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Reply to VOTE LECHIEN! 7/26/2019 10:30 AM

Not so much a matter of being held down. The flat track fans seem to have a greater presence among the lifetime members. Motocrossers (like me, for example) let their memberships lapse when we took breaks from racing for college, etc. Ronnie has been ... more »

New thread VOTE LECHIEN! 7/26/2019 4:07 AM

The ballots have officially gone out for the Class of 2019. It's time to put The Dogger into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.⁠ Voting runs through Aug 12 If you're a lifetime member of the AMA or a Hall of Famer yourself, then you're eligible to vote.

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New thread Vote Ron Lechien for Motorcycle Hall of Fame 7/1/2019 11:36 AM

I wanted to join the bandwagon that Steve Matthes got rolling a couple of years ago when he started a campaign to get Ron Lechien into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. I have a soft spot for museums/history, etc. so this stuff is dear to me. So I wrote an article for We Went Fast

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Reply to Mad Skills MX taking a break? 7/1/2019 10:40 AM

Not true. Still can't ride a good wheelie!

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New thread Father's Day Gifts 5/28/2019 7:01 AM

Your dad was a badass! What better way to let him know? I'm running a Father's Day promotion and I thought the Old School Moto group would appreciate these. Save 15% off your entire order at wewentfast.com/shop. Use coupon code DADWASFAST when you reach the cart

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Reply to Bruce Bunch, Rick Hemme, Kyle Fleming 5/28/2019 6:40 AM

Whymee, Thank you so much for reading that article and taking the time to send such a kind note. It was quite an experience writing that. If you liked "The Darkest Day in Motocross", check out my website wewentfast.com. Lots more moto stories there. - Brett ... more »

Reply to We Went Fast: Austin Forkner Story 2/17/2019 6:26 PM

Thanks, Bob and shuggs. The details of individual races such as the Monster Energy Cup got left on the edit room floor. It's easy to go into the weeds of talking about this race and then that race, etc. etc. When writing, finding that balance between ... more »

Reply to We Went Fast: Austin Forkner Story 2/17/2019 6:13 PM

Wow. Thank you, Premix for shining light on the project. I really appreciate this. And thank you everyone for taking the time to read the article. Every story I write comes to me in a different way. The angle of this one was completely unexpected. I ... more »

Reply to The Nac Nac at 25 1/5/2019 1:38 PM

Wow. Thank you. This is an incredibly touching story and I'm truly humbled. Brining families back together isn't something I ever could have imagined my work would have the power of doing. Thanks so much for reading (and buying a shirt). The merchandise ... more »

Reply to The Nac Nac at 25 1/5/2019 2:54 AM

But now it's at 17 so we're going to have to keep going unti we reach 125! ha ha.

New thread The Nac Nac at 25 1/4/2019 12:52 PM

Hi, all! I know the chatter is all about the Anaheim Supercross but 25 years ago the SX opener happened in Orlando and some washed up BMX racer named Jeremy McGrath broguht his shenanigans to the Citrus Bowl. Nothing was ever the same. I wrote about

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Reply to Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/24/2018 11:45 AM

Thanks for reading, TDeath! Yes, I heard from several guys that they've also seen the legend grow into what you just described. Glad to set you straight. What other fake news can I help you dispel? ha ha. -b

Reply to Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/24/2018 11:43 AM

OMG. Joe! You know, when I hit send on that message I had a feeling that I might be replying to you. I thought that was Chris' bike that I rode. Yes, I do remember cat walking that thing all the way to the first corner now! ha ha. She ran crisp, I remember ... more »

Reply to Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/23/2018 6:00 AM

Wow, there might be 5 people in the world that actually know/remember that I raced exactly one AMA Pro Motocross race. You're right, it was Steel City, but in 1997. I qualified out of the Saturday program on a bone stock CR125. I always rode stock bikes ... more »

Reply to Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/23/2018 5:51 AM

OMG. I remember that now. I was a producer on the TV crew during that era. That was one of those painful to watch moments.

Reply to Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/23/2018 5:50 AM

Thanks so much Bryce! I'm self-employed and I can write for anyone I choose to. I've been very lucky to have great clients and I write regularly for Racer X, META, Cycle World, Motorcyclist. Lots of other magazines and projects that come and go as well. ... more »

Reply to Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/22/2018 9:36 AM

Thanks for reading. As you read in Mitch's recollection vs. Wyatt's memories get really fuzzy when trying to remember stuff from one day 20 years ago. It gets even harder when trying to recall the nitty details of something like a part # or a model code. ... more »

New thread Ryan Hughes: Steel City 1995. The untold story 8/22/2018 6:20 AM

New feature at We Went Fast that I thought you guys might enjoy. I always try to pick a story where I can find new information that isn't widely known (or maybe isn't known at all). In the case of the 1995 Pro Motocross finale, I learned some interesting

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Reply to Podcast: History of Loretta Lynn's MX documentary. 7/20/2018 12:23 PM

Thank you so much!. I'm a project by project type of worker so I haven't committed myself to something that comes out weekly (or even regularly). We Went Fast is a self-funded endeavor so if you're able to join the force, visit Patreon.com/wewentfast

New thread Podcast: History of Loretta Lynn's MX documentary. 7/19/2018 1:24 PM

Hi, all, Refresh your podcast player to listen to a story I produced and edited on the origins of Loretta Lynn's MX (and what was happening before 1982). It's on the Racer X Podcast Network. (No, I didn't use Weigandt's theme My joke is that it was just ... more »

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