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This is a thread for a future video of big wheel racing. I will post it up probably tomorrow. It hasn't been recorded yet. Helmet cam view.

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Local thing, we race from the state line to the store. Get to about 35 mph.

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Local thing, we race from the state line to the store. Get to about 35 mph.
sounds like you need to upgrade to a bigger wheel! more speed!
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sounds like you need to upgrade to a bigger wheel! more speed!
That will be plenty of speed that close to the ground on a little piece of plastic. Updated pic.

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That will be plenty of speed that close to the ground on a little piece of plastic. Updated pic.
so you ACTUALLY hit 35mph?
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so you ACTUALLY hit 35mph?
yep im callin it too , i want GPS proof.

do you actualy sit on it or do you do it free style and stand on it scootin with one foot?
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When, where (and I am not even going to ask why). I might be willing to make a run to TN to see this! But 35? I think I might have to throw up the bs flag as well.

Unless there has been some serious modifications made, it would come apart.
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When is kept secret, where is the dragon. It's a state highway, so they don't annouce it.

Find a really big downhill and go down it, you aren't powering it yourself, gravity does all the work. They will get up there in speed. I have seen some serious modified ones hit 40 on the internet with a chase car, had a rubber front wheel and bicycle forks. This will be my first year participating

As far as coming apart, that's the fun part. It does happen often. They melt the plastic wheels. I have modified mine a lot, got a stronger axle and supports for my weight. Got some bearings and cut off the pedals. Rules are you have to keep the plastic body/forks/wheels. Other than that you can make some mods.

Full motorcycle riding gear is required as well, pants included, no jeans.

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When is kept secret, where is the dragon. It's a state highway, so they don't annouce it.

Find a really big downhill and go down it, you aren't powering it yourself, gravity does all the work. They will get up there in speed. I have seen some serious modified ones hit 40 on the internet with a chase car, had a rubber front wheel and bicycle forks. This will be my first year participating

As far as coming apart, that's the fun part. It does happen often. They melt the plastic wheels. I have modified mine a lot, got a stronger axle and supports for my weight. Got some bearings and cut off the pedals. Rules are you have to keep the plastic body/forks/wheels. Other than that you can make some mods.
so if you cut off the pedals where do you put your feet? do you crouch with your feet in the seat area?
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When is kept secret, where is the dragon. It's a state highway, so they don't annouce it.

Find a really big downhill and go down it, you aren't powering it yourself, gravity does all the work. They will get up there in speed. I have seen some serious modified ones hit 40 on the internet with a chase car, had a rubber front wheel and bicycle forks. This will be my first year participating

As far as coming apart, that's the fun part. It does happen often. They melt the plastic wheels. I have modified mine a lot, got a stronger axle and supports for my weight. Got some bearings and cut off the pedals. Rules are you have to keep the plastic body/forks/wheels. Other than that you can make some mods.

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Sooo- pretty much a goofball street luge?

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so if you cut off the pedals where do you put your feet? do you crouch with your feet in the seat area?
Inquiring minds want to know
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so if you cut off the pedals where do you put your feet? do you crouch with your feet in the seat area?
hold them up in the air, ride on your butt. Your feet are the brakes.

They have been doing this in San Fran for awhile.


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i cant wait to see this!
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i cant wait to see this!
Mine's going to fall apart and I am not going to make it all the way down, I know it.

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that's awesome! you need to get that **** on video!
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that's awesome! you need to get that **** on video!
I am, I have my helmet cam all ready to go.

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I am, I have my helmet cam all ready to go.
SCHWEET!

reminds me of the video of the guys riding the draggon on pocketbikes
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when is the race?



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when is the race?
he won't tell... cause it's uh... not exactly legal...
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he won't tell... cause it's uh... not exactly legal...
i have been sworn to secrecy.

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