- Mar 15, 2009
Probably would be significantly better on tarmac at sea level. Unfortunately, we no longer have that option here on the West Coast. We used to have the Mojave Mile events (which I never managed to run), using the runway at the Mojave Air and Space Port, but it was killed after the airport denied approval for use after the last event in 2018. It was more than a mile of paved track, and the fastest bike run was 274.8 mph in 2011. The choices we have here in the West are the El Mirage dry lake bed and the Bonneville Salt Flats. There is still an event on tarmac on the East Coast. The Loring Timing Association runs on a 2.6 mile runway in Maine, but that's a 6,600 mile round trip from my place. There is also the Texas Mile event, and we might consider that in the future, but it's still a 3,000+ mile round trip.Ah the perils of nitrous, I stopped tearing up £20 notes chasing more and more power with melted valves, cylinder heads, pistons and spark plugs and instead took the easy route - turbo. I wish you well. Would you be better served running on tarmac? A friend of mine went to Bonneville with his nitrous Hayabusa and struggled to go over 200mph in the umpteen miles he was able to have as a run up, whereas I clocked 213 at a standing start mile.