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Pikes Peak sunday

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    There's a live feed set up to start broadcasting at 9am local (mountian) time

    Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - Live | PPIHC


    should be some cool stuff going on.

    Rhys is going after the unlimited record in his new 'genesis' which is basically a gt-1 car with a genesis sticker on it...

    [​IMG]


    should be interesting to see how the live feed works.

     
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    It's more than a GT1 car. Holy crap.

    Should be fun to watch.
     
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    Damn I think I just missed it now. June 27th is the next one though.
     
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    I've driven the road up to Pikes Peak a couple times in my Civic and as long as traffic isn't bad its a really fun road to drive.

    A lot of the mountain passes here in Colorado can be a ton of fun.
     
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    Pike's Peak is awesome. I haven't got to watch it in years.

    Live feed online but....wonder if ESPN will cover it Sunday too? Anyone know?
     
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    I dont think they are.. at least i didnt see it in the program.. I dont think they ever did??
     
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    I remember seeing it on tv for sure. Seeing Rod Millen break his own record. Not sure if it was ESPN but I think so

    I don't care what anyone says.....that up hill road looks sketchy in many places.....like mess up on the wrong turn and you're nothing but a video tape memory
     
  9. Briansol

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    oh for sure. there's nothing quite like being dead nuts sideways at 100+mph with one wheel hanging off the ledge of 10,000 feet down to your death.

    At least there's plenty of time while free-falling to reflect on your life.... or how you shouldn't have come in so hot on that last corner.

    men are made or destroyed on this hill.


    only 4 race deaths though.

    Henry J. Bresciani, a 10-year race official, was struck by a car at the finish line in 2005
    Ralph Chandler Bruning Jr., a stock car driver, died in an accident in 2001;
    Bill Gross, a motorcycle racer, died in 1982;
    Wallace Coleman died in 1921.



    while dangerous as hell, it's statistically safer than any other sanctioned auto sport like nascar, etc.
     
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    i saw a youtube video of Rys' car that B has pictured and all i can say is that thing is NAS-TEE!! its gonna tear it up on the course.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    feed is f u c k e d up....
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Okay...number nerd here. Statistically......are you saying per year or is this based on hours on the course? Because Nascar and other race events/sanctions get way more hours of driving in per year.
     
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    dont try to bring logic, facts, and numbers in to this
     
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    Silly me.....fantasy land.....here we come! Weeeeeeee!
     
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    Pikes Peak 2010 - Jeff Zwart In Car Video - Time Attack 2wd New Record.

    Pikes Peak 2010 - Jeff Zwart In Car on Vimeo

    EDIT: Damn...here is a picture from his run. You've got to have big balls to get that close to the edge.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nuckin Futs!
     
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