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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    If Roczen wins the championship it'll be the first time in a while that Honda pulls off what they've done many times in the past...Hire the currently fastest guy on the planet to make their dirtbikes look like the best. Seems like over the years they've had many, many championships won by riders who were on a different brand the year before (and in many cases, for their entire careers before).

    Nice to see Decotis start the year with a top ten...held off Forkner for quite a while in the process. I'm a fan of Mcelrath, too, after watching him outdoors at Southwick last year.
    I've never been a honda fan because of this...same thing with all their motor sports programs. I like Roczen tho, and I think he has the attitude and skills to pull it off this year no matter what bike he is on.

    My only fear this season is Roczen walking away with it early, and having no real exciting races to watch.

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    I hear you about the repetition, but I actually do find it somewhat fascinating/interesting to hear about some of the poster-men for overbearing parenting with sons at the top of the motocross heap. It's a pretty long list...and nowadays, if you are a top rider but don't have a dad to fill that role (or sometimes even if you do!) you can just hire Alden Baker to bust your balls 24/7 to keep your training and race regimen up to par.

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    great season opener, even my wife was into watching. pumped for this week.. .

    hmmm, posted by JS7 on SAT:

    therealjs7: It's been 16 years since a Saturday night in Jan came and i wasn't in a stadium doing what I love. But all I can say is it won't last for long!!! Truly can't tell ya how much I'm looking forward to returning doing it my way. After months of trying to make things happen, i realize that no matter what I would do, it wasn't going to work. You keep doing the samething then it's no one else fault besides your own no matter who's doing it to ya. So we're doing it on our own. To all that supported me... I'll see you soon. Too all that didn't... I'll see you soon. Wanna thank all my sponsors that are supporting me thru this adventure @redbull @gopro @oakley @dcshoes @sevenmx_ @bell_powersports. And most importantly, I wanna thank my fans for being Ultra Patient with me thru all of this. Wasn't until last week that I actually had a final plan to go at it this way. For those that tried to break me. Sorry... but you can't get rid of me that easy. Not quite done yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    How many times are they going to say that this season?

    On a similar note, did you know that Eli Tomac's father John is a former mountain bike racing champion..............
    HA! i knew what you meant with that. my comment wasnt intended for that. i just meant that he made it clear that he was there to win. which i suppose is what they are all there to do. he checked out early. not really out of the norm for him though. when hes on his game he tough, if not impossible, to beat. problem is he eventually goes too hard and hurts himself and takes a few weeks for him to get back to 100%. i guess thats the downside to this sport. you get like 2 days to recover from a race injury before youre back at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I've never been a honda fan because of this...same thing with all their motor sports programs. I like Roczen tho, and I think he has the attitude and skills to pull it off this year no matter what bike he is on.

    My only fear this season is Roczen walking away with it early, and having no real exciting races to watch.
    i agree, it will be like the Poto days just hoping he will crash. as long as KR94 doesnt turn into the overconfident douche bag that Poto turned into then im ok with him winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    hmmm, posted by JS7 on SAT:
    ya i guess im not sure what that whole thing was about. could he not secure a ride or something? seems odd that his brother isnt riding. unless malcolm is still riding 250s on the east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    could he not secure a ride or something?
    nope. no offers.

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    So what is he doing? Funding his own team?

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    yup, sounds like it to me.

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    Hey, look on the bright side. At least Bubba didnt crash last weekend. Probably a first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Team Yamaha must be concerned...
    Cooper Webb - 10th OA
    Chad Reed - DNF.

    What happened to Reed? Unless I missed it, they did not show him pulling off the track...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregp View Post
    Team Yamaha must be concerned...
    Cooper Webb - 10th OA
    Chad Reed - DNF.

    What happened to Reed? Unless I missed it, they did not show him pulling off the track...
    mechanical. they didnt elaborate

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    So what is he doing? Funding his own team?
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    yup, sounds like it to me.
    he didnt learn from chad reeds mistake?
    he may be dumber than i thought.

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    But he's also richer than we think.

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    Hey, look on the bright side. He and Reed can race for DNFs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Hey, look on the bright side. At least Bubba didnt crash last weekend. Probably a first.
    That's the dark side, I love watching that douche crash! Hurry back JS7!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i agree, it will be like the Poto days just hoping he will crash. as long as KR94 doesnt turn into the overconfident douche bag that Poto turned into then im ok with him winning.
    Unfortunately he seems like he will end up with Poto shitty attitude... time will tell!

    As for JS7, I'm confident he will come in and at least toss a wrench in the championships....if he actually returns.

    I'm confused with CR22 and getting the Yamaha ride. They compared him to VR46 over and over again... only thing in common those 2 riders share, is they are both the oldest in the class! VR46 can still battle at the front, and podium.... CR22 hasn't and won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    VR46 can still battle at the front, and podium.... CR22 hasn't and won't.
    That's a load of bullshit. Did you watch last season, CR22 did in fact podium multiple times....why can't he do it this year? Like most every rider in the field, it comes down to a decent start to get a decent result.

    I do agree that there is no comparison with Rossi, but two very different sports.

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    Im rooting for anybody that doesnt thank our lord and savior in the post race interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I'm confused with CR22 and getting the Yamaha ride. They compared him to VR46 over and over again... only thing in common those 2 riders share, is they are both the oldest in the class! VR46 can still battle at the front, and podium.... CR22 hasn't and won't.
    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    That's a load of bullshit. Did you watch last season, CR22 did in fact podium multiple times....why can't he do it this year? Like most every rider in the field, it comes down to a decent start to get a decent result.

    I do agree that there is no comparison with Rossi, but two very different sports.
    i see both sides of this. i agree that CR22 isnt washed up. hes landed on the podium a few times and has shown that when everything is perfect (bike, track, tires, dirt, temp and body) that he can run up front but hes no title contender anymore. hes a solid top 10 rider for sure though. should he hang it up? i dont think so, but maybe thats because he is the old guy out there and its cool to see him up front when it happens.

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    Old guys rule!

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    Sweet gopro footage of the main event last weekend:

    GoPro Cole Seely Main Event 2017 Supercross Anaheim - YouTube

    I love it when they aim the camera correctly!

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    Yeah, I almost always neglect to aim the camera high enough. Dirt riding position is leaned forward quite a bit, and this tilts your head down even when you are looking up. I need to remember this next week as I'll be goproing every day.

    Man, he got killed in T1. The rest of the race seems like the only way to make ground is in the rhythm section or whoops.

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    interesting how a handful of riders said the track was 'easy' ... wonder if that's the theme for the entire season?

    actually, now that i think about it, weren't the tracks last year really technical and difficult overall? i know they talked about the track design being way mellowed out this year but can't remember if they expanded on that.

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    The tracks did seem soooo technical last year. THere were some I was unsure I could even ride. This one seemed pretty one dimensional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    mechanical. they didnt elaborate

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    he didnt learn from chad reeds mistake?
    he may be dumber than i thought.
    How can you justify throwing shade at a guy funding his own program?

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    Don't remember where I heard it but I recall a comment along the lines of the plan being to make the earlier races a touch easier to ride to get everyone back in the swing of things without losing as many to injuries and possibly step up the difficulty further into the season.

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