It does! It really does!
If you're an American , French , Great Britain , Australia, Russia, Sweden, ....or any other team that isn't Germany or Belgium.....sit right down and start stuffing your cake hole. BUT....if you're a proud American like me.......you get the biggest helping because we talked the most shit ( some of us on here anyways )......
So dig right in and swallow it down with a big ol' cup of pride.
" I think " we did great this past weekend with a 3rd O/A......some of you others don't see it that way and start slamming on Roger , the riders...the whole team.......it really sucks to read that! I see that we were on par with most of the other riders out there......but AC , Herlings , Roczen , Leok and a few others gave us and everyone else a clinic on how to ride in sand.
AC and Herlings weren't only on a different level....they were on a different planet!
Some really dumb excuses floating around through all these threads......and some of you guys need to learn how to swallow a little pride and admit we were out classed this past weekend.
Everyone else had to eat the humble pie over the past 7 years....it's our turn now......so live with it....and get ready to keep eating for the next 363 more days.
Hey.....look on the bright side dudes....we have next year.....this year just wasn't ours to be had. The German's and Belgians rode their ass off and deserve it.
And BTW......Italy and the Netherlands get a pass! AC and Herlings rode well enough that their countries deserve it!
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Man, your butt really seems to hurt...
It was tough to watch but we got beat, simple as that.
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*starts slow clap
thats a first for me, seeing an american graciously admit defeat. kudos to you sir and better luck next year
hopefully Canada gets their shit together and puts in a team for next year
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I for sure thought the USA would win and really a lot of that was I thought Dunge would do better... He's normally great in the sand, I think people are saying the track was the main factor, but he's better than that, I really think he didn't have a good day, the track might not have mattered...
Logic for this is he's had Barcia pretty much covered each time they've lined up and Barcia looked way faster...
In fact I've never seen Dunge go backwards... Ever.
No doubt about it that we got outrun hands down. Before the race I never said one thing negative because you never know what can happen out there when we are on their home turf.
Jeffro,Look on the bright side,we have won it more times then them and chances are that we will get the next one and I doubt that when they come over here to race us on our home turf they will beat us.
Said it wasn't going to be a cake walk for Team USA, but no one wanted to hear it.
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I think we knew it wasn't going to be a cakewalk. It never is. But not many of us expected to be that outgunned. We were. A tip of the cap to Cairoli, Roczen and Herlings in particular. I hope the rumors of him coming over in the next few years are true. And I think Roczen will be much better this year than last.
It's not hard to 'own' something when there is no other option. Being gracious in defeat as opposed to what,,,, showing your butt, making excuses, blaming whomever? That just fuels the victors celebration and most everyone knows it so, it's not that difficult to say, 'yeah, we got spanked.' is it? Being gracious in victory,,,,maybe that's tougher. Especially when it goes your way a lot. Maybe, we have become overconfident. Even arrogant. In the future, when we're speculating on the outcome, I think I'll try to remember this loss and say, you know what,,,,, pride goeth before the fall.
Exactly! The other teams had their usual bad luck, except Germnay ... lol
Lupino got injured in the go -karting race, breaking a ligament in his hand otherwise I am sure he would have got better than 25th in the moto he finished.
US actually got a bit lucky to be on the podium.
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a lot has changed in European motocross, every child scrub's these days
Germany will be too early but many 85cc talent already signed a factory contract
within a few years most European countries have three strong riders
I wouldn't worry about this too much. Yeah it sucks to lose the streak, but sand and mud are the two great equalizers. That's the two conditions/surfaces where you can specialize in and just be tons better than everyone else.
Having said that, if Barcia hadn't gotten his wheel chopped in the 2nd moto, it would have made things really interesting in that 3rd moto. That's racing though and on one day, anything can happen.
They played the consistency card too much. Way too much. Dungey especially didn't look like he was trying to win until that 3rd moto. The ONLY time you should ever not go try to win the race is in the 3rd moto when you know exactly what you need to do to win. Playing the consistency card from moto 1 just doesn't work. It's like they admitted defeat for moto wins before they even took the track (all except Barcia anyway, and what do you know he was our best rider).
The Germans will be extremely tough to beat next year at their home track and with the red plates. There's no doubt in my mind that the US will again be the favorites, but if you think the Germans aren't here to stay, then you're wrong. Congratulations to them. They all three rode awesome.