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April 26th, 2016, 02:00 AM   #1
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I Ride: 2000 CBR929RR Fireblade
Well I never...

...thought I'd find a rational motorcycle race forum where not everyone drinks from the Yellow Kool-Aid bottle. Quite refreshing.

Personally, I love my bike racing, I am a lifelong Mick Doohan fan. Began following 500GP back in 1989. Here in Ireland coverage meant sketchy highlights from UK TV, and waiting for each month's Bike Magazine to read the racing reports of Michael Scott.

Once Mighty Mick was forced to retire in '99, I even became a Rossi fan. Attended my first live race in Jerez in 2001, but later that year drifted away from Rossi as something about his persona just didn't gel with me. The whole poncing around bit, especially after following a rider like Mick who'd eat your baby if it would win the race. To me Valentino seemed like a guy who'd eat your baby to win the race, but publicly deny any knowledge that said child had been consumed. I just didn't like that.

Became a Stoner supporter the day Mick said "You can't learn speed like that Stoner kid's got" after watching him race a Go Cart, that support developed into fan just for the beauty of his style. My heart as regards teams will always be HRC, for good & bad I just love the HRC desire to crush any and all opposition.

Try to fit in at least one GP per year since, Donington (multiple times), Laguna Seca for the 2005 return, Mugello 2007, Aragon 2012, Brno 2015 were some of my highlights, each for different reasons. Heading to Misano this year.

I used to hangout on the old Colin Edwards CERacing forums back in 2002/3/4, unless I'm mistaken I see some familiar names here, like Birdman et al.? Maybe they're just coincidences?

Have become a fan of Marquez for similar reasons to Stoner. As for all the BS between he and Rossi, for the good of the sport I have loved for many, many years I'd like to see that end. I have nothing against Valentino, although his 'fans' are extremely painful to deal with so likely won't post a lot, but read daily.

Anyhoo, this was a rambling introduction, so it's likely a blessing that I don't post much.
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April 26th, 2016, 02:03 AM   #2
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Welcome Fireblade, Hopefully you enjoy it here. Don't worry, Jumkie will always outramble anyone when it comes to post lengths, ain't that right Jums?

Northern/Southern Ireland?
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April 26th, 2016, 03:07 AM   #3
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April 26th, 2016, 03:48 AM   #4
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April 26th, 2016, 04:46 AM   #5
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Northern/Southern Ireland?
Thanks for the welcome folks.

I'm on the west coast of Southern Ireland.
Enjoying what I'm seeing so far. Heading over to the UK this weekend for Round 2 of British Superbikes so really looking forward to that. There is no scent on earth better than the smell of a racing paddock!! (Ok, there's one to rival it, before someone beats me to the punch)
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April 26th, 2016, 05:10 AM   #6
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I Ride: pillion with hubs on 1200 Bandit :) Do have a full bike licence though
welcome along!
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April 26th, 2016, 05:48 AM   #7
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If you don't like Rossi you'll fit right in! Welcome
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April 26th, 2016, 06:43 AM   #8
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If you don't like Rossi you'll fit right in! Welcome
I was actually beginning to warm to him, made some quite funny self deprecating quips early last season....then Thursday 22nd October 2015 happened
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