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Old 04-25-2006, 04:59 AM
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i'm thinking about wide angle mirroring a certain place, anybody know how much they cost? i still won't cross double yellows but more info is better than none you know?
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From day one we've talked about not crossing the yellows...I think we even talk about it when we were interviewed for Chasing the Touge. That part probably didn't make it in the DVD.

I've caught myself crossing the double yellows. I try never to cross however, its suicide.

As for drifting in the canyons, its the same old shit as the street racers racing around town. Keep it at the track, thats where you really learn and get better. I can't wait till FnF3 comes out, we'll have plenty of company in the canyons.
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I had a nice long coversation with a CHP officer about the upcomming patrol activity and in one word it will be HEAVY. They are not looking for Minis per se but we wil be caught up in the net anyway. Acording to him the number one target is still the crotch rockets at all times of the day and drifters at night. We fall under the general lumping of canyon " racers ' which is next on their list. His advice was take it to the track or take it FAR away. On a side note he did express his apprecitaion of 11-99 foundation members

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Can I borrow your license plate frame sometime Randy?
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Can I borrow your license plate frame sometime Randy?
You can but if you do not have the backup materials in your name you will be worse off that not having one , beleive me. They would think you had stolen the frame from a member and in turn were pulling a fast one on them . Can you say " HOG TIE " LOL

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there's a vid i downloaded a long time ago of an hachi roku going around a small section of track.

same driver, same car, same track (same parts).

they did a side by side comparison of his runs and the grip run set a faster time by like 5 seconds or so. and anyone will tell you that 5 seconds is a lifetime on a racetrack.

when everyone started getting into drifting here a couple years ago the big names: signal auto, club4ag, etc etc... they all held teaching events. but back then they called them "car control" events as opposed to the "drift clinic" names now. I know there are some groups that still hold these events under "car control" but for the most part "drifting" has become the popular and therefore replacing term. it's the same event, but i thought the "car control" label was better because for a rwd car, it's good for the driver to know how to drift. if they ever get into a rough situation where the back end slides out unintentionally, they would know how to recover. but i wouldn't go into a touge and slide around on purpose. drifting eats up tires. and tires ain't cheap! take it to the track and get a tire sponsor.
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From day one we've talked about not crossing the yellows...I think we even talk about it when we were interviewed for Chasing the Touge. That part probably didn't make it in the DVD.

I've caught myself crossing the double yellows. I try never to cross however, its suicide.

As for drifting in the canyons, its the same old shit as the street racers racing around town. Keep it at the track, thats where you really learn and get better. I can't wait till FnF3 comes out, we'll have plenty of company in the canyons.
i just bought that DVD off ebay last night
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I preach not crossing the double yellows when I go with others on canyon runs but the congregation ain't listening. I just keep my distance, keep it in my lane and keep on preaching.

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what are canyons? hahaha we ain't got dem around dees parts
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We don't really have canyons by definition either. Just mountain roads. haha!
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yeah... no canyon roads around here at all. and any really good roads have too much traffic to be any good. fortunately there are a few good rural areas that can be a lot of fun... you just have to know where to go.
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im down with the grip... done the drift... gets to expensive lol
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I preach not crossing the double yellows when I go with others on canyon runs but the congregation ain't listening. I just keep my distance, keep it in my lane and keep on preaching.

The Dragon shall be very interesting.
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Some people don't learn until something bad happens...wouldn't want to hear of any bad accidents at the Dragon. Tell them to take out their teddy bears while they're at it, you don't want anything moving around and getting in the way while cornering
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...wouldn't want to hear of any bad accidents at the Dragon.
even with the pace cars
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You can but if you do not have the backup materials in your name you will be worse off that not having one , beleive me. They would think you had stolen the frame from a member and in turn were pulling a fast one on them . Can you say " HOG TIE " LOL

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