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#1 Old Michael

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:01 PM




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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

Extremely cool! Thanks










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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

Good find, great clips!
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

The desire to be best, not accept second best. I need to get that desire back.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

Those were the days where the rider made the difference, not how good your traction control engineer is.



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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

Damn that was sexay!! :clapping: :dribble:



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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

Good racing going on there!

Thanks for the post OM.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Cool! If I could only attain 1/10th of their skills I would be a happy happy motorcyclist.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:36 PM

For putz OM, this is pretty cool.

Back in the day I’d make my pilgrimage to Laguna Seca to watch my road racing heroes battle it out. In 1992, Rainey still reigned supreme (pun intended). In 1993 while staying at my folks in NorCal, Wayne went down in Italy. I was to leave in a week and on the way home see Wayne continue his reign at Laguna Seca. I thought he’d be good to go by then. Little did I know that crash finished Wayne’s career. I Still made it to the GP and have the framed poster in my office at work. Rainey is missed terribly. :(

I miss F1 racing!

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

Great vid, and I bought the Evanescence "Bring Me To Life" tune. Seems to work with this stuff.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

More than a few "saves" in this video, it gives me goose bumps just watching it! Notice how they keep checking over their shoulder to keep an eye on each other, supreme rivalry and racing at it's best! Good find OM.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:26 PM

Wow!!! Now THAT was some freaking racing going on there. Most excellent - thanks for posting OM.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

Thanks, great post!

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:02 AM

Outstanding Old Michael, Thank You! Before Schwantz and Rainey, I was a Wes Cooley fan.



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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:06 AM

Epic stuff! I remember watching Schwantz decimate the competition at Mid Ohio for several years before going to the big leagues. He did things on his GSXR that I've never seen duplicated. My hero!
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:22 AM

OMG real motorcycle racing AND tobacco ads. Does this mean I will have to go for corrective training/reprogramming? :clapping:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:51 AM

OM,
Sure that was great, but I noticed something missing. Everytime I pass you low and inside, you give me the TWN salute.
Somewhat peaved at first,I asked you about this and you responded that all the great racers give said salute.You said it was a sign of submission to another rider's superior skills. Given your vast knowledge of the motorcycling world and having recieved thousands of TWN salutes from you over the years, I never again questioned your answer.
However,perhaps it was the grainy video, but I saw no such salute by either of these riders.
What gives?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:55 AM

OM,
Sure that was great, but I noticed something missing. Everytime I pass you low and inside, you give me the TWN salute.
Somewhat peaved at first,I asked you about this and you responded that all the great racers give said salute.You said it was a sign of submission to another rider's superior skills. Given your vast knowledge of the motorcycling world and having recieved thousands of TWN salutes from you over the years, I never again questioned your answer.
However,perhaps it was the grainy video, but I saw no such salute by either of these riders.
What gives?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:24 AM

For putz OM, this is pretty cool.

Back in the day Id make my pilgrimage to Laguna Seca to watch my road racing heroes battle it out. In 1992, Rainey still reigned supreme (pun intended). In 1993 while staying at my folks in NorCal, Wayne went down in Italy. I was to leave in a week and on the way home see Wayne continue his reign at Laguna Seca. I thought hed be good to go by then. Little did I know that crash finished Waynes career. I Still made it to the GP and have the framed poster in my office at work. Rainey is missed terribly. :(

I miss F1 racing!


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 07:48 AM

dont forget freddy spencer and eddie lawson

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