My fiance likes to watch the Daytona 500 every year and likes to make a day of it. NASCAR and racing is all pretty foreign and weird to me. Help me! [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Feb 22, 2013 -
Gaming filter: Does anybody remember a racing game where you controlled human androids that were actually the motorbikes themselves? I believe it could have been for the Playstation. I'm trying to find a name.
posted by InterestedInKnowing
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Is it possible to watch Formula 1 in the U.S. (Mass.) without cable? I do have internet + Apple TV + Netflix + Hulu Plus.
posted by lovingkindness
on Jul 25, 2012 -
I thought it might be fun to race around like giddy kids with my wife for her birthday. she loves Formula one and has expressed an interest in racing go-karts. We both can drive but do not own a car as we live in brooklyn and have no need.
Any ideas on where to race go-karts near nyc?
(I found this place: gpny.com, and it seems to fit the bill..but are there other options?)
Anyone else had any similar experiences trying to find place to race?
Extravagant test-drive a real car on a track option?
f1 model kit?
(thank you as always)
posted by 5lbauthority
on Jul 2, 2012 -
I'm in the UK, near Bath. I just saw someone on a bicycle I really want. Silver frame, canti brakes, racer / tourer style. Brand name was approx 11 letters long and I'm pretty sure it began with 'van'. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance!
posted by sann1657
on Nov 17, 2011 -
Best PS3 Driving / Racing game for 5 and 6 year old? What steering wheel control to get? [more inside]
posted by mtstover
on Sep 17, 2011 -
How can I race in the Dakar Rally? The catch: I've never been in a race before, ever, and I have no idea what an FIM license is. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Who goes to harness racing (a.k.a. horse buggies, trotters), and why? A friend compared it to speed walking, lots of activity but still pretty darned slow. Is it simply something else to bet on or is there something wonderful or at least interesting about the sport that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I'm pursuing my dream but have so much pressure that it's not even fun anymore. Is this normal, or am I being unrealistic and setting myself up for disappointment? [more inside]
posted by Jofecopa
on Jun 17, 2011 -
I just bought a racing bike. I know next to nothing about cycling. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by wolfr
on May 28, 2011 -
Looking for places in the US where you can race a car, sail a boat or do some other adrenaline-filled activity for a weekend. This is for a birthday gift in April. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 16, 2011 -
will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these
odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.
posted by Shike
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Has there been a good racing video game that allows you to build your own tracks? [more inside]
posted by zzazazz
on Oct 15, 2010 -
Are there any online multiplayer web/PC racing games in the style of Mario Kart? I remember reading about such a game a couple of years ago, but I can't seem to locate it now.
posted by iamisaid
on Jun 11, 2010 -
My friends and I want to run a pig race with betting for charity and aren't able to find or make a spreadsheet to do the simple odds for us. Do you know where to find one? [more inside]
posted by bryak
on Jan 12, 2010 -
I've been bitten by a racing game bug. What resources would you recommend for learning basic-to-intermediate race and rally car driving knowledge, knowing that they will only ever be used in video games? [more inside]
posted by lifeless
on Aug 3, 2009 -
Anyone have advice on attending 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time? Where to be at what times, where to stay, other things to do besides watch the race, any other little tips, etc.
posted by patr1ck
on Apr 3, 2009 -
I want to read some blogs by runners and people training for triathlons. [more inside]
posted by peep
on Feb 9, 2009 -
I can run 6:30 miles for an hour, a little uncomfortably, or 7:00 miles pretty easily over the same interval. What would it take, training-wise, for me to run a sub-3-hour marathon? [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Nov 2, 2008 -
Why do cycling racers always warm up on a trainer/rollers thing before events, even ridiculously long ones? Doesn't it burn up energy they'll need during the race? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Mar 3, 2008 -
Getting started in go-kart racing at an old (for the sport) age. Where to start? [more inside]
posted by machaus
on Jan 23, 2008 -
How do I get started with cyclocross? I've been a spectator at a cyclocross race and I'm looking at picking up a low-end cyclocross bike, but what's the best way to get started doing it? How do you practice the odd obstacles and challenges found in courses? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Oct 28, 2007 -
Tour de France: what was the deal with the guys hanging on the support vehicles while interacting with them? I mean, I can see the advantages and by and large these vehicles were at the back of the pack, but it seems like you'd be getting -some- advantage...
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Aug 24, 2007 -
Seems like a lot of races and similar activities go counterclockwise -- foot, dog, horse, and auto racing; skating rinks both ice and roller; baseball. Is it confirmation bias, "just one of those things," or is there a valid reason?
posted by sonofslim
on Jun 27, 2007 -
i'm trying to increase participation and membership in the (free) adventure racing website i built, what can i do that i haven't already done? [more inside]
posted by dolface
on Feb 16, 2007 -
Can anyone hook me up with a schematic for a DIY sequential shift light set up? [more inside]
posted by ZoomX2
on Feb 15, 2007 -
RunningFilter: I'm running my first competitive 5K race tomorrow morning. Any last minute tips? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck
on Sep 23, 2006 -
I am about to start running in a more serious capacity, which is to say to train for races. I love gadgets, so I am drawn to both of these for various reasons. Which is better, Nike + iPod or the Garmin Forerunner 201? [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Sep 17, 2006 -
It's often quoted that a Formula 1 race car creates enough aerodynamic downforce to let you drive it across the ceiling. Has anyone ever proved this? If not, why not?
posted by twine42
on Sep 11, 2006 -
How should a newly-serious but just beginning road cyclist work on becoming a faster and better sprinter and hill climber? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The
on Jul 25, 2006 -