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Frnech Sidecar Team Coming To The States

 
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zentime



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:03 pm    Post subject: Frnech Sidecar Team Coming To The States Reply with quote

French Sidecar team is coming to Colorado to compete at Pikes Peak with their Choda outfit Big Grin Big Grin

I'm beginning to think about cheap flights to Colorado Question

They have posted on sidecar.com.

http://www.sidecar.com/megabbs/thread-view.asp?threadid=5579&posts=2

Check out their web site too, tons of pictures.

maybe we could get a picture of them and their rig up as the picture of the week Question Question
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Paul



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sidecar record is just under 56 MPH average.... on a largely dirt road with hairpin turns and blind drop-offs. But, the sidecar record should be fairly easy to beat - the 500cc quads are running faster. The car record is about 74 MPH.

This would be a great year to go to Pike's Peak - the state has a plan to pave the road all the way up, which would basically ruin the race. So if you've ever been interested, now's the time.
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Moike the Squid



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul wrote:

This would be a great year to go to Pike's Peak - the state has a plan to pave the road all the way up, which would basically ruin the race. So if you've ever been interested, now's the time.


Ruin it? You kidding... sounds like it's time for the race to finally get -good- for sidecars and motorcycles.

F1 hillclimb... here we come! Big Grin


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Paul



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, okay - how about "totally change the race". Turn it from a WRC style rally stage into a touring car race.

How much ground clearance does a F1 sidecar have? There are some seriously steep hairpins on Pike's Peak - makes even roads like Page Mill seem straight and flat.
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Moike the Squid



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul wrote:
Yeah, okay - how about "totally change the race". Turn it from a WRC style rally stage into a touring car race.

How much ground clearance does a F1 sidecar have? There are some seriously steep hairpins on Pike's Peak - makes even roads like Page Mill seem straight and flat.


How much do we need? Everything on an F1/F2 is adjustable to suit the conditions. Give it a little more spring, increase the ride height about 20mm all around, and back off on the rebound. Good to go.

The SRA used to run Donner when it was still active, so I'd imagine Pikes would be more than viable. Donner was before my time, I was racing solos with the AFM then. The gents overseas regularly run their modern rigs in the various sprints and hillclimbs that are hosted all over the UK and Europe, they seem to enjoy it.

I couldn't imagine Pikes could be any worse/technical than the full configuration of Reno/Fernley. Or the asphalt any more bone jarring than Reno/Fernley/Buttonwillow.

They pave it, we'll make sure we have the weekend free on the calendar so we can be the first to get our names in the record book. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: French Sidecar Team Coming To The States Reply with quote

zentime wrote:
French Sidecar team is coming to Colorado to compete at Pikes Peak with their Choda outfit

I'm beginning to think about cheap flights to Colorado.

They have posted on sidecar.com.

http://www.sidecar.com/megabbs/thread-view.asp?threadid=5579&posts=2

Check out their web site too, tons of pictures.

maybe we could get a picture of them and their rig up as the picture of the week Question Question


Normally, Nono the pilote and Gazelle the femalle will race at Pikes Peak this year.
They have a very good habit to race because they race the French Rally Championship till 2003 for Nono, and 2005 for Gazelle.
Their side have a great horsepower, and they don't have problems with the height, because the motor run with injection.

They will be the first team with a man and a woman to climb PP.

I hope they win their category, and put a new record for the sidecars.

Zebulon, french supporter.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Grin Come and kick ass Big Grin Best of luck
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