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Added a comment about feature @PING 12/20/2019 1:59 PM
Brian_Finn

This must have been the guys next to me last year at Seattle. Watching the nitwit in front of me and a client we took to the race along with his two grade schoolers. It was epic.

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Added a comment about video First Look: Works Chassis Lab Engine Mounts 12/20/2019 1:51 PM

I'm 52 5'10" slow AF only say I'm a Novice Vet because there is nothing below that... It'll take more than Titanium bolts to get me rollin..... Blingy for sure....

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Added a comment about video First Look: Works Chassis Lab Engine Mounts 12/18/2019 1:55 PM

$900 for a bolt kit.....

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Added a comment about feature @PING 11/19/2019 5:08 PM
Brian_Finn

At many of the local tracks here in Portland the have a 125 class. Fun to watch but shit some of those kids fly.

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Added a comment about feature @PING 11/17/2019 5:28 PM
Brian_Finn

Add to that the fact that they may not know where to ride, how to ride, or how to maintain a bike. If there is a desire to get into the sport, it can be done for less than 4G's with a used bike but, there is no infrastructure in place to help new entrants get their feet on the ground.

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Added a comment about feature @PING 11/16/2019 12:01 PM
Brian_Finn

Agree. I've thought about starting an MX club up here but time is tough. Candidly one of the best parts of being at a track is meeting other riders and learning from them. Met some great folks at local races and track days. The tough part is actually putting a program together that will work. The tracks are standalone and while they do often work together they are all independent. There doesn't seem to be any organization that is truly trying to attract new people to this sport.

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Added a comment about feature @PING 11/15/2019 12:42 PM
Brian_Finn

The sport will grow as soon as price and accessibility to compete and ride grow. I moved out to Portland Or 8 years ago and discovered the miles of offroad trails available. That brought me back into riding. Going to Washougal fired the desire to get on a track and actually ride MX. I'd never ridden MX before but had ridden dirt bikes (I'm slow at both). There are 7 MX tracks within an hour and a half of Portland. Lots of riding and lots of racing. My thinking is that it is VERY hard for someone who has no background to enter the sport with their kids. The diversity of riders must increase, the inclusion must improve and yes the prices must fall. Candidly, this is a great, family oriented sport but it is extremely intimidating for a newb parent or adult rider to enter without some level of help. The local level's need more ambassadors to the sport or it will wither and die. When the 40 plus classes outnumber riders in the kids classes that means new folks are not coming to it.

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Added a comment about feature Good, Bad, 'n Ugly: San Diego 2/5/2019 9:25 AM
Brian_Finn

For a sport that has as much privateer engagement this race was a significant setback. I feel for the guys who actually have to spend their money on parts, bikes not to mention the rashes and health issues that this caused. It's a bad look and one the AMA needs to weigh in on.

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