JethroX

JethroX

Lives in: Folsom, CA USA

Member since: 07/23/19

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Added a comment about feature Social Scoop 10/19/2021 2:09 PM
JethroX

Stu Baylor = Idiot!!! Flipping his bike over at the finish line is about the stupidest thing he could do. If I were Yamaha I would drop him on the premise of unwarranted bike abuse! It doesn’t look good!!!

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Added a comment about feature Social Scoop 10/11/2021 9:58 PM
JethroX

Looks like Jett Reynolds will be sporting #709 next year. Sneak preview in the background of Tony Archer’s photo of Forkner’s bike at the PC shop.

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Added a comment about feature Social Scoop 9/15/2021 12:22 AM
JethroX

DC has a lot of good things to contribute...when he STAYS IN HIS LANE!!!

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Liked a comment on the item Why Do MXGP Athletes Dominate in the U.S.A.? | @Ping 6/22/2021 7:30 PM

At the moment? Roczen won the MX2 World Championship then came here and got beat 2 years straight on the 250's... It wasn't until he had been training in the US for 3 years that he started winning again. How long was Dylan in the US before he started winning? Jett has never raced GP's...

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Added a comment about video Video Highlights: 2021 High Point National 6/20/2021 5:08 PM

The more time that goes by the more this seems be an issue. They should have stuck with the class designations 125/250F and 250/450F. Changing the 125 class to just the 250 class is a huge discredit to all the past premier class 250cc 2-Stroke champions as well.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Do MXGP Athletes Dominate in the U.S.A.? | @Ping 6/20/2021 4:57 PM

This is an exaggeration. Some come here and win but not all. And typically it is one of their budding superstars like a Roczen or Bayle who would have "dominated" in MXGP as well.

Added a comment about feature Why Do MXGP Athletes Dominate in the U.S.A.? | @Ping 6/18/2021 3:49 PM
JethroX

It’s interesting how so many people think that the Europeans are dominating the US riders when the primary (or only) race they use is the MXoN. I’ve been saying for years that it’s not a good (true) indicator of the US racers. The AMA season finishes 3-4 weeks before the event while the GP racers usually have the next weekend after the GP season finale. It’s practically the last race of the GP calendar while it’s an out of the way event for the U.S. team. Add in that the U.S. racers are racing in a totally foreign format to their norm, starting on different metal grates (That they would never practice on) and that up until recently they’ve had to get their Supercross bikes set up as Monster Cup was the following week. There are simply too many factors to draw the conclusion that the GP racers are better. I would also argue that the last time that we had USGP’s (2016 & 2017) where U.S. racers entered, the Americans were dominant. Tomac won all 4 Motos in 2016, Cooper Webb won a MX2 race in 2016 and 4 of the 6 podium spots (2 races) were U.S. racers. In 2017 Tomac went 1-3 and R.J. Hampshire went 1-1. We haven’t had a fair comparison since. All this is assumptions are based primarily on speculation. Yea Herlings and Gajser are fast.... let’s put their top ten up against our top 10 for a real test. Maybe a 4 race series on 4 different types of surfaces. Then crown an All-World Champion. I know this would never happen .... just saying.

I agree Ping with your points and no questions the Americans are no longer dominant. ...I just think that there’s not enough data to draw the absolute conclusion that the GP racers are.

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Liked a comment on the item Is Eli Tomac Hit or Miss? | @PING 6/15/2021 8:14 PM

You must have an incredible amount of free time if you're fact checking me on MY column. And you're wrong, by the way. Per the Vault, here's Eli's 450 class starts: SX- 21, 20, 4, 5, 22, 3, 7.
MX- 3, 3, 1, 1, 2, 3.... some of these seasons, 2016 for example, he didn't win an overall until the halfway point in...more

Added a comment about feature Is Eli Tomac Hit or Miss? | @PING 6/15/2021 8:14 PM
JethroX

We’re talking Motocross here Ping, as I said AND as the question relates. Check your stats again. 2015 was Tomac’s first season opener on a 450 and he won Hangtown with probably the most dominant performance in racing history. ...not 3rd as you have in your numbers. The results took me less than 2 minutes to check on the AMA Motocross Results website. Quick and easy. It also shows that in the first 2 rounds of each year, if you would rather call the start of the season that way, he’s raced 20 races over 10 years (minus 2014 when he was injured at the beginning and 2021 as were talking previous to this year) he’s won 17 of 40 motos, 5 Second places and 5 thirds. His podium percentage by Moto is 67.5%. He only had 7 Motos out of the top 5, one being the damaged front brake at GH in ‘17 and 2 being the DNF’s (9-24) at Loretta Lynn 2 last year. So sorry bud, you’re wrong. ...and right if you include SX. ...and about his need to feel comfy to go fast. Regardless, I still listen to and read your articles and agree with 99% of it. I appreciate your contributions and think you were still one of the best TV race commentators of years past.

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Added a comment about feature Is Eli Tomac Hit or Miss? | @PING 6/12/2021 8:31 PM
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*results not including this years al time worst.

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Added a comment about feature Is Eli Tomac Hit or Miss? | @PING 6/12/2021 8:25 PM
JethroX

What what Ping??!…. Eli Tomac “starting off slow, doesn’t look great at the opening rounds… until he works his way into being comfortable...” What are you looking at? Maybe in SX but not in Motocross! This is Not the Eli Tomac that we’ve seen over the years. Eli’s career first round overall results are 1-4-5-3 in 250’s and 1-3-1-1-2-3 in 450’s. He’s been the most dominant racer in the opening rounds by far. Maybe it’s because you’re on vacation and not thinking straight. This is for sure panic button time for Tomac. If he doesn’t get on (at least) the podium next week, poke him with a fork, he’s done. (At least for this year)

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Added a comment about feature Social Scoop 2/26/2021 12:40 PM
JethroX

After Lewis Hamilton got the majority of F1 drivers to join the BLM movement, kneeling for the flag, I said see-ya to F1. It’s really sucked since the hybrid era started anyway. Mercedes with their 4 times the budget over every other team sans Ferrari has show the world how to buy a sport. The last thing I’d like to see is a tribute in our sport to that idiot. ...not a good look IMO on Roczen. He does seem to want to be part of that ego-centric sports-Hollywood crowd.

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Added a comment about feature Good, Bad, 'n Ugly: Houston 2 1/23/2021 12:40 AM
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I get GD2 that you’re a Ferrandis fan, and I agree that he rode awesome. But Tomac won that race. ...and after getting the 13th at H1, don’t think that there is a question to who had the best “good” outcome on the night. Ferrandis should be “The Good Bonus Bonus”. I’ve even done the math to see how his times stacked up against Tomac, and he was faster. Excluding the last lap where most guys are no longer in charge mode, from the time Ferrandis got clear of the carnage on lap 8, over the next 20 laps he was a total of almost 6 seconds faster than Tomac. But Tomac Won, so give him some credit GD2.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2021 Kawasaki Supercross and Motocross Teams 1/14/2021 2:01 AM
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No action shots of MC?...always awesome to see him on a dirt bike!

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Added a comment to Tom claireaux's bike check 1/6/2021 7:05 PM
Cr500 AF build

It looks like a mash-up between a vintage Honda with the black engine and the fork boots and a modern bike with the graphics package. I stick by it would work better with a full mid-80’s look with the fork boots.

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Added a comment to Tom claireaux's bike check 1/6/2021 6:57 PM
Cr500 AF build

The twin silencers have a function. 500’s always have a long ass pipe, with a lot of snaked around expansion chamber as well as a silencer that sticks out almost as far as a 2002 CRF450 Silencer. It’s needed for the 500’s power band. The twin silencers tuck in very nicely and if tuned well, eliminates the fender-length silencer.

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Added a comment to Tom claireaux's bike check 1/5/2021 9:55 PM
Cr500 AF build

Okay captain obvious... the classic “David Bailey” replica was offered years ago directly from Service Honda as an option and has been done on many Honda’s over the years. I’m talking about THIS 2017 or newer version. Besides, just because it’s been done many times before, doesn’t mean it can’t be done again, or that we can’t like it.

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Liked a bike check Cr500 AF build 1/4/2021 3:32 PM
Cr500 AF build
Added a comment to Tom claireaux's bike check 1/4/2021 3:32 PM
Cr500 AF build

Great looking bike! The fork boots over the fork legs even have grown on me now as I check it out. Love the black engine with the red frame. I would love to see it in vintage Honda orangy-Red with a Blue Seat, Yellow Backgrounds and Gold Rims. Then would it be the ultimate 500AF!

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Liked a comment on the item 2020 Vital MX Awards Final Voting 12/15/2020 12:28 AM

Should have added in the State of Utah and the University of Utah for Person of the year. They really stepped up in to being able to have the continuation of a SX season in 2020