Brian Myerscough Podcast on Racer X

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11/22/2019 6:36 AM

Just listened to it last night start to finish, I usually don't do that. It's an excellent listen with a very talented man, he happens to be very humble too. I remember seeing him in the pages of MXA all the time. I've always been a fan of his, even more after I listened to him for an hour. Give it a listen, well worth the time.

https://racerxonline.com/2019/11/20/fly-racing-racer-x-podcast-brian-myerscough

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11/22/2019 7:05 AM

I listen to that yesterday also. I learned a lot about him I didn't know. Tough life. Glad he came through it.

I was living in Phoenix in 1980 and I was 23. My brother-in-law and I drove to So Cal with our bikes to go to the Carlsbad GP (that's another great story). We left a day early so we could go ride at Saddleback on the Friday before the GP. When we got there about 8:00 in the morning there was nobody there. We parked and went out and rode the track by ourselves. When we came back in after a couple quick rides, we were sitting there and I saw a truck coming into the park. When it got closer I realized it was a Suzuki factory box van. They pulled up 100 or so feet from us. I was so excited as I didn't know who it was. Finally they got out and it was Brian Myerscough and his mechanic Chris Haines. When they opened up the box van we went over to look. Chris rolled out a brand knew Suzuki RH250 Full Floater. It was the first time for Brian to ride the bike as he was a 125 specialist. We introduced ourselves and talked for a little bit while Chris prepped the bike and Brian got dressed. He spun a few laps (Saddleback was dry, hard, slick and bumpy). After a few rides he had a big crash. We ran over to him and lucky he was ok just had a raspberry from his wrist to his elbow. It was gnarly. Brian was there getting the bike set up for him as he was going to ride the 250 support class at the GP. As you know the GP was amazing with Marty Moats winning both motos in the 500 GP and becoming the first American to do so. But what was also really cool for me was that Brian won the support class on that factory Suzuki. It was probably the best weekend of my life.

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11/22/2019 8:01 AM

Steve for sure had to tug alittle to get info out of him at first, but you could tell he got better after a little bit. It was a good podcast, and you could tell he really seems like a genuine guy. Good stuff. In my opinion, Steve's stuff is the best out there.

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11/22/2019 8:57 AM

I only listen to about 1 - 2 podcasts a year. Just never been into them. But I'll be listening to this one. Brian was always one of my favorite underdogs out there......and man , that dude could haul the freakin' mail!

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11/22/2019 9:01 AM

I only have 1 pro jersey and this is it.
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11/22/2019 9:09 AM

Loads of natural talent and always looked so cool.

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11/22/2019 9:15 AM

Similar story Mumbles. I remember Brian coming to my local practice track, which was nothing more than a course laid out in a field near a sewage treatment plant here in Westfield MA. The one thing it had going for it was that it was rough and sandy, which was perfect as that weekend would be the Southwick National. I was an 80cc novice at the time. I can so clearly recall Brian just flying around the track almost like he was levitating. He looked as though he wasn't even hitting any bumps at all he was so smooth. There were other pros there, both local and national, but nobody I ever saw ride there looked like that.

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11/22/2019 9:46 AM

yzvet426 wrote:

I only have 1 pro jersey and this is it.
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That's one I'd certainly like to have! Don't ever part with that piece of Moto history...

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11/22/2019 10:30 AM

Really cool story Mumbles. Here's the CN win ad from Brian's 250 Support win, which shows how big of a deal even the support class was at that point of the USGP...

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11/22/2019 11:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2019 7:02 PM

Wow ..mind blowing..never listened to a podcast...I get it.. much easier than writing..

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11/22/2019 11:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2019 6:15 PM

That was a great podcast by Steve and yes I agree at first Brian might have seemed a little uncomfortable with the interview but as it went on he opened up more.

It was great to hear him tell his side of the story and like many others I knew of his sickness but did not realize it was caused by overtraining back then.

He was such a natural talent and was smooth as butter his gear was always top notch and him and Jeff Jennings were style Kings in Southern Cal.

I dig that picture above check out his wrist it's just pegged WFO!

Not many youngsters might not know this but Suzuki once ruled the Motocross World and those two Riders were part of that era.

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11/22/2019 1:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2019 1:22 PM

I remember following Brian in Mini Cycle magazine when I was a pup. Him and Jeff Ward.
I was at that 1986 Hollister race where Brian and Micky Diamond were going at it on 125's. On the last lap just before the finish Diamond jumped into this elevator shaft jump and flew from the top all the way to the bottom of it and hit hard going after Brian. I've never seen anyone do that before or since. It's a big G out if you do what Micky did. Brian help him off though!

Fun to listen to...

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11/22/2019 1:46 PM

Good listen for sure. As a kid I always wanted to know more about his health struggles. Seems like maybe he was a victim of just doing too much, too hard, too young and that final nail in the coffin was going to train in Texas with Howerton, who was an animal.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

11/22/2019 1:47 PM

He sure looked good on a bike

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11/22/2019 4:37 PM
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11/22/2019 7:06 PM

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11/22/2019 7:10 PM

yzvet426 wrote:

I only have 1 pro jersey and this is it.
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Im not sure I’ve ever seen an R&D Jersey. Very cool. I ran their pipe on my 1980 RM80.

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11/22/2019 7:45 PM

One of my all time favorite riders. I was lucky enough to race with him at Saddleback. He was so fast and smooth it was unreal. Now when I said race with him in all truth I started with him. The truth hurts. Lol

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11/22/2019 8:12 PM

My favorite was him mentioning the hardest track he ever raced, Sandy Oaks in Keithsburg, IL. My home track that I ride the most!

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11/22/2019 11:13 PM

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11/22/2019 11:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2019 11:27 PM

On this day Brian Myerscough was the fastest 250 rider in the world at the Unadilla USGP.

As he said in the podcast he went by some real fast European Riders, caught and passed David Bailey. He was gapping him when he hit the proverbial wall with two laps to go but he still managed to be on the podium.
He did this on a Team Tamm Honda support ride as he was no longer a factory rider.

How different things might have been for his career if he would have held on to that lead....

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11/23/2019 12:11 AM

In '93, maybe '94, I was taking my racing very serious, riding the INT classes at all the So Cal CMC/GFI races etc.. I was at GH late one Thursday getting my practice in. The national was coming up and they had built a new BIG double on the straightaway that headed into the 180 horseshoe turn at the far end of the track. After one of my motos, I pulled over next to this big double to see if anyone was jumping it. This double was really big, not far out of a corner, and while you didn't have to jump it, it was for sure faster, andI knew if there was a Golden State that weekend, the fast INT's and pros would be jumping it. So I pulled over to see if anyone had the stones to send it, and how they were getting over it. After 10 minutes or so, no one went for it. This made me feel a bit better because I hadn't worked up the courage to try it. Just then, as I'm watching, some goon comes by on a CR250. I say goon because the dude was wearing Vans, 90's era crazy print workout pants, you know the ones dudes rolled up at the bottom, a t-shirt, Shoei VFX, and a pair of shades. Guy comes by like, braaap, braaap, - cruising along. I see his get up and think "I don't care if you're a newbie/beginner, you need the proper gear". So dude rolls over the double, putts through the 180 turn, and heads back by me heading back the other way. The whole time I'm eyeballing the dude thinking "WTF?" He notices me watching him and looks my way. Me being the super fast cocky so cal intermediate bad ass that I thought I was then, I give him the arms extended out at my sides "WTF you doing goon?" look. Dude just turns his head back and continues on with lap. About 2 minutes later, here comes Mr. Work out pants. This time he's PINNED!! Rails the burm BBRRAAPPP!, sends the BIG double,BBRRAAPP! gets perfect down side, BBRRAAPP!!! sweeps out wide, laaaays the CR into the 180 turn, BBRRAAAPP, drags bar, massive roost, BBRRAAPP! then comes wheeling out of the corner carrying about 10mph more than anyone all day like a complete stallion!! I can't believe my eyes!! He gets about 50 feet out of the corner and rolls off the gas, he then proceeds to extend his arms out at his sides and looks at me like "WTF YOU doing goon!!!". LOL!! I felt about 3 inches tall. On my way back to the truck, I happened to see Mr. Workout pants in the pits giving his buddy his bike back, it was Brian Myerscough. I actually got to ride with Brian for a day a few years before this with a mutual friend. He was a genuinely cool, fun guy, who absolutely shredded. Dude was a mega talent for sure!! Great podcast too. And no, I never jumped that double. hahaha

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11/23/2019 6:38 AM

Some great pictures in here. Really enjoying them!

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2015 Husqvarna FE501s
2020 KTM 250xc
2019 Yamaha YZ250F

11/23/2019 4:28 PM

Some great stories, and excellent pictures here!

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11/23/2019 4:47 PM

chuckie108 wrote:

In '93, maybe '94, I was taking my racing very serious, riding the INT classes at all the So Cal CMC/GFI races etc.. I was at ...more

Love stories like this!

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11/23/2019 5:12 PM

G-man wrote: Photo

Thanks man. What an awesome photo. The good ole days! Can you imagine being allowed to stand that close to the track nowadays?

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11/23/2019 8:45 PM

Saddleback National

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11/23/2019 10:59 PM

Didn't he lay waste to Hannah's win streak at Saddleback? I once worked at a long gone aftermarket hop-up shop in Huntington Beach, called SD Racing; The owner, Steve Dobernic did Myerscough's motor work when he was making an attempted career comeback racing the Goldenstate series...I remember assembling his bike. In fact, Dobernic also did motor work for Bobby Moore before he went to Europe in the day...I assembled one of his bikes as well.

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11/24/2019 11:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/24/2019 11:06 AM

oldblood wrote:

From the well worn pages of mxa: Photo

Of topic a tiny bit but that bike - the 1977 YZ80D, was the first 2 stroke I ever rode. I was on a XR75 and this guy living near me got one of those. I thought the XR75's were the bomb. I could NOT believe how much faster that YZ80 was. I was shocked!

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11/24/2019 1:22 PM

oldblood wrote:

From the well worn pages of mxa: Photo

PTshox wrote:

Of topic a tiny bit but that bike - the 1977 YZ80D, was the first 2 stroke I ever rode. I was on a XR75 and this guy living ...more

Many of my friends had 77 YZ and RM80s and XR75s, it took a while to make it happen for me and I got a 78 RM80. Those were good times, thinking about it I can almost hear atomic punk (VH) in the background.

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"If you are going through HELL, keep going."-Winston Churchill
"A man needs a little madness or else he never dares cut the rope and be free"-Zorba
Blur the technicolor