Triple 1985 / RJ

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2/17/2019 8:25 AM

Photo

amazing
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2/17/2019 10:48 AM

Sport no longer has ledgens like him

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2/17/2019 10:51 AM

Where was that? I see a big soccer field not being used as floor space and that's odd.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/17/2019 11:07 AM

What a great photo

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2/17/2019 11:07 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Where was that? I see a big soccer field not being used as floor space and that's odd.

all i can think of is LA Coliseum

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2/17/2019 11:36 AM

That's a crazy leap, very small margin for error, landing is the downdside of a whoop.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

2/17/2019 11:52 AM

That's incredible Ralph! Seriously, I could look at pics like that all day!

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2/17/2019 11:59 AM

RexEasely wrote:

Sport no longer has ledgens like him

Wtf is a ledgend?

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2/17/2019 12:41 PM

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

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2/17/2019 12:54 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Where was that? I see a big soccer field not being used as floor space and that's odd.

Yeah it's the LA Coliseum......KMET 94.7 banner in the background

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2/17/2019 1:40 PM

I think there was a story from David Bailey talking about this triple. One rider started doing it and and everyone HAD to do it.

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2/17/2019 2:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/17/2019 2:24 PM

benchracermx wrote:

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

rick johnson

unlike the dialed in math for triples today, these were gnarly ascents with steep, unforgiving landings. not to mention what it takes on a two stroke, full on, to make that. probably one of the first 10-20 moments like this in the history of the sport.

pioneers. major respect.

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2/17/2019 2:29 PM

benchracermx wrote:

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

You mean the rider standing trackside right? Looks sort of like Jonny O, but not sure.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

2/17/2019 2:35 PM

benchracermx wrote:

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

Sir Roostsalot wrote:

You mean the rider standing trackside right? Looks sort of like Jonny O, but not sure.

Not Johnny; that rider has Axo gear on. Not sure who it is.

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2/17/2019 3:42 PM

Impressive. Triples were still for the most part 3 jumps that weren't necessarily meant to be taken all at once in 85. The basic template for today's sx tracks was still a few years away.

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2/17/2019 5:42 PM

Cool picture!

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2/17/2019 6:03 PM

Amazing for what reasons ? The riders were bad ass and the bikes were pretty good around that time. I'm assuming the OP did not follow sx racing at that time?

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2/17/2019 6:25 PM

They went very big back in the 80s. I remember standing outside in Sun Devil Stadium to get in, in '87, and all you could see above the stadium wall was RJ and the other guys appearing now and then. Everybody was in awe. They were going as big as you could possibly go on those bikes.

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2/17/2019 7:27 PM

RJ is on a basically stock suspended yz, nothing more than on ohlins on the rear and a anti-cavitator kit in the forks! Man that is a bad ass photo!!

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2/17/2019 7:36 PM

That landing is hectic.

Crazy watching older SX vids, so much more technical than what there is now. There's bigger rhythms but the steepness of all the ramps isn't the same.

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2/17/2019 7:43 PM

benchracermx wrote:

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

Sir Roostsalot wrote:

You mean the rider standing trackside right? Looks sort of like Jonny O, but not sure.

theprizefighter wrote:

Not Johnny; that rider has Axo gear on. Not sure who it is.

Oldest trick in the book, wear your gear to the race as a spectator and walk right past security and go wherever you please.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

2/17/2019 8:46 PM

benchracermx wrote:

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

looks like Criag Canoy, but I don't remember him wearing AXO.

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2/18/2019 6:45 PM

benchracermx wrote:

Who is the rider I’m back ground with arms folded looking in amazement lol...

Danny Storbeck?

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2/18/2019 6:49 PM

He caught like three feet of air that time.

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2/18/2019 7:12 PM

Sir Roostsalot wrote:

Oldest trick in the book, wear your gear to the race as a spectator and walk right past security and go wherever you please.

Not if you're 50...

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2/18/2019 7:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/18/2019 7:42 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Where was that? I see a big soccer field not being used as floor space and that's odd.

quicken wrote:

Yeah it's the LA Coliseum......KMET 94.7 banner in the background

(Edit) Nope, I'm wrong my memory sucks...

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