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Old 04-19-2004, 08:11 AM   #11
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:01 AM   #12
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I think that the only thing bigger than Rossi's balls are his heart and brain. I am supprised that he can fit on one bike.



I think that as the Yamaha is developed more, that the gap is only going to strech.



I am probably showing my age, but I remember when Spencer would show up and take 2 or 3 seconds off the lap record in practice, and Roberts would go think about it for a while, and then have an answer for him, or close to it.





It also brings to mind Schwantz racing the Suzukii when you could see the front push, so he would just spin up the rear to keep the front settled.



Rossi has just taken a seat at the front of the class. they should change his nickname from "The Doctor" to "The magic teacher. Rossi is obviously able to compensate for any (or most) machine deficencies on talent and ability. Kudos to him and Biaggi.



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Old 04-19-2004, 09:11 AM   #13
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Chili is too sexy for his shirt.



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Old 04-19-2004, 09:57 AM   #14
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Part of this legendary credit has to go to Jeremy Burgess. If I recall correctly, the latest issue of Sport Rider demonstrated that the M1 (like the Ducati) is actually more powerful than the RCV accelerating on the straights. The problem has been with abrubt power delivery hindering acceleration on corner exits. Rossi is a god-like rider, but he and Burgess clearly know how to work together to get the most power and tractability out of the Yamaha platform.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:59 AM   #15
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I thought the WSB races would be a let down after the great Motogp action but they weren't at all. For once no one dominated from start to finish. I hope that the weather conditions weren't the reason for this and this kind of racing will continue thruout the season.
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:44 AM   #16
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If this keeps up, I wonder what Biaggi's excuse for losing will be?
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:16 AM   #17
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Everyone is talking about this being Biaggi's last chance season. But who would Honda make their #1 rider if not Biaggi? He was the only one who could even keep Rossi in sight. Of course if not for Max and his battle with Rossi, perhaps the coverage would have shown more of the racing going on further back in the pack.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:24 AM   #18
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when max was with honda he complained his honda was not as good as rossi's honda.



when he was with yamaha he complained the yam is not as good as the honda.



on sunday he complained the bike was not set up properly for one key section of the track.



it would be refreshing to hear him for once tell the truth: he is second fastest to "the doctor."



after watching rossi for several seasons now i think i know the reason for his success. he is The Master at riding at 95 percent of his maximum, conserving his energy, tires, and engine until the very end, when it counts. then he kicks in the afterburners, at which point no one can match his pace. it's crazy that his max is so much higher than everyone else's, and that his cruising pace is right at everyone else's max speed.



looks like a tough season for honda. "the doctor" is in. drop 'em & cough!
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:51 AM   #19
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Kelly's Olympian in downtown Portland usually shows racing, at least when they're open. They're on SW Washington, I think, just off the bus mall. I may be wrong on the exact spot, but they're between 4th and 5th.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:58 AM   #20
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hehe, remember when he was the world champion on benetton and the ferraris were glad if they made the 8th or 10th place? imagine anyone coming up in these days saying 'i'd like to see schumi do the same thing with ferrari'
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