Why are There Towel Waving People Right by the Track?

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7/9/2017 12:42 AM

What is the significance of having the people waving a towel right by the track? We all have our opinions, but if someone could present some facts, that would be great. Thanks.

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7/9/2017 12:59 AM

Something that happens in the US for as long as I can remember. Over in Europe it's normally flags & air horns.

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7/9/2017 12:59 AM

I've always thought that people waving yellow and red towels right next to the track, doesn't seem like the smartest idea. To be fair, I've yet to see anyone confuse one for a flag, but still, you'd think they could find a better way to cheer on their guys

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7/9/2017 1:02 AM

No. I mean RIGHT by the track, with pit shirts on, like they work for some team or are a company representative or some such. Not the fans.

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7/9/2017 1:05 AM

Because bell ends.

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7/9/2017 1:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 1:36 AM

philG wrote:

Because bell ends.

This.

I can't understand how this is allowed. I think one of these idiots was so close to the track and he almost hit AMart in the head with the towel in one moto in Lakewood.

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7/9/2017 1:14 AM

To encourage the rider that they might be supporting ?

Add some atmosphere to the place ? Would you rather everybody was sat like a Christian in a church pew ?

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7/9/2017 1:29 AM

I would rather people who are being paid to be there looked professional instead of like some corporate retard who just wants to get on TV. I can see team brief now..ok you go to the pit lane , you go to pack the gate, and you go an stand 3ft off the racing line in turn 5 and look like you are swatting a fly, but make sure you take something that is the same colour as an official warning flag.

Maybe they can have a twirl off at the last round

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7/9/2017 1:35 AM

They're quitting and want the riders to know?

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7/9/2017 3:53 AM

Who cares besides some guys at Vital? Not me.

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7/9/2017 3:57 AM

philG wrote:

I would rather people who are being paid to be there looked professional instead of like some corporate retard who just wants to get on TV. I can see team brief now..ok you go to the pit lane , you go to pack the gate, and you go an stand 3ft off the racing line in turn 5 and look like you are swatting a fly, but make sure you take something that is the same colour as an official warning flag.

Maybe they can have a twirl off at the last round

So incredibly bitter.

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7/9/2017 4:25 AM

philG wrote:

I would rather people who are being paid to be there looked professional instead of like some corporate retard who just wants to get on TV. I can see team brief now..ok you go to the pit lane , you go to pack the gate, and you go an stand 3ft off the racing line in turn 5 and look like you are swatting a fly, but make sure you take something that is the same colour as an official warning flag.

Maybe they can have a twirl off at the last round

Jesus man you having a bad day laughing

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7/9/2017 4:58 AM

Because "to throw in the towel" is to quit. As long as the towel is waving, the racer can keep racing.

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7/9/2017 5:35 AM

I'm more worried about why are there Kawasaki mules circling a hot track? Every time I see that on tv I cringe thinking WHAT IF someone swapped out and hit it head on? Just think if that mule was 20ft farther ahead and MM25 smoked it yesterday

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7/9/2017 6:25 AM

For encouragement, and it helps if you've actually ever raced and had someone cheer you on.

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7/9/2017 6:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 6:42 AM

You know, you bring up a really good point. I personally think the best place for people to express their excitement, jubilation and encouragement for athletes is to sit in their car and wave the towels there. Perhaps while they're standing in line waiting for a beer. That would be a great place to wave towels.

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7/9/2017 6:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 7:00 AM

For the same reason there have always been towel waving people right by the track. This a "hot button" topic of the day. People are running with it and the lemmings are latching on.

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7/9/2017 7:08 AM

You will need to find the original toweler to get your answer. Probably some guy started it back in the day not knowing he started an entire towel waving movement.

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7/9/2017 7:16 AM

Swann wrote:

You know, you bring up a really good point. I personally think the best place for people to express their excitement, jubilation and encouragement for athletes is to sit in their car and wave the towels there. Perhaps while they're standing in line waiting for a beer. That would be a great place to wave towels.

laughing Swannbro make Harry chuckle. Much ty
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7/9/2017 7:18 AM

kzizok wrote:

For the same reason there have always been towel waving people right by the track. This a "hot button" topic of the day. People are running with it and the lemmings are latching on.

Kzizbro droppin' the hammer!

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7/9/2017 7:20 AM

cappelmans wrote:

You will need to find the original toweler to get your answer. Probably some guy started it back in the day not knowing he started an entire towel waving movement.

This threads looking pretty good. Now cappelmanbro has Harry laughing. The "original toweler." Haha!

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7/9/2017 7:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 7:21 AM

Monster Kawasaki had a guy by the Spectator jump encouraging Eli every lap. We would just clap and nod his head..
If Eli were in a melt down he would have broke out the "terrible towel" I'm sure..

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7/9/2017 7:24 AM

cappelmans wrote:

You will need to find the original toweler to get your answer. Probably some guy started it back in the day not knowing he started an entire towel waving movement.

The original toweler has to be a shirtless drunk guy who was 1 beer away from throwing his flip flops at his not so favorite rider.

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7/9/2017 7:26 AM

How many of any of you in this thread have been to more then, say 10 amateur motos races?

If a towel on the side of the track is hurting someones feelings that lives in a different country, get a fucking life bro. Maybe a bike and some gas. The only real issue should be the side x sides on the side of the track. DC already has addressed this issue today, here on Vital.

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7/9/2017 7:27 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

Who cares besides some guys at Vital? Not me.

Much tylaughing

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7/9/2017 7:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/9/2017 7:41 AM

Harry Backmon wrote:

Who cares besides some guys at Vital? Not me.

JM485 wrote:

Much tylaughing

X3 mucho tysmile smile

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

Thoughts?
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





7/9/2017 10:03 AM

philG wrote:

I would rather people who are being paid to be there looked professional instead of like some corporate retard who just wants to get on TV. I can see team brief now..ok you go to the pit lane , you go to pack the gate, and you go an stand 3ft off the racing line in turn 5 and look like you are swatting a fly, but make sure you take something that is the same colour as an official warning flag.

Maybe they can have a twirl off at the last round

Rowlands wrote:

Jesus man you having a bad day laughing

No, on the contrary, had a great day , watched the races live on NBC Sports Gold with my buddy in Cologne, with a crate of cold beers... looking forward to Lommel and Frauenfeld MXGP's

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7/9/2017 10:17 AM

philG wrote:

No, on the contrary, had a great day , watched the races live on NBC Sports Gold with my buddy in Cologne, with a crate of cold beers... looking forward to Lommel and Frauenfeld MXGP's

Guess I would hate to hear one of your rants on a bad day thenlaughing

I'm kidding with you.

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7/9/2017 10:22 AM

The shit you guys complain about gets better and better.

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7/9/2017 10:29 AM

Rowlands wrote:

Jesus man you having a bad day laughing

philG wrote:

No, on the contrary, had a great day , watched the races live on NBC Sports Gold with my buddy in Cologne, with a crate of cold beers... looking forward to Lommel and Frauenfeld MXGP's

Rowlands wrote:

Guess I would hate to hear one of your rants on a bad day thenlaughing

I'm kidding with you.

I know lad... UK humour is lost on some folk..

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