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    Colin Edwards Tells It Like It Is

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    Colin Edwards has to be one of our favorite motorcycle racers, primarily for the epic races he would put on for us while racing in the World Superbike Championship against Troy Bayliss. Since his move to MotoGP, Edwards has been less of a talking point for his racing prowess, and instead usually for controversies associated with him.

    First it was the Aprilia RS3 “Cube” that had a propensity to catch on fire. Then, it was playing second fiddle to Valentino Rossi. And lately, it has been the Tech3 antics between himself and James Toseland.

    Love him, hate him, discount him, but Colin always has one consistency: telling things exactly the way he sees them. In a recent interview with Riders (an Italian Magazine) Colin did just that.

    Edwards fielded some colorful questions about sex, his favorite porn starts, as well as some political topics like gay marriage, and gun control. We didn’t think you wanted to hear any of that though. Continue reading after the jump for some of the more calmer questions, and Colin’s to the point answers.

    Guido Meda (Italyís MotoGP commentator) accused you of being pretty accomodating when Valentino passes you, do you confirm this?

    Thatís right. Itís something that I picked up when we were teammates. Everyone at Yamaha knew Ė me, the team and Valentino what was my position was. If I saw Valentino passing me I let him do it and if I was behind him and wanted to pass, Iíd do it but kept it clean.

    And your team-mate James Toseland?

    Heís an asshole.
    Excuse me?

    Heís an asshole and his crew chief is an asshole. Last year he was mine, then they got together without telling me anything. The crew chief that I have now is really good, but they shouldnít have acted that way. If they wanted to work together, we should have sat around a table and discussed it. Instead they did everything behind my back.
    You had a wall put up in your garage just like Rossi and Lorenzo.

    Yes, because in races like Qatar and Japan we worked all weekend and then Sunday morning they copied my settings. Assholes!
    Youíve raced against the greatest in the world. Bayliss, Fogarty, Valentino Ö Who was the best?

    Valentino is a God, the greatest of all times. Bayliss is the one I had the most fun with.
    Are you going to stay in MotoGP or go back to SBK or are you thinking of retiring?

    I donít know, Iím feeling good now and I feel like Iím eighteen years old.
    Ben Spies is in Superbike. Heís really amazed everyone.

    Heís a good guy, talented and very determined. Heís got a good head on his shoulders. We go camping together or motorcycling together in the woods, heís a fun guy.
    Do you think heíll switch to MotoGP next year?

    If I know him heíll try to win the SBK Championship before moving to MotoGP.
    What are you going to do when you retire?

    Iím going to candidate myself for the Presidency.
    Youíre on your third beer, while all the riders say they donít drink or smoke Ö

    I drink, but I donít smoke. No drugs, pills or coke. When I was going to school I tried marijuana. Alcohol is the biggest drug and maybe the worse.
    Are you going to be jealous about the guys who are going to date your daughter? (Gracie is six years old)

    Iíve got a million guns and everytime sheís going to go out with a boy, heís not going to wait outside for her, heís going to come into the house and when he comes in heís going to find me cleaning a gun. Heís got to know that if touches her, Iím going to kill him. Simple. Infact my favourite character is Jesus in the Great Lebowski who says ďNobody fucks with the JesusĒ.
    And you donít fool around with Jesus.

    Yeah, nobody fucks with Colin
    Source: Riders



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    Classic Edwards

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    I like a guy who'll tell it like it is without needing to moan about it.(Listening Casey?)
    Colin was always one of my favorite WSB riders-a shame to see him not keeping it up in GP.Shows just how competitive it is I guess-and not only on the track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asphalt & Rubber View Post
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    And your team-mate James Toseland?

    He’s an asshole.
    Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve TLS View Post
    Love it.
    Yeah somebody should tell him to get over it and move on, it's racing not knitting, you look out for No.1

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    Where's the results then? He talked the talk, but can't walk the walk. As long as Colin is beating him, I'm happy and will shut up.

    But! He has to still copy Colin's set-up, his engineer wasn't enough.

    Once my mate nicki has gone, watch out Toseland. (All Toseland, he's at the start of his career, not like his team mate who is at the end of his ). FU JT.
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    I'm no great Toseland fan and I do like Colin, James is only young and in his first year of MotoGP and first time at many of the tracks. I would be worried if Colin wasn't quicker

    Would be nice to see them bury the hatchet and quit moaning, a united team sharing information will move forward quicker, it's not as if the championship is at stake for either of them

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