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  1. #11 Re: Videos to get you thru the day..... 
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    A nice fail compilation including some motorcycles as well, to get you through the end of the week!
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  2. #12 Re: Videos to get you thru the day..... 
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    Just spent the weekend riding...now it's Monday again
    Here's the video that just got me thru the day:
    (If someone can find the tracks for these roads, please post here! haha)

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    alright, you need some pop corn (if you can get) and a soft drink, this is a over 90 min video.

    The Corning Bible,
    with chinese subtitle, also a great chance for leaning the language.
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    Ever want to test ride a bike, but the salesperson said he had to come along for "the ride"?

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  5. #15 Inside an engine 
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    Here is a cool look inside your engine:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=73e_1192001762

    (sorry, couldn't figure out how to embed it)

    1) Intake valve opens
    2) Fuel/air mixture enters chamber
    3) Intake valve closes
    4) Piston compresses mixture
    5) Spark ignites mixture (notice how fuel ignites in a roll)
    6) Combustion powers down piston
    7) Exhaust valve opens to expel burned gases
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  6. #16 Re: Inside an engine 
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    There was some talk this week in Shanghai about go-karting, and The Clegg's reported finding some pricey speed at some track.

    I've been told SIC Kartworld (located on the grounds of the Shanghai International F1 Circuit) has the fastest karts in town: http://www.sic-kartworld.com/

    But guessing they are not this fast (Austria)!!

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    From MSNBC:
    September 13, 2011
    Nearly a dozen men and women lifted a burning car to save a Utah man who was pinned underneath.

    In comic books, superheroes are often depicted as lone wolves, but in a horrifying car-motorcycle crash in Logan, Utah on Monday, heroes came in bunches.

    Looking like a cross section of America — hard-hat construction workers, a businessman, a woman in skirt and sandals and a man dressed for leisure in t-shirt and shorts — an ad-hoc rescue team assembled in seconds to free 21-year-old Brandon Wright as he lay trapped beneath a burning BMW on a city street.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/444998...-today_people/
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    Thanks for posting this, MK.

    I can't get that MSNBC clip to play, VPN or not. Here's another link on CNN, which I also have not yet managed to play.

    I've seen quite a bit of anger in motorcycle forums about this incident, which apparently was caused by the bimmer driving directly into the path of the bike.

    I think this also fits into our recent TIC thread on acts of kindness and whether they go unpunished...

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  9. #19 Videos to get you thru the day 
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    “Let’s go ride motorcycles!”



    From Chinasmack:
    The following television commercial made by Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan for Taiwan’s TC Bank (大眾銀行) accumulated over 450k views on popular mainland China video sharing website Youku less than two days after it was uploaded. Based on a real story, a group of old men decide to revisit their motorcycling youth after one of their own passes away.

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    Based on a true story.

    What do people live for?
    To miss someone?
    To keep living?
    To live longer?
    Or, to leave?

    “Let’s go ride motorcycles!”

    5 Taiwanese.
    An average age of 81.
    1 has a hearing problem.
    1 has cancer.
    3 have heart disease.
    Every one of them has degenerative arthritis.

    6 months of preparation.
    13 days traveling around the island.
    1139 kilometers.
    From the north to the south.
    From night to day.
    For one simple reason.

    What do people live for?

    Dreams.

    For ordinary people with extraordinary dreams.
    TC Bank | 大眾銀行
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  10. #20 Re: Videos to get you thru the day 
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    from the Wall Street Journal:

    The Commercial that Made Taiwan Cry

    It’s the video that brought throngs of Taiwanese viewers to tears in just three minutes. In one month, it’s been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube.

    The video? A commercial for TC Bank that tells the story of five elderly men, averaging age 83, who decide to go on a 13-day motorcycle ride through Taiwan. The hook? It’s based on a real story.

    The commercial, called “Dream Rangers,” is the third in a series for TC Bank, all of which feature heart-warming stories based on true occurrences. Last year, it featured the story of a mother who didn’t speak English and traveled across four countries to see her daughter. The year before, it was about a school principal who worked with a group of choir kids. The commercials are aired on only in Taiwan.

    “It’s important that this be a story that’s happened in the real world,” says Jennifer Hu, Ogilvy & Mather’s creative director, who conceived of the idea.

    Ms. Hu says that in Asia, particularly, tear-jerking stories are especially effective and memorable compared with Western societies that favor more humorous or action-packed topics. Only a few viewer comments on YouTube expressed concerns that the story was somehow lessened because it is an ad for a bank. Multiple commenters defended the video and said it inspired them to make the most of their lives. The video has close to 4,000 likes and fewer than 20 dislikes.

    But just how close to the truth is the ad? Scene looked behind the scenes and discovered there was indeed a team of members from the elderly society Hong Dao Lao Ren Ji Jing Hui that went on a 13-day motorcycle tour of Taiwan three years ago. But the actual group totaled more than 10 people, including two women, not just the five men in the commercial.

    Of the five characters in the video (all of whom were actors) the leader of the group—who declares as he hits a table, “Let’s go ride motorcycles!”—was based on a real man, who died before the commercial aired. Also real is the story of the man who carried his wife’s photograph with him on the bike tour. As for the old man who had trouble hearing? That was an addition from the advertising house.


    The actors, the youngest of which was 79 years old, were on set for three full days of shooting. Ambulances were on stand by at all hours; only three of the actors had a riding license and knew how to operate a motorcycle. Ogilvy & Mather didn’t disclose the cost of the commercial.

    “One actor brought his girlfriend, who was only in her 20s,” laughs Ms. Hu. “And others had their whole families, with multiple generations, standing in the sidelines for support.”

    Ms. Hu is already back to the drawing board for TC Bank’s next commercial, to be launched in 2012. She says that she has more than 100 real-life stories that she has kept in reserve. “You know what they say—making a sequel is always tougher,” she says.
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