Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Ricky Gadson is an "average joe rider" just like Ben Spies is an "average joe rider". Different field of experience, perhaps, but not exactly the "average joe" ...
Skinny lightweight riders have a huge advantage, too.
At test and tune days around here, the "average riders" and "average bikes" - Stock wheelbase stock ride height no stretch no lowering no strap no silly gearing no nothing - are doing more like 1.9 60-ft times (that includes me) and I have trouble keeping the front down even at that ...
Helibars, MRA screen, Ohlins damper, reversed shift pattern, sorted suspension, braided lines, Michelin Pilot Power, all else stock 'coz it's fast enough!