Every professional athlete’s career ends at some point. As Chad Reed closes out a legendary one, here’s a look at how some other moto legends rode off into the sunset
WORDS: DAVEY COOMBS PHOTOS: ALIGN MEDIA
As Chad Reed Rides out the final races of his Hall of Fame career on the #22 Honda CRF450R, he’s gathering up his last supercross records—most career starts, oldest main-event qualifier, most Anaheim appearances, the only rider to race SX in four different decades—even while he waves goodbye. Now nearly 38, Reed’s still got world-class speed, but he’s nowhere near the current title contenders. While that may disappoint some fans, the two-time AMA Supercross Champion from Australia has earned the right to go out on whatever terms he chooses. Reed will always be remembered as one of the all-time greats—just not in this final season.
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