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bedell99

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Everyone keeps bashing RC, thinking CR has already won the title and I really don't understand why? True Reed beat him straight up at the US Open, but if the < ADMIN EDIT: That's 1 > Aussie had any real national pride he would of been in Euorpe racing for his country. I really think this supercross is going to boil down to Daytona. I know this is far way off, but if RC can keep close I think he will get an edge on CR there and I'll explain why. CR can't touch Carmichael outdoors, he also can't touch Vully & Windam, maybe even Ferry and even if tortelli is running a good pace. I know he placed second last year, but there was no competition in the field except for ferry that day. I will put money down with anybody that carmichael will win daytona and pick up a slew of points on Reed. Also all this stuff on the net with RC riding a 450. Gimme a break. Think about it. I try out my friends bikes all the time, you don't think windam has tried RC's bike?. til I hear it straight from the horses mouth I will believe it. . I really believe RC is going to pull it off in 2004. I just have this strange feeling. What do you guys/girls think??

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I think using profanity in your post lessons its validity. :silly:
 

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November 26, 2003

Confirmed: Carmichael staying home; riding a four-stroke

Racer X has learned that Ricky Carmichael, the three-time THQ/AMA Supercross Champion, has made up his mind. He will not be attending the first two rounds of the THQ/FIM World Supercross GP tour in Spain and Holland in December, opting instead to focus on completing the transition from a two-stroke Honda CR250 to a four-stroke CRF450R. Carmichael had planned to attend the races in Europe, which he skipped last year. But his decision to switch to a four-stroke for the first time in his career means that he will need to spend every possible minute he can between now and the January 3 Anaheim Supercross in full testing mode. Stay tuned for an official press release from his team.
its a good job USA has RC since he is THE only US rider that gave you guys any credabilty last year, and to say half of the US fans boo him, now thats sad.

that said, i think RC will struggle a bit on the 450 in SX but all of the others will be sucking roost outdoors again.
 

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I STILL think RC is the man to beat in both SX and MX, I think his drive to win is so string that it will be th difference in a long season. I'm not a big Reed believer, not that he doesn't have the speed (he does) but I don't think he has the stamina, we'll see. ( but then I am well known to be a leprachaun fan) :p
 

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PS Bruce you don't think KW and Larocco have credibility? Not to start the cross the pond trash talk (again) but who do you think would be more successful, KW in Europe or Everts in America? :think: (I'm not trashing Everts, he's awesome) Discuss..................
 

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I think RC can and will be beat. And he'll switch BACK to a CR250 partway through the season.

But then I'm a well known Leprechaun fan as well . . . :confused:
 

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Originally posted by BEEF706
don't think KW and Larocco have credibility?
well, Larocco came in behind a bunch of foriegners in both championships and K-dub wasnt prepared to represent HIS own country on the world stage.

so no!:) and the US fans should get behind ricky.

but you are right i dont want to go down the FIM vs AMA champs since them threads go about as far as the WMD threads that go nowhere.
 

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I think RC has a string of championships, wins almost every race he enters and i wouldnt bet against him at any level, however he can be beat and SX is the weaker of his strengths LOL.Reed has showed his speed at all levels and anyone who thinks he cant win at SX is not thinking right, also he can go well outdoors, his bike setup wasnt good this year and i beleive he can do better next season.
 
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Originally posted by DurtJunkee
I think more people should drink a few beers and wait for the season to happen.
Now there's an idea. :thumb:

Seriously... think about how messed-up the top guys *could* be if Stewart runs the first half of the 250's ... even if he doesn't win, you know he's got a good chance of standing on the box, could make the points battle interesting.
 

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RC is the champ, has more victories than any other American MX SX racer ever, went undefeated in a outdoor series. I think his recored speaks for its self, I don't think are opinions realy mean diddle squat.

My opinion is people who bo him for no reason are stupid and jealous, there again thats just an opinion and they realy don't mean squat.
 

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Yeah, I was just gonna say RC is gonna be riding the CRF450 this SX season, but bclapham already beat me to it. My bet is, if he is struggling on the 450, then he might switch back to the 2-stroke part way through the series. But as the rumors say, Windham beat RC's fast lap record at the Honda test track, and RC choose the 450 to shave some precious time off his laps. I think it was a smart move by RC, he just has to stick with it.

CR will definitely be a threat for the SX title, he probably woulda had it last year if he didn't make a few mistakes. But with me being an RC fan and not a CR fan, I hope Ricky trains even harder and show's CR up. :p