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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by john mullen, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. All courses are good
     
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  2. Fingers crossed here in NC. As they say in show bidness…”break a leg”!
     
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  3. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
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    JC Sparks
    Member
    from Ohio

    When you are out on the salt and the wind comes up it is something to experience. The first time I was there and a wind storm rolled it we stood facing the wind and tried our best to fall into it. I tried to hold a protractor to measure the angle I could lean, I was about 35 deg. It's a hell of a wind. Not to mention the next morning when the big dumpsters are full of destroyed popup canopies. They look like giant spiders climbing out of the dumpsters.
     
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  4. Just ran 117 mph according to the broadcast. Around 3 pm EST.
     
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  5. Our run today was a sacrificial run to check out our AFRit was 11.3 rich and lazy .made corrections and will go again tomorrow.
     
  6. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,177

    Hemi Joel
    Member
    from Minnesota

    You'll be set on kill tomorrow!
     
  7. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
    Posts: 339

    fegsta

    Carnt wait for the updates and progress reports!!!
     
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  8. A little better run today but still to rich , we ran our best ever speed at 119.57
    Baby steps...
     
  9. 33 cdan man
    Joined: Sep 15, 2016
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    33 cdan man

    That's great!! Keep at it.
     
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  10. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    What course are you running on?
     
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  11. 5 mile
     
  12. 640 heading up to course two for another run…

    63B9814E-02AE-4B9F-A1E7-67EB27D9540D.jpeg
     
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  13. A little slower this morning by 2 mph the humidity Wes up to 30 percent making thick air
    We are in line again and hope for better speed after closing in on our AFR . 20210809_113750.jpg
     
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  14. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
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    THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    from FRENCHTOWN

    I understand what you are saying about the moisture content reducing power, but in fact the air density becomes less as humidity rises. It may be common parlance to say the humidity makes the air feel dense or thick but in reality the opposite is true - it is less dense with a lower overall oxygen content.
    Good luck with your runs.
     
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  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    The 2 main courses are 5 miles each. John is only allowed to run to the end of the 3rd mile for timing or qualifying. If he or any competitor (other than any streamliner) reaches 175 in the 1/4 which in the first 1/4 in the 2 to the 3 mile trap they can then go the entire 5 miles…it’s been that way since pretty much the beginning.
     
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  16. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
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    fegsta

    Grate photos, thanks John.
     
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  17. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
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    To All sharing coverage thanks very much, very kind of you all...

    GO TEAM 640 GO!!!
     
  18. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
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    fegsta

    Yes thanks to all of you. Thumbs up2
     
  19. Tuesday morning shots coming on to the Salt.
    We are in line ready for another attempt. 20210810_071922.jpg 20210810_071815.jpg 20210810_065653.jpg 20210810_065635.jpg
     
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  20. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
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    Hemi Joel
    Member
    from Minnesota

  21. Just heard on the live stream...122.710 through mile three!

    Creeping up on the goal!!!!
     
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  22. Yup baby steps don't want to shoot our selves in the foot
    Motor runs really sweet
     
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  23. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    flatheadpete
    Member
    from Burton, MI

    YEEEHAAAW! Go, man, GO!
     
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  24. So things still look positive? The trans swap seems to have helped out a bit.

    Sure hope you get an honest shot at the record this year!!
     
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  25. Last pass for this year was 119....
    Tomorrow we pack up to go home. And leave5 am Thursday
     
  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Proud of you and the 640 Team with nothing but admiration for all your efforts...I look forward to the Tweaks you make to meet the next opportunity full steam ahead, safe journey back...;)
     
  27. fegsta
    Joined: May 17, 2020
    Posts: 339

    fegsta

    This is a grate story, that I've been following. You and the team did well. Safe travels for your journey home. Maybe next year and I may even be there if we can travel again. All the best Tim.
     
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