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Cycle News 2013 Issue 33 August 20

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INTERVIEW JOSH HILL THE ALCHEMY OF BEING THERE A CONVERSATION WITH JOSH HILL ON ALL THINGS X GAMES, RCH, AUSTRALIA, BROTHERHOOD AND BEING THERE BECAUSE "I THINK I CAN WIN." BY ERIC JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIT PALMER "J ustin was just on my rear wheel the whole time," explained Josh Hill at the conclusion of the 2013 Summer X Games Moto X main event. Hill, who had held steady in the lead for 19 of the 20-lap race, was frustrated for it was Justin Brayton – that had also chased Hill during their entire 12-lap qualifying race – who was able to shadow the gleaming gold number-75 RCH Suzuki RM-Z450 the entire contest before tactically executing a deft block pass on the last lap thus snatching away what looked to be Hill's gold medal. "I mean, we did 32 laps one and two. He got me on the one that counted. I think he would have rode even faster had I not been holding him up the whole time." Josh Hill and the X Games. Talk about a love-hate relationship. In the July of 2010, while trying to sort out a backflip trick for the Olympics of Action Sports, Hill and his motorcycle lost their way off a steel ramp stamped into the dirt of Southern California, the former Supercross main-event winner ending up in an emergency room with brutal injuries that P78

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