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Brett Smith Brett Smith
4/5/2018 11:44 AM

Hi, all,

I thought the community here would enjoy this article I just finished for my website wewentfast, which is a sort of 'privateer' effort, if you will.

At the Tampa Supercross, I spent the day with Team CR22 and then interviewed Chad and his wife the following morning at their house. My goal was to profile Reed and help better better understand why/how he still has the desire to race professionally at 36 years old.
To do that, it's important to understand where he comes from. Beware: this is a 7,000 word read.


Brett Smith

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runic121 runic121
4/5/2018 12:03 PM

Excellent read Brett. Well done.

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teggers teggers
4/5/2018 12:12 PM

Thanks for this!
Well done.
Big Fan

Sometimes, Gravity just sucks.

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peltier626 peltier626
4/5/2018 12:53 PM

Very inspiring article, increases my respect for him and his wife. Congratulations to chad and family for following their dreams and reaching the pinnacle of this sport and a successful career.

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Apple_and_the_tree Apple_and_the_tree
4/5/2018 12:55 PM

Wow, great read.

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Mace-x Mace-x
4/5/2018 1:17 PM

Great story!

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Asimo Asimo
4/5/2018 1:27 PM

SMP Sticker. Ahhhh the good old days when motocross was so bad ass.


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Asimo Asimo
4/5/2018 1:40 PM
Brett Smith wrote:

Hi, all,

I thought the ...more

One of the best stories I've read in quite some time. Moto or other. Good job.

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mikec265 mikec265
4/5/2018 1:42 PM

Thank you for posting

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OldnBroken OldnBroken
4/5/2018 2:16 PM

Loved it! Great

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lumpy790 lumpy790
4/5/2018 2:17 PM

Extremely well done sir.

Where are you from in MD?

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kevin204 kevin204
4/5/2018 2:22 PM

Awesome story.

One of my favourite sections:

As if the sting from not being able to go to America wasn’t enough, his high school math teacher always told him he was dreaming when the subject of racing came up. “You think you’re going to go out and do what Jeff Leisk did?” Mr. Rumford would ask Reed. He was a motorcyclist and remembered Leisk’s accomplishments, which included several podium finishes in AMA Supercross and runner up in the 1989 FIM 500cc World MXGP championship. “I remember looking at him and saying, ‘No, I’ll be better,’” Reed said. After a few years of racing in the United States, Mr. Rumford sent a letter of apology to Reed.

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Mx391 Mx391
4/5/2018 2:33 PM

FANTASTIC story! Thank you for that!

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kaptkaos kaptkaos
4/5/2018 2:36 PM

Nice article.

2013 CRF450R Factory Connection revalve, All stock.

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motomike137 motomike137
4/5/2018 2:53 PM

Nice read!

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DA498 DA498
4/5/2018 2:56 PM

Thanks Brett, awesome work and great story. I didn’t want it to end.

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4/5/2018 4:32 PM

good Reed! i see the article was shared on his facebook page too

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AZRider AZRider
4/5/2018 4:34 PM

Great read and a phenomenal Reed.

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AZ35 AZ35
4/5/2018 4:55 PM

Excellent job, well done!!

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Bauer Bauer
4/5/2018 5:30 PM

Great story, BJ!

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plowboy plowboy
4/5/2018 5:42 PM

That there is journalism. How it's supposed to be done. Written in an almost forgotten style about a racer that did it "old school". You don't have to be a 22 fan to appreciate that story. If like me, you are a fan of Chads....then you got a real kick out of this article. Great job sir.

If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

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SoCalMX70 SoCalMX70
4/5/2018 6:17 PM

Amazing article! Well done.


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Glen Glen
4/5/2018 7:06 PM

love it! well done

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bents bents
4/5/2018 7:11 PM

Great work. Excellent read. Reed is a bad ass.

"If you don't put your work ahead of your talent, you won't win." Mike Babcock

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300exc 300exc
4/5/2018 7:13 PM

Freakin awesome.
Well done sir, well done.

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Brett Smith Brett Smith
4/5/2018 7:19 PM

Wow. Thank you for the kind words. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss a post. I only send out newsletters when I have fun articles like that go up.

--- And... it looks like my subscription footer got wiped out in a website update. FML. I'm new at this running-a-website thing. Stay tuned.

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three9zero three9zero
4/5/2018 7:21 PM

Loved reading this. Great work.

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Tryhard Tryhard
4/5/2018 8:32 PM

Always been a fan of chads , followed him for a long time . He has always had the heart of a champion , the heart that most can only dream of having !

2018 crf 250r

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Zycki11 Zycki11
4/5/2018 8:40 PM

One of a kind... Journalism in moto is missing this. You found in my opinion the best person to real in everyone. Chad has eluded to these things. Kudos

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