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2/10/2018 9:38 PM

Up front finally

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2/10/2018 9:48 PM

Back fighting to stay top 10 now. Expected more ftom him with a good start.

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2/10/2018 9:52 PM

With the likes of tomac, Webb and Roczen out of the races this is as good as its gonna get for him unfortunately.

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2/10/2018 9:54 PM

Sandbagging his way to LaRocco's record.

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Anyone but Ralph!

2/10/2018 9:58 PM

Wow, that de-escalated quickly

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2/10/2018 11:33 PM

I like Reed, but Mike finished his career as a competitor, Chad not so much. LaRocco could have easily milked another 24 starts or more if he felt like it.

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2/10/2018 11:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/10/2018 11:52 PM

Chad checked up on the triple where I was sitting for the first two laps when he was up front, I was sure he was going to get nailed in the back like Bogle did.

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2/11/2018 12:04 AM

You can be unhappy about Reed getting the record in this manner, but let's give the man some credit and the benefit of the doubt. He was and is not prepared as well as he could be. This isn't strictly a lack of talent due to old age issue.

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2/11/2018 12:10 AM

I'm glad he is out there, but man it's hard for me to watch.

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2/11/2018 12:23 AM

tcallahan707 wrote:

You can be unhappy about Reed getting the record in this manner, but let's give the man some credit and the benefit of the doubt. He was and is not prepared as well as he could be. This isn't strictly a lack of talent due to old age issue.

Reed could have been way more prepared if he just had ridden a bike during the summer, not sittning on the bike for like six months and blaming the lack of fitness on the injury he got this fall is pretty lame.

I get it that his ancle hurts, but the extra weight on his body has nothing to do with the injury...

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2/11/2018 12:39 AM

Regardless of any "injuries" he may have it's a bullshit way to get the record. Larocco could have rode around for another 3 to 4 years and run up the record. But he decided to call it quits after he finished 5th overall in a stacked series. Reed would be lucky to get a top 10 at this point. I'm all about a legend, which he is, continue to ride. But just to half ass it to gain another record you frankly don't deserve is bs.

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2/11/2018 12:44 AM

tcallahan707 wrote:

You can be unhappy about Reed getting the record in this manner, but let's give the man some credit and the benefit of the doubt. He was and is not prepared as well as he could be. This isn't strictly a lack of talent due to old age issue.

Tumic wrote:

Reed could have been way more prepared if he just had ridden a bike during the summer, not sittning on the bike for like six months and blaming the lack of fitness on the injury he got this fall is pretty lame.

I get it that his ancle hurts, but the extra weight on his body has nothing to do with the injury...

In hindsight, absolutely. That would have no doubt helped his situation post injury. I think it's highly likely that he had a great plan for the offseason to get prepared and that plan got sidetracked. When faced with the choice of judging him for not being prepared as well as one could for an unexpected injury/training derailment, or judging him for having the tenacity, grit, and perseverance to still show up for his sponsors, this record, and love of the sport, all while swallowing his pride and being a positive person, I choose the latter.

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2/11/2018 12:45 AM

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

I like Reed, but Mike finished his career as a competitor, Chad not so much. LaRocco could have easily milked another 24 starts or more if he felt like it.

Dude give him a break, he was not even suppose to be on the bike yet at A1. WTF? Your going to compare Mike Larocco to Chad Reed?

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2/11/2018 12:52 AM

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Regardless of any "injuries" he may have it's a bullshit way to get the record. Larocco could have rode around for another 3 to 4 years and run up the record. But he decided to call it quits after he finished 5th overall in a stacked series. Reed would be lucky to get a top 10 at this point. I'm all about a legend, which he is, continue to ride. But just to half ass it to gain another record you frankly don't deserve is bs.

How does he not deserve the record?
It's most main event starts! He's getting to the main event.. He's not cheating he's one of the fastest 20 riders of the night..
Sure I wish he was more competitive but circumstances aren't allowing it! If he bails the race he beats the record I'll be off it but he reckons he's going around again next year so sure he might limp to the record but he could exceed it in a more respectable way

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

2/11/2018 1:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/11/2018 1:13 AM

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

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2/11/2018 1:27 AM

TheWeapon wrote:

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

Very true. But he knew when his time was done. As did RC and MC, hell RC could still be qualifying today if he felt like it....as could Bubba. I like Reed but he knows he's done as a contender, regardless of the RB Straight Rhythm injury he wasn't gonna contend this year. Or next for that matter.

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2/11/2018 1:31 AM

TheWeapon wrote:

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

Careful, don't want to start poking obvious holes in the haters' philosophy...

Actually, just to stir it up more... LaRocco was never a threat for a supercross championship beyond 1994.

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James

2/11/2018 1:34 AM

He was fast at the beginning and could have probably top 5 if he had a healthy off season ; so basically it is Reed as usual, never count him out.

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2/11/2018 1:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/11/2018 1:53 AM

TheWeapon wrote:

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Very true. But he knew when his time was done. As did RC and MC, hell RC could still be qualifying today if he felt like it....as could Bubba. I like Reed but he knows he's done as a contender, regardless of the RB Straight Rhythm injury he wasn't gonna contend this year. Or next for that matter.

I like to live in a world where the guys who are fortunate enough to get to choose when they want to be done, make that choice based on what's best for them, not what everyone else says. Some don't want to see a dirt bike or train, some have an ego that can't handle getting poor results, and some still love pushing themselves to be their best, even if it isn't as good as it once was.

Props to Reed for not giving a shit about what the fans, media, or industry thinks. He's doing what he wants to do and that's why he's gained a shitload of new fans in the two two era. It's what most people WANT to do but are afraid to. Living life based on societal constructs is the worst way to live.

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2/11/2018 1:45 AM

TheWeapon wrote:

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Very true. But he knew when his time was done. As did RC and MC, hell RC could still be qualifying today if he felt like it....as could Bubba. I like Reed but he knows he's done as a contender, regardless of the RB Straight Rhythm injury he wasn't gonna contend this year. Or next for that matter.

tcallahan707 wrote:

I like to live in a world where the guys who are fortunate enough to get to choose when they want to be done, make that choice based on what's best for them, not what everyone else says. Some don't want to see a dirt bike or train, some have an ego that can't handle getting poor results, and some still love pushing themselves to be their best, even if it isn't as good as it once was.

Props to Reed for not giving a shit about what the fans, media, or industry thinks. He's doing what he wants to do and that's why he's gained a shitload of new fans in the two two era. It's what most people WANT to do but are afraid to. Living life based on societal constructs is the worst way to live.

Agreed good for him! I wish I had a 1/10 of his talent and could race at a high level into my late 30's. But fact of the matter is he's not coming close to sniffing a podium in a race or finishing in the top 10 at the end of the series.

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2/11/2018 1:49 AM

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Agreed good for him! I wish I had a 1/10 of his talent and could race at a high level into my late 30's. But fact of the matter is he's not coming close to sniffing a podium in a race or finishing in the top 10 at the end of the series.

Money on that top 10?

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James

2/11/2018 1:53 AM

tcallahan707 wrote:

I like to live in a world where the guys who are fortunate enough to get to choose when they want to be done, make that choice based on what's best for them, not what everyone else says. Some don't want to see a dirt bike or train, some have an ego that can't handle getting poor results, and some still love pushing themselves to be their best, even if it isn't as good as it once was.

Props to Reed for not giving a shit about what the fans, media, or industry thinks. He's doing what he wants to do and that's why he's gained a shitload of new fans in the two two era. It's what most people WANT to do but are afraid to. Living life based on societal constructs is the worst way to live.

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Agreed good for him! I wish I had a 1/10 of his talent and could race at a high level into my late 30's. But fact of the matter is he's not coming close to sniffing a podium in a race or finishing in the top 10 at the end of the series.

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Money on that top 10?

Sure as long as the money goes to a good cause or charity, I'm down.

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2/11/2018 1:55 AM

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Very true. But he knew when his time was done. As did RC and MC, hell RC could still be qualifying today if he felt like it....as could Bubba. I like Reed but he knows he's done as a contender, regardless of the RB Straight Rhythm injury he wasn't gonna contend this year. Or next for that matter.

tcallahan707 wrote:

I like to live in a world where the guys who are fortunate enough to get to choose when they want to be done, make that choice based on what's best for them, not what everyone else says. Some don't want to see a dirt bike or train, some have an ego that can't handle getting poor results, and some still love pushing themselves to be their best, even if it isn't as good as it once was.

Props to Reed for not giving a shit about what the fans, media, or industry thinks. He's doing what he wants to do and that's why he's gained a shitload of new fans in the two two era. It's what most people WANT to do but are afraid to. Living life based on societal constructs is the worst way to live.

NorCalRedRyder wrote:

Agreed good for him! I wish I had a 1/10 of his talent and could race at a high level into my late 30's. But fact of the matter is he's not coming close to sniffing a podium in a race or finishing in the top 10 at the end of the series.

I think that's a pretty realistic projection. I guess I'd challenge you to dig a little deeper on why you feel like his "time is done".

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2/11/2018 2:06 AM

I can't put a finger on it, but as you get older you don't recover from injuries as you once did. To go the speed the top guys are your gonna get roughed up along the line, and have to deal with something most of the time. He broke his ankle in mid October right? If he is still qualifying through the lcq now, he won't be a threat by the end of the series (especially on a non factory bike). He's my age so I'd live to see him throw down and put up some good results. But I also know how my body recovers and works now, as it it did in my 20's.

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2/11/2018 2:09 AM

And yes he's in better shape than me.

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2/11/2018 2:19 AM

TheWeapon wrote:

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Careful, don't want to start poking obvious holes in the haters' philosophy...

Actually, just to stir it up more... LaRocco was never a threat for a supercross championship beyond 1994.

This ^^

Stay in there Reed, when he gets comfortable look out. Reed now would leave Larocco at his best behind.

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2/11/2018 2:27 AM

We'll see The Rock got a couple 4th's in his last season in2006, let's see what Reed can do this year. His best finish has been a 13th, do you think he can crack the top 5?

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2/11/2018 2:27 AM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Money on that top 10?

Yeah, exactly! I might be up for some of that action!

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2/11/2018 2:32 AM

He was probably on the limit those first laps and showed that he can get back to finishing top 5 in some races. He just needs fitness and more time on the bike.

I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a top 5 in the end of the season.

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2/11/2018 2:33 AM

TheWeapon wrote:

Lol and how many SX main event wins does Larocco have? About 30 less than Reed?

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Careful, don't want to start poking obvious holes in the haters' philosophy...

Actually, just to stir it up more... LaRocco was never a threat for a supercross championship beyond 1994.

Ya no shit! His win in Indy and multiple podiums in top 5's while finishing 3rd overall in 2004, definetly proves 1994 was the only year he was a threat. I take it you haven't watched moto very long.

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