Added a comment about feature Riding Trials = Better At Motocross? 8/4/2020 12:40 PM
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Ask Roger DeCoster about riding trials ( 2 time Belgian trials champ, as I recall ). If anyone can shed light on trials effect on moto, it would be "The Man".

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Added a comment about news blog Monster Energy Supercross Returns! 5/15/2020 10:22 AM
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SX/MX have never been truly successful in Utah. It is a beautiful state, the best street bike roads in the nation (IMHO), but for SX/MX at the pro level...not so much. The dirt in Utah is not the greatest ( especially when wet ), although the Utah Sports Commission takes great pride in their efforts. Lets hope for the best.

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Liked a comment on the item Monster Energy Supercross Returns! 5/15/2020 10:19 AM

why utah and not glendale?

Added a comment about feature @PING 11/8/2019 10:50 AM
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Nice to see you pop up at Vital MX. You are an icon to many fans that appreciate your slant on things, as this world never has enough smartasses.

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Added a comment about feature Cooksey Straight To The Point: Kawasaki, MXoN, and Patriotism 8/14/2019 8:11 AM
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At first I was upset about Kawi opting out of the MXDN, but after considering how Luongo and his son have decimated the World Championships ( no show up money, exorbitant license fees, leaning on OEMs to fund...everything ), I have to agree that perhaps the time has come to halt this cash cow so riders and OEMs can afford to offer the best show possible. I have no issue with the Luongos making money...but to run the series of the backs of the very riders that make it viable is pitiful. $750k per event licensing fee is plenty, apart from the streaming rights, memorabilia sales, etc...and that's just at a regular MXGP event. The MXDN jacks up prices even more, and still leaves out show up money, support, etc . Help the riders...or sell out to someone who actually gives a shit about the future of MX.

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Liked a comment on the item Justin Cooper: "Getting my first win, that'd be nice..." 6/3/2019 6:37 AM

This is the second interview I've hard him say 'get the red plate'. He came in 6 points down and they both scored 47 points today. Is he seriously hoping they'd dock him multiple positions and points for a racing incident? Like others have said in other forums, AC followed...more

Added a comment about feature Cooksey Straight To The Point: Tripping Over Money, Glen Helen vs. MX Sports 5/31/2019 7:48 AM
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Unfortunately there is a history of friction between the owners of Glen Helen and Davey Coombs Sr. going back a ways. DC Jr. has made some headway into repairing that relationship between GH and MX Sports, but the owners of GH want to make sure that they can hold a profitable event, which makes sense. The rumors are that GH is "unreasonable"...but perhaps an open dialogue is difficult based on past history. MX Sports announced this season that Pala/Fox would now be the "home" of Cali MX, which we can only hope is empty hype. Pala is a nice facility, but it isn't GH by a long shot. As dedicated fans, let us hope that the owners of GH and DC Jr. can meet is some neutral space and hammer out a long term solution to this impasse. GH holding a charity event on the day of the Pala national did not gut attendance at Pala/Fox, but rather the low attendance is evidence that fans don't feel as dedicated to Pala/Fox as MX Sports would like. C'mon guys...let's put some salve on this wound and move forward...together.

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Liked a comment on the item Cooksey Straight To The Point: Tripping Over Money, Glen Helen vs. MX Sports 5/31/2019 7:39 AM

Even if I were in California, I wouldn't go to Pala for a national. You mention it was easy to get in and out. OK...unsurprising, as you report the attendance was roughly half of what it should be. Truthfully,. I don't like the layout, I find the spectator areas...more

Added a comment about feature Good, Bad, 'n Ugly: Denver 4/16/2019 6:48 AM
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The shift from last season's broadcasts to this one is markedly declined this season. Starting with the broadcast "team", RC has mostly slugged along with his limited vocabulary and ingrained biases, and his boothmate is as stale as he has been for a few seasons ( where's Emig or KDub? ). The real injustice is with the broadcast itself. Following fifth and sixth place riders ( and worse ), no follow ups on crashed riders and DNFs, and showing the "highlight of the race"...when the main is only three laps into the race. Pretty lame showing by the NBC broadcast team overall. They need to hire some of the folks that managed things prior to this season.

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Liked a comment on the item Good, Bad, 'n Ugly: Denver 4/16/2019 6:41 AM

Agree with the last part of the article. The amount of shit that the broadcasters have missed this year is terrible, something needs to change next year. Ever since Emig left it has went downhill quick.

Added a comment about feature John Gallagher | The Inside Line Podcast 4/12/2019 12:43 PM
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OK...So John Gallagher, as listed by his own self promotional resume, has officiated at some of the most seminal events in our sport. He appears to be the most experienced official in our sport ( in the USA, at least ), and he notes many instances of things going right ( in this season, Musquin jumping on the red flag, the Barcia corner incident, etc ). What didn't even garner a mention was the FIM intervention into drug testing and how unfair it appears to at least two riders in particular. No hearing as yet on Broc Tickle? WTF? Does Mr. Gallagher even have any weight to pull within the current FIM structure? The idea of "we're making these decisions with regards to what's best for the sport and also what's best for the paddock" does not address sticking to the rules, and, in fact, leaves one to see things addressed as controversies always have been ( i.e. behind the scenes ). When do the rules account for abject fairness being violated as in the Broc Tickle affair? I'm sure that Mr. Gallagher is a good man, and a great official, but this interview does leave some reasonable gaps for some.

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Liked a comment on the item John Gallagher | The Inside Line Podcast 4/12/2019 11:50 AM

Is it possible to get a Q and A with him?

Liked a comment on the item John Gallagher | The Inside Line Podcast 4/12/2019 11:49 AM

Good interview Steve. John's line about "we're making these decisions with regards to what's best for the sport and also what's best for the paddock" is a bit unsettling. IMO, it should be "we're making these decisions based on what's in the rulebook." If the rulebook needs adjusting to make it better...more

Added reply in a thread Arlington SX - Night Show Bench Racing 2/18/2019 1:30 PM

I can't be the only person who feels that Ricky should be announcing Goofy Golf instead of SX. The guy is a legend, a true champion...and a sucky SX announcer. Sorry dude....David Bailey, Fro, Kevin Windham, or just about anybody would be more entertaining ... more »

Added a comment about press release More Back Surgery Required for Jeremy Martin, Will Miss 2019 Season 12/18/2018 8:10 AM
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A tough break for a great athlete. Still, kudos to his team for resigning him and staying by him through what will be a tough year ahead.

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Added a comment about video RAW: Dean Wilson on a Husqvarna TC 250 12/17/2018 1:53 PM

He runs that bike like it was a 125! Why someone hasn't signed him to a factory deal yet yet is perplexing...but he'll get picked up by A2 at the latest. His PR value is just as high as his unreal riding skills.

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Liked a comment on the item RAW: Dean Wilson on a Husqvarna TC 250 12/17/2018 1:52 PM

Unreal!

Added a comment about feature Roger DeCoster | The Inside Line Podcast 9/17/2018 11:12 AM
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As I was getting into moto in 1975, The Man set the standard for technical interest in the bike itself, a strict diet and training sequence ( unheard of at that time in the USA ), and always a respect for his fellow competitors. He is a true legend not only as a rider, but also in how he meticulously prepared himself and his machinery. Never a prima donna, he always carried himself in the manner a World Champion would be expected to.

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Liked a comment on the item Roger DeCoster | The Inside Line Podcast 9/17/2018 11:05 AM

RD was a hero growing up..all moto and going strong.
cool pic ..Pit,Ryan,RD..vital all moto..cool

Liked a comment on the item 2019 Silly Season, Round 1 9/10/2018 7:28 AM

What about Covington? He's on Husky as well...