Where is Canard?

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5/24/2018 6:59 AM

I know, when Trey Canard retired from professional racing a year or so ago that he wouldn't be back because of all the injuries and issues...and that he was supposed to be a rider-advocate of some sort, but he seems to have disappeared completely from the sport. Has he been at any of the outdoor races so far?

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5/24/2018 7:02 AM

He was last at the Junior MotoX in Oklahoma in that same capacity.

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5/24/2018 7:23 AM

I don't know where he is, but I bet he's enjoying his retirement.

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5/24/2018 7:31 AM

I think he wanted to be a safety rider-advocate for MX/SX but he wanted to be paid for his services which there wasn't a budget for.

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5/24/2018 7:34 AM

He needs to get a CR125 and ride in the dream race.

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5/24/2018 7:37 AM

was thinking about him during the last race. With all the talk of jumps, ruts, track prep, etc...it seems like it would have been ideal to have him on site simply focused on track layout and maintenance for these events.

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5/24/2018 8:12 AM

VicDaMoan03 wrote:

I think he wanted to be a safety rider-advocate for MX/SX but he wanted to be paid for his services which there wasn't a budget for.

In other words. . . we're not THAT concerned about riders safety.

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5/24/2018 8:42 AM

he was last seen pointing angrily at some big booters at GH

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5/24/2018 8:44 AM

peelout wrote:

he was last seen pointing angrily at some big booters at GH

lol

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5/24/2018 8:55 AM

peelout wrote:

he was last seen pointing angrily at some big booters at GH

Yep I was there, looking for my phone

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5/24/2018 2:01 PM

Well isn't his new business plan kind of irrelevant?
There have been issues with tracks throughout this year and they have seen changes
Tuff blocks on triples, nets, hangtown not being ripped mega deep (last year everyone complained about too many deep ruts making passes difficult
And most recently glen helen jumps getting knocked down.
I think Canard was on to something, but it doesn't mean he is the only one who can do it

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5/24/2018 2:19 PM

For our next trick we'll put JS7 in charge of media relations.

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5/24/2018 2:57 PM

He should run a 125 race .

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5/24/2018 3:04 PM

crockett wrote:

Well isn't his new business plan kind of irrelevant?
There have been issues with tracks throughout this year and they have seen changes
Tuff blocks on triples, nets, hangtown not being ripped mega deep (last year everyone complained about too many deep ruts making passes difficult
And most recently glen helen jumps getting knocked down.
I think Canard was on to something, but it doesn't mean he is the only one who can do it

Agreed, they seem to be doing it just fine, they have enough guys around. They don't need to specifically pay someone to say those jumps are dangerous etc.

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5/24/2018 7:06 PM

Yeah was supposed to be the safety advocate, made a big deal about it at A1, even made the broadcast. After that crickets...even after riders had a head on crash. Guess it wasn't a very important role.

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5/24/2018 10:23 PM

yak651 wrote:

Yeah was supposed to be the safety advocate, made a big deal about it at A1, even made the broadcast. After that crickets...even after riders had a head on crash. Guess it wasn't a very important role.

He would've loved to be a part of it and giving a riders perspective when a lot of the riders get ignored...but was told no for this season at least. Hasn't had much to do with it since Glendale.

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5/25/2018 1:29 AM

All this safety talk made me think about Kevin Windham.

Wasn't there a fatality a few years ago and Matthes had Windham and Emig(i think) on the show and Windham was very passionate about the safety aspects of racing and riding. I think he even talked about doing something himself to make some kind of an impact on the matter.

I haven't heard of anything since then?

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5/25/2018 7:58 AM

Motofinne wrote:

All this safety talk made me think about Kevin Windham.

Wasn't there a fatality a few years ago and Matthes had Windham and Emig(i think) on the show and Windham was very passionate about the safety aspects of racing and riding. I think he even talked about doing something himself to make some kind of an impact on the matter.

I haven't heard of anything since then?

Like Trey, KDub was vocal about rider safety right after he retired. Kevin's efforts weren't quite as organized as Treys, in that they were mainly Instagram posts instead of forming an actual company. I certainly value those guys intentions and efforts, but it always seemed a bit crazy to me that KDub of all people became the safety advocate, when the dude was out there hucking massive bootertransfers in the dark as part of the SX opening ceremonies. Miss having that guy around!

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5/25/2018 8:06 AM

Treys business: https://www.instagram.com/racing.standard/

That AMA and Feld will withhold from actually being able to help our sport.

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5/25/2018 8:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/25/2018 8:14 AM

22Ryann wrote:

Treys business: https://www.instagram.com/racing.standard/

That AMA and Feld will withhold from actually being able to help our sport.

Unfortunately...this sport is, has been & forever will be an "entertainment" sport. That said, the AMA and Feld (IMO) won't get involved in this because if they push to make tracks and racing itself safer for the riders...it might take away from the excitement (riders crashing) that motivate some ticket buyers to spend their dollars.

I'm 100% behind what Trey is trying to achieve with his company, but I am skeptical about it getting any traction in the industry because of who is running the show these days.

I hope I'm wrong.

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5/25/2018 8:28 AM

Nothing against Trey, but they have 80+ riders racing each weekend they could take input from rather than having to add additional costs to pay for someone.

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5/25/2018 11:54 AM

bowser977 wrote:

Nothing against Trey, but they have 80+ riders racing each weekend they could take input from rather than having to add additional costs to pay for someone.

X2 and Trey didn't have the best judgment when he was racing.blush

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5/25/2018 12:09 PM

bowser977 wrote:

Nothing against Trey, but they have 80+ riders racing each weekend they could take input from rather than having to add additional costs to pay for someone.

I'd be willing to believe that none of those 80+ riders (except for Reed) have the balls to say anything derogatory about track conditions for fear that Feld will blackball them some way, or that they might get the reputation as a "whiner". Trey never said much either until he was in a position to do it without it costing him anything.

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5/25/2018 1:45 PM

bowser977 wrote:

Nothing against Trey, but they have 80+ riders racing each weekend they could take input from rather than having to add additional costs to pay for someone.

lostboy819 wrote:

X2 and Trey didn't have the best judgment when he was racing.blush

I know --- doubling a triple when you have a banner on your foot peg was a poor choice. Maybe the track designers could of placed an escape before the triple. But fuck it.... that falls on Trey when the rider behind him decided not to check up.

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bd

5/26/2018 1:19 AM

Enjoying retirement with this guy


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Power is nothing without control

5/26/2018 4:27 AM

the number 1 reason why feld bought the rights to Sx is...........taah daah...lots of spectacular crashes...

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5/26/2018 5:55 AM

Track and Trail wrote:

For our next trick we'll put JS7 in charge of media relations.

LOL. This was really under appreciated.

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