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Old 01-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #481
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It's a shame that this thread continues to be pushed off in a direction that has more to do with personal opinions,attitudes and values than it does with racing....But then again it's the internet and someone always feels a need to get in the last word....................sad.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #482
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After Robby had the two setbacks early on, I was not that impressed with his chances of ever winning a Dakar, but I am more optimistic since then. Seems like he is running very consistent stages. Much better!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:08 PM   #483
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Damn!
Stuck for 8 minutes at a way point. That sucks.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #484
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Good news Gordonistas!!!!!

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"Any time you don't win you're going to have some regrets

Guerlain finished second and it will be interesting to see. I think starting from the back has some advantages, but for us the most important thing is we just want to continue and finish the rally. We have nothing really to gain. I know Chicherit's buggy has a bigger restrictor. It has 39 mm and we're on 37 so he should be faster on tracks like this. But it is what it is… Hopefully next year we'll get the 39 mm restrictor too. Any time you don't win you're going to have some regrets and I guess the first regret was being too conservative on day one, because that got me stuck and from there we never recovered – we just put ourselves in worse positions."
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #485
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Good news Gordonistas!!!!!
In a video from stage 7 (I think) he also mentions the larger restrictor. Something along the lines of Nasser's Chassis being FIM compliant and thus allowing him to run a larger restrictor because of it.

He goes on to say that they will look into modifying their chassis for next year so he too, can run the larger restrictor.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:01 PM   #486
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In a video from stage 7 (I think) he also mentions the larger restrictor. Something along the lines of Nasser's Chassis being FIM compliant and thus allowing him to run a larger restrictor because of it.

He goes on to say that they will look into modifying their chassis for next year so he too, can run the larger restrictor.
Sounds promising!
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #487
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Yeah, too many years on Mark's team I suppose. I know that Dirk & Mark have been tight they both raced the Atlas Rally together on team KTM, but I thought he was a bit harsh on Ralph.

Just a heads up for the leg humppers; Rubby Gordon HATES it when people spell it Robbie. If you had been listening you would have heard Mark praise a large number of Dakar winners. I doubt your hero would ever say anything like that. As Kellon said in his interview; "Nobody loves Robby more than Robby....."
well mate you must know all
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #488
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What I love to see is Robbie's biggest critic is the one with the second highest
post count in a leg humper thread

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larryboy 80
Strong Bad 46
HogWild 14
troy safari carpente 14
davesupreme 13
MsLizVt 13
Tork 12
B1KSOLO 11
Dekatria 11
Deadly99 10
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Flood 10
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Tarheel Wheeler 8
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #489
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What I love to see is Robbie's biggest critic is the one with the second highest
post count in a leg humper thread

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Total Posts: 564
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larryboy 80
Strong Bad 46
HogWild 14
troy safari carpente 14
davesupreme 13
MsLizVt 13
Tork 12
B1KSOLO 11
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Deadly99 10
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Flood 10
GI_JO_NATHAN 8
izom 8
Tarheel Wheeler 8
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i'll have to keep up
i use both hands you know. lol
i'm a robIE leg humper apprentice
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #490
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i'll have to keep up
i use both hands you know. lol
i'm a robIE leg humper apprentice
cheers
I do like hearing others views , and it sounds like SB knows a lot about
desert racing .
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #491
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I do like hearing others views , and it sounds like SB knows a lot about
desert racing .
Keeps it interesting. Critics always make life more funner.


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Old 01-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #492
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My Robby opinion has evolved over the years.

2000: I used to manage an indoor kart track in Orange called Dromo1 while I was in school. Robby's shop was just down the street.

Robby rented the place for his dad's birthday. In the final race dad was on poll Robby started in back. RG picked his way through the field and came up on his dad in turn one. RG used his dads kart to slow for the turn and punted dad into the tires. The kart flipped launching dad over the tires. Everyone stopped but RG. I had to shut his kart down from the tower. I was not impressed. The owner, Larry, was tripping over himself to kiss any racer ass that came through the door. I got reamed by the owner for shutting RG's kart off.

Fast forward to 2010: We moved in to our house here in Havasu. After meeting the neighbors, we found out they were the grandparents of RGs son. I went to many parties and chatted with him quite a bit. Even had that Dakar support truck behemoth blocking my driveway. Watching how patient he was with his boy, my opinion evolved. He's just a talented guy trying to make a living. He seemed to have matured a bit himself since the Dromo1 days.

I'm not quite a leg-humper, but I am a fan.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #493
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I do like hearing others views , and it sounds like SB knows a lot about
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yep he does
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #494
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My Robby opinion has evolved over the years.

2000: I used to manage an indoor kart track in Orange called Dromo1 while I was in school. Robby's shop was just down the street.

Robby rented the place for his dad's birthday. In the final race dad was on poll Robby started in back. RG picked his way through the field and came up on his dad in turn one. RG used his dads kart to slow for the turn and punted dad into the tires. The kart flipped launching dad over the tires. Everyone stopped but RG. I had to shut his kart down from the tower. I was not impressed. The owner, Larry, was tripping over himself to kiss any racer ass that came through the door. I got reamed by the owner for shutting RG's kart off.

Fast forward to 2010: We moved in to our house here in Havasu. After meeting the neighbors, we found out they were the grandparents of RGs son. I went to many parties and chatted with him quite a bit. Even had that Dakar support truck behemoth blocking my driveway. Watching how patient he was with his boy, my opinion evolved. He's just a talented guy trying to make a living. He seemed to have matured a bit himself since the Dromo1 days.

I'm not quite a leg-humper, but I am a fan.

Yeah, I worked in Orange through the '00's and Robby had a local rep as a hot head from a number of stories.
We've all matured since then, I hope.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #495
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Hey, why don't all of you Gordon fans do something for the rest of us and post up pics of Robby's current girl friend????
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