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Question: Who is the coolest motorcyclist of all time and why?
Steve McQueen - 69 (42.9%)
Evel Knievel - 21 (13%)
Valentino Rossi - 21 (13%)
Giacomo Agostini - 9 (5.6%)
Stéphane Peterhansel - 0 (0%)
Mike Hailwood - 14 (8.7%)
Other - 27 (16.8%)
Total Voters: 161

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« on: November 18, 2011, 05:07:24 AM »

Please add your own choice if applicable
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 07:18:04 AM »

When I wuz a kid, I would say it was Brad Lackey.

He rode with long hair and a peace dove clipped on to his handlebars  Cool

He also traveled behind the iron curtain to learn and train at the CZ factory, which was almost unheard of from anyone let alone a young motocrosser in the 1970s.

and then to have the perseverance to campaign on the GP circuit for 10 years before finally winning the 500cc world championship.

he kept plugging away and finally did it  Thumbsup
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 07:42:49 AM »

Evel hands down. My childhood vision's of him jumping over Caesar's Palace, car's and buses with a Harley Davidson with little travel in the suspension by todays standards. He was the quintessential American daredevil motorcyclist and lived one hell of a life.
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 09:18:19 AM »

I voted for Orson.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 09:38:24 AM »

I voted for evel. not that he was that great, but he had the biggest impact on me as a child.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 09:54:47 AM »

I never got the whole Evel thing -- not so much with the motorcycling, more with the showmanship, I thought . . . . .

McQueen, for simply chill factor, or Jay Springsteen, for stubborness in the face of adversity.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 10:42:04 AM »


I never got the whole Evel thing -- not so much with the motorcycling, more with the showmanship, I thought . . . . .

McQueen, for simply chill factor, or Jay Springsteen, for stubborness in the face of adversity.


 I think Evel will be the choice of a specific age group. If you were 10 when he was at his prime he made a huge impression! he also led me to a lot of crashes on my bicycle Rolleyes  I did make it over 6 nieghbor kids, the 7th didn't take it very well.....
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 11:40:05 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 12:42:38 PM »

Dave Aldana - loved the suit.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2011, 01:00:01 PM »

I would have to say Valentino Rossi.  Not only does he hold numerous world tittles, but was directly involved in development for both Honda as well as Yamaha.  I think that he is the top development rider currently. The fact that he carries enough clout (along with Mr Burgess)  to get development headed in a positive direction as well as his ability to ride at the top level make him the "coolest". I can't wait to see what direction he and Jeremy Burgess take Ducati.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 05:20:27 PM »

This guy: http://bit.ly/uZ0HO5
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 05:37:33 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 06:54:04 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2011, 07:06:03 PM »

Burt Munro.

Mr. Black gets my vote
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2011, 07:14:36 PM »



Good choice. I'm going thru a phase, I hope, right now; Did they race the IOM, the Ulster, the Northwestern ect.....
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2011, 08:21:19 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2011, 08:37:13 PM »


Mr. Black gets my vote


It's because of the banana, innit?
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2011, 08:55:04 PM »

I voted Rossi, but wanna give a shout out to John Surtees, the only man to win both the two wheel and four wheel world championships.


I revoked my membership in the McQueen Cult a few months back.
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2011, 01:59:43 PM »

What about Malcolm Smith???
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »

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