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Old 04-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #2626
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It's a secret RF transmitter that randomly fries the stator on the other bikes.
must be jiggawatts.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:34 PM   #2627
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I taped a show about RV a few weeks ago. Really made me think about some things. RV doesn't love riding like most of us do. It's hard to picture him on a dp bike or gold wing in the future.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #2628
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I taped a show about RV a few weeks ago. Really made me think about some things. RV doesn't love riding like most of us do. It's hard to picture him on a dp bike or gold wing in the future.

He's a racer. The bike is his medium to race and win.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #2629
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Can't see how it's not in this day and age. For the record juiced or not todays riders are beyond belief in my book and they make any other sport look downright lame. Is it worth stopping to consider? (juiced) - yes. But I don't deny the level to which juiced or not the riders have evolved to. Suspension technology obviously helps, thats why 5 years running now I'm still amazed every time someone hammers some whoops or goes into orbit to land on the downside of a table top like it's no big deal. If RC was juiced I'm sure others were too. If he wasn't and they weren't I'm sure he'd have had the same results. More or less...Maybe I'm naive. A lot of money at stake, I bring it up simply for arguments sake and just like Woods I think RC begs the question be asked. I haven't a clue what the answer is. Tiger Woods I think is a no brainer his body changed as did his behavior but at least he had fun doing it. Woods was juiced. RC? Who knows. Does it matter? Maybe not.
By legitimate I mean is there any proof or reason to say RC in particular was using enhancement drugs? If not why bring it up? Which argument's sake?
I guess its the internet and people tend to ramble on about anything.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #2630
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By legitimate I mean is there any proof or reason to say RC in particular was using enhancement drugs? If not why bring it up? Which argument's sake?
I guess its the internet and people tend to ramble on about anything.
Yeah internet conspiracy theories keep anything from being great or worthy to aspire to. We're racing to the cynical bottom in society.

It's not like RC always dominated everything... he had sometimes better lines and better consistency that squeezed out a few tenths per lap. But he didn't always win either. Here's McGrath vs RC from 2002
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:32 PM   #2631
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More McGrath vs RC. Race at 37:15
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #2632
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JMG was my favorite! He's racing trophy trucks today.

Those two announcers were my favorite too.

Ah the good old days. I still remember watching the superbikers in the 80's. That was the best racing ever!
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #2633
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By legitimate I mean is there any proof or reason to say RC in particular was using enhancement drugs? If not why bring it up?
because it is reasonable to bring it up given all the dynamics involved particularly when the title of goat is being bandied about.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:51 AM   #2634
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I taped a show about RV a few weeks ago. Really made me think about some things. RV doesn't love riding like most of us do. It's hard to picture him on a dp bike or gold wing in the future.
He doesn't seem like a very happy person,despite(or because of)his success.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #2635
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because it is reasonable to bring it up given all the dynamics involved particularly when the title of goat is being bandied about.
Cant we just enjoy what he did on a bike and not drag things down in the dirt? He took lots of hard crashes and survived,hes funny to watch learning the English language on the telly,still brings a bike out and rides for fun. I was never a huge RC fan but hes put in a lot of pain and hard work to get where he is.

I also think his mom would kick his ass if she thought he was doing bad things,she looks plenty tough.
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He doesn't seem like a very happy person,despite(or because of)his success.
RV has said this whole bike racing thing isnt the end-all for him,I can see him retiring early and moving on to something else,it's his life.
Its a huge high stress deal to be expected to win everytime out on the track,if any of us had to line up behind the gate at a giant Stadium and pin it to win it, there would be some dirty shorts involved and trips to the infirmary.
He does it all the time.

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But! Hangtown is coming up pretty quick! This year I will NOT sunburn the crap out of myself,a low rider folding chair will be taken,not forgotten like last year,with luck Dungey and RV will both be healthy,same with Davi and all the other fast guys.
Not much of a break between SX and MX anymore.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #2637
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JMG was my favorite! He's racing trophy trucks today.

Those two announcers were my favorite too.

Ah the good old days. I still remember watching the superbikers in the 80's. That was the best racing ever!
You should have seen JMG on a 2500cc Nitro burning Harley hillclimb bike in Billings! I even bought the video,the noise that bike makes grunting and blasting up the hill is amazing!
He tried it but was faster on a CR500 all set up for the hill.
It was his first hillclimb and got 2nd overall.
And hes ridden Erzeberg and did pretty well for a 1 off deal,he IS the man!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:18 AM   #2638
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Cant we just enjoy what he did on a bike and not drag things down in the dirt? He took lots of hard crashes and survived,hes funny to watch learning the English language on the telly,still brings a bike out and rides for fun. I was never a huge RC fan but hes put in a lot of pain and hard work to get where he is.

I also think his mom would kick his ass if she thought he was doing bad things,she looks plenty tough.
fair enough and a good counterpoint. I never doubted his hard work and desire. I wish I'd have seen him ride in his prime. To be honest he's one of the reasons I got caught up in SX. Probably his last season when there was the occasional Sunday broadcast of a SX race on CBS I remember him making whoops seem like they were basically flat he was flying over them like a magic carpet.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #2639
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I'm sorry. Who is JMG?
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I'm sorry. Who is JMG?
One of the other G.O.A.T.s.
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