THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM: ANAHEIM 1
A total of nine riders were placed in front of the press: Front row- Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed and Jason Anderson. Back row- Josh Grant, Davi Millsaps, Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb.
By Daryl Ecklund
Ken Rozcen walked into the press room looking like MMA fighter, Conner McGregor all suited up (literally). Honestly, it was a nice change from all the walking billboards. Kenny said his reason for wearing a suit was that he wanted to bring the sport to another level. He definitely drew attention around him.
Other than that, the press conference was nothing new. The same questions were asked, “How was your offseason?” “Are you going out to win A1?” “How do you like you bike, gear, team, mechanic blah blah blah?” A total of nine riders took the hot seat in front of the press with the regular hot shots like Roczen, Dungey, Reed, Anderson and Tomac. In the back row, Josh Grant, Davi Millsaps, Marvin Musquin and possible future hot shot, Cooper Webb graced us with their presence.
Unfortunately, since it had been raining, the track was covered, so there was no riding. Since there were no hot laps, I moseyed over to the pits to see what was going on. It was a slow day and rather quite. The semi’s had just moved their way in, and some of the teams were getting set-up.