Added reply in a thread So, you want to "grow the sport" or return Moto to it's former glory? 12/20/2018 12:46 PM

I 100% believe that if reproductive aged males earned more money (after taxes) marriage rates would go up, the fertility rate would go up, home ownership would go up, and motocross participation would go up. Pay reproductive aged males just enough to ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, you want to "grow the sport" or return Moto to it's former glory? 12/18/2018 12:17 PM

This will make you want to get an e-bike! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iefJf609Tkg I'm not sure if I am sold on the idea, but it looks like a lot of fun. But of course riding a pedal bike is fun as well. It probably depends on how fit and well-off ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, you want to "grow the sport" or return Moto to it's former glory? 12/17/2018 6:32 PM

The bike and the gear is just a piece of the total financial pie required to participate. Add in fuel, lubes, tires, maintenance, gate fees, and such, and that could total thousands in a season. Many people do not have thousands of dollars of disposable ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, you want to "grow the sport" or return Moto to it's former glory? 12/17/2018 6:24 PM

Could we also say that less getting married, having kids, and buying homes is cultural, not financial? The decline in these things (as well as local motocross) is primarily financial. Culture is a factor, but the almighty dollar (or lack thereof) is ... more »

Added reply in a thread So, you want to "grow the sport" or return Moto to it's former glory? 12/17/2018 12:28 PM

The sport increased in cost, while the target demographic decreased in buying power. In motocross years, Boomers are very old, Generation X is old, and Generation Y is over the hill. Generation Z will likely no longer participate when Mommy and Daddy ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best premix oil for YZ250 2017/18 12/14/2018 1:37 PM

Super M or 927 has worked very well for me at 40:1. The only jetting change I made was a leaner main for my Rad Valve. The bike is for sale in Pittsburgh if anyone is interested. It's a 2016.

Added reply in a thread Arizona Cycle Park 12/5/2018 12:10 PM

It's a great local track, but not a good place for a national. There are some ups and downs going in and out of the pit. I liked the dirt, layout, and location there. The Vet track is fun as well.

Added reply in a thread YZ250 update Yamaha should have done years ago 12/2/2018 8:44 AM

Best bike ever, but I want to sell it to get a new mountain bike. "Oh the Humanity!"
Added reply in a thread Whats the big differences between the yz250's? 11/29/2018 4:43 PM

If anyone is interested I put my 2016 YZ250 for sale in the Pittsburgh area: https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/d/yz250-2-stroke/6729911715.html

Added reply in a thread Jeremy Martin in 250 class AGAIN?? 11/29/2018 4:38 PM

If 250SX gets the same TV time as 450SX and 250s outsell 450s, then the OEMs have an economic incentive to keep guys in the class to win races and championships. If the champs are forced out after having one year to defend the title, this should gradually ... more »

Added reply in a thread East coast riding over Christmas/New Year break 11/25/2018 1:45 PM

They have a practice facility and are on Instagram with updates: clubmxpracticefacility. I camp there over winter but it can be brutally cold at night. I wouldn't recommend that for a kid. It sucks for adults, but I'm not paying for a hotel room. They ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any Rage or Audioslave fans? 11/25/2018 11:41 AM

It's a good way to spend some money. It is an investment in your health. I'd offer to sell my Kona Process 134, but probably want to keep it even if I upgrade. It's nice having extra bikes in case friends or a date wants to go on a ride.

Added reply in a thread East coast riding over Christmas/New Year break 11/25/2018 11:29 AM

Club MX is a great place to go. There are bike trails and fishing there as well.

Added reply in a thread Any Rage or Audioslave fans? 11/25/2018 11:00 AM

I don't need all the travel that a Kenevo offers, so I'd go with the Levo. The trails here are gnarly in spots, but nothing that would require 8" or so of travel. We have a downhill park that would be great for the Kenevo, but most of my riding would ... more »

Added reply in a thread Open letter for those who like to complain 11/25/2018 8:06 AM

Marge Simpson: "It's very easy to criticize." Homer Simpson: "It's fun too."

Started new thread Any Rage or Audioslave fans? 11/25/2018 6:46 AM

Here is a really cool video featuring Timmy C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iefJf609Tkg If these things really catch on, could we see moto guys buying them instead of new 450s? The accessibility and pure fun factor could make more lean this way and ... more »

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