Maybe Tomac withdrew from MXDN because he could not afford it?

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8/4/2017 4:12 PM

A Sunday adult ticket for the event is $96

A child ticket is $44

Perhaps Tomac didn't want to fork out all that money to get his family in!

That's a LOT of money for a motocross event isn't it? And before people say it I know formula one etc is even more but they are higher profile sports at permanent facilities.

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8/4/2017 4:17 PM

I would bet he can afford it but I'm sure how expensive it is was one of many factors. I think Langston said he spent like $10,000 on plane tickets to get his family to the event.

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8/4/2017 4:21 PM

I'm $2,700 into attending.... I don't want to hear it.

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Washed up moto and enduro weekend warrior.

8/4/2017 4:23 PM

The tickets have to be so expensive to cover all the purse money they give out.

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8/4/2017 4:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/4/2017 4:34 PM

MxKing809 wrote:

I'm $2,700 into attending.... I don't want to hear it.

I'll have about 1.99 into it the day after. YouTube and a bag of patatoe chips

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

8/4/2017 4:50 PM

Dirty Points wrote:

The tickets have to be so expensive to cover all the purse money they give out.

You need one of these at the end."whistling"

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I blame Honda.

8/4/2017 4:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/4/2017 4:55 PM

I doubt seriously the finances entered into his decision. I promise you, if Monster told him to go...he'd be there. If Kawasaki told him to go...he'd be there. I understand the number of races US riders have to ride in a season but personally, I think...he just didn't want to go unless there was all but a guaranteed win for the team.

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8/4/2017 4:59 PM

He withdrew because he just don't wanna race the USGP. Monster makes him race the USGP so he says f*ck you then I don't race the MXDN. The timing of the MXDN is off, but it was always off. Monster Cup is there, but there was always Monster/Rockstar Energy US Open there. Whats new this last years? The USGP and the riders who get forced into riding it just aren't candidate to race the MXDN. Because they can choose to say no to their national federation, but they can't say no to their teams who wanna see them in the USGP.

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8/4/2017 5:17 PM

Ok I feel the need to (surprisingly) clarify that the Tomac thing was sarcasm. I started the thread to make the point about the ticket prices.

I shouldn't have mentioned Tomac, I didn't want it to descend into more reasons he doesn't want to represent his country. I'm sorry

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8/4/2017 5:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/4/2017 5:23 PM

Dirty Points wrote:

The tickets have to be so expensive to cover all the purse money they give out.

This comment will be scrubbed shortly...happens every time when pertaining to purse money..

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8/4/2017 5:46 PM

Change your mind Tomac.
Your time is now in 2017.
This is your legacy.
In ten years while looking at the trophy you won't remember being tired.
Make it a great story and go, be like Rocky and win for us.
We are F'ed.

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8/4/2017 5:51 PM

speed_racer wrote:

Change your mind Tomac.
Your time is now in 2017.
This is your legacy.
In ten years while looking at the trophy you won't remember being tired.
Make it a great story and go, be like Rocky and win for us.
We are F'ed.

Nailed it!

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8/4/2017 5:54 PM

speed_racer wrote:

Change your mind Tomac.
Your time is now in 2017.
This is your legacy.
In ten years while looking at the trophy you won't remember being tired.
Make it a great story and go, be like Rocky and win for us.
We are F'ed.

Joko wrote:

Nailed it!

Or how about this, 10 years down the line looking back, has only the one outdoor title, as coming into the supercross he's always tired, doesn't do many more seasons, retires early. Burnout!

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8/4/2017 6:42 PM

Team managers at Kawi and Honda both saying that it just doesn't make sense but all the wisdom of vital says otherwise

SMH!

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8/4/2017 7:41 PM

dirtdog36 wrote:

Team managers at Kawi and Honda both saying that it just doesn't make sense but all the wisdom of vital says otherwise

SMH!

And even the guy who came a lap from winning it all for team USA last year has said he's not sure he'd go either. But obviously the Vital Brain Trust knows better.

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8/5/2017 4:54 AM

MxKing809 wrote:

I'm $2,700 into attending.... I don't want to hear it.

BobPA wrote:

I'll have about 1.99 into it the day after. YouTube and a bag of patatoe chips

Thank God you aren't eating Cheeto's and watching... blink

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