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Old 06-19-08, 08:39 PM
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Roadies and Sports cars

Hey everyone, Ive always felt that many Roadies are also car enthusiasts. The two go hand in hand IMHO

Both machines are admired for cutting edge design and both are designed with one purpose in mind . Speed and Handling . Road Bikes and Sports cars tend to sacrifice the small things that differentiate us from the rest of pack. Compromising comfort for handling and speed, Storage for weight savings ...




So lets see some pix of your rides or at least the cars your into.
I myself am a huge european car enthusiast Porsche, BMW, Audi ...
Ive owned a few BMW ///M 's and now im driving an Audi RS4



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Old 06-19-08, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by xlacrosse View Post
Hey everyone, Ive always felt that many Roadies are also car enthusiasts. The two go hand in hand IMHO

Both machines are admired for cutting edge design and both are designed with one purpose in mind . Speed and Handling . Road Bikes and Sports cars tend to sacrifice the small things that differentiate us from the rest of pack. Compromising comfort for handling and speed, Storage for weight savings ...




So lets see some pix of your rides or at least the cars your into.
I myself am a huge european car enthusiast Porsche, BMW, Audi ...
Ive owned a few BMW ///M 's and now im driving an Audi RS4



Hah, you think I can drive a killer car be in this sport?
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Old 06-19-08, 08:45 PM
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I haven't met many cyclists personally that were into cars, I'm the only one I know that races them.

Nice audi BTW. I prefer Japanese cars (mazdas) because I grew up with them, and also because I like embarrassing way more expensive cars at the track
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I'm a massive car fan my self. I love speed in general which is perhaps why I was so drawn to road bikes. I'm a huge Euro fan as well. Audi, BMW, Merc, etc. I've got a serious soft spot for Ferrari's though.

If I were to post a picture of my "ride", it would probably look something like this:

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Old 06-19-08, 08:46 PM
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There's no such thing as a 4 door sports car.
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Old 06-19-08, 08:47 PM
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No. I don't care for sports car, not one bit. I drive a Jeep Wrangler. I also like Land Rover Defenders and HMMVW (the real one).

Sports cars? What's the point unless you frequent your local race track?

And if you have a wing, fake air scoop, and that noise making can on your exhaust, well I despise you.
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Old 06-19-08, 08:48 PM
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I find cars completely uninteresting. However, a friend of mine has a nice new mustang. A special edition of some sort. Cool car but I would rather purchase a few nice bikes instead.
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"now im driving an Audi RS4"

A sports car only has 2 seats and 2 doors (unless it's a McLaren F1 that has 3 seats and 2 doors). I've had a 90 Aztec Red 300ZX 5spd for 13 years and drive it almost every day, which one can do in sunny South Carolina. It made Automobile Magazine's 25 most beautiful cars of all time issue 1 1/2 years ago...simply superb.
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Old 06-19-08, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
There's no such thing as a 4 door sports car.
If I took you for a ride you might change your mind.
But my RS4 isnt a true sports car by definition. Its more of a sporting GT car.

For those unfamiliar with the RS4 vs. a standard A4 line
420hp v8 , AWD, 6 speed manual, wider body to accommodate a wider track , Front brakes from the Lamborghini Gallardo and a few more toys .
The RS cars are similar to what BMW offers with its ///M car and Benz with its AMG cars.

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Old 06-19-08, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by xlacrosse View Post
If I took you for a ride you might change your mind.
But my RS4 isnt a true sports car by definition. Its more of a sporting GT car.
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Old 06-19-08, 08:55 PM
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my truck holds my bikes and all my baseball gear.....Guess that makes it a "sports" truck.
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Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
There's no such thing as a 4 door sports car.
My old protege had 4 doors and would pull over 1g on street tires, and swing the back end out in corners by adjusting the throttle.

What kind of sports car do you drive?
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Old 06-19-08, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
My old protege had 4 doors and would pull over 1g on street tires, and swing the back end out in corners by adjusting the throttle.

What kind of sports car do you drive?
Funny you mention that, im running a full KW coilover suspension on my RS... the Grip levels are also claimed to be over 1g. Im not much of an import fan myself, just couldn't see myself in an Evo or Sti. And I generally dont like the crowd who drives those cars.

But I do respect the cars... the new GT-R is king of hill
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Old 06-19-08, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by xlacrosse View Post
Thats one of my dream cars...

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Old 06-19-08, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by xlacrosse View Post
Funny you mention that, im running a full KW coilover suspension on my RS... the Grip levels are also claimed to be over 1g. Im not much of an import fan myself, just couldn't see myself in an Evo or Sti. And I generally dont like the crowd who drives those cars.

But I do respect the cars... the new GT-R is king of hill
I don't like the import crowd either, lots of ricers. And don't get me started on other miata owners.
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Old 06-19-08, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
I don't like the import crowd either, lots of ricers. And don't get me started on other miata owners.
Throw some pix up of your ride.
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I used to be really into cars and may get back into them. I don't think people realize how blah most cars are. I can think of a handful of cars that got my attention recently. One was a maserati, another was a Jeep Wrangler chromed out new fire engine red paint with lift kit and other goodies.

My dream car is a ~1989 Lamborghini Countach and I may end up getting one instead of making a down payment on a house, I have to see how the finding a wife situation ends up.
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Old 06-19-08, 09:14 PM
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Interesting thread.

I actually got involved with cycling this year as a result of sports cars. My day time job is working for a professional sports car racing series. Actually in the paddock, many of the drivers and team members are very into road bikes and ride them on the track after practices.

I think there is absolutely a relationship as far as racers go. They need to bit fit, so it is not surprising they pick-up an activity that is related to speed. I could go on and on into all the ways an actual race car is like a road bike, but I think the similarities are obvious.

So I wouldn't say roadies are necessarily sports car fans, but I would many sports car fans are roadies if that makes since. And for what it is worth, many people involved in the motorsports industry no matter if they are drivers, fabricators, pit crew member, engineers, etc. are involved in cycling; I would say much more than most professions.
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Old 06-19-08, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Zanardi View Post
Interesting thread.

I actually got involved with cycling this year as a result of sports cars. My day time job is working for a professional sports car racing series. Actually in the paddock, many of the drivers and team members are very into road bikes and ride them on the track after practices.

I think there is absolutely a relationship as far as racers go. They need to bit fit, so it is not surprising they pick-up an activity that is related to speed. I could go on and on into all the ways an actual race car is like a road bike, but I think the similarities are obvious.

So I wouldn't say roadies are necessarily sports car fans, but I would many sports car fans are roadies if that makes since. And for what it is worth, many people involved in the motorsports industry no matter if they are drivers, fabricators, pit crew member, engineers, etc. are involved in cycling; I would say much more than most professions.
Well said... Btw what type of racing are you involved in??? Im a huge F1 fan myself
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Old 06-19-08, 09:18 PM
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I saw one of these today in Malibu, and thought, "wtf?":



I had to look it up. It's a BMW Hydrogen 7.

Interesting!

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Old 06-19-08, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by xlacrosse View Post
Well said... Btw what type of racing are you involved in??? Im a huge F1 fan myself
The American Le Mans Series....and go Kimi!
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Old 06-19-08, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
I saw one of these today in Malibu, and thought, "wtf?":



I had to look it up. It's a BMW Hydrogen 7.

Interesting!

That car is purely a demo of some technology the BMW is working on, they pass it around to celebs and stuff to get the press on the car. Dont expect to see a car like mass marketed for a very long time.

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The American Le Mans Series....and go Kimi!
Thats awesome, what team do you work for in Le Mans ... as for F1 Im a big Kimi fan , not sure if you caught the canadian GP.. But Hamilton was penalized 10 grid spots for the disaster he caused in pit lane. I went nuts when it happened, Kimi was easily going to win that race
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I see cars as nasty necessities and can't wait until something better replaces them. Sure, the bike does for a lot of things, but I can't go on a ski trip with my bike.

When sports cars pass me going up a mountain side, and rev the engine to show off, I just think, "yeah so, anyone with an income can do that. Get out and try to pedal up."
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Originally Posted by xlacrosse View Post



Thats awesome, what team do you work for in Le Mans ... Im a big Kimi fan , not sure if you caught the canadian GP.. But Hamilton was penalized 10 grid spots for the disaster he caused in pit lane. I went nuts when it happened... Kimi was easily going to win that race

I do not work for a team, I work for the Series itself doing marketing.

And yes, did catch Canada. Very much Hamilton's fault, but that pit lane system is a joke. I believe it caught out Massa last year, and JPM the year prior to that. Oh well, Kimi should be okay. I think he is better the LH, and the BMW's just aren't as powerful as the McLaren and Ferraris. I believe his biggest threat for the championship is his own teammate.
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Originally Posted by dark13star View Post
I see cars as nasty necessities and can't wait until something better replaces them. Sure, the bike does for a lot of things, but I can't go on a ski trip with my bike.

When sports cars pass me going up a mountain side, and rev the engine to show off, I just think, "yeah so, anyone with an income can do that. Get out and try to pedal up."
What if the same guy with the sports car that enjoyed driving the mountain roads, goes back and enjoys climbing it on his Road bike . Thats the point of this entire thread.

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