One of those "WOW" moments

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7/28/2018 9:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2018 9:49 PM

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Watching in real time, after that ridiculous charge to catch KRoc, then the way he made the pass at the finish line, this corner was just....wow. You can kind of just look at the roost and hear the engine noise as he blows the corner out...again, just wow, that dudes talent is astounding.
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7/28/2018 9:52 PM

Eli is seriously on another level

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7/28/2018 10:03 PM

There were a couple moments at Red Bud before his bike went were you heard him just cracking the throttle and destroying shit.

When he's on he's fucking fun to watch no doubt. Like a tall RV.

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Cheers, Crush
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7/28/2018 10:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2018 10:15 PM

He makes racing great, I haven't enjoyed watching racing this much since another racer who either won or crashed his brains out was racing.

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7/28/2018 11:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2018 11:11 PM

For some reason days like this always make me think of this scene in gladiator. “I wasn’t the best because I killed(rode) quickly, I was the best because the crowd loved me.” Win the crowd, tomaximus wink
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7/28/2018 11:19 PM

One of the filthiest things my peepers have ever laid themselves upon!

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7/28/2018 11:23 PM

DF313 wrote:

He makes racing great, I haven't enjoyed watching racing this much since another racer who either won or crashed his brains out was racing.

Even my wife commented she loves watching him ride, it reminds her when he who won’t be named was racing.

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7/28/2018 11:25 PM

Ha, I just asked EZZA if he could make a gif of this. Thanks !

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

7/28/2018 11:57 PM

shocked Aldon Baker just put the farm up for sale.
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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

7/29/2018 12:03 AM

I thought this was pretty awesome to watch.
Image from Gyazo

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7/29/2018 1:12 AM

I didn't know where to put this but WOW and WTF. These riders are both KTM and one guy is sharing the others injury WTF>

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7/29/2018 2:34 AM

jorgechavez wrote:

I thought this was pretty awesome to watch.
Image from Gyazo

Actually thought they might come together when they went off that single.

Just noticed in the first video of the 180 berm he actually corrects himself half way though.

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7/29/2018 3:33 AM

He seems to nearly over jump some obstacles (Deliberately) Alot further then other guys. Hes Not scared of bottoming out
Just absolutely pins it .
It's incredible.. Not sure what corner it was but he passed alot of crew by literally jumping into the corner nearly side ways and blasting out.

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7/29/2018 3:47 AM

I really hope the 2019 Kawasaki doesn't mess with his mojo because he has that bike dialed. Marv is insanely quick but he caught him, passed him, and gapped him like it was just another day at the practice track..with his pants falling down.

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7/29/2018 4:27 AM

I says weeks before, Tomac lokks better than Herlings

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7/29/2018 5:11 AM

After that drive through the whoops and pass over the finish on KROC, Tomac completely annihilated that corner and I got goosebumps..

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7/29/2018 5:49 AM

You gotta love how Eli sets about it too... The patient grind, drops the hammer, makes the pass and then does some crazy shit to sprinkle a little demoralisation.

It's crazy to think just two short years ago, Kenny was toying with Eli half the season, but it seemed different. He went fast so early so it always seemed out of reach.

Now, Eli has everyone mind-fucked for speed for sure, you're just not safe. Being caught that late from that far back must be hard to take.

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Cheers, Crush
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7/29/2018 5:51 AM

With reference to the OPs video, I'm not belittling the roost shown:

But, I wish I could find a GIF I saved a few years ago of a Roost(s) done by a succession of Sidecarcross Bikes in a GP. It was in either Germany or one of the former Soviet Block countries. The Roost(s) were mind blowing, around a LH , huge bowl turn. Seriously, about 20 + ft in the air, and around the full, huge bowl. Reminiscent of the sort of 'wall of water' you see from the World's Best Water Ski Slalom runs. Those 700+CC Zabels and 690 KTM based Sidecarcrossers, move some Serious earth, at times.

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7/29/2018 5:52 AM

Dougy1 wrote:

He seems to nearly over jump some obstacles (Deliberately) Alot further then other guys. Hes Not scared of bottoming out
Just absolutely pins it .
It's incredible.. Not sure what corner it was but he passed alot of crew by literally jumping into the corner nearly side ways and blasting out.

I think one reason he's developed that style is that he's bigger, longer, and stronger than almost every other fast guy. He uses his legs as extra suspension and his size and strength he uses to muscle the bike around. It's why he can ride like that for a full moto and not get tired.

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7/29/2018 6:48 AM

Dude was having fun, in the zone!

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7/29/2018 7:06 AM

The rest of the field, especially Marvin have to be shaking their heads because theres no way that on a good day anyone can beat him outside of herlings.

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7/29/2018 7:33 AM

Anyone have a video of Ryan Hughes bowl turn at Washougal in 97-98?

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7/29/2018 7:39 AM

you got to be a little crazy to pull that off so late in the moto whilest passing your main rival!

btw: why the fuck bring ppl herlings up in every tomac topic? stfu! it's been talked about way to much.

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7/29/2018 9:14 AM

Eli "Too Lit" Tomac

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7/29/2018 9:17 AM

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7/29/2018 9:18 AM

joshflo wrote:

For some reason days like this always make me think of this scene in gladiator. “I wasn’t the best because I killed(rode) quickly, I was the best because the crowd loved me.” Win the crowd, tomaximus wink
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7/29/2018 9:44 AM

BSmooth13 wrote: Photo

Watching in real time, after that ridiculous charge to catch KRoc, then the way he made the pass at the finish line, this corner was just....wow. You can kind of just look at the roost and hear the engine noise as he blows the corner out...again, just wow, that dudes talent is astounding.

Eli was railing/destroying that berm ALL. DAY. Watched him in practice and liked it so much I positioned my wife so she had a good view and had her watch a couple of times. I believe this is the corner where Eli made the pass on Kenny a couple years ago at this same race.

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7/29/2018 9:48 AM

jorgechavez wrote:

I thought this was pretty awesome to watch.
Image from Gyazo

689 wrote:

Actually thought they might come together when they went off that single.

Just noticed in the first video of the 180 berm he actually corrects himself half way though.

Eli was squaring that corner when everyone else was using the berm on the outside. If you watch the entire moto he does it most every time. Dude was on it today! I remarked to my wife that he was gonna run those dudes (Roczen, Musquin) down about halfway through the moto.

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7/29/2018 9:49 AM

I hope one of the track side photographers got of photo or series of photos of Tomac's "berm shot roost railing".

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7/29/2018 9:52 AM

mx295 wrote:

Anyone have a video of Ryan Hughes bowl turn at Washougal in 97-98?

Thinking of the Bradshaw one?

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