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    1. wow….f|_|ck all that nonsense.

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    2. Now I know why I don’t compete in bycicle races, FUCK riding up that huge hill. I think the guy on the moped has the right idea.

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    3. That’s part of the Tour of California. Some of the parts of the ride in San Francisco are unbelievably steep.

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    4. You’d have to be God or that guy riding in order to do that.
      FUCK California and their fucking hills, holy shit.

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    5. If you want to see how to really handle San Fran and it’s hills, watch “Bullitt” (1968) with Steve McQueen (The King of Cool).

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    6. @schulzbrianr

      I’ve heard that from several other people, and then I went and watched ‘Bullitt’ and was unimpressed.

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    7. Well, the movie itself wasn’t great by any means, but the car chase is what makes it. You have to understand that this was like 40 years ago. Notice, that once Bullitt gets in his ‘Stang, and they go on the chase for like 10 minutes, there isn’t one word of dialogue. Sort of a really odd technique, since the whole point of movies since the 40s or some shit was the fact that they had audio. I don’t know, I thought it was a good scene. Especially the beginning, when Bullitt gets stuck behind the taxi after the chase just begins, and then he REVS THE SHIT out of the engine, sounds awesome. That was a stock car from what I remember, and it beats the shit out of damn near every car I can think of that isn’t a super/hyper car. Maybe the Dodge Charger Rumble Bee or whatever it is. Anyway, it’s a good classic movie, like “Dirty Larry, Crazy Mary.”

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    8. yeah, that’s exactly what I was talking about. He revs the shit out of his car, and it sounds like it’s about ready to throw a rod. I guess that’s the difference between what I think sounds awesome from a car (deep rumbling) and what they thought sounded good from a car (high pitch)

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    9. It’s not that hard. I couldn’t do it at half their speed, but I’ve done it before.

      It’s a matter of proper gearing.

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    10. tiki:
      I thought it was a deep rumbling? Pretty sure that was the Mustang with a 390 (IMDB confirmed). Also, from IMDB:
      “The director called for speeds of about 75-80 mph, but the cars (including the ones containing the cameras) reached speeds of over 110 mph. Filming of the chase scene took three weeks, resulting in 9 minutes and 42 seconds of footage. They were denied permission to film on the Golden Gate Bridge.”

      Also:
      “Bullitt’s reverse burnout during the chase scene actually wasn’t in the script–Steve McQueen had mistakenly missed the turn. The footage was still kept, though.”

      And:
      “Initially the car chase was supposed to be scored, but Lalo Schifrin suggested that no music be added to that sequence, pointing out that the soundtrack was powerful enough as it was.”

      LordOpie:
      I’ve done it too (in my 1990 Chevy Caprice with a 5.7L 350ci), and broken engines (in my 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L). The fact is, that was a car from 40 years ago, and it was a great chase scene. I guess if you like Fast and the Furious it isn’t the movie for you, but I like big V8 muscle cars without a lot of flashy body kits and a Playstation in the passenger seat, and NOS.

      I guess I’m the only one who loves it.

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    11. in this photo they’re biking downhill. look at the orientation of the crowd.

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    12. wtf are you smoking? Look at the buildings.

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