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  • thats well old!

  • About one and a half years old, I think.

    That the bike beats all-comers is nothing new, by the way--pretty much every 'commuter race' ever has been won by a cyclist. The most famous of them all is Tower Hamlets Wheelers' Great Beigal Race.

  • Didn't the bike stop at red lights n stuff in that?

    Motorbike would cream it fulham to city airport. You need a high concentration of traffic lights to make bikes pay....W1>EC2 for example I can do faster on me pushie.

  • Kew Bridge to City Airport, Hammond was well slow.

  • i reckon if the motorbike/ped was ridden well it would completely rule over other transport.

  • i reckon if the motorbike/ped was ridden well it would completely rule over other transport.

    hmmm, hammond was slow as a fucking hamster, hes small, small lungs plus he stopped at every fucking red light. In london thats a bad strategy for racing someone.

    I think if it was a fit messenger (jumping lights etc) against a ped, the cyclist would win.

  • i prefer this one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpFs1dqJX­kE

    Rigged but great montage nonetheless.

    I love TopGear tear

    And to all of those left wing green activists who prefer fifth gear because they review "normal cars for normal people": fuck off.

    As you were../rant

  • i reckon if the motorbike/ped was ridden well it would completely rule over other transport.

    Absolutely true. I once did Kingston to Canary wharf in under 18minutes.

    Probably jail for doing that these days.....

    I've beaten a mate on a 30mph twist and go from City to South Ken though!

  • I watched this topgear the other night too laughing so hard the entire time. loved it.

  • Rigged but great montage nonetheless.

    I love TopGear tear

    And to all of those left wing green activists who prefer fifth gear because they review "normal cars for normal people": fuck off.

    As you were../rant

    I prefer 5th Gear because it's a car show, and I am pretty far from a "normal cars for normal people" kind of guy =P

    Caterhams/Radicals/Old British Sportscars FTW!

  • I prefer 5th Gear because it's a car show, and I am pretty far from a "normal cars for normal people" kind of guy =P

    Yes, you only like convertibles because it's too warm in other cars, right?

  • Haha you know it =P

    Well, that and the fact that a roof adds extra mass, means better acceleration, my friend Isaac will back me up on that.

  • Haha you know it =P

    Well, that and the fact that a roof adds extra mass, means better acceleration, my friend Isaac will back me up on that.

    hah are you saying a convertable would be lighter than a coupe?

  • Well, not a convertable, a roofless car, i'm aware that convertables are heavier because of the increased strengthening beams that you need.

    Apologies i'm in the habit of calling cars with no roof a convertable, makes little sense I know.

  • Well, not a convertable, a roofless car, i'm aware that convertables are heavier because of the increased strengthening beams that you need.

    Apologies i'm in the habit of calling cars with no roof a convertable, makes little sense I know.

    so what you just cut the roof off....surely that makes the car less strong and more unstable.

  • No, you design a car not to have a roof, it's pretty much accepted that all the best convertibles are ones that have been designed for that purpose, as opposed to those that like you said, have just had the roof cut off, in any case you can fit it with a cage and you've got the best of both worlds.

  • i see...i just had a bit trouble imagining what you were talking about. I thought you were on about stunt cars or something.

  • i see...i just had a bit trouble imagining what you were talking about. I thought you were on about stunt cars or something.

    See above =P

    Caterhams/Radicals/Old British Sportscars FTW!

  • I saw that when I was 6, four years before I was even born!

  • You must have loved when they took the caterham around the track. I fucking loved taht bit of footage. Made me want to drive more than any other cars they've tested.

  • I still haven't seen that, I did see the unofficial lap record though when they took a Caterham and it beat the Koenigsegg, amazed it got car of the year as JC hates them.

    Though nothings made me want a Caterham more than this video, treat for the ELO fans.
    YouTube - Caterham @ Sandbanks

  • drove a caterham a couple of weeks ago, it was fuckign ace. not as nice to drive as an atom, but fast as fuck. the accleration is really somthing else, and probably the closest thing to riding a nice motorbike in terms of speed thrill. id much prefer it if it had a roof, and i dont really know why it doesnt have one as standard. surely it would be faster and have less drag, but im not sure that it could be any faster. i mainly got pissed off with beeing constantly attacked by moving air, its fun at first but gets really irritating unless your wearing a helmet.

    it was fast around the top gear track, but im not really supprised. the track isnt allowing the supercars to use their top end power. the reason the caterham won was becuase its so small and light, but it doesnt have that top end 200mph+ power like the Koenigsegg. i actually reckon my 550cc go kart would land a close time if driven by someone other than me.

  • About one and a half years old, I think.

    That the bike beats all-comers is nothing new, by the way--pretty much every 'commuter race' ever has been won by a cyclist. The most famous of them all is Tower Hamlets Wheelers' Great Beigal Race.

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread6638.htm­l

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