After experiencing a season-shattering crash during the 2012 Supercross season, Chad Reed was faced with a recovery time that took longer than most for his injury. The Monster Energy Cup would give Reed a result that he was not satisfied with and would bring him to a decision; instead of train int eh dark till A1, he would race himself back to speed in his homeland.
Here is a video update by TwTwo Motorsports showing his progress int he land down under and his thoughts on where the 2013 season will go.
Why not? Everyone is doing it. For this edition of Throwback Thursday I am going to put up a video near and dear to my heart, MotoXXX.
I first saw this movie while at my uncle’s house when I was seven-years-old. Though it wasn’t the most appropriate movie for an innocent youngster, it had a huge positive effect on me. My love for motocross grew even more and I discovered a huge appreciation and love for punk-rock through this movie and found out about bands like No Use For A Name, Strung Out and NOFX.
This is the PulpMx Classic Commentary version with Steve Matthes (PulpMx and RacerX Journalist) and Kenny Watson (MotoXXX OG and industry superhero) so there is some great talk of the “good ole days” in this one.
Motocross, punk-rock, and history at its finest! Enjoy!
All right I figured since I am back I might as well start this off with a banger. If you have been near any sites you all are in the loop with what happened with the Jeff Ward Racing team and Dean Wilson becoming a rideless wonder. Rumors have been flying off the shelves with KTM possible giving him another offer or maybe even RCH Suzuki.
Well, as of two hours ago via social media, Dean Wilson allegedly has sign with Team Muscle Milk Honda for the 2013 season. There are no press release as of yet that I can find so I do not have an official story yet, but here is the link to the Instagram craziness…
Hello world!! Yes, it has been a while since I have been on here. For those who do not know me personally I have a pretty crazy life.
As a full time student at SJSU I have been stacked with assignments including becoming a writer for Bay Area magazine Shift. This, along with touring with my band, has pulled me away from the site but it has nt pulled me away from the sport.
I am still up on everything and will try to put as much content as possible in the coming weeks including a little bike project my buddies and myself have put together… Get excited folks RealTalkMx is back, and Supercross is less than two months away!!
We are now five days away from the beginning of the 2012 AMA Outdoor Nationals! The time of the year where fitness, heart, and injuries really show through. The nationals can be a riders best friend or his worse enemy.
This year the Geico Honda team is fully healthy (unlike rival Procircuit Kawasaki) and on a momentum wave bigger than a tsunami after Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia taking the championships in their respective regions. Wil Hahn is also looking to run up front for th team after having an injury filled supercross season, and Justin Bogle is hoping to pick up where he left off in 2011 for his first full season in the Outdoors for 2012.
On paper the team is looking flawless, but do they have what it takes to put an eclipse of dominance over the stacked field of 250 riders?
Here is a video provided by team helmet sponsor Shoei of the team testing at Competitive Edge.
Every sport has a uniform, style of clothing and protection that mostly all the participants wear when competing. Most motocross racers wear the obvious (boots, helmet, goggles, pants, jersey, etc.) and some prefer more protection with knee braces, chest protectors and the most controversial: the neck brace.
Gaining popularity in the United States in the later half of the last decade, the neck brace has grown seemingly less popular in the last couple of years with less professionals wearing the brace and speaking out with rumors of their danger.
Neck brace company, Leatt, has come out with a video series to speak out against these rumors and give the truth to motocross riders about their product.
Here is the first video of the series.
Well here is the obvious part of “The Obvious”… Stewart signed with Suzuki.
Yes, it is true, and what the public found out last Monday is what I thought Stewart should have done since the beginning. No offense to the JGR team, I know they are one of the top level teams around, but there is one thing they are missing and that is a bike that James Stewart is completely comfortable with.
There was talk about Stewart testing Suzuki’s over the fall, which I thought would be a much better pick than the JGR. The JGR runs the Yamaha in which Stewart has admitted he is not a fan of, and whether it be the potential h saw in the team or the dollar signs “Coach” was throwing at him, he took the ride.
We are now seven months from that fateful day and Stewart did what most professional racers at his level, that is switch teams and brands just 2 weeks before the outdoor nationals. Stewart claims to love the Suzuki and you can tell in the epic video Red Bull has put out on the bottom of the screen.
The question now is, can Stewart do on the Suzuki what he did his last full season in the outdoors in 2008 and earn another perfect season?
In my relatively short lifespan I have heard the “another boring season” one too many times. Supercross was boring when McGrath was dominating, everything was boring when Carmichael was putting the smack down on the competition, and once the main contenders were injured, things got boring again with Villopoto winning nearly every race.
Well, as we all know Villopoto had an unfortunate accident ending his 2012 run (luckily he already locked down the 2012 Supercross championship), but after his crash did things get a little more exciting?
The crash in Seattle opened the door for great opportunities for some deserving riders. Andrew Short and Ken Roczen (who had stepped up to the big bike class aboard a KTM 350) put on an awesome battle with Short taking the win.
Short has been pushing for a win in the premiere class for years and it seemed as if every fan/industry person was more than happy to see him win. Some of you message board Nazi’s out there will say, “Yeah he won, but none of the front runners were there.” Yes, this is true, but as Chad Reed has always said, “You have to be in it to win it,” so give the guy some credit.
This absence of some of the more dominating riders also gave us a great race in Salt Lake City. Davi Millsaps took an early lead with Jake Weimer behind, pushing for his first win, and Ryan Dungey charging hard, fresh off his injury.
It seemed as if Millsaps had the race in the bag and would give JGR Yamaha their second ever victory, until a mistake in the rhythm section would hand over the lead to KTM’s Ryan Dungey who would take the lead all the way to the checkers.
There is one race left for the 2012 Supercross season. The season known more for injuries than any other will come to a close with a bang, giving winning opportunities to riders who never thought it would be possible against the dominating Villopoto. We are now less than four weeks away from the brutal Outdoors Nationals, and it leaves me thinking, can anyone dominate this summer? Or will we have a summer of war.