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  • #199378
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    Raclette! Stilton with Port! Cheese on Toast with mushrooms! The occasional guilty pleasure of La Vache Qui Rie. Fromage Frais! Wensleydale, Grommet. Fresh mozzarella in a Caprese salad. Freshly grated parmesan. Just finished a Porter infused Gouda which had an unusual bitter taste. Aged Gouda and Smoked Edam. I am HUNGRY.

    #199377
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    I’m ashamed of you all. This site, of all sites, should remember cheese racing. Go ahead and google it. I don’t mean racing a cheese down a hill, though that’s noteworthy too.

    Best cheese I ever had was from a wheel of farmhouse cheddar from proper Somerset. Nutty, sharp, a little crumbly. Mmm.

    Also proper cheese is available in the US and A, just not at the mass market level.

    #194698
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    Montoya’s post crash interview: He was trying to work out why he had a vibration/handling problem where his spotter could see. This just happened to be where the dryer was. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQcYNUdE-Gc

    #194673
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    I’m guessing they fixed the track surface with an epoxy composite. Like garage floor epoxy but faster setting. The air dryers would not have helped it set faster, it’s a chemical reaction, not a solvent evaporation process.
    Edit: Yup, apparently it’s epoxy. http://www.streetbond.com

    #181115
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    Alright, so I just moved within range of this GP (Syracuse, NY). Am I too late to get tickets? [Next year I could do this one and New Jersey without a plane ride. Woohoo!]

    #194670
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    Quite risky behavior by the marshals fighting the fire. Could have blown up at any moment. Lucky no body was hurt. I imagine the crash barrier is damaged as well as the track surface.

    #184754
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    Wow. Someone should hire you to do the F1 race edits.

    #164658
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    1) Ham
    2) Mal
    3) No

    #180423
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    And I saw the end of this race on Speed, then switched my gaze to a live stream on the PC and saw I’d missed the start and first corner of the GP. Had to wait a couple of laps for a replay of the start, which aggravated me as I’m so used to TV on a DVR.

    #180421
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    And then Darrell Waltrip’s lap before the race is one of the funniest bits of racing car video I’ve seen for a while. Bear in mind Mr. Waltrip had a long, successful racing career in NASCAR (3 titles).

    #134883
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    Mine, if you can see it, some don’t appear to show up, is from the cover of the electric car racing set I had as a kid. Not Scalextric. My friends all had real Scalextric, but not me. My cars didn’t work on their tracks. I was sad. I loved my set but it was a bit lonely. My son is getting Scalextric. Maybe this Christmas.

    #143985
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    Are you the kind of guy to have a ‘Plan-B’?

    No. Planning is not a strong point. Flexibility and rapid response to changing situations are, however. So I make do.

    Q: Who is your dream date?

    The wife. Requires a baby sitter.

    Q: Which film last made you cry?

    Up. [Made near where I work].

    Q: What are you afraid of?

    Failure, imperfection, personal stupidity.

    Q: What was the last book you read?

    I read technical and news magazines constantly. Book? A management tome. Was quite good and entertaining, actually.

    Q: What is your favourite way to relax?

    Watching F1 with my son. Reading f1fanatic. Cooking.

    Q: Have you ever – or would you ever – dye your hair?

    For Halloween purposes only.

    Q: Name five things that you hate?

    George W. Maggie T. Hatred. Elitism. Aubergines.

    Q: Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

    Temporary tattoos inflicted by the sprogs.

    Q: What did your teachers say about you in your school reports?

    Should try harder.

    Q: Who were your childhood heroes?

    The Beatles. Graham Hill. Ages me.

    Q: Do you have any guilty pleasures?

    Chocolate.

    Q: Do you collect anything?

    Before meeting the wife it was ex-girlfriends. Now it’s bills.

    Q: What was your worst buy?

    A 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. It died too soon. And GM stock.

    Q: How do you take your coffee?

    Early. Strong.

    Q: Your ideal non-race Sunday morning?

    Sleep in a bit, brunch, and a walk in the California sun.

    Q: What was your first vehicle?

    My mum’s blue Mini. Nearly killed me when the rear sub-frame rusted through and snapped, taking the brakes with it.

    Q: What’s the most embarrassing mistake you’ve ever made?

    Ah. Well. Yes. An assembly shortcut I took during an oil-patch installation that led to international travel over a Christmas to fix it. Still burns (not literally).

    Q: What is the best thing you can cook?

    Home brew. Food wise: Google ‘no-knead bread’.

    Q: When was the last time you were really angry?

    Yesterday when I couldn’t find a tool at home for the current DIY project. Grr. Add losing things to my hate list.

    #136557
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    Owned:

    Mini

    Mini

    Austin Allegro. Horrible.

    Ford Escort. Fun.

    Peugeot 205 GTi. Immense fun.

    Subaru Legacy Station Wagon

    Subaru Legacy SUS Limited

    Toyota Matrix XR

    Others driven:

    Ford Mustang: Horrible

    Mercedes S Class: Lovely.

    Mercedes C class: Tight.

    Porsche Boxster: Nicer than expected. Want one.

    #136362
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    1) Comments on this site are great, welcoming and accepting of visitors and generally intelligent. Often informative. A couple of the suggested technical tweaks would be lovely but we’re managing fine as we are.

    2) The thread that seems to have set this off is a fine example of over-interpretation of written text. Written text is low-bandwidth communication which leaves a lot of room to read between the lines. The same individuals chatting over a beer in a pub would probably be much less aggravated by each others’ opinions. In general, conspiracy theories, trolls and flame wars have always been a part of the internet. They can never be completely avoided, it would seem. But this site is a rare treasure where such things are kept to a tolerable minimum.

    #134286
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    I’m originally from England, now in the SF Bay area of California. F1 fan since 1960s, used to attend the British GP at Silverstone in the ’80s. F1Fanatic site fan since 2009. I’m looking forward to Austin 2012 and hoping its real.

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