ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Racing
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #781
sprocketjock
Studly Adventurer
 
sprocketjock's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Oddometer: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiseblood View Post
Can you explain the joke to me? I'm not getting it.
The authors attempt at calling Rossi a homosexual.
sprocketjock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 08:57 AM   #782
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by sprocketjock View Post
The authors attempt at calling Rossi a homosexual.
Aside from the fact that it's not actually true, how would that affect the development of the Ducati if it were?

__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:02 AM   #783
sprocketjock
Studly Adventurer
 
sprocketjock's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Oddometer: 753
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiseblood View Post
Aside from the fact that it's not actually true, how would that affect the development of the Ducati if it were?
Well my only guess is that if it were indeed true, Rossi's main concern with the bike would have been to make it look fabulous. That picture is just an elementary attempt to stir a pot.
sprocketjock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:05 AM   #784
sprocketjock
Studly Adventurer
 
sprocketjock's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Oddometer: 753
I know it was only day 1 and you can't place any bets yet but the proddy Honda is raising a few eyebrows around the world it seems. I'd hate to see Nicky even further back all year than he was on the TT.
sprocketjock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:11 AM   #785
DougZ73
Fading off.........
 
DougZ73's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 6,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiseblood View Post
Can you explain the joke to me? I'm not getting it.
Perhaps they are comparing Rossi to a skinny cigarette, like the term used in England, or its non offensive meaning of a twig/bundle of sticks??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot
__________________
Skyline Drive 11/2010 , Catskills 2010 trip, Catskills 2011 , Southern TNJT, 2011
DougZ's MTB thread , DZ Moto Photo Bloggin' , (my) Learning photography thread, DougZ vids
- Ryder Joseph Z. , Born 11/26/12-- the next Adventure: Grayson Hunter Z., born 5/3/14
DougZ73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:11 AM   #786
mdubya
Right Brigade
 
mdubya's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by sprocketjock View Post
I know it was only day 1 and you can't place any bets yet but the proddy Honda is raising a few eyebrows around the world it seems. I'd hate to see Nicky even further back all year than he was on the TT.
There were some interesting comments from Nicky, saying they had the bike at full power pretty much everywhere and that it was not fast enough. He did say things might be different on another track.

I am surprised by how much attention it is getting and even Honda's initial reaction, almost conceding the bike is slow. Their benchmark was the Aprilia? Really? Shameful.
__________________
+0
mdubya is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:15 AM   #787
sprocketjock
Studly Adventurer
 
sprocketjock's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Oddometer: 753
Shameful indeed! Looks like Aleix isn't a fool after all.
sprocketjock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:23 AM   #788
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by sprocketjock View Post
Well my only guess is that if it were indeed true, Rossi's main concern with the bike would have been to make it look fabulous. That picture is just an elementary attempt to stir a pot.
Not an "elementary" attempt. More like, a puerile, homophobic (and just plain sad) attempt.

Whoever made that should update their sense of humor. The 1970's were a long, long time ago. Statistically speaking, it's all but certain that there are homosexual racers in the three MotoGP classes. And, even the slowest of them are a fair bit faster than whomever made that "joke."
__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:27 AM   #789
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougZ73 View Post
Perhaps they are comparing Rossi to a skinny cigarette, like the term used in England, or its non offensive meaning of a twig/bundle of sticks??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot

Is that why you said:

Quote:
Originally Posted by DougZ73 View Post
Love it.

Because a motorcycle developed by a skinny cigarette is funny?
__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #790
DougZ73
Fading off.........
 
DougZ73's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 6,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiseblood View Post
Is that why you said:




Because a motorcycle developed by a skinny cigarette is funny?
yes, yes it is.

I found Cal's bubble to be the really funny part.
__________________
Skyline Drive 11/2010 , Catskills 2010 trip, Catskills 2011 , Southern TNJT, 2011
DougZ's MTB thread , DZ Moto Photo Bloggin' , (my) Learning photography thread, DougZ vids
- Ryder Joseph Z. , Born 11/26/12-- the next Adventure: Grayson Hunter Z., born 5/3/14
DougZ73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #791
sailor22
Jay Pegg pusher
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Steamy Florida Swamps
Oddometer: 368
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
There were some interesting comments from Nicky, saying they had the bike at full power pretty much everywhere and that it was not fast enough. He did say things might be different on another track.

I am surprised by how much attention it is getting and even Honda's initial reaction, almost conceding the bike is slow. Their benchmark was the Aprilia? Really? Shameful.
Supo attempting some damage control on GPone. Looks like Honda made the same mistake they did in Moto3. Assuming other manufacturers would fall into line behind them.

Those Stoner times are looking more and more like bogus smoke and mirrors.
sailor22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #792
wiseblood
Hall Monitor
 
wiseblood's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New York City
Oddometer: 11,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougZ73 View Post
yes, yes it is.

I found Cal's bubble to be the really funny part.

Riiiiiight.

Anyone who found the other part "funny" should have the guts to own it. If you're a 1970's throwback gay-basher, at least don't be a chickenshit about it. Because, then you're the REAL "faggot."
__________________
"Hard Work Often Pays Off After Time, but Laziness Always Pays Off Now."

Big Apple Tag-o-Rama Maps: Click Here!
wiseblood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #793
mdubya
Right Brigade
 
mdubya's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: western, MD
Oddometer: 7,166
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
Supo attempting some damage control on GPone. Looks like Honda made the same mistake they did in Moto3. Assuming other manufacturers would fall into line behind them.

Those Stoner times are looking more and more like bogus smoke and mirrors.
I couldn't believe Suppo even left the door open for a higher spec motor. Very un-Honda-like.

The non-English Euro press is making Hayden's criticisms much stronger than the English versions.
__________________
+0
mdubya is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #794
DougZ73
Fading off.........
 
DougZ73's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 6,668
Quote:
Originally Posted by wiseblood View Post
Riiiiiight.

Anyone who found the other part "funny" should have the guts to own it. If you're a 1970's throwback gay-basher, at least don't be a chickenshit about it. Because, then you're the REAL "faggot."
Actually, I did not know who was being called a faggot..until the 7 other posts started mentioning Rossi. I did not care about that part, nor who is or is not a fag...doesn't affect me, so I don't care either way.

As I stated before, the funny part is Cal bitching about the Ducati. Look back as much of MY GP thread posting, and you'l see I am a Nicky fan, and have detest for Ducati, and how they have always treated Nicky as a number 2, the entire time he has been there. Take the time to research what I am saying...you'll see my opinion on things.

So no chicken shit here, no gay bashing, and no back pedaling. If you don't believe me, I really don't give an F..again...doesn't affect me either way.
__________________
Skyline Drive 11/2010 , Catskills 2010 trip, Catskills 2011 , Southern TNJT, 2011
DougZ's MTB thread , DZ Moto Photo Bloggin' , (my) Learning photography thread, DougZ vids
- Ryder Joseph Z. , Born 11/26/12-- the next Adventure: Grayson Hunter Z., born 5/3/14
DougZ73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 10:01 AM   #795
sailor22
Jay Pegg pusher
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Location: Steamy Florida Swamps
Oddometer: 368
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdubya View Post
I couldn't believe Suppo even left the door open for a higher spec motor. Very un-Honda-like.

The non-English Euro press is making Hayden's criticisms much stronger than the English versions.
Hasn't American Honda has ponied up a big portion of Nicky's salary thinking there would be some good promotional value in his riding a Honda. Would love to hear some of the phone calls from American Honda to Honda International.
sailor22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014