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Old 07-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #71
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I think the term will be Nasbike
They wish it could be Nasbike. They would take 1/10th of the NASCAR crowd. Hell, they would take 1/50th of the NASCAR crowd.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:18 AM   #72
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Roadracing dude whos taking about flat track? As much as you want to make this about Mladin it has really nothing to do with him. Its about jacking around the rule book to your advantage, but then really never making a difference anyway, other than pissing off the sponsors, fans, teams, and riders that are in attendance already.
Best post of the bunch. It's not that Mladin hasn't made racing boring, but that there doesn't seem to be anyone capable of running with him. Till this year, he wasn't in contention this weekend. The only guy who routinely gave him problems in the past, Spies, is now kicking butt in WSB when he doesn't crash. I'm a race nut, when I'm not out at the local track riding I sometimes go just to watch the amatuers race. I'm happy Buell is in the game, just not happy they have to abandon homolgation to do it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:09 AM   #73
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For chrissakes, it's:

AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) Pro Racing American Superbike class.


It's not the Axis Superbike class now is it? The Japanese ought to be grateful we're lettin race anything at all. Not to mention the Italians.
Apparently it is the Axis superbike class because buell was nowhere to be seen for years with a competitive motorcycle. Without the italians and japanese we would'nt have much racing going on period. Buell just entered the game this year with there sportbikes.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:54 AM   #74
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Without the italians and japanese we would'nt have much racing going on period. Buell just entered the game this year with there sportbikes.
Don't be ridiculous. You are saying that there was no motorcycle racing prior to WWII?
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:23 AM   #75
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Apparently it is the Axis superbike class because buell was nowhere to be seen for years with a competitive motorcycle. Without the italians and japanese we would'nt have much racing going on period. Buell just entered the game this year with there sportbikes.
You missed my point. America has a long and revered tradition of stacking the deck at the races to ensure our bikes win, or are at least competitive. We cheat, and we're damn proud of it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:09 AM   #76
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You missed my point. America has a long and revered tradition of stacking the deck at the races to ensure our bikes win, or are at least competitive. We cheat, and we're damn proud of it.
Manipulation of rules that are on paper is not cheating. It's creative engineering.

What's that NASCAR quote: "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'!"
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:23 AM   #77
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Manipulation of rules that are on paper is not cheating. It's creative engineering.

What's that NASCAR quote: "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'!"
We Americans got to do something to even the odds. Look at the way those furriners started WWII as part of a nefarious plot to lose the war and eventually take over the industrial world while we pay for it all. You gotta really work hard to beat such clever competitors.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:58 PM   #78
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Manipulation of rules that are on paper is not cheating. It's creative engineering.

What's that NASCAR quote: "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'!"
And cheating seems to work nicely. Eslick simply ran away from the field in the straights today in spite of being out-ridden in the corners and chicanes. He seems to enjoy the wins, but it's got to have a bit of a hollow feel to it; sort of like having the big "Steroid Asterick" next to your name in the record books. Hmm, Danny Asterlick...that works on a number of levels.
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