|I really admire V8 engines||stinkfoot247|
May 26, 2003 11:55 PM
|yesterday was memorial day, and not only did I take time to think about combat heros, but the real american heros. You know the ones with their shinny red cars and big intimidating engines. I take a moment to put myself in their shoes. They must have carbon soles like us to efficiently apply all that pressure on the accelerator. It's not hard to admire/envy someone with that dedicated training on making their car go fast. Not just fast, fast enough to pass a cyclist and put him in a state of awe and wow. I think I'm right to speak for the majority of us RBR's when I say that. I think of all the hours of training it must have taken to press the gas pedal that hard. That pedal pushing foot could do wonders on a bike. Maybe good sprinters? I think of and envy the amount of balls it takes to challenge a guy on a bike with a gas guzzling hunk of metal. Truly inpiring folks they are. I await impatiently for the next one to come along, high off exhileration and some trace fumes. I need those frequent displays of power to remember that I am inferior to a 1970's car. It's like trying to remember right from left, you know how it is. So many thanks and best wishes to those with big red shinny cars.|
|re: I really admire V8 engines||tmotz|
May 27, 2003 3:56 AM
|IMO Americans need to get out of those cars maybe the whole fat percentages would drop.|
|re: I really admire V8 engines||moo2|
May 27, 2003 5:19 AM
|You know, I actually get a kick out of a-holes like that. I'm quite flattered that they feel the need to use all that horsepower just to pass some panzy, shaved leg, lycra wearing cyclist.
Hey, they must be pretty intimidated by us to need all that power and noise to pass at 20+MPH. I just laugh it off.
|HOW DARE YOU!!!!||cydswipe|
May 27, 2003 5:43 AM
|Sir, I must protest your patriotic observance of 70's muscle car gear-heads without acknowledging the other side of the coin. Pick-up trucks! My, how much strength and courage it must take to put flat pipes on a big engined farm truck, then drive around in town, getting high RPM's and making noise to show that said courage. Think of all the hours of dedication. Applying stickers to the back window, hanging the gun rack, getting the mud flaps that convey their particular political positions "Yosemite Sam's BACK OFF? or the chrome ladies? Hhmmmm?" While I agree, muscle cars are "macho", you cannot segregate the groups! TOGETHER they deserve a national day of acheivement. Not just an afternoon of "Wrestlemania" repeats. Something must be done!! Call your congressman! Alert the media!! Something must be done so they can collectively stand up and be noticed as contributing members of society!!! Hear their cries!!!
CHEVY CHEVY CHEVY CHEVY!!!
|HOW DARE YOU!!!!||moo2|
May 27, 2003 6:27 AM
Also, don't forget about the kiddies with their "R-type" cars. You gotta respect a kid who goes through all the trouble of putting a 6 inch exhaust and the obligitory R-type" and unknown Mandarin Chinese character on his Civic. Hey, it also takes a lot of work to mount that massive FAA approved spoiler on the rear deck. And don't forget it takes a tremendous amount of courage to drive that front wheel drive car, what with all the downforce on the rear wheels.
That's what we see the most down here in sunny South Florida. Although I once saw a grown man who did it the right way on his FWD car...turbo, intercooler, and a big wing on the FRONT...now that car was FAST....and to all the teenies reading this: It didn't need a friggin 6 inch exhaust either. Man, I can't wait until that fad is gone!
|Not just the power....||wilki5|
May 27, 2003 6:40 AM
|Let us not forget the skill that many of these drivers have. To be able to pass within 2 feet of a bike rider at these speeds. I'm still waiting for the true professional who can narrow that gap between his door and my handlebars to 12-18 inches and all at 60 mph. And with the wide open lane beside them. These first rate drivers truely know their craft. Its not just about the power.|
|Japanese Kanji Letters On Cars...||Gregory Taylor|
May 27, 2003 7:57 AM
|Hey, they look pretty cool, but I still don't know why anyone would want something that translates as "small, non-functioning penis" on the side of their car.|| |