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The Duke turns 92. What a Legend.
« on: March 29, 2015, 01:38:10 pm »
Six time 500cc World Champion and six time winner of the Isle of Man TT, Geoff Duke turns 92 today. The man is a true legend and also the inventor of the one piece leather suit.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MBZTuQ3ZOfQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MBZTuQ3ZOfQ</a>
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 06:52:22 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 07:21:58 pm »
Sorry, fixed.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 08:33:29 pm »
Thank you, yes a true legend.
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 10:09:06 pm »
Best photo of the whole video the little blond boy staring up at Duke while signing autographs. :thumleft:
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2015, 10:24:21 pm »
What a legend.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2015, 10:33:30 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2015, 10:26:30 am »
That vid brings home exactly why I used to be passionate about road racing in the past, but just can't feel any interest about it nowadays, except maybe for real road racing A La Isle of Man etc.
I know things have to change and progress, probably but not always for good reasons, and I acknowledge the awesome skills of today's riders, but my enthusiasm for the sport is killed largely by the ever increasing homogenization of the rules.
I find it far more pleasing to watch Duke's beautiful riding style, with no knee dragging and arse shifting, no matter how necessary it may be these days to keep a 250 horsepower bike in check.
I preferred it when teams were free to use any make of tyre, any engine configuration with any number of cylinders and gear ratios.
Riders could, and did enter Grand Prix as private individuals, and works teams could consist of one, or even eight riders. Moto Guzzi for example were known to enter riders on singles, Vtwins, fours, and V8's in the same race! Meanwhile they could be competing against 3 cylinder two stroke DKW's, BMW boxers, or British singles, out powered, but winners often, because of their superior chassis.

Okay, now I've given vent to my nostalgic ramblings, let progress continue..............I suppose.
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Re: The Duke turns 92. What a Legend.
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2015, 08:07:47 pm »
That vid brings home exactly why I used to be passionate about road racing in the past, but just can't feel any interest about it nowadays, except maybe for real road racing A La Isle of Man etc.
I know things have to change and progress, probably but not always for good reasons, and I acknowledge the awesome skills of today's riders, but my enthusiasm for the sport is killed largely by the ever increasing homogenization of the rules.
I find it far more pleasing to watch Duke's beautiful riding style, with no knee dragging and arse shifting, no matter how necessary it may be these days to keep a 250 horsepower bike in check.
I preferred it when teams were free to use any make of tyre, any engine configuration with any number of cylinders and gear ratios.
Riders could, and did enter Grand Prix as private individuals, and works teams could consist of one, or even eight riders. Moto Guzzi for example were known to enter riders on singles, Vtwins, fours, and V8's in the same race! Meanwhile they could be competing against 3 cylinder two stroke DKW's, BMW boxers, or British singles, out powered, but winners often, because of their superior chassis.

Okay, now I've given vent to my nostalgic ramblings, let progress continue..............I suppose.

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