Added reply in a thread KDub..."450's have to go". 3/25/2015 10:51 AM
This^^^^ Should point out that prior to that undertaking, they were losing drivers *every year*. The claim that "you're never going to eliminate the danger of catastrophe" is true. But irrelevant. It's not an all or nothing deal. It's about making adjustments ... more »
Added reply in a thread Mike Owens legends & Heroes Tour RIP 3/24/2015 3:06 PM
Damn. Met him and Alex at Diamond Don's a few years back. Young guy.
Added reply in a thread Reed has spoken 3/23/2015 5:58 PM
There's a reason they get paid to ride motorcycles and why they're not paid to be presidential press secretaries.
Added reply in a thread Reed has spoken 3/23/2015 2:34 PM
Seems like he had a completely different opinion a couple of years ago. Where was it? St Louis? Or Indy? One of the east coast tracks that he went off to the effect that "someone is going to have to get killed before they listen".
Added reply in a thread Overhead View Weimer Canard 3/22/2015 5:24 PM
You asked me to name other races where he had early trouble. I did.
Added reply in a thread Overhead View Weimer Canard 3/22/2015 5:05 PM
I'm not going to split hairs with you about it. It was lap 7 of 20. He also tangled with Tickle lap 1 at Daytona.
Added reply in a thread Overhead View Weimer Canard 3/22/2015 4:20 PM
Um, MEC. Heat race last week. Heat this week. Semi this week. The "Reed incident." And at least 4 or 5 more this season that I can't specifically recall. But I bet someone else can.
Added reply in a thread Jumps in the Jumps, Jumps in the Jumps. That's what we need is more, Jumps in the Jumps. 3/22/2015 10:46 AM
You youngsters need to go dig up a copy of the famous 'Stupidcross' article the legendary Super Hunky (Dirt Bike magazine editor if you don't know) wrote way back in the 80s (maybe 70s) where he predicted all of this 'jump, jump, turn' to enhance the ... more »
Added reply in a thread Overhead View Weimer Canard 3/22/2015 10:37 AM
This. If Weimer doubles they probably come together on the landing. That's why he checked up. Still, Trey does seem to have an issue when it comes to avoiding trouble, early laps, in traffic. Somebody said he needs to get a better start. Well, 18 other ... more »
Added reply in a thread At Some Point, This Has To Stop. 3/22/2015 10:17 AM
Totally agree. Both this post and KW's. No one will ever be able to convince me that removing the obvious sketchiness from a track design will ruin the racing or the show. It's the primary reason that KW retired. He said it. And sends half the contenders ... more »
Added reply in a thread Fractured Arm for Trey Canard 3/22/2015 4:41 AM
And just what the hell do you know about it?
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 12:36 PM
Watched the documentary F1 the other night.. They used to lose several drivers *every year* until they undertook the type of safety initiative that kw is suggesting. They haven't lost *anyone* in two decades since.
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 11:27 AM
I didn't say anything about sucking the passion out of it. I guess you're saying you can't be passionate riding safer tracks/equipment?
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 10:51 AM
I don't think the ratio of catastrophic consequence (death, paralysys or TBI) against the number of participants in any sport you mentioned comes close to that of mx. Certainly not football, whose participation level is at least 1000s of times that of ... more »
Added reply in a thread Windham on hoeft 3/21/2015 10:46 AM
I've said it before. I'll say it again. There are a great, great many things that could be improved to make this sport safer without killing the rush or entertainment factors. All but the most OCD would never even notice the difference. Everyone's heard ... more »
Added reply in a thread 1 Week turn around time on ACL replacement 3/19/2015 12:01 PM
Added reply in a thread Third gear starts 3/18/2015 9:21 AM
Seriously, though. To illustrate why you could start in any tall gear and still win, consider that the key to victory with Top Fuel NHRA cars is clutch tune. They obsess over it. The clutches are as intricate as watches. They can make as much HP as they ... more »
Added reply in a thread Third gear starts 3/18/2015 9:07 AM
I was gonna show up on a blown nitro 2000cc hillclimber with a 200t rear sprocket,