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Old 07-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #3091
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Presumably he failed the pressup test.
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Nope.
Then presumably he failed the "habla espanol" test.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #3092
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I think this all comes down to defining where the line between heroic bravery and pig-headed stupidity lies.

Whether or not you pull it off. Survive, hero......don't stupid.


Thems the breaks
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:45 PM   #3093
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #3094
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Then presumably he failed the "habla espanol" test.
Edwards made the effort to call most of the grid "pussies" so that should even things up.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:38 AM   #3095
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Great Cal Interview by Krop

http://motomatters.com/interview/201...50_to_m1_.html
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #3096
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Racing is their job and they have a decade or so in the spotlight.


IMHO, here we have a bunch of enthusiasts and amateurs (us!) second guessing a highest level pro's situation and motivation.
It's adv. When we aren't out riding around, we sit around and second-guess each other and everyone else. This is who we are.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:19 AM   #3097
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Then there's the situation at Pramac. Ben Spies has a two-year contract with Ducati, though so far, Spies has not stated explicitly that the contract specifies him racing in MotoGP.
Ben was interviewed on the BBC a while back and he explicitly stated, at some length, his contract was with Ducati and that they could put him in any championship, not just motogp. He made is sound a really positive thing.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #3098
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I was on my way to an enduro once, thought I would take a break from work for the morning and unfortunately come up a bit fast on a drain and went down on the other side, no big drama except that someone had put a rather large piece of concrete in the path my body was taking, my shoulder hit it and my collarbone broke on impact.
I called my wife to come and pick me up, she was not going to cooperate so I rode home, strapped myself up and was back at work in an hour machining a 300kg turbine shaft bearing cap, fitting a Bentley Nevada probe.

I ordered a really fancy clavicle brace on line, it came in a few days and I wore that for a few weeks.

I did not see a doctor or visit a hospital. I knew what I had done, I knew how to treat it and it only took a few hours out of my life. I managed to compensate for the lack of movement by improvising.

I actually thought nothing of it.

I really think we take some of this shit far to seriously, Jlo was a bad break but he had the advantage of having some really need shit available to get him bolted back together. He knew what he could do and just got on with work.

It's tough its good, but really at his level and line of work it is probably pretty well, normal! Albeit amazing!

If I had gone to a doctor I would probably have been given a medical cert to be of work for weeks. I didn't and I wasn't well a couple of hours, not weeks.

Jlo did what he knew he could do, why do people question it and or call it stupid. He doesn't call you stupid for driving a car down the highway.

Just let the guy get on with his job and be amazed, you really have no right to judge him at all from a lot of counts.

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:33 AM   #3099
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Thanks for that story Pilbara. Now we can all sit back and judge YOU! You are an idiot. I can't believe you put your life on the line and CHOSE to go back to work!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #3100
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Jlo did what he knew he could do, why do people question it and or call it stupid. He doesn't call you stupid for driving a car down the highway.

Just let the guy get on with his job and be amazed, you really have no right to judge him at all from a lot of counts.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #3101
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I support Jlo's decision to race without question you fool.

I am concerned about how "others" will use his example to pressure riders to ride with freshly broken collarbones.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #3102
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I support Jlo's decision to race without question you fool.

I am concerned about how "others" will use his example to pressure riders to ride with freshly broken collarbones.

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I actually thought nothing of it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:40 AM   #3103
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From Krop's article:

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Chief among the candidates for the second Ducati factory seat is Cal Crutchlow, the Englishman having renewed his talks with the Italian factory after the management clear out instigated after Audi took over the company. Officially, discussions are only at an exploratory stage, but an increasing number of insiders believe the deal to be very close to being agreed. Crutchlow continues to deny rumors of the deal being nearly done, but there is so much smoke that some kind of fire must be present, however small.

Someone school me!: Why the hell would Cal want to ride the Ducati?

He's currently and consistently beating all the factory Ducs on his Tech3 Yamaha. Obviously, there's some other factor I'm not seeing. Factory or not, the Ducatis are shit, and unlikely to stop being so for many years.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:22 AM   #3104
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Someone school me!: Why the hell would Cal want to ride the Ducati?

He's currently and consistently beating all the factory Ducs on his Tech3 Yamaha. Obviously, there's some other factor I'm not seeing. Factory or not, the Ducatis are shit, and unlikely to stop being so for many years.
Millions of dollars.

Prestige of "factory ride "

No where else to go ?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #3105
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Millions of dollars.

Prestige of "factory ride "

No where else to go ?
And also it's not insanity to assume he might never beat JLo on the same equipment and he's not even getting the same equipment. With Ducati there is a chance they will make a winning bike. It might seem far fetched but maybe less far fetched than beating JLo regularly on the same or lesser Yamaha.

Same reasons Dovi left.

Maybe if Cal can somehow stay with Tech3 for one more year he could have a chance at the factory Yamaha if 1) VR retires and 2)Pol Esparago is somehow rerouted.
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