Josh to Germany - ISDE 2012

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

  1. nada_scurb

    nada_scurb Single Tracker

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    Congrats Josh, way to finish!!

    Thanks for all the write ups Mike, I dont know how you found the time to do them all, but we are all glad you did!
  2. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Wow...I agree nothing ever seems as steep as it is in the video. I just watched how hard great riders struggled with it
  3. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Outstanding effort by Josh. A Silver Medal in his first ISDE. Wow!!! :thumb

    Congrats!!!

    :clap:clap:clap
  4. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Congratulations, Josh, Dad & Family!
  5. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    Well done to your young bloke! :clap:clap:clap

    When you get home you might want to show him how it was done "Back in the day!" It's titled 'Welsh 2 day' but the US rider interviewed speaks of the six day...
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qpj9lRah8mM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Too bad I don't speak a word of Welsh!
  6. fano

    fano here and there

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    Totally awesome. Congrats to the whole family. :clap:clap:clap
  7. fencing5051

    fencing5051 Adventurer

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    Great report & result :clap
  8. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Well done, Josh. :thumb
  9. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    What a great race and a great finish. Josh, you've got a lot to be proud of!
  10. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Nice job Josh !!!
  11. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    Well done Josh!
  12. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    :nod
    Awesome!!
  13. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Wow, awesome. Just spent the last couple hours rivited. Awesome, and congrats Josh!! (and mike)...
  14. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Josh doesn't have an account or post here on advrider, but I wanted to share a post of his from Facebook since that his primary means of communicating with people:

    Well the Six Days is officially over, we finally made it back to our house! The ISDE was the toughest thing i've done in my whole life both mentally, physically and emotionally! But i also had the time of my life and enjoyed every minute of it! I would just like to thank every single person that helped in any small way! I would have never made it there or through without the help of donations, sponsors and any participation or help with my fundraiser! I thank all of you!!!
  15. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    Your kid is a class act. Aside from being a phenomenal rider he has the attitude and humbleness of every true champion. Suspect we will be seeing photos of him on a podium at the ISDE in the near future.
  16. markvfr

    markvfr too many hobbies...

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    Yeah, that hill was pretty sketch and steep but not too bad 'cause it was short. There was another one that was a looong rooty double track that spit us out right on the road and man, that was steep, rooty and wet. But awesome! :)

    Congrats Josh on the silver, you kicked butt! I also enjoyed Day 3 and 4 the most as its similar to the stuff I ride at home. Not so at home on the grass tracks and motocross. Gotta practice that a lot more before the next one. :lol3
  17. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    When I was Josh's age I came home from school and rode my Honda Elsinore 125 (yes, it was a while ago... :lol2) until it was too dark to see. I watched motocross, read about the ISDE, devoured Dirt Bike magazine, and could only dream of something like actually doing the ISDE. What an amazing story, thanks for sharing it in so much detail, and to Josh - what an incredible thing to be able to accomplish at such a young age! :thumb
  18. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    While waiting for the third special test on day four a group of school children and their teachers walk out up from the village to the track. I chat with them a bit exchanging basic phrases with the kids (5-6 YO) and teachers. They want to practice their english counting so we do dreissig through neun und dreissig (Trophy Team and Jr. Team numbers 30 - 39), Women's numbers and funf hunnert, neun und siebzig (579). We ended with a GO JOSH!!! foto op:

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    Unfortunately they had to go back to school about the time the women teams were showing up but how cool is that? Your teachers take you out of the classroom for a hour so you can watch the ISDE???

    Way to Go Josh!!!
  19. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Congratulations Knight family!!!!
  20. markvfr

    markvfr too many hobbies...

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    Yeah pretty awesome! I sprained my thumb high fiving kids as we rode through the villages. :lol3