Check out the pics in the link below. Shortly after his comeback he got his other arm caught between the rear swing arm and revolving tire.
That is a very severe injury and a heck of a comeback. I do not think it is a superior comeback to Tiger's.
ZWExton I do not think it is a superior comeback to Tiger's.
Yeah, Pretty hard to come back from a 5 iron along side the head.
That is only a few of the pics that used to be up. You could hardly look at them. No one including his doctors thought he could ever ride again let alone be in top form. Your arms and hands take a hell of a beating. Just that he can hang on for the whole race blows my mind.
Take a look at the x-rays. He basically had no arm, no wrist, and only a couple of complete fingers.
Vinny Paz made a pretty miracluous comeback...from two broken vertebrate, a halo and a prognosis that he may never walk again to winning the IBO middleweight title.
YafflDaffl Wow, never heard of him but that's crazy
garyt1957 Wow, never heard of him but that's crazy
Formerly, Vinnie PAZienza.
Monster Energy Supercross on today, Saturday at 5:00 til 8;00, NBCSP. May be a little boring at first for those not knowing the riders. The last race, 450 Main is the one to watch. Recording is best as there is some downtime between races. Also watch for Monster Energy girls!
I sold my MX bike, Trials bike, and Dual Sport bike, all my boots, helmets, pads, etc., back in 2001. Glad I came out unscathed after 25 years off roading.
Raced 100's of races with only a broken wrist in 1975, despite being used for traction quite a few times. Raced every Sunday from early spring to late fall for 11 years. Where ever we had to travel to find a race. Good ole days.
I miss the smell of 2-stroke exhaust. I raced MX, Hare Scrambles, Enduros and then Observed Trials. Good old days!
sdandrea1 Raced some Hare Scrambles also. Almost always won my class. Very fun to ride. Rode a 4 hour one once. Supposed to be a 2 man switch but my friend was sick so rode all 4 hours myself and won. Beat the 2 man teams, and yes, I was tired. That was back when my weight was around 115 pounds. Ran 3 miles every night after working 10 hours per day and lifted weights.
Niki Lauda....I'd put him at or near the top of any come back list that ever existed!
Our local venues in VA/NC ran 3 hour hare scrambles. That is a young man's game! I retired to Observed Trials competition and trail riding on dual sports in my 50s, then quit it all.
meagain That was back when my weight was around 115 pounds.
I wrestled 118 in 8th grade. What are ya, a midget?
They are having a one week break. Race is next Saturday at 5;00.
LBlack14 What are ya, a midget?
Kinda. But I don't weight that now. Can't you imagine a115 lb. rider on a 450 Maico? Power to weight ratio of top fuel dragster? Many hole shots were had. Hence all the working out so as to be able to hang on. Wife used to buy me boys 16 slim jeans.
I was 200 lbs when I rode my buddy's 450 Maico. That beast was umanageable. It was especially bad to be riding right behind one!
sdandrea1 That beast was umanageable. It was especially bad to be riding right behind one!
You were riding behind me??? Don't feel bad, practically every one else was too! On some tracks I could start in 3rd gear. Hardly anyone ever beat me to the first turn. I was the Maico dealer for my area. Great company to deal with. When you called them with any questions you usually talked to the racing team manager and mechanic. Try that with the Jap junk of those days. Too bad the Maish family couldn't work it out among themselves after the death of one of the co owners. Great Bikes.
Starting in 3rd gear was the only way to keep the front end down! That thing spit bullets with a fresh knobby