Forkner and Mitch

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6/11/2021 5:40 PM

Chicks do that to a man

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6/11/2021 5:59 PM

life_of_jaze wrote:

Chicks do that to a man

To a boy, not a man.
A man makes sure he has options.

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6/11/2021 6:25 PM

Bacon_n_Egg'r wrote:

I like how most people here just breeze past the fact that he lost 1/3 of his pancreas. When that injury happened last year, I ...more

Of course everyone is different, but a mate of mine lost part of his pancreas after a car accident, he’s back competing in triathlons now. He says attention to diet is the key, otherwise all other training remains the same post op.

I’d expect Forkner has top advice on hand, so it’s likely something else is going on. Maybe after all those injuries he’s lost the mental edge?

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6/11/2021 6:28 PM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

A lot of people in the podcast world disagree.

I don’t know anything, just what I read here and listen to on my phone.

UpTiTe wrote:

What podcast, I’d really be interested in hearing it. I know his original contract was pretty lucrative with a 450 tryout if ...more

Johnny Ringo wrote:

JT dropped it on show 466 of pulp, forget what time stamp

I listened to it, he did say it. I’ve never heard he was guaranteed that spot, I’ve heard he gets first chance if he wins a title, like Adam last year.

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6/11/2021 6:32 PM

mtndoc_842 wrote:

Crazy to think Sexton was running 16th during that moto with 9mins left

Its crazy where sexton is now and how forkner is compared to a few years ago when forkner was waxing sexton every week until his injury.

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6/11/2021 7:29 PM

kaidodragon wrote:

Just imagine for a minute that the 23 yeard old age rule for MX2 was available in 250 outdoors. He would have to race 450 ...more

Don't feel bad for him.

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No brains, No headaches.

6/11/2021 7:38 PM

nousername wrote:

Its crazy where sexton is now and how forkner is compared to a few years ago when forkner was waxing sexton every week until ...more

I think the same thing. People forget that Forkner had Sexton covered in every race until that injury. Now Sexton is flying in the 450 class and Forky is still trying to get a solid 250 season under his belt. I just hope he doesn’t get left behind

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6/11/2021 7:44 PM

I think he crashed at Pala and no one really mentions it. I saw him go from 7th to the teens, and back into the top 10 with a boot strap loose and dirty/torn(?) jersey.

Lakewood could’ve been the elevation or maybe he had an off weekend. Ready to see how he does at the next round!

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6/11/2021 7:50 PM

UpTiTe wrote:

What podcast, I’d really be interested in hearing it. I know his original contract was pretty lucrative with a 450 tryout if ...more

Johnny Ringo wrote:

JT dropped it on show 466 of pulp, forget what time stamp

UpTiTe wrote:

I listened to it, he did say it. I’ve never heard he was guaranteed that spot, I’ve heard he gets first chance if he wins a ...more

Gotcha, makes sense

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

6/11/2021 8:37 PM

He was so much fun to watch in 2019 Supercross. Hoping the best for him. Must chap his ass to see Sexton win two championships and move to 450

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Don't ever let facts get in the way of a great story

6/11/2021 9:10 PM

As an early and continuous Austin fan...
I’m pretty sure ANY contractual “guarantees” are tied to performance clauses.
I’m pretty sure the chick that everyone is referring to is...long...gone.

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6/11/2021 9:23 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

As an early and continuous Austin fan...
I’m pretty sure ANY contractual “guarantees” are tied to performance clauses.
I’m ...more

I thought they split sometime last year

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6/11/2021 10:51 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

As an early and continuous Austin fan...
I’m pretty sure ANY contractual “guarantees” are tied to performance clauses.
I’m ...more

Sure about that? Photo

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Don't ever let facts get in the way of a great story

6/12/2021 12:44 AM

mtndoc_842 wrote:

Crazy to think Sexton was running 16th during that moto with 9mins left

nousername wrote:

Its crazy where sexton is now and how forkner is compared to a few years ago when forkner was waxing sexton every week until ...more

Kelz87 wrote:

I think the same thing. People forget that Forkner had Sexton covered in every race until that injury. Now Sexton is flying in ...more

Interesting isn't it. But some develop slower than others, some peak early and find it difficult to take the next step.

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6/12/2021 2:45 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Interesting isn't it. But some develop slower than others, some peak early and find it difficult to take the next step.

Forkner has always had the tag of ' next big thing' which means pressure from an early age.. we saw the same with AC,

We see this lots, and the guys who are in the shadows, get a bit of a break, and time to develop

We have seen the same in europe with Brian Hsu, Davy Pootjes and a couple of others, who just dont carry their promise as a young rider through into the Pro ranks, and if they do , the weight of expectation gets too much for them.

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6/12/2021 3:32 AM

Kelz87 wrote:

I think the same thing. People forget that Forkner had Sexton covered in every race until that injury. Now Sexton is flying in ...more

Motofinne wrote:

Interesting isn't it. But some develop slower than others, some peak early and find it difficult to take the next step.

philG wrote:

Forkner has always had the tag of ' next big thing' which means pressure from an early age.. we saw the same with AC,

We see ...more

Bottom line is he is not a good enough rider. A big part of the job is to measure your speed against your ability and stay healthy.

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6/12/2021 4:52 AM

SilverSpurs wrote:

Bottom line is he is not a good enough rider. A big part of the job is to measure your speed against your ability and stay ...more

He has the speed, but anyone can be fast between crashes.

When people say Sexton only won cos Forkner crashed... well Duh.. the idea is to win the championship and move on , Sexton is now the Honda prodigal son, and will fill Kenny's boots when he hangs it up, whereas i dont see Forkner getting a good 450 shot unless he can right the ship soon.

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6/12/2021 4:59 AM

He got himself a Barbie Doll, right about the time his dirt bike career fell off a cliff. Seems he can't make up his mind witch one he wants to play with. That can happen when your 24 going on 17 with a golden spoon.




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6/12/2021 5:21 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

As an early and continuous Austin fan...
I’m pretty sure ANY contractual “guarantees” are tied to performance clauses.
I’m ...more

nousername wrote:

I thought they split sometime last year

They did, but they got back together.

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6/12/2021 6:16 AM

Maybe his dad can log back in and set it straight...

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6/12/2021 6:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2021 6:57 AM

life_of_jaze wrote:

Chicks do that to a man

SilverSpurs wrote:

To a boy, not a man.
A man makes sure he has options.

Huh.

I seem to recall someone here on Vital put up an Insta post from his (maybe ex) girl that was like: "No more boys, only men" or something like that.

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6/12/2021 6:54 AM

life_of_jaze wrote:

Chicks do that to a man

SilverSpurs wrote:

To a boy, not a man.
A man makes sure he has options.

Dirty Points wrote:

Huh.

I seem to recall someone here on Vital put up an Insta post from his (maybe ex) girl that was like: "No more boys, only ...more

She said something like "I need a real man" after someone asked about their break up. No looks can make up for a personality like that. Poor Fork.

I even hate myself for knowing such useless information. 😂

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6/12/2021 7:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2021 7:13 AM

SilverSpurs wrote:

To a boy, not a man.
A man makes sure he has options.

Dirty Points wrote:

Huh.

I seem to recall someone here on Vital put up an Insta post from his (maybe ex) girl that was like: "No more boys, only ...more

Mavetism wrote:

She said something like "I need a real man" after someone asked about their break up. No looks can make up for a personality ...more

Yeah, that is some petty shit.

Thing is: here is SilverSpurs using the word 'boy', some woman inferring 'boy'.

Just noticing: I've never heard the word 'boy' used about Sexton, even though he literally was one when he started his pro career. I never heard 'boy' (without the word 'Golden') attached to Dunge, a year younger than Forkner is now, as a 450 champ.

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6/12/2021 7:26 AM

...and this, folks, is why JS7 was wise to keep his girlfriend/fiancé/wife well hidden.

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6/12/2021 7:29 AM

tingo wrote:

...and this, folks, is why JS7 was wise to keep his girlfriend/fiancé/wife well hidden.

Different generation that wasn't raised on social media.

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6/12/2021 9:20 AM

tingo wrote:

...and this, folks, is why JS7 was wise to keep his girlfriend/fiancé/wife well hidden.

I agree, unless you have one like Chad or Marvin who are embedded and the dream is the same.

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6/12/2021 2:49 PM

I really dont think that Mitch is keeping up with todays climate when we are talking about PC’s lack of titles the last years.

Back when PC ruled the 125cc / lites class the PC bikes were far superior and all the best riders wanted to ride one. Now days we have plenty of teams with bikes at the same level or better with teams that pays good money.

Like Mitch says in the Pulp show that he signs for lower money and then pays good bonuses instead. If you were a rider would you take a well paid deal knowing that you get a fair bit of money no matter what your results are or would you ”just want to rely” on bonus money?

Besides forkner in SX who we all know most likley ends up in the dirt, Mitch havent had a guy that have been up to championship speed the last couple of years as the Star or Geico (now HRC) has.

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6/12/2021 3:16 PM


He will figure it out.

In SX, there is arguably and with stats no rider with as many wins as he has. What puts his (sx) career in an unconfortable position was just too much speed, too much confidence, ala js7. He wanted to win too much, and dominating the field by a mile, even from qualifying. That bite hard.

The injuries he had were severe, so it may take him a bit of time to get back to 100% outdoors, but I am quite sure he will come swinging for the sx season.

It is easy to forget AC was also a bit in the same seat not that long ago, it happens, he is still very young, so I think he is still the favorite for a sx 250 title within the next 2 or 3 years. If he doesn't deliver in that time frame, then it will suck, but for now, I think indoor he is still a very hot prospect (that also need excellent coaching).
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6/12/2021 3:40 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

As an early and continuous Austin fan...
I’m pretty sure ANY contractual “guarantees” are tied to performance clauses.
I’m ...more

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Sure about that? Photo

Take away the helicopter, Fox, Monster, Pro Circuit, and a fat paycheck...... Replace it with a 210,000 mile 1/2 ton truck, a job in the construction industry, a dinner of Hamburger Helper, and the worry if the check is gonna hit the bank in time.... See how long Princess would stick around.

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6/13/2021 7:21 PM

LungButter wrote:

Uhhhh....wasn't his recent injury just a broken collarbone? Hardly serious by MX standards.....

He's quite aways out from the ...more

JBlain619 wrote:

It was a broken collarbone but Austin is less than a year out from a major internal injury. Moreover, he has raced exactly 4 ...more

nousername wrote:

Roczen came back to 450 class after his injuries and was close to winning right away. I think Austin is just focused on the ...more

lol Roczen shattered his arm, Forkner had internal organs removed. I’d say it’s surprising Forkner even lined up for Supey this year. Might not be a title contender but a full outdoor season and some moto wins this year would be a nice plan.

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