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Guy Martin - Speed - How to make things go faster

Guy Martin - Speed - How to make things go faster

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Rourkie

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5 posts

26 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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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

6,447 posts

51 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Tow bar probably.

sprinter1050

11,369 posts

129 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Just deleted my query after reading the above link. Yep-it's for initial tow.

bogie

11,292 posts

174 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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cool...will watch out for it smile

podman

6,065 posts

142 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Brilliant...Id heard about the series coming up but appreciate the extra detail..
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StuB

6,325 posts

141 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Propper job boss.

SVS

2,867 posts

173 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Many thanks for the heads up!

H100S

1,386 posts

75 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Unbelievable

gradderszx10r

373 posts

46 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Am I in the cycling banter section?

StuB

6,325 posts

141 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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Fantastic result & massive congratulations to all involved!

podman

6,065 posts

142 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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StuB said:
Fantastic result & massive congratulations to all involved!
+1....great viewing as well..

eddd1e

461 posts

70 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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Well worth a watch. Fantastic.

IanMorewood

4,270 posts

150 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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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

13,736 posts

106 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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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

14,282 posts

100 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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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

9,124 posts

89 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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Laura trot and was that a vdue in his front room....?

myvision

601 posts

38 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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Best thing that's been on the telly for a long time.
Well done all involved.

Lordglenmorangie

2,947 posts

107 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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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

1,979 posts

143 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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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

11,292 posts

174 months

Sunday 29th December 2013
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Great start to the series, really looking forward to the next one