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Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Originally Posted by HappyRider View Post
I thought land speed records went out with disco and Evel Knievel. Nobody cares. May she did.
They are still very popular and competitive.
Just because pop culture and coattail riders stop looking at something doesnt make it not exist.
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Old Yesterday, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Micronesia
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I don't understand people who kill themselves doing this sort of thing. What a waste.
Someone can die driving a honda to work at a desk job, a real waste. Risk is in the eye of the beholder.
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Old Today, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Someone can die driving a honda to work at a desk job, a real waste. Risk is in the eye of the beholder.



i have a honda and im sitting safely at my desk now.


she isnt
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Old Today, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Micronesia
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i have a honda and im sitting safely at my desk now.


she isnt
That in no way negates what I typed.
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Old Today, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Someone can die driving a honda to work at a desk job, a real waste. Risk is in the eye of the beholder.
Such a silly argument. The odds of dying on your way to work is a tiny fraction of those driving 400 mph+ across a dry lake bed. Also, driving to work is a necessity to make money to live, while going for a land speed record is nothing but a huge waste of money thrill seek.
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Old Today, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Such a silly argument. The odds of dying on your way to work is a tiny fraction of those driving 400 mph+ across a dry lake bed. Also, driving to work is a necessity to make money to live, while going for a land speed record is nothing but a huge waste of money thrill seek.
She was making money off of it, wasn't she?
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Old Today, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Such a silly argument. The odds of dying on your way to work is a tiny fraction of those driving 400 mph+ across a dry lake bed. Also, driving to work is a necessity to make money to live, while going for a land speed record is nothing but a huge waste of money thrill seek.
Tens of thousands of people die, just driving anywhere, every year in th e US alone.
Risk isn't for you, that's fine, but there are people who actually do amazing things, that require risk, with their lives.


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
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Old Today, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Tens of thousands of people die, just driving anywhere, every year in th e US alone.
Risk isn't for you, that's fine, but there are people who actually do amazing things, that require risk, with their lives.


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah. She already held the record, sorry I don't see any point in her decision to risk her life to break it again. It would probably have held for a very long time - how many women are crazy enough to do this AND have access to enough funds to build a 50,000+ hp car?
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Old Today, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Yeah, yeah, yeah. She already held the record, sorry I don't see any point in her decision to risk her life to break it again. It would probably have held for a very long time - how many women are crazy enough to do this AND have access to enough funds to build a 50,000+ hp car?
That's your point of view, you are welcome to it, and it does nothing to diminish those who actually do amazing things in this world.
Live well.
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Old Today, 09:03 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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i have a honda and im sitting safely at my desk now.


she isnt

And you or anyone else on this earth have NO guarantee about 5 minutes from now.
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