No I wasn't following the sport that close then, but please answer this.
If RC raced JS now (stewarts injury taken out of the equation) and JS dusted RC (he would) the first thing people would say is that RC is older and rusty.
Works both ways. If RC wants to be known as the GOAT he needs to act like it and that starts with getting some decent looking sports jackets
If you weren't watching MX at that time then you are not qualified to make assesments on RC's abilities back in the day. Do yourself a favor and watch some RC/ JS battles. There was some good racing between the two, maybe after watching it you will appreciate why RC is called the GOAT. HE WAS AN ANIMAL.
I don't remember the location but there was a race when RC cartwheeled on a downhill, flew off the bike and was up on his feet waiting for his bike to stop tumbling so he could get back on it.