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Old 04-25-2001, 07:53 AM   #21
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

Football is played in mud, snow, rain you name it they play in it. What's so different about Baseball? I didn't realize they cancelled Baseball games due to bad wheather. Then again I'm no Baseball fan. So what gives?
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Old 04-25-2001, 08:14 AM   #22
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

What I hate to see is something like what happened at the Sears Point AMA Superbike last year, where they made the crowd sit around all day then cancel the race because of a few measly sprinkles.



Sears Point is an incredibly dangerous track to run in the rain. When the drag strip gets wet, you can't even walk across it, much less ride it. I was cornerworking there last year for a club race, and in the 45 seconds between it starting to sprinkle and the practice session being red flagged, 8 riders crashed. When combined with the lack of runoff, I fully support the decision to cancel last year's Sears Point event.



Before I felt firsthand how little traction there is at Sears in the rain, I didn't believe everyone's horror stories either. It really is that bad.
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Old 04-25-2001, 08:25 AM   #23
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

Well that baseball gets real slippery when wet and just like racing , its a control thing. If you ever got hit with a 90 mile an hour fastball...well I think you get the drift
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Old 04-25-2001, 08:28 AM   #24
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I've been hit with a out of control football before, doesn't hurt that much, now a out of control 90 mph fastball is another thing....
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Old 04-25-2001, 10:32 AM   #25
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

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fake email address, dump this no riding sack of excrement! You don't ride in a monsoon, hell, you probably don't even ride.



You scared to post your real email address?



You don't race when you can't see, what a dummy....
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Old 04-25-2001, 10:38 AM   #26
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

You know, a thought just occurred to me. The AMA would have not even allowed the first race to be run, due to track and weather conditions. Makes me VERY glad the FIM and AMA had that split all those years ago...



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Old 04-25-2001, 11:59 AM   #27
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

Football is played indoors more and more often, but the reason they call baseball games is lightning storms. Even if it is heavily raining, they will not call the game till there is quite a bit of lightning present.
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Old 04-25-2001, 12:38 PM   #28
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Default Re: Troy Corser on the storm-hit SBK round in Australia

On the topic of the actual race that happened...



see that young Brock Parkes? Teenage privateer, fell off, got going, finished fifth (ahead of Corser).



Bugger about the rain though. Certainly was a cold day. It was brave just being at the circuit, let alone racing a high powered bike around it!!
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:36 PM   #29
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Default He IS some sort of "riders representative"

He's a RIDER. It's his ass. It's more his business than it is the promoters'. Leave it to the business men--real smart. The FIM isn't THAT much better than the AMA.
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Old 04-25-2001, 01:38 PM   #30
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