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post #121 of 151 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 09:16 PM
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And let's all admit it - if somebody posted a video of HD baggers complete with trailers on a road course, we'd all watch!

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I think the attraction was something like vintage sportscar racing. I'd much rather watch a pack of TransAm era Boss 302s or Alfa GTAs fighting it out than their new equivalents even though the new cars are infinity faster/better race cars.
I agree totally.

In modern car racing, you don't have four wheel drifts, heel-toe downshifting, etc. It's very antiseptic, which leads to fascinations with off-track behavior and politics instead of the racing.

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I'm in total agreement with your agreeing totally, for precisely the reasons you stated.

It used to be that you could SEE the handling differences as the cars cornered. Now, it's like watching slot cars.
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And so few cars tricycle in corners any more....

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I can get my GTi to tricycle if I try hard enough.

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We still heel-toe and slide. I raced a SCCA A/Sedan car for many years because it was the closest to the real TransAm cars. Carbs, full unibodies. True. Radials don't like the slip angle that the old bias tires did years ago. Some fun you bet!

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Not to beat a dead horse and to reclaim this thread the "HD rider" in the crash video was identified as Chuck Norris' son! Check it out on cyrilhuzepost. I think that is why he could just get up and walk away.
In that case, he probably didn't really drop it, It wasn't going fast enough and he just threw it down.

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And let's all admit it - if somebody posted a video of HD baggers complete with trailers on a road course, we'd all watch!
Don, there is a YouTube of a "run what ya brung" race on a quarter or eighth mile dirt track, featuring... wait for it, a whole bunch of good ol' boys on their full baggers, it is hilarious, must see if I can find it.
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We were at the Indy round of the MotoGP this year. They ran the HD's as a support class. We really didn't even bother watching, but while walking around the course my 13 year old daughter saw a bit of them and said, "dad, those bikes are slow."

From the mouths of babes...
That was same opinion I've had for the past few years at Indy. That said, I very much enjoy going to the fair grounds and watching whose Harleys go around the big dirt oval.
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I can get my GTi to tricycle if I try hard enough.
If I try really hard I can get the Kato onto two wheels.

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