Added reply in a thread Bike Sales Question 6/14/2019 4:38 AM

I think shootouts and reviews are most important for the first sale. However, one thing I didn't see mentioned was just brand loyalty. How many guys do you know that just keep buying red, or blue, or green, or orange regardless of what reviews say or ... more »

Added reply in a thread Start race with one bike and finish on another. Would this be legal? 6/11/2019 5:00 AM

I think he should have been given a dnf. Riders make unintentional mistakes at every race that put them out of contention. This is no different. If you make a mistake, go down, and put yourself out of a race, it doesn't matter if you go 1,1 in the next ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any chance we can rally around Broc Tickle???? 4/4/2019 9:26 AM

Ha. Which country do you live in? In the US it is not unusual for it to take 2-3 years before you get a trial, or more likely a final plea deal.

Added reply in a thread Updated: Just heard the neck brace study segment on Pulp 3/28/2019 12:00 PM

That is possible, but what is the probability that consistently over a 10 year period with somewhere around 9000 crashes, the riders not wearing neck braces would consistently have more severe crashes?

Added reply in a thread Updated: Just heard the neck brace study segment on Pulp 3/28/2019 11:10 AM

Your first paragraph makes no sense. What value is there in looking at the rate of injury in people who don't have a crash? That is like saying a study about the effectiveness of a cancer treatment medication is not valid because it doesn't include data ... more »

Added reply in a thread Updated: Just heard the neck brace study segment on Pulp 3/28/2019 5:54 AM

It looked like that EMS service covers a lot of LL qualifiers and other races where there is a high number of youth riders. From what I see at the track there is a much higher percentage of youth riders who wear neck braces, so maybe that is skewing ... more »

Added reply in a thread Updated: Just heard the neck brace study segment on Pulp 3/28/2019 5:42 AM

The study is short, and has all the numbers clearly explained. They didn't look at all riders, They looked at every crashed rider EMS had to evaluate over a 10 year period.

Added reply in a thread Updated: Just heard the neck brace study segment on Pulp 3/28/2019 5:37 AM

You are just making up numbers. Why don't you just use the numbers in the study?

Added reply in a thread Updated: Just heard the neck brace study segment on Pulp 3/28/2019 5:04 AM

I don't think you are looking at the data correctly. First of all, both riders with a neck brace, and without a neck brace who crashed and walked away were not included in the study. This is impossible data to collect, and would be impossible to evaluate. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why is everyone so “against” ebikes? 3/25/2019 10:43 AM

What good is a silent, non-CO emitting bike when you have 50 generators droning on in the parking lot to charge the batteries? Also, there is a huge number of riders that are out riding trails, not an mx track. The bikes are not practical if your idea ... more »

Added reply in a thread Atlanta sx question 2/12/2019 5:51 AM

I think they are calling the pit party the "fanfest" this year. For Atlanta they say "FanFest will be held outside in the Home Depot Backyard...Come Join the Fun!". This is right outside the stadium. I do not know if that means the pits will not be open, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Deegan Vs DiFrancesco. The winner was........... 2/12/2019 5:40 AM

Schoolboy I is a large, competitive class and one of the most fun to watch. Lack of a viable 125 class is not the reason they don't move up.

Added reply in a thread How do we keep amateur racing amateur? 2/1/2019 8:05 AM

I agree. Some people had mentioned previously they should just run stock bikes only as a way of decreasing costs and leveling the playing field.

Added reply in a thread How do we keep amateur racing amateur? 2/1/2019 6:21 AM

Our sport is so small that we don't really have the numbers to fully separate out the upcoming superstars from the weekend warrior. Personally I think that is OK, and kind of cool when you think about it. If some family wants to go all in with fully ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rider look-alike thread..... 1/31/2019 12:48 PM

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Added reply in a thread How do we keep amateur racing amateur? 1/30/2019 7:01 AM

1. Claiming rule: the problem with the current claiming rule is not necessarily that it is taboo, it is that more than one person can claim a bike. make it so the first person to claim a bike gets it. That way the friends or other teams with a huge investment ... more »

Added reply in a thread PRE - INTRA - POST riding/training supplements 1/18/2019 12:00 PM

Rockstar before, Monster during, and Red bull after, bro.

Added reply in a thread Nico Izzi in trouble in Arkansas now... 9/20/2018 5:04 AM

You are wrong. 99% of people have taken opioid pain killers when they needed it for severe pain. They got great relief of their pain and stopped taking them when they didn't need to any more. So 99% of us know exactly what they do to you. It is actually ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should Loretta’s have a C class 6/1/2018 11:02 AM

The purpose of a class structure is so riders of similar skill, age, etc, riding similar sized bikes are grouped together to make the racing more competitive and safe. If you are a purist who wants only the very best to be named national champion, then ... more »