Meta: Most excellent read on Doug Henry, Budds Creek

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Afuckingmazing.
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2/6/2018 8:53am Edited Date/Time 2/6/2018 8:55am
Wow.

What a woman, she’s something else.

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2/6/2018 10:51am Edited Date/Time 2/6/2018 10:55am
Incredible story..
I was there that day. I was standing next to Mcgrath while Art Eckman was interviewing him.
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2/6/2018 11:40am Edited Date/Time 2/6/2018 11:46am
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
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2/6/2018 4:07pm
Awesome read. I wonder if modern works suspension would have made a diff in his injury. I’m saying no way. But made me wonder.
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2/6/2018 5:17pm

Was there also. Saw it from the hill across the track.
That jump, to me was always kinda deceiving.
It doesn't look big coming up on it.
Not like the man made stuff anyway.
It's like the track just falls away from underneath you.
Real easy to find yourself in an o crap situation, even just takin it easy.
At speed, jeez.

Another thing about that day, were those 2 250s MCGrath and Henry were on.
Those had to be the the pinnacle of 2 stroke motocross at the time.
The 4s, they were right around the corner, they were the future.
Some say, the R&D money was already going there.

Those bikes, those 250s, were simply the baddest motocross bikes I ever saw.
They even sounded different.
They kinda barked. Never heard a 2s before or since then, sound like they did.
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TsmithMX wrote:
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why! And yea, how about...
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
I am very much a fan of AIC and Doug Henry but I don't know the connection. Do u mind sharing?
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2/6/2018 7:33pm Edited Date/Time 2/6/2018 7:34pm
Henry is one bad ass dude. Never new the whole story & what had happened to him. Big fan. Thnxz for posting.
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TsmithMX wrote:
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why! And yea, how about...
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
MotoChris wrote:
I am very much a fan of AIC and Doug Henry but I don't know the connection. Do u mind sharing?
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2/6/2018 11:36pm
Thanks for sharing. Great read.
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TsmithMX wrote:
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why! And yea, how about...
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
MotoChris wrote:
I am very much a fan of AIC and Doug Henry but I don't know the connection. Do u mind sharing?
levimx22 wrote:
terrafirma
Ahhh... gotcha. I'm gonna watch that now. I took a break from moto for a couple of years right about the time that the Crusty vids were big and must have missed terrafirma. Thanks.
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I remember watching that race countless times on VHS as a teen. Recorded everything back then. Couldn't believe he launched it off that....
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Pics I took that day.




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Snoqualmie wrote:
[url=https://www.readmeta.com/blog/2018/2/5/28-seconds-to-legend]Doug Henry Meta article[/url] [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2018/02/05/242304/s1200_DDFB328E_B7B3_4A97_9BB7_FC0461D8DB5D.jpg[/img]
Snoqualimie,

Thanks so much for posting the link to that. It's funny, I wrote that story three years ago and it first appeared in the print magazine.

As gut wrenching of a tale as it is, I love writing stuff like that, trying to find out every detail about a single moment in time.

A little behind the scenes info: The interviews with Stacey and Doug were done in CT, in person, together, over a bottle of wine. 20 years later and their memories of the day were so, so strong.

I have another project coming up that I'm taking a similar approach with.

Thanks again,

Brett
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2/8/2018 2:40pm
Great piece of writing there. That was a moment in moto history that I'll never forget. I was just telling my kid about this a couple of months ago. Doug Henry is a true legend and one bad mofo.
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TsmithMX wrote:
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why! And yea, how about...
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
MotoChris wrote:
I am very much a fan of AIC and Doug Henry but I don't know the connection. Do u mind sharing?
levimx22 wrote:
terrafirma
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TsmithMX wrote:
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why! And yea, how about...
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
MotoChris wrote:
I am very much a fan of AIC and Doug Henry but I don't know the connection. Do u mind sharing?
MotoChris:

Yes, Terrafirma 1 is the video. Scrub to the end. It's the last video part. The AIC album was Jar Of Flies and the song is "Nutshell". They also had a '93 MX recap video set to AIC's "Them Bones" off the album Dirt. It was awesome.
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TsmithMX wrote:
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why! And yea, how about...
Thanks for sharing. every time I hear Alice in chains I think of Doug Henry. I think most of you know why!
And yea, how about his wife listening to her gut instinct on that one. What a women.
MotoChris wrote:
I am very much a fan of AIC and Doug Henry but I don't know the connection. Do u mind sharing?
MotoChris: Yes, Terrafirma 1 is the video. Scrub to the end. It's the last video part. The AIC album was Jar Of Flies and the song...
MotoChris:

Yes, Terrafirma 1 is the video. Scrub to the end. It's the last video part. The AIC album was Jar Of Flies and the song is "Nutshell". They also had a '93 MX recap video set to AIC's "Them Bones" off the album Dirt. It was awesome.
Thanks for the info. I can get lost in AIC and watching old race footage.

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