Can Reed still be competitive in supercross?

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12/25/2018 8:55 PM

He still believes he can. He's healthy and on a good team, what do you think?

Can Reed still be competitive in supercross?

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12/25/2018 8:59 PM

For wins, top 5's? Define competitive please.

On a good night with a diminished field he could possibly win. Other than that is be extremely surprised if he won. But, that's why they race so we will see.

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12/25/2018 9:02 PM

Steve 396 wrote:

For wins, top 5's? Define competitive please.

On a good night with a diminished field he could possibly win. Other than that is be extremely surprised if he won. But, that's why they race so we will see.

I don't think competitive to Reed means top 5's.

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12/25/2018 9:03 PM

5-7 on a good night. Top 5 if the fast guys crash out.

Just being realistic.

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12/25/2018 9:18 PM

I wish we could have seen him on a Suzuki for more than one season. He hasn't looked the same on any four stroke aside from that one year. He was hurt more than anyone by the transition to the 450. He was right there with James and Ricky before the transition and in 06 they started leaving him in the dust. Still by far the third best, but definitely well behind the top two. In 09 he was more like he was 05 and prior. And holy shit I just realized that will be 10 years ago this SX season. I'm so old.

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12/25/2018 9:19 PM

The right track and the stars will have to align, I wouldn't put anything past Reed, he seems to do well on the Suzuki also. I hope he can pull off a win so all us Vitards can go kinda crazy/crazier.

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12/25/2018 9:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/25/2018 9:27 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if he sees the podium, nor shocked if it were the top step.

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12/25/2018 9:34 PM

TDeath21 wrote:

I wish we could have seen him on a Suzuki for more than one season. He hasn't looked the same on any four stroke aside from that one year. He was hurt more than anyone by the transition to the 450. He was right there with James and Ricky before the transition and in 06 they started leaving him in the dust. Still by far the third best, but definitely well behind the top two. In 09 he was more like he was 05 and prior. And holy shit I just realized that will be 10 years ago this SX season. I'm so old.

Did you miss 2011-2012? That was his peak for sure. Challenged and beat Villo, Stewart and the lot on any given weekend.

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12/25/2018 9:57 PM

TDeath21 wrote:

I wish we could have seen him on a Suzuki for more than one season. He hasn't looked the same on any four stroke aside from that one year. He was hurt more than anyone by the transition to the 450. He was right there with James and Ricky before the transition and in 06 they started leaving him in the dust. Still by far the third best, but definitely well behind the top two. In 09 he was more like he was 05 and prior. And holy shit I just realized that will be 10 years ago this SX season. I'm so old.

He looked great on the Honda’s, man.

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

12/25/2018 10:34 PM

His back is against the wall,has moved the family close to him so wouldn’t be surprised if he does bag a win,he’s got that attitude and ego to go for it and good luck for him for trying!

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12/25/2018 10:41 PM

Is it possible? Yes. Is it likely? No.

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12/26/2018 1:55 AM

He will be competitive in the top ten .. He wont have enough intensity to hang on the first 5 laps with the young crew. A podium maybe but mostly around 7 to 12 which is still impressive at 37

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12/26/2018 2:22 AM

If Brayton can do this, then CR more of cappable

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12/26/2018 3:38 AM

Steve 396 wrote:

For wins, top 5's? Define competitive please.

On a good night with a diminished field he could possibly win. Other than that is be extremely surprised if he won. But, that's why they race so we will see.

woody woodpecker wrote:

I don't think competitive to Reed means top 5's.

then that's a NO

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12/26/2018 3:47 AM

Dougy1 wrote:

He will be competitive in the top ten .. He wont have enough intensity to hang on the first 5 laps with the young crew. A podium maybe but mostly around 7 to 12 which is still impressive at 37

I feel likes it is just the opposite. I’m about t turn 52 and my reflexes and reaction time on everything atound me is still quick, but fitness for endurance is well behind my younger years. Of course, o don’t train or exercise like these guys do. I feel like Reed will be able to hang with the top dogs in the early laps, but if his fitness level to run that pace is even slightly off, then fatigue will lead to loss of focus, and that’s where the little mistakes will come into play causing a drop off of pace. It he gets in a groove and is feeling the flow on any given night, the adrenaline will overcome the fatigue and we may get a race.

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12/26/2018 3:54 AM

Who cares? He still has fun doing it at 37 and has decent results. Most people would kill for a top 10 in a supercross.

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12/26/2018 5:05 AM

I think he could get podiums, not sure about another win. Possible but very unlikely.

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12/26/2018 5:09 AM

I think podiums and top 5s very possible. I think a win on a given night with the right combination of starts and luck is very possible also. Brayton got a win no reason a fit and prepped reed cant.

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12/26/2018 6:24 AM

Unfortunately we all know there is rider attrition as the season wears on, if Reed stays healthy, he'll definitely podium in the later rounds.

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12/26/2018 8:09 AM

It's surprising some people think 'competitive' is ONLY if he can win.
Of course he'll be competitive. He was competitive last year. He'll be better this year too.

If you think even making the night show IS NOT competitive, please go tell everyone who doesn't make the night show to quit, they're wasting their time.

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12/26/2018 8:21 AM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

It's surprising some people think 'competitive' is ONLY if he can win.
Of course he'll be competitive. He was competitive last year. He'll be better this year too.

If you think even making the night show IS NOT competitive, please go tell everyone who doesn't make the night show to quit, they're wasting their time.

In what world was he even close to being competitive last year? We're talking about Chad Reed here, I started this thread because of the recent Racer X interview where he said he believes he can still win races and be competitive with the top guys.

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12/26/2018 9:46 AM

Towards the end of the season as the field thins out i see hime podium and even pull a win.

6-8 at the start of the season.

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12/26/2018 9:59 AM

He has the speed to be consistently in the top 10 if he is healthy. So that's better than half the field.

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12/26/2018 10:59 AM

Isn't competitive still being capable of qualifying for mains?

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12/26/2018 11:05 AM

Since jgr seems to have some secret sauce in the starting dept and reed is great at chess I imagine he will do fine. Winninh is asking alot with mm,ja,kr,et on the same track but it could happen.

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12/26/2018 12:46 PM

Too much young talent now in my opinion... I think a top 5 is possible, but he might also find himself 15th on a regular basis. And I suspect he might miss a few mains.

Love CR22, but just being realistic in my opinion...

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12/26/2018 1:34 PM

Osbo, Plessinger, Savatgy moving up, maybe a top 5.

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12/26/2018 2:07 PM

I wouldn't bet against him. He can still run a fast pace, nails good starts, and believes that he belongs up there. Those three tools are enough for anyone to finish up front.

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12/26/2018 2:10 PM

Can He holeshot? In SX if one can get the start one can win. Answer is yes, Reed can win.

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12/26/2018 2:24 PM

The bigger the whoops sections the better his results will be. Go 22!

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