MarkF's Forum Activity

Reply to Help! Andrew Short's 04 Motoworld RM125 1/27/2016 5:37 PM

If John, uh, Murray933 can't help you, reach out to Paul937 (he posts here sometimes). He was the Motoworld team owner.

Reply to Remember JoJo 1/8/2016 7:59 AM

I remember JoJo walking on his hands in front of the starting line before his moto at Middleboro.

Reply to 14 years ago.... 1/4/2016 8:22 AM

That was the famous David Pingree "oops I broke my bike in half" race. Ouch!

Reply to MX sports age restrictions. Negative 12/25/2015 8:54 AM

I agree with atoark47 and lumpy790 about the age thing. But it won't matter anyway because the government is taking over TX to keep the President in office longer, right atoark47? (sarcasm)

Reply to 70s MX racing. Got pics? 12/24/2015 2:53 PM

Contemplating the start at Pinetop RI ski area national track

Nailed it Heading up the massive (to a novice rider in 1978) uphill Stretching it out down the hill after the first turn ... more »
Reply to Training for Vet class 50+ 12/23/2015 11:22 AM

I'm in my 50's. I have been burned out on training and practicing for years. I get my "fitness" from racing as often as I can. No diets, no routines, just racing.

Reply to 125 Holeshot w/Gate Full Of 250's & 450's 12/22/2015 9:55 AM

Very cool!

Reply to Little vital phrase history? 12/20/2015 1:25 PM


Reply to Interesting article on physical demands of motocross 12/16/2015 11:09 AM

I think the privateer in the test was Chris Heiser(sp). He was fast and fit.

Reply to Best photos off the track. 12/9/2015 9:04 AM

Birthday party at the track! Over twenty years ago. My son, a friend, my daughter and

Reply to Ruts and dragging rear brake 12/8/2015 8:37 AM

I find that focusing on the exit of the rut works best for me. It takes a lot of practice to feel comfortable doing this though. I think dragging the rear brake is more of a personal riding style thing. However, if you have both brakes on hard at the ... more »

Reply to Who's got the best turn picture 12/5/2015 4:49 PM

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Reply to Credentials and backstory. 12/3/2015 6:09 PM

I'm 53. Happily married for 30 some years. Have two great kids. One girl and one boy. They are successful college grads. My son (29 years old) has been racing with me for 24 years of his life. I grew up riding in RI. My NESC heroes were Jimmy Meenan, ... more »

Reply to How many of you have won a race? 12/2/2015 10:44 AM

The photo is from the December 1984 issue of Motocross magazine I think. It has a caption under it in the magazine. If anybody has that issue in their collection and wouldn't mind scanning it with the caption, I sure would love to have it. Thanks, Mark ... more »

Reply to How many of you have won a race? 12/1/2015 1:05 PM

"For instance: guys like BobbyM raced The Real "Hangtown"..." BobbyM has won plenty of races! I didn't win this moto at the 1984 Hangtown national (I didn't win any national moto's), but this is me getting the holeshot there in the first

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Reply to How many of you have won a race? 12/1/2015 10:00 AM

Yes. From the 70's right through til now. As a matter of fact, I have not lost a single lap in my age group (50+) for the last 3 years, and I race most weekends. Sorry if that is a cocky statement. Truth is it felt good to say.

Reply to Homeless and destitute Colorado MX track owner honored by MXA 11/21/2015 11:45 AM

Haha. Pete's the one with the beer in his hand. Classic!

Reply to South TX moto trip 2/28/2015 7:19 PM

Yep, I saw him. He looked like he was having as much fun as anyone.

Reply to South TX moto trip 2/28/2015 4:42 PM

It's been 30 years since I have raced there, so why not!