Added reply in a thread Spoke with my banks financing department 9/3/2018 8:21 AM

It's a good way to build credit. Excellent credit can save one hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lifetime. Combine that with staying single/childless and one can have a very good life with a modest income. And the freedom to go riding!

Added reply in a thread Parked the dirt bike? 9/3/2018 7:59 AM

Hasn't BMX greatly declined in popularity since the 90s? If ever in Cleveland, hit the XC loop at Ray's MTB Park. It is a mix of BMX obstacles and a mellow mountain bike loop. It is great exercise and quite stimulating. Just don't try to do it for more ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should I get a 250 2 stroke 9/2/2018 7:48 AM

Yes to a Steahly 9oz. FWW. The bike would hit too hard without it. I had a mechanic install it for me. $60 well spent. I removed the torque spacer on the reed block for more top end.

Added reply in a thread Parked the dirt bike? 9/1/2018 4:07 PM

Yes, Sabrina is fast. We're friends and rode a lot when I lived out that way. I moved back home and haven't gotten much seat time since. Mexican food (and Mexicans in general) is few and far between in SW Pennsylvania. We have a few places here and there. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should I get a 250 2 stroke 9/1/2018 9:52 AM

Bang for the buck! RAD Valve/Power Wing 9oz. FWW Oversized F. Rotor
Added reply in a thread California Red sticker program ending 9/1/2018 9:44 AM

Too many people results in too much pollution. Who would have thunk it? Thankfully, birth rates are going off a cliff. There will be less pollution in time. Imagine if we didn't have a Baby Boom after WWII and immigration laws were enforced. Holy smokes ... more »

Added reply in a thread Parked the dirt bike? 9/1/2018 8:16 AM

Do you ever go riding with Sabrina from Litchfield Park? The best part about moving back East? The summers are bearable. The worst part? Mexican food has to be sought out.

Added reply in a thread Parked the dirt bike? 8/31/2018 2:32 PM

I must be getting old and lazy, walking past the YZ250 to grab the Kona instead. That said, taking a break from moto cleans up my finances in a hurry. I wish I could have it all, but enjoy my blue-collar gig and leaving the corporate plantation. Time ... more »

Started new thread Parked the dirt bike? 8/27/2018 11:24 AM

Has anyone else parked the dirt bike and grabbed the mountain bike instead? Weege said that mountain biking has increased in popularity, likely due to modest cost and increased accessibility compared to moto. I have a nature park with decent trails 5 ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Are the 2018 RMZ450's that bad? 8/23/2018 4:54 PM

Even Yamaha guy Doug Dubach said "It's still a pretty good motorcycle. I rode a 2013 as well as a 2008 model. I'd buy one at the right price, but switched back to a two-stroke as they suit my budget better. If money wasn't as tight, I'd happily ride ... more »

Added reply in a thread So taking the #7 for next year. 8/23/2018 4:33 PM

Here's the old man in me talking again... I miss the old system of earning your number every year based on points. I don't think the "permanent" number system has added anything to the sport. It was very cool to see the new numbers every year.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Honda CRF 450RWE $11,500 8/23/2018 1:45 PM

As long as people keep buying them it is all well and good. But will these buyers still be around and riding in the coming years? I'm quite happy with my 16 YZ250 that set me back 7.5K, along with spending maybe $1000 in upgrades. If I was willing to ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Honda CRF 450RWE $11,500 8/23/2018 12:26 PM

I don't buy the "inflation" theory. Going from 6K dirt bikes to 12K dirt bikes is a little more involved than just inflation. How many other products have doubled in price from 2000 to 2018? Education, gasoline, women, fast food, some housing markets? ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Honda CRF 450RWE $11,500 8/22/2018 7:21 PM

Back in my day, one could walk out of a dealership with a new YZ250 or CR250 for 6K, OTD. And I'm 35. I'm not that old! The stakeholders of the sport are going to kick themselves come 2025 or so when no one is participating due to increased cost, generational ... more »


Won't housing prices decline when the "Death Boom" kicks off around 2025 and Boomers start retiring and dropping like flies? The "Death Boom" should start roughly 70 years after the baby boom. We are losing ... more »

Started new thread Sleepy Hollow Two-Stroke Shootout 2018 7/29/2018 6:24 PM

Does anyone have any info? I may want to request off at work and dust off the YZ.

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Added reply in a thread Your kids disinterested in Moto? 7/29/2018 6:19 PM

Moto is challenging and expensive. So, like other things like golf, a lot of youts are not interested. I say "youts" and not youths. See exhibit A: This is just the way it is. Those in charge of the sport who ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tom Moen @ KTM killed shootouts (kudos to Ping for telling it straight) & Merica's declining competitive spirit 7/21/2018 4:18 PM

We have winners and losers in our society. The winners pay into the system and the losers drain resources out of the system. Just wait until all the Boomers are retired and are sucking Social Security and Medicaid dry. And if you think Generations X, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who's could buy Chad's training facility? 7/2/2018 4:31 AM

Cash out while the economy is good. The wave we are riding won't continue with our demographic turnover as well as our demographic momentum grinding to a halt. The Boomers are making their last stand but Father Time will force them into retirement and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 125 race, high point. 6/16/2018 6:51 PM

The Chipolte in Bridgeville, PA has been known to produce some Sanner sightings!