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Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Not as sure as death and taxes, but if I lived in...

Not as sure as death and taxes, but if I lived in Nevada I'd happily put some money down at Bet and Win's odds for Marquez at 1.65.
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
The only one who'll beat Marquez is Marquez. He...

The only one who'll beat Marquez is Marquez. He out-Rossi'd Rossi at the Corkscrew, punted Lorenzo at Lorenzo corner, and has left everyone far behind two years running. Don't see 2015 being any...
Forum: Racing 01-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
No. ...

No.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2009/de+puniet+5th+fastest+at+catalunya+gp+opening+day
Forum: Racing 01-22-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Starting in the 800 era, anyone other than Rossi,...

Starting in the 800 era, anyone other than Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner or Pedrosa winning a race was almost unheard of. I think it was de Puniet who came up with the term alien.

Marquez replaced Stoner...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I think at this point Honda needs MotoGP more...

I think at this point Honda needs MotoGP more than MotoGP needs Honda, and that's probably why Honda has basically accepted a control ECU.

If Honda left Yamaha would dominate, and since Honda...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
But they have to share their R&D with everyone...

But they have to share their R&D with everyone else? Interesting development.

Hope Ezpeleta can stand his ground till 2016.
Forum: Racing 01-20-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 35,434
Posted By Mike Yanagita
What happened to Honda's threats to leave the...

What happened to Honda's threats to leave the series if a control ECU was mandated?
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 91,920
Posted By Mike Yanagita
Enjoyed the report.

Enjoyed the report.
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 937,038
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: 347
Views: 35,434
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: 2,779
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: 347
Views: 35,434
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: 13,826
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: 13,826
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: 434,641
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: 434,641
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: 434,641
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: 10,316
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: 10,316
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: 10,316
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: 8,964
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: 434,641
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: 434,641
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: 615
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: 16,045
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: 16,045
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: 16,045
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: 16,045
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: 434,641
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: 16,045
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: 16,045
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: 16,045
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
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: 12,218
Posted By Mike Yanagita
I like how Crash gave Hayden a little English...

I like how Crash gave Hayden a little English makeover.
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