Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 12:59 PM

Seems like the Nationals here in the USA could learn a thing or two from the MXGP series. I think a few riders have even mentioned that the MXGP series seems to be more professional in some aspects compared to US Motocross. I don't agree across the board, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 8:54 AM

A specific training course for flaggers seems like a great idea, whether it is implemented live in person or thought online training, though I would think that a live training would be most effective. I think that if you are flagging at Pro National ... more »

Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 7:18 AM

Hey now, that is pretty interesting. I wonder what, if any, changes were implemented after this ruling? I'm not a lawyer or familiar with how these things work, but it seems like from FreshTopEnd's post that tracks are legally required to ensure rider ... more »

Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 7:14 AM

@TXDirt - I'm thinking about what can be done to encourage or motivate the riders to be more receptive to flagging. This is a tricky topic, I think, because I would not want to see riders penalized in the same way as they are when disobeying a red cross ... more »

Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 6:57 AM

TXDirt, thanks for taking the time to write out your thoughts. I don't mean to disrespect any flaggers by indicating they are uneducated folks just moonlighting for extra cash, if that is how you interpreted my post. You are probably right that 98% of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 6:53 AM

I agree with you, Mr. Johnny Depp (btw, hope that president trump talk isn't causing you too much grief

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). Having more flaggers like jpracer931 could be a solution. Also, I agree that no flagger should put themselves in danger, that helps no ... more »
Added reply in a thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 6:33 AM

@Kanewel433 - I respect your considering taking on the role of a flagger next year. You seem very committed to ensuring rider safety. It's unfortunate that unidentified rider was struck by an oncoming bike. Sometimes even when the flagger is aware and ... more »

Started new thread Poor Flagging (3 examples) and Series Liability 6/26/2017 6:08 AM

Hey all, So far this year I have noticed three examples of poor flagging where riders were in jeopardy of colliding with a downed bike or rider while flaggers were painfully unaware of the situation they are being paid to prevent. My question, after ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Muddy Creek MX Bench Racing - The Motos 6/24/2017 9:32 AM

Go JMart!! Both Martin brothers seem like pretty good mud riders. Was it Budds last year that Jeremy stalled his bike and Alex inherited the W with Jmart finishing second?

Added reply in a thread D.C. Might be..... 6/16/2017 4:38 PM

Never a more relevant statement.

Added reply in a thread Return to steel? 5/29/2017 7:09 AM

Same here! That's the whole reason I clicked on the thread. I grew up near Steel City and have a lot of wonderful memories of watching the pro races there. The first ever pro race I attended was in 1999 and I remember watching RC fly around on his kawi. ... more »

Added reply in a thread What the hell is the world coming to?? 5/13/2017 8:50 AM

Monster's marketing strategy seems to appeal to the lowest common demonstrator, as in, using sex appeal to sell a product. It's a primitive approach, appealing to people through primal instincts rather than selling your product based on it's merits In ... more »

Added reply in a thread 120ft + flat land #sketch 5/13/2017 8:41 AM

I think I'm missing something because I don't see what is interesting or out of the ordinary here.

Added reply in a thread Barcia RDL Interview 4/29/2017 12:32 PM

Did anyone else catch Jim Holley's comment near the end of the show about how he "likes being at eye level" with Blair? Really makes that picture a whole lot funnier.

Added reply in a thread skill/talent - nature OR nurture 4/19/2017 2:11 PM

Psychologist here, I may be able to provide a bit of information to help understand how nature versus nurture (talent vs work) plays out. Everyone is born with an inherited set of genes that provide a general shape for how their brain is going to work. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jeff Emig on Ryan Dungey 3/25/2017 11:29 AM

I'm in agreement with you about people bashing Dungey's speed. Comparing guys across generations or across the pond is difficult. His ability to maintain high speeds with relatively few mistakes (plus his humble attitude) are reasons why I became a fan ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jeff Emig on Ryan Dungey 3/24/2017 6:08 PM

I like your rationale for the list. If it were mine I would change a few around but for the most part I agree. Comparing US riders with those who race MXGP is more complicated. If we're only looking at the Nationals and MXGP riders like Everts, Smets, ... more »

Started new thread Jeff Emig on Ryan Dungey 3/24/2017 5:09 PM

I was watching an old 2007 Unadilla 250 moto where Jeff Emig was the color commentator and made a prediction for Ryan Dungey. He said "In another decade we're gonna be talking about him like we were any of the great motocross champions." Being that it ... more »

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