2018 Supercross; the great indoors

Discussion in 'Racing' started by motomike14, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. TooFast

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    RMATV is starting their SX Fantasy signups and free tickets
  2. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    Hopefully he will keep the rubber side down this year:muutt
  3. mikeysduck

    mikeysduck Slow Ride to Nowhere

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    I always thought Roczen got by on raw talent, with little work ethic. I was wrong. His last crash was brutal. I believe most riders would have retired. His determination to come back is astonishing. I wish him well. The 2018 season should be a thrill ride for us spectators.
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  4. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Follow him on Instagram, you really get a good look at things he's doing, and he's pretty upfront about his thinking.
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  5. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yeah, he was on a stationary bike within a couple of weeks of his crash, as soon as they'd let him.
  6. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I think that physically, he's gonna be good to go to start the season. Dunno how his arm is gonna handle the weekly pounding, but from what I've been watching in his constant training, it wouldn't surprise me if it works out for him.

    Marvin has had a great off season, he's steadily been getting better. Anderson has to be getting pissed at being the bridesmaid to him every race.

    With Eli and Ken back with A1, it looks really hard to pick the winner. To me, that means a great season, if they can stay healthy...
  7. pvangel

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    Bubba being Bubba
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  8. DBM

    DBM Let's Just Ride!!

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    I haven't seen or heard a single rumor about his possible return to racing. I guess he's done. Bummer...he was fun to watch.
  9. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Wasn't him.
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  10. Racer111v

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    Mookie has been posting practicing on a Kawasaki on facebook. As much as I'd like to see Bubba out there, Mookie could still have a top ten year.
  11. pvangel

    pvangel Team AARP

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    Good racing....

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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    KR#94… wow… just mind boggling what that guy has gone through – to even contemplate that he would be back on the start gate in time for Anaheim 1 2018 was incomprehensible to me, in the weeks/months after his crash and apalling injury. Remember – they used the words "dead arm", "compartment syndrome", "bone infection" and "amputation" on several occassions in those dark days after his accident…

    His recovery and re-habilitation is no question - a great tribute to the guys work ethic, dedication and drive. I too, used to think that he just got along on an enourmous dose of natural talent and ambition in the past… however, the post 2017 Ken Roczen has earned an enourmous amount of respect in my book – for just these reasons.

    But I can’t help thinking if the "arm" can take it (elbow/wrist factored into the statement)… he has recovered yes, rehabilitated sure… but can someone "rejuvenate" a limb that has been so comprehensively damaged… to the point that it can sustain the hammering that pro supercross/motocross dishes out…? again – it was LESS than a year ago.

    For mine – I can’t help thinking that the forearm should be sheathed in some sort of a carbon fiber gauntlet or something…? (but a lot of today’s pro’s don’t even like to wear a spine protector… neck braces are optional… and I dunno’ when the last time I saw body armour on a sx rider was…?) So I am uncertain as to how all this will pan out...?

    I know that guy’s like KR are "wired a bit differently" - their willpower and natural ability to go fast and push the limits… He has champion spirit no doubt… but don’t tell me that an injury like the one that he sustained – does not play on his mind… I guess all these questions and more will get an eventual answer when we get to Round 1…?
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  13. Gordy

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    I can't even imagine what will be going through his head when he starts hitting the huge SX stuff in traffic and maybe takes off a little late or cross ruts and the bike is flying nose down again.
    It is boggling the recovery he has made with his body but at that level, to win, the mind has to be not just focused but "right". I hope that he does great and nothing happens out of his control.
    This could be the comeback of the ages that they will be talking about long after electric bikes have taken over.

    I'll be at A1 and hope to shake his hand again.
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  14. B1KSOLO

    B1KSOLO Living the Dream

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  15. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    He appears to be taking the Mick Doohan approach.

    I remember running into Mick Doohan at the Indy Car races when he was rehabbing and staying with Eddie Lawson in Monterey, he was very gracious with his time and very determined to get back racing.
    That cage thing around his leg was awful to see up close, and it didn't phase him at all to describe what it was doing and how the docs could get in and out of the leg to make repairs.
  16. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    4 strokes turning to 2 strokes? :dunno

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  17. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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  18. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    No, the toilet parts are still inside there.
  19. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Chemically Enhanced

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    I'm pretty pissed that the ATL round is moved to accommodate the fla round. Now Sandblast and ATL are the same weekend.
  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ... no, the toilet parts are still inside... :rofl:clap:imaposer:jack

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