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Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 88,809
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Enjoyed the report.

Enjoyed the report.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 902,979
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Surprised this isn't here yet. Now it just needs...

Surprised this isn't here yet. Now it just needs to get built and sold:

http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/typo3temp/pics/Husqvarna_Vitpilen_right_small_7151e496cc.jpg
Forum: Racing 12-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,467
Posted By Mike Yanagita
People seem to find the most amazing things to...

People seem to find the most amazing things to posture about.

"Back in my day we raced on wooden wheels we whittled ourselves. The bean counters/suits/The Man are ruining the sport!"
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I had something similar to the Randolph aviators:...

I had something similar to the Randolph aviators: American Optical aviators, that are about 1/3 the price. Bayonet arms are good, but if your helmet is really snug like mine, the arms will still...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,467
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Was it at Sachsenring where Smith crashed like 4...

Was it at Sachsenring where Smith crashed like 4 times?
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,038
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Looked like they kept it clean. Hopefully no hard...

Looked like they kept it clean. Hopefully no hard feelings as Crutchlow leaves the team.
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,038
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Moto2: Rabat ran out of gas, he wasn't...

Moto2: Rabat ran out of gas, he wasn't celebrating early (official site claim).

Pedrosa's rear was over cooked on the right side. Guess they got the setup wrong.

Dovi and Crutchlow must be...
Forum: Racing 11-09-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
The number that should stand out the most is 13,...

The number that should stand out the most is 13, the new record of wins in a season.

Yeah, Marquez made mistakes, but he had ample space to make them.
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
The thing about dipshits is that they...

The thing about dipshits is that they double-down; I guess that's what makes them dipshits.
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Alternatives to Dean Adams' cyber-rag on Dainese...

Alternatives to Dean Adams' cyber-rag on Dainese sale:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/05/us-dainese-m-a-investcorp-bank-idUSKBN0IP10P20141105
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,832
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Agree, and I don't think sane street riding...

Agree, and I don't think sane street riding requires much in the way of theory beyond "don't do stupid stuff."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,832
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Yes it is. 6 months ago I took up riding...

Yes it is.

6 months ago I took up riding after 20 years away, and the local wrench I found would tell me how he went too fast on ACH for the CHP moto cops to catch him, and that he had never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,832
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I ride exactly like Ienatsch on ACH. The posted...

I ride exactly like Ienatsch on ACH. The posted limit for most of it is 55, and anything above 65 is riding well beyond sight lines. On roads like this, it's enjoyable enough to keep it at 60-65mph...
Forum: Racing 10-28-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,708
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Photo bombing at its best: ...

Photo bombing at its best:

http://data2.whicdn.com/images/143574387/large.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-22-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
There was a small kerfuffle at one of the tests a...

There was a small kerfuffle at one of the tests a while back because Yamaha had three new exhausts and gave Lorenzo two and Rossi one.

I doubt their setups are very similar, especially when it...
Forum: Racing 10-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
It might be argued that Rossi had been held back...

It might be argued that Rossi had been held back by Burgess, and in this case the standings pretty much speak for themselves in terms of who the faster rider is at the moment. If Rossi finishes the...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Mike Yanagita
According to the thief AMA...

According to the thief AMA (http://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/t5shp/ex_thief_chopshop_operator_ama), a disc lock is better to use on the rear rotor, so get one with a pin that's small...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Ah, ok thx. Re Pedrosa, he seemed to call it...

Ah, ok thx.

Re Pedrosa, he seemed to call it accurately I thought: Iannoni screwed up, but his own mediocre pace put him in a risky place.

4th in the standings might result in some unkind words...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Happens more in the lower classes where the...

Happens more in the lower classes where the racing is closer. Rider in the second group makes a pass, gets chopped up once or twice by the passed rider, and repasses and taps his tail section,...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
What's with the index finger tape both Yamaha...

What's with the index finger tape both Yamaha riders were sporting?

Looked to me like when Rossi caught up to Lorenzo, Lorenzo was losing ground to Marquez and 99 could have stayed on Rossi's...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Let's eat, grandma. Let's eat grandma. ...

Let's eat, grandma.
Let's eat grandma.

Punctuation saves lives.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I love the 2010 Estoril vid just for Marquez...

I love the 2010 Estoril vid just for Marquez Sr.'s reactions.

http://www.insella.it/video/estoril-2010-il-capolavoro-di-marc-marquez
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Kindofa shame. I've always thought being a member...

Kindofa shame. I've always thought being a member of Pedrosa's crew had to be one of the most disappointing jobs in MotoGP -- close enough to smell it, but never quite there.
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
So did Pedrosa screw up by hinting about a chief...

So did Pedrosa screw up by hinting about a chief mechanic replacement and having Leitner feel unappreciated and decide to leave?

Or did Leitner do exactly what Pedrosa was hoping without the mess...
Forum: Racing 10-17-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,538
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Kudos to RD650 -- proving that no bait is too...

Kudos to RD650 -- proving that no bait is too rancid.
Forum: Racing 10-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Sure, but I can also tell the difference between...

Sure, but I can also tell the difference between someone responding to a slip and someone deliberately changing direction.

I guess that's why I'm belaboring this, cause no one seems to argue that...
Forum: Racing 10-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Race Direction decides, the rest of us have...

Race Direction decides, the rest of us have opinions.

What's Marquez' explanation for moving abruptly into Miller: spastic arm syndrome? I dunno about "proof" beyond what's on the screen: two...
Forum: Racing 10-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I guess I'm not seeing an explanation beyond...

I guess I'm not seeing an explanation beyond Marquez pushing Miller off-line. It's not like Marquez went in hot and slid a little, or hit a bump; there was nothing accidental about it. Miller's...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
In his (and Pedrosa's) defense, Pedrosa said it...

In his (and Pedrosa's) defense, Pedrosa said it went from damp to pouring in the space of one lap.

But yeah, it was a Repsol teammate game of chicken with a mutual wreck.
Forum: Racing 09-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Pretty much. Marquez tweeted this: ...

Pretty much.

Marquez tweeted this:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Byr9e-4CIAAB78b.jpg
Pedrosa: Nakamoto wants to see us.
Marquez: You go in first since you fell first.
Pedrosa: Let's go in...
Forum: Racing 09-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Watch the slo-mo. Marquez deliberately bumped...

Watch the slo-mo. Marquez deliberately bumped Miller. If there's a penalty, it will be because Marquez caused Miller to crash in what might have otherwise been a rough pass on a rider who stayed up.
Forum: Racing 09-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
The slow-mo showed Marquez lift the bike...

The slow-mo showed Marquez lift the bike deliberately to make contact.

I won't be surprised if there's a penalty.
Forum: Racing 09-26-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,890
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I like how Crash gave Hayden a little English...

I like how Crash gave Hayden a little English makeover.
Forum: Racing 09-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 14,379
Posted By Mike Yanagita
If Lorenzo beats Rossi by one position for the...

If Lorenzo beats Rossi by one position for the remaining 6 rounds, Rossi will still be ahead. Anything can happen, of course, and one DNF by Pedrosa or Rossi will upend the standings.
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,599
Posted By Mike Yanagita
The ability of the grid to get to the limits of...

The ability of the grid to get to the limits of traction is impressive enough, but the way Marquez was floating a front end slide through turn 1 at Indianapolis looked supernatural.
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,599
Posted By Mike Yanagita
"men can endure to hear others praised only so...

"men can endure to hear others praised only so long as they can severally persuade themselves of their own ability to equal the actions recounted: when this point is passed, envy comes in and with it...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 423,625
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Maybe you should've used the [Satire]...

Maybe you should've used the [Satire] (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/08/19/facebook-satire-tag-could-wipe-out-the-internets-terrible-hoax-news-industry/) tag.

Without...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,074
Posted By Mike Yanagita
That's the sort of amount I'd pay for this little...

That's the sort of amount I'd pay for this little gadget. At $100 for the 5/5S case and mount, you're a good part of the way to paying for a GoPro, which will have better features by far.
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,599
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Jeebus, makes Edwards' and Hayden's elbow saves...

Jeebus, makes Edwards' and Hayden's elbow saves at Jerez from a few years ago look tame in comparison.
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 17,599
Posted By Mike Yanagita
What I was thinking too when the top 4 had about...

What I was thinking too when the top 4 had about a second between them, just enough to either push hard to try to bridge to the rider ahead, or to be worried about keeping the rider behind from...
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