Lake Sugartree 1990

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7/25/2017 11:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2017 11:33 PM

Was the racing 100% better in those days or am I just an old geezer going down memory lane?
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7/26/2017 4:57 AM

Maybe both! 1990 was probably my best year of racing, and TV coverage really picked up about then too. And there were literally 10 guys that could win on any given day/night. It was a good time!

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7/26/2017 5:23 AM

I fall asleep every night dreaming about motocross in the nineties. Words can't do it justice.

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7/26/2017 5:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 6:00 AM

125 are music aren't they?

As far as LST, I was there for that race...... easy to be nostalgic..... but man that place looks like a dump........ when were weedeaters invented?..... and if pro riders today had to race on that kind of track they would go on strike.....

Ps. wonder how long it will be before somebody complains about the flaggers

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7/26/2017 6:01 AM

The 90s were good at Lake Sugar Tree But but I preferred the mid-to-late 70s and 80s with the Trans USA's and Etc back when men were men and sheep were scared

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7/26/2017 6:02 AM

pfffft ... dust and 'no flow'. where are all the great ruts that make mx exciting?

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7/26/2017 6:19 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 6:20 AM

damn sure does look dumpy . Maybe that's why I always sucked at ruts... never had to ride much! Bradshaw moved up to quick that was one of his problems... he wasn't but 17 pushing to win in the premier class vs. vets

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7/26/2017 6:26 AM

The rutted section to Lake Sugar Tree was right after the drop off then there was a ski jump that would always get rutted out

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7/26/2017 6:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 6:37 AM

Love it!!! So many great memories from that place and the bailey family has always been first class IMO. They could still hold a national the facility is second to none!!! Not sure what was the problem that year but I remember it being primo back in those days and stil pretty durn good

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7/26/2017 6:53 AM

You know, I'm beginning to think that every era of motocross is the golden era to different people, and it all depends on what era do you most fondly remember. For some it's when they peaked in their racing career, or when they were most into the sport.

For instance, I LOVE gear from the late 90s. Not because it really looked any better, because that's all subjective. But seeing that gear brings back memories of wearing it while walking up to the start line of some of the biggest races I ever competed in. That's when I was at the track every weekend, and consumed every word of every magazine. It brings back those emotions just from looking at an ad, so to me, the late 90s were the golden era.

But it's different for everyone and thats great. There's some kid right now living out his golden era who will remember these years as the best ever for motocross.

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7/26/2017 7:00 AM

Jeez, GNCC's are wider then that track now a days. lol

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7/26/2017 7:42 AM

ehr400 wrote:

Jeez, GNCC's are wider then that track now a days. lol

GNCC tracks have more in common with early mx tracks than current tracks do.

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7/26/2017 4:06 PM

I was at that race too! Those whoops always freaked me out no matter how many years I raced there. I think they are gone now, but they really did separate the men from the boys.
That is definitely my personal golden era of moto, as it was a time when there was a bit of a generation shift from the old guard to Bradshaw and Stanton and Bayle. But the older generation was still fast.

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7/26/2017 4:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 4:15 PM

hard to believe Bradshaw never won a major title.... he was one of a kind but whomever was handling him didn't do a good job.... too ,uch too soon when he came out of that first retirement MC had burst on the scene and took it to a level those boys couldn't match

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7/26/2017 6:19 PM

My 1st national ..

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7/26/2017 6:41 PM

nc97 wrote:

My 1st national ..

what's your name bro ? you from Carolina?

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7/26/2017 7:57 PM

We are still here Photo

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7/27/2017 12:38 AM

mxsuzuki831 wrote:

We are still here Photo

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right on hope you doing well.... congrats on the baby!!!

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7/27/2017 3:50 AM

Thanks for sharing that, loved seeing Denny ride up front and to view the original "crafty Frenchman" JMB do his thang.

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7/27/2017 3:53 AM

Rupert X wrote:

Thanks for sharing that, loved seeing Denny ride up front and to view the original "crafty Frenchman" JMB do his thang.

right on!!

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7/27/2017 5:53 PM

Some things have changed since the 90's

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7/27/2017 5:59 PM

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7/27/2017 7:48 PM

I was at that race also. Lived in Raleigh NC at the time.

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7/27/2017 7:49 PM

mxsuzuki831 wrote: Photo

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Spent a lot of time there back in the '70s and '80s. Would love to see the old DeCoster Sweeper, Triple Rollercoaster and the original right hand turn down by the lake before you head back up the hill towards the finish line added back to the lay out. smile

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