MotoGP » Edwards heads for ‘emotional’ US farewell


"My family and friends will be there and I'm sure it will be an emotional weekend" - Colin Edwards.

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ProfessorX

August 05, 2014 4:58 PM
Last Edited 76 days ago

RSMick:
ProfessorX/PCXMAC:

Yawn, please try and make it coherent



I have the same problem listening to the drivel coming out of the commentators mouths, tis why I won't watch MotoGP anymore :) It's too ridiculous to stomach. It's like being mocked for the privilege of listening to people go on about subject matter they hardly know anything about. Come out of the looking glass RSMick, you might see the inversion yourself.

JimmyTheRealOne

August 05, 2014 12:56 PM
Last Edited 77 days ago

Sorry Colin, but you were invisible in MotoGP. Look at Max Biaggi, that guy wanted to retire as a champion. He even sit out a year to get the best possible machinery from Alstare. Still today, when you say "Colin Edwards", the first thing that comes to my mind is "Castrol Honda World Superbike".

TrueFan

August 05, 2014 5:15 PM

Yearby23:
JimmyTheRealOne: Sorry Colin, but you were invisible in MotoGP. Look at Max Biaggi, that guy wanted to retire as a champion. He even sit out a year to get the best possible machinery from Alstare. Still today, when you say "Colin Edwards", the first thing that comes to my mind is "Castrol Honda World Superbike".


3 things for me.. Edwards v Bayliss at Imola, MotoGP Jerez elbow save, and Assen 2006 against Nicky Hayden.

And Donnington in 2009, taking a podium a week after breaking his collarbone...brave.

RSMick

August 05, 2014 5:03 PM

I watched it in the days of gaps of 40 seconds and bikes lapped 3 times, you should have listened to the commentators then.



Just like Talentfan stop whinging about it, it has never been how you seem to want it, stop watching and therefore stop commenting, but we have read this a hundred times before.

Yearby23

August 05, 2014 1:00 PM

JimmyTheRealOne: Sorry Colin, but you were invisible in MotoGP. Look at Max Biaggi, that guy wanted to retire as a champion. He even sit out a year to get the best possible machinery from Alstare. Still today, when you say "Colin Edwards", the first thing that comes to my mind is "Castrol Honda World Superbike".


3 things for me.. Edwards v Bayliss at Imola, MotoGP Jerez elbow save, and Assen 2006 against Nicky Hayden.

ProfessorX

August 05, 2014 4:35 PM
Last Edited 78 days ago

notm4bs: ...
For all his near misses the man was a true competitor and always a good guy who despite not getting the Repsol seat despite winning Honda 2 WSBK titles.


if he was that great he would have made something out of that Forward bike, fact is budgets, engineers, programmers and data technicians do the grunt work and smooth out the electronics. If MotoGP dropped traction control, the riders might actually make a difference, and guys like Colin might be more relevant vs who the factories and prime sponsors want dancing up on the podium, sparkling it up for the tv cameras.

@RSMick, you are right, he did get paid well to play himself, ultimately thats about all he really amounted to anyways in the land of GP. He made Rossi look even better than he really is. Colin might have been a bit of a "trouble maker" but I don't recall him grinning like a clown for the TV cameras. Just look at Marquez, ... Pol does make Marquez look like an amateur though, just say

1MoreRound

August 05, 2014 3:17 PM

No, he will not "do the maximum" or "arrive at the front", but it will be honestly a bit sad to see him go. Que up the hate-machine with all of it's stats and disdain ( never won a GP! never won a GP!) for the man, anyone with a pulse has to realize that we are losing one of the greats from the two-wheeled world. If I ever get the time I'm going to his rider boot camp, because I have no doubt that hanging out with this guy and soaking it all in will be amazing. The guys approach to PR alone is enough to make anyone a fan, unless of course they are the purist blooded of all trolls and K-Commandos. Which there is no shortage of around here. Fair well Mr. Edwards!

WBS

August 05, 2014 1:51 PM

JimmyTheRealOne: Sorry Colin, but you were invisible in MotoGP. Look at Max Biaggi, that guy wanted to retire as a champion. He even sit out a year to get the best possible machinery from Alstare. Still today, when you say "Colin Edwards", the first thing that comes to my mind is "Castrol Honda World Superbike".



Colin Edwards is a real character in a world of factory produced clones .He will be very badly missed by those who are fortunate enough to possess a personality themselves

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