What happened to Max Markolf?

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2/7/2018 7:36 PM

He was a popular upcoming rider in 2017, and then just fell of the face of the earth. Seen his last instagram post was September 5th, 2017. Did he get hurt or is there more to it than that?

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2/7/2018 10:11 PM

Ive been wondering about that too. Just thought of him like last week and was wondering what happened to him. I remember reading/seeing that he had a 2 year deal with the Rocky Mtn KTM team that Baggetts on. It was 1 year amateur and then 1 year pro. What happened to that?

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2/7/2018 11:58 PM

Very weird, hopefully ML knows something

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2/8/2018 6:32 AM

MX Guy wrote:

Very weird, hopefully ML knows something

Sadly, I have no clue.

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2/8/2018 6:35 AM

Haven't heard a lick about him since last summer...

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2/8/2018 7:55 AM

mxjon454 wrote:

Ive been wondering about that too. Just thought of him like last week and was wondering what happened to him. I remember reading/seeing that he had a 2 year deal with the Rocky Mtn KTM team that Baggetts on. It was 1 year amateur and then 1 year pro. What happened to that?

I think he lost that deal for some reason and may be caught up in some legal battles.

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2/8/2018 9:10 AM

mxjon454 wrote:

Ive been wondering about that too. Just thought of him like last week and was wondering what happened to him. I remember reading/seeing that he had a 2 year deal with the Rocky Mtn KTM team that Baggetts on. It was 1 year amateur and then 1 year pro. What happened to that?

Roostermx58 wrote:

I think he lost that deal for some reason and may be caught up in some legal battles.

I think you may know more than you're letting on...

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2/8/2018 9:17 AM

Just speculation....but the two 250 spots on the team currently have some sort of financial backing behind them, aka the riders bring some sort of money to the table. I wouldn't be surprised if Markolf's situation was similar...

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2/8/2018 9:56 AM

ML512 wrote:

Just speculation....but the two 250 spots on the team currently have some sort of financial backing behind them, aka the riders bring some sort of money to the table. I wouldn't be surprised if Markolf's situation was similar...

Max's deal was not really similar to Dakota Or A-Rod.

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2/8/2018 12:03 PM

ML512 wrote:

Just speculation....but the two 250 spots on the team currently have some sort of financial backing behind them, aka the riders bring some sort of money to the table. I wouldn't be surprised if Markolf's situation was similar...

Jt$ wrote:

Max's deal was not really similar to Dakota Or A-Rod.

Well, my speculation be wrong! Thanks for the info JT.

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2/8/2018 12:43 PM

Roostermx58 wrote:

I think he lost that deal for some reason and may be caught up in some legal battles.

This, but a bit more complicated and probably wonr be talked about any time soon.

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2/8/2018 12:44 PM

ML512 wrote:

Just speculation....but the two 250 spots on the team currently have some sort of financial backing behind them, aka the riders bring some sort of money to the table. I wouldn't be surprised if Markolf's situation was similar...

Jt$ wrote:

Max's deal was not really similar to Dakota Or A-Rod.

ML512 wrote:

Well, my speculation be wrong! Thanks for the info JT.

First time ive seen you wrong, but not really wrong cause you were speculating! laughing

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2/8/2018 1:02 PM

Jt$ wrote:

Max's deal was not really similar to Dakota Or A-Rod.

ML512 wrote:

Well, my speculation be wrong! Thanks for the info JT.

Roostermx58 wrote:

First time ive seen you wrong, but not really wrong cause you were speculating! laughing

Ohh trust me, I'm wrong plenty of times....luckily I'm right more often than I'm wrong. laughing

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2/8/2018 2:39 PM

ML512 wrote:

Ohh trust me, I'm wrong plenty of times....luckily I'm right more often than I'm wrong. laughing

That's like a double negative wrong...but your double wrongs make you wrong-er.

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2/8/2018 3:31 PM

I have been wondering the same thing! He's a fun kid, and was posting a lot on social media before. his brother Will was fast too

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2/8/2018 8:39 PM

mxjon454 wrote:

Ive been wondering about that too. Just thought of him like last week and was wondering what happened to him. I remember reading/seeing that he had a 2 year deal with the Rocky Mtn KTM team that Baggetts on. It was 1 year amateur and then 1 year pro. What happened to that?

Roostermx58 wrote:

I think he lost that deal for some reason and may be caught up in some legal battles.

UpTiTe wrote:

This, but a bit more complicated and probably wonr be talked about any time soon.

Damn sucks for him to lose that kind of opportunity if he was doing something stupid?

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2/8/2018 9:08 PM

https://www.floracing.com/articles/5067243-can-justin-cooper-be-stopped-he-doesnt-think-so

It says Max Markolf had a severe get-off coming through one of the steep mountain downhills. Fortunately, he was able to get up under his own power, but it was a disappointing end to a moto that had started so well.

But nothing after that?
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2/9/2018 11:46 AM

Roostermx58 wrote:

I think he lost that deal for some reason and may be caught up in some legal battles.

UpTiTe wrote:

This, but a bit more complicated and probably wonr be talked about any time soon.

mxjon454 wrote:

Damn sucks for him to lose that kind of opportunity if he was doing something stupid?

Who said he did something stupid??? Uptite said it was complicated, nothing about anything that Max did or didn't do that was stupid.

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2/9/2018 12:12 PM

But.. its he riding motos or behind closed gates?

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2/9/2018 12:16 PM

UpTiTe wrote:

This, but a bit more complicated and probably wonr be talked about any time soon.

mxjon454 wrote:

Damn sucks for him to lose that kind of opportunity if he was doing something stupid?

JBlain619 wrote:

Who said he did something stupid??? Uptite said it was complicated, nothing about anything that Max did or didn't do that was stupid.

I think you missed the IF in mxjon's response.

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2/9/2018 12:27 PM

tek14 wrote:

But.. its he riding motos or behind closed gates?

He's riding and teaching some mx schools in HI.

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2/9/2018 12:29 PM

Roostermx58 wrote:

I think you missed the IF in mxjon's response.

No, I read it. A comma in the right place does wonders for the implications of the sentence.

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2/9/2018 1:32 PM

JBlain619 wrote:

No, I read it. A comma in the right place does wonders for the implications of the sentence.

And some real information would end most of the speculation too.


it's so hush hush it begs to imply something bad happened.

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2/9/2018 8:32 PM

JBlain619 wrote:

Who said he did something stupid??? Uptite said it was complicated, nothing about anything that Max did or didn't do that was stupid.

Roostermx58 wrote:

I think you missed the IF in mxjon's response.

JBlain619 wrote:

No, I read it. A comma in the right place does wonders for the implications of the sentence.

Comma or no comma you know what i meant. Roostermx58 did. No one said he did anything stupid, like i said it would suck IF he did. Which is usually the case when someone disappears out of nowhere and doesnt have the ride that they had. And just like 500guy said, being so hush hush about something big like this just adds to people thinking he did do something stupid. And someone said something about legal battles, so theres that.

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4/3/2018 4:56 PM

Photo

Found Max's Bike being sold at Club MX in SC. Rocky Mountain Atv/mx graphics, says call for Max and its in his town where he lives.
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4/3/2018 4:57 PM

second part that says call and ask for Max Photo

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4/3/2018 5:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/3/2018 5:10 PM

This is purely speculation, but I've seen a lot of fast up-and-coming kids fade away like this. Perhaps the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC ride fell through, couldn't afford to do it on his own, and is attending college instead of burning away his parents wallet trying to pursue this dream? I don't know Max personally or his family, but there's always a back story that we don't know about. There's so many kids that could have been in the same position as Forkner or Sexton that didn't have the backing from their families and/or sponsors.

Hopefully he isn't done, kid has a good personality and talent on two wheels.

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4/3/2018 5:16 PM

devindavisphoto wrote:

This is purely speculation, but I've seen a lot of fast up-and-coming kids fade away like this. Perhaps the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC ride fell through, couldn't afford to do it on his own, and is attending college instead of burning away his parents wallet trying to pursue this dream? I don't know Max personally or his family, but there's always a back story that we don't know about. There's so many kids that could have been in the same position as Forkner or Sexton that didn't have the backing from their families and/or sponsors.

Hopefully he isn't done, kid has a good personality and talent on two wheels.

What, I hadn't heard that.
Thanks for your insight!

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4/3/2018 9:23 PM

ML512 wrote:

Well, my speculation be wrong! Thanks for the info JT.

Roostermx58 wrote:

First time ive seen you wrong, but not really wrong cause you were speculating! laughing

ML512 wrote:

Ohh trust me, I'm wrong plenty of times....luckily I'm right more often than I'm wrong. laughing

He still owes me 2 Pepsis, lol

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4/4/2018 1:23 AM

devindavisphoto wrote:

This is purely speculation, but I've seen a lot of fast up-and-coming kids fade away like this. Perhaps the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC ride fell through, couldn't afford to do it on his own, and is attending college instead of burning away his parents wallet trying to pursue this dream? I don't know Max personally or his family, but there's always a back story that we don't know about. There's so many kids that could have been in the same position as Forkner or Sexton that didn't have the backing from their families and/or sponsors.

Hopefully he isn't done, kid has a good personality and talent on two wheels.

holeshot100 wrote:

What, I hadn't heard that.
Thanks for your insight!

Thanks for your sarcasm, unfortunately there's a lot of people around here who have the "if you're fast you turn pro and if you don't make it, you just suck" mentality.

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