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Old 04-17-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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Not near as exciting to watch as the first race, but one with even more dire results for Sete. I really feel bad for him. Over the years it seems like his luck just hasn't been on par with Rossi's. I hope Sete can get back up there points-wise to keep it interesting.



By the way, Edwards has moved on to Yamaha. Yamaha, not Honda Sean.
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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I thought the race was entertaining (btw, the 250's was the race to watch today). There were various position battles going on and the drizzling rain kept everybody guessing how hard they could push the limits of traction. It never failed, as soon as the commentators mentioned the rain was picking up a couple riders would go down.



Apparently even a 5+ second lead on Rossi isn't big enough to make a person comfortable. Rossi was closing that gap but not nearly fast enough for the number of laps left when he finally did start making some progress. Barros came damn close to losing his backend on the last (or second to last?) lap. But, he didn't, he was the fastest today, and it was a great win for him.
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:13 AM   #3
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First though is how do you keep a 250hp bike on 2 wheels on a wet track, and still post those lap times.



2nd thought the 250 race was a tighter race, but 250 hp on a wet track, dammmmmmmmm.
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Old 04-18-2005, 04:17 AM   #4
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The girlfriend and I took the VFR for a ride on Sunday and we stopped in a bar for dinner. What's on the TV, NASCAR! Who cares, everyone but me. Watching the bar's patrons was like watching my cat gazing at a fish behind glass (eyes staring without comprehention) only much more disturbing. I felt like standing up and singing, I want my...I want my...I want my MotoGP. Of course, that wouldn't have done any good, since Estoril was on delay. But, the urge was nearly overpowering; sometimes my exibitionism need nearly gets the best of me.



Somebody please tell me, what's so interesting about watching cars go around in circles? Even thought AMA roadracing has deteriorated to a side show, it's still more fun to watch than NASCAR.



I have a dream (actually, several....some I only share with my shrink; he's sworn to secrecy). Someday, motorcycle roadracing will be the big ticket, and Bubba and Earl will never-again be seen on TV.



And, by the way...Hey, what y'all think 'bout King Kenny comin' in last? Ya figure he's 'bout had it, er what?
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:13 AM   #5
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Congrats to Barros, and it was nice to see the dynamics of the racing change, as the other riders were not afraid to "stick it" to Rossi this time. In the past they seemed timid when racing with him, but since the Bump-and-Win, all of the gloves are off, and I expect to see him stuffed from now on (and rightfully so). Hey, it's just racing, right?



BTW, didn't Americans used to be good at world class racing?
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:06 AM   #6
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What's the story on the bikes this year? Is the Yamaha significantly down on power?



I kind of expected Rossi to walk away, but but the race reports suggest that either he's slowing down - or his bike has a power deficit.



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Old 04-18-2005, 06:47 AM   #7
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Nope they're thick as flies here too. They all own a Harley, drive an F350 and own a plumbing or construction company. They all seem to think that NASCAR is the fastest racing in the world and all the drivers are the most skilled. Marketing can work wonders I suppose.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:56 AM   #8
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Me thinks that Rossi may be showing some weakness.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:03 AM   #9
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longride, post the link to the new race, for those of us deprived of speed channel



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Old 04-18-2005, 07:18 AM   #10
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Yeah man, Rossi couldn't even get close enough to knock Jibbernow down, he hadda do it all by himself. U read where FIM pres. wrote Rossi a letter saying that Jerez pass was not over the line, but don't do it again?
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