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      02-24-2008, 01:57 PM   #45
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I had lots of fast bikes while in my twentys 1000's 998's R1's etc,bikes are fecking quick and command or you die since then no car has ever felt that quick quick yes but not OMG quick just smirk to yourself quick
I stopped thinking cars were fast or 'cool' when I got my first litre bike, now I like my cars to have a bit of acceleration but its not the same at all ... slam on the brakes as hard as you dare feeling the rear lift a little, hit the bars and shift arse off the seat, crank it waay over until it feels something must ground out, feed the power in - the back twitches and you know if it lets go you are in big trouble, lean forward as the front starts to warn a little of a tankslapping moment then comes clear of the tarmac- kick third who needs a clutch ...

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Dave - well written account of biking! No adrenalin rush like it, and nothing like a fast bike to make your OWN rear end twitch or a front tyre puncture Never forgotten that one!
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or a front tyre puncture Never forgotten that one!
I've avoided that joy so far but I can imagine it, it's not a pretty thought!
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I stopped thinking cars were fast or 'cool' when I got my first litre bike, now I like my cars to have a bit of acceleration but its not the same at all ... slam on the brakes as hard as you dare feeling the rear lift a little, hit the bars and shift arse off the seat, crank it waay over until it feels something must ground out, feed the power in - the back twitches and you know if it lets go you are in big trouble, lean forward as the front starts to warn a little of a tankslapping moment then comes clear of the tarmac- kick third who needs a clutch ...

Roll on spring.


the memories.............only gave it up because of the time thing with work etc but had good times and managed to walk away there is just too many basted coppers around nowadays but do remind me to tell you about exiting donnington,3 Police forces,1 helicopter and the spliff one day
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Id like to know if all the people saying an M5 wasnt brutal, have actually driven one?

Now some of you will have and some of you wont, and the ones that havent need to stop inputting an opinion.

IMO its a very fast car, with a mighty engine and some people will feel its brutal.
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the memories.............only gave it up because of the time thing with work etc but had good times and managed to walk away there is just too many basted coppers around nowadays but do remind me to tell you about exiting donnington,3 Police forces,1 helicopter and the spliff one day
Calvin, please reveal all! I've got one about 4 bikes, 2 coppers on bikes, 1 pursuit car, Wiltshire country side and a pub chosen at random with a very helpful landlord and a mate who was carrying an illegal weapon.
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Calvin, please reveal all! I've got one about 4 bikes, 2 coppers on bikes, 1 pursuit car, Wiltshire country side and a pub chosen at random with a very helpful landlord and a mate who was carrying an illegal weapon.
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On the subject of bikes, apparently 2 coppers in Belgium somewhere decided to "saddle up" their bikes after hearing some engines screaming towards them, only for one of the cars towards the back of the group to pass so close to them, they jumped back off and didn`t bother getting back up to chase after them.
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Id like to know if all the people saying an M5 wasnt brutal, have actually driven one?

Now some of you will have and some of you wont, and the ones that havent need to stop inputting an opinion.

IMO its a very fast car, with a mighty engine and some people will feel its brutal.
I didn't get to drive it Steve, but I was in one a couple of weeks ago and the owner did a couple of full tilt 0-100 (and to 140 and one point) runs.

It's very fast, but I'd also say it's better mannered and more civilised than anything else with similar performance.

In contrast to say a track set up 911, which feels pretty 'brutal' when the engine starts to overtake you and you go into a spin at 90mph.
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I was just disagreeing with something Fandango said. Isn't that allowed any more ?
You always disagree with me NFS, its like a habit you have.. Fandango says something... you have to disagree


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Maybe H, we all have a few things in our past
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ive rented a travel lodge room just for a sesh before.. wasnt even in there that long... few hours and it cost me 50 quid. Didnt even stay the night!
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ive rented a travel lodge room just for a sesh before.. wasnt even in there that long... few hours and it cost me 50 quid. Didnt even stay the night!
Travelodge and the other budget hotels have a special term for people who check in for a quick one and leave a couple of hours later.

They call it a 'wet let'.

They love it because they can sell the room again to a tired businessman and achieve more than 100% occupancy for the night.
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Travelodge and the other budget hotels have a special term for people who check in for a quick one and leave a couple of hours later.

They call it a 'wet let'.

They love it because they can sell the room again to a tired businessman and achieve more than 100% occupancy for the night.
Errrrr Thats ming
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I didn't get to drive it Steve, but I was in one a couple of weeks ago and the owner did a couple of full tilt 0-100 (and to 140 and one point) runs.

It's very fast, but I'd also say it's better mannered and more civilised than anything else with similar performance.

In contrast to say a track set up 911, which feels pretty 'brutal' when the engine starts to overtake you and you go into a spin at 90mph.
A frind has just sold (2 months ago if that counts as just) a 997 Turbo.

And i have to say that car is fucking mental, to a point that as a passenger i was glad to get out

From a drivers perspective it is brutal. The M5 seems tame by comparison.

However the first time i drive an E60 M5 i too thought it was brutal.

Its just a matter of perspective.

Carl thinks his 335d is effing fast so an m5 Will feel brutal

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They call it a 'wet let'.

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i wonder is they call it a wet let as ashortened version of ' wet lettuce' or in aviation terminology a 'soggy undercarriage'
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A frind has just sold (2 months ago if that counts as just) a 997 Turbo.

And i have to say that car is fucking mental, to a point that as a passenger i was glad to get out

From a drivers perspective it is brutal. The M5 seems tame by comparison.
This is what I meant really - having span through what felt like five full 360 degree rotations in a single manouevre in a 911 on a track day.

They are fast as hell, love the way that they hunker down and grip harder under acceleration, but if you step over the limit or push to hard in anything other than a straight line, the engine overtakes you and you end up in a hedge (if you are lucky).

That's what I would call brutal

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i wonder is they call it a wet let as ashortened version of ' wet lettuce' or in aviation terminology a 'soggy undercarriage'
Aha Stevie has finally lost it!!! i knew it wouldn't be long
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