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Old 06-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #219
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Originally Posted by ErikY. View Post
I'm not so sure. I like him for lots of reasons but I think he's missing some important things: smooths and smarts. I think he'll be Occasional Podium Guy and that's it. Not that that's the worst thing! I just don't see him being at the level of capital "A" alien.
Credit where it is due. He has been on a pretty steady trajectory and is clearly upping his game. If, as some posit, his bike is a big step down, he may be the second coming.

At the top, it is as much about self-belief as having the magic brake caliper.

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