Josh to Germany - ISDE 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by mknight, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    End of day….some final prep for tomorrow’s final moto/supermoto.
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    Well done Josh!
    Just what I wanted to see. Nearly there.
  2. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    BTW if you want to get a good idea of how brutal Day 4 was someone posted a video on the ECEA site.
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    Look at that shoot around 2:20, scary as can be. Remember these are some of the best riders in the world. I'd love to hear Josh's take on that downhill.
  3. trailmarker

    trailmarker n00b

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    Thank you for posting the pictures, they are great. What a fantastic experience for your whole family, something they will likely not forget. Good luck tomorrow.....I love the six days!
  4. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    Great pix. Too bad about Nick's Husky. Next year :)
  5. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    I just can't shout loud enough....Josh this is awesome.
  6. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much for doing this.
  7. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    Great riding Josh and team USA. Can't imagine being able to block out the pain and fatigue everyday. Picking my bike up after a crash and riding out injured is one thing but picking it up after an injury and racing another hundred miles is unthinkable. Picking it injured, ignoring the pain and racing for your team and country.... All HEROS in my book.

    Thank you so much for allowing us to share this experience. :clap:clap:clap
  8. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I'll let the proud Dad post results, but well done Josh:clap
  9. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    F'n Awesome!!!!
  10. Holeshot

    Holeshot Adventurer

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    I'm blown away.. Just read the final results, I'm so very proud of Josh and his family.:clap


    That shot of Josh in the corner with the family in the background "leaning in" is priceless , very telling..

    Congratulations!
  11. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    38th in C1?

    Excellent! Here's to Sardinia next year! :clap
  12. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    I'm waiting for Mike to post the details...

    Medal details are here....

    http://www.fim-isde-live.info/

    Way to go Josh and the Knight family. I can't wait to hear more stories
  13. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    I had Josh watch that video. As soon as he saw the hill, he immediately said, "that doesn't even remotely show how steep that really was". Lots of guys were talking about that same section. He said Days 3 and 4 had all sorts of comparable obstacles. Here's some video of one of many gnarly hillclimbs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo8W5p-bqMQ&feature=related
  14. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Since the Idaho City Qualifier in early June of 2012, it seems our entire summer has been engulfed with preparations for this experience. Day 6 is complete and it is hard to believe it is all over. It has been an amazing experience for Josh and for our entire family. The support and interest of people from all over the world has been amazing. Thank you for all the encouragement in sharing both our story as well as the entire U.S. Team (from our perspective).

    The entire mood among the riders was different starting at the end of Day 4. That was the big hurdle to overcome. Day 5, everyone was more jovial and relaxed and today was more of the same.

    The format for Day 6 consisted of a final moto that was actually a supermoto (asphalt/dirt mix). I wasn’t quite sure what to think about this, but after 5 days of hard riding, the riders actually seemed to enjoy it.
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    Josh and the other C1 riders waiting to get in to their bikes.
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    This pic is kind of blurry, but gives you an idea of the start. It was right on the infield area of the racecourse, on a grassy hill.
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    The start was off camber, and hung a hard right and then dumped the riders on to the asphalt track. Josh had walked the track and thought it looked “sketchy” with all the slick grass corners and asphalt transitions. He rode very conservatively and just wanted to finish without going down.
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    Josh and fellow U.S. rider Nick Canny from Connecticut, enjoying some supermoto time.
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    He finished and kept it on two wheels and was excited to have his first Six Days under his belt.

    We then had the opportunity of watching the Trophy Teams and other riders complete their motos. It’s amazing how fast these guys can go regardless of the surface. Josh said he watched Mike Brown come flying into a corner and back it in supermoto style for about 100 feet and set himself up perfectly for the next corner. Mike Brown walked away from the competition in his E1 moto.
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    We then watched Charlie Mullins do the same in his moto. He nearly lapped the competition….a lot of fun to watch.
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    The next E2 moto had Kurt Caselli, Destry Abbott, Taylor Robert, Thad Duvall, and Andrew Delong all in the same race. The first gate drop, Delong got a great start, but the race was red-flagged due to someone jumping the gate early. On the second gate drop, Caselli got a horrible start and pinched off on the first corner and was in last place. There was very little opportunity for any passing on the supermoto track, so he didn’t have a great finish.
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    After the final moto, the real work began of breaking down bikes, re-packing crates, and getting the container ready.
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    Somehow we got all of Josh’s stuff back in his crate.
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    Thank you again for the support, encouragement, and insight. It’s been quite the amazing experience.
  15. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    I don't know about everyone else but I'm going to be watching this forum for any and all Josh updates...probably be bugging the crap outa you when the next qualifier gets near:rofl


    Congrats on everything,great riding along with you!!!!!
  16. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Great job Josh!!!! :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  17. ICERIDER

    ICERIDER Adventure Rider

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    Thanks Mike for bringing us along via ADV on your amazing experience. You have said it all. We have said it all. Most of us can't even think what to say, it's so amazing. Josh's bike back in it's beautiful crate with hardly a scratch on it. I am shaking my head. Did this really happen? How did it happen? Who is this 17 year old that we can all take so many lessons from???

    Congratulations Josh!
  18. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Congratulations Josh!!!!

    The Knight Support Crew relaxing and checking out one of the Special Tests on day 4.

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    At the end of the Tarmac and towards the Gravel for some of the Moto Action.

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    Down towards a wicked left handed off camber.

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    Like Mike said, Mike Brown (30) and Charlie Mullins (34) were hauling the mail today.

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    Really great to be there and watch all the action, and meet some really great people!
  19. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Impressive effort by not only Josh but your whole fam damly! Congrats! Happy that all went well with no injuries! :D

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    AZ Air Hd Rider - NOT biker

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