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Added a comment about video RAW: Soutwick National Press Day Highlights presented by Dubya USA / MotoSport 6/28/2013 7:02 PM
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Toooo siiiiiiiick!

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Added a comment about video From Behind the Lens: Garth Milan 4/30/2013 4:42 PM
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Awesome. More of that stuff...

So many great people, stories, personalities, etc, behind the scenes. Lots of them way more interesting then hearing about how great this year's bike is and list of obligatory sponsor plugs.

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Added a comment about feature Dragon NFX Goggles 4/17/2013 7:21 PM
C50_wolfman

Awesome! So pretty soon goggles are going to be super over-priced, too!

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Added a comment about video GP of Trentino Highlights 4/16/2013 5:17 PM
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Baggett is an awesome actor...


I know these dudes are going pretty fast these days, but outside of a few guys, don't they still just have that "euro-style"? Elbows down, sitting straight up, stiff? Gross...

Makes my eyes hurt...

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Added a comment about video Cole Seely: Specialized Supercross Prep 1/9/2013 9:56 AM
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Spandex? C'mon, Cole!!!

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Added a comment about video Catching Up: Zach Osborne 12/26/2012 1:01 PM
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Why do all these moto kids get married so young?

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Added a comment about feature Spy Photos: 6D Helmet 12/3/2012 7:35 PM
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Better fix that whacked visor for $700...

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Added a comment about feature Proper Setup for the 2013 KX450F KYB PSF Fork 12/1/2012 10:29 AM
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Hmmm... So, sounds like some "best guess" stuff... and learning to "feel" how the thing works--especially with the changing temp as the bike is ridden--is what it will really come down to. And, spring (air pressure) and compression damping aren't really independent...

So, pick which part of the track...and at WHICH POINT (time) of the race you want the thing to work best?

With mountainbike air forks/shocks, the suspension characteristics totally change as the things heats up. Also, trying to keep enough low speed damping so that the fork doesn't dive AND still having decent small bump compliance is nearly impossible (you kinda have to chose one or the other).

It'll be interesting to see how they (air forks) work out. Currently, I think I'll go with something that I can set up accurately and that will remain quite consistent through out the day, regardless of friction and temp. When you think about how much difference a couple clicks on dampers make on the current stuff, it's huge, so I'm not sure that I want try to guess how much temperature and friction are actually going to affect the tune of the fork and then hope that I'm going out there with something I can trust... All for small weight advantage. Seems like there're better places to save some weight...

That being said, I'm sure I'll be on a pair sooner then later... Are air shocks next? (Nitrogen?)

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Added a comment about feature Top 10: Unadilla 8/19/2012 11:56 AM
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It'd be interesting to know what type of damage (if any, depending on the forces) Weimer's neck brace received. This is one area where it seems like information -- available to the public, at least -- has been lacking. Seeing pics of Trey Canard's Leatt (from his crash when he got landed on in supercross) was very eye-opening. Not only did it protect him from hyper-flexation, but it shielded his upper back from the impact of the bike that landed on him.

Obviously, MX (the AMA?) doesn't have the kind of coin that of a lot of other motor-sports do, but investigating crashes that happen at pro nationals and supercrosses seems like a really good idea, especially -- unpleasant as is may be-- those that have (or had the potential to have) serious consequences. I'd be very willing to spend a few more bucks on membership, tickets at the gate, whatever, to see this happen and be a part of making the best decisions possible concerning rider safety.

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Added a comment about feature Southwick: Best Save 8/16/2012 7:21 AM
C50_wolfman

Gotta give to Gieger 'cause of the penalty points if she goes down. You do Marvin's, you just flop over in the sand if you go down, or you don't go down and just ride away mad cause you screwed up and lost time (and got passed). If do TG's and go down, you do it at speed--which sucks--and you get run over. And, you're DEAD last once your mangled carcass climbs back on to your mangled bike and you probably will have to race the rest of the moto with your viser busted off or broken plastic hanging off the bike, tweaked bars, whatever, cause half the pack ran over you and your bike. If you do save it, you probably have a little poop in your pants after that one. Getting run over sucks. Give it to TG!

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Added a comment about slideshow Vital MX Pit Bits: Southwick 8/14/2012 4:52 PM
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Frickin' fashion show! Actually its pretty cool. Plus, I'm just grumpy because it just occurred to me that you know you're old when you only replace your gear when its trashed and no longer functional instead of as soon as the new s*** comes out. And I'm double depressed because it now takes me three seasons to ride enough to get it to that point instead of a couple months.

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Added a comment about video Driven to Ride: Episode 14 7/13/2012 6:10 PM
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Awesome! When you think about it, More racing happens this way then it does jet-set, big-rig style. Bathed in a few rives myself. Seriously, though ... razor scooters? C'mon, guys...

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Inside the 2013 Honda CRF450R 5/31/2012 8:35 AM
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Needs black rims... When do you think we'll start to see more carbon fiber and composites in the frames? That could drop weight significantly... and, yes, it is durable. Probably be 15 grand for a new bike, though...

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Added a comment about video Dealer Expo 2012: BRD Motorcycles 2/22/2012 7:41 AM
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You wouldn't fall asleep at a supercross full of these things because Poison and Journey would be blaring from the speakers along with the voice of some local DJ who knows nothing about mx but used to race 80's back in the day.

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Added reply in a thread Reed and no neck brace 1/30/2012 8:54 AM

Put it this way: I'm going to hit you in the chest with a baseball bat as hard as I can, then while you're writhing around on the ground, me and a couple buddies are going to run you over with our bikes. Would you like to put chest protector on first, ... more ยป

Added a comment about photo Tuff Blox 1/30/2012 7:21 AM
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Why can't they just paint logos on the actual box?

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Added a comment about video Munich Supercross 12/23/2011 2:15 PM
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Mike's head's in the right place. It is what it is. Around the top five is attainable - its a great goal! If he says he's gonna run w/ Dung, Villo, Reed - right now - its BS and even he knows it. He needs to ride well and be able to consistently stay in touch with that top five, then, hopefully, move on from there. One step at a time. Never been a huge Alessi fan, but you gotta feel for the kid.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MX 12 Days of Christmas: Day 9 12/20/2011 8:28 PM
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TLD me, ASAP...

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Added a comment about feature Vital MX 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 12/9/2011 3:29 PM
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Seriously, is there any evidence that a Leatt, Alpinestars, whatever-brace, has actually CAUSED a serious neck or back injury? Not talkin' collar bones... I break those in my sleep. But a serious injury? If you're a top-dog pro and can't afford to break a collar bone because you'll lose a pay check, that's one thing... you're in a different league. But for the rest of us hacks? Probably should have one on... There's probably someone out there that you owe it too to not become paralyzed... (You're gonna break your collar bone, anyway!). That being said, I don't have one, so...

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Added a comment about video Cole Kirkpatrick 11/16/2011 7:58 PM
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Once you're outta mini's, everybody should be on two stroke 250's. Four race classes: 1) Slow, 2) Fast, 3) Pro, and, 4) Chicks ... O.k, maybe 125's for the chicks ...

Simple, cheap, effective ...

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