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Old 01-28-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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I have forgotten about that song. I want to go to KS school in Atlanta, hopefully before I'm 40.
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I have forgotten about that song. I want to go to KS school in Atlanta, hopefully before I'm 40.
FYI, that school is now held at Barber. No longer held at RA.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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FYI, that school is now held at Barber. No longer held at RA.
Thanks John, I did not know that. I just went to their webpage and there's the announcement.
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One of my friends went to his school in Atlanta about 3 years ago and he told me it was the best. I would like to go sometime this year or next
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:40 AM   #9
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Duh. Yes, we know. Welcome to 20 years ago.

No one did more with less than Kevin on the underpowered RGV. It was fun watching him lap the Red Bull KTMs as a mentor in that now defunct series, too; his lap times were usually in the top 5 of all the kids. He's no slouch on a bicycle, either.
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This thread makes me wonder what happened to the American riders. It has been long since there was a dominating American rider out there, I know Nicky won in 2006 but after that he hasnít been in the podium much.
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[QUOTE=MadMax143;1736693]Thanks Grinchy! Some of best ever races!

I wish I could find the full length Transatlantic Races.[/QUOTE]

if you do, please let me know, I'd like a copy

I remember one year the US team had:
Kenny Roberts Snr
Freddie Spencer
Randy Mamola
Eddie Lawson
Mike Baldwin
Wes Cooley
Dave Aldana (spellings may be wrong)

we had,
Wayne Gardner
Ron Haslam
Mick Grant
Roger Marshall
Mark Philips
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Fantastic racing although we got proper trounced
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This thread makes me wonder what happened to the American riders. It has been long since there was a dominating American rider out there, I know Nicky won in 2006 but after that he hasn’t been in the podium much.
Hmm.....

I guess you could go with Colin Edwards back in WSBK, Kenny Roberts jr back in the late 90's and early 00's in GP. They were pretty dominant.

A lot of it has to do with how much the sport has grown across the world in the past decade. More chances for great riders to emerge out of other countries. Plus......it doesn't help when you have guys (or Gods, perhaps? ) like Valentino Rossi on the grid. I would expect an American rider dominance of some sort to come back within a few years. The sport has really caught fire recently in the States.
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The Brits and the US have really fallen out of the talent pool lately, but I think it's cyclic. We'll see what happens over the next 5 years or so.
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The Brits and the US have really fallen out of the talent pool lately, but I think it's cyclic. We'll see what happens over the next 5 years or so.
i think it mainly has to do with the fact that europeans and the south americans have dedicated series for young riders. you gotta take into account most of the top euro riders have been racing competively since they were out of diapers. the US just doesn't have anything for younger riders to gain experience. gone are the days were kids can grow up in motoX and transfer over to road racing. the WSBK's and GP bikes are so technologically advanced the skills don't really transfer over any more, at least not like it used to.
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i think it mainly has to do with the fact that europeans and the south americans have dedicated series for young riders. you gotta take into account most of the top euro riders have been racing competively since they were out of diapers. the US just doesn't have anything for younger riders to gain experience. gone are the days were kids can grow up in motoX and transfer over to road racing. the WSBK's and GP bikes are so technologically advanced the skills don't really transfer over any more, at least not like it used to.
The South Americans?

Pardon my ignorance but besides Barros what toher pilots have achieve WSBK or GP seats?

Spaniards and Italians do fall in the category you mention above.
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The Brits and the US have really fallen out of the talent pool lately, but I think it's cyclic. We'll see what happens over the next 5 years or so.
We are looking for a good 2009 in WSBK
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True, true...

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I stand corrected

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