Added reply in a thread Nationals Postponed - Again 7/1/2020 3:30 PM

The majority of the USA will end up having contracted covid19 before we get too far along. It may slow down, but it WILL spread just like the common cold does. You cannot stop it. The good news is the majority of the people under 60-65 with healthy immune ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1986 250 Motocross Shootout 6/26/2020 3:28 PM

I raced a 1985 CR125 - skipped the '86. But BOY, when I got that 1987 CR125R - that was an incredible bike. Those forks and that motor....

Added reply in a thread Salt Lake City 7 Supercross - Day Program Bench Racing 6/21/2020 12:15 PM

That was a bonehead ego move on Sextons part.

Added reply in a thread Is this really the deepest field ever? 6/20/2020 9:37 AM

There will always be a few (3-4) riders that can obliterate the rest of the field. This does not say that the other riders are slow, it just shows how incredibly talented a few riders are. Hell, last place in any 450 main would obliterate me in my prime. ... more »

Added reply in a thread “My bike.. so slow” 6/12/2020 1:21 PM

It may be possible that the 87 RM250 was slower. I was racing an 88 CR250, my buddy let me ride his RM250....I gave it back after the first lap. It felt like it had a rag stuffed in the airbox.

Added reply in a thread Seat bounce 6/12/2020 1:14 PM

This is great, we all keep "bouncing" back and forth... The simplest and most accurate explanation is a combo of several things already mentioned. 1. harder than normal acceleration results in higher speed at liftoff 2. rear of bike is compressed further ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seat bounce 6/11/2020 8:31 PM can do the same thing on perfectly flat ground. Go along at a steady speed. Accelerate hard, weight the back of the bike, then chop the throttle as you move up and forward. Done with correct timing your bike will actually leave the ground. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Seat bounce 6/11/2020 8:21 PM

Exactly. By sitting with hard throttle and increased traction which compresses the rear of the bike more,, you actually aim the front of the bike higher and this makes a steeper angle of attack off the face of the jump. You go higher and further.

Added reply in a thread West coast rider apparently didn’t pass covid test 6/10/2020 8:39 AM

Fact is the MAJORITY by far of "covid deaths" are in the 60+ group - and almost HALF of those in that 60+ group are in nursing homes and care facilities, aka "hotspots". Protect the elderly or compromised, let everyone else get back to work. The REAL ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fitness people – is altitude like heat? 6/5/2020 10:27 AM

The problem with heat is that your body needs to cool itself. It does this by shunting more blood to the skin to carry away heat. That leaves less blood in the muscles AND the brain, and hence less oxygen, so you fatigue much faster as heat rises and ... more »

Added reply in a thread how do you improve cardio ? 6/5/2020 10:18 AM

The "Long Slow Distance" effort run is the base builder for sure. I did an initial 8 week cycle of pure LSD to get the base aerobic fitness in before any speedwork. Once you have a base, you need to learn to do those hard/intense/painful runs on a periodic ... more »

Added reply in a thread how do you improve cardio ? 6/5/2020 8:26 AM

Also, swimming. You would be surprised how much of a workout it is! When I was training, a 2 hour pool session made me HUNGRY lol. The first time I was in the pool I was shocked at how much work it was, my arms and shoulders were trashed after 10 minutes. ... more »

Added reply in a thread how do you improve cardio ? 6/5/2020 8:22 AM

Not really 100% accurate. Proper form, proper RUNNING shoes, go a long ways to making running comfortable. Running wrong can indeed hurt you. And unless you have done it and learned it, you are probably running wrong. Done right the impact on your joints ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flipping bikes for side income 6/3/2020 6:37 PM

Well, Pastrana took flipping bikes for profit to a whole new level.

Added reply in a thread How does one go about making a CRF450RX rideable off road? 6/3/2020 2:44 PM

Humidity in South Texas is like riding with a hot wet blanket wrapped around you.

Added reply in a thread 2020 KX 450 - 1 hr put on. Ready to Change oil. Should i run a break in oil? 6/2/2020 3:36 PM

"Easy break in" is a myth. You WANT large throttle openings to create pressure against the rings to make them wear properly to the cross hatched cylinder. You DON"T want to redline it though, and you DON"T want to lug it. Ride it hard, let engine rpm ... more »

Added reply in a thread Dry, slippery track, short lap times, no fans... 6/1/2020 7:39 AM

Some people are just going to bitch. No racing BITCH BITCH BITCH. We get to finish the series, now all of you whiners are going to come out of the woodwork BITCHING about the track, the fans, the dirt, hell, why don't you just turn off the damn TV.

Added reply in a thread Tell Us About Attending Your Very First Outdoor National (or GP) ? 5/22/2020 8:29 AM

1987 San Antonio, Texas. 125cc/500cc Rick Johnson won the 500's that day with Wardy taking second (split moto wins I think), it was HOT and rough. Rick Johnson said they DETUNED his 500 between motos. Local pro Danny Storbeck went 4-9, that dude would ... more »

Added reply in a thread Resumed SX Schedule Details Announced 5/15/2020 8:35 AM

I was one of the ones saying it wasn't going to happen...BUT...I am very, very happy to be wrong! People are sick of this illegal lockdown. Time to stand up for our rights, we did what they wanted, the curve flattened. Time for the politicians to stop ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto Fite Klub 5/12/2020 2:05 PM