Ask Ping!Friday, April 20, 2007 | 8:41 AM
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Hi Ping maybe you can use your connections to get this done. I was at the St. Louis race and watched Reed do that classy take out on Bubba and then #7 passed him back around lap 10 but James was pretty quiet afterward. Could you talk to James and have him talk trash like Muhammad Ali, something like, "I am the greatest, and I said that even before I knew I was!" Or, "If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize." These would work well.
Will he bring the post-race dances back? photo: Steve Bruhn
Actually, as long as he keeps winning—and his future looks very, very bright—I think he can keep taking that page out of Carmichael’s old playbook. That’s the one where he just points at the Diamondvision results and says “scoreboard.” His results are doing all the talking now, and the message is being delivered loud and clear!
Will he bring the post-race dances back?
photo: Steve Bruhn
Why would you guys let that "Ping" dude write a column, or answer a question i should say, about the 30 second board girls. Who the hell is he to say whether or not someone is attractive or not??? Hes nobody thats who. Im fine with all of the ribbing he does to his fellow riders and all the jabs and comments that go back and forth between them, but to publicly comment on the look and shape of those PEOPLE and say that the last several rounds have been disappointing in that respect????? Sorry but that is ridiculous. His mouth needs to be taped shut sometimes and he needs to remember that just because he has his little column, he is still just another dude. No, im not a relative, friend, or in any way associated with any of those girls, just a guy in Iowa who reads your online website and wonders if anyone cares about how those girls, who are people, feel about that, because it does matter!!! I just dont think that one should have gotten through. SHALLOW!!!! Thanks for listening ( if you have)..........R.T.
Dear RT, The debate continues... photo: Simon Cudby
The debate continues...
photo: Simon Cudby
What is up w/ Travis Pastrana trying to race the MXoN for Puerto Rico? I’d figure that he would finally stick w/ racing rally cars since he is successful at it and NOT getting hurt in the process, unlike his injuries during MX/SX career. What gives? Would you do the same thing if you were in his shoes?
Travis Pastrana at the 2000 MXdN photo: Racer X Archives
Also, for what it’s worth, isn’t a Puerto Rican passport pretty much the same as having a U.S. passport? They are practically the 51st state.
Travis Pastrana at the 2000 MXdN
photo: Racer X Archives
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