Added reply in a thread What happened to US MX 12/17/2018 3:03 PM

The issue with US Nationals is the tracks. When it nice weather they are not challenging enough for a rider like Coldenhoff to excel on. US riders are really fast, could beat anyone in the world on the right spectrum of tracks. But when the conditions ... more »

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/16/2018 2:05 PM

I think whether you pay prize money or not isnt a reflection as to how competitive a series it can be. AMA pays win bonus to guys already on huge salaries & team bonus, where the other 30 riders in the field lapping 20 secs a lap slower get peanuts. ... more »

Added reply in a thread What happened to US MX 12/16/2018 1:38 PM

The fact that you class a race that matters to the fans the most as meaningless & one where a guy pulls over to let a guy win 1 mill what really matters says all we need to know about the problems with US motocross.

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/14/2018 12:54 PM

True, I think the prize money model is more geared to support the privateer rather then the Herlings type though. The big money comes in via media, sponsorship's & factory support. IMO MXGP does a far better job of media coverage, both online & ... more »

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/14/2018 12:46 PM

Because unlike you I can make a valid point. Now go brush your teeth it's past your bedtime.

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/14/2018 9:42 AM

Do you think the AMA nats prize money compares to his KTM GP win bonus ? Gejser, Fevre, Paulin, Deselle would be well paid also.. Despite the lack of prize money, there is still a lot of money being brought into the GP paddock.

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/11/2018 12:59 PM

Well there you go, you have identified a potential US world champion. Shame he stays domestic..

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/11/2018 12:58 PM

TBH i was even thinking about RV. RV did his prep with Tyler Rattery, years of GP experience. Bottom line is deep sand is more demanding to learn then SX. SX however is more dangerous. A small mistake at Lommel usually leaves you with a bruised ego. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Everts in '92, and What's Maybe Changed in Supercross... 12/11/2018 3:38 AM

I think there is a lot of over thinking going on here.. This can be simplified US riders train on groomed SX timing tracks more. GP riders train on deep gnarly sand tracks more Deep gnarly sand tracks are much more demanding in everyway than the cali ... more »

Added reply in a thread The newly invented sport of "pure motocross" (Racer X) 12/8/2018 12:39 AM

But when a boxer say's he's the greatest we dont judge him negatively. The reason he says stuff like that is because he, myself & many others grew up in a era where we were all constantly America was the fastest series. People like Mitch Payton prior ... more »

Added reply in a thread The newly invented sport of "pure motocross" (Racer X) 12/6/2018 1:03 PM

I think the thing with Herlings is, becoming that strong in sand is a really really big deal. Many riders workout how to ride SX. Yes it's very high stakes, but if your a pro level rider your work the timings out. Nowadays all the riders hit the triple, ... more »

Added reply in a thread US vs MXGP shedule 11/30/2018 2:31 AM

IMO US is an easier racing lifestyle then MXGP Yeah there are a lot of races to attend, but the logistics are far easier. There weather is much kinder The SX rounds are at modern comfy facilities The track time racing SX is really low The practice is ... more »

Added reply in a thread MX World - Season 1, Episode 6 - Europeans vs. Americans 11/29/2018 1:29 AM

Agree with last two comments completely. Quite sad Plessinger & Decoster are still playing the "Euro" style track excuse. The track was always going to ride different because of the time of year, those of us that have raced a long season would have

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Added reply in a thread MX Nationals -- are we really leveraging the possibilities when it comes to track design? 11/22/2018 1:53 PM

I’m probably being naive to some issues that might prevent this, but couldn’t a track / land be found where they could excavate down 1 meter or so, (use so of this first to create cool features etc ) then fill the lowered ground level with sand? Make ... more »

Added reply in a thread Heads up for the future Team USA 11/22/2018 6:44 AM

If I was in a shout of a team USA ride or part of the management, I would be reaching out to someone like that 'Belgian rider' to get some progress going. Failing that there is always the videos.

Started new thread Heads up for the future Team USA 11/22/2018 2:49 AM

I was just surfing the internet & came up with this little gem from SE. Some good advice regarding riding more euro style, might be of benefit for the next MXON. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9-OYP4L_v8 Note: There are a few others with checking ... more »

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Added reply in a thread MX Nationals -- are we really leveraging the possibilities when it comes to track design? 11/18/2018 12:45 PM

It's an absolute no brainer the AMA series needs a proper sand track. If there isnt one, build it or adapt a current track. Hell if you did that you might even attract some euro wild cards to learn from.

Added reply in a thread MXGP Action Group 11/16/2018 9:37 AM

Sorry Jason but your just looking it incredibly pessimistically. Try to see the postives & alternatives. Every point you make could be counted with a flip side. Just look at the amount of money spent on 4 stroke engines at MXGP level. Staff employed ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXGP Action Group 11/15/2018 12:10 PM

No need to get personal

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Yes Ive been to many GP's & MXON. I just think your taking a negative view of the GP's, and are looking back with rose tinted specs. The days of driving around racing the worlds best is gone. Technology costs, fuel ... more »
Added reply in a thread MXGP Action Group 11/15/2018 11:45 AM

Isnt there a 2 stroke class for the guys that are too old for emx 250 ? Im not saying wait & see. YS manages the fastest & deeped classes in MX period. There is not a series that offers anything like the standard the GP's offer. MXGPTV is producing ... more »