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#21 FJRBluesman

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

http://www.sportride...on/viewall.html

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

makes an old guy wish he could ride like that!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:35 AM

Man...Those guys raced! I can't believe how many times I saw them swap positions in just the short clips shown. A lot of that racing was done real close to the edge too. I definately don't see much of that these days.

After reading that article, maybe those guys are right. Less tech and more true racing by the riders would definately separate the men from the boys.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

Man...Those guys raced! I can't believe how many times I saw them swap positions in just the short clips shown. A lot of that racing was done real close to the edge too. I definately don't see much of that these days.

After reading that article, maybe those guys are right. Less tech and more true racing by the riders would definately separate the men from the boys.


Yep, git rid of the electronics and put the control in the riders right hand. Will separate the men from the boys.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

I had forgotten about this video.

HOLEEEY CRAP.

How many "oh sh!t" moments did you count?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

dont forget freddy spencer and eddie lawson


Oh HELL YEAH!!

Big names from MY era!

Not taking anything away from Schwantz or Rainey, but Freddy or Eddie would have eaten them for lunch, and not bothered to spit out the bones!!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:04 PM


dont forget freddy spencer and eddie lawson


Oh HELL YEAH!!

Big names from MY era!

Not taking anything away from Schwantz or Rainey, but Freddy or Eddie would have eaten them for lunch, and not bothered to spit out the bones!!


I assume you have some comparative lap times or something so we know you just aren't farting out your keyboard?

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:10 PM



dont forget freddy spencer and eddie lawson


Oh HELL YEAH!!

Big names from MY era!

Not taking anything away from Schwantz or Rainey, but Freddy or Eddie would have eaten them for lunch, and not bothered to spit out the bones!!


I assume you have some comparative lap times or something so were know you just aren't farting out your keyboard?


Please Wheatie, an A-bomb could not stop RadioHowie from farting out of his keyboard. It'd be easier to cure cancer!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

... Eddie would have eaten them for lunch, and not bothered to spit out the bones!!


Eddie is IN this race, part of which is in that first video, Britney.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:56 PM



dont forget freddy spencer and eddie lawson


Oh HELL YEAH!!

Big names from MY era!

Not taking anything away from Schwantz or Rainey, but Freddy or Eddie would have eaten them for lunch, and not bothered to spit out the bones!!


I assume you have some comparative lap times or something so we know you just aren't farting out your keyboard?


Screw that...I'll just live with my memories...real OR imagined! :P
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:00 PM

...I'll just live with my memories...real OR imagined! :P

So, ...you could be completely mistaken about your GEN 1 superiority fable too, ...right?


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

So, ...you could be completely mistaken about your GEN 1 superiority fable too, ...right?


Most definitely not. That's established fact. ;)




Speaking of men and racing, I ran across this on facebook today:

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:45 AM

Didn't Freddy spencer and Kenny Roberts have some great GP duals or was that Lawson ? been along time ago..
Remember Kenny flat tracking racing a 3 cylinder 2 stroke once, he parked it and said they didn't pay him enough
to ride that thing....yep thats when men were men and the ladys were glad of it.....

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

The bike mentioned was a 4-cylinder 2-stroke 750cc

http://www.superbike...tpaymeenuff.htm

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:51 PM

The bike mentioned was a 4-cylinder 2-stroke 750cc

http://www.superbike...tpaymeenuff.htm


Nick thanks for that little blast from the past , great story !!
Wonder how many of todays GP riders would try flattrack racing that thing..

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:13 PM


The bike mentioned was a 4-cylinder 2-stroke 750cc

http://www.superbike...tpaymeenuff.htm


Nick thanks for that little blast from the past , great story !!
Wonder how many of todays GP riders would try flattrack racing that thing..



I think Hayden is the only one with a big enough set to ride it. IIRC, the only thing in that Hayden has not won in flat track is a mile race.

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