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Mladin retireing

Read about it here.

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2009/Jul/e/n090731e.htm

I never been a Mladin fan but after reading various DMG press releases and interviews with other riders comments I can certainly understand not wanting to deal with them anymore. Like Roger Edmondsons' BS reason why Mladin was DQ'ed last year but Spies crank was never even checked. Those guys at the DMG are complete idiots.

Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.
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Like Roger Edmondsons' BS reason why Mladin was DQ'ed last year but Spies crank was never even checked. Those guys at the DMG are complete idiots.
I totally agree with you!!
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I've been a mladin fan for years now. He's not only been a great champion of the sport, but also for the safety of himself and fellow riders. I admire him for not racing this weekend (even though he could easily claim his 7th title) and am ashamed the other facory riders at least have not done the same. And for all you guys who are gonna bash him for not riding, Hacking decided to do the same due to unsafe conditions also. I know there are many mladin haters on this site, probably mainly due to no other reason than he doesn't ride a kawi, but we've been very fortunate to have had him racing in this series for so long. I can only think of one rider who truly matched his intensity on the bike and track, and right now he's cleaning house in wsbk. Mladin never straddled that bike without giving it 100% from start to finish and there aren't many riders out there who can or even want to do that. Here's wishing him the best for his future.
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post #4 of 82 Old 07-31-2009, 07:01 PM
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I like him because he isnt afraid to say what he is thinking. I hope his retirement goes well he has giving us many memories. Plus anyone that makes it on other stages that raced him can contribute their skills getting better to him.
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I used to not like Mladin, but as of recently i have grown to like his attitude and his outlook on the sport in general. I think he is a making a good move,


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At first, I was shocked and pissed. Now that I'm cooled down, good ... fuck DMG! Now lets watch them struggle and maybe fizzle away. Thanks in big part their shitty way of handling/ promoting/ butchering American motorcycle Roadracing. Hopefully Alstare Suzuki calls him up, offers him a lucrative deal and... BAM! we get to see a renewed rivalry with him and, you guessed it, Mr. Spies!
And then Mladin can laugh his ass off as he sees the GayMA go down the tubes or (fingers-crossed) they give up and sell it to someone (or group) that actually gives a shit about motorcycle roadracing here in the 'States.

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The GayMA sold the rights to DMG though so it is out of their hands and they still get the bad rap, sucks for them.
They just want to work on laws now and keep our riding rights.

Mladin was talking about owning a team some day but not under this situation for sure.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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Mladin was talking about owning a team some day but not under this situation for sure.
I thought Mladin already owned a team?

lotta newbies, where did all the regulars go?
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I thought Mladin already owned a team?
Hmm... don't know.
I thought I heard him saying it would be nice in the future but not under current conditions.

Sarah Palin and friends can call it a snow machine all they want but Yamaha, Polaris and Bombardier plus the related magazines all seem to call them Snowmobiles.

Snow machines create snow on ski slopes. Just sayin'
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I used to not like Mladin, but as of recently i have grown to like his attitude and his outlook on the sport in general. I think he is a making a good move,
agreed, be great to see him in WSBK on a zuk too though

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