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  1. NumberCruncher

    JS7, the silence is broken

    I want to believe he is coming back and certainly he is young enough to do so but only for about two more years. If March 29 comes and all he does is say, "Yeah, I am now 100% retired," it will be very disappointing. There is no reason to hype a retirement announcement three years after you stopped racing. It makes more sense to just say it via a tweet or instagram post. Given that it isn't logical to hype your announcement that you retired three years ago I am going to assume something bigger is going to be announced. If it is anything other than a return to racing it will be a let down. A movie about his life? We would have heard about it by now. A new reality tv show, only if it is about his comeback and not his everyday life. If he blows this opportunity to do anything other than to return to racing, even if just a farewell tour, he'll only take a hit to his reputation and legacy. NC
  2. NumberCruncher

    Famous People Who Ride

    I have heard he is pretty down to Earth and also takes good care of his dogs. Hate to say it but a man who respects his dogs and his dirt bikes has to be okay . . . Not that he wouldn't have been anyway. NC
  3. NumberCruncher

    Famous People Who Ride

    Zombie thread to say RIP Luke Perry who is pictured on page 2 sitting on a CRF. Dead at 52 from a stroke. While 52 isn't crazy young it is pretty young to have died from a stroke. NC
  4. NumberCruncher

    What really happened to Emig?

    He is getting better I don't know how you cannot see that. That doesn't mean is necessarily all that good as he still has a long way to go but he has improved. NC
  5. NumberCruncher

    The New GOAT

    Jeremy was so much faster than EVERYONE he raced he clearly had incredible raw speed/talent. He performed at a level nobody before him did and it took years for anyone to come close. He had the speed of James Stewart (Stewart arguably the fastest racer on any given night but too inconsistent) and consistency of Ryan Dungey. The only reason McGrath MIGHT not to have been able to compete with Stewart or Villopoto is because they had to up their game to a new level thanks to some kid named . . McGrath. And we also know that MC started to get a bit soft later in his career when he went SX only. But he had the heart of a champion and we'll never know how much faster he could have ridden if he had more competition. NC
  6. NumberCruncher

    What really happened to Emig?

    1) RC has gotten a whole lot better since the season began. 2) I think he has less chemistry with Ralph Sheheen than Emig did. Emig seems more easy going and I sense far more friction between Sheheen and RC than Sheheen and Emig. Even when Emig and RC would banter it was good natured as they were both racers. When RS and RC butt heads there is no natural decline in the tension. Maybe that will go away with time. I watch every round of MXGP and enjoy the races where Emig announces with Paul Malin (I think that's correct.) NBC probably figured it was cheaper to get rid of Emig, bump RC up to the booth and have Daniel Blair trackside. But like someone else mentioned, years ago there was one "dirt bike race" on tv and it was the super bikers. Good like trying to watch it if you were a kid in the household. I would try to catch motor week to at least see highlights of each race and if I miss that, grab a copy of Cyclenews. Now we get each race live? I don't care who the announcers are. NC
  7. NumberCruncher

    supercross Way to go Chad Weed

    Now change your name to reflect your sponsor. 😂😂 NC
  8. NumberCruncher

    Reed's censored sponsor

    So when will Chad Reed change his name to Chad Weed? NC
  9. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    Been away for a while but it is absolutely NOT A FACT THAT HE IN THE HANDS OF GOD! You cannot prove he is the hands of God it is merely your perspective. Why didn't Jesus Christ Superstar hold him in his hands and prevent the wreck in the first place? Weak minded Christian. Too bad you cannot think for yourself and make your own decisions and have to thank your deity for everything in your world. I give myself the credit for the good in my life and accept the blame for the bad. So many phony people claim to be Christian and yet they only try to convert me to validate their own decision to not do anything with their life. Apparently setting goals and achieving something on your own is too difficult so many of you choose to serve and just throw away your earthly existence. And finally, don't lay your Christian horse-shit on me and tell me I'll burn in hell. He's your God and their your rules, you burn in Hell! LOL. The agnostic NC.
  10. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    Bringing your religious viewpoints into this thread is as inappropriate as my response to you which is why I am not sending it via a PM. Touche! If your Jesus Christ is so God-awfully awesome, why did he let this happen in the first place? I have always wanted to ask a Christian that. I am agnostic. To quote the song Tom Sawyer by Rush, "Though is mind is not for rent, to any God or Government . . . " That line sums me up perfectly. NC
  11. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    Yeah but EVERYTHING in Switzerland is crazy expensive. I took an extended tour of Europe this past summer and made the mistake of having laundry done. In Germany 5 Euros and they washed all my dirties for me. Given that I was on a motorcycle is wasn't that much to wash. So in Switzerland I just asked for it to be done without asking about the cost. The bill, $60 dollars. Each T-shirt, $5 each. Shorts, $10 each. I left Switzerland after three days as I was going broke. Beautiful country, great people but the cost of living is through the roof and I don't know enough about the entire system to figure out how it works. Met a fellow rider as I got close to Monaco and he got pulled over for speeding in Switzerland. He was going in excess of 100 mph (not kph). They had him on the side of the road for about 20 minutes. They handed him a citation for $3,500 and said we either take your VISA card or you, to jail. He handed over his card. Having said all this I don't talk much about health care as it seems way too complicated and yet how can it be so expensive???? NC Edit: And yeah the bill says Lingerie you potential pervs but that is just what they call all laundry. Four shirts at 6, not 5 and two shorts at 10. Crazy man!
  12. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    RacerX just posted an update. The first surgery to repair damage done to the nose, eye sockets, shattered jaw and jaw disengagement from the skull on both sides was successful. He is under mild sedation to help with what they describe as the tremendous pain he is enduring. I can only imagine. NO BRAIN OR SPINAL CORD DAMAGE. FULL RECOVERY EXPECTED! That is the good news. What really pisses me off is the reported medical costs. Road2Recovery says his medical flight back to the US will cost $104,000. Yes, $104,000 just to fly him home. What a bunch of bullshit! How much money are people making off his situation?????? If I ever won the lottery I’d buy a small business jet and fly people like him for free to their home countries. Charging $104,000 for a ten hour flight just fries me. If he is on a respirator that is one thing but if he merely needs a wheel chair to get him on the plane then wheel him into first class after giving him a handful of hydrocodone pills. I am sure it is more complicated than this but I still can’t believe the ridiculous costs involved. NC
  13. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    Regarding the $$$, he is probably on his own depending on what medical insurance he has. If for none other than humanitarian reasons, France will likely do any repair work that is needed until he is stabilized and can fly home. I doubt France will have any way to collect money from him other than to send him a bill whereas in the US they could come after his assets. If he needs ten surgeries, I can see where the doctors who do the first four (say it takes four to get him stabile) would prefer to do the next six as they performed the first ones and know what they are working with. I hope the next couple weeks sees rapid improvement. And it will be interesting to find out what actually happened as this is the first injury of this type and severity that I am aware of. It did look like his helmet or face area go landed on by the other bike but it’s tough to make that call based on the footage seen so far. NC
  14. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    I thought the same but maybe they saw something so bad they had to move him to save his life. And if his jaw was completely gone, there may have been nothing to brace the collar that normally fits snugly underneath the chin/jaw area. NC
  15. NumberCruncher

    Peick Injury

    Agree that if anyone can come back it will be Weston. 👍 I don't want to belittle his situation but if his injuries are mostly cosmetic he'll have to decide if the risk is worth it. Now if he loses some racing ability from the injuries it will be a different situation. I am still amazed with Roczen's comeback so who knows; especially at this early stage. The drug induced coma is one I know nothing about. Why do they want you like that? + thoughts Peick and family. NC