Biggest ATV in the world goes through our pit!
OK, after many requests I decided to take our big show bike, the largest
ATV in the world, through our pit. It has 32" tires Silverbacks on it, the
largest ATV tires made. The end of the pit did get a little deep. Check
out the vid of the XMR for comparison of how deep the pit is on a 17"
lifted ATV with 3' of ground clearance.
Airless tire test Humvee vs Hummer
Non-pneumatic tires (NPT), or Airless tires, are tires that are not
supported by air pressure. They are used on some small vehicles such as
riding lawn mowers and motorized golf carts. They are also used on heavy
equipment such as backhoes, which are required to operate on sites such as
building demolition, where tire puncture is likely. Tires composed of
closed-cell polyurethane foam are also made for bicycles and wheelchairs.
The main advantage of airless tires is that they cannot go flat, but they
are far less common than air filled tires.
Airless tires generally have higher rolling resistance and provide much
less suspension than similarly shaped and sized pneumatic tires. Other
problems for airless tires include dissipating the heat buildup that occurs
when they are driven. Airless tires are often filled with compressed
polymers (plastic), rather than air.
Michelin is currently developing an integrated tire and wheel combination,
the "Tweel" (derived from "tire" and "wheel," which, as the name "Tweel"
suggests, are combined into one new, fused part), that operates entirely
without air. Michelin claims its "Tweel" has load carrying, shock
absorbing, and handling characteristics that compare favorably to
conventional pneumatic tires. Automotive engineering group of mechanical
engineering department at Clemson University is developing a low energy
loss airless tire with Michelin through the NIST ATP project.
Resilient Technologies and the University of Wisconsin--Madison's Polymer
Engineering Center are creating a "non-pneumatic tire", which is basically
a round polymeric honeycomb wrapped with a thick, black tread. The initial
version of the tire is for the Humvee and is expected to be available in
Naked surfing girls
Real Man's 4WD Track
A Land Rover Defender drives up a "Real Man's" 4WD track.
One brave soul attempted it in a Landcruiser but failed before even getting
both sets of wheels on the ramp. He is currently at home trying to fix his
The video was taken at the Maitland 4WD & Camping Show 2009 and the
ramp is 5.5M above the ground.
The majority of the drive is done with the driver seeing nothing but sky.
Tim Cotterill " The Frogman", Rocket 2 Trike. Size Does Matter
Was driving on the PCH in Malibu, when I saw Tim on this beast getting
ready for a cruise... He designed the whole thing. It's an all aluminum,
hand built body. Suspension is all original designed out of steel. 1200hp,
supercharged (obv). The front wheel is a custom machined 1 piece 2 tire
Watch the skidmarks @ 1:22.....
the brutt boss hog my friend and i saw at a car show
Extreme Facebook Update..Like a boss - 300 violin orchestra jorge quintero
Graham is actually on facebook !!!
See the video from another angle:
Helmet camera view- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2n4nm8F2Wk
Creator of the Song - 300 violin orchestra jorge quintero -
NEWS ARTICLE !!!
A motorcyclist participating in a weekend event remained in critical
condition Sunday after being struck by a truck Saturday.
James Ruma, 32, of De Soto, was among the large packs of motorcycle riders
who took to area roads over the weekend as part of an annual event in St.
Charles County called Ride of the Century.
The event prompted hundreds of complaints to local police from people
calling to report the riders performing stunts such as wheelies and
standing up on their bikes on area roadways.
The cyclists, most on Japanese sport bikes, were en route to a gathering
Saturday held at the Big St. Charles Motorsports dealership in St. Charles.
At 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Ruma was driving westbound on Interstate 270 east of
Halls Ferry Road when he stopped his bike on the side of the highway and
attempted to retrieve a backpack on the highway, according to a traffic
crash report by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Ruma was struck by a 1999 Ford F350 pickup truck, according to the report.
The driver of the truck had minor injuries. Ruma was taken to Barnes-Jewish
Hospital by helicopter.
James Ruma's brother, Brock Ruma, said Sunday that James suffered severe
trauma to the lower half of his body and a ruptured artery in his right
leg. James Ruma suffered multiple fractures and was under sedation. "He's
fighting," Brock Ruma said of his brother's condition. James Ruma, a
mechanic, is married and has a daughter.
Cpl. Jeff Wilson of the Highway Patrol said a handful of motorcyclists
after the accident were given citations for non-moving violations involving
registration or expired drivers licenses. Wilson said he could not confirm
the number of motorcyclists who were riding with Ruma when the accident
A St. Louis-based group of stunt riders called the Streetfighterz founded
the annual Ride of the Century event in 2002, which attracts riders from
across the country. Pictures from the event posted on a Facebook page this
weekend show some riders wearing T-shirts and sweatshirts saying, "We came
"We had a lot of people calling about them doing tricks and stunts," said
St. Louis County police dispatcher Scott Hogberg. Despite drawing the ire
of other motorists, few, if any, tickets were issued against the cyclists
for moving violations. "We had no real issues," Hogberg said.
Several local police departments received calls from motorists with
complaints about the motorcyclists driving erratically and blocking
Frontenac police Sgt. Craig Picha said his department sent squad cars to
Highway 40 (Interstate 64) Saturday afternoon after receiving complaints
"Anytime you have a large group like this, you're going to get a lot of
calls," Picha said.
Picha described the motorcyclists as "orderly" while they traveled
westbound on Highway 40 through Frontenac's city limits. "We went to show a
presence and had no tickets or summons," he said.
The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department also had no arrests or other
contact with the motorcyclists over the weekend, dispatcher Jani Albright
Albright said the department was not contacted by the motorcycle group
about the event and did not provide any street or crowd control assistance.
"We don't have that kind of manpower," she said.
Farmington Waterfall - Near Rollover
During the 2007 TTORA Takeover in Farmington, I was running the Waterfall
trail. Normally, this section doesn't require a spotter, but I obviously
took the wrong line, and nearly pitched my '99 4Runner Limited into the
canyon below. Needless to say, it was a tense moment.