Added a comment about video First Day Back - Glenn Coldenhoff 5/17/2020 9:08 AM

GC is one with the bike! Why Motocross?
  
I’ve been spending most of my entire life, trying to figure out how to go faster on a dirt bike.  I realize that sounds pretty stupid to most people, but that’s because they don’t know about motocross.  So, let me shed some light on the subject.
 
Once upon a time, back in Ohio, when winter was turning into spring, I had a friend who would going around saying, I got the fever, I got the fever. This was his way of letting all his friends know that he couldn’t wait to start riding again. 

What is it about motocross that pulls so many, fun loving people in, hook line and sinker? Well, it’s exciting, fun, competitive, challenging, and it satisfies, the need for speed. 
 
Ask anyone who has ridden and raced long enough to reach a high skill level, and they will all tell you; nothing compares!  The higher the skill level, the more the rider and motorcycle have become one!  This means they are no longer limited to their own physical strength and endurance, but also the motorcycle’s.  Now, they can run over 70 mph, they can launch over 100 feet through the air, they can climb long, steep hills within seconds.  They now have, super human strength and endurance. The engine and the front and rear tire contact to the soil, has become highly tuned into their sensory perception.  Since they’re always moving, their eye site has developed the skill to slowdown motion and acutely notice and remember every 10 yards of track in front of them, and nothing else.  This movement and horse power is controlled with their body movements and intricate, sensitive feelings through their right wrist, hands, fingers and feet. Their hands, fingers and feet have become hard wired into the clutch, throttle, front and rear brakes, and the shifter.  Pro racers make a rough motocross track, the bike and themselves look like poetry in motion! 
 
Not only is the engine revving, their heart rate is also revving, engaged by physical exertion and the edge of danger. When practicing, and especially while racing, their mind and body has to be all in, 100% focused on the task at hand, and nothing else, not even for a millisecond. Welcome to the realm of total flow concentration.  
 
The rewards of staying in this flow, while just practicing is amazing. Flowing through an entire day of racing, and winning, is beyond words.  Once you taste it, you want more, and before you know it, its in your blood.  You’re living a, Life Behind Bars” (handlebars, that is) for the rest of your days on this planet. If not, actually on the bike, at least in the industry, around awesome, like minded, good people!  

Just be sure to stay contagious, keep running a high temperature, and let everybody know, you got the fever. 

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Started new thread Rocket Exhaust? 5/17/2020 6:17 AM

Rocket Exhausts are much less expensive then FMF or PC. Are they as good! I’m looking to upgrade by 2018 FC250. 🤔

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Added a comment about video First Day Back - Glenn Coldenhoff 5/17/2020 6:07 AM

Agreed, especially go back to cartridge forks! This is more important then being the lightest bike! Not doing this is hurting they’re sales more then helping. I know a lot of riders who won’t buy their brands bc of it!

I didn’t realize how bad the air forks were until I bought a FC250. After trying everything to improve them, I had to get the wallet out for the KYB conversion kit. An extra 2K on top of the already most expensive bike. 😲🤔

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Liked a comment on the item First Day Back - Glenn Coldenhoff 5/17/2020 5:58 AM

Great bike Control and Style! Sad to see that Gasgas looks to be just a red KTM now though. I figured it would happen but really wish they kept KYB suspension and had a different motor maybe with more low end rather than the top end that the husky and ktm's are known for.

Added reply in a thread Personal trainers 2/1/2020 11:04 AM

I have a Motocross/Training subscription based website. Subscribers can always email with questions. It comes with a free app, so u can watch across mobile devices, Roku, Amazon Fire, est. Can also download the content. Click here, then click “See what’s ... more »

Started new thread Glendale Wall Jump in first corner? 1/25/2020 4:56 AM

In the track map photo, it looks like there is a wall jump on the exit of the start corner 😲. That’s a recipe for a pileup. Bet the riders protest and get that taken out. What do you guys think?

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Added reply in a thread Billy Liles in intensive care 1/7/2020 3:01 PM

Billy is a very likable dude, not to mention, a motocross legend! Thoughts and prays for you Billy!

Started new thread Any Moto guys live near Raleigh NC? 12/26/2019 6:16 AM

I’m living in Clayton, which is 20 miles south of Raleigh until mid April. Would like to meet some riders who know the area, for places to ride and/or mtb, or other fun things to do around these parts. My cell is...330-277-9588 BTW... I am doing private ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Why Motocross? 12/17/2019 6:31 PM

I just might do that some day! If so, it wouldn’t be for the money. Therefore, I better make a lot of money beforehand. 😂

Added reply in a thread Why Motocross? 12/13/2019 6:34 PM

Should be back in OH from NC by May 1. More info and contact me from my private lessons page... https://gsmxs.com/private-motocross-lessons/

Added reply in a thread Prado Broken Femur? 12/13/2019 6:04 AM

I hate it when anyone gets injured in this great sport, and especially a young superstar like Prado. I hope he has a speedy recovery! 💪

Added reply in a thread Why Motocross? 12/13/2019 5:54 AM

Hi Mick, hey yeah I can do a or some private lessons for you. I’ll be teaching in NC until April. Then doing the same at our main base in Lisbon OH starting May 1st. More info and contact me here... https://gsmxs.com/private-motocross-lessons/ In the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why Motocross? 12/12/2019 5:08 AM

Hey, it's great hearing from you guys, and about your passion for motocross!

Started new thread Why Motocross? 12/11/2019 1:59 PM

https://youtu.be/Q81eNNt_uK8 Motocross Addiction is contagious. The first sign is a fever. I’ve been spending most of my entire life, trying to figure out how to go faster on a dirt bike. I realize that sounds pretty stupid to most people, but that’s ... more »

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Started new thread Motocross line selection. 8/1/2019 5:29 AM

Are Motocross Tracks Alive? (Photos below) Did you ever think of a motocross track as being alive?  In some ways, it is a living, ever changing substance of organic material.  Of course, not all motocross tracks are created equal. A top notch mx track

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Added reply in a thread Ken Roczen’s not up to par, WHY? 5/23/2019 4:50 AM

Some of you have me mixed up with someone else, as I didn't say anything about Mitch and Austin.

Added reply in a thread Ken Roczen’s not up to par, WHY? 5/23/2019 4:48 AM

Thanks for getting the meaning of my topic!

Added reply in a thread Ken Roczen’s not up to par, WHY? 5/23/2019 4:24 AM

Yeah, your right. I went over the top when I said, should take the rest of the year off. But after that I did say, I know that ain't going to happen. What I meant here was, the best thing for Ken's personal health and his life span as a top racer!

Started new thread Ken Roczen’s not up to par, WHY? 5/22/2019 1:20 PM

What’s up with Ken’s, I don’t know what’s wrong, but something is wrong? I have nothing but admiration and respect for any athlete at Ken’s level, so I’m naturally interested in what might be the misery problem with his low energy issues. Ken prides ... more »

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