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Old 09-29-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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I was debating whether or not to post this. A friend keeps prompting me so here goes. As some of you know I have an LSR sidecar. I was determined to get it out this year as it has languished for some time now. I brought it out for the May season opener at El Mirage dry lake and promptly got tossed out of tech! In all my years of racing thats the first time that happened to me. Very humiliating to say the least. They didn't like the handlebar set up and a number of other things. Changes were made and it ran in June and July. At the Sept. 13 meet it finally got into its stride and cranked off a 122.240 mph run for a 500 cc pushrod gas sidecar record.

On the line.

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In the lights,

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And the best part. Stripping it for certification.

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El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817 mph
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG 122.240 mph
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF 120.157 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG 119.667 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF 117.186 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG 111.494 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF 112.717 mph
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF 128.703 mph
Bonneville record 650 SC/PG 121.553 mph
El Mirage record 650 SC/PG 130.224 mph
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Gotta be a hairy ride that close to the salt (or dirt). Awesome.

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Old 09-29-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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congrats! Not much out there cooler than having a Land Speed Record.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:31 AM   #4
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Wow.....Very cool.

Congrats !



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Old 09-30-2009, 01:10 AM   #5
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Hoofhearted, I've seen you post pics of this bike a few times before. Great to hear you succeded! Congratulations!
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:11 AM   #6
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Of course you should let us all know of your victory. We can't all race, so we need you to let us know, so we can be a little/live a little vicariously through you. Then we celebrate for and with you.

I hope I'm not alone on this, I don't think I am....anyway.....

Good for you and Bravo! Hemingway is proud of you.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:48 AM   #7
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whooa!!!
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:29 AM   #8
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great job, congrats. that thing looks like a blast
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:48 AM   #9
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Congrats! Very cool stuff! You and some other guys here have inspired me. I hope to make a few passes at the Maxton mile this year.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:01 AM   #10
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That's cool man.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:11 AM   #11
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Awesome job!

I've been lurking/following your escapades for a while now, love the design on your bike.

I've been contemplating a similar build myself.

My brother and I should be at Elmo in October, hope to take a look at your rig then.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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had to prompt ya? hell i'd been all over everywhere with this, lol. congrats, youve earned it. oh by the way, would love to see the build of that thing!
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:27 AM   #13
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Congratulations ,dude.Well done!
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:04 PM   #14
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that is just plain awesome! congratulations!

my wife would kill me.... "honey, wake up! remember how yesterday i set a land speed record? yeah. that rocked"... repeat that every night for the next 14 years.
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:24 PM   #15
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I was out there when you set the record. I saw your run and thought that your control set up was pretty wild, I checked it out when it was in impound. Good job and congrats for building such a wild machine and having the balls to ride it. Photobucket
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Wow! Thanks for all the kind words.
Dandruff, Wish you had have said hello. It is always nice to put a face to a name.

Dreamweaver, It will be out in Oct. The goal is 130. Stop by and say hello.

The same friend said this was a good shot so here it is.

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El Mirage record 500 APS/PG 129.817 mph
El Mirage record 500 SC/PG 122.240 mph
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF 120.157 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG 119.667 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF 117.186 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG 111.494 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF 112.717 mph
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF 128.703 mph
Bonneville record 650 SC/PG 121.553 mph
El Mirage record 650 SC/PG 130.224 mph

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:40 PM   #17
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Congratulations from a fellow national LSR record holder. Breaking those records take a lot of time and money, seeing your name in the books makes it all worth while.

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Old 09-30-2009, 09:04 PM   #19
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Thanks Rivet. I don't know if you know Dave Anderson. He sent me a video of a run at Maxton. Man, I had no idea it is so bumpy! I don't think the sidecar will be there!
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El Mirage record 500 SC/PG 122.240 mph
El Mirage record 500 SC/PF 120.157 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PG 119.667 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PF 117.186 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBG 111.494 mph
Bonneville record 500 SC/PBF 112.717 mph
Bonneville record 650 SC/PF 128.703 mph
Bonneville record 650 SC/PG 121.553 mph
El Mirage record 650 SC/PG 130.224 mph
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Thanks Rivet. I don't know if you know Dave Anderson. He sent me a video of a run at Maxton. Man, I had no idea it is so bumpy! I don't think the sidecar will be there!

Is this the video he sent you? Bumpy is right!!! This video was taken on our M/PG-650/4 BSA Hornet, the turbo nitrous bike broke before I could get any video on it.

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