Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Exactly why I said it was balls.
  2. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Balls bordering on stupidity.
  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Absolutely, but not only did he pull it off, he out ran 17 or so of the fastest riders in the world ......essentially with one arm. You have to give the guy credit.

    Had he fucked it up, he would be an idiot, but he didn't, which is pretty amazing.
  4. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Absolutely agree, the guy is a stud. One lowside away from a gory death, but a stud :lol3

    Schasenring should be interesting. If he can keep rubber side down, collect points here and Laguna Seca, he can heal up over the break and come back strong.

    However, at least three other guys have agendas :deal
  5. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    That's usually where they rest :D
  6. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Is that not true every time they take to the track? :evil
  7. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    Yeah, he took a calculated risk just like we all do every time we get on our bikes. :deal
  8. turnenem

    turnenem TBD

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    Fixt!
  9. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl It's a dangerous place ADV that's for sure!
  10. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  11. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Nicky being interviewed by Greg White

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  12. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Sure, they always risk their health, even their lives, when they go out on the track. But JLo had a very specific additional risk of getting that recently installed plate, screws and/or bone pieces pushed around, and pop a large blood vessel, for example, and the consequences can be life-threatening. Of course something like that can always happen, if a rider gets unlucky, but here the probability in case of a crash was much higher than normal.

    At the very least, a crash in the race at Assen would have meant, that his healing period from the original injury became much longer. I´m not sure, if it was wise to play around with this kind of risks. At the end of the day, your life should be more important to you, than a world championship title. Ballsy, no doubt, but also a bit stupid, when you factor in the very real risk, and combine it with the serious consequences.

    But that´s really just my 0.02 on the subject.
  13. 5th-Elefant

    5th-Elefant Long timer

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    No it shouldn't.

    You only have to look at the frozen corpses on Everest to see that some people take personal goals more seriously than others.
  14. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i cant beleive you take that line on it.These guys arent tiddlywink players.They risk their life everytime they twist the throttle to the stop.They risk it to be a world champion.If jlo sits out 1 or two rounds he severely limits his chances of being the world champion.And he rides his Yamaha to be the world champion not to make up the numbers.
  15. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    JLo skipping Assen would not have decided the championship. But with a little more bad luck, it could have severely affected his whole future sporting career. So pardon me, if I think it was a bit foolhardy to jump on his bike and race. I am glad, that it all worked out great for him, but he just put too much at stake. And mind you again, by doing this he did precisely the opposite to what his doctors had adviced him to do. He´s not a medical expert, so to me he was playing around with his health. Everybody, including him knew fully well, that he cannot afford to go down again, and it´s not always in your own hands. He was taken out by another rider one year before.
  16. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    I agree on both counts; courageous, and a wee bit foolhardy, at the sme time. But at the end of the day, with the current arrangement, it was his decision. Agreed to by the 1. The Circuit Doctor. 2. The Medical Director. 3. The Race Director. (In that order)
    Maybe it's time for some hard and fast rules to be written up? In a lot of other sports, anaesthetic is regarded as no different to concussion, and the athlete is forced out for up to a week....
    Ballsy, though. Respect from here.
  17. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I vote with Pecha72. There is always another race weekend and another championship. Athletes need to take care of their body first and foremost. Then of course, they want to be able to pursue activities after they retire too. Proper rehab is part of being able to.

    Jlo was lucky. It turned out well for him. But it wasn't smart.
  18. RememberTheFallen

    RememberTheFallen Been here awhile

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    We are not talking about the sport of badminton. I doubt very many doctors would ever recommend ANYONE to ride a motogp bike around a track. He passed the medical screening and accepted to ride in competent mind. His doctors gave him ADVICE not an order. He chose not to accept the docs advice like thousands do every day. I can't believe people are questioning his decision. These guys do not get to where they are by backing off or quitting. All out is all they know.

    I, for one, am super impressed. I have never been a Lorenzo fan. After that gutsy ride I am now.
  19. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    You should move to one of those coddling European Socialist countries . . :lol3

    So much hand wringing. He raced, he didn't crash, he didn't die. I'm not fan of lorentho but serious testicular fortitude on his part. It's why we like this sport.
  20. Skowinski

    Skowinski bilaterally symmetrical

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    I think this all comes down to defining where the line between heroic bravery and pig-headed stupidity lies. My mom would see that line in a different place than all of us :nod , and in the details we see it differently. Lorenzo got away with it, that makes it bravery, once. If he pulled this kind of thing over and over I'd not call it bravery....