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Speed confession time

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Scumbag, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Right here we go, for those who do not know Mrs Scumbag is in China. She just sent me a SMS and said she was travelling on the Maglev train at 431 km/h. And no that is not a miss type.
    Makes Connex look a little out of date doesn't it.
    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:


     
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  2. hmmm i thought it was narcotic related.

    i went 350kmh on the suisse-paris train.
     
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  3. You wouldn't even be able to focus on the scenery blurring past at that speed :shock:
     
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  4. Wow, 431 km/h on something built by communists? She is braver than me!

    Regards, Andrew.
     
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  5. Thats pretty damn fast :shock:
    Dunno if I would trust it either :?
     
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  6. That's 120m per second folks!!!

    yeeeaarrrkkkk!!!

    Pass on our regards Sarge.

    :)
     
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  7. Thats almost fast enough to take you into tomorrow :shock:
     
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  8. I've always wondered how they keep livestock off the track.... 431km/h + 1 bovine = metal hamburger.
     
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  9. I think the maglev was developed by ze germans.
    In japan they keep the bovine off the rails by raising the track, also helps the in avoiding traffic at level crossings. ;)
     
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  10. Wouldn't the plane she travelled on to get to china have travelled (much) faster than 431 km/h? That's assuming she didn't go there by boat :)
     
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  11. oooh, seems maglev trains can reach a shitload quicker speed as well!

    from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maglev_train
     
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  12. yeah, i rode on that Maglev last year.
    Takes you from PuDong airport to a station 10 or so stops from central Shanghai, where you have to change on to get on the metro subway.
    aweseome shit. :shock:

    I have an mpeg of it ramping up to 431km/h.
    I'll see if I can Youtube it or host it or something.

    Pics here

    http://mickyb.bravehost.com/SHANGHAI.html
     
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  13. Are there that many people brave enough to travel on it to make it viable??!
     
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  14. nope.
    They actually halved the fares a few months back.
    Tourists mainly use it to go from the airport into Shanghai.
    But these days tours have airport transfers, so not many tourists use it.
    Only adreniline junkie travellers. :LOL:
    Its like 50Yuan, divide that by 6 - so its around $8AUD (say 10bucks) . . . . pretty cheap way to hit 431km/h.
     
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