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Old 04-22-2010, 05:43 PM
mabman mabman is offline
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Default Re: Howdy from electric kook.

You'll be riding a gas bike too before you know it! I have one of each and it works for me! Makes those long distance rides you envision really doable. And a 4 lap race instead of a 12? cough, cough.......How about 25 hours.

Moped racing

The wide availability of previously-used but still functional small motorcycles in western societies enables and encourages cheap forms of racing, wrongly called moped racing. Dirt-racing forms of this sport is sometimes staged in the stadiums of agricultural shows, where, unlike football and athletic grounds, the surface is not too important. One popular series uses chicanes consisting of stacked large-diameter tractor tyres and requires a team of riders, each doing ten laps and then pulling into the middle of the ring for change-over. Two heats and a final, each lasting 25 minutes, can be held in one day interspersed with speedway racing and other displays. Another series once held on full-size race-tracks, including Le Mans, ran for 25 hours (typically 3.00pm one day until 4.00pm the next) and was billed as "the longest race in the world".

Source: Wikipedia

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