Ricky has still got it!

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12/16/2018 4:55 AM

Ran lap times pretty similar to Seely's snatching fourth place in Torino during the super pole.

https://www.mxbars.net/2018/12/16/sx1-torino-italy-2018-results/

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12/16/2018 7:44 AM

Weirdest sx track i ever seen. Looks more like a hybrid track

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12/16/2018 9:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/16/2018 9:26 AM

RC will never not have "it". His will to win/be the fastest is so deeply embedded in his psyche that science should study his brain when he's gone.

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12/16/2018 9:21 AM

How many more titles and wins could he have gotten? 5-6 more titles 30-50 more wins? He retired at his absolute peak at 26yrs old (27?). That's what really drives home the GOAT thing for me. Stepping away when he was still a literal moto God with so much more in the tank

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12/16/2018 10:11 AM

Brayton won the 'overall' at Torino? How much do you put into this for SX predictions guys? Also, pretty impressive for RC in those pole times, I take it he did not race finals?

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12/16/2018 10:36 AM

Reedy also still has it, If you look at guys like Townley and Ricky etc, they never lose their speed just their endurance.

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12/16/2018 10:47 AM

The fitness doesn’t hang around long but the speed hangs around a lot longer

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12/16/2018 12:47 PM

Gingers are fast, get over it!

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12/16/2018 2:45 PM

Hcallz5 wrote:

Gingers are fast, get over it!

Ha ha funny

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12/16/2018 5:03 PM

Hcallz5 wrote:

Gingers are fast, get over it!

Seriously but, apparently they have a higher pain threshold.
Like giant lizards or space aliens or other freak like creatures

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12/16/2018 5:43 PM

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12/16/2018 6:12 PM

jeffmc134 wrote:

Imagine if Ricky decided to get halfway fit again and do a few one offs. I doubt he'd embarrass himself.

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12/16/2018 6:26 PM

Guys who race at the top level, and especially those with multiple championships under their belt never ride “slow”. They are so used to going so fast that they know nothing else. They may never be National championship level fast again, but having one of them zip past in practice at a vintage race on a bike with 4 inches of travel will make your head spin. They hit lines you never even knew existed and the hit them at twice your speed.

I was racing my old 250 and spazzing out about how I was never going to get past this roadblock rider ahead of me on his 250 Husky. He was good at picking the best lines and even better at blocking. About that time, Tom Benolkin cut under in the next corner and passed both of us in the same damn corner. To add insult to injury, he did it on a 125 Penton after blowing his 250 up in the first moto.laughing

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12/16/2018 7:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/16/2018 7:12 PM

newmann wrote:

Guys who race at the top level, and especially those with multiple championships under their belt never ride “slow”. They are ...more

This is the simple truth of it. They always will have a base level of speed built into them. It's just the natural talent that they have and if they put in some time to try they can always find a little more when they want to.

One of the best peice of riding advice I've ever been given has been given to me by 3 riders Justin buckalew, albertyn and rc himself.

You guys are not fast enough to worry about line choice. No matter how beat a track is a real pro can make every inch of the track work. So quit worrying about what line is fastest and just ride every inch of the track as fast as you can. The faster you learn to ride the easier it is to build your race craft and line choices.

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12/16/2018 7:17 PM

Gotta be hard on Seely

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12/16/2018 8:11 PM

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12/16/2018 8:33 PM

Cole and RC lost most their time not going inside in that final corner.

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12/16/2018 10:06 PM

cbuehler767 wrote:

How many more titles and wins could he have gotten? 5-6 more titles 30-50 more wins? He retired at his absolute peak at 26yrs ...more

He stepped away cause bubba was making it hard on him every since he stepped on the scene.

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12/16/2018 11:10 PM

Five minuts with the GOAT! :-)

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12/16/2018 11:47 PM

cbuehler767 wrote:

How many more titles and wins could he have gotten? 5-6 more titles 30-50 more wins? He retired at his absolute peak at 26yrs ...more

FIREfish148 wrote:

He stepped away cause bubba was making it hard on him every since he stepped on the scene.

Well he most likely would have beaten JS7 championshipwise, but I think he decided to retire due to the massive workload he always put in. He could have easily be around for 5-7 years, but with the increasing risks and getting older, I think it was a good descision for him to step away at his peak. He would have never accepted being a top 5 guy at some point instead of battling for championships each year

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12/16/2018 11:57 PM

Well I hope Ricky keeps bulking up. That way he may make Fox make larger size gear for big boned riders.

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12/17/2018 12:30 AM

FIREfish148 wrote:

He stepped away cause bubba was making it hard on him every since he stepped on the scene.

Not really.. go back and watch the races, outdoors he was basically unbeatable..

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12/17/2018 2:44 AM

Dobermann wrote:

Five minuts with the GOAT! :-)

Wow, interesting insight into the mindset towards motocross.

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12/17/2018 3:30 AM

Dobermann wrote:

Five minuts with the GOAT! :-)

Bomb drop! laughing laughing

Guy B would click me if I said such things. laughing laughing

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12/17/2018 4:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/17/2018 4:26 AM

cbuehler767 wrote:

How many more titles and wins could he have gotten? 5-6 more titles 30-50 more wins? He retired at his absolute peak at 26yrs ...more

FIREfish148 wrote:

He stepped away cause bubba was making it hard on him every since he stepped on the scene.

blockhead17 wrote:

Not really.. go back and watch the races, outdoors he was basically unbeatable..

Can I get a witness? Stewart damn near beat him his first try ever in Orlando.

What about this race when his lap times were 1/2 faster than Ricky’s and he was on a 125.



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12/17/2018 5:06 AM

Unpopular opinion of mine- Ricky had the worst riding style of anyone at the top of the sport ever.

Also largely influenced a lot of amateurs for years to ride with their bars rolled back into their lap, sitting down the majority of the time, and keeping their elbows down.

Made it hard for me to enjoy his speed.

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12/17/2018 5:16 AM

observeroffacts wrote:

Unpopular opinion of mine- Ricky had the worst riding style of anyone at the top of the sport ever.

Also largely influenced ...more

Same could be said for all those goobers in the 90's that had their clutch and brake levers rolled up towards the sky. Dumbest thing ever...

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12/17/2018 5:22 AM

FIREfish148 wrote:

He stepped away cause bubba was making it hard on him every since he stepped on the scene.

blockhead17 wrote:

Not really.. go back and watch the races, outdoors he was basically unbeatable..

FIREfish148 wrote:

Can I get a witness? Stewart damn near beat him his first try ever in Orlando.

What about this race when his lap times were ...more

Damn near beat him isn’t beating him.. didn’t Ricky never lose an outdoor title? SX was always pretty even between RC JS and CR over the years but outdoors RC layed the wood to everyone on earth..

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12/17/2018 6:03 AM

jeffmc134 wrote:
motomike137 wrote:

Imagine if Ricky decided to get halfway fit again and do a few one offs. I doubt he'd embarrass himself.

Plus he lost time twice, who cost him probably 1 second;
- at 1.27 / 1.28, breathing probably more
- and at 1.33 / 1.35, where he didn't use the trick about the finish line at the bottom of the jumps.

The rest I think he was on par, and tbh I would not be surprised to see him leading the first third of the lap if we were looking at litpro, he can still be in beast mode for sure.

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12/17/2018 6:12 AM

newmann wrote:

Guys who race at the top level, and especially those with multiple championships under their belt never ride “slow”. They are ...more

i have know tommy since I was a little guy, his goofy riding style and speed always mesmerized me.

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