Middle age bites. So many of "THE NAMES" from that certain era are passing from the scene now.
Ditto my condolences to all those fans up in the BIG house.
Reminds me of my pre teen and early teen football fan years - when SEC linemen were quick, mobile and small. Then we'd play Big Ten schools. All their linemen were 12' tall, weighed 450 lbs and could run like deer. We usually got whupped.
Ouch! The pit lane crash at Daytona still looks gruesome. That was Doug Chandler wasn't it? One They missed was Steve Rapp's crash on a Ducati at the start of an AMA superbike race. Clipped someone with his brake lever. Cartwheeled down the track, Knocked the forks off the bike, got up and made the restart on the backup bike. Brave or crazy, either way he impressed me.
I'm sorry. I had to stop about halfway through. That was just too much.
Thankfully my closest exposure to anything like this was back in '93 at the Salzburgring, where one of the 125 riders had to be wheeled off in an ambulance while I was busy metabolizing beer and getting a sunburn.
If I remember right, that was also the race before Wayne Rainey's crash in Italy.
Like I said, too much. Best face forward and rubber side down, please.
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