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NBC Sports: Bernie Ecclestone - Female F1 driver wouldn’t be taken seriously.

Oof. The late Denise McCluggage would have his ears burning. When someone says “never”, wait five years. And then look back.

01/14/16 • 01:18 PM • HistoryHuman RightsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Motorsports Marketing Resources: Adieu Denise!

An intensely personal piece, written by yours truly.

01/01/16 • 03:40 PM • HistoryPersonalSportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MeFi: RIP Meadowlark Lemon, 1932-2015.

Well, we lost another great. Maybe the Jersey Reds will win a game now? So many are calling him the ‘greatest Globetrotter’ - I think he’d agree he’s just the latest in a line of greats. I remember Goose Tatum as being even more hilarious.

12/28/15 • 11:34 AM • EntertainmentHistorySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Imgur, 1965 Grand Prix race.

When it was much more entertaining.

12/20/15 • 10:11 AM • HistoryPhotographySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Bonhams returns to Monaco with ex-Stirling Moss Jaguar C-Type.

Legendary example of a wonderful car.If I had the expendable cash as a collector/enthusiast, a C-type is the first car I’d want to own.

11/23/15 • 07:55 AM • HistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Free Electric Could be The New Power Source of India.

... but I want one!

SF Gate: Turkey soccer fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks.

Turkey, the widely-touted face of ‘moderate’ Islam. This behavior’s not doing anyone any favors.

11/17/15 • 02:34 PM • Human RightsPoliticsReligionSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: RM Sotheby’s to offer the ex-Fangio, ex-works Ferrari 290 MM.

Raced not only by Fangio but also future World Champion Phil Hill, along with numerous other celebrated Ferrari Formula One drivers, the featured Ferrari is undoubtedly one of the greatest, most original, and most valuable cars ever offered at public auction.” The auction price on this one is going to be spectacular.

10/20/15 • 06:55 AM • ConsumptionHistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC Sports: Sir Stirling Moss - Enclosed cockpits in open-wheel racing ‘ridiculous’.

Motor racing is dangerous. And one does it – some of us do it – because it is dangerous. I was one of those. And I think to go and put forward things like that is absolutely ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.

10/13/15 • 04:59 PM • HistorySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC Sports: Hunt and Lauda to race together in NASCAR Euro Series.

Cool. Tip o’ the hat to history.

10/04/15 • 11:43 AM • HistorySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Serena Williams’ US Open loss does not tarnish an awe-inspiring year.

Should we not celebrate Roberta Vinci’s performance, than craft encomiums for Ms Williams loss? Do we no longer root for underdogs?

09/12/15 • 12:23 PM • PsychologySports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NBC: Road America to host IndyCar test on September 22.

Drats. If Concorso didn’t start three days after, I’d make the effort.

09/10/15 • 02:25 PM • PhotographySportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BBC: Everest Sherpas battle crevasses on Khumbu Icefall route.

The Sherpas say they have finished repairing the route between Base Camp and Camp One, while only a small stretch to Camp Two remains to be done.
‘Now that we have fixed ropes and ladders with all that difficulty, it will not be as difficult for the mountaineers but it will certainly be harder than the usual climb for them.’
” What is Everest, a Disney ride? Zero interest, now that’s become a circus. K2 remains the challenge. You can’t buy your way to the summit, and if you did, you’d likely be buying your own demise.

09/09/15 • 09:30 AM • NatureSportsTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: Should You Get a 1X Drivetrain on Your Road Bike?

SRAM moves to a single-chainring up front. Opinions within. No mention of chain-growl as it bends to spread across a wide sprocket.

09/09/15 • 07:40 AM • ConsumptionDesignSports • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: FIA is OK with safety of Pirelli tires for F1 Italian Grand Prix.

Pirelli also said an unusually high number of cuts were found in other tires used by teams at Spa, so ‘in order to guarantee greater safety, Pirelli proposes with the FIA to undertake a study to optimize the way in which circuits are cleaned.’” Getting to the point where buying your own slot car set (beginner suggestion) will be more fun.

09/03/15 • 08:05 AM • SportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Mark Webber sides with former F1 teammate Sebastian Vettel in Pirelli spat.

If it’s true that Pirelli set a limit of 40 laps for a set, then they can’t burst after 28 laps. That’s a difference of 12 laps.

08/31/15 • 09:34 AM • Sports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: RIP, the Goodyear Blimp.

Always made me smile when it passed over Princeton during football seasons. Funny, I’ve never seen a blimp here out West. Ever. Balloons, sure. No blimps. Hmmm.

08/28/15 • 03:49 PM • HistorySportsTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ABC7: IndyCar drivers pay tribute to Justin Wilson with drive across Golden Gate Bridge.

Minor discussion of closed cockpits.

08/28/15 • 09:47 AM • Motion GraphicsSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Usain Bolt Wins Easily but Is Run Down by a Segway.

Couldn’t have helped his back, though. I’d be cautious saying he’s uninjured. Besides, using a Segway that close? Crazy. I know folks want smooth pans, but really now.

08/27/15 • 03:37 PM • HealthMotion GraphicsSports • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Popular IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies Monday; was an advocate for safety.

Dammit. “[He] pushed for safety at every turn, and he recently offered a detailed explanation of why oval-track spectators should be positioned on the inside of dangerous corners the way rally fans are. He acknowledged the cost it would take to pull off such a radical change to the sport’s viewing habits, but he wasn’t afraid to offer a smart opinion.” Hideous that this season’s crazy bodywork murdered him.

Later: Apparently he chose to be an organ donor. Media is saying his organs have saved six lives. Now that’s sportsmanship.

08/24/15 • 06:22 PM • SportsVehicles • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hemmings: Bonneville Speed Week cancellation spurs proposals for salt flats replenishment.

Potash had been mined from Bonneville since the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that the Bureau of Land Management, tasked with overseeing public lands including the Bonneville Salt Flats, determined that potash mining “may be causing the salt layer to thin and retract” and that ‘such diminshment would degrade the unique geology and historical relevance of the site and would disrupt the recreational opportunities that have been part of the BSF for over 80 years.’

08/24/15 • 12:46 PM • ConsumptionEnvironmentalNatureSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

IndyStar: Justin Wilson in coma after suffering severe head injury.

This is the first season IndyCar is using aero kits with multiple pieces, many of which fly off during the slightest contact.” Perhaps it is time for closed cockpits, if these aero kits continue to be used.

08/24/15 • 07:27 AM • DesignHealthSportsVehicles • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Drivers making fewer passes in F1 this season.

Dullsville. I went looking and of course someone has a database of past years. 2011, 2012 were the years, man.

08/20/15 • 08:18 AM • SportsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Bicycling: How to Deal with Aggressive Dogs on Your Ride.

Too much experience with this. I used to carry a bottle of ammonia; nowadays this can be a prosecutable offense in some areas. Animal-lovers will be offended, but I value my skin over a dog’s nasal passages. I like the idea of an air horn, higher note the better - women have an advantage because of their high-pitched screams (hurts the dog’s ears more than a male bellow). I’ve seen dogs ignore male shouts, but practically do a flip in midair and run like hell from a woman’s shrill heartfelt scream.

Certain breeds bite, others rip with eye teeth. It’s good to know the nature of your attacker, and adjust your defenses accordingly. Rotts have bite pressures of about three times what a human can muster ... a mastiff five times. Dogs recognize when you have weapons. Just bending down to pick up rocks will make most stop and reassess methods of attack.

Being on the receiving end is goddamn painful, I gotta tell ya. I blogged ages ago about my sprint escaping a pair of loose Ridgebacks. I like that breed, but when you’re being pursued and you look back, all you see is a blur of legs and pursuing teeth. No wonder they hunt lions with ‘em.

08/19/15 • 03:58 PM • PersonalPhysical FitnessSports • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Tannus Tires: Solid Bicycle Tires.

Interesting mounting method. You remember I’ve blogged about Greentyres previously.

08/19/15 • 10:54 AM • ConsumptionDesignPhysical FitnessSports • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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