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Reply to 58 and still addicted to Motos 2/2/2013 5:22 AM

I am 50, and would love to still be racing. But, the old "responsibilities" thing keeps me from it. I enjoy just riding, but it doesn't compare to blasting off the gate and into the first turn with 20 other guys trying to beat you to it. I have never ... more »

Reply to Hey moto geezers 2/2/2013 4:57 AM

Back then (early 80's), it just had regular square knobs. And yes, it was an extremely stiff tire. Probably heavy too, although I don't remember for sure.

New thread Hey moto geezers 2/1/2013 6:37 PM

Anybody remember a tire called the "terra-flex"? I think it was made by Trellaborg. It had HUGE knobs, like twice the size of other brands. I bought one for my Honda CR250 in about 1981. Unbelievable traction, too much for the 250 really.

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Reply to L&Mc shut down... 1/26/2013 9:40 AM

That figure is absolutely insane. I am not saying it is not true, just that it doesn't make sense. If Honda wants its bikes on the track for promotional purposes, why would they charge such an absurd amount to lease one? These are not "works bikes" which ... more »

Reply to Top 5 SX result predictions after vegas!! 1/16/2013 2:25 PM

Well, since I've been batting 0% so far (I thought Alessi was gonna do well, and I figured Stewart would pull out of Phoenix at the last minute) I may as well have a go at it too. Dungey Canard Barcia Villopoto Reed

Reply to Predictions for Pheonix 1/10/2013 9:33 PM

True dat!

New thread 19 points per round 1/9/2013 7:52 PM

That's my estimate of what Mr. Consistent will average over the course of the season. I think it will be very difficult for anyone to beat that.

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Reply to Stewart surprise 1/9/2013 10:54 AM

I don't believe that he never gets a verdict from his doctors until the last minute. I get the impression that if he found out today that he can't race this weekend, he would not say so until just before the race.

New thread Stewart surprise 1/9/2013 9:44 AM

How many of you would really be surprised if Stewart pulled out of the Phoenix race at the last minute? I have great respect for the dude's riding abilities, but I have never been able to figure out why he wants to keep everything secret. Why not just ... more »

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Reply to Squeaky clean 1/8/2013 9:33 PM

Once in a while, a take-out move is called for. I cheered LOUDLY when Tomac put Wilson on the ground last season.

Reply to Will Millsaps Podium at Pheonix? 1/8/2013 8:51 PM

You can almost hear the "fab four" saying "OK Davi, that win was cool and all. You've had your fun, now get back to the middle of the pack where you belong". I hope he continues to do well.

Reply to Squeaky clean 1/8/2013 6:21 PM

No, I've seen a few, and raced some too. I just appreciate a good clean battle.

New thread Squeaky clean 1/8/2013 6:02 PM

What impressed me the most about Trey and Davi's battle, was the fact that neither of them resorted to dirty racing. A lot of their competitors should take notes. It is possible to go all out without trying to knock others down, or off the track.

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Reply to My thoughts on a crazy night in Anaheim 1/7/2013 9:44 PM

Good idea, about the classes. I was just thinking along similar lines earlier today. There really is no point in limiting the top class to 450cc. If there were no limit on maximum engine size, does anyone think there would be a 600cc entry? And if there ... more »

Reply to Anaheim was completely back asswards 1/7/2013 5:46 PM

Right on! I honestly think Mike is going to surprise a lot of people this year with some great results.

Reply to Wise guys 1/5/2013 4:48 AM

I would think that if any of the geezers of the class get a bad start, that they will be somewhat content to get up to 4th-5th place.

New thread If Dungey were to dominate 1/4/2013 8:47 AM

How long would it be until others had electric start, and air shocks?

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Reply to The Rise - Justin Barcia Heli Shoot 1/1/2013 6:35 PM

Hate to be a wet blanket, but last I checked, cool whips don't win races. Barcia is a great racer, but these type videos bore me.

Reply to your top 3 1/1/2013 5:16 PM

Reed Dungey Villopoto Alessi Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Stewart

Reply to Anahiem winners lists 1/1/2013 5:06 AM

Be kinda cool to see Reed win it this weekend, ten years after he did it the first time. Very few last that long at the top of this sport.