Season champ Ryan Villopoto crashes early in Seattle
by Terry Wood [April 23, 2012]
It was not the homecoming Ryan Villopoto was hoping to celebrate.
Villopoto, the 23-year-old reigning Supercross champion who grew up in Poulsbo, hobbled off the track with an apparent leg injury Saturday night after falling on the first lap of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross premier division (450cc) main event at CenturyLink Field.
Villopoto went down in the sixth turn of the opening lap.
Reporters were not permitted to interview Villopoto. Reid Nordin, senior manager of Villopoto's Kawasaki racing team, issued this statement:
"Ryan didn't get such a good start. He was charging through the pack, lost the front end and ended up getting a handlebar to the gut, which knocked the wind out of him. He got a stinger when the footpeg came down on him.
"He's really bummed out and ..... [read more]
In Detroit, building a skateboard art park out of vacant homes and lots [April 20, 2012] [Skateboarding]
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Steve Peat Syndicate at Combe Sydenham, Halo BDS#1 [April 18, 2012] [Mountain Biking]
The SPS team is looking massive! They could start a football team with that many riders!
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Wakeboarding's elite kick off season in Orlando [April 16, 2012] [Wakeboarding]
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Monster from Hell
Hey, you old timers heard of the old cr450r bikes from honda right? Well, I have an '81 bored 60, But I also have a 250R 3-wheeler. So I have come up with the M O N S T E R From Hell!!! What I have done is taken the 250 completely apart. Then, I reassembled this 3-wheeled frame with my '81 Hona CR450R bored 60.That puts it at a 490cc. I almost have this amazeing projet completed now. The moral of the story, have you ever heard of a tryzilla, one wheel less than the 500cc Suzuki quadzilla? Well, your about to read some pretty WICKED stories in the future about this one of a kind M O N S T-E R From Hell!!!, probably in a couple more weeks. I'm sure I'll have some pretty H-A-I-R-Y stories to tell, or is that H-E-L-L!!! STAY TUNED!!! .....
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Ski Resorts in Bulgaria [Snowboarding, Skiing]
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