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Old 05-27-2012, 11:47 PM   #31
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AMA supersport 13 lap race.
it was a cold day @ the track



spent some time warming up at clubhouse
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track tour with scott russell & mark hoyer- cycle world



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Old 05-28-2012, 02:47 AM   #32
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Man! If only they could plant some grass around that track! It'd look sensational. As it is.......dunno, it kind of looks...hmmm..unatractive? (At best).
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:11 AM   #33
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Man! If only they could plant some grass around that track! It'd look sensational. As it is.......dunno, it kind of looks...hmmm..unatractive? (At best).
It's desert fer chrissakes. Nothing more beautiful then the southwest USA. You've been everywhere else. You should fly in and rent a Harley to explore...

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Old 05-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #34
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Whoa man!!!! Almost DAKEZ, fantastic last lap

Yes it was!!! When I saw the lapped bikes come into play I screamed NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
More often than not the lead rider is at a disadvantage when that happens.

Here is an unofficial quote from Triumph: "It is amazing the torment you guys are causing the big factory teams... Well you know what I mean..."

Oh well. It will still move Jason and Team Latus closer to the Top Spot.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:27 AM   #35
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A big "Atta Boy! ' shout out to young Hayden Gillam on his victory in Pro SuperSport at Miller yesterday.
Hayden is a fellow Kentuckian and has a bright future in racing, after all he's a cousin to the brothers from Owensboro. The genetics are strong in the family !
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:51 PM   #36
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:26 PM   #37
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I don't follow bike racing. But I watched Miller and wondered about a remark made about the BMW team.

The commentator said that when Italians replaced Germans on the team, the mentality changed and they improved.

What's the German mentality and what's the Italian one?

I'm somewhat familiar with culture affecting performance. In F1, the Japanese management style -- decision by committee, deference to HQ -- was said to have hindered Toyota. Similar issues at BMW?
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #38
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What's the German mentality Digital

and what's the Italian one? Analog
Actually, I think they have a good mix of both now. Or at least they are heading in the right direction.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:24 PM   #39
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Yes it was!!! When I saw the lapped bikes come into play I screamed NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
More often than not the lead rider is at a disadvantage when that happens.
When I saw that coming- from the stands right in 'Release'- it was pretty tragic looking; but on the replay the it looks like the lapper wasn't really an issue.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #40
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I don't follow bike racing. But I watched Miller and wondered about a remark made about the BMW team.

The commentator said that when Italians replaced Germans on the team, the mentality changed and they improved.

What's the German mentality and what's the Italian one?

I'm somewhat familiar with culture affecting performance. In F1, the Japanese management style -- decision by committee, deference to HQ -- was said to have hindered Toyota. Similar issues at BMW?
If you listen to Ralph Sheheen, nothing will ever make sense. Since when is "Davies" pronounce Davis???
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #41
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I don't follow bike racing. But I watched Miller and wondered about a remark made about the BMW team.

The commentator said that when Italians replaced Germans on the team, the mentality changed and they improved.

What's the German mentality and what's the Italian one?

I'm somewhat familiar with culture affecting performance. In F1, the Japanese management style -- decision by committee, deference to HQ -- was said to have hindered Toyota. Similar issues at BMW?
I believe those Italians came from the old Yamaha WSBK team and have a much better idea of what makes a bike go fast. Electronics etc.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:15 PM   #42
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Thanks. Experience, then?
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:43 AM   #43
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If you listen to Ralph Sheheen, nothing will ever make sense. Since when is "Davies" pronounce Davis???
Davies is a spelling variation of the patronymic English surname Davis, that means David, a Hebrew name meaning "beloved"[2]. Davies is much associated with Wales, owing to the name of its patron saint, David. Davies is also fairly widespread in the south-west of England, especially Cornwall. Davies is the 6th-most common surname in the United Kingdom.[3]

i believe many brits, ray davies of the kinks for 1, pronounce it "davis"....so cut ralphie some slack. (at least, this time).
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Thanks. Experience, then?

As well as a "we don't necessarily know everything there is to possibly know about winning races" attitude.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:44 AM   #45
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I was diasppointed they didn't replay Checca's crash out of the second race - he was leading by a country mile after the re-start.

Sad as I was at that crash, as I was hoping for him to pull yet another double, the racing certainly got more exciting after that.
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