Added reply in a thread Transitioning to electric bikes. 4/12/2021 5:56 AM

I have a Freeride E-XC, and while yes, I agree, it's not completely "there" yet, one ride tells you E-technology is damn close. I've let everyone from total beginners to pro-level guys ride it, and I've yet to have one of them come back and say, "Man, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Silly Season... 2022 ! 4/7/2021 5:41 AM

When Suzuki let DeCoster go in 1980, after he had made them a dominant force in the sport and had developed the RMs and had sold them thousands upon thousands of bikes, any illusions we had about loyalty in the sport were blown up into little tiny bits. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Racer X | Chad Reed's New Public Track 3/29/2021 5:58 AM

Sure is nice to see an area of the country that is embracing tracks and expanding their potential, as opposed to an area of the country that seems obsessed with restricting them and even shutting them down. One has to wonder if, at some point, the southeastern ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tomac Speaks Track Reform 3/27/2021 6:53 AM

You can all just call me, "Mister Broken Record," I suppose. It ain't the whoops, it ain't the corners, it ain't the tracks, and it ain't the riders - NO NO NO - it's the BIKES. When even the guys in the LCQ can quad a rhythm section immediately out ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tomac Speaks Track Reform 3/26/2021 5:14 AM

I agree on principal, but I think it should be 200cc and 350cc. That, plus reducing the weight limit by ten pounds, would be exactly what the sport needs. This change would also alter the way the riders negotiate track obstacles, thereby making that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Who owns JT Racing now? They've gone completely sh*t for brains with their new website and gear. 3/24/2021 5:28 AM

BRILLIANT! I'll take a half-dozen for myself and a few hundred thousand more for all my friends who live in the other 49 States but, like me, all WISH we had been born, raised, and could somehow still reside in, sunny, glorious, Cali.* *Sarcasm alert. ... more »

Added reply in a thread For Sale: Bamland 3/24/2021 5:08 AM

I'm crazy and old, I know, but I remember when motocross tracks were built around and among these things called "trees." They were beautiful and majestic, and sometimes you could even feel a cooling bit of shade when the track went underneath one. There ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 KTM 250SXF Reliability? 3/22/2021 6:41 AM

One other thing I'll add: Normally I only keep a new bike around for a year, as I usually want something new and I usually get it. My '18 experience has been completely different, as I have no interest in selling it. I've ridden newer bikes and the '18 ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 KTM 250SXF Reliability? 3/22/2021 5:42 AM

I had a 2016 YZ250F and now have a 2018 250SXF - and I much prefer the KTM. It feels smaller, more compact, lighter, and more nimble - almost like an 85 - and I like that feeling (some don't, I know). The Yamaha seemed like it was ten feet long to me, ... more »

Added reply in a thread IDEA TO GROW OUR SPORT: Big Celebrity Pit Bike Race 3/19/2021 5:27 AM

I must have missed the "breaking news," so please someone, if you wouldn't mind, tell me when celebrities once again became interesting.

Added reply in a thread Is KTM bad at developing talent? 3/18/2021 5:11 AM

That Ferrandis comment needs its own thread.

Added reply in a thread Arlington 2 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 3/16/2021 7:41 PM

Thanks!

Added reply in a thread Arlington 2 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 3/16/2021 7:39 PM

Top 5 running order?

Added reply in a thread If I were Ken’s sport psychologist... 3/11/2021 5:50 AM

It was just last year, I believe, during one of the outdoor nationals, when Roczen blew past Webb coming around an uphill corner so quickly, it almost seemed like an altered video. Webb has NEVER passed Roczen this way, nor will he, because he doesn't ... more »

Added reply in a thread ‘The umpteenth death sting to our sport’ – Stefan Everts 2/19/2021 6:15 AM

It's one thing for all newer cars to be electric, quite another to "outlaw" all the ICE vehicles already produced. Once the last of the ICE vehicles are built, it will be another 50 years, at least, before they're all off the road. Soon - 2080 maybe? ... more »

Added reply in a thread Florida news station issues warning 2/9/2021 6:08 AM

I suppose that all depends on whether or not you'd rather race a dirt bike for a living than do what you presently do. Me, I'm good, so I guess my left nut gets to stay put.

Added reply in a thread We need a real 250 SX Championship! 1/31/2021 6:41 AM

Quite often, the 250s set as fast, or faster, lap times than the 450s. If we had two pro classes, we could end it with a phenomenal split-start championship race where the "Champion's Champion" could be decided. That would be off-the-hook. Let's face ... more »

Added reply in a thread Oblivious Deano roadblocks Roczen, but at least he's sorry 1/25/2021 6:23 PM

^^^^^ THIS! If nothing else, this pithy comment certainly points out a potential recurring problem on these really short tracks: if Deano was lapping people TOO, how was he supposed to know the blue flag was for HIM? That is one helluva conundrum.

Added reply in a thread Pete Fox new company 1/18/2021 3:50 PM

So, um, if the Fox's eyes are on both sides of the crotch of those pants (and they are), and the long nose of the fox would have to be between those two eyes (and it would).............. wouldn't that mean the Fox's nose would be your, um, unit? For ... more »

Added reply in a thread Orange KTM White KTM Red KTM ! 1/18/2021 3:15 PM

And a few years back, a Suzuki RMZ250F was actually just a yellow Kawasaki KX250F. Or maybe it was the other way around, I can't remember. But never mind that, those Japanese bikes are what any normal American should both ride and admire, whereas those ... more »