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NASCAR Drivers ride 73 miles - only 1 casualty

Old 06-12-16, 12:26 PM
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NASCAR Drivers ride 73 miles - only 1 casualty

NASCAR drivers take 73-mile bike ride through Irish Hills; one takes a tumble | MLive.com

Also, Lance Armstrong will be in Kalamazoo.
https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...river_home_pop

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Jimmie Johnson posted a photo of his Trek a while back on Twitter. Not sure how many other stock car drivers ride, but it does seem like a good way to keep fit (except for bulking up arms to steer those big front tires!).
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Dude, Landon Cassill's quads!!

I'm a bit of a race fan, cool to see some of the drivers and crew out there riding.
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Dude, Landon Cassill's quads!!
That was my thought as well. Apparently, all that time on the clutch builds some serious guns.
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Do you think it was intentional?

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Cool, but given the recent news, isn't "casualty" an unnecessarily loaded word for a skinned knee?
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Originally Posted by D1andonlyDman View Post
That was my thought as well. Apparently, all that time on the clutch builds some serious guns.
Yeah, racing cars have clutches that clamp so heavily that operation of the clutch pedal is roughly equivalent to a >100-pound leg press. That's why racing cars always burn rubber when they launch at the end of a pit stop; the only way to not peel out is to stall the engine!
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I just realized he's the Pete Rose of bicycles
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I just realized he's the Pete Rose of bicycles
He is.
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Buddy of mine did the Assault on Mt Mitchell a few weeks back. Rode a good portion with Jimmie Johnson. Said he was a very good climber and amazing descender.
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I would think he is an "amazing descender" due to a lack of fear.

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I would think he is an "amazing descender" due to a lack of fear.

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I think I'd expect any good car or moto racers to be good at feeling how a chassis is loaded up and what they can ask of the tires
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I'm not surprised that a lot of drivers are into something like cycling. I came back to cycling because I wasn't in good enough shape to do well in my Spec Miata. A lot of people think that race car drivers are beer swilling bubbas but that couldn't be farther from the truth. It takes a lot of stamina to stay focused and drive a car at the limit for 25-30 miles, much less the 300-500 these guys drive.
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