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Old 04-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Famous Athletes and the Bikes They Wreck

Just looking at this article, it appears that Suzuki is the weapon of choice for athletes who jeopardize their careers by riding bikes they apparently can't handle. The list below (5 celebrity athlete wrecks) includes two GSXRs and a Hayabusa.

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/list...don-williams#1
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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I remember the fiasco with Jeff Kent. Don't remember the others. Interesting.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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A short funny story on Jeff Kent, at the first GNCC at Barnwell I was talking to a guy on a Suzuki on the starting line, no idea to later it was Jeff Kent!!!! He was riding in the sport class.

Neither one of us was a threat to anyone! I got 149 overall and I think he was 172 out of 250+ riders.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:14 AM   #4
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Weird how the accidents are all due to inexperienced mistakes on super sport bikes.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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Not all that weird, Tommy. I recall that, statistically, an astounding proportion of MC accidents happen within the first month or so of street riding. I had 2 or 3 near misses in my first month. Luckily for me, I was on a 360cc street legal enduro. Lack of horsepower combined with easy handling of a 185 lb bike meant that there was only so much trouble I could get myself into.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:59 PM   #6
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Don't forget their coaches too, & not always on sport bikes.



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Don't forget their coaches too, & not always on sport bikes.



You know, I don't know what distracted Petrino on his ride.
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Is that his girlfriend?
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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Yup...the girl he was having an "inappropriate" relationship with. There are lots of pics of her fiance too... sad deal.
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Is that his girlfriend?
Yep, that's why he's still smiling even in a neck brace, lol!
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