Yooperbikemike's 2012 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by spezjag, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Let the silly season begin! :ricky
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  2. Nomadador

    Nomadador ...

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    First one in. :D
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  3. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Hey now...
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  4. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Just giving you a gentle push in the direction you would already be going in. :D
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  5. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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    feels so....official
    but it's still gonna be a boring off season :type
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  6. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I think we'll have plenty to mull over once testing gets underway.

    Maybe we should follow the racing "down under" for the next few months.
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  7. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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    So, any testing today? Or is it "hangover day?"
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  8. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I believe it begins tomorrow.
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  9. HarveyMushman

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    Moto2 and Moto3 today, MotoGP tomorrow and Weds.
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  10. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    In.

    One season to go until Austin. :deal
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  11. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Rossi makes some new records! And I mean good ones, you dragon slayers.
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  12. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I'm going to Austin! I want to be first in line. Maybe buy a new bike for the occasion...:D
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  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Copyright infringement...
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  14. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I hope 2012 season doesn't disappoint. I think the most important announcement still has to be made, who will take 3rd HRC seat at Gresini?
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  15. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    I've got your back.....







    (It can't possibly be any worse than this year... please?)
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  16. Florin

    Florin Been here awhile

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    No podium is worse than 1 lucky podium. :hide

    I hope everybody does well and we get to see some awesome racing! :clap
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  17. aspad

    aspad Been here awhile

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piQZKd5clOM

    Question for those who know more about racing than I do - which would be the majority...
    What is the purpose of countersteering while the front is completely unloaded and the bike is powering out of a bend?
    I notice that a lot of riders do it but Stoner seems to be the most extreme exponent as in the video link above.
    Any insight into this?
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  18. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    No sorry, we only do color schemes and hair styles down here, you want the neverending countersteering thread in "Perfect Line" for the experts.


    :augie






    Florin, it's been noted, I'll be back with a witty riposte in a day or two.
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  19. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    thats only co incidental its not countersteering, any wheelie will generally have the front wheel pointing one way or the other.The front wheel still has a balancing turning fuction even if its not on the ground
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  20. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    Testing begins shortly in Valencia. Nice and sunny this time. Good to see how new kids get on with the MotoGP bikes.

    Mika Kallio has signed new 1 year deal with MarcVDS in Moto2.
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