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Nice group of Italians!! I bet that was a fun jaunt.:f4:
 

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Very nice!!:mouthwate Can that short guy even reach the pegs on the Brute?:jsm:
 

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Me too!

Skipped out of work at 230p and was home and on the Tam by 3p. Headed down the highway at ~75

keeping pace with traffic with an occasional opening burst:f4:.

Landing at FBF for a season opening new battery and oil change, my good friends there, Eraldo, Vince

Tom, Mike, Steve, Andrea, Kyle, Phil, Robert, Hoak, Kathy and the "new" guy all were welcoming. I

visited all parts of the shop, the bathroom, vending machine and then landed on the leather sofa to do

texting. I did miss Mrs. Ferracci, who was probably in back working the books.

In short order, I was back in my leathers doning my Tamburini helmet on #292 cruising down the

highway without a care in the world :) except the meteors coming at me in every direction conversing

among themselves:jerkoff:.

But let me say this: I LOVE MY TAMBURINI and IT RUNS GREAT!!!!!!!:king:

So the season begins...spring HAS arrived.

Peter
 

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I hope you switched up. That big red thing with all the wheels looks fun.:yo:
Where is that? Old Julian?
The picure was talken up on Mesa Grande. I passed on driving the car. Cars really don't interest me much. I much rather be on my Brutale. Every ride on that bike is a thrill.:brutale:
 

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The picure was talken up on Mesa Grande. I passed on driving the car. Cars really don't interest me much. I much rather be on my Brutale. Every ride on that bike is a thrill.:brutale:
Mmm sound as though you have never been driven hard in a Ferrari mate. There IS the same buzz/thrill when driven right, if not more in some cases. Shame you dont live near me, i would change your chain of thought:)
 

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Mmm sound as though you have never been driven hard in a Ferrari mate. There IS the same buzz/thrill when driven right, if not more in some cases. Shame you dont live near me, i would change your chain of thought:)
Hmmmm, some "exotic" cars I have driven in my past include Ferrari Modena, Lambo Countach, Lambo Diablo, Lotus Elise, Lambo Gallardo, Porsche 996 Turbo, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Lancia Integrale Evo, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 512 BB, Ferrari 265 GTB, Jaguar XKE, Austin Healey, and a couple more. There are some that I really liked, but they are all the vintage cars. I guess I like the more mechanical/un-refined feel. All modern cars feel pretty much the same to me - and frankly I am a bit worried that bikes are heading down the same road. I am starting to like vintage bikes more and more because everyone is soooo different from the next.
 

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Hmmmm, some "exotic" cars I have driven in my past include Ferrari Modena, Lambo Countach, Lambo Diablo, Lotus Elise, Lambo Gallardo, Porsche 996 Turbo, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Lancia Integrale Evo, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 512 BB, Ferrari 265 GTB, Jaguar XKE, Austin Healey, and a couple more. There are some that I really liked, but they are all the vintage cars. I guess I like the more mechanical/un-refined feel. All modern cars feel pretty much the same to me - and frankly I am a bit worried that bikes are heading down the same road. I am starting to like vintage bikes more and more because everyone is soooo different from the next.

While I have not driven as many cars as you, I do agree the modern cars seem to disconnected from the road. Its all power this power that, you cant really have fun in a car anymore with out breaking the speed limit.

Jump in a little 914, or little VW bug, any of the older Healys, even a replica cobra and you really feel the road, from the steering, brakes, seat of the pants. It might not do as many G's on the road but it sure is alot more fun to me than so many of the sports cars of today.
 

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Though driving a great car that does not belong to you limits how one drives. I would suggest you take a drive at pace in a Challenge Stradale, Radical or even a TVR Sagris. They are so conected to the road its unbelevable.
 

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Though driving a great car that does not belong to you limits how one drives. I would suggest you take a drive at pace in a Challenge Stradale, Radical or even a TVR Sagris. They are so conected to the road its unbelevable.
Unfortunately we dont have the TVR (Which I think are awesome!) and I dont know anyone with a CS, or even know what a Radical is...:laughing:
 

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Of course being in the US means that you dont get alot of the specialist cars we get in Europe. Heres a picture of a Radical, they are road legal and most run with Hayabusa engines. They are mighty in every department.
Also here a picture of an Ultima, this to is a mighty car. Two of my mates own one each and they are incredible machines. In fact the Mclaren F1 used the Ultima as a test bed during its development.
There are many modern cars out there that will meet the criteria of being at one with the road. You just have to experience the right ones.
 

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Of course being in the US means that you dont get alot of the specialist cars we get in Europe. Heres a picture of a Radical, they are road legal and most run with Hayabusa engines. They are mighty in every department.
Also here a picture of an Ultima, this to is a mighty car. Two of my mates own one each and they are incredible machines. In fact the Mclaren F1 used the Ultima as a test bed during its development.
There are many modern cars out there that will meet the criteria of being at one with the road. You just have to experience the right ones.
I know about the Ultima, but here its just a kit car and the looks of it does nothing for me.

I would love for TVR to come back to the states they have such character, they are unique!

I still like the classic lines and feel of the older converts, while not as ridged as the coupes it seems to be alot more fun to drive. They sound different they have quirks that go along with them, it just makes the cars unique feeling. To me atleast... Its not to say the new cars are bad as they have performance that is insane, but they are still just new cars. They dont seem to have the same character as the older cars.

That said I do want a newer reliable basic transportation car vs. an older toy car.
 

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Oh no:bawling: Every time the word Evo or Subaru is mentioned on a forum thread regarding seat of the pants feel. It usually means that a can of worms is about to be open:bawling:
To start the ball rolling in terms of feeling. They are as about as artificial as they come.....
 

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Driving a car is 2 dimensional. Riding a bike is 3 dimensional. That alone makes a motorcycle a superior experience.:stickpoke
 

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You skipped physics at school dint ya;)
Joking aside IMO it depends on the day and how you feel. I personally also have a PPL to fly the Robinson R44. Some days the feeling on the bike feels superior and second to non, some days a supercar. But on other days flying is king:yo: Dam i might even want to ride a horse:) Depends on the day and how i feel:) I tend not to limit my self to a single experience. I just love performance.
 
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