I am glad to see that.
I don't have any feelings towards Robert Pastrana one way or another, but I'd have to say he's doing something right, his sone made a (IMO) mature and wise decision. I hope my kids will be smart enough some day to make decisions based on facts and not on testasterone(?)
Way to go Travis.
I feel bad for the kid because he wants to win so bad, but it is the smart move for him. I kind of got a negative vibe going towards his dad after seeing him on TV at the X-games. I think he wants to be a rock star or something considering how he was dressed and acting. I'm sure he is a real nice guy and all, but even the best of them can get caught up it all the hype.
I hope Travis comes out next year 100% healthy and puts on a great show.
I was there and watched him pull off the track in disbelief, he was gaining ground but looking ragged! I thought there was a bike problem but when he came over the speakers and said what was going on, I knew it was true!
Look he may have broken a lot of bones but he is passionate about the sport. I watched his dad on TV the race before Millville point back to the truck when Travis seemed to want to continue! He is 17 and people pay him a LOT of money to do what he already loves... give him a break and acknowledge the fact that he made a very grown up decision!
Yes he did make a very grown up decision, but he is 17 and is already all busted up and that is a reall bummer, RC, MC, LaRocco,Windom have lasted as long as they have cause the were a little more safe. I know there is alot of danger in our sport and broken bones happen, but over 20 bones at 17? I just don't think I would want my son to think of him as an Idle when it comes to Motocross. He is a very nice young man, no tattos earings and is very well mannered. I'm just talking about being safe, and respecting life a little more when it comes to racing. :D
Originally posted by Duneman I just don't think I would want my son to think of him as an Idle when it comes to Motocross. He is a very nice young man, no tattos earings and is very well mannered. I'm just talking about being safe, and respecting life a little more when it comes to racing. :D
Yes,he has lots of broken bones but I am thrilled that my 4 year old doesn't judge people by how many bones they broke, cause he would hate me. I was a ski pro and broke several bones. Not 17 times but it is in the double digits. Don't get me wrong, I understand where you are coming from, but over all, broken bones are in no way a measure of character.
No I don't want my kids to break 17 bones, of course NOT. Neither does Robert Pastrana or any other parent.
But I am thrilled that my kids like Travis. He shows a level of maturity, dedication and INTELLIGENCE that is rarely found in a 17 year old.(IMO)
Out of all the MX-ers and FMX-ers I am glad my kids picked Travis as their idol.
Shane Watts is on their list too, but I think I influenced them on that;)
very well put, he is a very good guy, and is my son's fav rider besides MC.
I'm all busted up as well, broken back 2wice, and both wrist, and several ribs, and now I love asprin, and I am a walking berrometer. I guess I just get scared when it comes to my son getting hurt, he is 9 and already is a rocket.
but your right about Travis being a good roll model. We have our own 8 acre track and my son rides every day and I have to look away sometimes, I guess I am a big sissy when it comes to watching him ride. I have MC's latest video and he does some pretty awesome indian airs. and heart atack lookbacks.:)