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Old 12-01-2009, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottrik
Oww...I think my brain just exploded. Unfortunately it was a VERY small "pop".
I enjoy joking as much as I enjoy debating semantics.
We seem to be defining "perfect" performance as 100%. Under that logic, an olympic world record is still an imperfect performance as it will inevitably be beaten (as beating it would be performing beyond 100%)! And that even at our best, we'll never acheive 100% because there are infinately small imperfections.

I suppose we can all call out to each other to "give 95% of pefection" (probably well above most of our driving abilities, if 100% is the perfect ultimate unacheivable performance that can never be improved upon - ever).
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dsrbltoys
Just check their drawers for the other 5%.
It'll scare the crap outta ya!
Sometimes you dont want to know when they gave to give it their all! EEWWW
When you show up at the track wearing Depends, I'll know that you plan on giving it an extra 5% that day.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:47 AM
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your just a slacker who only gives 90%. No, i'm a 75%er whos giving you a extra 15%
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:21 PM
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I think my moniker of durability tester show I gave a lot Just cant afford to do that anymore, now I try to tune a bit better. Hell sat was the best car to drive of any I've ever had.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:59 PM
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Well, looks like most of the "Racer's" I've always looked up to, may have "Imploded", or are continuing to "Implode", as I type this!

On a more serious note, some food for thought, for the "Powers that be",(Todd),

I would suggest that, either the driver's stand be moved a few feet to the West, (or the track further East), to better allow a more complete view of the track for everyone. I was standing on the far-North end of the stand on Sat, and I was having trouble seeing my car through other driver's radio's, and also the bridge/timing loop. When there are 8 driver's on the stand at one time, it can get very hard to see whats going on.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Kcdzim
I enjoy joking as much as I enjoy debating semantics.
We seem to be defining "perfect" performance as 100%. Under that logic, an olympic world record is still an imperfect performance as it will inevitably be beaten (as beating it would be performing beyond 100%)! And that even at our best, we'll never acheive 100% because there are infinately small imperfections.

I suppose we can all call out to each other to "give 95% of pefection" (probably well above most of our driving abilities, if 100% is the perfect ultimate unacheivable performance that can never be improved upon - ever).
you can't define perfect as 100%, that is also impossibe, it if it were possible to give 100% of your driving ability, it does not mean you won't be smacking the boards, YOUR ability will determine that. using your example of a olympic world record is also flawed, the record setter may run HIS perfect race at 100% and set that record, however when ANOTHER person runs his perfect race at 100% that record can be broken, btw, as shown by Mr. Bolt. its not necessary to run at 100% to break some records.

using scottriks example of boot camp, in a land far away, many many years ago, some of us would have pushup contests, i would usually crank out between 60 -70, until, with a little extra motivation from a pissed off drill instructor i managed to do over 100 and still had more left in tank. my 100% changed due to the circumtances.
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You should never give 100% until it's absolutely necessary. Set the bar low so that you can exceed expectations.

Would you give your wife diamond earrings from Tiffany's on your first anniversary? No, that would be crazy, where do you go from there?


That's why I drive so crappy, low expectations have been set, I'm just waiting to spring the trap.
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Originally Posted by beez
You should never give 100% until it's absolutely necessary. Set the bar low so that you can exceed expectations.

Would you give your wife diamond earrings from Tiffany's on your first anniversary? No, that would be crazy, where do you go from there?


That's why I drive so crappy, low expectations have been set, I'm just waiting to spring the trap.
uh nevermind response not appropriate for this message board. But Ritchie's reply would have been "That's nasty"
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I am going to drive my siding nails in 100% of the way while the weather remains nice. If they come through the other side of the sheeting, well I guess, they will be 20% to long. Although, this was a nice chuckle during lunch. Kevin; that's messed up.
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Originally Posted by Slapmaster6000
...cut... Kevin; that's messed up.
Well, I am good for a laugh every once in a while!
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Originally Posted by dsrbltoys
Well, I am good for a laugh every once in a while!
Hell, I laugh at you all the time!
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Originally Posted by crazy5
Hell, I laugh at you all the time!
Yes sometimes ya just gotta be the butt of a joke.
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thats just nasty
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He said " Butt "
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