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Realist

September 10, 2014 9:38 PM

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


Brain:
kenfaustus:
The motogp bike with a proper setup is light years easier to ride than 600 (let alone a 1000) superstock bike - another thing is to ride it to it's limit.
And therein lies the rub. Anyone who can ride a motorcycle could putz around a race track at 1/3 throttle. on a GP bike Pushing these things to the limit takes a special talent that only a handful of people on the planet posses. I dont think the average GP fan can appreciate the forces that todays riders endure during cornering, acceleration, and especially braking. I can think of one aspect of riding a 600 superstock that would be harder than a GP bike, throttle modulation mid corner. Dealing with arm yanking acceleration and wrist snapping deceleration, along with the mental acuity involved at 215 + mph compared to 170 mph is immense. There is nothing easy about riding a GP bike on the limit.
I agree 100%!

Realist

September 10, 2014 8:13 PM

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


crashnetdummies: Interesting to note Marquez & Lorenzo are the top guns for Mick D. Who would have guessed ?
I don't think an omission really means anything, but let's be fair.........Rossi is more accomplished and is on the downward slope of his career (while Lorenzo and Pedrosa still have a fair amount of time left, and Marquez is just starting). The world knows what Rossi has done and where he stands in the history of GP. It's not necessary to have it beat into anybody's head.

Realist

September 10, 2014 8:03 PM

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


It's funny how Doohan more or less contradicts what all of the Crash.net pundits assert are the reasons why some riders win/can't win, etc., yet they still come up with "...but, but...he's in the public eye, so he's not really speaking his mind" type comments. It's quite ridiculous! The fact is that he's right.......the top guys are up front because they are the top guys, and regardless of electronics they'd still be up front (and the "also ran's" would still be "also ran's"). Even Doohan finds Marquez exciting, but certain Crash.net members find him boring. It's funny how those in the know (and with the experience) have a far different take on the game than the armchair bunch.

Realist

September 11, 2014 2:40 AM
Last Edited 9 days ago

MotoGP » Mick Doohan - Q&A


Indianbear: so because doohan said it, therfore its gosple...
Not gospel, but definitely more credible than anything that anybody has to say here. It's really hard to argue for or against the merits of something that you've (speaking generally) never experienced relative to the feedback/perspective of somebody who has. I couldn't tell a doctor how to operate on a patient - having never been a doctor - any more than somebody who has never been a cop can tell me about police work. Our exposure is very limited sitting in front of a big screen or trackside. Some of us ride/race/track, so that lends A LITTLE BIT of relevant insight, but none of us are riding GP bikes, so we know nothing.

Realist

September 10, 2014 1:05 AM

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


I just don't understand some of you guys. Agostini probably had the most significant advantage of any racer, but you guys don't generally attempt to jettison or marginalize his winnings, but MM on one of 6 or so bikes capable of winning, has an asterisk next to everything he has achieved (from many regular naysayers here on Crash) just because of [insert random excuse here].

Realist

September 09, 2014 6:46 PM
Last Edited 11 days ago

MotoGP » Marquez has first shot at Doohan record


ProfessorX: No, not really dude, I know what his smile looks like and it's nothing like the short bus stuff he does on the podium, just watch him and Pol in 2012 when he managed to get the better of Pol in some of the races. Yeah, he does smile, but it looks nothing like the act on the podium, does anyone smile like that? Eeeesh. end of line.
His smile on the podium doesn't look any different than what I see on his Instagram (..with his friends, his brother, his crew, doing activities, etc.). You're reaching!


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