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It is inspiring to see a bike with that much power riden with such precision. Regardless of our individual skill levels, there is always something new to be learned about riding (it is the reason that I ride).
 

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A smokin' power slide - under control!

Y'gotta love it! Outstanding skill at the very edge... now that is entertaining. I undestand this may well be tame for him. Imagine a sixteen bike field - and riders of comparable ability and elan... 'Think the fans might pack the stands for an afternoon of wildmen ('scuze me.. wild persons..) at their best (or worst..?) and most enthusiastic? Where is a deep pocketed promoter when we really need one..?
 

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A smokin' power slide - under control!

Y'gotta love it! Outstanding skill at the very edge... now that is entertaining. I understand this may well be tame for him. Imagine a sixteen bike field - and riders of comparable ability and elan... 'Think the fans might pack the stands for an afternoon of wildmen ('scuze me.. wild persons..) at their best (or worst..?) and most enthusiastic? Where is a deep pocketed promoter when we really need one..?
 

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Yeah, I know when McCoy first came to prominence, there were a lot of people making comments about how his style was too hard on tires, and how it wasn't the fastest way around the race track, etc.



Mick Doohan shut them all up in a heartbeat though. I don't remember the exact quote, but his basic point was that all those people didn't know what in the hell they were talking about; that if you wanted to circulate as fast as possible and conserve your tires, you *had* to slide them, at least some of the time.



There's no question that McCoy is a force when the tires "go off". Oddly, I don't recall him being great in the rain, at least not like Kenny Roberts and Alex Barros.
 
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