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Dougy1 Dougy1
1/6/2018 10:26 PM

What's everyone's thoughts. For a while I was like this is ridiculous then after watching them zoom into him I thought he looked pretty good for 2 hours riding since Las Vegas last year. If he loses 5 kg and plenty of time on the bike which he easily will I think he can top 5 again,and i mean 5th not podium but ya never know.

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yz133rider yz133rider
1/6/2018 10:28 PM

If he can stay positive and get healthy and some time on the bike he'll move forward.

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RandyS RandyS
1/6/2018 10:31 PM

Reed can win this year. The planets will have to align but he can.

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SteezGeez SteezGeez
1/6/2018 10:32 PM

I'm honestly impressed at what he's done. I had the same injury he had early last year but I did both my ankles. When I was as far along as reed I could barely stand let alone take a step. He's riding a 450 main in a stacked field! That's awesome!

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mxgoon mxgoon
1/6/2018 10:33 PM

By the time we get to Daytona he will be knocking on the door of a podium.

STAMP IT!

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Rockinar Rockinar
1/6/2018 10:36 PM

I thought he could do a little better. Give him a couple weeks.

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plowboy plowboy
1/6/2018 10:37 PM

Nothing but respect. Stayed out of trouble and finished ahead of some fast youngsters.

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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APerry151 APerry151
1/6/2018 10:39 PM

15th is about what I was expecting tonight - many thought he wouldn’t finish. If his foot is really healed and it’s not going to get worse, he’s only going to improve as the series rolls on, just a question of how much he’ll improve. Bums me out that he didn’t come in healthy and with time on the bike because I still see him as a top 5-7 guy most nights with the occasional podium.

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RG1 RG1
1/6/2018 10:41 PM

Having missed all of pre season and having not been able to do any testing on a new bike, I think he did pretty well. Also he has probably 5 years on the next oldest guy in the class, which makes it even more difficult. Coming in like this with lowered expectations might work for him, he can just work his way back into it and try and push for podiums later in the season

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St Ann More St Ann More
1/6/2018 10:43 PM

I was impressed! Little prep, in the main and points on the board. He can build from there!

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Crush Crush
1/6/2018 10:50 PM

Completely fine with it, he'll get better.

Cheers, Crush
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USMCMXer USMCMXer
1/6/2018 10:51 PM

He'll be just fine.

"It sure is fun to have fun!"

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Travis_Hudson Travis_Hudson
1/6/2018 10:55 PM

Good ride for the man. He will just get stronger from here on out.....in four races he will be ready to start racing people.

Did i do that?

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Dave #125 Dave #125
1/6/2018 11:22 PM

Impressive really.. laptimes were not too bad..
Set up and fitness he will be top 5..
Think if he gets a holeshot in one of the triple crown rounds?
Came out in 1 piece at 50% at best..
Big for his sponsors and his self confidence.

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Stoop Stoop
1/6/2018 11:26 PM

bet he is sore tomorrow, good job

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aaryn #234 aaryn #234
1/6/2018 11:31 PM

Awesome result/

Spoke to someone that was near his pit after the race and they said he could not put any weight on his foot when he got back.

He has to be a litle rusty, a little unfit and a lot sore, no doubt he will get better each and every week.

Im with those who think he has top 5s and a podium still in him.

Shit he does not even have that bike sorted completley yet.

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inthebadboycorner inthebadboycorner
1/6/2018 11:32 PM

15th is great considering he was 20th at some point.
There is certainly some work to be done,
Then he should be able to show some good finishes, podiums no, top 5's, yes on a given day, top 10's should be a shoe in.
He is nearly 50 anyway,

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Crush Crush
1/6/2018 11:41 PM
aaryn #234 wrote:

Awesome result/

Spoke to ...more

Yeah if he's at week 10 of what should be a 12 week recovery time injury then little wonder.

I'd have thought a direct injection to help the pain might have been on the cards.

Only thing I thought was his bike looked soft... He will get better tho, 15th is a good start though considering.

Cheers, Crush
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APerry151 APerry151
1/6/2018 11:42 PM
aaryn #234 wrote:

Awesome result/

Spoke to ...more

Not surprising to hear that, I just really hope the foot starts to show some improvement relatively fast.

His season all depends on that, because I guarantee you he doesn’t ride this week before Houston. I’d be shocked if he does. How much progress can he make on setup and fitness if he can’t ride and train?

Once he can do that, like I said I think he’s top 5-7 with a rare podium.

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crockett crockett
1/7/2018 12:24 AM

his bike DID look soft, squatting all over the place.

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tcallahan707 tcallahan707
1/7/2018 12:37 AM
crockett wrote:

his bike DID look soft, ...more

Suspension must been setup prior to the holidays laughing

And before you guys light me up, I'm joking. I know he's been unable to train much, if at all. What a badass.

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KirkChandler KirkChandler
1/7/2018 12:37 AM

He's got a 6 point lead over Tomac.

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kevin204 kevin204
1/7/2018 1:00 AM

He got better every time out on the track it seemed. He's obviously still very sore, he should just continue to get better. Gutsy effort from a guy with nothing left to prove.

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Crush Crush
1/7/2018 2:51 AM
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Motofinne Motofinne
1/7/2018 2:55 AM

15th is very good for him considering that he is way, way behind everyone else.

I would not be surprised at all to see him win a race when the field is thin because of injuries in the latter part of the season.

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daemon616 daemon616
1/7/2018 3:01 AM
Motofinne wrote:

15th is very good for him ...more

That's awesome!

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OffRoadBro OffRoadBro
1/7/2018 3:03 AM

Very good and smart ride and he will certainly be towards the pointy end of the field as he gains fitness and bike time etc etc. Will be fun to watch his progress.

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BobKerr BobKerr
1/7/2018 4:10 AM

15th seems like a good solid finish considering what he has been through. I predict that it will be about 3 months before he is back in top form and battling to get into the top 5.

Right on Reed! I'm rooting for you!

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