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Go Nicky!!!

I loved how the announcer said loud and clear that Colin Edwards had won the Assen MotoGP just as we were watching Edwards crash and Hayden go on to win. SHould be a lesson to him to never ever call a race until it is OVER!!

GO Nicky!!!!!

Hey, and wasn't Rossi crazy!! Riding with a broken bone in his hand!!
 

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Re: Wild finish at Assen!

Awesome race...

But where were the Buells? I thought we only cared about races with Buells here at MO? :p

Hopefully Colin will get his win this year.

With all these Americans it is tough to pick someone to root for. I'd love to see Hopkins make it to the podium too.
 

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I think there's a lesson there for all of us. never gas it up in the grass. Also, if only CE had not been wearing a helmet, he would've heard Nick was NOT right behind him like he thought. Dammit, so close...

O it is high time for a Nick Hayden mechanical dnf... electrical problem perhaps?
 

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Ok, Vale was hurt. Ok, Ducati's squad was hurt. Fact- Nicky won. So all of you Nicky haters can P!SS OFF- wankers
 

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I like Nick but he has never had to dig deep, ride hurt, that type of thing. A little too golden boy so far. I need to see some cojones before i can get on board. Y I was in Doohan's trailer at USGP when he pulled off plastic glove under leather glove to reveal BONE MARROW for gods sake... AIIIIEEEEEE!! I don't think Nick has ever had a pimple. I tell you guys about my hemorrhoids yet?
 

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Kudos to Colin for going ball's-out to win the thing. And a big "how the hell did you do that?!" to Nicky for plowing through 20 feet of gravel at - what, 60, 70 mph? - and keeping it upright. You could hear his voice shaking in the post-race press conference - think he got the sh** scared out of him?
 

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Don't be a haytah.
 

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What do you think of Nick going over to MotoGP and now leading the championship-- doesn't that demonstrate some toughness? Learning the tracks, the bikes, the competitors?

Or has it been too easy for him so far (best team, best bike, etc.) to demonstrate whether he has what it's going to take to go the distance at the world championship level?
 

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Re: No way, he's used to that!

That's fair, so far as it goes. But I'll bet he didn't know squat about racing an RC211V (with how much horsepower?!) through the dirt. Not before now anyway.
 

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Yes, kudos to Nicky, looks like he's in the catbird seat for his first championship if he stays consistent. He's a nice guy and comes up with a good quote now and again, like after his practice crash at Daytona.



But MAN was I ever pulling for the Tornado to finally get *his* win! I'd seen the headlines, so I knew he hadn't been hurt bad, but that was a nasty-looking getoff. I cheered when I saw CE up, on the bike, and getting a push for his eventual 13th.

 

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I'm with you. I have been pulling for Nicky to win all year, but when I saw his victory was a result of Edwards' mistake I was bummed. Nice photos on superbikeplanet.com of Colin coming off the bike.

You would think Colin's been around long enough to know better, but the pressure affects veterans too.

I'm going for Colin at Donington.
 

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I figure ANYBODY that rides at that level has HUGE cojones. I was just upset about Edwards. It was very exciting. But I was pulling for Edwards. What was it, the last 200 hundred feet?

Some of you mentioned a broken hand. Wasn't his shifting foot busted up also?
 

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Re: Wild finish at Assen!

ya we are too busy with the world cup to concentrate on moto gp...even rossi was probably thinking that italy beat america last week i better let them win something...!
 

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"even rossi was probably thinking that italy beat america last week i better let them win something...!"

Er, it was a 1-1 draw, dude.

The Italian media and soccer fans were apoplectic. In a bad way.
 
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