Monday, February 7, 2011

James Stewart: Throttles, Models, and Bottles

Cue the end credits and the wrapping up music. This is the point where the main character says "I guess things are back to normal now." For the first time in about 2 or 3 years, we can safely say that Stewart is back to form. When he's sending triple-quad-quad rhythm sections that gain solid seconds each lap on everyone else, that's what I'm talking about. I told you all that anything but crushing victory is pretty much a failure for Stewart, and for the first time this year, he did it. Just getting so gnarly while he humiliates everyone else. I saw a quote from Reed saying that he wasn't going to try the quad rhythm just because he didn't feel comfortable and it wasn't worth it to him. A lot of people might praise Reed for his maturity, but I think to do so is to miss the point entirely. Most top riders are smart enough to realize when they aren't comfortable with a section, it's a frame of mind that allows them to stay healthy enough to make it to the top, even a rider like Stewart who has seen his fair share of injuries. The point is that Stewart WAS comfortable enough doing that rhythm every lap, and that's why the dude will be waving to Reed as he stares in envy from the cheap seat that is the lonely bottom step of the podium. Stewart actually even said that he didn't want to do it, but give me a fucking break, he did it every lap. Let's at least try to keep it real. You've got to be comfortable with those quad-quads, Chad. But the way things are going, Stewart will start five-ing through sections and really pissing everybody off.

1 comment:

  1. LOL Five-ing. Yeah, I read an interview where Stewart was saying he was praying for a good start so he wouldn't have to Quad. But he got a good start and just felt so comfortable he started quading all of them. Just plain bad assness in my opinion.