What are you watching right now?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by IowaShooter, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Haven't been to many tracks around the world. After watching a handful of short vids about the track, it looks like there's little to know "excess" off the shoulders of the track. A dozen feet if you're lucky, and many chicanes and transitions simply have none (outside the painted line). Nasty, if you lose it at that spot.

    Have done Laguna Seca (in Calif.) at speed, for example. In many spots it feels somewhat similar to what Bathurst looks like ... but Bathurst appears to have much more of it. Tighter chicanes (at Bathurst), many more rather blind corners, sections falling away or off-camber to challenge the driver at a spot. The "corkscrew" at Laguna Seca is all well and good, nasty if you come in far too hot, but Bathurst's falling corkscrew section looks 3x as long. I wouldn't want to get off-line at Bathurst, from what I've seen.

    Have you done any driving on the Bathurst track, @hairbear1 ?
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    We have been binge watching NCIS on Netflix.
     
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  3. ellis36

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    Watch a few episodes of "Parking Wars" to rid yourself of any idea that the human race is rational and intelligent.

    ellis
     
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  4. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Old Man And The Sea -- 1958 film, with Spencer Tracy, from the Ernest Hemingway story.

    Excellent. Fairly slow, but a rich look into the mind of an old Cuban fisherman who's finally caught onto "the big fish" (a marlin) after months of nothing. One of the better "fish stories" out there, short though it is.
     
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  5. hairbear1

    hairbear1 Well-Known Member

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    Circuit Length: 6.213km

    Length of Conrod Straight = 1.916km

    Length of Mountain Straight = 1.111km

    Highest Point: 862m above sea level

    Grades of up to 1 in 6.13


    I have driven on it but not as in a race format only in my own cars.
    When it's not being used as a race track it's a public road with houses in and around the track.
    Years ago they put in what is called The Chase down the bottom of Con Rod Straight to try and slow them down as it was just straight to the bottom left hand corner into Pit Straight............................yeah that didn't work at all as now qualifying times are around the 2.03 or 2.04 minutes for the 6klm track and race pace with full tanks is probably around the 2.07 or there abouts where as years ago a good time used to be around 2.7 or a bit higher and going back 20 years or more 2.15's were the big times.
    This may give you an idea of the track,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Panorama_Circuit#:~:text=Mount Panorama Circuit is a motor racing track,the Bathurst 12 Hour event held each February.
     
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  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I’ve read that book more than once.
     
  8. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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    Watched "30 Days of Night" last night.
     
  9. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    Untouchables_1950s_5641.jpg

    The way they handle guns is amusing to say the least.
     
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  10. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The extreme butt-forward, snubbie nose in the sky thing, with the finger on the trigger at all times?

    Or the "teacup" aim at the bad guys?

    Gotta love the oldies, in the "noir" and "crime" genres, for that. How much the muzzle everyone in view, not so much.
     
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  11. Mister Dave

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    Using shrubs for cover.
    Bursting through doors and stopping in the doorway.
    All sorts of things.......

    But for a classic show they don't get any better, right down to Winchell narrating.
     
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  12. CMAB2SA

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    Various posts on firearms forum.
     
  13. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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