Christophe Pourcel practice bike

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7/10/2010 8:32pm Edited Date/Time 1/26/2012 3:09pm
only had 30 hours on it all last season!! WOW
"That's less than an hour a week! "Jason Weigandt
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7/10/2010 9:10pm
Bet he had 200+ on his jet ski.

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7/10/2010 11:30pm
The Racer X podcast had some stunning info in it this week, some being what you mentioned. I couldn't believe that when I heard it. I thought the whole him not riding thing was somewhat of a joke. Apparently not!
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7/11/2010 12:03am
"Chris doesn't pound out that many motos, and when he does, it's usually on a 450."

Thought that was pretty cool too, going to be very interesting next year for sure.
7/11/2010 12:44am
was interesting to hear how they go through parts etc. Would love to know what they do with all the parts they remove after 1 or 2 races...

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7/11/2010 4:57am
I'll bet he rides a lot more than he lets on. JMO.
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7/11/2010 5:42am
I remember Chad Watts saying that he used to build at least 4 practice bikes a year for RC but when Pichon rode for him, he only built one, and it was almost never ridden. Bayle was the same way. It seems the French riders aren't big on pounding out practice motos, and that may not be all bad. For a long time, Belgian and Swedish riders dominated the sport, and Rolf Tiblin was the most-sought trainer of that time, like Jeff Spencer is today; and Tiblin was of the opinion that those riders did better than the California riders because Beligian/Swedish riders were forced by weather to take several months off every year while Cali riders just kept riding. It enabled them to keep the passion for the sport.

Every rider is different. RC needed to be able to go to the line feeling phyiscally stronger than anyone - maybe Pourcel needs to go to the line excited about riding.
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7/11/2010 5:43am
Why do you think he stays in florida.....So no one knows what he is doing. Everybody i talk to here in europe says he was the same way here. They all say he rides alone and i have a feeling that he is just playing head games.
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7/11/2010 5:48am
was interesting to hear how they go through parts etc. Would love to know what they do with all the parts they remove after 1 or...
was interesting to hear how they go through parts etc. Would love to know what they do with all the parts they remove after 1 or 2 races...
Maybe we should dumpster-dive at the motel the semi stays at after the race.
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7/11/2010 6:06am
WhKnuckle wrote:
I remember Chad Watts saying that he used to build at least 4 practice bikes a year for RC but when Pichon rode for him, he...
I remember Chad Watts saying that he used to build at least 4 practice bikes a year for RC but when Pichon rode for him, he only built one, and it was almost never ridden. Bayle was the same way. It seems the French riders aren't big on pounding out practice motos, and that may not be all bad. For a long time, Belgian and Swedish riders dominated the sport, and Rolf Tiblin was the most-sought trainer of that time, like Jeff Spencer is today; and Tiblin was of the opinion that those riders did better than the California riders because Beligian/Swedish riders were forced by weather to take several months off every year while Cali riders just kept riding. It enabled them to keep the passion for the sport.

Every rider is different. RC needed to be able to go to the line feeling phyiscally stronger than anyone - maybe Pourcel needs to go to the line excited about riding.
Well said!
7/11/2010 6:09am
was interesting to hear how they go through parts etc. Would love to know what they do with all the parts they remove after 1 or...
was interesting to hear how they go through parts etc. Would love to know what they do with all the parts they remove after 1 or 2 races...
Highsider wrote:
Maybe we should dumpster-dive at the motel the semi stays at after the race.
Smile mmmm, sounds like a good plan!
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7/11/2010 8:29am
He's pounding out motos on an 011 CRF 450 Shocked
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7/11/2010 8:36am
Didn't he say somewhere that most of his workout routine is riding his road bike (bicycle) all the time?

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