Seriously, how tall is Ricky?

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I'm just 5'9" myself, but how tall is that squirt RC? You see how long that kickstarter is? I'm not knockin' the him, he's obviously a great rider, but OTOH, I'm kinda tired of hearing people compalining about how "damn tall these new fangled dirt bikes are" when Ricky seems to be a whole 5 foot two. Anyone know?
 

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He's about the same height as Ernesto Fonseca...and there was a picture of Ricky, Ernesto, and Ricky's girl freind in one of the magazines. Either Ricky's girl freind plays professional basket ball or Ricky's a midget. He probably gets poked in the eye everytime she walks up to him. He's short. But fast. And in the points lead for yet another 250 National championship as a lame duck on an old chassis against all that technology. Bet he gets another one.:)


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3' 11" in MX Boots and a Helmet. ;)

In street clothes, (you know green suit, black shoes with buckles,top hat, and a pot of gold) he's only 3' 8".
 
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5'3"?! Really?! Dang! I was just kidding when I said 5'2". Even more kudos to him in that case.

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From his rider profile at www.pacesupercross.com - 5'6"!! I really thought he was shorter than me from the times I have seen him in person?!? Maybe this profile is like a driver's license thing (they just ASK you your height and weight) :confused:

Ricky Carmichael

Birth Date: November 27, 1979
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida
Residence: Havana, Florida
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 161 lbs.
Turned pro: 1996
 

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I have read in an article when they tested his bike... they cut down the seat foam in his seat and they raise his foot pegs up.. to compensate for his shortness...
 
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RC's height

You are right Nikki. I recently met RC at Troy Ohio and had my picture taken with him. I'm 5'5" and he was just a tad bit taller than me, so I'd say he is 5'6". I have heard that they modify his foot pegs etc. for him though.
 
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I saw a picture of Pastrana, RC, and Fonseca in Racer X. Pastrana towers over both of them and it looks like RC is a couple inches taller than Fonseca.
 

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RC was 5'6" at 165 lbs at the end of the SX season. That's why it's so convenient to have Renthal make the RC Bend. They fit me perfect as I'm 5'6" also. I just wish I could fly like he does.
 

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Originally posted by Smitty
3' 11" in MX Boots and a Helmet. ;)

In street clothes, (you know green suit, black shoes with buckles,top hat, and a pot of gold) he's only 3' 8".
Faith and begorrah! You'd better watch yourself Smitty, or that little Leprechaun will hammer you with his magic shillelagh! Got to hide me Lucky Charms, 'cause they're magically delicious!

:p
 
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*william*, Ricky has his bike modified to fit his height. So. maybe he's been complaining about the height of bikes also? Actually, he's always had his bikes modified. His 125's suspension used to be shortened! Of course Ricky would rip on a 'stock' bike anayway.