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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

49 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

74 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Tow bar probably.

sprinter1050

11,483 posts

152 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

12,821 posts

197 months

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

podman

7,213 posts

165 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

6,528 posts

164 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Propper job boss.

SVS

3,309 posts

196 months

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

H100S

1,433 posts

98 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Unbelievable

gradderszx10r

373 posts

69 months

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

StuB

6,528 posts

164 months

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

podman

7,213 posts

165 months

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

eddd1e

488 posts

93 months

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

IanMorewood

4,309 posts

173 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

129 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

16,027 posts

123 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

10,470 posts

112 months

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

myvision

1,027 posts

61 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

3,022 posts

130 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

2,303 posts

166 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

12,821 posts

197 months

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