MWR: RYAN VILLOPOTO’S KX250, CR500 BUILD, AUSTIN FORKNER BREAKS WRIST
Rider: Marvin Musquin
Bike: Factory KTM 450SXF
Event: Red Bull Straight Rhythm
Date: October 21, 2017
Photographer: Daryl Ecklund
Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8
Focal length: 200mm
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: ADAM PILPISHEN’S 2001 HONDA CR500
“This is my 2001 CR500 I just built. I live in the middle of nowhere Canada and needed a rugged manly bike so I only had one choice saying that ATK doesn’t make the Intimidator 700 and it’s next to impossible to get the Maico 700 when you live in the middle of nowhere.” –Adam Pilipishen.
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AUSTIN FORKNER BREAKS WRIST AND COLLARBONE
“Unfortunately this happened today, just hit a slick spot and cased a rhythm and crashed. I heard it snap and ended up getting a break in my collarbone to. I’ve been riding the best I ever have so God’s got the plan and I’ll be back in good time.” –Austin Forkner.
2017 MOTOCROSS ACTION RIDE DAY
We had a busy day last Thursday at the Motocross Action ride day. Every year the MXA crew tries to sit back and relax, but something always comes up. We can’t complain. We got to watch Ryan Villopoto ride some Supercross on his KX250 that he raced Straight Rhythm on. After he got done, we got to ride it as well. It was a special moment for sure. You know what was also special,
The Habit catering, electric bike and UTV demo rides and the moment of silence honoring Tom White. Here are a few photos below of the what went on that day.
Who know The Habit catered? It was delicious. At least that is what we heard. We were up shooting Ryan Villopoto while lunch was being served because the track was empty and quite. Photo by Pat Carrigan.
Ryan doesn’t have much two-stroke experience, but it sure didn’t look like it. When we asked Ryan if he would ride the baked rough Pro Circuit Supercross track for us. He said, “No problem.” He made it look easy.
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