Added reply in a thread The REAL reason Marvin isn’t (more) widely respected 3/25/2019 9:28 AM

It's ok that we have different opinions, but I don't think you can reasonably dispute the facts. I also have no clue how travel is relevant or what you're implying? I've been around a fair amount, but never to France. I have, however, heard great things ... more »

Added reply in a thread The REAL reason Marvin isn’t (more) widely respected 3/25/2019 8:54 AM

Why do I think he did it? Let's take him at his word when he said that he just got caught up in the heat of the moment leading the race and slowed, but still jumped. He said so himself, a few times. That was all good. He made a mistake and paid for it

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Added reply in a thread The REAL reason Marvin isn’t (more) widely respected 3/25/2019 8:01 AM

I didn’t start the thread to campaign against Marvin. Again, I have a ton of respect for him and would be a bigger fan if he’d quit giving weak excuses like he always does. Just own the things you do and don’t add asterisks after the fact. As for those ... more »

Added reply in a thread The REAL reason Marvin isn’t (more) widely respected 3/24/2019 9:35 PM

I think he did, too, and I completely understand that. Again, having a bit of a brain fart is entirely consistent with his original interviews. What I have a problem with is him now saying he didn’t “realize” there was a Red Cross flag. Bullshit. And ... more »

Added reply in a thread The REAL reason Marvin isn’t (more) widely respected 3/24/2019 9:04 PM

Of course he takes responsibility for it - who else would? But saying he takes responsibility for it while also (now) claiming he didn’t see the flag is consistent with his past less-than-truthful answers. Simply put, I don’t believe him. He didn’t mention ... more »

Started new thread The REAL reason Marvin isn’t (more) widely respected 3/24/2019 8:45 PM

Ok, so it’s a click-baity thread title. I DO respect Marvin’s talent and think he is one of the smoothest riders out there. I think he comes across as a genuinely nice guy, and believe that to be the case. Further, I have tremendous respect for those

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Added reply in a thread Seattle SX - Night Show Bench Racing 3/23/2019 9:55 PM

I didn’t see it, but he probably didn’t mean to.

Added reply in a thread Seattle SX - Night Show Bench Racing 3/23/2019 8:52 PM

Both McGrath’s the Science of SX segment and Daniel’s on-track segment afterwards were about inside vs outside line choices. Glad to have both of you guys on Vital; which way did you vote in the poll?

Added reply in a thread A few things about Cooper's wild ride and officiating... 3/20/2019 8:12 AM

Easy, and it’s already been mentioned 50 different ways and in a few different pictures: Webb ended up a few feet further inside the corner (and inside of ET) than he should have been had he not accidentally cut the corner. That IS an advantage.

Added reply in a thread A few things about Cooper's wild ride and officiating... 3/19/2019 12:37 PM

Speaking for myself here: I’m not bitching about Webb’s cross rut or save - the latter was an amazing display of skill and I’m blown away that he managed to stop and turn the bike as quickly as he did. Impressive stuff. He’s been impressive all year ... more »

Added reply in a thread A few things about Cooper's wild ride and officiating... 3/18/2019 8:01 PM

Interesting to hear that they DO now have a panel of reviewers instead of just Gallagher. Even more interesting that they still consider intent, which isn’t mentioned in the rulebook, as far as I know. Of course Webb didn’t intend to land where he did. ... more »

Added reply in a thread JS7 made his first IG post in almost 2 years...here it is 3/18/2019 6:08 AM

Cmon man, I don’t buy into the helmet announcement guess, but I still thought the reference was hilarious. Either way, I’m anxiously tuning in with my decoder ring on the 29th.

Added reply in a thread Does Gallagher Penalize Webb? 3/17/2019 4:24 PM

Foot firmly in mouth. I didn’t intend to mess up, though, and that’s all that matters. I still think anyone that understands what an inside pass in a bowl corner is could figure out what I was saying, though.

Added reply in a thread Does Gallagher Penalize Webb? 3/17/2019 2:13 PM

Could you really not figure out what I meant? Insert “it” where you think it should go. And no that’s not a snarky, childish response like yours; it is instructions to help you make sense of my typo.

Added reply in a thread Does Gallagher Penalize Webb? 3/17/2019 12:13 PM

Cool picture! Crazy how polarizing this issue has been. The simple question is: in general, when making an inside pass in a bowl corner, is a good or bad thing to get as far inside as possible? I think most of us would agree that the answer is yes.

Added reply in a thread Does Gallagher Penalize Webb? 3/17/2019 9:54 AM

Shocker that the other thread was clipped. The concept of a rider making a mistake, benefiting from it and being penalized for it is not beyond dumb, and I’m not crazy. I’m just a fan of enforcing the rules; this is a professional sport. Full disclosure, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does Gallagher Penalize Webb? 3/17/2019 6:28 AM

Very first reply and the very first name called. much ty. Yes, Tomac got dropped, but that’s irrelevant.

Started new thread Does Gallagher Penalize Webb? 3/17/2019 6:00 AM

Still not sure why the other thread got flushed (unless some posts were clipped that I couldn’t see, which is entirely plausible), but I’d like to see this topic NOT go away until it’s addressed by the AMA. So, avoid the name calling and keep this out ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Webb’s pass on Tomac = Penalised 3/17/2019 5:36 AM

Seriously, why did this get buried? Is Decoster a secret moderator on here? I saw GuyBs warning thread in the main forum and noticed this thread was gone. I figured this thing got more sideways than Webb when he cut the track, but that doesn’t appear ... more »

Added reply in a thread Webb’s pass on Tomac = Penalised 3/16/2019 8:32 PM

The AMA doesn’t penalize guys for accidents - guys go off track all the time and nothing happens. Penalties come into play when the accident results in you gaining an advantage. You realize how unfair that is to the other racers that didn’t mess up and ... more »