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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Favourite riders, GP/SBK?

What are youre favourite riders from now and the past 15-20 years?

My top 10:

1: Max Biaggi
2: Kevin Schwantz
3: Troy Bayliss
4: Colin Edwards
5: Andrew Pitt
6: Chris Walker
7: Randy Mamola
8: Loris Capirossi
9: Jurgen Vd Goorbergh (Dutchman )
10: Valentino Rossi
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 10:16 AM
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1, Eddie Lawson
2,Valentino Rossi
3,Kenny Roberts
4,kevin Schwantz
5,Micheal Doohan
6,Barry Sheene
7,Colin Edwards
8,Wayne Rainey
9,Mike Hailwood
10,Joey Dunlop

ok so there not all GP and WSBK
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Doesn't matter, as long as they are youre favourite riders
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 10:24 AM
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Doesn't matter, as long as they are youre favourite riders
ooh lucky me then and yup they are
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Doesn't matter, as long as they are youre favourite riders
ooh lucky me then and yup they are
Hahaha, lol
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omg... we have a Biaggi fan here... : j/k...


My top 10:

1. The Doctor
2. Joey Dunlop
3. Noriyuki Haga
4. Mick Doohan
5. Yukio Kagayama
6. David Jefferies
7. Colin Edwards
8. Gary McCoy
9. Carl Fogarty
10. Shinya Nakano


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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 10:44 AM
 
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1. Kevin Schwantz
2. Eddie Lawson
3. Nicky Hayden
4. Bubba Shobert
5. Franky Chili
6. Nori Haga
7. Ben Bostrom
8. Miguel Duhamel
9. Vale Rossi
10. Wayne Rainy
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1. Wayne Rainey
2. Steady Eddie
3. Kevin Schwantz
4. Garry Mccoy (so much fun to watch)
5. John Hopkins
6. Vale Rossi
7. Miguel Duhammel
8. Ben Spies.
9. Randy Mamola
10. Maxine Biatchi (great rider, shitty personality)

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 04:45 PM
 
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1. rossi
2. hopkins
3. edwards
4. nakano
5. 6. toss up between biaggi and gibernau
7. nicky
8. kaylani lei
9. tera patrick preboob job
10. jenna jameson
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 07:30 PM
 
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in no particular order....

Dale Quarterly - Anybody else remember "Turtle Power!"
Kevin Schwantz - More entertaining than McCoy, and willing to always go 110%
Scott Russell - "Mr. Daytona", nuff said
Terry Vance - Strap yer ass to the MOTOR and GO!
Joey Dunlop - NO explination necessary I hope.
Jeremy McGrath - He won. versus real competition, unlike now.
Ricky Graham - If you don't know, you should. Grand National Champ '82, '84, '93
Wayne Rainey - He rode what they gave him, and it cost him.
Jay Sprinsteen - "springer", another Grand National GOD
Kenny Roberts - "The King", nuff said
Guy Cooper - Perrenial second place, but could freestyle before freestylers were born.

Ok so thats eleven....
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1. rossi

8. kaylani lei
9. tera patrick preboob job
10. jenna jameson

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1. Colin Edwards
2. Nicky Hayden
3. Vale
4."King" Kenny
5. John Hopkins
6. Shinya Nakano
7. AMA Hodgsen (not to be confused with Motogp Hodgsen)
8. Gary McCoy
9. Dani Padrosa
10. Dijiro Kato
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1. The Doctor....... (enough said)
2. Loris Capirossi .........( what's not to like?)
3. Kenny Roberts ........(The King)
4. Wayne Rainey .....(110%)
5. Gary McCoy .......(The Mouse)
6. Fred Merkel .......(Personal friend)
7. Freddy Spencer .....(smooth)
8. Max biaggi .....(Rossi's Bitch! ....... win or crash)
9. Kevin Schwantz ....( all around great guy)
10. Eddie Lawson .......(old skool pimp)
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The best ever IMO is Rossi. That being said these are my 10 favorite.
1- Eddie Lawson
2- Kevin Schwantz
3- Colin Edwards
4- Scott Russell
5- Valentino Rossi
6- Kenny Roberts
7- Wayne Rainey
8- Mick Doohan
9- Carl Fogarty
10- Gary McCoy
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omg... we have a Biaggi fan here... : j/k...



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:laugh :laugh
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Sorry for the late reply but i'm just back from my vacation.

Hahahaha Lol, it is a funny pic. but I will stay Biaggi fan : :

alltough I think that this year is his last with the repsol team, maybe next year with Ducati?
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i never watched the "old" races of the whole lawson, rainey, schwantz or even doohan so i'm going to be biased on my limited knowledge. i saw short clips every now and again, mostly crashes and rainey's infamous paralysis crash but never full races. btw, if anyone has those, i'd be extremely grateful if i could get a copy. i'll happily pay for shipping both ways. esp. if i can get a hold of some of the BSB or BSS races. hell, aussie SBK/SS races or even better, jpn. SBK or the 8hr suzuka! (am i still high??

colin edwards my current fav in the premiere class. no excuses, never blames the bike, good down to earth texan who loves racin' and loves the fans. some of those GP racers have some ego's (*cough* biyachii) and aren't even as good. edwards from laguna was only a couple points from melandri and ALWAYS finished the race. consistency and relatively quick, can't get better than that unless you're rossi who has both in spades.

in AMA, has to be jake zemke, another rider who loves just the sport of it, loves the fans, laid back. he's also from salinas (friend knew him from high school) so he's a local boy.

hodgeson another rider. great all around guy (this is all just from excerpts from various interviews mind you), loves to race and actually doing very well. we all assumed he'd get his ass handed to him but he was doing better than bostrom on tracks he's never been. musta been all that crazy BSB racing (cadwell park is a doozy) so he's ridden worse tracks. he must be good @ breaking down the tracks into seperate corners, melding them together for a decent package to run in the races on sunday. probably all top racers have that sort of "x-factor" though. there's a reason why they're the top and get paid the $$.

let's not forget vincent haskovec. he looked like he was having the most fun out of the entire paddock. i followed him since the 750 superstock days and he's always fun to watch. kinda reminds me of an SV guru i know though more energetic.

BSB....i dunno john reynolds? used to be kagayama before he moved the WSBK john reynolds still rides for the rizla/suzuki team right? old timer still can kick the butt o' da youngin's any day of the week. i'd like to ride that competitively even today let alone 20+ yrs from now. that'd be tight.

WSBK...i think i like chris walker the best. always looks like he's giving it 100% and that crazy crossed-up style always makes the bike squirm/wriggle around lookin' like he's in win it or bin it mode every corner of the entire race. took 4th in brno which is i think 1 of the highest positions kawi's had in a while (didn't hear of any podium finishes on the WSB front) and still not a "factory" team. imagine if kawi had the vested interest to take the WSB championship, walker's certainly 1 of the rider's capable. those that don't know he almost took either the 99 or 00 BSB championships from hodgeson till he had a mechanical on his SRAD 750....championship was that close, down to the last race and walker/hodgeson dicing it up the entire time, walker pulls a slight gap but engine blows. dejection could be seen passed his dark visor....

abe and haga, 2 old favs that never quite made it in the big leagues, except for short glimmers. abe was supposed to be the next (whatever was the last dominant jpn. GP champion) good thing for SBK is that they're getting last era's superstars competing and todays young guns all going for the championship on equal tires. vermulen, toseland battling against the likes of laconi, chili, abe, walker, corser. good stuff.

that's my list of "pro" racers

i like a ton of my fellow AFMer's so i don't really have an absolute favorite. i think berto wooldridge would probably be 1 of the faster guys (also started racing AMA this season and usually top5 or podium in our highly competitive 600 classes) if i had to pick. i don't know the other really fast guys too well. maybe in time when i catch up and get noticed that they have some new competition in their ranks ya right.... some of those fast guys have been racing almost longer than i've been in school 20yr+
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