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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Bizarre Japanese Sport Of Tandem Scooter Racing

I think CLSB needs to add this to the Track Forum.

http://jalopnik.com/5496424/the-biza...scooter-racing

This event is called the Osu Rider's Cup and it appears to take place several times a year on a go-kart track. Don't be fooled by the relatively slow speeds, getting the most out of a CVT-equipped scooter while hauling double the usual weight is an incredibly tricky task. Making things worse, that extra weight is tall and tends to move around behind you. It also extends the front suspension which makes steering slow and imprecise and makes front end washouts not just likely, but inevitable. The passenger also compresses the rear and adds too much weight for the damping to cope with, meaning the rear end will wobble around on over-compressed springs with very little control.





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That looks fun as hell. Should add mandatory pit stops to do shots LOL!!!!
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That looks fun as hell. Should add mandatory pit stops to do shots LOL!!!!
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I'd be a pro at that sport before too long.

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I looked for a good video from Revenge of the Nerds/tricycle race and could not find it.
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