Tag Archives: speed

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This afternoon.

Transport Minister Paschal Donohue after giving the annual Road Safety Authority ‘Road Safety lecture in Dublin Castle.

Rog writes:

“The Faster The Speed, The Bigger The Mess? I suppose they didn’t have enough room for: ‘The Faster The Speed The More Careful The Driver And Less Likely To Cause Accidents [Statistically]’….”

FIGHT!

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

ku-bigpic

A BMW Z4 driver using the YouTube handle AfroDuckProductions has released a video of his 24 minute, 26.5 mile (42.6km) clockwise loop of New York City from FDR/East Side Drive at 116th Street and back, beating the previous record of 26 minutes set in 2010.

Average speed: 66mph (106.2km/h)

Jalopnik has a short interview with the soon to be busted proud speedster.

laughingsquid/jalopnik

dollies

In a remarkably effective follow up to a recently unearthed slowed-down version of Dolly Parton’s Jolene, Youtuber xFlloyd combines the original and the slowed-down vocal into a duet that’s arguably better than both.

By this stage, you’ll no doubt have heard the speeded-up version of I’m On Fire where Bruce Springsteen gets his Dolly on.

22words

fixie

An ongoing attempt to see how fast a bike can go by bike maker Tom Donhou, filmed by Spindle Productions what sez:

Experiments in speed. Inspired by those great men of the salt flats, those men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record from the 300s up towards the 600mph mark in jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. We decided to do what we do: build a bicycle, but this time, in the spirit of those pioneers of speed, build it to see how fast we could go…

Now that…is a chainring.

awesomer/punchbaby