While out providing coverage of the Red Bull X-Fighters in Texas, dirt collumnist and part-time mountain biker, Rob Warner had one of those life defining moments, when out of the roost of a razzing 250 (it was actually a pub) strolled none other than motocross legend Ricky Johnson.

These days we have our heroes, such as James "Bubba" Stewart and Travis Pastrana, while few remember the greats of the 80's such as David Bailey and teammate Ricky Johnson. Famed for some of the most epic battles of all time, Johnson took the 250 and Supercross titles in 1986, playing a major part in the now legendary Anaheim race of the same year, before going on to blow the competition out of the water, coming from last place to take the win at the L.A. Coliseum.

So there you go, now you know him, at least as well as Wikipedia does. Here's Warner himself with his childhood hero, no doubt with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside him. Check out the profile video below, it's special.

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Check out Johnson's Profile of a Champion. Like they say, "the guy is fast". What a film!