Alex Martin on a KTM450

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11/11/2020 4:39 PM

Saw on the gram he posted a pic on the big bike sitting on a KTM450sx .....not sure if that's on his own or not but ehhh....holeshot!!!

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11/11/2020 4:43 PM

It’s either already taken down or not on his personal page. BIG LEAK

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11/11/2020 5:33 PM

Is his leg still broken ?

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11/11/2020 5:40 PM

I wanna see the photo...

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11/11/2020 6:04 PM

Is cycle trader riding KTM's next year?

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11/11/2020 7:00 PM

Rocky Mountain 450 ride?

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11/11/2020 9:37 PM

early wrote:

Is cycle trader riding KTM's next year?

Cycle trader has been gone...

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11/11/2020 9:56 PM

He is still recovering from leg surgery, haven’t seen the photo but I can assure you it wasn’t him.

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11/12/2020 4:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/12/2020 4:16 AM

Schwanz22 wrote:

He is still recovering from leg surgery, haven’t seen the photo but I can assure you it wasn’t him.

Agreed he broke his leg last months. I highly doubt he is already on a bike riding. .

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11/12/2020 7:02 AM

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

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11/12/2020 7:06 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

Could be a good second rider on a team. He is ”grown up” and might be a good test rider?

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11/12/2020 7:16 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

How many do you have?

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11/12/2020 7:18 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

Ray_MXS wrote:

How many do you have?

No one is talking about me getting a 450 ride, so that's irrelevant.

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11/12/2020 7:21 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

Ray_MXS wrote:

How many do you have?

Frank Tuesday wrote:

No one is talking about me getting a 450 ride, so that's irrelevant.

So only people with more than 2 mx wins and 3 sx podiums can have a ride?

Have fun with your series with 5-6 or so riders in it.

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11/12/2020 7:59 AM

Seems like Alex is a good choice for either size bike, for a variety of reasons.

Hard worker
Tip top condition at all times
Troll Train Vlog has tons of action from a marketing standpoint
Oh, and he wins races.. That's kinda cool too.

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11/12/2020 8:06 AM

What's Rock River running these days?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

11/12/2020 8:12 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

What's Rock River running these days?

From the podcast Matthes did with Mike Duclose it sounded like he will remain loyal to Yamaha for as long as he’s doing his thing. From dealer, to amateur to pro.

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11/12/2020 8:13 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

What's Rock River running these days?

Dimblewambie wrote:

From the podcast Matthes did with Mike Duclose it sounded like he will remain loyal to Yamaha for as long as he’s doing his thing. From dealer, to amateur to pro.

Hmmmmm...that's good.

So, if a guy rode for RockRiver...that may be a good gig?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

11/12/2020 8:35 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

isn't he like 30?? him and his bro should have graduated to the big boy class years ago....

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11/12/2020 8:40 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

gt80rider wrote:

isn't he like 30?? him and his bro should have graduated to the big boy class years ago....

You go where the rides are...

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11/12/2020 9:11 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Seems like a nice guy, buy why would anyone give him a 450 ride? 13 years in and he has 2 MX overalls and 3 SX podiums to his name on the little bikes.

gt80rider wrote:

isn't he like 30?? him and his bro should have graduated to the big boy class years ago....

yz133rider wrote:

You go where the rides are...

Yes, and there's a reason that he's 31 and still on the little bikes. He's never shown that he was worthy of a factory 450 ride. Is he one of the 50 best SX/MX riders in the US, yes. Unfortunately for him, there aren't 50 seats in the 450 class. He's very good, but he's no Davalos, much less Tomac.

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11/12/2020 9:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/12/2020 9:14 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

What's Rock River running these days?

Dimblewambie wrote:

From the podcast Matthes did with Mike Duclose it sounded like he will remain loyal to Yamaha for as long as he’s doing his thing. From dealer, to amateur to pro.

TeamGreen wrote:

Hmmmmm...that's good.

So, if a guy rode for RockRiver...that may be a good gig?

Always good equipment, look at Mason Gonzales this summer and Alex's past results when he was with the team. Only bug-a-boo is, at least in the past, those riders make no salary but still have expenses covered; all other money is contingency or whatever gear money they can make. Not a bad deal, but certainly for Alex in the twilight of his career, that could be a tough pill to swallow coming from 3 factory level rides (Star, TLD, JGR). I hope it does happen so he isn't on the sideline this year, and certainly this point doesn't look like any places to go.

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11/12/2020 9:15 AM

miketherider wrote:

Always good equipment, look at Mason Gonzales this summer and Alex's past results when he was with the team. Only bug-a-boo is, at least in the past, those riders make no salary but still have expenses covered; all other money is contingency or whatever gear money they can make. Not a bad deal, but certainly for Alex in the twilight of his career, that could be a tough pill to swallow coming from 3 factory level rides (Star, TLD, JGR). I hope it does happen so he isn't on the sideline this year, and certainly this point doesn't look like any places to go.

He’s ridden for them before...

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11/12/2020 9:16 AM

gt80rider wrote:

isn't he like 30?? him and his bro should have graduated to the big boy class years ago....

yz133rider wrote:

You go where the rides are...

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Yes, and there's a reason that he's 31 and still on the little bikes. He's never shown that he was worthy of a factory 450 ride. Is he one of the 50 best SX/MX riders in the US, yes. Unfortunately for him, there aren't 50 seats in the 450 class. He's very good, but he's no Davalos, much less Tomac.

Dunno, some ride the 450s better and what we see of his fitness and experience would lead me to believe he’d do quite well on a 450. The 250s are so dependent on engine development. And he was the only Suzuki 250 rider in us or Europe so that’s quite a disadvantage and he was still doing damn good.

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11/12/2020 9:52 AM

gt80rider wrote:

isn't he like 30?? him and his bro should have graduated to the big boy class years ago....

If either would have graduated to the "big boy class" years ago, please lay out the positive impact for them following that career move.

There must be some sort of general database your comment comes from.

It certainly wouldn't be baseless opinion, right?

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11/12/2020 10:32 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Yes, and there's a reason that he's 31 and still on the little bikes. He's never shown that he was worthy of a factory 450 ride. Is he one of the 50 best SX/MX riders in the US, yes. Unfortunately for him, there aren't 50 seats in the 450 class. He's very good, but he's no Davalos, much less Tomac.

You must be fun at Thanksgiving dinner...

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11/12/2020 10:48 AM

yz133rider wrote:

Dunno, some ride the 450s better and what we see of his fitness and experience would lead me to believe he’d do quite well on a 450. The 250s are so dependent on engine development. And he was the only Suzuki 250 rider in us or Europe so that’s quite a disadvantage and he was still doing damn good.

Can you honestly say that if you were a 450 team making hiring decisions, he would be your pick to take one of your two seats? Knowing that SX is what brings the sponsors who pay the bills, you'd hire a 31 year old who's never won an SX main in the 250 class.

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11/12/2020 10:49 AM

Natester551v wrote:

You must be fun at Thanksgiving dinner...

Didn't think Vital would be a place full of "Everyone Gets a Trophy" types.

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11/12/2020 11:05 AM

Frank Tuesday wrote:

Can you honestly say that if you were a 450 team making hiring decisions, he would be your pick to take one of your two seats? Knowing that SX is what brings the sponsors who pay the bills, you'd hire a 31 year old who's never won an SX main in the 250 class.

I believe I’d give him a shot before a few others who have rides locked down.

I’d give Alex Martin a shot over Bogle, Bagget, Bloss, Mcelrath, Savatgy, Enticknapp, Hill, Friese.

And yes I know some of those guys have some serious credentials, so feel free to take a couple off the list you vehemently disagree with, and there’s still a couple left surely who he’s on equal footing with for a shot. Especially considering the last time some of them have really shown flashes at all.

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11/12/2020 11:09 AM

déjà vu!
I'd love to see Amart back at Rock River Yamaha if JGR shut downs. He would be on a capable bike with something to prove.Photo
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