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Old 02-23-2006, 07:15 AM   #21
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I agree long green flag runs are a great time to catch a nap, I'm usually on the computer or wandering around the house and it's understood that I will wake dh if any action (crashes or fights) happens. My dh went to Daytona once, said he wished he'd sold his tickets and watched the race across the street in a bar. He couldn't see, people stand up during the whole race and the seats are horrible. He said it's too commercialized with all the T-shirt booths and prices were outrageous on everything.

Myself, I enjoy the local Sat night races, sitting on wood bleachers, swatting misquitoes, eating carnival food then heading to the pits for after race party.

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Old 02-23-2006, 12:10 PM   #22
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Myself, I enjoy the local Sat night races, sitting on wood bleachers, swatting misquitoes, eating carnival food then heading to the pits for after race party.
And picking rubber tidbits out of your eyes, teeth, hair, and ears for the next weeks... :P
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Have funds -- I learned a long time ago to sit as high up as I could, I use to think it was for a better view, I was wrong.

Another sport I enjoy watching (maybe it's not a sport) is Bull Riding, the flying bits and pieces there are sticky and smell.
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Earnest Hemingway said there are only 3 sports: Bullfighting, Mountain Climbing, and Motor Racing. All the rest are just games.
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Chuck Norris could kick ernest hemingways butt.
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Gimme NHRA.... 300 mph in 4.5 seconds.*

If you can't black out from the g's you're pulling, then what fun is it?
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Just videotape (tivo?) the NASCAR race and watch it while fastforwarding through it. The cars look like they're going 1000 mph (1600 kmh, for canucks). Amazing. Plus, you can watch a whole race in 30 minutes.
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Gimme NHRA.... 300 mph in 4.5 seconds.

If you can't black out from the g's you're pulling, then what fun is it?
bow-tie - that's only about 3g.
If you are a high-g junkie, short of flying a fighter jet, you should try some aerobatic glider (I was able to make +5g and -2g).
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Wife was watching "the view" this morning, and carrot top (yeah, I know, I'd kick his ass too) had a "portable nascar" prop. A hat with a motor in it and two cars that keep going in front of your face.
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bow-tie - that's only about 3g.
If you are a high-g junkie, short of flying a fighter jet, you should try some aerobatic glider (I was able to make +5g and -2g).
But I can't get that smell of Nitro and feel the earth shake when they launch at the tree...
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