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Colin's save at Jerez practice pic

Here's a still photo of Colin Edward's save at its worse point before he recovered it back on two wheels. . .incredible!! Left foot in the air, right foot still on the peg and dragging, right knee/lower leg dragging, and elbow dragging and pushing!!



Then there's Nicky's save during the actual race in the same turn, though only an elbow save!!

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The most amazing save I have witnessed. I had to do a double take when I saw the footage of that. It must have required that "lift a bus off a kid" strength to pull that off!

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Was hard to say if he fell off the bike or if the bike actually went down. If he fell off and the rubber kept its patch and rolling... he just had to hop back up!

NOW dont get me wrong... not very easy to do... and still amazing to watch!

I will say this though.... NICKY's was better!

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Here's the text that went with the photo. . .

Colin, "I obviously got into turn one too hot," he said of his 'fall'. "It went, came back, went away again and I thought I was down. I tried to dig my elbow in but it kept going so I kind of lifted my arm up and pulled it up on the handlebars. And it came back somehow. The crowd loved it anyway. I've done it a few times but this is the first time it has been caught on [TV]."

Edwards acknowledged the cheering fans with a wave as he rode away from the incident.

If anyone asks why you follow motorcycle racing, point them to this picture.

Colin's save:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1UlEQtdUGc

Nicky's save:
www.vimeo.com/843332

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Edwards at Assen

He was not as lucky at Assen.


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Here's a still photo of Colin Edward's save at its worse point before he recovered it back on two wheels. . .incredible!! Left foot in the air, right foot still on the peg and dragging, right knee/lower leg dragging, and elbow dragging and pushing!!



Then there's Nicky's save during the actual race in the same turn, though only an elbow save!!
The take away from this, for all riders that think that they are going into a corner too hot, should be:

"Never give up, never surrender"

a quote from the movie Galaxy Quest

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