Added reply in a thread Mx bikes need to be tamed 2/21/2020 11:48 AM

To be living in a lawless society, I sure have filled out ATF Form 4473 enough times.

Added reply in a thread Double points ? 2/21/2020 11:42 AM

Yeah, no kidding. Supercross has always been two hours of qualifying in prime time. Whose idea what that? For lots of the events, the racing that actually matters doesn't come until about midnight on the East Coast. Enter the DVR -- I just skip to the ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXdN - How to watch 9/25/2019 9:42 AM

Four years ago the UCI World Cycling Championships were held in the same town where I live. On Friday night, the night before the women's elite road race, I rode two laps around the circuit at night in the rain (with a helluva lot of other people). A ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXdN - How to watch 9/23/2019 10:49 AM

This question is an annual source of amusement for me, especially when you juxtapose it with all the "experts" who're always telling us that AMA motocross is (magically) so much better than the GPs. (This includes the elite Ironman Deniers and the still-active ... more »

Added reply in a thread AC 2020 number ???? 8/26/2019 11:40 AM

This preoccupation with claiming a low number is so jerkwater. One's number is one's identity. F1: 44, 5, 7, 3, 33 MotoGP: 46, 93, 99, 4 MXGP: 84, 222, 461, 243, 99, 41, 46 Everybody knows who these people are. We don't need a special category of numbers ... more »

Added reply in a thread Prado racing mxgp class at MXON 8/21/2019 12:08 PM

Remember that? Prado was a fill-in rider, and he gave Herlings fits at Assen. I wasn't sure if Herlings was ever gonna get around him. But Herlings was also back from a broken collarbone, and I don't think he was right for the remainder of the 2016 season. ... more »

Added reply in a thread List of Herlings' Injuries 6/18/2019 11:18 AM

Yeah, that's the way I wrote it up. I'm assuming he dislocated his hip during the same crash, but it's hard to keep track with that guy. EDIT: Collarbone (Teutschenthal), finger (Uddevalla), hip (qualifying race at Loket). Jeez.

Added reply in a thread Should America not race MXON? 6/18/2019 11:17 AM

It's 100% about the Americans losing. And as others have pointed out, MXGP has lots of injuries, the opposition is always fractured anyway, and, as it stands now, the Americans would have a really good team. This is kinda like calling for dissolution ... more »

Added reply in a thread List of Herlings' Injuries 6/18/2019 11:03 AM

Thanks. I had no recollection of 2010. You're right, 2015 was actually two injuries. He broke his collarbone at Teutschenthal, then, two weeks later, he had the crash you're describing. Correct? (I edited the original entry, because I want a quick reference ... more »

Started new thread List of Herlings' Injuries 6/18/2019 10:32 AM

This is a quick reference to Herlings' injuries as a GP rider. Thanks to those who helped me out. 2010 (MX2 debut season): Missed the final seven motos of the season with a shoulder injury that required surgery. Finished sixth in the championship, but ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Yamahas "problem" in MXGP 6/18/2019 10:06 AM

I agree with you, but Honda also ran three bikes in 2016. Paulin and Bobryshev were officially HRC, but Gajser had moved up with Garibaldi, which was in reality the third full-factory entry. Since then, of course, Garibaldi has inherited the HRC label. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Prado USA 6/11/2019 11:58 AM

"the most prestigious dirt bike Championship in the world is still the 450 Supercross Championship" Hahahaha, keep telling yourself that. Supercross is the bottom-feeder's series, where they pander to people who neither know nor care what real motocross ... more »

Added reply in a thread Prado USA 6/11/2019 10:24 AM


Added reply in a thread Pala Track WTF 5/29/2019 9:54 AM

I don't come here much, but I think that post won my "stupid comment of the day" award. You're right, good racing doesn't necessarily mean it's a good track. I hope I never see Pala again. But you never know where a good race might pop up; occasionally ... more »

Added reply in a thread US Factory bikes vs MXGP bikes (How much difference is there, really?) 5/23/2019 10:16 AM

MXGP allows full-on prototypes, so they can alter anything they want. What they actually choose to do is another matter. I'd surmise that low-volume "works" parts require a lot of expense in manufacturing and testing.

Added reply in a thread Well another year the guy on the rmz 450 assembly line can just hit go 5/23/2019 10:10 AM

I don't think he was suggesting that electric start is somehow revolutionary. I think his point was that the bikes are heavy despite LACKING electric-start hardware, which is a fair point.

Added reply in a thread I think Tim "Gasser" may have 222's number. 5/21/2019 10:23 AM

I think that's it right there. Plus Cairoli has a edge in race craft -- he doesn't crash as often, and he certainly doesn't crash as hard.

Added reply in a thread Covington 5/21/2019 10:18 AM

Prado would terrorize the American 250 class. Then he'd probably terrorize the 450 class. There's no Herlings to overcome in the US, and I suspect Prado would take down everyone before too long. That kid is crazy good. Lawrence is good too, and he was ... more »

Added reply in a thread Covington 5/21/2019 10:05 AM

I was thinking the same thing. At the MXoN, Jorge Prado finished ahead of ... lemme see ... Tomac, Plessinger (twice), Ferrandis (twice), Roczen, Barcia. Not a single AMA guy finished ahead of him in two tries, no matter what they were riding. Hunter ... more »

Added reply in a thread Notable Suzuki RM125 riders over the years. 4/23/2019 9:38 AM

In the early days, Rahier and Watanabe (and others) rode the works RA, not the RM. They used to market production bikes by associating the brand (and color) with racing, but not the actual models.