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Sunday, August 3, 2008
Ricky Carmichael Chat Archive

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EXPN.com: (5:07 PM ET) Thanks guys! Be sure to watch Kevin this afternoon in Vert. And tune in at 6:30-8pm during FMX Freestyle for Ricky Carmichael!

EXPN.com: (9:18 PM ET) We've got Ricky Carmichael coming on in a few minutes! Send your questions now!
EXPN.com: (9:30 PM ET) Ok, we're live with Ricky!
Ricky Carmichael: (9:32 PM ET) Hey everybody

Brian (Illinois): Hey Ricky nice job in step up... is there any chance that you will enter the moto x racing next year at x?


Ricky Carmichael: (9:33 PM ET) thank you, i dont think i will race moto x next year. no more racing for me

luke (TX): RC my hero haha. u think atv's will have a chance to compete in xgames? like sx racing and a fmx contest?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:35 PM ET) thanks! i think it would be cool to have atv racing at x. i like watcjin the fmx guys in person. they are sick

Samantha (New York): How the Camping World Series going for ya? I saw you race last week for the first time, pretty cool.


Ricky Carmichael: (9:36 PM ET) series is goin great. i really am having alot of fun with car racing

Arden (VA): are you happy with your decision to retire from motocross?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:37 PM ET) yes, i am very happy with my decision. i like what im doing now

Mark (NY): Hay big air man. you ever consider free styal


Ricky Carmichael: (9:38 PM ET) i would like to try a back flip someday but thats as far as i would go with freestyle

chris (new mexico): when will you make the jump to the nationwide series?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:39 PM ET) not sure when i will make the jump up. need to work my way up

Levi (loveland,co): So no stitches this time huh. lol


Ricky Carmichael: (9:40 PM ET) yeah, no stitches this time.

50cc-racer (WA): What is your favorite track you have ever raced on?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:41 PM ET) i have a lot of favorites but the first one that comes to mind is red bud

chris (new mexico): good luck with your next racing career.


Ricky Carmichael: (9:42 PM ET) thanks a lot chris

50cc-racer (WA): You are my favorite rider!! Who did you like to watch when you were a kid?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:43 PM ET) i liked a ton of guys, damon bradshaw, jef ward,

Sandra (Long Beach, CA): Do you think Villapoto can take Stewart when he moves up?


Ricky Carmichael: (9:44 PM ET) i think that it will take him a bit to adjust to the bigger bikes but once he figures it out i think he may have something or him


Stef (NH): hey ricky. good job on all your amazing records and good motox racing career. im sure youll do just as well in your new racing career.

Ricky Carmichael: (9:45 PM ET) thank you so much stef

Levi (Loveland,co): So are u doing anything else at x this yr or are u just chillin for the rest of the weekend?


Ricky Carmichael: (9:46 PM ET) just chillin for the rest o the day and leaving for home shortly

Levi (Loveland,co): Hey how was rob and big when u met them i saw that episode of robandbig

Ricky Carmichael: (9:47 PM ET) they are both really cool people. i had a great time doing that.

Brandon (Michigan): if you could block pass 1 racer for the win who would it be


Ricky Carmichael: (9:47 PM ET) i would block pass any body for the win

50cc-racer (WA): I always feel like i am going to throw-up before a race. Does that ever hapen to u?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:48 PM ET) it used to when i was younger but as i got older the feeling went away

chris (new mexico): rc, you gonna defend your title at x next year?


Ricky Carmichael: (9:50 PM ET) i would sure like to. i really like x games and would be pumped to try to and defend the gold medal

Conner (Earth): any advice for me as a bmx racer?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:52 PM ET) i am realy not a god person to ask a question about bmx but it first thing i can think of is just dont try to do stuff you know you cant do.

nicolas (france): ricky, last year I was at X games and I spoted you in the parking lot after the day was finished I asked you an autographe , you were in a rush but you still signed it so thank you , you truly are a champion


Ricky Carmichael: (9:53 PM ET) thanks a lot nicolas

alex socalskater (so cali): when did u turn pro

Ricky Carmichael: (9:54 PM ET) when i was 17

Levi (loveland,co): Do u have any advice how to calm my nerves at the gate of an bmx race how did u calm ur nerves at races?


Ricky Carmichael: (9:56 PM ET) just try to relax and not worry about it

Conner (Earth): What did you think of Danny Way on Thursday?

Ricky Carmichael: (9:57 PM ET) that guy is one tuff dude. he like the energizer buny

alex socalskater (so cali): have u ever tried to skateboard


Ricky Carmichael: (9:59 PM ET) yeah i used to skateboard when i was younger. i havent done it in a while though

oscar (ca): Who is your favorite rider in fmx this year?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:00 PM ET) i like a bunch, twitch, adams and potter

Sherri (NJ): do you think that practice really does make perfect?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:00 PM ET) i realy belive alot in practice


Drew (New York): Are you in the stadium or at hotel?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:02 PM ET) i am at the stadium watching these fmx guys go off

alex socalskater (so cali): did u even expect to win step up


Ricky Carmichael: (10:04 PM ET) well, i really wanted to try to win it yes but expect it, no.

wilson (gold coast AUS): hey ricky congrats on the step up win the other night! who was your favourite peron to ever race against?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:05 PM ET) thanks, stewart probably

Mason (Delta, OH): Ricky My Dad and I are huge fans. Glad to see your staying true to your roots is Moto. Keep up the awesome stuff!


Ricky Carmichael: (10:05 PM ET) thanks mason

Conner (Earth): Who do you thinks gonna win Skateboard Vert??

Ricky Carmichael: (10:06 PM ET) shaun white

brandon (texas): nice win in step up you are the best


Ricky Carmichael: (10:07 PM ET) thanks a lot brandon

cristina (ca): hey ricky how are ur twins?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:08 PM ET) thanks for asking, they are awesome

lilly (New York): when you were a kid, did you think you were gunna have as many championships as you did?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:09 PM ET) i never ever dreamed about accompishing what i did


joe (bakersfield): great job in the camping world east series any chance of doing the arca or truck series this year

Ricky Carmichael: (10:10 PM ET) thanks, i would really like to do either of them. im not picky.

Oscar (California): How come you are considered the GOAT if McGrath has the most wins?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:10 PM ET) oscar, i have the most wins combined. mcgrath only has more sx wins than me.

Mason (Delta, OH): Do you think James Stewart will do the X-Game anytime soon?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:11 PM ET) maybe next year

Eddie (Oswego, I;): How much higher do you think you could have gone in step up?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:12 PM ET) not sure i would like them to make the ramp and landing better so we can go higher

jamie (NJ): hey ricky! you are awesome for taking the time to talk to your fans! congrats on the gold in step up! once again, you are awesome!

Ricky Carmichael: (10:12 PM ET) thanks jamie

Joe (WV): ever have any problems with other pro racers?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:13 PM ET) not really. i have been pretty lucky

Mason (Delta, OH): We think that your relationship with your fans and everyone envoled with Moto is what makes you the G.O.A.T. not just the "King"!!!

Ricky Carmichael: (10:15 PM ET) thanks mason. that means a lot

Sarah (CT): hey ricky, nice job yesterday! ever thought about trying rally?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:16 PM ET) thanks sarah, yeah i have thought abou it . just finding the time to get ready for it is the hard part

nicolas (france): you should come see the bercy supercross james stewart and kevin windham are going to be there it shoud be greate and even greater with the greatest of all time

Ricky Carmichael: (10:18 PM ET) you all will have a great time. it will be a fun race to watch

joe (bakersfield): love your work ethic i've seen all the greats from DeCoster to current it's great to have you still on the scene want to see more next


Ricky Carmichael: (10:19 PM ET) thanks, we are working on some more next

Ian (Arizona): Ricky are you going to continue doing step up?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:20 PM ET) yes i would like to. i really like the event

nicolas (france): Did you fully recover from the virus you had last year or do you still feel it some times?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:21 PM ET) yeh its pretty much all gone now

Phil (CT): hey did you work with Cody Cooper?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:21 PM ET) i have riddin with him but dont work with him. he rides at my trak

kourtni (Iowa): hey ricky how are you?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:22 PM ET) im great how are you

Amanda (South Jersey): Hey Ricky! What is your routine like?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:23 PM ET) i get up feed my kids and play with them for a while then head out to either moto or cycle

Brian (CT): ever tried freestyle into a foam pit, like pastranas?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:24 PM ET) i never have jumped in to a foam pit. i would like to try it sometime though

Drew (New York): Is it weird to have people playing as you in games like mx vs. atv untamed?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:26 PM ET) yeah its a little weird but i never thought that i would have a video game with my name on it.

Shelly (Kentucky): Your step up was great last night, what has been your most memorable moment in your career so far?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:28 PM ET) thanks. i have so many memorable moments and so many that stand out

TI (ATL): what you know bout dat

Ricky Carmichael: (10:28 PM ET) i know all about that

Brian (Orlando): Ever thought about taking on an apprentice and training someone into the next great rider?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:30 PM ET) yeah i have thought of it. it would be fun to do if i had more time

Abby (nc): How old are you?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:31 PM ET) im 28

Jeremy (FL): did you work with Ryan Dungey?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:31 PM ET) no i dont

Samantha (NY): what's your proudest moment in your career?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:33 PM ET) the first time i won a sx

Morgan (nc): When will you come to North Carolina?


Ricky Carmichael: (10:34 PM ET) pretty soon ithink. the next couple weeks.
Ricky Carmichael: (10:35 PM ET) thanks everbody! i really appreciate all your support. see ya soon. RC
Ricky Carmichael: (10:36 PM ET) Thanks for tuning in guys

Ryan (Wisconsin): Congratulations on the win last night Ricky


Ricky Carmichael: (10:36 PM ET) Thanks!


J: Can you hook me up with a Free Bike? I cant afford it.

Ricky Carmichael: (10:36 PM ET) sorry ...

ppschwa (DTOWN): YOU MY BOIIII


Ricky Carmichael: (10:36 PM ET) hey, thanks! you too

T MAC (Southaven): How did it feel winning step up?

Ricky Carmichael: (10:37 PM ET) it was awesome ...
Ricky Carmichael: (10:37 PM ET) Okay, gotta go, thanks guys. RC