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    #61
    Mugello Moto3 race was completely insane. I don't usually follow Moto3, but watched this one live on TV, and so glad I did.
    - Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK!

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      #62
      Sad news today, Luis Salom died today following a crash in free practice at Barcelona

      I have not seen a lot of information, but it seems it's a single rider incident.
      - Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK!

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        #63
        2017 season about to start, I created a pool on this site:

        http://sportsdeck.com/au/motogp/drea...ue_code=633023

        It's a private league I shared on 2 other forums. You need a full team (4 riders, 4 bikes) to score any points. Any team with zero points after 2 rounds will be kicked-out.
        - Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK!

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          #64
          starting 2019, MotoGP will pitch the GP guys vs the Moto2 guys on electric machinery!
          https://www.morebikes.co.uk/36338/mo...eams-vs-moto2/

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            #65
            who wants to take on a bet that rossi doesn't finish the year?
            if vinales keeps outperforming him during the year as he did during testing, i don't see him continuing for much longer...
            Last edited by bone; March 24th, 2017, 3:37 PM.

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              #66
              Nick Hayden is hit by a car while training on his bicycle and is in critical condition

              http://www.beinsports.com/us/worldsb...er-bein/542730

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                #67
                Originally posted by bone View Post
                who wants to take on a bet that rossi doesn't finish the year?
                if vinales keeps outperforming him during the year as he did during testing, i don't see him continuing for much longer...
                In spite of the last race, I'll take that bet. The old dog is still very much in it.


                Originally posted by bone View Post
                Nick Hayden is hit by a car while training on his bicycle and is in critical condition

                http://www.beinsports.com/us/worldsb...er-bein/542730
                He didn't make it.

                http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/22/mo...cycling-italy/
                Cameron + Karen (Camry LEs)
                Bethany (SV650S)
                Giggles (Miata)
                Blueberry (Mazderp3)
                Darcy (Ninja 500R)
                Ekatarina (BRZ)

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                  #68
                  http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/881...nduro-accident

                  Rossi suffered a broken leg in an enduro accident..

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                    #69
                    Dovi! Dovi! Dovi!

                    What a finish! That was awesome!
                    First time I've been yelling at my TV for motor GP

                    And glad to see Iannone back up there....

                    But remember the beginning of the season? When it looked vinales would run away with the championship? Seems like a long time ago...
                    Last edited by bone; October 15th, 2017, 8:55 AM.

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                      #70
                      After being away from MotoGP, i'm back watching it again! And it's awesome!

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                        #71
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                        Front tire rubbing on Rossi.


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                        "I'm sure Burger King is doing great in Germany, but they're not exactly stopping making schnitzels."

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                          #72
                          I started a MotoGP pool again this year:

                          https://sportsdeck.com/au/motogp/dre...ue&code=404020

                          Any team with 0 points after 2 rounds will be eliminated.

                          No new team accepted once the season is started.
                          - Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK!

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                            #73
                            https://motomatters.com/news/2018/06...sol_honda.html

                            i didn't see that one coming

                            i think management had a brainstorm session "how can we make marc the most popular figure of the team?"
                            ditch the popular one, and hire someone even more unpopular!

                            but doesn't lorenzo need a very stable, planted, consistent bike to win?
                            the honda is anything but...
                            Last edited by bone; June 6th, 2018, 12:05 PM.

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                              #74
                              It'll definitely be an interesting adventure for all involved, but I don't think it's a surefire failure.

                              For one, the Ducati is also anything but stable, planted, or consistent, and he just handily obliterated the whole field, including his far-more-experienced-and-successful-on-the-same-bike teammate. Crutchlow has been taught for much of his career to ride like Lorenzo, and he's also been decently successful on the Honda.

                              It's possible the finesse Lorenzo has, which may very well be second to none, will help him tame the Honda. After all, Pedrosa is no more predisposed to do well on it, and overall he certainly has.

                              I also think that a confident Lorenzo is a force to be reckoned with, regardless of the bike he's riding. When he's down, he's nowhere to be found, but when he's up, watch out for the holeshot. Never underestimate a card-carrying alien.

                              And yes, part of my optimism is hope. I don't necessarily like him, but i love great competition in the sport, and any challenger to Marquez is a welcome thing at this point.

                              After all, who are other title contenders for 2019? Rossi and ViƱales, maybe Dovizioso again, and that's probably it. Zarco is great, but the KTM will probably need a few more years to really be up there. Suzuki has talent joining, but neither the riders nor the bike are of that caliber (yet). Petrucci is a nice guy, but I don't see him contending for the title. Same for Pol Espargaro. Aprilia is only nominally closer to running at the front than I am. Satellites are too second-fiddle generally, and independent teams are filler. (If Pedrosa somehow lands on a factory-supported satellite Yamaha, I expect him to do well, but probably not that well.)

                              With Lorenzo on a competitive bike that makes for five realistic title contenders on three different bikes. Importantly, he'll have access to the bike that's effectively dominated for years now.
                              Cameron + Karen (Camry LEs)
                              Bethany (SV650S)
                              Giggles (Miata)
                              Blueberry (Mazderp3)
                              Darcy (Ninja 500R)
                              Ekatarina (BRZ)

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