Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    This should be viewed through the lens of changing physical outcomes today compared to yesteryear. Athletes in general benefit from more advanced fitness regimes and, importantly, MUCH better care of injuries sustained on their way up.

    No idea how the partying varies these days, but obviously some of those guys used to hit it pretty hard...

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  2. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    He was saying the last rookie to win a top-level championship. Roberts was a rookie in 78 and won the 500 championship.
  3. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I think it won't be long before MM sets a pole and wins a race. He rides like Stoner with a traction control wrist. He can tighten an apex with his back wheel to get it pointed on the line he wants. Not many guys can do that lap after lap at the exact same spot. Not even Dani.

    HRC is going to have a big season. :deal
  4. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Times change, thankfully.
    I wish I could tell whether that hat sitting on the fender is his or hers :rofl
  5. dontlr

    dontlr Banned

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    Have you ever watched the Sheene and Hunt story?
    Oh and I remember Julian Ryder talking about Barry having a small hole in the front of his helmet so he could get those last few drags in while waiting on the starting line :eek1
  6. Lurky-Loo

    Lurky-Loo Been here awhile

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    I don't think there's much shame in being best of the non-aliens. Seemed to me Dovizioso's most questionable complaining was that he was well ahead of Simoncelli in the standings toward the end of 2011, but because of Simoncelli's popularity, #58 got the Gresini factory Honda instead of him. I don't think that's unreasonable, really.

    He's already showing pretty good speed on the Ducati relative Hayden.
  7. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Lets not rank the pros with the amateurs. Very few could sustain Hunt's lifestyle; and he's still at it. :clap

  8. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    It's been pretty widely reported that Rossi enjoys a smoke and a drink.

    You never see him out pedaling a bicycle. I am not sure that modern levels of fitness apply to him. :wink:
  9. Parx400

    Parx400 Long timer

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    The stories of James Hunt and Barry Sheen partying together are nuts. Ron Howard is making a movie called rush about the 1975 F1 Champ. I hope its true to form with Hunt screwing girls right and left even at the track.
  10. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Rossi's a runner, not a cyclist. He hated it after he broke his leg, he couldn't run on it, so he had to swim and use a stationary bike.
  11. dontlr

    dontlr Banned

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  12. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    Thanks, that was awesome!
  13. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    +1, that was very cool. They were real life austin powers!
  14. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Awesome, I loved it! Thanks!
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    stk0308 Long timer

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    I can't see the pic here at work(damn firewalls) but James Hunt has been dead since 1993.
  16. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    I like to think he's still going strong in the afterlife.
  17. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    You know what, so do I :freaky
  18. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Brilliant! Thanks for that.:thumb

  19. Silver

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    True and I can see his point really. He just had a few comments that struck me as being whiny so ended up getting stuck in the "I don't like you catagory" also since Stoner's gone I have to have SOMEONE to bitch about don't I? I'll probably like him even less when he starts commenting on the Ducati lol. Oof, I hope they can get the bike to do SOMETHING this year.

    "Biased over trivial things riders do or say" is my middle name. :D
  20. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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    Interesting documentary! Only bad thing to say about Sheene was when Jarno Saarinen died in Monza and his beatiful wife Soili was left widowed. Back then Jarno and Soili were the couple on the paddock and images of Soili in her bikinis during the races did grab some media and public attention, to say the least:D After Jarno's dead, Sheene tried desperately to hit on Soili and even travelled to Finland just for the sole purpose of see Soili to try to start a relationship with her while she was still mourning because of the loss of Jarno. Bit of dick move to try hit on your mate's girl, especially right after the accident :nono