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Reply to Does 2022 end the Carmichael Curse? 1/5/2022 11:09 AM

What wasn't good? Engine? Suspension? Chassis? Turning? Braking? All of the above? Aren't these all things that the factory teams spend lots of money to tailor to the preferences of the rider? Is Ken Roczen's bike anything like the bike you rode?

Reply to Does 2022 end the Carmichael Curse? 1/5/2022 10:52 AM

So if it's a 20-year curse, then Honda for the win in 2024.

Reply to Does 2022 end the Carmichael Curse? 1/5/2022 10:34 AM

Didn't Carmichael win on a Honda in 2003? That means only 18 seasons have come and gone without a Honda title.

Reply to Lawrence Brothers Press Conference - South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Ca 1/4/2022 3:43 PM

Somewhat related, I was watching the local Los Angeles news on channel 11 this morning, and they surprised me by starting a segment that began "Supercross is back on Saturday in Anaheim", and then did a live shot from the stadium, showing the tractors ... more »

Reply to Dakar 2022 12/31/2021 2:17 PM

What is floracing?

Reply to Dakar 2022 12/31/2021 1:37 PM

Looks like it will be on the Olympic Channel. And maybe also Peacock. https://racer.com/2021/12/30/nightly-coverage-of-dakar-rally-on-nbc-sports-and-peacock/

Reply to Dakar 2022 12/31/2021 12:10 PM

Will the Dakar be broadcast on TV this year?

Reply to STARK FUTURE VARG - An Electric Bike that is Faster and Lighter than a 450? 12/14/2021 11:40 AM

Does anybody have any experience racing a gas motorcycle against an electric? I would be a little concerned that the quiet electric bike could sneak up on me and I would run the risk of colliding with somebody I don't know is there.

Reply to Jordan Bailey Steps Away From Professional MX/SX 12/1/2021 4:27 PM

I don't know. Guys like Alex Ray seem to be living the dream. They apparently make just enough money that they don't have to get real jobs. While I have to have a real job, race for fun a few times a year and never get paid to even offset expenses.

Reply to Ever get a stolen bike back? 11/22/2021 4:19 PM

Michael Akaydin had his bike stolen from a SX race 6 years ago, and tracked it down himself: https://www.motoxaddicts.com/2016/01/26/michael-akaydin-his-stolen-bike-saga/ https://racerxonline.com/2016/01/25/privateer-recovers-bike-that-was-stolen-at-anaheim ... more »

Reply to Strange gas prices in Cali 11/22/2021 4:10 PM

What is 100LL fuel? Aviation fuel?

Reply to 2022 Supercross Broadcast Schedule 11/18/2021 4:10 PM

Typically CNBC mostly broadcasts pre-recorded shows on the weekends, so bumping some of that for sports is not a big deal for NBC. The Olympics will often spill over to CNBC. And more recently, NHL, NASCAR, PGA and Premier League sometimes spill over ... more »

Reply to So Eli has 37 SX wins… 11/18/2021 9:41 AM

My database only goes back to 1990, but there have only been 14 total 450 supercross wins by riders over age 30. AGE CLS DATE NAME BIRTH 34.0110 450 2018-03-10 Justin Brayton 1984-03-14 33.1233 250T 2004-03-20 Mike LaRocco 1971-02-12 32.9616 450 2015-02-21 ... more »

Reply to So Eli has 37 SX wins… 11/18/2021 9:30 AM

Yeah, after thinking a little deeper, you are right. 5-10% to catch Carmichael sounds about right. He needs 12 wins to pass Carmichael. He had 3 wins in 2021, 7 in 2020 and 6 in 2019. Obviously, the 2022 season will give us a lot more information about ... more »

Reply to So Eli has 37 SX wins… 11/16/2021 5:09 PM

RV - 90% chance Chad - 60% chance RC - 25% chance

Reply to Who HAVE you lined up against? 11/11/2021 1:37 PM

Were you racing motocross or speedway at Ventura fairgrounds? If motocross, was it a real track or very limited obstacles? 8-10 years ago they were running a few MX races, but the track was very limited. It was like 5 turns and one jump in the middle ... more »

Reply to Who HAVE you lined up against? 11/11/2021 10:59 AM

Mike Metzger showed up at a desert race in my class last year. He destroyed me.

Reply to Supercross likely not going to be on USA after NBCSN is gone 11/4/2021 1:04 PM

Come again?

Reply to Supercross likely not going to be on USA after NBCSN is gone 11/4/2021 12:47 PM

Absolutely. I wonder if it is: a) technically difficult to implement b) Peacock doesn't want to offer that option for some money reason c) They don't know people want it

Reply to Bar dragging 11/4/2021 12:44 PM

How much would that pristine 1974 Elsinore 250 cost to buy today?