Brett Smith's Forum Activity

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 »

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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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.

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 »

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

Reply to Anybody reading Meta Mag? 6/12/2018 6:46 PM

Hi, NorCal 50+, Thanks for reading my stories. I really appreciate it. The Darkest Day was one of those stories that you never forget about and I hope to tell it again someday, in a different format. I've been bless to have great clients who have given ... more »

Reply to Bruce Bunch, Rick Hemme, Kyle Fleming 6/6/2018 5:02 AM

There's a Facebook group that you can ask to join. I think it's called "You Should Know Bruce Bunch". You can also orders back issues of the magazine that I wrote the article in last year. readmeta.com It was issue #009. There are photos in there that nobody ... more »

Reply to New Chad Reed Story 4/13/2018 9:00 AM

Thanks for the kind words, JM485. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter on my website. I only send one out when I publish the big features. Which reminds me, I guess I should work on something new...

Reply to New Chad Reed Story 4/6/2018 1:54 PM

Ok, all. Got the subscribe feature working again. Click "subscribe" on the top of the homepage or scroll directly to the bottom. Totally free to subscribe (but I will sell your email address to Russians). Kidding. If I knew how to sell, I'd actually ... more »

Reply to New Chad Reed Story 4/6/2018 1:51 PM

Hi, Travis. Thanks so much for reading. This is a side passion project for now (total 'privateer' out-of-my-pocket effort, if you will. Definitely can't put out big features like this everyday (or even every weeks so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter ... more »

Reply to New Chad Reed Story 4/5/2018 7:19 PM

Wow. Thank you for the kind words. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you don't miss a post. I only send out newsletters when I have fun articles like that go up. --- And... it looks like my subscription footer got wiped out in a website update. ... more »