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Offline Chris

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Greatest save ever - Marquez really is superhuman
« on: September 22, 2014, 03:48:25 pm »
Wow.  Just...wow.  I just ran across this and it may be the most amazing bit of MotoGP video I've seen in years.


http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/19/repsol-honda-team-rider-marc-marquez-motogo-practice-session-save-at-brno/


The kid crashed and kept right on going!  It reminds me of Schwantz as a young unknown in the Trans-Atlantic Match Races in the mid 80's being tossed off the bike in a high side, never letting go of the bars and dragging himself back into the seat as the bike wobbled through the turn and rolling back on the gas.  After seeing that I knew we'd be hearing more from the young kid from Texas.

Some of these guys just operate in a different reality than the one most of us live in.  When I hit the ground I accept that I've crashed.  Not young Marc!
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Re: Greatest save ever - Marquez really is superhuman
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 07:33:35 am »
 :ditto

wow.......just wow

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Re: Greatest save ever - Marquez really is superhuman
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 12:45:43 pm »
I knew that some of you crazy sport bike riders dragged your knees, but elbows and shoulders? Now I remember why I ride a cruiser.
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Re: Greatest save ever - Marquez really is superhuman
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 12:16:02 am »
I knew that some of you crazy sport bike riders dragged your knees, but elbows and shoulders? Now I remember why I ride a cruiser.

Young Marc manages to get his elbow down pretty routinely but hips and shoulder are something new.  I love the shot of him pointing to the scuffed leathers.   Neat kid.

Did you notice that by photo 11 he was back on the gas and wheelying out of the turn?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2014, 12:19:39 am by Chris »
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