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Old 11-02-07, 09:56 AM   #1
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Calling all gravity racers (insane video!)

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Old 11-02-07, 10:10 AM   #2
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A friend of mine who I sent that to says it's old but I haven't seen it before. I'm not sure how you'd stop, though. Maybe take the arms and angle them together like you do when you're skiing?
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I want to see him try that off road!
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ive seen that before, thats awesome! gravity is alot of fun!!!!
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Whoa!

That's mindblowing. Especially when he passes the motorcycle.
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And what's the swiss for "I have way too much free time on my hands"?
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I wonder if he went down the entire Grimselpass? It's 26 kilometres in length.

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And what's the swiss for "I have way too much free time on my hands"?
Depending on the Canton it could be...

J'ai la manière trop d'heure libre sur mes mains.

Ich habe Weise zu viel freie Zeit auf meinen Händen.

Ho senso troppo tempo libero sulle mie mani.
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FTFY.
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Well I'm used up for the day. I used all my adrenaline just watching it. I get way to involved.
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Figured you probably saw stuff like that all the time over in the Louisiana Alps?

It does look like a good way to get wedged under a car at high speed....don't think I'll try it.
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All 250 pounds of my fat redneck self will be over in the corner whimpering. And I thought coming down Donner Pass with no Jake and smoking brakes in an 80,000 pound Peterbilt was thrilling.
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All 250 pounds of my fat redneck self will be over in the corner whimpering. And I thought coming down Donner Pass with no Jake and smoking brakes in an 80,000 pound Peterbilt was thrilling.
I have to say, smoking brakes and no Jake brake down Donner Pass does sound exciting !

Obviously you survived that experience...with a story to tell .

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The Moral of that story... gear down greenhorn (my first 2 weeks trucking)...waaaaaay down. Not one gear, not two gears, not even three or 4. 5 is the right number of gears for a fully loaded truck with no engine brake. And we are only talking a 9-spd here. One or two gears lower than the gear you can climb in. Ah youth and inexperience. It's a wonder any of us survive.
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All 250 pounds of my fat redneck self will be over in the corner whimpering. And I thought coming down Donner Pass with no Jake and smoking brakes in an 80,000 pound Peterbilt was thrilling.
You just described the only time I ever smoked the brakes.
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^^^
You both survived, and that's the important thing. ACD, that Peterbilt was made in Renton, not more than five or six miles from where I live.

Oldfool, was your smokin' trip also down Donner?

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anybody know were I can get that suit?!?!?!?
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Yeah, those suits are for sale. The guy who builds/rolls them is a genius, and really badass. Actually pretty cheap, if you have the money. Only $2,000 I think.

http://www.buggy-rollin.com/
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Old 11-04-07, 04:35 PM   #21
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I hit youtube and searched for rollersuit to find some more videos. Looks like the ones on the back are shopping cart casters (front wheels).

I had an experience kind of like oldfool where I had 4 people in my beater Escort coming home (to KC) from Vegas via Denver. I just figured I would coast down the mountain. Then, it started getting dicey and my little 1.9L engine couldn't even provide enough engine brake power for my overloaded grocery-getter. When we got to a gas station, I could see orange shadows on the pavement, which ended up being red-hot rotors glowing through my wheels.
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Old 11-04-07, 04:51 PM   #22
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That is amazing. I wonder how fast he was going in the straights? It looked like maybe 60+ mph.
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Depending on the Canton it could be...

J'ai la manière trop d'heure libre sur mes mains.

Ich habe Weise zu viel freie Zeit auf meinen Händen.

Ho senso troppo tempo libero sulle mie mani.
But I don't think the translation is idiomatic in either french or italian.
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That is amazing. I wonder how fast he was going in the straights? It looked like maybe 60+ mph.
I would say thats about right. Thats steep and long enough that on a bike, I'm sure I could get close to 60, and he is way more aero than a bike, sitting about 6 inches off the ground.

It was absolutely amazing how straight and stable he could track on the straights and the amount of bite he could get when going into corners. It looked like a huge magnet suddenly pulled him into the corner.
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This video is all closeups of the suit and slow speed acrobatics. I wonder if he can bunny hop potholes?

I liked seeing the pedestrians just ignoring him. Oh yeah -- we see guys in rollers suits all the time.
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