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Old 06-10-06, 01:08 AM   #1
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track bikes on mtv?!

so i dont know if this has been posted. but i did search so eat a dick


on mtvs "parental control" one of the girls(cute as ****) took the dude to a velodrome and did a couple laps

tell me pleeeeease that im not the only one that saw this
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Old 06-10-06, 01:15 AM   #2
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I think it's worse that you were watching MTV. At least they were out riding.

Hopefully more people will come out and pay racer fees and race and help preserve a decent sport.

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Old 06-10-06, 01:20 AM   #3
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You should do a search to find out if anyone else saw this.
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I think its worse that you were watching MTV. At least they were out riding.
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Probably a little off topic-I read somewhere that from the turn of the last century up untill around WW2 that track bicycle racing was just as popular as baseball and every major city had a velodrome. Wouldn't it be nice if that could happen again.
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Old 06-10-06, 05:55 AM   #6
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It has. It's called NASCAR.
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Old 06-10-06, 08:56 AM   #7
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It has. It's called NASCAR.
LOL so true
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Old 06-10-06, 09:51 AM   #8
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It has. It's called NASCAR.
Yup......exactly the same.
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except nascar racers don't have to work to go fast. oooooh, you can point your toe downward on the gas pedal. now THAT **** deserves some respect...

sure, there's maneuvering, but track racing and nascar are about equal in that respect.
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except nascar racers don't have to work to go fast. oooooh, you can point your toe downward on the gas pedal. now THAT **** deserves some respect...

sure, there's maneuvering, but track racing and nascar are about equal in that respect.
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though i hear being at a race is tight, if you like drinking beer and being rowdy
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god I love mtv dating shows.... seriously though, Next is their best show.
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Old 06-10-06, 04:19 PM   #12
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except nascar racers don't have to work to go fast. oooooh, you can point your toe downward on the gas pedal. now THAT **** deserves some respect...

sure, there's maneuvering, but track racing and nascar are about equal in that respect.
I call BS on this. I'm a car guy, I don't care for NASCAR... Formula One is more my style.

Strap yourself into a car, and run 200mph... 293 feet per second. 1 football field per second. Do this on a track like daytona that is about 45 feet wide in each turn. Banked at 31 degrees, I've tried walking up it, gave up.

Now, 200 mph... throw a car into a turn... where your going to fight 3 g's of force on your arms. Go 2 or 3 cars wide with inches in between them. Follow the same line each lap varying the entry point +/- 6 inches, hit the apex by the same margin and get back out... at 200 miles an hour. I can't hit an apex by 3 feet in a car... at 60!

Do it in 130 degree heat... for 5 hours. Drivers come out of the car dehydrated having sweated off ten pounds.

Care to have your ego stroked? A lot of formula one, Nascar, and Super Moto drivers and riders train on bicycles in order to think quick with a high heart rate.

You can think that all it takes is putting a right foot down, but I'd have to agree to disagree.
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MTV ???.....smmfh
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Old 06-10-06, 04:33 PM   #14
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Drivers come out of the car dehydrated having sweated off ten pounds.
too bad their fast-food-addicted, sugar-swilling, beer-guzzling, crap-watching, couch-sitting, morbidly obese fans can't get a piece of that action.
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I call BS on this. I'm a car guy, I don't care for NASCAR... Formula One is more my style.

Strap yourself into a car, and run 200mph... 293 feet per second. 1 football field per second. Do this on a track like daytona that is about 45 feet wide in each turn. Banked at 31 degrees, I've tried walking up it, gave up.

Now, 200 mph... throw a car into a turn... where your going to fight 3 g's of force on your arms. Go 2 or 3 cars wide with inches in between them. Follow the same line each lap varying the entry point +/- 6 inches, hit the apex by the same margin and get back out... at 200 miles an hour. I can't hit an apex by 3 feet in a car... at 60!

Do it in 130 degree heat... for 5 hours. Drivers come out of the car dehydrated having sweated off ten pounds.

Care to have your ego stroked? A lot of formula one, Nascar, and Super Moto drivers and riders train on bicycles in order to think quick with a high heart rate.

You can think that all it takes is putting a right foot down, but I'd have to agree to disagree.

well, you seem to know more than i, so i defer to your knowledge.
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I just appreciate both the spandex wearing leg shaving races where "Fast" is 35, and the machines involved... as well as the race cars.

Heck, anything that gets my adrenaline pumping does the trick.

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Old 06-10-06, 05:10 PM   #17
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dont be a ****** they werent "out riding" they did like 4 laps. and mtv dating shows are the ****.
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I think it's worse that you were watching MTV. At least they were out riding.
mc paul barman: "mtv get off the air pt. 2" (or dead kennedys if you want to stay old school)

"there's something i don't like about a band that always smiles"...so true.
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i wanna go on a date with her i hope she schools me it would be hot!
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the producers at MTV are just like me & you. As a matter of fact, I know for sure that at least 1 bikeforums member has worked there recently, and I'd almost be willing to put money on the fact that there are probably a few that work for viacom right now. (occasionally, I freelance for them). If ONE kid watching MTV wants to go race or spectate out at the velodrome because he saw this show, I think that's ******** awesome.
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Old 06-10-06, 07:12 PM   #21
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i heard about this, i'm jealous
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the producers at MTV are just like me & you. As a matter of fact, I know for sure that at least 1 bikeforums member has worked there recently, and I'd almost be willing to put money on the fact that there are probably a few that work for viacom right now. (occasionally, I freelance for them). If ONE kid watching MTV wants to go race or spectate out at the velodrome because he saw this show, I think that's ******** awesome.
i've made a show for MTV before--all by mah lil ol' self.
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So the girl that was on the date, who probialy never rode a fixie before, probialy not a even bike in a while, rode a brakeless fixie in a velodome? Your kidding me right? Btw ive never seen it, hence the questions.
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i have a few friends who have worked for mtv, vh1, and the fuse. good folks who are all active in the DIY hardcore scene. i've been asked to be on mtv shows a few time, as well as that channel the fuse. i passed.
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Probably a little off topic-I read somewhere that from the turn of the last century up untill around WW2 that track bicycle racing was just as popular as baseball and every major city had a velodrome. Wouldn't it be nice if that could happen again.
it would be nice. but would it be worth enduring the amount of *****ing about its growing popularity from people who would eventually abandon the sport once it became mainstream? i'm sure it would be.
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