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Codger

June 18, 2014 7:40 AM

MotoGP » Nakamoto: Racing is in Honda’s DNA


For the oldtimers on here. Me and Mrs Codger went to Pageant in the Park in Chester, in the grounds of Cholmondoly Castle this weekend. A 3 day motoring event with racing motorcycles, racing and rally cars, airoplanes, jet skis etc. A hill climb proved interesting in so much that the multi million pound Works Rally car reached 104 miles per hour, while the 450cc SuperMoto bikes managed 103mph !! I had my Photo taken on the 203cc Ducati that I owned in 1960. The bikes ranged from 60s MV, Honda, Benelli up to Leon Haslams WSBK bike. There was also an open air concert headed by Status Quo. A support act was some bloke name of James Toseland. Sorry to bore you with this, but well worth a visit. PS The ground shook when a 1932 42 litre, 24 cylinder racing car went up the hill. (yes.....42 litre)

Codger

June 24, 2014 9:21 PM
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MotoGP » Marquez: It can’t go on forever!


Everyone spending time extolling the virtues of the young Spanish hotshot should also be saying how good one Scott Redding is as well (I'm referring to MotoGP results) When you consider how much bigger Scott is than Marc then it should have been him on the Honda this year. Just a reality check, good as Marc is he is not a legend yet. Edited to say that I meant to type MotoGP2 results.

Codger

June 25, 2014 5:08 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


KnowNothing.....(a misnomer imo :) ) I believe that MotoGP should be an extrapolation of 'ride on the road' bikes, albeit in an extreme form. Slick tyres and Carbon brakes are the main reasons that Motogp bikes are reaching such high speeds and the engine power has to be controlled by electronics. If the punters don't want to see the bikes slowed down then the alternative is to alter all the circuits, giving slip roads at the end of straights, greater hard runoff areas on the corners, chicanes, etc, etc. I stop short of saying roundabouts and traffic lights.The track side viewer will be farther and farther away from the action and will need binoculars. The discussion on the extent of electronics is unresolvable, it is far too late. The bikes are unrideable without them so unless we turn back the clock on what a bike actually means ie. scrapping 'made for racing' things such as Carbon brakes and slick tyres electronics are here to stay. Check out todays' MCN to see what the modern ri

Codger

June 19, 2014 7:51 AM

MotoGP » Nakamoto: Racing is in Honda’s DNA


MotoJunky......:) I count myself lucky. I have memories all the way back to getting the autograph of the great John Surtees at Brands Hatch when I was, I think, 15 yrs old. Stood next to Mike the Bike in the paddock when Nobby, his mechanic, warmed up the 250cc Honda six cylinder. All eras were, and are, magic. 72 in August, by the way. In the body of decrepid 40yr old, with the mind of an immature 18yr old.


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