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Offline Dustbiter

Wayne Rainey rides again
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:42:52 pm »
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 02:26:09 pm »
He really seemed to enjoy that!! :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 04:20:40 pm »
The look in his eyes when he puts his helmet on.... Same of old!!! Goose bumps....
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 06:52:45 pm »
He really seemed to enjoy that!! :thumleft: :thumleft:

He really did!!  So nice to watch this old legend.
 

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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2019, 10:17:22 pm »
If you guys enjoyed that, you will love this.  A few weeks later,  Wayne rides again.  This time at Suzuka, with some old "mates" Lawson and Roberts.

 
« Last Edit: December 22, 2019, 10:18:49 pm by TheBear »
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2019, 07:43:25 am »
That hit me right in the feels, wow  :thumleft:
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2019, 08:03:53 am »
Monday morning happy tears and lumpy throat  :love7:
 

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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2019, 10:00:42 am »
Thanks for posting this, TheBear, I had not come across it before :thumleft:
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2019, 11:02:23 am »
It does warm the heart watch those guys.  It remind me of a time when riders where still hardebaard bikers as well. 

I remember watching a documentary on Barry Sheene and in it is a scene where he's in a huge argument with the scrutineers.  Apart from it being rather funny, what stands out is that he, a possible world champion at the time, had to take the bike to the scrutineers himself.  The scrutineers didn't come to his pits and did their scrutineering with a mechanic in attendance.  It was a very different world. 

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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2019, 01:09:44 pm »
It does warm the heart watch those guys.  It remind me of a time when riders where still hardebaard bikers as well. 

I remember watching a documentary on Barry Sheene and in it is a scene where he's in a huge argument with the scrutineers.  Apart from it being rather funny, what stands out is that he, a possible world champion at the time, had to take the bike to the scrutineers himself.  The scrutineers didn't come to his pits and did their scrutineering with a mechanic in attendance.  It was a very different world.
 

Concur..

I think it was him also that lit up a cigarette as soon as he took his helmet off!
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2019, 04:15:17 pm »
It does warm the heart watch those guys.  It remind me of a time when riders where still hardebaard bikers as well. 

I remember watching a documentary on Barry Sheene and in it is a scene where he's in a huge argument with the scrutineers.  Apart from it being rather funny, what stands out is that he, a possible world champion at the time, had to take the bike to the scrutineers himself.  The scrutineers didn't come to his pits and did their scrutineering with a mechanic in attendance.  It was a very different world.
 

Concur..

I think it was him also that lit up a cigarette as soon as he took his helmet off!

Yep.  He often did a victory lap with a cigarette in the mouth and the helmet on the tank.
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2019, 04:58:23 pm »
Lovely stuff - What an icon  :thumleft: His battles with particularly Schwantz were epic  ;)
 

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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2019, 09:36:51 pm »
It does warm the heart watch those guys.  It remind me of a time when riders where still hardebaard bikers as well. 

I remember watching a documentary on Barry Sheene and in it is a scene where he's in a huge argument with the scrutineers.  Apart from it being rather funny, what stands out is that he, a possible world champion at the time, had to take the bike to the scrutineers himself.  The scrutineers didn't come to his pits and did their scrutineering with a mechanic in attendance.  It was a very different world.
 

Concur..

I think it was him also that lit up a cigarette as soon as he took his helmet off!

Yep.  He often did a victory lap with a cigarette in the mouth and the helmet on the tank.

And then he drilled a hole in his helmet to smoke :
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Re: Wayne Rainey rides again
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2019, 09:46:32 am »
I can't remember who it was, one of the American invasion riders, possibly Kenny Roberts or Eddie Lawson tells how impressed he was when he became a Yamaha factory rider as Yamaha provided him with TWO full time mechanics. 
#33 #BRADICAL!