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Old 01-11-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:29 AM   #2
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Default 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..
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:41 AM   #3
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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.



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Old 01-12-2007, 04:45 AM   #4
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Default 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.



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Old 01-12-2007, 06:07 AM   #5
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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."
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:41 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:56 AM   #7
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Just like most other sports stars, superstition adds a lot. Rally Caps, Number plates, lucky socks...
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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How much time and membership money was wasted on that?
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