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Old 04-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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Default New season of Cafe Racer

New season of Cafe Racer starts Thursday on Velocity.

No, I don't know what channel that is on DirectTV, Dish Network, or your local cable system.

I really, really like this show. My only beef is the title - the bikes usually aren't dictionary-definition cafe racers. But I don't think there's a good word for this style of bike, where you take a standard older bike and strip off bits to make it more minimalist and elemental. "Bobber" has become a little too timeframe- and aesthetics-specific. They generally look more like hybrids of cafes and bobbers.

Whatever you call them, the builders make some neat bikes, with no manufactured drama and conflict. Joe Bob says check it out.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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I saw the first episode or 2 and thought it was ok. These shows usually get better as time goes by.

I wonder what happened to that great series on HD Theater where they'd visit bike manufacturers like Ducati and Kawi? That was REALLY good, but there were only 6 or so episodes.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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I wonder what happened to that great series on HD Theater where they'd visit bike manufacturers like Ducati and Kawi? That was REALLY good, but there were only 6 or so episodes.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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I saw the first episode or 2 and thought it was ok. These shows usually get better as time goes by.
I liked Season 1, and Season 2 was better.

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Yeah, I remember that one, too.

Speed Channel and Velocity are friggin' godsends.

Have you seen the "All Girls Garage" show? I was mocking the previews, but those gals really do seem to know what they're doing, and they have some genuinely good tips and tricks. I find myself jotting a lot of stuff down in a notebook while it's on. Sort of like "Gearz", but without Stacey David's chuckle-headed in-your-face cheerfulness.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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How come they don't make choppers?????????
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What is this "TeeVee" thingy of which you speak?
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My memory... Jeez.

Whatever happened to the busty blonde that hosted that Discovery bike show a couple years back? I can't think of her name. That was back when Greg White has his 'Garage' show.

Heck, I wouldn't have remembered GW's name, except he was doing pit bits at the 200 this year.

My favorite episode was when she was (apparently) turning some wrenches, and it looked like she dam near caught one of 'the girls' in a bind.
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My memory... Jeez.

Whatever happened to the busty blonde that hosted that Discovery bike show a couple years back? I can't think of her name. That was back when Greg White has his 'Garage' show.

Heck, I wouldn't have remembered GW's name, except he was doing pit bits at the 200 this year.

My favorite episode was when she was (apparently) turning some wrenches, and it looked like she dam near caught one of 'the girls' in a bind.
Are you thinking Michelle Smith? I have not seen All Girls Garage but it goes without saying the show would be better if they were totally naked or at least topless. I like Cafe Racer especially when they throw in a little Moto-History in for good measure.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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That's the one (or two!). Michelle Smith.

I need to set the DVR for the Cafe Racer show. Apparently Billy Joel is a recurring 'guest.'
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