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    Thread: OT: MotoGP, Superbikes

    1. 10-26-2011 06:50 PM #176
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Scalpels at thirty paces.
      Ask 10 surgeons their opinion on any given medical question and you'll usually get 8 different answers....2 of them won't have been listening to the question at all.

    2. 10-26-2011 07:20 PM #177
      and you could probably read only 1 answer....

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      10-26-2011 07:51 PM #178
      Quote Originally Posted by plastic View Post
      Ask 10 surgeons their opinion on any given medical question and you'll usually get 8 different answers....2 of them won't have been listening to the question at all.
      That's fair enough, but what we really need to know is what surgeons say about APR v GIAC.

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      10-26-2011 07:53 PM #179
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      That's fair enough, but what we really need to know is what surgeons say about APR v GIAC.
      ...not to mention opinions on dyne results

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      10-26-2011 11:53 PM #180
      Quote Originally Posted by plastic View Post
      Ask 10 surgeons their opinion on any given medical question and you'll usually get 8 different answers....2 of them won't have been listening to the question at all.
      Did she? Or didn't she?

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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      10-27-2011 12:42 AM #181
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post
      Did she? Or didn't she?


      She did.....

      She accidentally her whole face.

    7. 10-27-2011 01:26 AM #182
      Quote Originally Posted by SammyVR6 View Post
      She did.....

      She accidentally her whole face.
      Found another photo of her


    8. 10-27-2011 02:21 AM #183
      The tougher choice... Stay ugly, grin and bare it or... she could be grinning, I'm not sure.





      Also PS Plastic, I love you.

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      10-27-2011 02:53 AM #184
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      I had heard this happenned, but didn't think it was true.

      Great for his unstable cervical #.

      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      And running with a spine board is unforgiveable.
      ...and people wonder why I so passionately hate Malaysia. Every time I go there I witness this kind of brain dead incompetence. It really makes me mad.

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      10-27-2011 06:28 AM #185
      Quote Originally Posted by IML337 View Post
      ...and people wonder why I so passionately hate Malaysia. Every time I go there I witness this kind of brain dead incompetence. It really makes me mad.
      I love you tim.

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      10-27-2011 10:35 PM #186


      I'm pretty sure I saw the woman on the right in the testimonials section of Plastic's webpage. She loves your work Mark.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Can you give me a heads up when that hits the market.

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      10-28-2011 01:39 AM #187
      As a princess and a swedish chick, she failed miserably.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    13. 10-28-2011 03:32 AM #188
      Our Japanese office managed to swing a sponsorship deal with Aprilia's SuperBike Team.
      We're looking to bring some Aprilia-branded cases down early next year.


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    15. 10-28-2011 07:13 AM #190
      Quote Originally Posted by mdt View Post


      I'm pretty sure I saw the woman on the right in the testimonials section of Plastic's webpage. She loves your work Mark.
      Strewth. She'd have to sneak up on a glass of water just to get a drink out of it.

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      10-28-2011 09:06 AM #191
      Quote Originally Posted by plastic View Post
      Strewth. She'd have to sneak up on a glass of water just to get a drink out of it.
      I've seen better heads at a urinal!

    17. 10-28-2011 11:20 PM #192
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      I've seen better heads at a urinal!
      Looks like she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

    18. 10-29-2011 07:32 AM #193
      I think you lot are being rather rude about Camilla.
      iPad Certified.

    19. 10-29-2011 05:40 PM #194
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      I've seen better heads at a urinal!
      LMAO!!

    20. 10-31-2011 08:38 PM #195
      Oddly on topic for myself -

      "Next Sunday during the Valencia GP, instead of there being a minute's silence to honour Marco, I would prefer that there was a minute of total chaos with all the engines of the bikes of MotoGP, Moto2 and 125 all on and roaring together," Gazzetto dello Sport quotes Paolo Simoncelli as saying during an interview on television programme Domenica Cinque.

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      11-06-2011 03:59 AM #196
      Here is to a safe Valencia.

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      11-09-2011 04:08 PM #197
      Top finale brings MotoGP out of the shadows

      The MotoGP finale looked like being a solemn affair, but became a glorious tribute to Marco Simoncelli's life, and an epic send-off for the unloved 800cc bikes, as Toby Moody explains

      The final round of MotoGP 2011 had been dreaded by most in the paddock. And, arriving at a racetrack in the dark and leaving in the dark made it somehow fundamentally wrong. This is a summer sport.

      The championship had been decided long ago, indeed in the first couple of races - try as Jorge Lorenzo might to knock Casey Stoner off the top of the standings - but moreover there was the memory of Marco Simoncelli still raw in people's minds. The loss of the fuzzy-haired Italian had hit the paddock hard. This is a collection of individuals who devote their summers and most of their winters to either assisting in, reporting on or promoting bikes going fast.
      It's a cheesy line, but we're a closely-knit community.

      I was very upset after Marco's accident. I knew him and had shared possibly the best line of the year with him on stage at Indianapolis during a public Q & A seesion last August.
      A random question from a lady in the audience asked "What shampoo do you use?"
      He didn't understand so I had to explain it to him again, only for him to soon twig what was going on: "Heyyyy, eye dunno; my Mama buy it for me."
      Cue proper belly laughter that Friday evening at Indy.

      In the maelstrom of thoughts after his death, that was the one thing I'd forgotten about when writing my memories of Marco on the evening of his terrible accident. So I desperately asked around the photographers in the paddock whom I knew were there to see if anyone had captured it. The result was a simple picture in among the gigabytes of Jules Cisek: Marco's mirrored glasses and some guy in a white shirt being reflected in them.
      Lump in throat time again, but what was wrong with me? I've had to deal with people getting killed before and I'll unfortunately have to deal with it again. So I sought a solution in totally forgetting about motorsport until it was time to prep for Valencia.
      To MotoGP's great credit, the final race turned out not to be a melancholy weekend, but more of a celebration of what was good about Simoncelli.
      Come Friday Valentino Rossi was laughing about a great memory he held of Marco from Le Mans this year when the entire MotoGP field seemed to be slagging the guy off for his wild riding.
      "In the riders' safety commission there was again a lot of talking about Marco and his riding," Rossi recalled. "But late just before we went to sleep that night we saw each other on scooters in the paddock. I said, 'Marco, with all this stuff going on, you must take it carefully tomorrow and stay out of trouble.' Then the next day he and Pedrosa hit each other!"
      Rossi was laughing all the way through his story, and cued much laughter from the assembled throng too.
      Many people had T-Shirts or badges or stickers but a far more private tribute was in the commentary box of northern Italian radio station Radiotelevisione Svizzera Italiana (RSI). The box was covered in Simoncelli pictures, and even flowers, by commentator Alessandro Tamburini.
      "He used to come into the box and help me during the commentary of some MotoGP races when he was in 250," said Tamburini. "He was a super nice guy, but he's here with us in the box for this last time. Next race I'll cover the place with pictures of girls. Far better, eh?" Again, we laughed.
      Come Sunday it was the usual routine of warm-up and races except for the tribute lap with every single bike in the pitlane to celebrate Simoncelli. Kevin Schwantz led the parade on Marco's Gresini Honda #58, but again Rossi smiled as he donned a #58 T-Shirt and held high a #58 flag and set off on his Ducati. He had a cheeky grin and it wasn't just for show. Valentino's more honest than that.
      The clip on TV at the end of the tribute lap and massive firework display put a lump in a few people's throats, least of all mine, but a few minutes later we were racing.
      Just like in South Africa in 2003, the race after Daijiro Kato's death, the team that had lost its rider had a victory - this time a maiden victory too with Michele Pirro dominating the Moto2 race. There was justice in that.
      The MotoGP race saw a big crash at the first corner as Andrea Dovizioso squeezed Alvaro Bautista into Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Randy de Puniet. Amazingly the worst injury was a fractured wrist for Hayden.
      Just as things were looking good for a cracking final race, four guys with more than a chance of the podium - for this was an afternoon in the rain where any one of them could have pounced - were out. Once I'd seen they were okay, I was really annoyed for the race prospects as Stoner just disappeared into the distance. It now wasn't a race, it was a rout.
      But then it rained a bit more and Stoner's 10s lead collapsed to nothing. Then Ben Spies passed him in to the lead with two and a half laps to go! Stoner hung it out on the last half a lap like he'd not had to do all season. This was risk-taking at its best, and it worked. The Aussie threaded the RC212V for the last time out of the final corner over an extra grippy strip of tarmac. There seemed no way a bike could close down on Spies from that far back, but the Honda Motor Company's special product somehow managed it. Stoner won by half a wheel, or 0.015s.
      It was, ironically, the closest 800cc finish after five years of the formula and it sets up the return to the properly-sized 1000cc engined bikes for next year and beyond. As one very senior paddock figure who has influence at a high level said at the weekend, "These stupid 800s were rules pushed in by Honda after Kato's accident. They were wrong and with hindsight a mistake. Good riddance to the things."
      The 1000s are testing for 2012 as I write this, and everyone has a spring in their step thinking about next year's new dawn of the madness that is prototype motorcycle racing.
      MotoGP is back on track, emerging from under the pall that was cast over the paddock just days ago. There are an awful lot of people looking forward to going racing again on April 15 2012.
      Amen to that.

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      04-05-2012 08:21 AM #198
      2012 Season gets under way this weekend with round one from Qatar (Cutter for our Seppo friends)

      Weekends schedule available on MotoGP.com


      I'm trying out the MotoGP video pass this weekend to see how it compares to the BBC coverage, shame that Bernie doesn't offer something similar as so far it is brilliant.

      First practice session Moto3 starts in a couple of hours.

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      04-05-2012 08:54 AM #199
      If testing is anything to go by, it's gonna be Stoner's year again. Can't wait!
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    25. 04-10-2012 07:02 PM #200
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      If testing is anything to go by, it's gonna be Stoner's year again. Can't wait!
      Or maybe not

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      05-02-2012 11:34 AM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by gstatts View Post
      Or maybe not
      Or maybe

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      05-02-2012 08:38 PM #202
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post
      Or maybe
      and don't you worry guys, it's going to be stoner's year again, although it looks like it will be close.
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      05-02-2012 11:39 PM #203
      i'll be pulling for Hayden. impressive start last week minus torching his tires early :/

      he was weaving in and out like he was a man among boys and then just faded :-/

      Hopefully we see the same this week minus the tire issue.

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      05-06-2012 05:07 PM #204
      speaking of stoner again....

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      05-06-2012 09:30 PM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by Righteous Bucks View Post
      speaking of stoner again....
      Given his physical issues, it's pretty impressive. But like I said pre-season, expect Stoner domination again!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
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      05-07-2012 12:38 AM #206
      Nice last lap in the support race...

      http://www.foxsports.com.au/motor-sp...=1225914714877


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      05-17-2012 06:19 PM #208
      I'm waiting for the full story...
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      I am planning to keep this for awhile. I am deadly serious too.


    33. 05-17-2012 08:39 PM #210
      After so many years of doing this sport which I love, and which myself and my family made so many sacrifices for, after so many years of trying to get to where we have gotten to at this point, this sport has changed a lot and it has changed to the point where I am not enjoying it. I don't have the passion for it and so at this time it's better if I retire now.

      There are a lot of things that have disappointed me, and also a lot of things I have loved about this sport, but unfortunately the balance has gone in the wrong direction. And so, basically, we won't be continuing any more.

      It would be nice if I could say I would stay one more year, but then where does it stop? So we decided to finish everything as we are now.


      Wow well thats strange.

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