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10/2/2011 3:02 PM

on of my favorite riders of all time. exchanged flashy style for the ability to bench press his whole bike. beast.

and he openly shit on the conventioinal fork suzukis in the mid 90s. hahaha...

does anyone have the photos of him from the 97 daytona supercross? he is running a gusset between those forks that is so big they couldnt run the back half of the front fender.

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Premixed wrote:

on of my favorite riders of all time. exchanged flashy style for the ability to bench press his whole bike. beast.

and he openly shit on the conventioinal fork suzukis in the mid 90s. hahaha...

does anyone have the photos of him from the 97 daytona supercross? he is running a gusset between those forks that is so big they couldnt run the back half of the front fender.

He was asked once how he felt about whoever it was that beat him after he finished second in a national. He replied with "As long as it wasn't a Honda". Ironic how he finished out his career on red and is red all the way now.

He's one of my favorite riders too.

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tblazier wrote:

1988-1989. factory Yamaha
1990-91 Factory Suzuki
1992-95. Factory Kawasaki
1996-97 Factory Suzuki
1998-2005 Factory Connection Honda

2006 his last year... ;-) Broke his wrist in Indy 06 the day after he announced he was retiring...

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larocco by teyblyy, on Flickr

That shot is from the 1988 Cocoa Beach round of the Florida Winter series. I went to that race with some friends from my neighborhood, we were expecting Bob Hannah to win but a rider we never heard of on a #559 Yamaha won both the 125 and 250 pro classes that day. All day I thought the announcer was calling him Mike Morocco. Turns out that guy had a pretty good career.

We were all probably 14 year old 80cc riders at the time and in that issue of MXA in the race coverage there is a picture of Hannah railing a sand berm and we are standing at the fence in the backgroud of the shot. I probably have some crummy old 35mm pictures from that day in a shoe box somewhere.

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dv12.com wrote:

2006 his last year... ;-) Broke his wrist in Indy 06 the day after he announced he was retiring...

I stand corrected DV. I could not remember off the top of my head if he retired in 05 or 06.

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These CR's were such piles of shit. I had a 99 and it was sooooo much worse than my 96. The damn thing vibrated so bad it would numb your hands in 5 minutes. Just a POS. They did look cool though.

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Autographed poster.

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lovin the pics of the 3rd gen cr250's ...one of the last good riders to ride this bike!!!

anyone got pics of everts 97 works alum framed cr2500? (read the article closely)

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Who was #12 in the background?

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PEOPLE ARE QUICK TO FORGET THAT THE FACTORY CONNECTION RACE TEAM WAS FORMED AROUND MIKE LAROCCO IN THE BEGINNING!!!!!

Also, did anyone else notice that in the two consecutive photos of him riding the KX500 on this page during some retro-stars lap where he is wearing the flo-orange, the bike has 2 different years of grpahics on it from two different years on each side!?!?

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RAD THREAD

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10/10/2011 3:25 AM

This Kardy shot belongs in here:
Larocco on the leap.
Should be on page one actually.



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