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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,763
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I used to ride my bicycle 17 miles to work, but...

I used to ride my bicycle 17 miles to work, but it's time consuming and there are sections of road that aren't bike-friendly. Motorycle takes half the time (including gearing up and gearing down),...
Forum: Racing 05-08-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Yeah, I was a little surprised how tepid HRC was...

Yeah, I was a little surprised how tepid HRC was about bringing him back. Could be Nakamoto was able to speak fondly of Stoner in retirement, but someone who retires mysteriously only to want to come...
Forum: Racing 04-29-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I like the colored highlighting. Doing something...

I like the colored highlighting. Doing something similar for Hayden from 2003 - 2006 might make it hard to garner much sympathy for Hayden's burden in developing Pedrosa's bike.


FIM rules: "......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Videos: nice saves, glancing blows, direct hits

Seems long overdue to have a sticky topic for videos instead of people creating individual topics for a single vid.

Topic on how to embed videos here:...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Mike Yanagita
What I'd said about The Santa Monica Mts and Lake...

What I'd said about The Santa Monica Mts and Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear was based on moderate weekday traffic; these are slow roads with lots of blind turns, so unless you're reckless, you'll frequently...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Mike Yanagita
My recent experience with the Santa Monica...

My recent experience with the Santa Monica Mountain roads and also the roads around Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead, is that there's slow traffic, and it's hard to pass. Frustrating.

I think you have to...
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
It was so effortlessly done, I thought Rossi...

It was so effortlessly done, I thought Rossi deliberately let him through so he could draft pass him on the final lap.
Forum: Racing 04-12-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
It's typical of the line out of the last turn...

It's typical of the line out of the last turn onto any straight -- they're trying to maximize drive out of the corner, and by doing so their trajectory takes them towards the other side of the track,...
Forum: Racing 04-12-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,893
Posted By Mike Yanagita
That sure was cutting it close by Ducati. Will...

That sure was cutting it close by Ducati. Will they keep taking their chances and risk running out before the line, or are they going to de-tune?
Forum: Racing 04-12-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,893
Posted By Mike Yanagita
While we're waiting for the re-start, this was a...

While we're waiting for the re-start, this was a couple of photos from a practice at one of the races last year, forget which round, but until this moment, Dovi had been leading practice, then...
Forum: Racing 04-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,893
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Runaway dogs, water spillages -- QC at COTA seems...

Runaway dogs, water spillages -- QC at COTA seems spotty.
Forum: Americas 04-12-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Got back yesterday on a supersport. Will post a...

Got back yesterday on a supersport. Will post a RR soon.

20 Mule Team Canyon was easy. Titus Canyon was ... not so easy. I didn't drop it, bang the underside on a rock or overheat it, but it was a...
Forum: Racing 04-05-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Or why he'll do it. The idea that he retired...

Or why he'll do it. The idea that he retired because of politics and electronics was suspect to me, more so now that he wants back in while nothing has substantially changed regarding politics and...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I'm wondering if it's an April Fools thing by...

I'm wondering if it's an April Fools thing by GPOne. Looking at the actual tweet, Stoner seems to be saying "I've heard all the rumors and requests, and everyone can forget about it because I'm not...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Yeah, I'm surprised someone hadn't mentioned...

Yeah, I'm surprised someone hadn't mentioned Estoril before (I mean the last 10 seconds).

Christ, what a bad joke this place can be.
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mike Yanagita
If you don't hear from me a week from now, look...

If you don't hear from me a week from now, look for the rattler-covered remains in May.
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Thanks again -- 20 Mule Canyon's another one on...

Thanks again -- 20 Mule Canyon's another one on my agenda for Wednesday.

I just put fresh PR4s on the bike, but screw it, I'm not ever going to go back on a dual or dirt bike anyway.
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,251
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Just want to confirm: doable on a sportbike (with...

Just want to confirm: doable on a sportbike (with a radiator guard)? I'm planning on going from the Nevada side into the park through Titus, and I don't mind slow going, but if there's deep sand,...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
10.15.2006: Never Forget

10.15.2006: Never Forget
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Forget it swimmer, it's Estoriltown.

Forget it swimmer, it's Estoriltown.
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Yeah, well done that he didn't hand Marquez the...

Yeah, well done that he didn't hand Marquez the position but made him work for it.
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
It was a moral victory, I think. Dovi's...

It was a moral victory, I think.

Dovi's comments in the post-race conference were great: when you're that close to a win, you change your opinion about what's a good result. Meaning he was...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Translation: "The more boring he is, the more I...

Translation: "The more boring he is, the more I talk about him."
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
That's when I switched over to the ambient...

That's when I switched over to the ambient soundtrack. I can take mistakes, or being annoying, but not both.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Imagine if Rossi didn't pick his crotch on the...

Imagine if Rossi didn't pick his crotch on the way out of pit lane. He'd have to come in mid-race for an emergency wedgie-ectomy.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Sounds like the hair-splitting is getting a...

Sounds like the hair-splitting is getting a little too fine with the could-be-maybes.

Honda doesn't do team orders, and isn't likely to spend (however reluctantly) money on a factory bike just to...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
He never was. /haters Goofing aside, he had...

He never was. /haters

Goofing aside, he had surgery a year ago, didn't take, doesn't want to ride to fill up space....
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Was expecting him to fold under the pressure at...

Was expecting him to fold under the pressure at Losail, but he came through. Impressive race.
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
http://www.magicmgmt.com/gary/magic8ball/index1.ht...

http://www.magicmgmt.com/gary/magic8ball/index1.html
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
You also mentioned Crutchlow, but forget that...

You also mentioned Crutchlow, but forget that Crutchlow was outraced by his teammate Dovi when they were both at Tech 3, and Dovi in turn was outraced by Pedrosa when Dovi was in Repsol for 3...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
More like the-Earth-is-round club. The riders you...

More like the-Earth-is-round club. The riders you named as preferable to Pedrosa don't have anything near his results, and that's the thing about the internet, is that it doesn't cost anything to...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Maybe neither here nor there, or any different...

Maybe neither here nor there, or any different from how most other riders behave, but I noticed this weekend when Lorenzo came into the garage and sat down, there'd be a valet with hand outstretched...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Talk about being tossed into the deep end. ...

Talk about being tossed into the deep end.

Pedrosa didn't seem to hint at retiring, so I hope he finds a solution and is able to race again before the season's over.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I'd guess HRC-contracted riders would be likely...

I'd guess HRC-contracted riders would be likely replacements. Is that the case among any of the satellite Honda riders? Miller?
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Stay classy, Buckeyes. I hereby coin...

Stay classy, Buckeyes.

I hereby coin Yanagita's Law, a corollary to Godwin's: any motorcycle topic will eventually devolve to Estoril'06.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 159,026
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I wonder if Pedrosa's height exacerbates the...

I wonder if Pedrosa's height exacerbates the problem.
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Did any of the Ducati riders do any race...

Did any of the Ducati riders do any race simulations in the pre-season tests?
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
So say Dovi wins: no more soft tires and 22...

So say Dovi wins: no more soft tires and 22 liters of fuel down from 24, right?

edit: some guy named David Emmett posted something about this:...
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 21,884
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I'm always impressed by how aggressive Lorenzo is...

I'm always impressed by how aggressive Lorenzo is about passing in the first lap. He might be fine for the race.

Looked like Pedrosa completely threw away his second run just to avoid giving...
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