A1 Ando - I’m bummed.

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1/5/2019 10:43 PM

Ando - WTF - is he now sponsored by a boat anchor company? guess he wasn’t feeling it but if I were a shrink I’d say he’s having issues with the red plate.

He kept talking about people seeing him as an underdog even though he won it all last year - no son, you’re the champ and rightfully so - don’t talk like that. Champs don’t give a flying f$&k what others think or say.

I hope it was all just a vision problem - plenty of riders seemed to be struggling with that.

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1/5/2019 10:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2019 10:48 PM

Rainy race. Played it conservative. He watched his entire competition crash their brains out last year. He doesn't want to follow suit this year. Will be interesting to see how he responds the next few races.

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1/5/2019 10:46 PM

I can’t see it being psychological. He’s stronger than that. It has to be either a goggle issue or an undisclosed injury.

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1/5/2019 10:47 PM

He’ll be fine.
Vision was an issue for a lot of them. Fogging is the worst, or water between tge tear-off stack

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1/5/2019 10:48 PM

Was he sick or injured, did not look himself in either his heat or main and it only got worse the race went on longer in both cases.

I doubt this is the norm from the #1 this season.

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1/5/2019 10:49 PM

He wears Oakleys and chose to not go with roll offs. End of story.

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1/5/2019 10:49 PM

It was a weird performance. Hoping his goggles just went away early. Unfortunate start for the champ. Wilson saved the night for Husqvarna

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1/5/2019 10:49 PM

He looked offf most of today. Not sure if he really is injured or just a bad day.

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1/5/2019 10:49 PM

Too much Bird time

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1/5/2019 10:52 PM

buh bye JA21, lost the championship in race #1

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1/5/2019 10:57 PM

The more I think about it a wet, slippery track doesn’t really suit his barely on the bike riding style very well. Just odd seeing him lose position like that.

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1/5/2019 10:59 PM

langhammx wrote:

He’ll be fine.
Vision was an issue for a lot of them. Fogging is the worst, or water between tge tear-off stack

He can’t reel off wins like Tomac and Roczen are capable of. Those guys will be up front all year.

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1/5/2019 11:00 PM

tk2stroke wrote:

buh bye JA21, lost the championship in race #1

I believe so, as well. You can “long series”, “first race” all you want. He ain’t winning it.

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1/5/2019 11:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2019 11:03 PM

He won what 3 races last year. Hes the champ but its not like hes ever dominated a series. He got an even worse result with his spoke issue last year so hell be fine to do however he does.

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1/5/2019 11:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2019 11:29 PM

Put a fork in him. He's a great rider but is a tier below ET3 and KR94, just like Munchkin, Barfia, Charlottes Webb, Peely and the rest of the wannabees who only have a chance to win the Chumpionship if Reeses Pieces and Rockzarms get injured or have multiple mookchanicals.

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1/5/2019 11:15 PM

If I had to guess i'd say the rumor of him sitting in the hospital holding his wrist was true =\

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1/5/2019 11:17 PM

Anyone thinking he lost the title tonight is tripping, but it was odd seeing him fade to 14th. If he finished 8th I'd agree, but 14th!? Very odd..

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1/5/2019 11:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2019 11:24 PM

tk2stroke wrote:

Put a fork in him. He's a great rider but is a tier below ET3 and KR94, just like Munchkin, Barfia, Charlottes Webb, Peely and the rest of the wannabees who only have a chance to win the Chumpionship if Reeses Pieces and Rockzarms get injured or have multiple mookchanicals.

I mean... pretty much yea. Kenny was out with double amputated arms, Tomac missed 2 races, Marvin missed 1. He only won 3 races. Hes the champ and Im taking nothing away but with Kenny back and if Tomac doesnt f himself its gonna b hard. That being said Ken does crash alot and Eli does seem to f himself so its not over. Ando still won getting like 20th with blown spokes. Its all about whos there at the end and Ando doesnt crash a lot.

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1/5/2019 11:20 PM

Not a Anderson fan at all. Not even a little bit. BUT... he will podium next week. The dudes the champ for a reason. He has the fitness and will hang tight all season.

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1/5/2019 11:30 PM

He was off all day long. Never looked good.

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1/5/2019 11:34 PM

Was kind of rumours of him being injured, Matthes mentioned it very briefly on Pulp Show but kinda didn't take it seriously. The way he rode all day it wouldn't surprise me if we hear that there's an injury. Maybe not, maybe it was just a bad day at the office. Either way horrible start to the season for him and Husky

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1/5/2019 11:38 PM

Mudder race. We will see how he does when its dry. Also the field is packed. He might be a top 4 guy. I don't think he's champ in 2018. Last year half his competition was in body casts by round 4.

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1/5/2019 11:52 PM

Texas Built wrote:

Mudder race. We will see how he does when its dry. Also the field is packed. He might be a top 4 guy. I don't think he's champ in 2018. Last year half his competition was in body casts by round 4.

Yes he is. They can’t take that away from him.

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1/6/2019 12:08 AM

uk, dude i dig your avatar. That was back before they made custom colors from Oakley, so you had to buy 2 pairs and trade the straps. I had the exact combo: Red frames, Blue strap, and a white nose piece.

I also scored one of those Arai Lackey Replica helmets, i have been looking for about 10 years. (like in my photo below)

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1/6/2019 12:28 AM

Ando looked like ( to me ) he was nursing something. Something was off for sure .

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1/6/2019 12:38 AM

Very conservative all night. Savatgy ran it up the inside in the heat, Ando of old would've railed it and not given in, but this time he stood up and got on the brakes. A lap later he's rubbernecking to see who's coming next. Disappointed in that.

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1/6/2019 1:03 AM

It was a horrible race from him and he basically has played up almost all the room for bad races already. Something has to been wrong with him, he looked so tame and cautious.

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1/6/2019 1:47 AM

He was looking behind more than Mike Allessi ever did. That's not a rider who's going to be moving forward in positions.

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Empty a bag of skittles into the toilet and then flush. It's like watching a five second long nascar race.

1/6/2019 2:15 AM

I bet it is an undisclosed injury. Didn’t ML post something along the lines of “lots of injuries being swept under the rug this year...”? Looks like one.

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1/6/2019 2:25 AM

BobbyLight wrote:

I bet it is an undisclosed injury. Didn’t ML post something along the lines of “lots of injuries being swept under the rug this year...”? Looks like one.

Where is boomslang when we need him? Haha

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