Originally Posted by nachtflug
I don't doubt his credentials. I think I'm more interested in the debate. If he is he is, so be it.
Point being I'd prefer he was a little more humble and came out and stated the title of "GOAT" is too lofty and his achievements were made possible by everyone who collectively swung a leg over a dirt bike/dirt track/board track etc. etc. and he is just glad to be part of it. Most people who know him as the GOAT never heard of Maldwyn Jones. I'd love to see RC ride a board track bike @100mph on oily wood with no brakes. If he wants to come across as the GOAT he might want to find and old DeCoster jersey, wear it on TV, and pay homage.
I still say his advantage over JS was the age/experience. I still say JS would beat RC now.
With all the other top riders bestowing him the title of GOAT, I think it is Deserved. Those who raced against him and lost to him are the best authority to call him GOAT, not us.
Saying Stewart would beat RC now doesn't make him better than RC. RC's consistency and pure domination makes him the GOAT. JS7 was at one point the Fastest Man on the Planet but isn't anymore. RC is still the GOAT.
This is a favorite video of mine
Good discussion. I cannot wait til the race tonight