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    160mph people

    has anyone ever been a tunnel rat?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYWYpxkN0S8

    I did this yesterday, and I felt like I left my nose on the roof of this building; time for two more Aleve
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    I've been 160 before, but never in a building.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesurf View Post
    has anyone ever been a tunnel rat?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYWYpxkN0S8

    I did this yesterday, and I felt like I left my nose on the roof of this building; time for two more Aleve
    I've done something similar to this except it was a traveling wind machine. I've also skydived. I would have to say meh... to both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesurf View Post
    has anyone ever been a tunnel rat?
    Is that anything like a toilet-paper-tube hamster???
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I've done 220 kph in a little Audi on the Autobahn.
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    Hit the electronic limit on a 2001 M5 in high school. I think it is something like 157 mph and we were on a 45mph freeway....it was like the other cars were parked....Oh to be young and utterly stupid again...

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    I've gone 95 MPH in a 1985 Buick Skylark. (Downhill + tailwind + redline-ish.)

    This was outdoors, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I've gone 95 MPH in a 1985 Buick Skylark. (Downhill + tailwind + redline-ish.)

    This was outdoors, though.
    What size was the trailer and what did you pull it with?
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    fastest I've gone is around 900km/h, which is a bit faster than what my car can do going down hill with a tail wind.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    What size was the trailer and what did you pull it with?
    Out of control tow truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    fastest I've gone is around 900km/h, which is a bit faster than what my car can do going down hill with a tail wind.
    Did you get to keep the model plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Damn, I forgot how hilarious that movie is!
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Seems a lot like the way that it feels swimming in a deep pool, except water in your ears would shield you from the crappy emo music.
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    I've gone Mach 1.2. But at 30,000' it really doesn't seem that fast.

    On the other hand, 500+ miles per hour at 200' above the ground, through the mountains... now THAT's fast!
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    Try three White Crosses and a Tramadol ... you'll feel like you've hit "Ludicrous Speed" just sitting in a chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Try three White Crosses and a Tramadol ... you'll feel like you've hit "Ludicrous Speed" just sitting in a chair.
    A couple of Bolt 400's washed down with a few cans of AMP will do the same thing. Straight to plaid once that kicks in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    A couple of Bolt 400's washed down with a few cans of AMP will do the same thing. Straight to plaid once that kicks in.
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    185MPH Though I was at Brands Hatch

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    My Escort doesn't like to go much over 95.

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    Been 160 on land, 100 on water. Water is WAY scarier at speed.
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    Bridge jumping is so much cheaper than real skydiving or wind tunnel.
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    I took a rental car to 100 mph on a freeway once, just so I could say I had driven at triple digit speeds.

    My Saturn Vue doesn't go that fast before the computer limits the speed... It maxed at 90 if I remember correctly.

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    just use km instead of miles... 60mph = 100km/h, see? only 60% of the effort needed
    fastest I've gone on land, driven by me is 185km/h ish... car wouldn't go any faster than that.
    fastest I've gone on land, period is roughly 270km/h or so on a bullet train.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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