Nobody's talking about Plessinger?

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2/5/2018 9:37 AM

That was an unbelievably gutsy ride from that kid. Ralf and Jeff made comments that Aaron was sick, and he still puts on the charge that he did, holds on, collapses after the finish, can't keep his words straight on the podium. That was a championship caliber ride right there. Hope he does it this year.

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2/5/2018 9:39 AM

that was an awesome ride for sure.
But I would still be surprised if he stays on two wheels the whole season

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2/5/2018 10:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/5/2018 10:08 AM

Once he is through San Diego, he has the Indy E/W showdown then Seattle, SLC and Vegas. 3 of those races will be on tracks that get rutty and break down, plus Seattle and SLC could have weather. I really like his odds of taking home the title at this point. And that was a great ride on Saturday given his illness.

I just realized as I was counting the races, that with the two E/W shootouts the 250 series this year is even more asymmetric as the East has two Triple Crown races to the West with one. But additionally the West will have 10 rounds and the east 9 counting towards the titles. How will this be addressed in the pointing out rules? I believe the rules previously only spoke of 8 or 9 race series in terms of points.

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2/5/2018 10:11 AM

Plessinger is one of the most underrated riders at the gate. Its nice to see the dude winning. I don't think many people expected him to get these results going into the season.

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2/5/2018 10:14 AM

He looks like he could take it. McElrath lots a bunch of points last Sat.

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2/5/2018 10:16 AM

Stop it. We all know he is good. But people want to talk about kittens, girlfriends/wifes and Monster Girls.xD

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2/5/2018 10:21 AM

Is it Pless-in-ger or Pless-in-jer ? Announcers can't seem to agree.

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2/5/2018 10:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/5/2018 10:28 AM

Eljott wrote:

Stop it. We all know he is good. But people want to talk about kittens, girlfriends/wifes and Monster Girls.xD

I think this thread is not so much about him being really good. That is no surprise to anybody that has seen him ride.

What is a surprise how gritty he was when he usually seems like such a lax goofball. Putting in a performance like that while clearly in pretty bad shape requires some mental toughness.

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2/5/2018 10:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/5/2018 10:24 AM

Eljott wrote:

Stop it. We all know he is good. But people want to talk about kittens, girlfriends/wifes and Monster Girls.xD

did you just assume the gender of the Monster Spokespeople?

Plessinger is a stud, hope he wins the championship and then kills it outdoors

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2/5/2018 10:30 AM

Am I the only one that thinks his best days are to come on 450’s?

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2/5/2018 10:31 AM

He's on the last generation Yamaha chassis. The VBT has declared he can't win - thus no one talks about him.

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2/5/2018 10:35 AM

Hman144 wrote:

That was an unbelievably gutsy ride from that kid. Ralf and Jeff made comments that Aaron was sick, and he still puts on the charge that he did, holds on, collapses after the finish, can't keep his words straight on the podium. That was a championship caliber ride right there. Hope he does it this year.

You're right. What a ride! Glad to see him getting some wins. It was a great effort and it got a bit close there for a few but he hung on. It's always nice to know that there'll be some great nights in the memory books to think back on after all the struggles and effort of a racers career comes to an end. So few get to experience even one win in this sport. Great job Aaron!

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2/5/2018 10:53 AM

dcg141 wrote:

Am I the only one that thinks his best days are to come on 450’s?

No Sir.

I watched his 450B motos from Loretta's a few years ago and I thought he looked really good (not that B class matters THAT much) however I think he makes a 250F look like BMX bike and will adapt really well to the 450. From what I see a lot of top guys don't race 450s anymore and their race craft suffers once they make the jump (think Cooper Webb).

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2/5/2018 10:58 AM

I'm thinking AP23 is what AC92 will be next year. Good ride for what seems like a good dude.

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2/5/2018 11:00 AM

He definitely has a unique style that seems to gelling with his height - he looks comfortable. Should he win the title, he might be the tallest champ in quite some time compared to the horse jockeys.

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2/5/2018 11:03 AM

Super impressive ride this past weekend.

He's got the mental game down really well, granted it helps when you're winning, but his off the track attitude is beyond positive... and most off all (unlike so many guys that struggle) he looks like he's always having fun.

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2/5/2018 11:08 AM

Eljott wrote:

Stop it. We all know he is good. But people want to talk about kittens, girlfriends/wifes and Monster Girls.xD

peelout wrote:

did you just assume the gender of the Monster Spokespeople?

Plessinger is a stud, hope he wins the championship and then kills it outdoors

Sorry. Monsterpeople? Or just Monsters? I'm confused.

And i think there is a good chance he does it.

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2/5/2018 11:19 AM

With ap being a local guy from around my area i like to see him do good. Used to watch him race briarcliff and malvern

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2/5/2018 11:26 AM

Eljott wrote:

Stop it. We all know he is good. But people want to talk about kittens, girlfriends/wifes and Monster Girls.xD

peelout wrote:

did you just assume the gender of the Monster Spokespeople?

Plessinger is a stud, hope he wins the championship and then kills it outdoors

Eljott wrote:

Sorry. Monsterpeople? Or just Monsters? I'm confused.

And i think there is a good chance he does it.

We are replacing the Monster Models with integrated cartoon m0nst3rz like the green one from A1 that popped up on your screen.

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2/5/2018 11:31 AM

peelout wrote:

did you just assume the gender of the Monster Spokespeople?

Plessinger is a stud, hope he wins the championship and then kills it outdoors

Eljott wrote:

Sorry. Monsterpeople? Or just Monsters? I'm confused.

And i think there is a good chance he does it.

pmshortt2 wrote:

We are replacing the Monster Models with integrated cartoon m0nst3rz like the green one from A1 that popped up on your screen.

And again we ain't talking about AP. :D
Sorry Aaron you showed everyone how to do it.

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2/5/2018 11:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/6/2018 6:36 AM

Plessinger, Cianciarulo, Hill and McElrath are all ready for 450s.

As much as I enjoy riding 250s, in this sport, the 450s are the premier class. Therefore I really don't care about a regional championship for a secondary "development" class. But these last few races Plessinger has really shown the skills that have been hyped for a long time. He's too big for a 250 but is still making it work. When he moves up to big bikes I think he'll be pretty competitive, although I think he still has some work to do on non-rutted tracks/conditions.

Remember Hill on the 450 at MEC a few years ago? Dude has some skills on a big bike.

AC is just too big on a 250 to be competitive. Time to move up, for his own sake, and I think he will do very well.

McElrath is not going to blow people away on 450s right away, but I do think he'll be in the mix right away...physically strong rider who definitely makes a point of proper preparation.

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2/5/2018 1:07 PM

dcg141 wrote:

Am I the only one that thinks his best days are to come on 450’s?

TJMX947 wrote:

No Sir.

I watched his 450B motos from Loretta's a few years ago and I thought he looked really good (not that B class matters THAT much) however I think he makes a 250F look like BMX bike and will adapt really well to the 450. From what I see a lot of top guys don't race 450s anymore and their race craft suffers once they make the jump (think Cooper Webb).

If he wins the West Coast , and has a good outdoors , Yamaha will be nuts not to get him on a 450 with a very long contract. Even if he doesnt win either, he is going to be a great 450 rider.

Also him an Ciancirulo will be able to bulk up a bit , they are way big for a 250 now, but the 450 can pull some extra timber.

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2/5/2018 2:10 PM

Hope he didnt push himself too hard in that race....

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2/5/2018 5:34 PM

Teamoatmealpie wrote:

He definitely has a unique style that seems to gelling with his height - he looks comfortable. Should he win the title, he might be the tallest champ in quite some time compared to the horse jockeys.

Interesting point on height. Fastest tall rider since Windham?

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2/5/2018 6:58 PM

bayodome wrote:

Plessinger, Cianciarulo, Hill and McElrath are all ready for 450s.

As much as I enjoy riding 250s, in this sport, the 450s are the premier class. Therefore I really don't care about a regional championship for a secondary "development" class. But these last few races Plessinger has really shown the skills that have been hyped for a long time. He's too big for a 250 but is still making it work. When he moves up to big bikes I think he'll be pretty competitive, although I think he still has some work to do on non-rutted tracks/conditions.

Remember Hill on the 450 at MEC a few years ago? Dude has some skills on a big bike.

AC is just too big on a 250 to be competitive. Time to move up, for his own sake, and I think he will do very well.

McElrath is not going to blow people away on 450s right away, but I do think he'll be in the mix right away...physically strong rider who definitely makes a point of proper preparation.

Great post. Any yes, that was a gutsy ride that deserves some kudo's, it's just that the 250 class is not the premier part of the show and they will get overlooked when the 450's put on a good show.

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2/5/2018 7:10 PM

Awesome ride from an awesome rider but not a fan coz reasons.

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2/5/2018 7:11 PM

Is he able to ride the 450 class at east coast rounds?
Would love to see him take it to the big boys in a mudder!

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2/5/2018 7:26 PM

Not surprised by his speed and results at all. Most people forget that he came close to winning the title two years ago. Hope he doesn't lose his edge after becoming a parent....it happens, you know.

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2/5/2018 7:45 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

Is it Pless-in-ger or Pless-in-jer ? Announcers can't seem to agree.

Pless-in-ger

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2/5/2018 10:50 PM

Red plate isn't leaving his bike unless there is some kind of major failure or injury.

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