Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-16-06, 09:56 PM   #1
voltman
It is fantastic.
Thread Starter
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nicky Hayden



Good stuff. http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/20...d=nicky_hayden
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-06, 10:05 PM   #2
dolophonic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yo..

Cheers.i like moto gp but valle is way cooler than lil nicky...
Voltman bit of a gooner eh...? i was born and raised in Highbury, managed to get to a game last season,cant believe they have moved,the new stadium looks sweet....Just thought i would say yo to another gooner, season is coming fast.! yes.
dolophonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-06, 10:19 PM   #3
Chucklehead
Whateverthehell
 
Chucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: U.S.S.A.
Bikes: '06 Blue Competition RC5AL w/ritchey pro fork, spinergy stealth PBO, etc.
Posts: 7,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
miguel duhamel was/is sponsored by giant, and the bostrom bros. use CTS.
http://www.velonews.com/diaries/ride...es/7864.0.html


paul tracy and most of the brazillian champcar and crapwagon drivers are also hardcore cyclists.

i remember seeing an interview with cristiano da matta where he was showing off his marco pantani socks
__________________
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci
Chucklehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 06:57 AM   #4
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nick's leading the first practice time at Brno. Rossi is 2/10ths back Pedrossa almost 4/10ths off the best time. Considering Nicky's had to develop the factory bike while Danny has been able to use what ever bit's he chooses to use Nicky's done an excellent job this year. His consistency and levelheadedness will win him this years crown. Next if Yami gets it right Rossi's gonna kill them all!
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 07:11 AM   #5
apw55
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This spring, Bianchi and Ducati announced the joint development of a Ducati branded line of bicycles due out in late 2006. Troy Bayliss was on had for that.

Prior to this (2005), Loris Capirossi was presented a special issue Bianchi, painted red with Ducati labeling. I not quite clear whether Bianchi made a small quantity of these and sold them or if the Capirossi bike was a one-off custom.
apw55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 07:17 AM   #6
Grasschopper
He drop me
 
Grasschopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central PA
Bikes: '03 Marin Mill Valley, '06 Cannondale Rush, '02 Eddy Merckx Corsa 0.1, '07 Bottecchia Euro Sprint Tour Comp Elite Pro 1000
Posts: 11,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dog hair
Ok so is that jersey for sale some place?
__________________
The views expressed by this poster do not reflect the views of BikeForums.net.
Grasschopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 08:42 AM   #7
thomspins
Senior Member
 
thomspins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's awesome..

Minus the cannondale stuff.. I could wear that jersey on my bike rides..(both of 'em) Ducati and Trek..
thomspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 08:48 AM   #8
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thomspins
That's awesome..

Minus the cannondale stuff.. I could wear that jersey on my bike rides..(both of 'em) Ducati and Trek..
Nice! There's a 748 in my very near future!

BTW Rossi put down a 1.57.8s to lead the second practice. He's over 2s quicker than this mornings first free practice. Nicky couldn't better his 1.59s from this morning and is in tenth.
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 09:24 AM   #9
voltman
It is fantastic.
Thread Starter
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by apw55
This spring, Bianchi and Ducati announced the joint development of a Ducati branded line of bicycles due out in late 2006. Troy Bayliss was on had for that.

Prior to this (2005), Loris Capirossi was presented a special issue Bianchi, painted red with Ducati labeling. I not quite clear whether Bianchi made a small quantity of these and sold them or if the Capirossi bike was a one-off custom.
Oooh. Savory carbon goodness? I'd take a Ducati/Bianchi over a Ferrari/Colnago me thinks, although the in-house Renault looked sharp.
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 09:26 AM   #10
voltman
It is fantastic.
Thread Starter
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dolophonic
Cheers.i like moto gp but valle is way cooler than lil nicky...
Voltman bit of a gooner eh...? i was born and raised in Highbury, managed to get to a game last season,cant believe they have moved,the new stadium looks sweet....Just thought i would say yo to another gooner, season is coming fast.! yes.
Lucky. I can only dream of making my way to Ashburton Grove some day. I wish I could have been at Highbury for the last game of the season last year. I'm bummed that FSC isn't showing tomorrow's game, but at least I can ride and not worry about missing it.
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 11:36 AM   #11
apw55
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by voltman
Oooh. Savory carbon goodness? I'd take a Ducati/Bianchi over a Ferrari/Colnago me thinks,
Agreed. Unfortunately, I have a suspicion that the price will be similar and therefore more than Iím likely to spend on a bicycle. Itís fun to think about it though.

Regards,
Alan
apw55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 11:48 AM   #12
thomspins
Senior Member
 
thomspins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Nice! There's a 748 in my very near future!

BTW Rossi put down a 1.57.8s to lead the second practice. He's over 2s quicker than this mornings first free practice. Nicky couldn't better his 1.59s from this morning and is in tenth.

Great Bike!! A little uncomfortable on longer rides.. but, You will really enjoy though!!! oh yeah, an open/vented clutch cover is a must on the ducs.
thomspins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 01:15 PM   #13
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thomspins
Great Bike!! A little uncomfortable on longer rides.. but, You will really enjoy though!!! oh yeah, an open/vented clutch cover is a must on the ducs.
I'm not too worried about the comfort, it's going to be a track bike primaraly. Yeah the noise that a Duc makes is just sooo sweet. From the clutch to the exhaust, it's just pure music. A lot of my buddies are saying 'Buy an R6, they are faster and less maintainence' and I just say 'I don't want a motorcycle I want a Ducati!'
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 01:53 PM   #14
Chucklehead
Whateverthehell
 
Chucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: U.S.S.A.
Bikes: '06 Blue Competition RC5AL w/ritchey pro fork, spinergy stealth PBO, etc.
Posts: 7,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Ok so is that jersey for sale some place?
it was last year. i don't know if they're still making it since EBoz doesn't ride for them anymore.
__________________
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci
Chucklehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 03:54 PM   #15
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Felt f70
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
I'm not too worried about the comfort, it's going to be a track bike primaraly. Yeah the noise that a Duc makes is just sooo sweet. From the clutch to the exhaust, it's just pure music. A lot of my buddies are saying 'Buy an R6, they are faster and less maintainence' and I just say 'I don't want a motorcycle I want a Ducati!'


If your gonna get a track bike dude dont get a ducati, they cost so much to maintain and forget it if you lay one down. But if its what you want its what you wan, dont let me talk you out of it. Ive got a zrx 1100, done a few trackdays.
Dead Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 04:09 PM   #16
Chucklehead
Whateverthehell
 
Chucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: U.S.S.A.
Bikes: '06 Blue Competition RC5AL w/ritchey pro fork, spinergy stealth PBO, etc.
Posts: 7,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dead Roman
If your gonna get a track bike dude dont get a ducati, they cost so much to maintain and forget it if you lay one down.
what i learned when i was racing is that most people only think about that in a woulda-shoulda sense. that said, it would be a bummer to dump even an R6 with how much 600's cost these days.
__________________
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci
Chucklehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 04:22 PM   #17
Jet-man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Denver
Bikes: '06 Six13 DA, 180s, 140 0 stack stem, KEOs: MTB is SC Superlight XT/SRAM/Avid Jucy/F100x
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NH is a BAMF no doubt - playing w/ the big eruopean boys. He is pretty funny if you ever hear him talk - he sounds like Ricky Bobby's kids - waaay southern drawl.

Moto GP racing is about the coolest racing ever aside from F1. Talk about crazy skill.

I recently sold the CBR929 which I bought new in '00 and am looking at the new 1000RR from Honda or maybe the R1 for next summer. Yes, track days on rice rockets are what it's all about.

Ducs look cool but as a whole they are quite 'spensive and much less reliable than Japanese bikes
Jet-man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 04:30 PM   #18
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Felt f70
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dog hair
what i learned when i was racing is that most people only think about that in a woulda-shoulda sense. that said, it would be a bummer to dump even an R6 with how much 600's cost these days.

Good points. I can just only see it as economical if you were a sponsored racer or were rolling in it. But Im looking at it from a brok 21 year olds perspective as well. If i was really into track days I would buy a 15oo dollar sv 650 and put a gsx-r 600 fork on it and race plastics and run that dog ragged.
Dead Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 04:36 PM   #19
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Felt f70
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet-man
NH is a BAMF no doubt - playing w/ the big eruopean boys. He is pretty funny if you ever hear him talk - he sounds like Ricky Bobby's kids - waaay southern drawl.

Moto GP racing is about the coolest racing ever aside from F1. Talk about crazy skill.

I recently sold the CBR929 which I bought new in '00 and am looking at the new 1000RR from Honda or maybe the R1 for next summer. Yes, track days on rice rockets are what it's all about.

Ducs look cool but as a whole they are quite 'spensive and much less reliable than Japanese bikes


Nicky never says anything bad about anyone else either, neither crew nor other riders. If he loses he says its because he just wasnt as fast as the other guys. A true sportsman.
Dead Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 04:50 PM   #20
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Doghair and Roman, I completely understand the costs of racing, I raced Formula Fords and Formula Continentals for almost 20 years. An SV650 would be the "best" track day bike as it's a cheap buy in and reasonable to maintain and replace when I lay it down. I can get a low mileage 748 for about 2k less than an new R6 and like I said I don't want a motorcycle I want a Ducati. I will never 'race' this bike it will be for track days and the occasional ride in the country. I'm a pretty passionate guy when it comes to my machines and an R6 or an SV650 don't really turn my crank. I was pretty much ready to go the SV route then I stopped by Pro-Italia in Montrose and just about lost it. I realized that it's Duc or nothing (actually if I hit the lottery that MV Senna would look pretty nice in the garage!).
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 05:10 PM   #21
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Felt f70
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
Doghair and Roman, I completely understand the costs of racing, I raced Formula Fords and Formula Continentals for almost 20 years. An SV650 would be the "best" track day bike as it's a cheap buy in and reasonable to maintain and replace when I lay it down. I can get a low mileage 748 for about 2k less than an new R6 and like I said I don't want a motorcycle I want a Ducati. I will never 'race' this bike it will be for track days and the occasional ride in the country. I'm a pretty passionate guy when it comes to my machines and an R6 or an SV650 don't really turn my crank. I was pretty much ready to go the SV route then I stopped by Pro-Italia in Montrose and just about lost it. I realized that it's Duc or nothing (actually if I hit the lottery that MV Senna would look pretty nice in the garage!).



Yeah, totally on the same page. If you want a duc and can afford a duc...****, I would buy a duc too. But like i said, Im 21 and broke... its a bit out of my league. Post pics when you get one though, thats a dead sexy bike.
Dead Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 08:55 PM   #22
dolophonic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 517
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just read in the linked article that next year moto gp is going to be 800cc wow. that should be really interesting.I always thought 750 was the optimum cc for racing.
dolophonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 08:58 PM   #23
Dead Roman
Devourer of souls
 
Dead Roman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Bikes: Felt f70
Posts: 1,466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dolophonic
I just read in the linked article that next year moto gp is going to be 800cc wow. that should be really interesting.I always thought 750 was the optimum cc for racing.

Every manufacturer so far has pretty much stated it isnt gonna make a difference. They are all saying thet they can put out the same horsepower they are putting out now.
Dead Roman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-06, 10:20 PM   #24
Chucklehead
Whateverthehell
 
Chucklehead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: U.S.S.A.
Bikes: '06 Blue Competition RC5AL w/ritchey pro fork, spinergy stealth PBO, etc.
Posts: 7,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they should never have switched from two-strokes, anyway.
__________________
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo daVinci
Chucklehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-06, 07:13 AM   #25
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really want to buy and RC51 and paint it up in the Repsol colors.

This mornings results from free practice 3 at Brno:

Capirossi
Malndri
Rossi
Pedrosa
Edwards
Hayden

Nicky is more than 5/10ths off the pace.
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:36 AM.