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Old 10-21-04, 09:17 PM   #1
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A new disease on the Gold Coast!

Yes, that's right, a new one. It apparently started in Surfers Paradise, but it now looks to have well and truly spread to Southport, Bundall and Broadbeach. It's apparently been nicnamed "Indy Fever*" by scientists who are using sticky labels to distinguish the metal cages in which the sufferers are sitting idle. The symptoms involve the suffer being stuck in a stationary metal box on a six-lane road clogged with other sufferers -- none of whom are moving.

The good news is that apparently a cure has been discovered. It involves removing the engine and at least two wheels (i.e. all the redundant parts) from those stationary metal boxes, which should allow for relatively free movement. Of course, some of us have already discovered this! The irony, of course, is that all these traffic jams are occuring in the aid of some of the fastest cars in the world. Who'd have thought it?

*"Indy fever" is apparently derived from a native American word - "indy". The official meaning of this has been lost, but academics have suggested it could mean either "Owned hard", "169% Owned", "fatally Owned" or another variation thereof.


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Old 10-22-04, 12:03 PM   #2
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go hammer...go hammer...go hammer
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Old 10-22-04, 02:12 PM   #3
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Perhaps the term "Indy" is related to the prestigious "Indianapolis 500 " auto race held in Indianapolis Indiana here in the US. Hence some driving behavior is noted as being "Indy" and/or variants thereof. Sorry if I misspelled the city name.

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Old 10-22-04, 05:29 PM   #4
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o_o is this CART or IRL? BTW, Formula One owns Champ Cars.
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I think it is IRL. The Indy 500 is not as prestigiuos as it once was. There was a big brouhaha a few years ago that caused a lot of the big name drivers to quit racing there. Something about some of the rules. That was probably the start of the IRL. I don't follow racing much so the details are real fuzzy. Anyway we are talking 200+mph open wheeled racers on a banked oval track.

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Perhaps the term "Indy" is related to the prestigious "Indianapolis 500 " auto race held in Indianapolis Indiana here in the US.
Yeah, it's a spin-off of that, but I couldn't help noticing the irony. Literally tens of thousands of cars stuck in gridlock at that end of the Gold Coast, so a few cars can whiz around in a circle really really fast on Sunday. Of course, those of us on a bike have to be concerned about neither event, but it's quite ironic nonetheless.
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