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by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mika Häkkinen
Replies: 67
Views: 8851

Re: Mika Häkkinen

Mika is one of my favorite drivers of all time and I believe him to be one of the fastest ever because he was not only able to drive with such speed but he also drove in a controlled manner. Kind of a best of both worlds really.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

If he was truly innocent then surely he'd keep fighting? The "I've had enough of this, everyone's against me" seems a bit of a cop out, given the legacy he's built up, surely he should challenge this all the way to prove his supposed innocence. Been doing that since 1999 I believe, fighti...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

Is it not a witch hunt and a very useful way to stop him going in to politics?

For me it stinks.

He passed each and every test he ever had to take during a very long career.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Francorchamps saved - for now.
Replies: 16
Views: 2812

Re: Francorchamps saved - for now.

There is a god. Thank you!

Oh, that's a different thread!
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Oh yes! Went out for a quick 30 mile spin then once home decided to crack these rollers. Took only 15 mins of riding with one hand holding on to a fence taking it off for longer and longer each minute. Now I can ride them. I'm still expecting a big off at some point and am wearing trainers. Need mor...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver Reaction after winning a race!!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 7391

Re: Driver Reaction after winning a race!!!!

Rubens after his first win in Germany. The radio chat is priceless.
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austin 2012
Replies: 876
Views: 146964

Re: Austin 2012

Think you missed by point. I was talking about the narrow strip of concrete being laid by the men in the white hat!!!!!!!
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Rollers have been delivered.
Rollers have been built.
Rollers have been tested.
999 has been added to my speed dial!
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: help with my 1967 Mustang.
Replies: 23
Views: 3908

Re: help with my 1967 Mustang.

Seriously though. Don't skimp. If the bodywork needs some work, best save up and strip it completely and repair, repaint etc unless there really is only very minor cosmetic issues with it. Patching up and making good only lasts for a while and never really looks the same. Take longer and spend more ...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: help with my 1967 Mustang.
Replies: 23
Views: 3908

Re: help with my 1967 Mustang.

As someone that has had a couple of classics in the past, my advice is to go out and spend some money on trousers with very very deep pockets!
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Austin 2012
Replies: 876
Views: 146964

Re: Austin 2012

[quote="hairy_scotsman"]Vance just posted 33 nice new photos:

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Blimey, are they laying that circuit for Mario Kart or F1 8O

Looks a little tight for any passing moves!!!!!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Movie Review Thread
Replies: 1570
Views: 669588

Re: The Movie Review Thread

minchy wrote:
huggybear wrote:Also, anyone know any good dark comedies? Preferably independent films, as they seem to be more fun.

You seen black sheep?


Drowning by numbers. Good cast.

Plus I was an extra (as a child) at the wedding reception part on the beach!!!!!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 602735

Re: Attending a GP

hey guys, i'm looking at the Spa website to find the right person to contact... and i've no idea who it is i need to speak to as there's a number of different contact options I believe i'm parked up near eau rouge.... the hill isn't much of an issue as i will have assistance if needed Can't help yo...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Don't think you are conceding anything wearing a helmet. People are crazy imo if they don't ALWAYS wear one! Agreed. And my mate has the mark on his helmet from the tree to show it... Yep. What amazes me is the fact that people only think they are useful at certain times!!!!! No matter how good you...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Don't think you are conceding anything wearing a helmet.

People are crazy imo if they don't ALWAYS wear one!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

No probs.
The biggest issue is duration. Regardless of the sport, if you are basically active for more than 90 minutes you need to take in extra carbs all the time as your body will simply run out otherwise.

Let me know how you get on.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Frentzen-Schumacher has blocked my F1 comeback
Replies: 20
Views: 4318

Re: Frentzen-Schumacher has blocked my F1 comeback

Um. Didn't Schumacher marry HHF's ex?

Just sayin!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6232

Re: Long summer break, get rid of it!

Personally I think a break is a good idea but always wondered if it would be better to fit a number of races in to the summer period because it is often a time where more people are able to holiday and could visit more flyaway races.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Could UFO's be...
Replies: 95
Views: 17658

Re: Could UFO's be...

The comment about us dying out and no trace being left is a little odd considering the age of fossils we are still discovering to this day.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: AUTOSPORT introducing metered access
Replies: 44
Views: 6387

Re: AUTOSPORT introducing metered access

Tufty a student can afford £5 quid a month easy. Yes, I do wonder when I read so many stories about students and a lack of money. Don't get me wrong, the tuition fees they have to pay these days in England are dreadful but it is only in rare occasions where students don't have seriously good mobile...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: AUTOSPORT introducing metered access
Replies: 44
Views: 6387

Re: AUTOSPORT introducing metered access

Tufty a student can afford £5 quid a month easy. Yes, I do wonder when I read so many stories about students and a lack of money. Don't get me wrong, the tuition fees they have to pay these days in England are dreadful but it is only in rare occasions where students don't have seriously good mobile...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IOC chief Rogge rules out F1 as an Olympic Event
Replies: 48
Views: 9273

Re: IOC chief Rogge rules out F1 as an Olympic Event

Why is thread even still open? Auto Racing is banned from Olympic competition. The Olympics is a show of human strength, speed, precision and stamina. F1/Motor Sports will never have a place in that. People are missing the point I was making. I dont care if F1 isnt an olympic sport and I wasnt ques...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you could go back in time to see 1 race live...
Replies: 50
Views: 7285

Re: If you could go back in time to see 1 race live...

Spa 1997 - A crazy start causing one of F1s biggest pile ups and seeing the real class of Damon Hill again in a midfield car, just a shame his pace dropped badly at the end. Was also the incident between DC and MSC who Michael wasnt man enough to admit that DC had pulled right . Right, explain why ...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Could UFO's be...
Replies: 95
Views: 17658

Re: Could UFO's be...

Well, firstly, anything could be possible in that we can never be sure of what is yet undiscovered.

However, all the knowledge we have at our disposal in 2012 tells us that time travel is impossible.

'Causality'.
by Asphalt_World
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

How far are you going when you get a bad head following a ride? In fact. more to the point, how long do the rides take? They're not particularly long rides, only about 2 and a half hours, which isn't much longer than my usual rides, I just ride harder as well as for a bit longer. I probably ride ab...
by Asphalt_World
Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Well I've just ordered a set of rollers to keep me peddling when either the weather is dreadful or I can't get out cos of the kids or whatever. I'll let you know when I'm in hospital!!!!! Out of interest, why did you choose rollers rather that a trainer? Good question. Whilst there are pros and con...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

How far are you going when you get a bad head following a ride? In fact. more to the point, how long do the rides take?
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rush (1976) - Most dramatic F1 season?
Replies: 28
Views: 3280

Re: Rush (1976) - Most dramatic F1 season?

The first thing I would be anxious about is the Hollywood factor. Films aren't made for race fans, they are made for those who buy tickets to see a movie. I hope I'll get to see Rush in the cinema over here, but I'm not very confident I will. Come over to Blighty when it's out and we'll go see it! ...
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Well I've just ordered a set of rollers to keep me peddling when either the weather is dreadful or I can't get out cos of the kids or whatever.

I'll let you know when I'm in hospital!!!!!
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rush (1976) - Most dramatic F1 season?
Replies: 28
Views: 3280

Re: Rush (1976) - Most dramatic F1 season?

The first thing I would be anxious about is the Hollywood factor. Films aren't made for race fans, they are made for those who buy tickets to see a movie. I hope I'll get to see Rush in the cinema over here, but I'm not very confident I will. Come over to Blighty when it's out and we'll go see it!
by Asphalt_World
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Mario Andretti the greatest driver of all time?
Replies: 81
Views: 10356

Re: Is Mario Andretti the greatest driver of all time?

I voted NO. Also, he was born in Italy and emigrated to the US while in 20's So he would've been the greatest Italian driver of all time . He would be in the top 5 of US drivers but not number 1. I think you'll find he's behind Nuvolari if we are talking Italian drivers. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B...
by Asphalt_World
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tell us what Hifi you have.
Replies: 32
Views: 6167

Re: Tell us what Hifi you have.

My main setup is all made by NAD and is all second hand because the value for money is incredible. People really look after decent audio equipment and therefore the second hand market is full of great value. The sound is simply amazing.
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you could go back in time to see 1 race live...
Replies: 50
Views: 7285

Re: If you could go back in time to see 1 race live...

German Grand Prix of 1935.

In terms of races I was at, I was at Spa 98 which was special in various ways despite the end result not being to my liking. Stunning wet drive by ms though.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 921108

Re: The Official Football Thread

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Unbelievable!!!!!
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 602735

Re: Attending a GP

Talking about the pitwalk at Spa, does anyone know if they have any sort of previsions for Disabled attendees? I'm hoping to get in there, but i'm told it might be impossible with my wheelchair I believe you can normally access the circuit at the La Source hairpin entry. If you can park somewhere b...
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: World's Greatest & Most Beautiful F1 Cars
Replies: 127
Views: 20064

Re: World's Greatest & Most Beautiful F1 Cars

Yeah but didn't that BMW win one race only? Effectiveness is only really maximised if it works!
by Asphalt_World
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who has Driven the Most F1 Cars?
Replies: 23
Views: 3771

Re: Who has Driven the Most F1 Cars?

DC drove a lot of cars in his time in F1 and has driven lots since leaving the sport in his PR work.

Brundle has driven quite a few since quitting the sport as well.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13922

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha

Pedrosa_4_Ever wrote:

Then again, at least Rossi is man enough to stay in MotoGP...


Perhaps Stoner is man enough to know when he's achieved what he wants and bows out at the top rather than after a slow decline.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha
Replies: 87
Views: 13922

Re: Rossi leaving Ducati at the end of the season for Yamaha



Wow. Agree with him or not, that has made the rest of this season all the more exciting. Shame he won't be about next year!!!

Anyway, wonder what odds I'd get on a Ducati winning the Championship in the next 2 seasons.

May be worth a cheeky few quid.
by Asphalt_World
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Atheism or Agnosticism?
Replies: 149
Views: 25787

Re: Atheism or Agnosticism?

Someone = child. Evidence = The word of their parents + the tooth being replaced by money. Ergo it equals a condescending and insulting comparison which is what is was intended to do. To an informed outsider it is not evidence of a tooth fairy, but to the child the evidence makes sense based on the...