Toughest rider of all time?

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12/3/2015 12:17 PM

We've all seen it, those crashes that look absolutely terrifying and you think "God he's going to be hurting after that" then, miraculously the rider gets up and rides away.

Who do you think is the toughest, hardest rider of all time? In the modern era, I say Reed and Canard, Reed because of the amount of pain it takes to keep him on the ground, Millville 2011 for instance. and Canard for continuing to come back after what can only be described as horrific injuries time after time. Who do you think is the toughest of all?

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12/3/2015 12:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/3/2015 12:24 PM

Rex Staten
Danny Chandler
Heikki Mikkola

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12/3/2015 12:31 PM

Herlings, no doubt. Riding with a broken femur in 2014 and riding with a bad shoulder injury in Lierop in 2013 (and still won that race).

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12/3/2015 12:36 PM

From what I understand weston peick raced this year with a blown out knee. That's gotta count for something

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12/3/2015 12:38 PM

Ryan Hughes and Mike LaRocco were always tough in my eyes.

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12/3/2015 12:40 PM

...Chuck Norris...

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rickys james mc hannah 469...ama pro career wins...and counting
which means these riders have an average of 92 wins ea...
which is equal to over 3 years of winning every single sx and natl each...
15 years of absolute total 100% domination ...just sayin' ...

12/3/2015 12:40 PM

Darrell Shultz

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Ed Johnson

12/3/2015 12:44 PM

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12/3/2015 12:48 PM

Pourcel is up there in my book.

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12/3/2015 12:49 PM

Pastrana!

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12/3/2015 12:51 PM

Pastrana...

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12/3/2015 12:53 PM

Grant Langston is on the short list.
And Magoo.

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Mike

12/3/2015 12:54 PM

All motocross racers are tough.... If you have worked hard to earn money, spent that money on a bike, kit, tools, van/truck etc.... Practiced, trained entered a race, showed up, signed on, lined up and raced... You are NOT messing around, you are racing to everybody else you ARE tough.....

This guy on the other hand is Kaspars Stupelis, a Grand Prix sidecar passenger and he.... Well he is on a whole new level of toughness.....
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12/3/2015 12:55 PM

Pastrana! Just watch 199 lives

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12/3/2015 12:57 PM

Pastrana

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12/3/2015 12:59 PM

Doug Henry

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12/3/2015 1:26 PM

Carmichael was resilient. He had crashes like JS7 but always walked away from them and almost always got back on the bike.

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12/3/2015 1:27 PM

Shu.

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12/3/2015 2:12 PM

Herlings.. That guy is tough, i have never seen anyone ride with that much pain..

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12/3/2015 2:23 PM

EVEL

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12/3/2015 2:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/3/2015 2:32 PM

If you are saying "of all time" the answer to this question entirely depends on your age. I graduated HS in 83 so there is no way I am saying any of the 90's or 21st century guys. For us old guys it is Magoo, Hannah, Bailey, Lackey, Cooper, etc. I know one thing nobody of the later era's lived in a van they drove to the track! Not taking away from the modern guys but that was a completely different time and yes you had to be tough.

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12/3/2015 2:33 PM

Dan-The-Man wrote:

Carmichael was resilient. He had crashes like JS7 but always walked away from them and almost always got back on the bike.

Yeah it was like RC was made of rubber or something, he seemed to be back on his feet before you were finished gasping.

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12/3/2015 2:39 PM

Enslow

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12/3/2015 2:42 PM

Hughes duct taping his broken leg and then doing the second moto

Lusk was also a tough mfer

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12/3/2015 2:50 PM

Bobby K - meathead

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12/3/2015 2:55 PM

They're all tougher than those sissy football players. But I'd have to say Pastrana is probably at/near the top.

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12/3/2015 3:06 PM

Id have to say Ryno also. He was old school tough on the track. Off the track not so muchwink

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12/3/2015 3:09 PM

Doug Henry, TP199, and Ryno for sure..

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12/3/2015 3:24 PM

TP199. Guy has 9 lives. Well, had 9 lives.

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12/3/2015 3:37 PM

David Bradshaw

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