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Old 08-07-23, 11:16 AM
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It's a shame you can't even autocross in a Spark

Unfortunately it appears that a stock Chevy Spark would not be allowed to compete in SCCA Solo competition. It's height is 61” and the average track is 55.6.” With the height being more than the track it is a high rollover risk and we don't allow it to compete because of that.
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Impressive save!!!

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
MVDP wasn't so lucky.
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this thread needs more Simon.


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The weight of the wing probably screws the horsepower to weight ratio.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
this thread needs more Simon.


He has a wing.
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The own of this car has clearly done his research. Obviously.
It's a no go show boat. It has the big 1.2L and probably a CVT transmission. The electric ones were pretty snappy, might need a wing for one of them.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
this thread needs more Simon.


7 months old? Where does the time go?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
MVDP wasn't so lucky.
He got back up.
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Originally Posted by big john
He got back up.
Thankfully, the damage to bike and body wasn't worse. It was an impressive performance, for sure,.
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Tour de Big Bear regional century last weekend. 23rd / 582. It was fun going into the final climb in the front "high society" group with Phil Gaimon, et al. Suffered severely in the heat and cracked after trying to stay with the leaders for too long. I think placing in the mid teens would have been possible with better execution. Next time!
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Glasgow MUP report: (with the least aerodynamic jacket)

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Originally Posted by TMonk
Tour de Big Bear regional century last weekend. 23rd / 582. It was fun going into the final climb in the front "high society" group with Phil Gaimon, et al. Suffered severely in the heat and cracked after trying to stay with the leaders for too long. I think placing in the mid teens would have been possible with better execution. Next time!
Kudos! Pretty hot day for riding in the fast group alright!

I know a handful of folks here that headed over, it was nice and cool compared to Phoenix
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Glasgow MUP report: (with the least aerodynamic jacket)

https://twitter.com/annaholligan/sta...99055675363338
Wow, she can ride, chat, and be anti-aero all at the same time. Kudos.
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Kudos! Pretty hot day for riding in the fast group alright!

I know a handful of folks here that headed over, it was nice and cool compared to Phoenix
Yeah IDK how you guys do it. Personally I am very poorly heat adapted. I know it's something you can train/get used to but man I suffer when it gets high 80's and up.
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Yeah IDK how you guys do it. Personally I am very poorly heat adapted. I know it's something you can train/get used to but man I suffer when it gets high 80's and up.
I few years ago I was alright with riding up to 105-108° but now I'm too old for that ****.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Tour de Big Bear regional century last weekend. 23rd / 582. It was fun going into the final climb in the front "high society" group with Phil Gaimon, et al. Suffered severely in the heat and cracked after trying to stay with the leaders for too long. I think placing in the mid teens would have been possible with better execution. Next time!
8 people from my club did the Century. One guy, an old desert motorcycle racer in his 70s, did the gravel event on his Lauf gravel bike. He said the course was more suited to a mountain bike with all the loose rocks. Good thing he has mad skillz.
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Wow, she can ride, chat, and be anti-aero all at the same time. Kudos.
That's how angels are.
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Quiet morning, who knows wtf these slackers are doing.
Slept in til 5:30, from 8:30. Then we went and paid our annual health insurance bill. A big jump in actual cost, coupled with the strong peso/weak dollar thing put us over US$1000 each for the first time. We’ve been doing it this way since ought 9. Mexican ssi health insurance.
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Yeah IDK how you guys do it. Personally I am very poorly heat adapted. I know it's something you can train/get used to but man I suffer when it gets high 80's and up.
I adapt by starting with easy-paced and fairly short rides, and build gradually. Monitoring my HR has worked pretty well for me. I tend to run about 8-10 bpm faster when things get hot, and I am careful to keep my exertion level in check so I don't get myself into trouble.
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7 months old? Where does the time go?
He’s destined to be a snooker player. 147 is the highest possible score.
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He finished 31st of 221. Not bad for a 73 year old geezer.
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not bad at all! Also, that first picture looks like a MTB trail!!!
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He finished 31st of 221. Not bad for a 73 year old geezer.
Yeow, that's pretty rough. He shoulda brought this bike

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He finished 31st of 221. Not bad for a 73 year old geezer.
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So, that gizmo on the front of the bike. GPS I imagine. Does it give turn by turn directions, or just record your path? Does it give hr, power, and other info too? Does it have a large print option for those with poor vision?
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