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Old 08-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Cry No more wind tunnel

No more Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain after tonight. Speed has gone over to Fox which means the best announcer on television has bit the dust after more than ten years. Dave was a biker first and his show covered a full spectrum of racing. I'm sure he'll show up somewhere else......RIP Wind Tunnel.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Oh goody, more NASCAR.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:25 PM   #3
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I don't know? I think interest in Nascar is waning, thank God. Good race today at Watkins Glen.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Did anyone record tonite's show?
We were out , and I forgot to record it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:22 AM   #5
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I was more upset than he was. I have always loved his perspective.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:14 AM   #6
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I thought he was pretty good when he called motorcycle racing, but NASCAR ruined him. He became just another talking head. Id rather listen to guys like Rusty Wallace.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:29 AM   #7
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I will miss Dave's show and views about racing. His passion for motorcycles definitely came through at times. When I would be flipping through the channels, if I caught a few minutes of the show, normally I would stay until the end.

Thanks for the enjoyable commentary Dave.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:41 AM   #8
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I'm sure he'll show up somewhere else......RIP Wind Tunnel.
I agree, with his wide range of race coverage and perspective, someone will pick him up. Dave's reputation and knowledge provided great insight into whatever he was talking about. He also treated his guests well.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:48 AM   #9
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I was talking to someone who had met Dave a couple of months ago. Dave told him that after the last show was over he was packing up his KLR and heading to Alaska. That might be a next year trip, but it kind of sounded like he was going to enjoy life for a while and get some riding in.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:58 AM   #10
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I was talking to someone who had met Dave a couple of months ago. Dave told him that after the last show was over he was packing up his KLR and heading to Alaska. That might be a next year trip, but it kind of sounded like he was going to enjoy life for a while and get some riding in.
That shows you how down to earth he is. He can probably afford any bike he pleases but chooses to ride a KLR.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #11
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Laugh All the good ones ride KLRs...

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That shows you how down to earth he is. He can probably afford any bike he pleases but chooses to ride a KLR.
Only proves the man is an absolute genius!
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #12
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Dave already did Alaska, he also has a Goldwing.
http://youtu.be/CdxLRAs1qzE


I googled his name to see what he'll do next and got nothing. He is 67 now, so I guess he's going to retire.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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You had to know that with death of speed, the death every thing other than NASCAR was soon to follow. So long Despain, you will be sorely missed. Here's wishing you "heap good mojo". Ride safe wherever you may go.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #14
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I thought he was pretty good when he called motorcycle racing, but NASCAR ruined him. He became just another talking head. Id rather listen to guys like Rusty Wallace.
WOW What are YOU smoking?Dave was forced to cover NASCAR.I always enjoyed his hour show,guys like Robin Miller,Hinchcliff Roger Penske,all were great on that show.I missed the old Thurs.Nite thunders etc.This new channel will have more stick and ball,and SOCCER for gods sake!
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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I can say for certain, that I will NEVER watch that channel again.
Thank God for the internet and my motogp subscription!!!!!
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