Ron Lechien Interview

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11/15/2017 6:33 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/15/2017 6:34 PM

It's on the homepage, and is pretty good. Ronnie has some things to say about his career, two strokes, four strokes, and ped's. For those of you too young to remember, Ronnie was/is an extremely gifted rider who probably relied on his natural talent too much because he didn't train for the races. Kind of like an 80s version of JLaw in regards to loads of talent with no work ethic. I always wondered what could have been if Ronnie trained like Ward, Bailey, O'Mara, and Johnson.

I know a lot of people call him, The Dogger, but I like, Machine better.

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11/15/2017 6:37 PM

Jlaw couldn't hold a candle to dogger in the day.

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Was once there, now old, fat and tired... require much more horsepower now...

11/15/2017 7:46 PM

Look up 83 San Diego sx race

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11/15/2017 7:55 PM

IMO, The most talented guy ever. The guys he was racing were trading fanatics- and he'd still beat them every now and then.

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11/15/2017 8:14 PM

Great interview, it's always nice to hear from The Dogger.

So honest, such great insight, and he still rides/races so he can give input into MX/SX over the past thirty years.

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11/15/2017 8:17 PM

theprizefighter wrote:

It's on the homepage, and is pretty good. Ronnie has some things to say about his career, two strokes, four strokes, and ped's. For those of you too young to remember, Ronnie was/is an extremely gifted rider who probably relied on his natural talent too much because he didn't train for the races. Kind of like an 80s version of JLaw in regards to loads of talent with no work ethic. I always wondered what could have been if Ronnie trained like Ward, Bailey, O'Mara, and Johnson.

I know a lot of people call him, The Dogger, but I like, Machine better.

they called him the machine when he raced lorettas, 1982? machine-lechien.
man, hes dropping some hints on the PED stuff..

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11/15/2017 8:19 PM

goinrcn44h wrote:

Jlaw couldn't hold a candle to dogger in the day.

In regards to what?

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11/15/2017 9:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/15/2017 9:28 PM

goinrcn44h wrote:

Jlaw couldn't hold a candle to dogger in the day.

MikeJones wrote:

In regards to what?

Talent to party ratio. There aren't too many people in this sport's history who could win on any given day while treating their body like a pharmaceutical testing lab quite like The Dogger.

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11/16/2017 3:05 AM

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Almost no rider has had a special clothing line dedicated to him and less than a great brand of the moment.
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11/16/2017 7:05 AM

Lechien was one of the most naturally talented riders ever. If he had trained half as hard as his competition and focused on racing, he would have dominated the 1980's!


PhotoLechien88 by Wandell Asbell, on Flickr



PhotoLechien4 by Wandell Asbell, on Flickr



PhotoLechien22 by Wandell Asbell, on Flickr

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11/16/2017 9:25 AM

The PED comments were a direct hit.
Lechien is always honest.

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11/16/2017 9:50 AM

Lechien's Matthes podcasts are a "must hear" for any moto fan.
Can't remember what overseas race it was- Lechien told RJ on the line he was still drunk from the night before. Then Dogger goes out and smokes him. He gave RJ fits with that stuff, because RJ worked so hard, and to Ronnie it was all just a big party. Love this guy right here.

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11/16/2017 10:31 AM

believe or not, and the real core to dogger was being dogger, I was at that race and was out with him Saturday night partying and doing shots!!! guy was the OG of 90's moto, no training needed!!w00t w00t

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11/16/2017 10:37 AM

theprizefighter wrote:

It's on the homepage, and is pretty good. Ronnie has some things to say about his career, two strokes, four strokes, and ped's. For those of you too young to remember, Ronnie was/is an extremely gifted rider who probably relied on his natural talent too much because he didn't train for the races. Kind of like an 80s version of JLaw in regards to loads of talent with no work ethic. I always wondered what could have been if Ronnie trained like Ward, Bailey, O'Mara, and Johnson.

I know a lot of people call him, The Dogger, but I like, Machine better.

Not to derail the thread, but the only thing JLaw and Ron have in common is their drug addiction issues.

Contrary to popular belief, JLaw was quite the animal in the gym. And spent as much time riding his bike as was allowed (until banned from a track for instigating bullshit).

Did JLaw disappear for weird stretches of time? Yes.
Did he party? Yes.

But lazy he was not.

When I think "lazy" I think of guys like Eric Sorby. Who used to set up a box fan in front of his bike and let it idle on a stand so the hour meter would show he put in laps. He'd then give away his tires to friends and ask for them back with the knobby's gone so Mitch wouldnt catch on.

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Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: A loser, poser, lame-ass. One who talks the talk, but could never walk the walk.

One who talks shit and doesn't back it up, but rather ends up eating their shit in return. A fuckin 'tard.


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11/16/2017 10:38 AM

Mini Elsinore wrote:

The PED comments were a direct hit.
Lechien is always honest.

Can you summarize his thoughts?

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Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: A loser, poser, lame-ass. One who talks the talk, but could never walk the walk.

One who talks shit and doesn't back it up, but rather ends up eating their shit in return. A fuckin 'tard.


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11/16/2017 11:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2017 11:08 AM

Dogger over JLaw any day. JLaw was a punk who I wished couldn't get out of our sport any faster, Dogger's just a cool dude.

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