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1/5/2021 4:42 AM



Hawkstone International MX
2 hours ago
Bad news sadly....

It is with much sadness and disappointment that Salop Motor Club have to announce the cancellation of the International Motocross scheduled for March 14th at Hawkstone.

The new national lockdown which will run well into February and maybe beyond makes it impossible for us to put the event on, even if restrictions were eased slightly we would still not be allowed the spectators and this event is all about letting them see and meet the top GP stars.

On top of that we have riders travelling from all over Europe and the World, logistically this would be a problem as a lot of countries are in the same situation as us and travelling should be avoided.

For sure we will be back with a bang in 2022 and put a really big event on probably returning to the normal date in February.

As a club all of us are absolutely gutted to have to make this decision but we know it is the right one in the current situation, for now it is essential that we all follow the government guidelines, stay safe and look forward to getting back to some normality in the near future.

Gary Ford
Event Secretary Salop Motor Club
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1/5/2021 4:43 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

Hawkstone International MX
2 hours ago
Bad news sadly....

It is with much sadness and disappointment that Salop Motor Club have to announce the cancellation of the International Motocross scheduled for March 14th at Hawkstone.

The new national lockdown which will run well into February and maybe beyond makes it impossible for us to put the event on, even if restrictions were eased slightly we would still not be allowed the spectators and this event is all about letting them see and meet the top GP stars.

On top of that we have riders travelling from all over Europe and the World, logistically this would be a problem as a lot of countries are in the same situation as us and travelling should be avoided.

For sure we will be back with a bang in 2022 and put a really big event on probably returning to the normal date in February.

As a club all of us are absolutely gutted to have to make this decision but we know it is the right one in the current situation, for now it is essential that we all follow the government guidelines, stay safe and look forward to getting back to some normality in the near future.

Gary Ford
Event Secretary Salop Motor Club

Ugh.

DC
Racer X

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1/5/2021 4:48 AM

Yeah, it sucks

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1/5/2021 4:50 AM

Sadly this is only the start of the cancellations. Europe is getting hit hard by the new strain of the Virus. 21 ain't looking good.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/5/2021 4:54 AM

I figure NYE should peak right about H1

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1/5/2021 5:02 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

I figure NYE should peak right about H1

Man, I hope we get a SX season. Here in SA things are getting worse and I can forsee heavier lockdowns on the horizon.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/5/2021 6:09 AM

Boomslang wrote:

Sadly this is only the start of the cancellations. Europe is getting hit hard by the new strain of the Virus. 21 ain't looking good.

Calm down man its only Jan. 5 still have time to get things under control. Other sports are able to have successful seasons why can't supercross? I know some people like this doom and gloom crap but if we could start having a positive attitude toward things then maybe 2021 will start looking good.

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1/5/2021 6:21 AM

Boomslang wrote:

Sadly this is only the start of the cancellations. Europe is getting hit hard by the new strain of the Virus. 21 ain't looking good.

musrat88 wrote:

Calm down man its only Jan. 5 still have time to get things under control. Other sports are able to have successful seasons why can't supercross? I know some people like this doom and gloom crap but if we could start having a positive attitude toward things then maybe 2021 will start looking good.

I am calm bru....

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/5/2021 7:00 AM

The other sports are tightly controlling traffic and player contact.

That doesn't happen here and not saying they should.

Only saying not comparable.

SLC was total lock down, that worked. Now they're not doing lockdowns. Who knows if it'll work OR if the state or local government will allow it to go on

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1/5/2021 7:10 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

The other sports are tightly controlling traffic and player contact.

That doesn't happen here and not saying they should.

Only saying not comparable.

SLC was total lock down, that worked. Now they're not doing lockdowns. Who knows if it'll work OR if the state or local government will allow it to go on

And a few riders have already tested positive...that trend will probably continue

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1/5/2021 7:16 AM

Boomslang wrote:

Sadly this is only the start of the cancellations. Europe is getting hit hard by the new strain of the Virus. 21 ain't looking good.

musrat88 wrote:

Calm down man its only Jan. 5 still have time to get things under control. Other sports are able to have successful seasons why can't supercross? I know some people like this doom and gloom crap but if we could start having a positive attitude toward things then maybe 2021 will start looking good.

Boomslang wrote:

I am calm bru....

Got to adapt to this B.S and all shoulda been ready for this already.
Sucks big time

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1/5/2021 7:16 AM

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

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1/5/2021 7:20 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

I don't think any rational person has the idea to stop it. The idea is to slow the spread so those who need hospitalization can get it.

It'll be interesting to see how this year plays out. Wish I could hit the fast forward button for just a brief moment.

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1/5/2021 7:29 AM

Did anyone see where the entire NCAA Basketball Tournament (or March Madness) will be played within the state of Indiana? They are doing a sort of "expanded bubble" like the NBA did in Orlando in order to try to thread the needle for a month of games in the Hoosier States, with all of the teams staying in the hotels attached to the Indianapolis Convention Center, which was where all of us motorcycle industry folks stayed every year for the old Indy Trade Show...

DC
Racer X

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1/5/2021 7:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2021 7:50 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

The other sports are tightly controlling traffic and player contact.

That doesn't happen here and not saying they should.

Only saying not comparable.

SLC was total lock down, that worked. Now they're not doing lockdowns. Who knows if it'll work OR if the state or local government will allow it to go on

It looks like some of the other sports could learn something from supercross.

If you are going to do a bubble, do it in an area with no strip clubs.



Just kidding

They do have strip clubs in slc.

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1/5/2021 9:16 AM

EngIceDave wrote:

The other sports are tightly controlling traffic and player contact.

That doesn't happen here and not saying they should.

Only saying not comparable.

SLC was total lock down, that worked. Now they're not doing lockdowns. Who knows if it'll work OR if the state or local government will allow it to go on

JustMX wrote:

It looks like some of the other sports could learn something from supercross.

If you are going to do a bubble, do it in an area with no strip clubs.



Just kidding

They do have strip clubs in slc.

What? Are you CRAZY?!

Coming in here with a sense of humor?

grin

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1/5/2021 9:20 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

You can not stop a virus? Really? Did smallpox and polio “run their course” or did we stop them with a vaccine? This isn’t a flu, and we may be able to reduce the number of deaths until the vaccine can be widely administered. I’m not saying I know which restrictions should or shouldn’t be in place but it seems to me that those who are most confident they have the answers haven’t understood the questions.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

1/5/2021 9:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2021 9:37 AM

Times are bit different nowdays with the current world population around the 7.8 billion mark....a tad more difficult to deal with than back in the day.

The smallpox vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796.

The first polio vaccine was available in the United States in 1955. Thanks to widespread use of polio vaccine, the United States has been polio-free since 1979.

South Africa for example is trying to find funding for the vaccine whilst most of Africa is destitute.

Going to be a while before this mess is fixed up.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/5/2021 9:42 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

MPJC wrote:

You can not stop a virus? Really? Did smallpox and polio “run their course” or did we stop them with a vaccine? This isn’t a flu, and we may be able to reduce the number of deaths until the vaccine can be widely administered. I’m not saying I know which restrictions should or shouldn’t be in place but it seems to me that those who are most confident they have the answers haven’t understood the questions.

With the polio and smallpox vaccine, they actually prevent you from getting it. This "vaccine" only helps your body fight it supposedly and you can still get it and transmit it. Still have to wear masks etc, so help me understand how this is a vaccine?

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1/5/2021 9:45 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

My wife is an ER Nurse and patients are dying so often from COVID that they have a reefer truck out right now for bodies. South Bend Indiana. Please do NOT compare this to the flu. My friends Mom died, she was 55. My Aunt died, she was 57 and decently healthy before (she was a bit overweight). I'll be going to Indy SX, but lets not play this down.

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1/5/2021 9:47 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

MPJC wrote:

You can not stop a virus? Really? Did smallpox and polio “run their course” or did we stop them with a vaccine? This isn’t a flu, and we may be able to reduce the number of deaths until the vaccine can be widely administered. I’m not saying I know which restrictions should or shouldn’t be in place but it seems to me that those who are most confident they have the answers haven’t understood the questions.

8tensolutions wrote:

With the polio and smallpox vaccine, they actually prevent you from getting it. This "vaccine" only helps your body fight it supposedly and you can still get it and transmit it. Still have to wear masks etc, so help me understand how this is a vaccine?

The vaccine injects the proteins that make up COVID so your body fights those (instead of the harder hitting virus) and your body becomes immune. So how is that different from the flu? Well, the flu shot covers wide variates of the flu (and covid strains of flu) but this newest vaccine for COVID only has the single COVID19 strain. It is fighting a single strain instead of many strains, so it's much more effective.

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1/5/2021 9:48 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

MPJC wrote:

You can not stop a virus? Really? Did smallpox and polio “run their course” or did we stop them with a vaccine? This isn’t a flu, and we may be able to reduce the number of deaths until the vaccine can be widely administered. I’m not saying I know which restrictions should or shouldn’t be in place but it seems to me that those who are most confident they have the answers haven’t understood the questions.

8tensolutions wrote:

With the polio and smallpox vaccine, they actually prevent you from getting it. This "vaccine" only helps your body fight it supposedly and you can still get it and transmit it. Still have to wear masks etc, so help me understand how this is a vaccine?

That's a fair point - "vaccine" might not be the best term for it. I take it what we are ultimately concerned with is illness, so if it prevents that, that's a step in the right direction. They haven't actually said that it doesn't prevent transmission, only that it hasn't been proven that it doesn't. I take it that the effects on transmission are yet to be determined.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

1/5/2021 9:54 AM

mxracerjohn250 wrote:

You can not stop a virus!! It is going to have to run its course. We did not cancel life with the flu, and we can not with this either.

I am attending the Daytona 500 and the Daytona SX/RCSX. It is going to be interesting to see the restrictions for the 500. I know they are limiting the number of people in the stands. Not sure about infield camping for the 500.

kNewc wrote:

My wife is an ER Nurse and patients are dying so often from COVID that they have a reefer truck out right now for bodies. South Bend Indiana. Please do NOT compare this to the flu. My friends Mom died, she was 55. My Aunt died, she was 57 and decently healthy before (she was a bit overweight). I'll be going to Indy SX, but lets not play this down.

I'm sorry for your loss. I'm constantly taken aback by the idiotic insensitivity from those who flippantly downplay or joke about Covid when they know (or should know, if not for willful ignorance) that some of the people reading what they say will have lost someone to the disease. If people did that about any other disease, the extreme bad taste of their comments would be obvious.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

1/5/2021 10:04 AM

All this corona cancellation talk stresses me out, I'm headed to the dealer to buy some tires, oil and spare parts so I can keep riding for awhile after the supply chain shuts down again.

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1/5/2021 10:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/5/2021 10:41 AM

It's a bummer about the cancellations. Last I checked, SX/MX were not super-spreader events and as such, if they stick to some sort of health protocol, they'll be fine.

That being said, not sure if any of you are an Epidemiologist or Scientist that have actually studied SARS-CoV-2/ Covid-19 but unless you're speaking from an actual position of expertise, (Sorry - medical professionals don't count because even they can't agree on treatments and their personal opinions tend to cloud their judgement) please stop spreading unconfirmed localized information or theories.

You're just making things worse and adding to the mass hysteria.

Do your research and stop using social media and forums to get your facts. The reason nobody knows what's going on is because everyone thinks they're an expert, they spread what they think is helpful, albeit not true information, and then BAMMM!!! you have an information shit-storm.

And how about we talk about the millions of people that HAVE NOT DIED from Covid-19 instead of discussing the very very small percentage of people who have.

-Rant over...Zaugg OUT!!!

(Disclaimer - I won't be responding to any reply to this post. I've said my piece...like it, hate it, or leave it. Your call.)

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1/5/2021 10:45 AM

Zaugg wrote:

It's a bummer about the cancellations. Last I checked, SX/MX were not super-spreader events and as such, if they stick to some sort of health protocol, they'll be fine.

That being said, not sure if any of you are an Epidemiologist or Scientist that have actually studied SARS-CoV-2/ Covid-19 but unless you're speaking from an actual position of expertise, (Sorry - medical professionals don't count because even they can't agree on treatments and their personal opinions tend to cloud their judgement) please stop spreading unconfirmed localized information or theories.

You're just making things worse and adding to the mass hysteria.

Do your research and stop using social media and forums to get your facts. The reason nobody knows what's going on is because everyone thinks they're an expert, they spread what they think is helpful, albeit not true information, and then BAMMM!!! you have an information shit-storm.

And how about we talk about the millions of people that HAVE NOT DIED from Covid-19 instead of discussing the very very small percentage of people who have.

-Rant over...Zaugg OUT!!!

(Disclaimer - I won't be responding to any reply to this post. I've said my piece...like it, hate it, or leave it. Your call.)

Yes Your Honor, my client committed this murder, but why aren’t we talking about THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HE HASN’T KILLED?

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

1/5/2021 12:43 PM

LungButter wrote:

All this corona cancellation talk stresses me out, I'm headed to the dealer to buy some tires, oil and spare parts so I can keep riding for awhile after the supply chain shuts down again.

I'm back, I got:

1 Front Tire
2 Rear Tires
O-Ring Chain
2 Spare Masterlinks
Air Filter Oil
Engine Ice *Seemed right since EID essentially inspired this panic run
2 Oil Filters
New Rim Locks F&R
Front Brake Pads

I'm sure nobody cares but it's about as relevant as some of the other posts in this thread tongue

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1/5/2021 12:57 PM

We've been hit hard again in the UK by a new strain of the virus and are in our 3rd national lockdown. No racing for a minimum of 6 weeks now. I really hope this doesn't make its way over to you guys in the US as it will likely have an effect on the sx and mx seasons ahead. Can't wait for this nightmare to be over and get back to riding again

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UK Vet rider - 2020 KX450

1/5/2021 12:58 PM

LungButter wrote:

All this corona cancellation talk stresses me out, I'm headed to the dealer to buy some tires, oil and spare parts so I can keep riding for awhile after the supply chain shuts down again.

LungButter wrote:

I'm back, I got:

1 Front Tire
2 Rear Tires
O-Ring Chain
2 Spare Masterlinks
Air Filter Oil
Engine Ice *Seemed right since EID essentially inspired this panic run
2 Oil Filters
New Rim Locks F&R
Front Brake Pads

I'm sure nobody cares but it's about as relevant as some of the other posts in this thread tongue

I know how to inspire panic buying.

You get TP and Lysol too?

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1/5/2021 1:02 PM

EngIceDave wrote:

I know how to inspire panic buying.

You get TP and Lysol too?

Duh

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