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Old 11-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #166
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You learn how to slide the front end, on purpose, on pavement, yet?

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Old 11-17-2013, 02:28 PM   #167
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You learn how to slide the front end, on purpose, on pavement, yet?

I kid, I kid.
It was YOU who said motogp riders use front slide as a technique. NOT me.

I still call BS on that as a technique.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #168
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It was YOU who said motogp riders use front slide as a technique. NOT me.

I still call BS on that as a technique.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #169
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Point is, calling someone out because they are relieved their kid isn't interested in riding is as bullshit as it is to say you aren't a real rider if you don't: race, ride dirt, wear neon yellow and have a flashing headlight, ATTGATT, etc.

Pure bullshit. Riding is a personal experience and different for each person. Judging others never ends well for the one doing the judging.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #170
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Point is, calling someone out because they are relieved their kid isn't interested in riding is as bullshit as it is to say you aren't a real rider if you don't: race, ride dirt, wear neon yellow and have a flashing headlight, ATTGATT, etc.

Pure bullshit. Riding is a personal experience and different for each person. Judging others never ends well for the one doing the judging.
Agree and understood, but it still smacks of 'do as I say, not as I do'. And nobody ever takes that bullshit seriously.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:34 PM   #171
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I don't doubt they sometimes slide the front, dirt trackers do it all the time to scrub speed going into a corner. THAT kind of riding is what separates them from us.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #172
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. . . but it still smacks of 'do as I say, not as I do'. And nobody ever takes that bullshit seriously.
It's in the same vein as "I'd never buy a motorcycle, because I'd kill myself" (because I'm so macho and brave).

Ride or not, I don't care. Encourage others or don't, I don't care. But don't try to tell me there's anything unique or noble about your choice.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #173
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Pilbara is going to be very busy policing all of you to get back on topic.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #174
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Pilbara is going to be very busy policing all of you to get back on topic.
It's the off season. Suffer. Or watch football. Same thing.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #175
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It's the off season. Suffer. Or watch football. Same thing.
I'd rather read the back and forth banter going on here than watch football.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #176
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I'd rather read the back and forth banter going on here than watch football.
I agree. But aren't we the extreme minority.

I don't know anyone who doesn't watch (stupid) USA football and baseball.

WTF??

Monday in my office I have to endure "how about that game?" and I have to say that I don't watch b-ball or football. Then get an odd look.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #177
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I'd rather read the back and forth banter going on here than watch football.


Bench racing is good.

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Agree and understood, but it still smacks of 'do as I say, not as I do'. And nobody ever takes that bullshit seriously.
No one needs to take my bullshit seriously, nor do I expect them to.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #178
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I don't doubt they sometimes slide the front, dirt trackers do it all the time to scrub speed going into a corner. THAT kind of riding is what separates them from us.
Q. I know that you've been training with dirt track bikes, something that a lot of American riders would be interested in. Why are you using dirt track methods to train?

MARC MARQUEZ: You know, when I was younger, I like it so much and I enjoy it a lot. I'm already with 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 years old, I did many laps on this track bike. And then, you know, in Spain, in America, it's more popular the dirt track but here in Spain, not so much.

But now this season, I say, OK, I want to start again with the dirt track, because I like it and I enjoy it. And then you feel the bike a little bit different, because you're going on the bike, you're going in the corner so fast, and then you need to stop, pick up the bike and go. It's more or less like in what you use in MotoGP.

Also, the attention in corner, you need to control the slide and you need to control gas, and basically, I think it's quite good because then you feel a little bit different, and also the reason maybe is because I enjoy it a lot.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #179
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It doesn't stop me either. But I don't encourage people to ride. Especially not on the street.
This.

Street riding has a very steep learning curve. At least here in the US, you get no respect from motorists and often outright hostility. I think you need a lot of street experience to be safe from autos, and that experience can carry a high price.

I don't tell anyone they shouldn't, but I don't recommend it to the inexperienced either.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #180
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I imagine some can slide the front wheel in MotoGP too... Them boys are pretty gifted.
And none of this is a secret. I have read multiple interviews of current and recent riders talking of intentional front-tire tucks as a means to scrub speed in situations in which brake pressure would be unhelpful. If there are "fans" who can't bring themselves to "believe" than so be it; it's their loss.
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