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Old 12-18-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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When Rainey and Schwantz ruled the World



check out the last lap

This was always meant to be a team event, USA V the rest of the world pretty much.

8 bikes on the front row
Rainey on a Honda,
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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Good find!
They don't race like that anymore. Mostly now they seem to be so much more calculating and less out.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:46 AM   #4
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Great find. Thank you!
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amazing race, thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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Back when men were giants.
I was there in person, up on the inside of the Hairpin (Druids), what Rainey and Shwantz did that weekend truely made them the first of the so called "aliens", totally different league
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:13 AM   #8
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Is it just me or do you see much more course correction mid turn in those old races? Maybe that has more to do with the suspension technology of the time?

Just curious.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #9
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man those guys dominated in a nasty way.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #10
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All rider imput. SKILLS.

The computer age has taken away from the rider imput and set up. Don't get me wrong here. It does take skliis today as well, but the traction control and motor programable systems seep into the equation. Suspension? YES along with tire technology.

Of course the 500's were beasts as well.
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awesome video. two OG's in the game.
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tires and suspension, no electronics to keep the bike under control, certainly didn't slow them down. My question is, how the did they manage to tuck those monster out of the wind?
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Ahhh the memories....

Back then I wished my VFR had 1/4 of the trick bits of Rainey's... or Spencer's... or Lundsford's...
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I use to have that Trans-Atlantic match race series on video tape... just about every race of the series was like that too!
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:18 PM   #15
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Man those guys were awesome to watch back in the day!!

Oddly, I miss those old bikes. Just something about them... or maybe it's just the reminiscing and looking back on my youth. Cause quite frankly, those bikes were beasts to handle compared to the phenominal machines of today.

And the tires!... incredible what they have evolved to today.
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I think '83 was the most one sided imo,
USA fielded the dream team,
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I remember Stoner crying after the epic 08 Laguna battle with Rossi. He needs to watch this video and grow a set of bollox.......
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Man those guys were awesome to watch back in the day!!

Oddly, I miss those old bikes. Just something about them... or maybe it's just the reminiscing and looking back on my youth. Cause quite frankly, those bikes were beasts to handle compared to the phenominal machines of today.

And the tires!... incredible what they have evolved to today.
that is no joke, our tires were triangulars (no joke)
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