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Old 11-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #61
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Terrible news. I was really looking forward to his Dakar race this year. He was a great rider and a all around nice guy.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #62
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Such bad news. I watched him race at the Idaho ISDE qualifier several times, he was a special talent.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:10 AM   #63
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #64
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Sad news. Those who set the boobytrap up should be hunted down and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. That is untenable and intolerable.
Unfortunately this is Mexico and nothing will happen.

I refuse to set foot in that 3rd world shit hole and this just reinforces my beliefs.

Godspeed buddy..
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:22 AM   #65
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Super sad.

So much potential. So much lost.

RIP Curt. You will be missed.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #66
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Kurt was like a superhero. Seeing him show up at District races I think made everyone else feel cooler especially after his incredible showing at Dakar last year.....

Im totally devastated. I have no words at the moment. He was one of those guys that you think about while you're racing - be fast like Kurt, or what if Kurt was chasing me down - to try and be faster

Kurt was one of the riders on this planet that was able to raise the bar of what is possible on a motorcycle. He will be sorely missed.

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Old 11-16-2013, 08:26 AM   #67
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One theory is that someone a group of people bet a large sum of money that the JCR Honda team would win and they weren't going to let Caselli and KTM take the victory. Another possibility is it was another race team that planted the trap. More than likely, though, it was just an f'd up asshole that set the trap for no reason whatsoever. Whoever it was needs to be tried for murder. However, as LSHD said, it's Mexico and nothing will happen.
Whose theories are these?

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Old 11-16-2013, 08:27 AM   #68
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RIP Kurt!

I was watching the race and stepped away for dinner after seeing Team Honda finish 1st, physically. Couldn't figure out why Team KTM wasn't coming in. Didn't log on till this morning. WTF!
We will miss Kurt for a long time just like his fallen comrades. The sport has lost a "great" one.
My sincere condolences to his family, friends and employer. Godspeed Kurt.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:53 AM   #69
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Heart breaking news. God bless Kurt and his family and friends.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:58 AM   #70
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Very sad, another gone too soon, RIP.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #71
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:53 AM   #72
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RIP Kurt.....just finished the article in the AMA rag last night. Just can't believe it.....seems like we've been loosing some great ones lately.... Godspeed Brother....
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #73
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Some news sources are still alleging the story about “booby-trap“.
Has this been confirmed or dismissed?

If anything like that happened than there is a criminal liability by someone and will be officially investigated.


What a fucking waste ...
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #74
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #75
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Some news sources are still alleging the story about “booby-trap“.
Has this been confirmed or dismissed?

If anything like that happened than there is a criminal liability by someone and will be officially investigated.


What a fucking waste ...
Who cares about liability... It would be terrible for the race and the sport as a whole!

If it WAS a booby trap, as my friend said this morning "they moved Dakar because it was unsafe, they can move Baja."
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