens when 285 bashes your head into the ground and you DON'T have a gun. And don't start with your 'he went after 285'...point is when he got there, 2thugty5 assaulted him.


This is all insane. Nobody would even be talking about this if the runway were asphalt, instead of concrete.
 
2013-07-14 11:30:34 PM  

staplermofo: Savoir-Faire: My record is a GPS-indicated 156mph

How loud is that?  Like, if you lift your head up, do your ears explode?


I had earplugs in and the wind noise was still crazy loud...my head was up the whole time because fo the tankbag and the buffeting (buffetting?) was ridiculous

Everything on the bike was stock except for bar risers and luggage.

Man, was it really 2007 when I took that trip? Wow.

beaupeep.smugmug.com
 
2013-07-14 11:32:22 PM  
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-14 11:35:54 PM  
GuidoDelConfuso: darch: Jesus. I get nervous at 70mph on my Street Glide. I can't even imagine what 290 must feel like.
Well yeah, but you're talking about a Harley cruiser. Nothing against Harleys, but the style and configuration of the bike really make a huge difference in how they feel at speed. I rode a Harley hard-tail chopper with forward controls once, and I was getting nervous taking it over 40, never mind 70. But I would regularly get my Triumph sport tourer up to 80 or 90 with no drama. It started getting a little squirrelly once you got towards a buck, and I never pushed it any higher than that, but even a stock Hayabusa or ZX-14 you could probably go substantially faster before you started getting to really pants-crapping speeds.
Anyway, 290 is pretty fast, but I suspect that after a certain point it just becomes a number. When you're on a perfectly straight closed track,
and once you're going fast enough that you're likely to be killed if things go seriously wrong, what's the real difference between 200 and 290?


like the difference between being shot to death with a .22 or a .45
Dead's dead
 
2013-07-14 11:36:17 PM  
Motorcycle thread???

farm9.staticflickr.com

My baby.
 
2013-07-14 11:36:32 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: quatchi: So... a lot like long distance trucking then?

We should have a Desert Truck off.


Would it resemble Cannonball Run only with the more trucks and kung fu? Cos I could get behind that.
 
2013-07-14 11:37:50 PM  

GuidoDelConfuso: Anyway, 290 is pretty fast, but I suspect that after a certain point it just becomes a number. When you're on a perfectly straight closed track, and once you're going fast enough that you're likely to be killed if things go seriously wrong, what's the real difference between 200 and 290?


About 4x the horsepower, and air that doesn't wanna get out of your way.
 
2013-07-14 11:38:13 PM  

Glitchwerks: baka-san: staplermofo: Can motorcycles have aerodynamic downforce stuff, like spoilers, without it making them crash more when they turn?

No,

[www.swapmeetmodels.co.uk image 422x273]

They seem to be quite the enigma.  I read a few forums and rear wings seem to be considered totally ineffective because the turbulence coming off the rider would make them ineffective.  Front canards like above are supposedly used to keep the bike from front wheelies or tracks with a lot of undulation.

I guess they can't do something like this:
[i85.photobucket.com image 550x413]
For a top speed bike run.


Eh, thats not why the desmosedici had the winglets (which are no longer on the bike).  Besides, a bike does not grip in the same way that a car does.
 
2013-07-14 11:39:56 PM  

GuidoDelConfuso: what's the real difference between 200 and 290?


Over twice the kinetic energy, which is what matters.
 
2013-07-14 11:40:18 PM  

quatchi: In the game of speed you win or you die.


Don't be so dramatic. Physics isn't.
 
2013-07-14 11:42:30 PM  

quatchi: In the game of speed you win or you die.


27.media.tumblr.com


I beg your pardon?
 
2013-07-14 11:44:04 PM  
FTA : Bill Warner was clocked...

I read that as, "Bill Warner was collected"
 
2013-07-14 11:44:58 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: quatchi: So... a lot like long distance trucking then?

We should have a Desert Truck off.


I like desert race trucks. If not for them my engine would not have 1/2 the aftermarket support it does.

/Renesis Rotary
 
2013-07-14 11:45:39 PM  
media.smithsonianmag.com
 
2013-07-14 11:46:37 PM  
My Glide...
 
2013-07-14 11:48:11 PM  
And I don't want to die....Just want to ride on my motorcy.........cle.
 
2013-07-14 11:48:25 PM  

Valiente: quatchi: In the game of speed you win or you die.

Don't be so dramatic. Physics isn't.


I was gonna go with a Freak Brothers reference initially.

Keed Spills!

~Fat Freddy.

But that was another type of speed reference entirely so I eventually went GoT.
 
2013-07-14 11:50:43 PM  

Rindred: What, THIS one doesn't get the Florida tag? Fail.


Really just need a Darwin tag
 
2013-07-14 11:52:09 PM  
Did anyone watch the video? That Amanda Hill broad is kinda cute.
 
2013-07-14 11:55:41 PM  

Eshy: farm9.staticflickr.com

My baby.


i201.photobucket.com

Remember, doggie ears make you go faster.
 
2013-07-14 11:56:50 PM  
Thanks, mods, for doing your duty in this thread. Unfortunately, I can't unsee what I saw here, so whichever Farker posted that: You're a jerk. That was so NOT cool.
 
2013-07-14 11:57:21 PM  

puffy999: bmihura: Ever notice how the media always blames the vehicle when a crash happens? It's a subtle thing, but do notice.

FTA:

when it veered off the paved runway and crashed

not

when heveered off the paved runway and crashed

I was going to respond in a long-winded way, but I'll just say that it would behoove you to attend an English class. Focus on sentence structure and the definition of the word "blame."


You must be fun at parties!
 
2013-07-14 11:59:41 PM  

Repo Man: 1ceTr0n: Likely end results similiar to this

[www.documentingreality.com image 675x505]

Posting snuff photos, much less gory stuff like that, will get you a vacation. This post will also disappear once the mods clean the thread, as it refers to deleted images.


On the otherhand he could just submit a snuff story about a lethal motorcycle stunt (with Video no less) and get it greenlit with no party foul.
 
2013-07-15 12:01:38 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: GuidoDelConfuso: what's the ... difference between 200 and 290?

90.

You're welcome.  I took some math in college. We studied the difference between 200 and 290.




lol. Nice.
 
2013-07-15 12:01:55 AM  

baorao: Warner previously hit 311 mph on the same course in 2011, using 1.5 miles of pavement...This time he was trying to hit 300 mph using just a mile of pavement, and he'd made several passes before the one in which he crashed, Kelly said.
 Totally worth it.


Next time he was going to try it using only a half mile of pavement.
 
2013-07-15 12:04:42 AM  

staplermofo: Can motorcycles have aerodynamic downforce stuff, like spoilers, without it making them crash more when they turn?


Actually, no but you can give them downforce other ways... but it's probably not downforce that is the issue here.  It's usually harmonics that (baring catastrophic mechanical failure) that cause a crash in a straightaway.

wobble wobble wobble wobble wobble wobble wobble wobble
 
2013-07-15 12:05:10 AM  

baka-san: Eshy: farm9.staticflickr.com

My baby.

[i201.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Remember, doggie ears make you go faster.


No! You do not get to post yourself sitting on top of your junker in the driveway with a high visibility jacket, and get to become part of the cool club in the non motorcycle thread. ;p
 
2013-07-15 12:06:27 AM  

Dear Jerk: Durboloid: I've been up to 155 on a bike.   On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.  Did not smell any colitas.
It was exhilarating and terrifying simultaneously.

What does a colita even smell like?


Like weed, man. Like real good weed.
 
2013-07-15 12:07:30 AM  
Rindred: What, THIS one doesn't get the Florida tag? Fail.

TFA: LIMESTONE, Maine

No Florida tag. Success.
 
2013-07-15 12:08:40 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Thanks, mods, for doing your duty in this thread. Unfortunately, I can't unsee what I saw here, so whichever Farker posted that: You're a jerk. That was so NOT cool.


Seconded. [cannotbeunseen] but way to react in a timely fashion there, Modmins.

So not cool, Faces-of-death-luffin' Ghoulposter.
 
2013-07-15 12:09:01 AM  

bmihura: puffy999: bmihura: Ever notice how the media always blames the vehicle when a crash happens? It's a subtle thing, but do notice.

FTA:

when it veered off the paved runway and crashed

not

when heveered off the paved runway and crashed

I was going to respond in a long-winded way, but I'll just say that it would behoove you to attend an English class. Focus on sentence structure and the definition of the word "blame."

You must be fun at parties!


I'd like to know why "being fun at parties" is a desirable trait. This must be an extrovert's idea of a positive trait. Maybe I don't WANT to be fun at parties. Maybe I don't even like parties... Did you ever think of that, huh? Parties kinda suck, after all: They're loud, they're full of stupid, drunk people all shouting "Woooo!", and they end up making a terrible mess in the host's home. Parties are for people who can't stand quiet reflection, intimate personal relationships with a few trusted friends, and decent conversations that don't require shouting over the "Oontz Oontz Oontz Oontz Oontz" music that blasts in every room.

Perhaps I'm the ANTI-party type, huh? Perhaps I'm the guy who calls the cops when other people have loud, obnoxious parties so I can go back to reading a book, writing, watching a movie, or making love with my woman. Perhaps I have absolutely NO intention of being "fun" at parties, and would much rather be a MENACE to parties.

Being fun at parties usually just means you're the king dipshiat in a room full of other drunken dipshiats. No thanks. Tell me "You must be fun at parties" with that ironic tone, and I'll tell you that being accused of being the bane of parties is a GOOD thing in my book.

Stick that in your funny hat and smoke it.

/Been to plenty of parties. Was lots of fun.
//My definition of "fun" involves either good conversation, or nudity (or both).
 
2013-07-15 12:09:59 AM  

GuidoDelConfuso: darch: Jesus. I get nervous at 70mph on my Street Glide. I can't even imagine what 290 must feel like.

Well yeah, but you're talking about a Harley cruiser. Nothing against Harleys, but the style and configuration of the bike really make a huge difference in how they feel at speed. I rode a Harley hard-tail chopper with forward controls once, and I was getting nervous taking it over 40, never mind 70. But I would regularly get my Triumph sport tourer up to 80 or 90 with no drama. It started getting a little squirrelly once you got towards a buck, and I never pushed it any higher than that, but even a stock Hayabusa or ZX-14 you could probably go substantially faster before you started getting to really pants-crapping speeds.

Anyway, 290 is pretty fast, but I suspect that after a certain point it just becomes a number. When you're on a perfectly straight closed track, and once you're going fast enough that you're likely to be killed if things go seriously wrong, what's the real difference between 200 and 290?


I just (a week ago) got my first bike. A ninja 500. I was at 80 before I knew it. It is funny how easy it is to creep up to a speed like that without noticing.
 
2013-07-15 12:11:05 AM  

Elzar: Repo Man: 1ceTr0n: Likely end results similiar to this

[www.documentingreality.com image 675x505]

Posting snuff photos, much less gory stuff like that, will get you a vacation. This post will also disappear once the mods clean the thread, as it refers to deleted images.

On the otherhand he could just submit a snuff story about a lethal motorcycle stunt (with Video no less) and get it greenlit with no party foul.




So long as the actual death isn't shown, yes.

I broke the rule once, because it never occurred to me that it would apply to the image I posted. If you Google Evelyn McHale, you'll find a photo that was published in Life magazine in the late 1940s. She jumped from the Empire State building, and landed on a car. Though the car's roof is crushed in, she looks as though she's peacefully sleeping. But rules are rules, and she was quite dead. I don't see how anyone could think images of blood and guts on the road were going to fly here though.
 
2013-07-15 12:23:14 AM  

Nothing To See Here: I don't want a pickle . . .

Busted up over that one.

I've hit 115 with some jackass cager trying to run me off the road.  That's a hell of an incentive to go as fast as possible.  Next time I go that fast will be because I want to, not that I need to.
 
2013-07-15 12:23:38 AM  
If he was determined to break 300mph or die trying, does this count as success?
 
2013-07-15 12:24:15 AM  

Hector Remarkable: Dear Jerk: Durboloid: I've been up to 155 on a bike.   On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.  Did not smell any colitas.
It was exhilarating and terrifying simultaneously.

What does a colita even smell like?

Like weed, man. Like real good weed.


Ha! I got it in my mind that they sing "warm smell of bilillos..." because I go into the abierto here and the bolillos smell real good.
 
2013-07-15 12:25:55 AM  

baka-san: Eshy: farm9.staticflickr.com

My baby.

[i201.photobucket.com image 640x480]

Remember, doggie ears make you go faster.


IS that a Nighthawk 750 with an old BMW fairing on it?
 
2013-07-15 12:27:12 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Thanks, mods, for doing your duty in this thread. Unfortunately, I can't unsee what I saw here, so whichever Farker posted that: You're a jerk. That was so NOT cool.


What did I miss? Was it the missing face guy from rotten?
 
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