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Offline LowRyter

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #180 on: July 07, 2018, 09:11:38 PM »
None.  Sadly, the current superbike series probably is at just about the same talent-level as the WERA series from twenty years back.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #181 on: July 07, 2018, 09:17:56 PM »
I missed the Singles Main... :sad: Shayna do ok?

 No , she finished 14th .

 
I'm thinking of a step up.  You gotta start somewhere to get on the world level.

 Mees is 32 , has a factory ride , where exactly do you suggest he go ?  :laugh: Something tells me he won't fit on a Moto3 bike  :shocked:

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #182 on: July 08, 2018, 08:52:11 AM »
racing on pavement a step up??? I don't think so.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #183 on: July 08, 2018, 09:03:14 AM »
$ <  $$$
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #183 on: July 08, 2018, 09:03:14 AM »

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #184 on: July 08, 2018, 09:13:03 AM »
Ooooo the money 💰 part. I thought you were referring to the excitement and spectator enjoyment part.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #185 on: July 08, 2018, 09:15:55 AM »
$ <  $$$

 No team in American roadracing can match the salary Polaris pays Mees . Once again , he is 32 years old , so he goes to some American team and pavement races for less money than he makes now , and probably doesn't win anything , stays for say 2 years , then is 34 , who signs a 34 year old racer to a big contract ? He is a very good dirt tracker , that does NOT mean success on pavement , remember the French MX champion who tried that ?

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #186 on: July 08, 2018, 10:22:51 AM »
If they think you're good enough, they will come looking for you...can't say if Mr. Mees has ever been offered a roadracing ride, but maybe he's perfectly content where he is?

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #187 on: July 08, 2018, 10:29:04 AM »
guys, you might put a wet towel on your heads and putout the flames.   :violent1:

I was thinking, speculating, wondering aloud, that Mees might be the best American racer and it would be cool to see him have a chance on pavement for a bigtime opportunity. 

But I should've known that any pontification here regarding motorcycle racing might cause folks to grab the xanax to get over a severe case of the vapors.

I do declare dawlin'......    :lipsrsealed:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #188 on: July 08, 2018, 11:01:01 AM »
Brings to mind our local guy, Danny Eslick. He'll race anything on two wheels, at a very competitive level. But it's very hard to go to different types of racing and immediately excel. It takes an enormous amount of time and hard work to dial in a top level program.

Had Mees focused on road racing early, no telling how high he could have gone, because he obviously has a special gift for the flat track racing he has focused on.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #189 on: July 08, 2018, 11:36:31 AM »
guys, you might put a wet towel on your heads and putout the flames.   :violent1:

I was thinking, speculating, wondering aloud, that Mees might be the best American racer and it would be cool to see him have a chance on pavement for a bigtime opportunity. 

But I should've known that any pontification here regarding motorcycle racing might cause folks to grab the xanax to get over a severe case of the vapors.

I do declare dawlin'......    :lipsrsealed:

Perhaps you are projecting 'vapors' and 'flames' over what is just quiet disappointment at some muddy footprints tracked over what was a nice, clean FLAT TRACK thread, hmm? 

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #190 on: July 08, 2018, 11:46:58 AM »
 Heck , I might be offered the lead in the next Cohen Brothers movie also .

 Dusty

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #191 on: July 08, 2018, 12:33:49 PM »
Or get some tickets to a Beatles concert  :grin:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #192 on: July 08, 2018, 12:58:28 PM »
Heck , I might be offered the lead in the next Cohen Brothers movie also .

 Dusty

I think you should.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #193 on: July 08, 2018, 12:59:58 PM »
Perhaps you are projecting 'vapors' and 'flames' over what is just quiet disappointment at some muddy footprints tracked over what was a nice, clean FLAT TRACK thread, hmm?

you might be right.  Mees probably not that good.   
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #194 on: July 08, 2018, 02:37:55 PM »
Remember the Great Michael Jordan Baseball Experiment? Some skills may not transfer...YMMV

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #195 on: August 11, 2018, 04:23:42 PM »
Everyone gone to a rally, no one mentioned the Stugis TT and 1/2 mile. Re-runs are up for TT.

I know a few from IL that are going to Peoria.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #196 on: August 11, 2018, 04:48:22 PM »
Buffalo Chip TT on tonight on NBC Sports channel.  Moto America now on Bein.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #197 on: August 11, 2018, 07:55:53 PM »
Buffalo Chip TT on tonight on NBC Sports channel.  Moto America now on Bein.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #198 on: August 12, 2018, 08:43:36 AM »
:thumb:

Wow.   I'd love to see Mees have a shot on pavement.   :evil:
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #199 on: August 12, 2018, 09:03:54 AM »
Well, I turned it on last night and my wife say's "NO bikes on her TV". Got to get along.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #200 on: August 12, 2018, 09:44:46 AM »
The TT race was entertaining I guess but I kept thinking a big twin would be too hard to ride on that track and why is that called flat track?

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #201 on: August 12, 2018, 09:54:51 AM »
The TT race was entertaining I guess but I kept thinking a big twin would be too hard to ride on that track and why is that called flat track?
TT tracks are part if the AFT series.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #202 on: August 12, 2018, 10:46:01 AM »
The TT race was entertaining I guess but I kept thinking a big twin would be too hard to ride on that track and why is that called flat track?

that's why it ain't easy.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #203 on: August 12, 2018, 12:07:57 PM »
that's why it ain't easy.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #204 on: August 12, 2018, 01:35:54 PM »
Good answers and if other fans like and  it raises revenue for the teams and track owners to be able to continue running the events I like then that's great.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #205 on: August 12, 2018, 02:24:43 PM »
Starting to get pumped about the ride to Sagamon County, Ill.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #206 on: August 12, 2018, 05:01:17 PM »
Starting to get pumped about the ride to Sagamon County, Ill.



I wonder if I can get Fans Choice in Amsterdam? 
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #207 on: August 12, 2018, 05:36:43 PM »
I wonder if I can get Fans Choice in Amsterdam?

I'd say so....if you can get that interneck thing.
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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #208 on: August 12, 2018, 05:54:31 PM »
Starting to get pumped about the ride to Sagamon County, Ill.

Stevie Bonsey has had really bad luck this season, but he should be healthy for Springfield on the Ducati 821.  Just on principle, I'd hate to see 1 - 18 all riding Indian.

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Re: 2018 AFT Flat Track thread
« Reply #209 on: August 12, 2018, 06:16:19 PM »
Less than a week until the Peoria TT.  :thumb: 18 August

We get to see if Henry Wiles can keep the streak going.

Personally I'm not a fan of the "new improved" jump. I suppose they had to come up with something for the twins as they are not allowed to run singles in the top class there anymore. Who, in their right mind, wants to launch 130 feet on one of those anyway? Then keep doing it 24 more times.

And, Guzzistajohn, nice picture of Nicky Hayden on the XR. One of my favorites.


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