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In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

Ricky Carmichael has a very distinct whip, and even right here in 2017 he still throws them out proper when the time is right. This particular photo was shot in Japan at Fujisawa Sportsland over the biggest tabletop on the track, one that I personally was scared to hit for a few laps because it was such a steep take off. It turns out that same take off that I was afraid of was perfect to throw your bike sideways like this. I personally stayed straight up and down, cutting the wind in an intense vertical scrub as I spotted my landing and thanked the moto gods that I cleared it. I’ll never be the GOAT, and that’s why he’s your wallpaper “Photo of the Day” today! Download this classic whip photo and spruce up your computer or phone!

PHOTO INFORMATION Photographer | Mike Emery Camera | Nikon D4s Lens | Nikon 300mm f2.8 Shutter Speed | 1/1250 Aperture | 5.6 ISO | 100

Flash | Not Used