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Methanol

August 29, 2014 1:54 AM
Last Edited 23 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez explains miracle save


While the back tyre has contact it is still possible to ride the bike back upright.Riding my BSA trials bike (custom built) in some local paddocks back in 1972 (12 years old), the bike slid out on a patch of exposed clay and down I went. It all happened so quickly that I didn't have a chance to let the throttle off. Next moment the back wheel had gotten traction back, and started driving me back upright. Before I had much of a chance to comprehend what had occurred I was again happily circulating around my local paddock track and had great difficulty believing what I had just pulled off. A quick check of the left hand handle bar grip and the tell tale smear of clay confirmed the bar end had gone all the way down. Now with my event back then I put it down to freakish luck and the speed it all happened at...... Continued next post.

Methanol

July 25, 2014 9:25 AM

F1 » Ricciardo enjoying Alonso ‘respect’


I can understand Daniel's feeling of having fun with the hard but clean racing - if you are not having fun and enjoying the challenge of tight racing, then what are you doing gridding up. Motor racing started out as a sport of enthusiasts testing their machinery and skills. Then over time as manufacturers became involved it slowly evolved into an extension of product marketing, till we have arrived at a point now, where most teams have lost sight of the sporting qualities of GP racing. Personally, I fondly recollect a VMX race meeting, where I cleared off from the pack and was enjoying a good test of racing out in front with a past national MX champion. On the last lap I came down and after remounting I rode around the next corner to find my competitor waiting for me to resume the racing to the the chequered flag. That is the essence of racing enjoyment. Winning by half a lap doesn't give the satisfaction of dueling all the way to the line and winning.

Methanol

November 08, 2013 5:56 AM
Last Edited 317 days ago

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi to split from crew chief Jerry Burgess


He 's off the pace and has to blame someone/something. Rossi is just not man enough to lay the blame where it belongs - the rider. Good luck for the future JB and thanks for your dedication to the sport over the many years. Enjoy your retirement back home in south OZ and maybe get to do all those jobs around the property that you've been putting off due to racing commitments.


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