ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Racing
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #3391
mike25
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: the slums of detroit
Oddometer: 290
"Now if we could get Stoner to take a stab at piloting that red turnip truck... that would be interesting."


I'm sure he would finish 10 seconds ahead of everyone else.....
mike25 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #3392
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike25 View Post
"Now if we could get Stoner to take a stab at piloting that red turnip truck... that would be interesting."


I'm sure he would finish 10 seconds ahead of everyone else.....
He would probably be able to solve Ducati's problems in 80 seconds...
__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 07:45 PM   #3393
ducfer2112
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2005
Location: Westminster, MD
Oddometer: 196

funniest post I've read in a long time, thank you sir!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by wiseblood View Post
He would probably be able to solve Ducati's problems in 80 seconds...
__________________
all the worlds a stage
ducfer2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #3394
Moronic
Beastly Adventurer
 
Moronic's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Oddometer: 1,525
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turder View Post
Now that Pedrosa and Lorenzo have been out from the top spots, feels like the mentality and overall feeling on the podium has been massively more relaxed and more joyfull, genuine too. JLo and Ped on the parc ferme, podium and press conference is just thanks guys, thanks sponsors, vamos and that's it. Now Rossi, MM, Cal etc. are high-fiving, cracking jokes and goofing around. Great stuff.
Didn't see the interviews but that is easy to imagine.

Illuminates just how boring Pedrosa and Lorenzo tend to be in their public appearances.

Too much calculation and striving and discipline, and not enough flair. We get used to it, but this reminds us it doesn't have to be that way at the top.

Obviously the c, s & d work well for those two. Not so much for the rest of us.

As for that pass from Marquez on Rossi at the Corkscrew ...

Sure, he'd seen Rossi's version on video 50 times, but how much margin must he have under his stress ceiling to be able to pull off that one in the moment. Perfect at first attempt.
__________________
Sorting out the S4Rs Ohlins shock: click here.
Moronic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #3395
cogitate
Beastly Adventurer
 
cogitate's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: North of the Border, CA
Oddometer: 4,700
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-c...-star-wars.jpg


http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-c...-star-wars.jpg





From Asphaltandrubber.com

Source: Reddit; Photo: PoofBam
__________________
bikeless.

My book "If You Look at Your Health in a New Way..." is available here
and as PDF here
available in Kindle format here

cogitate screwed with this post 07-22-2013 at 08:45 PM
cogitate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 08:42 PM   #3396
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,983
Epic.
__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #3397
Pilbara
In the flow...
 
Pilbara's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: In the f'in city
Oddometer: 1,570
brilliant!

Sorry to chew up bandwidth ..but that is bloody brilliant

Cheers
Pilbara
Pilbara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 10:01 PM   #3398
Moronic
Beastly Adventurer
 
Moronic's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Oddometer: 1,525
Lorenzo on the stakes at Laguna Seca

Quoted from autosport.com:

"I feel proud and relaxed, finally," Lorenzo said after the race.

"It was a dangerous and difficult situation because obviously with a third crash and a third operation the championship or even my career could be finished. We saved this situation."

More here.

He says a bit more there than was in the Yamaha media release on motomatters.

Would have seemed a sad and senseless way for him to go out, had bad luck arisen a third time.

Back to Marquez: love that pic, thanks! First time I looked at it, hadn't noticed Rossi's features on Yoda. Perhaps because I'd assumed the source of Marquez's wisdom lay elsewhere.
__________________
Sorting out the S4Rs Ohlins shock: click here.
Moronic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #3399
Pilbara
In the flow...
 
Pilbara's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: In the f'in city
Oddometer: 1,570
Nah not sure bout that...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wbedient View Post

Now if we could get Stoner to take a stab at piloting that red turnip truck... that would be interesting.
I reckon Stoner would really struggle with the package Ducati have got and then you would really see some moaning and the whole bloody thing would turn into 'Days of our lives' and I'm not into soap operas.

Lets just stick with being entertained my MM.

Cheers
Pilbara

PS Stoner has some serious fast talent but if you wanted to make the show even better instead of what I said above, put him on the Honda. ( or wait till Duc get it right) Actualy Stoner would'nt do it if it was not right and when I say right....... competitive with the others, I know he can ride around things well but he has to have a package that would go fast enough when riding around all the crap.

God I cant stop....bring back expensive tyres, then you'll see a show!!

Pilbara screwed with this post 07-22-2013 at 10:07 PM
Pilbara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 02:44 AM   #3400
advNZer?
Beastly Adventurer
 
advNZer?'s Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Wellington,New Zealand
Oddometer: 2,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by dontlr View Post
but he does love to beat other people..
Fixed


sent from the tag
__________________
aka BMWST?
advNZer? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 03:27 AM   #3401
Pecha72
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Oddometer: 3,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by advNZer? View Post
Fixed
Not questioning his talent at all, but he did lose out to Pedrosa last year, and now there's also Marquez to worry about. CS has had 2/3rds of a year off these machines, too, while DP and MM have been racing since April.
Pecha72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:40 AM   #3402
Moronic
Beastly Adventurer
 
Moronic's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Oddometer: 1,525
More light on the Corkscrew pass

A reader of motomatters has commented that Marquez practised taking a line through the dirt at the Corkscrew both on his scooter and on his GP bike.

Comment is here (allow the link to load fully and your browser should place that particular comment top of screen).

Anyone else see Marquez rehearse this? If the report is accurate, it adds perspective on both the Marquez way of doing things and the pass itself.

Indeed, it suggests M had thought hard in advance about that move as an overtaking opportunity, and had attempted the outside pass on Rossi at that point in full knowledge that he could bypass any attempt Rossi might make to block him, by using the line through the dirt.

He could have reasoned that it would be difficult for such a pass to be ruled illegal given its precedent - and especially if performed to overtake Rossi.

I wonder in how much detail had Livio Suppo plotted his "revenge" on Rossi with Marquez in advance?

Is it beyond possible the two were so confident Marquez had race pace on Rossi and Bradl that Marquez's relatively tardy start from P2 had been planned?
__________________
Sorting out the S4Rs Ohlins shock: click here.
Moronic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #3403
Pantah
Red Sox Nation
 
Pantah's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: India Wharf
Oddometer: 10,071
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moronic View Post
A reader of motomatters has commented that Marquez practised taking a line through the dirt at the Corkscrew both on his scooter and on his GP bike.

Comment is here (allow the link to load fully and your browser should place that particular comment top of screen).

Anyone else see Marquez rehearse this? If the report is accurate, it adds perspective on both the Marquez way of doing things and the pass itself.
I never knew there was pavement under that dirt. If it is true they swept it, everybody will soon be cutting the little right turn down the hill. There are several tracks with little left/right/lefts that riders simply ride over the curbs in a straight line. Sort of a shame to see the corkscrew succumb too. I guess it is a safety thing.
__________________
Straight ahead and faster -Bo Weaver 1970
"There I was..." -Griffin Niner Three Hotel
"One day closer to a parade..." Jonny Gomes, spring training 2013
Pantah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 06:13 AM   #3404
BOOTLACE
Bikie Scum.
 
BOOTLACE's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Methane Central..(Sth Gippsland)
Oddometer: 3,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pecha72 View Post
Not questioning his talent at all, but he did lose out to Pedrosa last year, and now there's also Marquez to worry about. CS has had 2/3rds of a year off these machines, too, while DP and MM have been racing since April.
Maybe that time off is just what he needed, after 20 years, racing day in day out....? Just sayin.
__________________
bootlace
BOOTLACE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 06:22 AM   #3405
DogBoy
Not a Gnarly Adventurer
 
DogBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Sacramento, CA
Oddometer: 1,424
Doubt we have to worry about everyone cutting the Corkscrew. I don't think running over the curbs in the Corkscrew will ever be a fast line. I guess the very rough paved area allows a rider to get back on track with less of a chance of crashing so close to to the track and the very real possibility of the bike sliding back onto the track and the racing line due to how the steep that part is. Seems like a genuine safety issue. Remember, there were spectacular passes in the Corkscrew in the AMA SS race and no one used the Rossi/Marquez line.

__________________
"I were riding so fast, I were sucking rabbits out of the hedges" IOM TT racer Guy Martin - Thanks to rallybug
DogBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014