GALLERY: RICKY CARMICHAEL & THE GOAT FARM

By John Basher

If you spend two days with the Greatest Of All-Time, you’re chances are pretty good that you’re going to see something extraordinary happen. That’s to be expected, given the mystique of Ricky Carmichael. Back when Ricky raced he was lauded and adored by many. Now nearly a decade removed from racing professionally, Carmichael is still popular among young and old. His GOAT Farm, which is nestled in Cairo, Georgia, isn’t altogether different from Ricky. It was built from hard work and dedication. The GOAT Farm is rustic in appearance and rugged in perception–heck, there’s hardly any cell phone reception–but it’s where Ricky trained during the most successful years of his storied career.

The photo gallery below is part two of my three-part piece on my visit to Ricky Carmichael’s sanctuary a few weeks ago for Suzuki Camp Carmichael. The images should effectively show that the GOAT Farm is a motocross racer’s paradise, and that Ricky can still rip on a dirt bike. If you missed out on my “Inside Ricky’s Barn” story last week, click here. Next week I’ll wrap up the series with a special feature, including words from the one and only Ricky Carmichael, and maybe a few other guests.

_hon1345_adj

_hon1319_adj

_hon1331_adj

_hon1307_adj

_hon1684_adj

_hon1695_adj

_hon1689_adj

_hon1833_adj_crop

_hon1851_adj

_hon2393_adj_crop

_hon2344_adj_crop

_hon2545_adjCheck back next Monday for the third part of the Ricky Carmichael series.

SUBSCRIBEINTERNAL AD ROCKYMOUNTAIN