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Old 05-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #1696
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I'd love to go to one! Living out in the sticks is nice because you've got space and clean air, but I'd have to go over 800 miles to see a GP race

To each his own!
I'm not that much closer and I get to Monterey every year. It's not like the 800 miles between you and Monterey are flat and boring. (Between you and Indy, that's a different story...)

OTOH, you're a couple hundred miles closer to Salt Lake, and though it's not MotoGP, WSBK isn't to be sneered at, everything is cheaper, and the crowds are much lighter.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:21 AM   #1697
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For Rossi, winning isn't enough. He wants to have fun racing.
Pardon me if I fail to feel sorry for him. Maybe some time slinging burgers will calibrate his feelings?

I'm sure he's under a lot of pressure, but he's got one of the best jobs on the planet; if he doesn't like it, it's not like he can't afford to retire.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:22 AM   #1698
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #1699
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Is it just me, or does Karel Abraham have no business riding a big bike? Or even a little bike? Won 1 race in moto2 and 2 podiums, ever since 2005.

Am I reading that wrong?
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #1700
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Is it just me, or does Karel Abraham have no business riding a big bike? Or even a little bike? Won 1 race in moto2 and 2 podiums, ever since 2005.

Am I reading that wrong?
His Dad owns the Brno circuit.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #1701
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His Dad owns the Brno circuit.
Right- dad's got dough. It's kind of embarrassing. He's gonna get beaten by CRT bikes this year.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #1702
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His Dad owns the Brno circuit.
And the Cardion AB company that sponsors his team. That's a medical equipment manufacturer or seller. Can't remember.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #1703
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ummm Karel has out qualified both Vale and Nicky on a few occasions.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #1704
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ummm Karel has out qualified both Vale and Nicky on a few occasions.
he also bangs fairings like he is racing CCS..maybe someone should tell that is not how GP riders do it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:39 PM   #1705
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he also bangs fairings like he is racing CCS..maybe someone should tell that is not how GP riders do it.

ummmm Cal Crutchlow?



methinks the following is just out of context reporting.
Solo Moto: Casey Stoner May Retire at End of This Year
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...-of-this-year/

his wife is pretty easy on the eyes too.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:01 PM   #1706
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methinks the following is just out of context reporting.
Solo Moto: Casey Stoner May Retire at End of This Year
Yeah, dunno. I've thought he might too, but that was during the "sick years", I rekn maybe now he's at the top again he might hang about a bit.
Lovely lady. Carries herself with poise.

I bet their kids are short.......
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #1707
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Good to see, she's still got a soft spot for Ducatis though...

I know, I know, it's an old photo...

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #1708
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ummm Karel has out qualified both Vale and Nicky on a few occasions.
Yes I've seen that. But that's qualifying. I'll bet you that Abraham is passed by a CRT bike this season before any other GP bike.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:54 PM   #1709
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Is it just me, or does Karel Abraham have no business riding a big bike? Or even a little bike? Won 1 race in moto2 and 2 podiums, ever since 2005.

Am I reading that wrong?
It's not like he's taking a ride away from someone else. Karel is in the hot seat. He knows this.
He takes all the cheap shots and continues on. I respect that.
There are bigger things to whine about.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #1710
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It's not like he's taking a ride away from someone else. Karel is in the hot seat. He knows this.
He takes all the cheap shots and continues on. I respect that.
There are bigger things to whine about.
No whining, just observations and conjecture. I just read some stats and wonder others' opinions or wisdom.

Probably a great guy; a better guy that a point-collector, and really I wonder how he deals with the pressure from dad, other riders, the press etc.
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