Friday, August 17, 2007

Think Before You Vote

Right now our poll is up, and it’s all about the AMA and what they should do about the displacement changes that are supposed to happen in 2009. Well before you vote, lets think real hard about this here. For the past 5 or 6 rounds, the fastest riders on the entire track have been Ryan Villopoto and Ben Townley. Both are 250F pilots if you weren’t already aware. This weekend I thought that trend would change, since RC was gonna be there. I mean he is the greatest racer to ever walk the face of the earth. But to my surprise, both RV and Townley ran faster laps than Ricky Carmichael. Holy shit! Think about that for a sec. 2 riders, on smaller, underpowered bikes, were able to run faster laps than the Ricky Carmichael. Now obviously there are a few factors here, like the absence of Bubba Stewart. Ricky was sort of on cruise control, while Villopoto and Townley were in 100% race mode. So do I think that Villopoto and Townley could beat Ricky in a race? No. No I don’t. But it is really amazing that week in and week out those 2 are the fastest riders on the racecourse, riding smaller machines. Just a little food for thought before you vote.

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