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Rourkie

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Hi There is already ready a thread here http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a... but I thought you bikers may like to see this.

Guy Martin - Speed - How to make things go really fast, will be featuring speed at its very best, will soon be airing on Channel 4, from December the 29th on consecutive Sundays, at 8pm.

I built the bike for the show to attempt to break British speed record on over 110 mph.
Here are the first pics.




More here, thanks for looking.
http://www.rourke.biz/gallery.shtml
http://rourke.biz/blog/189/guy-martin-speed-how-to...

CBR JGWRR

6,291 posts

33 months

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Tow bar probably.

sprinter1050

11,291 posts

111 months

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Just deleted my query after reading the above link. Yep-it's for initial tow.

bogie

10,098 posts

156 months

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cool...will watch out for it smile

podman

5,302 posts

124 months

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Brilliant...Id heard about the series coming up but appreciate the extra detail..
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StuB

5,495 posts

123 months

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Propper job boss.

SVS

2,442 posts

155 months

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Many thanks for the heads up!

H100S

1,230 posts

57 months

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Unbelievable

gradderszx10r

373 posts

28 months

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Am I in the cycling banter section?

StuB

5,495 posts

123 months

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Fantastic result & massive congratulations to all involved!

podman

5,302 posts

124 months

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StuB said:
Fantastic result & massive congratulations to all involved!
+1....great viewing as well..

eddd1e

418 posts

52 months

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Well worth a watch. Fantastic.

IanMorewood

3,266 posts

132 months

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My six year old was hooked but I sent him to bed before the end. Fascinating program, not enough shots of Laura Trotts lycra clad bum though.

mrmr96

13,579 posts

88 months

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Watching it on Ch4+1 now, just finished.
Seems to me that it would have been better to set the record on the tarmac runway? More stable etc? He hit over 100 on the test run, now I don't know how fast/hard/much runway was pushed/used but it seemed like it would have been much easier to see/pedal on tarmac than on sand? Appreciate that cars/bikes need a very long run up, so the sands is a better place. But since Guy was getting a tow it seemed like he could reach his top speed in a shorter distance than an unaided car going for its top speed.

moanthebairns

9,006 posts

82 months

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IanMorewood said:
My six year old was hooked but I sent him to bed before the end. Fascinating program, not enough shots of Laura Trotts lycra clad bum though.
miserable sod...its the holidays

s3fella

7,922 posts

71 months

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Laura trot and was that a vdue in his front room....?

myvision

308 posts

20 months

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Best thing that's been on the telly for a long time.
Well done all involved.

Lordglenmorangie

2,780 posts

89 months

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myvision said:
Best thing that's been on the telly for a long time.
Well done all involved.
Agreed smile

Momentofmadness

1,892 posts

125 months

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myvision said:
Best thing that's been on the telly for a long time.
Well done all involved.
+1 great stuff Rourkie and the rest of the team - nicely done smile

And Laura Trotts "she's not hard to look at" hehe

bogie

10,098 posts

156 months

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Great start to the series, really looking forward to the next one
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