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Old 01-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #21
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #22
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Tawny, is that you?
Oh nooooo.....my cover has been blown!

Ahhhhh hood surfin'...those were the daze....
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:22 PM   #24
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Go to all 50 states
I achieved this in 7 years of living in the USA, and I'm not even American, so get cracking!

Oh and FWIW I am jumping out of serviceable plane in two week's time.
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I achieved this in 7 years of living in the USA, and I'm not even American, so get cracking!
Yikes - I've been here for over 25 years and have only visited 5 states (though if you ignore 20 mins spent in AZ, it's more like 4 states).

Guess I need to get moving
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Haven't fulfilled any outrageous items since I can't get anyone to loan me an F1 car for a few laps around Austin's F1 track. Nor have I been able to get a ride in a current day fighter plane at low altitude or any altitude for that matter.

Maybe I'll have to settle for a superkart and a ride in a P51
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This looks like more fun: CAF Warbird Ride Program
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This looks like more fun: CAF Warbird Ride Program
Yep, some of those riders had big smiles on their faces. Maybe the payload was in their pants.
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Hey, do any of you have any contacts with racing organizations that might do time tests on the Bonneville Salt Flats?

Thinking there might a racecar guy (or gal) among the crowd here, what with the F1 and all that DFW.

We're trying to find a way to get an official speed test on the bus when we come by Wendover in late May. Top speed thus far, downhill, on good pavement, in Hungary was 57 mph.
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What was your most outrageous bucket list item which you completed?
Well, er.... Everyone's bucket list is different, right? And what seems totally outrageous and different and unusual to me probably isn't to others, and vice versa. That said, here is my most outrageous (IMO) bucket list item which I completed:

I established a real, honest-to-gosh HOME here in New Orleans. I have lived here for the past 18 years by now, longer than anywhere else. I have even lived in the same house for the past 12 years and it is even paid off, so it is as much mine as is possible.

Having moved 28 times so far in my life, and having spent most of my younger life bouncing around the country and world due to circumstances beyond my control, having a real home like other people has always been a completely outrageous bucket list dream of mine.

I love having my own home and awakening in my own bed each morning, knowing I am HOME!
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No bucket list here. There are many things I have not done, many places that I have not been to. As long as I get to do something different, go to some places new, it's good enough.
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Hey, do any of you have any contacts with racing organizations that might do time tests on the Bonneville Salt Flats?

Thinking there might a racecar guy (or gal) among the crowd here, what with the F1 and all that DFW.

We're trying to find a way to get an official speed test on the bus when we come by Wendover in late May. Top speed thus far, downhill, on good pavement, in Hungary was 57 mph.
Here you go: Usfra home page although for 57 MPH, you can probably find someplace closer to home
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Cool, DFW--they are the folks I just wrote an email to, this morning.

Although our school bus isn't very fast, there doesn't appear to be a record on record for fastest school bus on the flats, so theoretically, ours COULD be the fastest!!

The bus is in Seattle now, so we have to come by Utah at some point on our way home so it isn't too far out of the way.

We missed taking a turn on the Nurburgring in Germany by a day--they closed before we could make it there on our way through Germany, but that would have been amazing.
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We missed taking a turn on the Nurburgring in Germany by a day--they closed before we could make it there on our way through Germany, but that would have been amazing.
Would love to take some laps at the Ring in a ZR1 vette or GT3 Porsche.
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