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exoff-roadgoat 08-11-2013 05:24 PM

No more wind tunnel
 
No more Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain after tonight. Speed has gone over to Fox which means the best announcer on television has bit the dust after more than ten years. Dave was a biker first and his show covered a full spectrum of racing. I'm sure he'll show up somewhere else......RIP Wind Tunnel.

stevie88 08-11-2013 05:41 PM

Oh goody, more NASCAR.:puke1

exoff-roadgoat 08-11-2013 06:25 PM

I don't know? I think interest in Nascar is waning, thank God. Good race today at Watkins Glen.

r77toy 08-12-2013 01:59 AM

Did anyone record tonite's show?
We were out , and I forgot to record it.

brad1098 08-12-2013 02:22 AM

I was more upset than he was. I have always loved his perspective.

Pantah 08-12-2013 04:14 AM

I thought he was pretty good when he called motorcycle racing, but NASCAR ruined him. He became just another talking head. Id rather listen to guys like Rusty Wallace.

EKIN 08-12-2013 04:29 AM

I will miss Dave's show and views about racing. His passion for motorcycles definitely came through at times. When I would be flipping through the channels, if I caught a few minutes of the show, normally I would stay until the end.

Thanks for the enjoyable commentary Dave.

Mr&MrsErnbo 08-12-2013 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by exoff-roadgoat (Post 22079303)
I'm sure he'll show up somewhere else......RIP Wind Tunnel.

I agree, with his wide range of race coverage and perspective, someone will pick him up. Dave's reputation and knowledge provided great insight into whatever he was talking about. He also treated his guests well.

WoodButcher 08-12-2013 06:48 AM

I was talking to someone who had met Dave a couple of months ago. Dave told him that after the last show was over he was packing up his KLR and heading to Alaska. That might be a next year trip, but it kind of sounded like he was going to enjoy life for a while and get some riding in.

exoff-roadgoat 08-12-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by WoodButcher (Post 22082529)
I was talking to someone who had met Dave a couple of months ago. Dave told him that after the last show was over he was packing up his KLR and heading to Alaska. That might be a next year trip, but it kind of sounded like he was going to enjoy life for a while and get some riding in.

That shows you how down to earth he is. He can probably afford any bike he pleases but chooses to ride a KLR.

GoThere@50 08-12-2013 09:18 AM

All the good ones ride KLRs...
 
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Originally Posted by exoff-roadgoat (Post 22082992)
That shows you how down to earth he is. He can probably afford any bike he pleases but chooses to ride a KLR.

Only proves the man is an absolute genius! :clap :rofl

ADK 08-12-2013 03:00 PM

Dave already did Alaska, he also has a Goldwing.
http://youtu.be/CdxLRAs1qzE


I googled his name to see what he'll do next and got nothing. He is 67 now, so I guess he's going to retire. :dunno

BADDAD 08-12-2013 05:21 PM

You had to know that with death of speed, the death every thing other than NASCAR was soon to follow. So long Despain, you will be sorely missed. Here's wishing you "heap good mojo". Ride safe wherever you may go.

pbarmy 08-12-2013 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Pantah (Post 22081800)
I thought he was pretty good when he called motorcycle racing, but NASCAR ruined him. He became just another talking head. Id rather listen to guys like Rusty Wallace.

WOW What are YOU smoking?:eek1Dave was forced to cover NASCAR.I always enjoyed his hour show,guys like Robin Miller,Hinchcliff Roger Penske,all were great on that show.I missed the old Thurs.Nite thunders etc.This new channel will have more stick and ball,and SOCCER for gods sake!:puke1

bikerfish 08-12-2013 06:32 PM

I can say for certain, that I will NEVER watch that channel again.
Thank God for the internet and my motogp subscription!!!!!


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