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    Just shy of 400W ranger5oh's Avatar
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    Post Your Speed Machines!

    This thread is for people who love speed. Cars, bikes, boats, motorcycles... whatever you got that moves you... post a pic here!

    Here are mine! I'll start it off.

    My 2005 Sti : 370HP, 400lb Torque. 0-60 in under 5 seconds.
    My Bike : Under 1HP, 0-60... maybe down a mountainside, with a wind.

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    And here is my old car.. 2003 350Z, 19" Volks. (please disregard the tree that fell on my house!)
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    Ah a fellow missourian. I don't have a good bike so I can't post pictures of it. Its just a modified mountain bike.

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    I own a Sunfire... I guess I lose (In my defense, it's going bye bye soon!)


    Anyways, I like the Z more simply because they're sex. However, I still admire the Sti for its beastliness

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    Yeah, I always said the Z was a sexier car. BUT, I can now transport 4 adults and luggage, and 2 bikes. My Z couldnt even handle half of that. Not to mention the Z had a million problems, but thats what I get for buying a first model year car like that. The Sti is more fun to drive, its faster, and it is bulletproof. However, it is kinda ugly... but you grow to love them I appreciate it for its muscle, not its beauty.
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    For a while I was considering on an 06 Impreza myself... I know what you mean about the 'grow on you' thing. In the end I decided it was too small for my needs, which sucks... because they are fun

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    Yep, its definitley a tiny car. The suspension is stiff as hell too... if you gotta pee, you wont make it very far!
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    I'm too stupid for that STi, not interested in a Z. I'd love to get something like that, but I know what I would do. I don't need a crotch rocket either. I'd be dead, in jail, or covered in tickets.

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    Youd be surprised.. I think people with slow cars tend to push theirs more. When your car is fast, you respect it more and drive more sanely. Just an observation.
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    This is my raison d'etre. Speed is relative. These boats are in their element a couple miles offshore on a downwind run, with a 20kt breeze and big seas. Its exhilarating to launch off a big swell, accelerating down its face while paddling on the edge of control because the boat is moving so fast, while at the same time manuvering to overtake the next swell in front and launching off that one, etc., etc., etc. In a matter of seconds you can literally gain a 50 yd. advantage on a competitor who missed the initial swell. This one will be replaced later this year with a new ski 2'-6" longer (21'-6"), with a faster and more advanced hull. Of course faster means more unstable, or tippy. The way these boats move through the water is sublime. Both are vacuum-bagged carbon fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigmode
    This is my raison d'etre. Speed is relative. These boats are in their element a couple miles offshore on a downwind run, with a 20kt breeze and big seas. Its exhilarating to launch off a big swell, accelerating down its face while paddling on the edge of control because the boat is moving so fast, while at the same time manuvering to overtake the next swell in front and launching off that one, etc., etc., etc. In a matter of seconds you can literally gain a 50 yd. advantage on a competitor who missed the initial swell. This one will be replaced later this year with a new ski 2'-6" longer (21'-6"), with a faster and more advanced hull. Of course faster means more unstable, or tippy. The way these boats move through the water is sublime. Both are vacuum-bagged carbon fiber.
    Looks really interesting! Do you have any pics of this thing in action?
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    Not with me in it. Here's some pics of South African Oscar Chalupsky on his way to winning the Molokai Race.
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    Wow.. thats a pretty cool sport. Never really seen that before!
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    Here's mine. I'm not particularly fast but it is with a fast rider.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger5oh
    Youd be surprised.. I think people with slow cars tend to push theirs more. When your car is fast, you respect it more and drive more sanely. Just an observation.
    Absolutely. Police watch hot cars more expecting them to have more violations. Red car too. And little pickups. My cousin Brooksie was getting tickets when he was going 5 MPH under the sleed limit. Goofball had flames painted on the car, fat rear tires, and a de-tuned engine to make it rumble. That his dad was a major competitor with the downtown merchants was not relavant .
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    That Litespeed is gorgeous!

    Seems to me the idiots who are hauling ass around town and weaving through rush hour traffic are the "ricers" with their civics and their extensive modifications (read neons and a muffler).
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    i've been a Human Powered pursuit person for a long time, but i threw in one gas aided thrill ride, just to show i mix it up a little bit....( I am a total speed demon, used to be a luger, and trained and lived in Lake Placid at the Olympic Training Center the winter of 1984, but no good pictures of that laying around )


    ....the fastest 15 kilogram road bike in town...... 5,000 more vertical feet to go, on the fourth of July 2006..... and bodyboarding Lake Superior (closed out inshore photo, sorry!) a chilly October, decades ago....

    hanging out of the bottom hatch of a Chinook twin rotor chopper, mountain rescue exercises, Mount Rainier, 2001...... my sea kayak approaching great arch still hanging with ice, Lake Superior, early 90's....and my bike-n-ski combo, good for 40 miles per hour downhill with nary a shimmy, June of this year (I couldn't get it rolling any faster but i was trying my darndest!)
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    The bike has a low powered electric motor running through the derailier, combined with my legs (you have to pedal with the motor, and the very low height of the bike (the seat only comes up to my knee) it cruises at 40 kph on the flat and will easily hold a sprint into the 50kph's, really upsets roadies.
    The velomobile is human powered only, it is fast on the flats and bloody fast on any kind of slope, and the wind from any angle except bang on the nose makes it faster, and on the nose is barely noticeable.
    The slightest shallow slope will allow speeds in excess of 60 kph and hills are a case of how fast do you want to go.
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    Just shy of 400W ranger5oh's Avatar
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    Id love to try one of those "velomobiles".. thing looks awesome. How much does that thing weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger5oh
    This thread is for people who love speed. Cars, bikes, boats, motorcycles... whatever you got that moves you... post a pic here!
    Love your old Fairlady BTW....

    This is my brother's Datsun 1200; 9.57 1/4 mile and 139.71 it's best mph.



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    cars suck.
    that litespeed on the other hand is very nicely done.

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    Gary Fisher Cake 4DLX (dang car gets in the way...)


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    My car, its not fast at all
    0-60: yes



    and my bike, its not fast either.


    almost forgot the kona... its my commuter.



    I might have a Trek 2100 in my stable soon.
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    That Datsun is the ultimate sleeper! Wow!

    Siu.. your bike is as hot as you

    That civic might not be fast stock... but if you put a muffler and neons on it, it sure will be!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger5oh
    but if you put a muffler and neons on it, it sure will be!!!!
    The neons will do the trick

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