Yooperbikemike's 2012 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Stoner
    I met him briefly once when he was a 250 rider.
    I have unbounded admiration for his skill on a motorcycle, but I really don't understand the guy.
    Now he's having a crack at a Champion in a the Aussie V8 circuit (rumoured to be his next gig):

    http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/Nov/121113c.htm


    Maybe someone should sit him down and point out some home truths:

    1. You have the greatest job in the world. Try and look like you enjoy it from time to time.

    2. Those people that you brush past outside your pit door actually pay your wages. Sign more than two autographs, you knob.

    3. Most of what you whinge about and attribute to MotoGP is actually the work of MSMA (i.e. Honda - the people you work for).

    4. You COULD have been the GOAT, and you threw it away. In time, this will eat you up...
  2. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  3. dontlr

    dontlr Banned

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    I saw this when it happened as I do follow Casey and then the Soup report came out.. Most people burn bridges after they leave not before they even get there :lol3
    He is one hell of a talent but he may have social issues..


    Casey Stoner ‏@Official_CS27
    Amateur racing from @mwinterbottom, didn't know that you can use the grass to overtake!!

    Mark Winterbottom ‏@mwinterbottom
    @Official_CS27 seriously dude? You may need to attend a drivers briefing to work out our rules for next year as this was discussed.

    Mark Winterbottom ‏@mwinterbottom
    @Official_CS27 I look forward to racing you and seeing how a professional performs. #ithinkigetpaid?
  4. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    You can't keep a good man down can you?





    Where's the facepalm smilie?
  5. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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    Excellent point.

    I'll add that to my list:

    5. It pays to burn bridges behind you.:lol3
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    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    You would think that Rossi's lesson about this at Laguna would have stuck.

    Guess not.
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    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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    Doubt if anyone would suggest CS had a major in diplomacy.

    What's the saying -
    Be mindful of the arse you kick on the way up
    You may need to kiss it on the way down!

    Meteoric rise - meteoric demise?
    Only time will tell.

    Not many have successfully made the transition from 2 wheels to tin tops or open wheelers.
    The late (sadly) Gregg Hansford
    Mike (The Bike) Hailwood
    John Surtees
    Possibly others

    JM-2008

    This site whilst interesting is certainly a distraction
  8. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    yety61 Global Vagabond

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    I too met him 3 or 4 times here in Australia through the years when he was on 125's and 250's. Had some long conversations with him.
    He's an extremely talented motorcycle racer but,
    he's an :asshat.
  10. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  11. Oscar

    Oscar Curmudgeon

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  12. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    One guy gets it :

    Nicky Hayden on twitter, commenting "i'm truly blessed" on a picture of a form that said "occupation : motorcycle racer".


    Four wheels good, two wheels better
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    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    MiniMee looking pretty quick on Stoner's old bike in the dry!
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    Pretty sure he did, I deleted the race though so can't confirm with pictures. But a corner or two before I'm almost positive he looked behind him.