Added reply in a thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/18/2018 10:24 AM

yeah, I figured this would get thrown in. "Let's have them juggle flaming batons while jumping through a hoop on fire." That's irrelevant and not what I'm saying at all. I'm actually saying the opposite: simplify the tracks but make them unique. The ... more »

Added reply in a thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/17/2018 4:53 PM

Perhaps. In the meantime, you have the top 10 guys doing the exact same combo without any variation because honestly, there is no other "faster" alternative. It's back to track design - the jumps/rhythms are spaced so that riders have limited options ... more »

Added reply in a thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/17/2018 4:46 PM

dont disagree about 450s being "too much". However, unless we change the bikes/classes (we can't), we should be really drilling down on the track itself in an attempt to 1. slow down the racing and 2. provide challenges that award the exceptional.

Added reply in a thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/17/2018 4:43 PM

thank you. Point proven. Throw in a random obstacle, and these guys attack it in different ways. As it sits today, it's a video game track creation process with identical obstacles over and over and over again. I miss 2 strokes like many of you, but ... more »

Added reply in a thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/17/2018 3:16 PM

a few years ago the MEC had a section of just 9 (or so) random jumps. The distance between them was pretty tight (abnormal) and it absolutely gave the riders fits. I remember Barcia casing it lap after lap. It took precision and GUTS to take the "fast ... more »

Added reply in a thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/17/2018 3:04 PM

here: 1. Bikes are too fast. 2. Tracks suck. :-)

Started new thread just a whiny topic about 4 strokes and modern racing.... 3/17/2018 2:27 PM

Watching RaceDay Live. I'm sure that this has been said a million times over, but the big beef I see with modern SX racing is 2 things: 1. It absolutely blows to watch the riders figure out the fastest line, and then have them ALL capable of doing it! ... more »

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Added reply in a thread When a national level pro blasts past you, you think? 3/15/2018 12:37 PM

another dumb story: At Howerton's track south of SA that hosted a national one year there was a set of whoops, with a turn, followed by more whoops. This particular section had made me CRAZY as a kid cause I was slow as molasses and I could never figure ... more »

Added reply in a thread When a national level pro blasts past you, you think? 3/15/2018 12:29 PM

ya know, I never post but this topic was interesting. I went to Ponca in about '83 and watched Emig and Button battle on 80s. I had just raced (got 10th) and remember my jaw agape as it was the first time I had ever seen full factory riders going full ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Lives They Lived 2017 1/1/2018 6:14 PM

no, this can't fall off the main page. What a SUPER cool article. I so appreciate the time that it must have taken to put this together. Life is short, people. LIVE IT.

Started new thread Craigslist find..... 9/13/2017 2:15 PM

https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-honda-xr650l-dualsport/6287100909.html I know it's premium-priced, but the writing on the tank did it for me. :-)

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Added reply in a thread What's Happening to our Sport? 5/25/2017 9:14 AM

pffffffft. When we DO get an interview with personality (cough - SEELY - cough) the censors on this site nuke it.

Added reply in a thread NBC Sports Gold - it's Not Magic - But it Ain't Bad 5/22/2017 6:15 AM

I go offline for the day once the races start. Go to www.offroadvideos.org starting later in the evening and the owner posts HD Youtube videos of each moto without spoilers. Stream to your TV. Done. And it's free. Commercial free as well. (It appeared to be a rip ... more »

Added reply in a thread KTM Announcement 5/16/2017 2:12 PM

ya know, he's a guy that we should all hope that our sons emulate. No glamour. No gold plated teeth (like the ballers). No trouble, no fights. Just respect from everyone that bumped into him. And now he walks away as a champ. It's like a fairytale. Kudos ... more »

Added reply in a thread DangerBoy can't be the only one... 5/16/2017 8:05 AM

i remember this video. I also remember that a few months later it was posted up that he died while riding. RIP.

Added reply in a thread Watching the outdoors.... 5/15/2017 2:49 PM

meh - guess I'll just wake up the next day and watch on offroadvideos.org. This is stupid.

Started new thread Watching the outdoors.... 5/15/2017 9:14 AM

I'm sure this has been discussed, but it's lost in other threads. I have Roku. I have MavTV app, which apparently DOES NOT include Motocross. So you get the LucasRacing app - which is $7/mo. But then it moves to NBC Sports, right? Which is free? Or do ... more »

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Added reply in a thread This kid Axel 5/13/2017 5:16 PM

jeez, 4 strokes sound absolutely AWFUL.

Added reply in a thread Thumpertalk post - "source" says Dungey ain't going outdoors. 5/10/2017 12:35 PM

nobody cares about my opinion (and I don't blame them), but: Countless top-tier athletes have retired....only to return. Jordan. Favre. McGrath. Etc. They burn out and then they miss the fire and competition and they return after their bodies heal and ... more »

Added reply in a thread a new trend? (team tactics) 5/7/2017 10:27 AM

agreed. So when Grant is getting passed and historically would have ridden high up the berm so that Dungey can pass, he'll hold his line and stay on the gas to take him out. When confronted, Grant will just say "Hey, I don't have to allow him by without ... more »