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Forum: Racing 10-18-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By familyman
Thanks for the pictures. I went to school there...

Thanks for the pictures. I went to school there for 6 years and own about 30 acres north of Hancock with hopes of retiring there someday. Used to roll over in the morning and look out my window...
Forum: Racing 06-20-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,074
Posted By familyman
Casey isn't on the new plastic frame is he? ...

Casey isn't on the new plastic frame is he?
Glad to see Nicky happy with his bike. Even if something good isn't in the cards, it's just nice to see him excited about the equipment he's on. It's...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,574
Posted By familyman
I missed the first showing of the race because I...

I missed the first showing of the race because I was at the ballet with my daughter. :huh My wife (god bless her beautiful soul) taped the race for me so she watched it before I did. Now, she's not...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,574
Posted By familyman
Suprise of the weekend had to be Pedrosa actually...

Suprise of the weekend had to be Pedrosa actually showing emotion during the interview. I was blown away. Didn't know he had it in him. :rofl

I was very impressed with Stoner's riding. He...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,225
Posted By familyman
You think this is true of the three Ducati riders...

You think this is true of the three Ducati riders that aren't named Casey as well? Pitch 'em all? Now, I'm pretty dissapointed in Nicky as well, but to say that just because Dani can ride the bike...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,225
Posted By familyman
Stoner really is the only guy who can ride the...

Stoner really is the only guy who can ride the Ducati.
Kind of embarassing.
Forum: Racing 03-08-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By familyman
CE on the first row ahead of Rossi, Stoner and...

CE on the first row ahead of Rossi, Stoner and the really short guy?
How in the holy hell am I supposed to predict an outcome with qualifying like this?
Forum: Racing 03-08-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,096
Posted By familyman
Looking at the FP3 times I'm feeling realy bad...

Looking at the FP3 times I'm feeling realy bad for Nicky. Did he forget how to ride a bike or are things that bad?
Forum: Racing 03-07-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,096
Posted By familyman
Isn't part of Nicky's job explicitly to develop...

Isn't part of Nicky's job explicitly to develop the bike? If that's the case I can see them putting Peddy on the old bike just to get a better finish but if they have any intention of actually racing...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,096
Posted By familyman
Not exactly sure where you were going with this...

Not exactly sure where you were going with this but unless Nicky and Pedrobot were on the old tiny bikes it looks to me like the new bikes aren't anything to write home about. Dovizioso has some...
Forum: Racing 03-07-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 117,096
Posted By familyman
It seems utterly bizarre that Honda could not...

It seems utterly bizarre that Honda could not only screw up the 07 bike as much as they did, but the next year develop a new model that is actually WORSE. There have to a few Honda engineers updating...
Forum: Racing 10-15-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By familyman
Thanks. I didn't see any mention of him anywhere...

Thanks. I didn't see any mention of him anywhere really and I was sort of watching to see how he did. Bummer.
Forum: Racing 10-15-2007, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By familyman
Great writup and a better race than I thought it...

Great writup and a better race than I thought it was going to be. Well, the first third was really good anyway.
What happened to Chaz?
Forum: Racing 09-13-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By familyman
In the name of cost? I'm not sure it would...

In the name of cost?
I'm not sure it would really be that much more cost efficient but I do think there would be more potential crossover between the racing bikes and road bikes if they were...
Forum: Racing 09-13-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By familyman
Switching to 250 and 450 singles and allowing...

Switching to 250 and 450 singles and allowing basically unlimited tech to that format is a great idea.
Running production based 600's is a truly stupid idea.
Forum: Racing 09-01-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By familyman
I was thinking about that. The rain (and standing...

I was thinking about that. The rain (and standing water) must have removed any rubber that was down in the racing line. Might make for some interesting passing posibilities. Maybe.
I'd like to...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By familyman
K - only you could make a race that nearly caused...

K - only you could make a race that nearly caused me to nod off sound fairly exciting in words. It sometimes seems like it wouldn't be too hard to write exciting stories about exciting races, but to...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By familyman
Holy mother of god! The motogp.com ticker says...

Holy mother of god!
The motogp.com ticker says rider not in danger and recieving treatment at Brno hospital.
Again, holy mother of god! :eek1
Forum: Racing 08-18-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,610
Posted By familyman
Three cheers for Dorna! :clap :clap :clap The...

Three cheers for Dorna! :clap :clap :clap
The stuff they have on youtube rocks!
Forum: Racing 08-18-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,610
Posted By familyman
Soooooo....qualifying is nice and all but what...

Soooooo....qualifying is nice and all but what was telling to me was Stoney running a 1.58 flat in FP3. 0.6 seconds faster than anyone else. He doesn't appear to have much if any top speed advantage....
Forum: Racing 08-17-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By familyman
Thanks for the writeup K. I'm very interested to...

Thanks for the writeup K. I'm very interested to see how the new yammie engine tests after this race.
Good stuff, as always.
Forum: Racing 08-08-2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,610
Posted By familyman
Are they planning on racing the engine or just...

Are they planning on racing the engine or just testing it?
And are they the last team using springs or is Honda as well?
Very interesting.
Forum: Racing 07-31-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,610
Posted By familyman
Well it can't be THAT bad a break if they only...

Well it can't be THAT bad a break if they only just found it now and he's already raced on it once. Long time untill Brno, it'll be good.
Forum: Racing 06-15-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,754
Posted By familyman
So we've watched Elias ride the 800 all squiggly...

So we've watched Elias ride the 800 all squiggly and fast. And now it certainly looks like Stoner is riding the bike in more of a square it up and go type of riding and he's certianly fast. Is it...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,754
Posted By familyman
Thanks for the words K. Your writing would be...

Thanks for the words K.
Your writing would be absolutely perfect for a coffee table book of the season. A whole group of pictures of each race with your writing spread throughout them. I've picked...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,904
Posted By familyman
Any news as to why Elias's bike when all smokey?

Any news as to why Elias's bike when all smokey?
Forum: Racing 06-11-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By familyman
What? KRR tells us that then NEED a second bike...

What? KRR tells us that then NEED a second bike to get data and Kaw says that it's no biggie to only ride one? Ok, so the green bikes and way faster than the Kenny's (as is everyone else) but it...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,382
Posted By familyman
Is there any video out there of the HP2 racing on...

Is there any video out there of the HP2 racing on this course? I'd love to see it.
Forum: Racing 06-10-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,992
Posted By familyman
The general quality of the commentary was ok....

The general quality of the commentary was ok. That is, if you read a transcript you would think it was ok to listen to. Actually listening to them talk was horrible. It was like listening to a local...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,904
Posted By familyman
Stoner showed some real poise today. When Rossi...

Stoner showed some real poise today. When Rossi started to challenge him I was expecting him to crack and make a huge mistake and that would be it. He really held it together. Why didn't Pedrosa...
Forum: Racing 06-09-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,382
Posted By familyman
I love the fact that they race these giant f-ing...

I love the fact that they race these giant f-ing bikes. It makes me smile. :D
Forum: Racing 06-09-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,904
Posted By familyman
I'm wondering what sort of pressure Mini-P is...

I'm wondering what sort of pressure Mini-P is feeling? Honda clearly built the bike for him (or someone his size, which right now is him) and it's not working. Sure there's some significant...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,904
Posted By familyman
I'm thinking this is the race where we finally...

I'm thinking this is the race where we finally get to see Mini-P and Stoney duke it out. Last year Stoner wasn't up to snuff and so far this year Pedrsa hasn't quite been there. I'm thinking this...
Forum: Racing 06-04-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By familyman
Out f-ing standing. Give him a pat on the back...

Out f-ing standing. Give him a pat on the back for us.
Forum: Racing 06-03-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By familyman
Great writeup as usual K. I'm not sure if...

Great writeup as usual K.
I'm not sure if Rossi is loosing some of the passion but he really did look different on the bike today. It was a great ride. Watching the interviews after the race I...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By familyman
Stoney is fast. Really fast.

Stoney is fast. Really fast.
Forum: Racing 06-01-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By familyman
Did FP2 tell us anything really? Stoney is fast...

Did FP2 tell us anything really? Stoney is fast in the wet and the dry. One Roberts is slower than the other one (though it would be really bad form to bin the bike in a wet practice I suppose, what...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By familyman
Thanks for taking the time to do the writeup K....

Thanks for taking the time to do the writeup K. Great stuff. Really appreciated.
I too want to see the Zuki boys doing well. More of them next year would be a good thing. Other than that I really...
Forum: Racing 05-25-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By familyman
Isn't that part of the point behind a big rules...

Isn't that part of the point behind a big rules change like 990 to 800, to shake things up a bit. Challenge the engineers and the riders. If it was just a case of changing the displacement and having...
Forum: Racing 05-20-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By familyman
Thank you so much for the writeup K. My cable...

Thank you so much for the writeup K. My cable went out just as the last riders switched to wet bikes. I'm setting a booby trap for the cable guy. Bastard.
What a bizarre race. Some great displays...
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