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schizuki 01-11-2007 10:30 PM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
There's a Red Plates/Blue Plates joke in here somewhere, but damn if I can find it.

Mostly I just wanted to be the only person to comment on this thread.

findangle 01-12-2007 01:29 AM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
Why would you break tradition? You get to run with the 1 and you turn it down? The other riders should flog them..

bikervince 01-12-2007 02:41 AM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
Valentino Rossi never ran the #1 plate in MotoGP , he's always #46. His rational was that whenever you saw the #46 bike, you'd know it was him regardless of what team, bike or sponsor he's currently riding for.


seruzawa 01-12-2007 03:45 AM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
Is this like the schools where they quit giving the "F" grade? No one wants to hurt the self-esteem of other racers by making them see the winner running a "1" plate. Might bruise their egos. Everybody give a group hug and sing Kumbaya.

Actually, this is a pretty stupid thing to waste time with at all. I guess the committee has a lot of time on their hands. Only idiots would waste even a second on a subject like this.

Hey, wait a second.......

gr8shandini 01-12-2007 05:07 AM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
Hmmm. Seems like a Honda conspiracy to me. Even if someone else wins the championship, they can still run ads encouraging folks to "ride red."

longride 01-12-2007 05:41 AM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
I doubt Honda had anything to do with it. If it's evil and self-serving, then Harley is behind the mess somewhere. They screw up everything for everybody every time.

12er 01-12-2007 05:56 AM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
Just like most other sports stars, superstition adds a lot. Rally Caps, Number plates, lucky socks...

Blade-Rider 01-12-2007 01:11 PM

Re: AMA ProRacing Sees Red.
How much time and membership money was wasted on that?

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