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FORMATION FLYING

There was no doubt that our pair of sidecar-ists needed help to pull off our dubious nonstop record run from Seattle to LA. Since none of us is a psychiatrist, we elected to simply ride along in a few support vehicles and keep a suicide-prevention hotline on tap.

What to drive?

We needed to be faster than the

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