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3/6/2018 1:11 PM

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3/6/2018 1:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 1:44 PM

“Let me clear things up: I have no plans for a comeback,” J-Law

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Even though he has been back on the bike and blowing up Instagram feeds with riding photos and videos, there is no J-Law comeback in the immediate future. Or so I thought, until he clarified: “If the right ride came, I would come back. I would love an opportunity to race outdoors. But I’m done sucking off the industry.”

The hype is gone, the fame and the money gone too. But Lawrence still gets to go to the track every day and ride his dirtbike. That’s where he started, and that’s what he wants to be: just a kid enjoying his dirtbike.


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3/6/2018 1:22 PM

Who?

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3/6/2018 1:32 PM

zehn wrote:

Who?

Jerry Lewis.. Apparently French people like him a lot.

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3/6/2018 1:38 PM

zehn wrote:

Who?

The guy who almost won Daytona on a 450 in 2009. I'll never forget that race.

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3/6/2018 2:08 PM

tampabayjay wrote:

The guy who almost won Daytona on a 450 in 2009. I'll never forget that race.

When he cut the first turn while half of the field crashed.

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3/6/2018 2:10 PM

AHRMA361 wrote:

“Let me clear things up: I have no plans for a comeback,” J-Law

more from the article:

Even though he has been back on the bike and blowing up Instagram feeds with riding photos and videos, there is no J-Law comeback in the immediate future. Or so I thought, until he clarified: “If the right ride came, I would come back. I would love an opportunity to race outdoors. But I’m done sucking off the industry.”

The hype is gone, the fame and the money gone too. But Lawrence still gets to go to the track every day and ride his dirtbike. That’s where he started, and that’s what he wants to be: just a kid enjoying his dirtbike.


I see a funny reply to that...but I'll refrain.

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3/6/2018 2:10 PM

zehn wrote:

Who?

tampabayjay wrote:

The guy who almost won Daytona on a 450 in 2009. I'll never forget that race.

visser62 wrote:

When he cut the first turn while half of the field crashed.

Yep. He should have waited right where he was till everyone was back up and riding and then go.

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3/6/2018 2:17 PM

AHRMA361 wrote:

“Let me clear things up: I have no plans for a comeback,” J-Law

more from the article:

Even though he has been back on the bike and blowing up Instagram feeds with riding photos and videos, there is no J-Law comeback in the immediate future. Or so I thought, until he clarified: “If the right ride came, I would come back. I would love an opportunity to race outdoors. But I’m done sucking off the industry.”

The hype is gone, the fame and the money gone too. But Lawrence still gets to go to the track every day and ride his dirtbike. That’s where he started, and that’s what he wants to be: just a kid enjoying his dirtbike.


GuyB wrote:

I see a funny reply to that...but I'll refrain.

Likely for the same reasons I didn't..ermm

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3/6/2018 2:21 PM

Kid !???? Dude is over 30 .

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3/6/2018 2:57 PM

Nice article actually, I enjoyed reading that. I never really got the whole J-Law hype but its interesting to see that perspective and think about how differently paths in life can go. He was a kid of a generation of seriously fast young riders. I imagine 99% of us would settle for simply being able to say we won a single moto the Ryans were in.

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3/6/2018 3:01 PM

"If the right ride came, I would come back". Holy shit. If I had a company with cash I would set that shit up right now. The media coverage alone would be worth it, regardless of how well he does.

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3/6/2018 3:04 PM

What media coverage you mean us on vital? Besides that Thats about it lol

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3/6/2018 3:10 PM

To hell with all you guys and your negative bullshit. If I were a team, I’d sign him today. Dude would kill it outdoors.

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“Let the Good Times Roll”

3/6/2018 3:12 PM

gnarwhip wrote:

"If the right ride came, I would come back". Holy shit. If I had a company with cash I would set that shit up right now. The media coverage alone would be worth it, regardless of how well he does.

Paging IB Corp... paging IB Corp.

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3/6/2018 3:16 PM

Racer111 wrote:

To hell with all you guys and your negative bullshit. If I were a team, I’d sign him today. Dude would kill it outdoors.

What? I'm not even trying to be negative but he never "killed it" outdoors when he was at his best, what makes you think he would now?

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3/6/2018 3:24 PM

Just so I am clear...has anyone read the full hard copy article? Was is worth the $21...?
thx

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3/6/2018 3:24 PM

Racer111 wrote:

To hell with all you guys and your negative bullshit. If I were a team, I’d sign him today. Dude would kill it outdoors.

People tried to help him put it together and he flakes...I can count at least three times when people started to put together a program for him and he went dark.

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3/6/2018 3:46 PM

These threads about Jason usually tank early so I'm gonna say it quickly... he did some incredible riding and I always enjoyed watching him move on an outdoor track. He worked miracles with that Rockstar Suzuki and made it look like a real bike even though it was a huge turd.

His natural talent on a mx bike was at one time unmatched. I'd put his corner speed up against anyone I've seen.

I guess that's it. He was a fuck up and blew some good chances.

Dang.

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3/6/2018 4:22 PM

gnarwhip wrote:

"If the right ride came, I would come back". Holy shit. If I had a company with cash I would set that shit up right now. The media coverage alone would be worth it, regardless of how well he does.

akillerwombat wrote:

Paging IB Corp... paging IB Corp.

Imagine Ryno rewiring his brain. He'd be fun to add to the mix, but that may be the best thing that could happen to him for his future self.

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3/6/2018 4:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 4:25 PM

Forty wrote:

These threads about Jason usually tank early so I'm gonna say it quickly... he did some incredible riding and I always enjoyed watching him move on an outdoor track. He worked miracles with that Rockstar Suzuki and made it look like a real bike even though it was a huge turd.

His natural talent on a mx bike was at one time unmatched. I'd put his corner speed up against anyone I've seen.

I guess that's it. He was a fuck up and blew some good chances.

Dang.

Perfect summary.

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3/6/2018 4:27 PM

Racer111 wrote:

To hell with all you guys and your negative bullshit. If I were a team, I’d sign him today. Dude would kill it outdoors.

Jack off much?

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3/6/2018 4:48 PM

Racer111 wrote:

To hell with all you guys and your negative bullshit. If I were a team, I’d sign him today. Dude would kill it outdoors.

jorgechavez wrote:

What? I'm not even trying to be negative but he never "killed it" outdoors when he was at his best, what makes you think he would now?

Wouldn't say that, pretty sure he had some good rides. Only one I recall though is the epic battle at Budds Creek in 07.

Last time he actually made a comeback he sucked though, so lets face it he's never gunna come back now.

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3/6/2018 4:50 PM

Fucking ten years ago, the rider he "powned" is a multi millionaire and fucking retired today, yea jlaw was a boss. Lmao

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3/6/2018 4:54 PM

BobbyM wrote:

Fucking ten years ago, the rider he "powned" is a multi millionaire and fucking retired today, yea jlaw was a boss. Lmao

Hard work and determination will always beat the bro lifestyle. Young kids should take note.

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3/6/2018 4:58 PM

BobbyM wrote:

Fucking ten years ago, the rider he "powned" is a multi millionaire and fucking retired today, yea jlaw was a boss. Lmao

agn5009 wrote:

Hard work and determination will always beat the bro lifestyle. Young kids should take note.

Although I'm a Jlaw fan I like this quote and it fits

'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard'

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why am I reading this? ..... Oh christ, now I'm posting...... shiiiiiiiit!!

3/6/2018 5:20 PM

Photo

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3/6/2018 5:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/6/2018 5:22 PM

Loved the article and J Law is still the man. Why people talk shit just to talk shit is beyond me.

He has done and is doing what most of us wish we could do. He won a championship, he raced with the best and he never once sold himself out. I know that goes against the grain for most of you but there is something endearing and punk rock about it.

So long as he is happy, I don't care what he chooses to do. Loved watching him race and will always admire the dude for being so real. Here's a recent edit that kicks ass.

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3/6/2018 5:27 PM

Didn't he podium on a 450 at washougal on his own funded bike, and then go to jail not long after? Dude brought some color to the sport, hate him or not. I was bummed to see him go but I'm glad he seems to be happy in his retirement from racing. Amazing talent.

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3/6/2018 5:29 PM

Jason could ride the wheels off a dirt bike when he wanted to....Anyone who denies that is just full of shit. Being a wild child or rebel wasn't really his downfall either. Being a douche and not doing your job is what bit him. I know Hill was his buddy and I always felt Jason influenced him in a bad way. Two potentially great talents lost. Note: these are just my opinions as a spectator. No hate, just hope both dudes can find peace and happiness. I got my money's worth watching them...we're square.

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