which ONE moment in moto, can u never forget?

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12/26/2014 6:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 6:42 PM

We all have that iconic moment, etched into our mind. That TIME when we realised that this is what we love.

for me it was terrafirma 2, that intro was playing... mcgrath got out of the hellicopter, bag on shoulder, it panned to castillo ranch..........

say no more

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Never give up on Anyone

12/26/2014 6:43 PM

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Never give up on Anyone

12/26/2014 6:45 PM

McGrath passing Stanton at Anaheim and Matasevich robbing Cooper of what would have been his only SX win at San Jose. Both happened right in front of me.

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12/26/2014 6:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 6:49 PM

The three I will never forget and made me respect everyone that does this at the top level all relate.
Doug Henry when he broke his back. I'll never forget him flying through the air like that.
Him coming back and winning the title after his horrific injury. It gave me a magical feeling that ANYONE, no matter what, could accomplish anything in this sport.
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His fox ad. If you ever think you can't do anything or that it's to hard, think about how hard it must have been both physically and mentally to come back from that. I think the same thing about Canard. How can they do that and not be superheroes?

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12/26/2014 6:48 PM

St. Louis 1996 comes to mind

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12/26/2014 6:53 PM

Vegas 1997.
(I was there) Doug Henry wins the main on his Yamaha 400 four stroker, changed the game of motocross forever.

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12/26/2014 6:53 PM

Mine would probably be the last year James was on a kx250 and RC was on the thumper ,watching James ride the balls off that 250 at Broome was just nuts.

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12/26/2014 6:57 PM

As a Spectator...RV -CRUSHING THE WORLD...

On his 250.

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

12/26/2014 7:03 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

As a Spectator...RV -CRUSHING THE WORLD...

On his 250.

I was there.... awesome just plain awesome!!!!

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Germany 1975 250 CZ Centerport, laydown shocks, mikuni with reed valve, Marzocchi forks with me as the motopilot

12/26/2014 7:04 PM

James Stewart not being able to race in 2015 for failing to file the proper paper work. blink

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12/26/2014 7:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 7:10 PM

Edit: I misread as the epic moment I remember, etched in our minds.... I spaced out after that...
Chadapult

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First riding days at Honda Hills in the early 70's when I was 10.

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12/26/2014 7:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 7:39 PM

JMB jumping out of the hole at gator back. He jumped so far I thought his bike was gonna break in half when he landed.

Johnson getting landed on at gatorback.

Also 1 year at the Pontiac Supercross damon Bradshaw walks over to me and the pro I was playing mechanic for, sits down and just starts hangin out talkin with us for about 20 minutes. 1 of the coolest guys I met in moto

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12/26/2014 7:34 PM

Villopoto at 2007 Motocross of Nations - Buds Creek, MD

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12/26/2014 7:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 7:42 PM

500CC Outdoor Nationals

Glen Helen 2003, K-Dub vs RC4. RC4 won the day, but K-Dub made him earn it.

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12/26/2014 7:44 PM

Robbie Reynard Unadilla 1998

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..................Man himself has become God
And laughs at his destruction
In which we trust a secret government
Is now in total collapse.........................

12/26/2014 7:46 PM

I agree with Kawaboy about RJ being landed on, I was there at Gatorback and watched that go down sad

Watching Jimmy Weinert do no hander jumps during the Daytona Supercross, 1979 I think.
Watching Pastrana wheelie the whoops at Daytona while looking up into the grandstand.

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12/26/2014 7:48 PM

James stewart 2014 toronto SX

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12/26/2014 7:49 PM

When I was about 9 years old and TWMX Stone Spray sandwich came out. Was the first legit moto movie I had as a kid, I watched that at least a million times, I still watch it every once in a while. The part in Cainville was my favorite, along with all the guys riding out in Beumont and Reche canyon and at the end when Lano cranked out that gnarly whip. Loved it.

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12/26/2014 8:00 PM

Magoo winning all 4 motos of Trophee and Motocross de Nations.

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12/26/2014 8:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 8:42 PM

Langston down hill pass where he is on the track markers. Or RV's huge get off at STL. or RC vs JS Redbud 07 or 06 (I think) JS vs KW redbud
RV MXdN 07

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12/26/2014 8:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 8:51 PM

There is a few but the most surreal moment was standing with MC Kiedrowski Mike Jones Todd Dehoop and I think one more rider (Henry?) in Las Vegas the night the lights had gone out and the vibe when we all heard the 250 Main start. I knew I was witnessing history.

NOTE: it has been a few years so I can't put a body part that I have named the riders correctly that boycotted the main but I am about 80% sure.

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"My philosophy is to have a really good time and never to let anything stop me from doing what I want to do.

Michel Petrucciani

12/26/2014 8:59 PM

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RIP Danny "Magoo" Chandler 1959-2010

12/26/2014 9:07 PM

1982. My dad had taken me riding for a few hours in the morning then we came home to find the Superbikers on Wide World of Sports. I sat there glued to the tv while watching Magoo do his thing as I washed down a grilled cheese with an RC Cola.

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12/26/2014 9:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/26/2014 9:15 PM

82 KC supercross. I grew up racing flattrack and this was the first SX race I ever attended.

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12/26/2014 9:49 PM

1986 pontiac silverdome- guy cooper fly's down from where the track goes up in stands and the big triple is right after the right turn at bottom and he pancakes it completely flat over the triple while looking down at RJ & Bailey who were stopped and watching and they just shook their heads.
1986 redbud 125/500 national- 3 digit privateer rider kurt mcmillen makes a jump out of 2 hills that are 100+ feet apart that weren't meant to be jumped in practice,bailey watches him then tries it too but almost didnt stop for left turn and close to hitting fence.Neither Ward,Lechien,Johnson,bailey,holley etc. would try it but Mcmillen did it most of the laps in both moto's- very similar to length/height of early larocco's leap except it wasn't an uphill type jump just a huge chasm from one hill to the other.unreal height!

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12/26/2014 9:53 PM

Chad Reed owning RV (and everyone else) at Millville then going into chadapult mode.
Dungey coming back from almost a full lap down at Southwick.
RC lapping up to 2nd place in the muck at Millville.

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"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

12/26/2014 9:53 PM

Larry Ward winning the Seattle SX in the Kingdome in front of all of his friends and family.. It was incredible! I raced the amateur race earlier that day too.

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12/26/2014 9:56 PM

Alessi and Tedesco

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12/26/2014 10:00 PM

Bob Hannah taking down Marty Smith at hangtown in 1976.

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12/26/2014 10:09 PM

Two things:

Watching my dad race at Saddleback Park.
Then a few months later seeing Roger DeCoster, Joel Robert and Sylvain Geboers race on the same track.

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