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9/28/2009 10:29 AM

The most recent issue has a fine piece by Nerd regarding dates-of-birth and the

significance of those fortunate enough to have prime mx-birth-dates.

If I understand his conclusion, and I think I do -

Essentially, you are MUCH more likely to have an impressive motocross career,

if your birth-date happens to be in the early part of the year.

Intriguing .

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9/28/2009 10:43 AM

Finally. Now I know what held me back.

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The PD441 of Motodrive

9/28/2009 10:54 AM

So, as in conceived at Red Bud, Washougal, Millville, or at least by the Steel City finale?

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I don't trust any "Joined Date" later than 2012

9/28/2009 10:59 AM

PD441 wrote:

Finally. Now I know what held me back.



When the fourth sun down from the Mercury pools of Nebulon shone down upon the

purple sky, the towers of the sand-people of Gremiron Five set alight to the crystal

temples of the Bacon People, alarming the temptresses and the Argonauts, yet

drumming in a new beginning - and a new end - with the release and loud hatching

of the infant -prophet, PD441 - which sent a screeching signal to the ninety-six planets

of the Dark-sided kingdom of gloom and bakery products, bewitching the bird-like

androids into a frenzied Elaine Bennis dance, or until timed-practice was outlawed..

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9/28/2009 11:28 AM

Has Nerd ever put a lap on a MX track?

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9/28/2009 11:31 AM

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Missouri

9/28/2009 11:32 AM



Nerd can ride.
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9/28/2009 11:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 2:24 AM



Here's the OMNI-nine.

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Shhh, keep it on the DL.

She's tricker than an 010 YZF450.

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9/28/2009 11:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2009 11:44 AM

PD441 wrote:

Finally. Now I know what held me back.

Rupert X wrote:

When the fourth sun down from the Mercury pools of Nebulon shone down upon the

purple sky, the towers of the sand-people of ...more

Rupert you are quite the Poet! LOL

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9/28/2009 11:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 2:24 AM

I haven't read that RacerX issue yet, but that theory was put forth in a book I read called "Outliers" as it related to hockey players in Canada, soccer players in Europe & kids in school. There are advantages to being born early in the year for sure. I'm not sure if the book was credited (and sorry if it was) but it is a super interesting read for those who like to read more than MX mags.

As I recall there was some other interesting stuff in there like why Asian kids are better in math, why kids from higher income families TYPICALLY do better in school (and life), why Jewish people flourished in the US, and why certain countries airlines crash way more than others. It sounds like it might be boring as Hell (and almost racist - it wasn't) but it was a great book.

Apologies again if it was mentioned in the article.

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9/28/2009 12:13 PM

JG2 wrote:

I haven't read that RacerX issue yet, but that theory was put forth in a book I read called "Outliers" as it related to hockey ...more

Yes, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell was mentioned in the first sentence of the article. That book is really interesting, and I wondered how the birthday theory applied to mx. Now I guess I know!

The book also explains how it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill. That's 20 hours of work a week for 10 years! Seems like a good reason to go riding more often...

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9/28/2009 12:24 PM

Still doesn't explain why the hell red heads are so fast at moto.

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9/28/2009 12:26 PM

Paul-Africa wrote:

Still doesn't explain why the hell red heads are so fast at moto.

Hahaha, must be something in their DNA.

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9/28/2009 12:28 PM

Paul-Africa wrote:

Still doesn't explain why the hell red heads are so fast at moto.

Sabrina197 wrote:

Hahaha, must be something in their DNA.

It wasn't because of the hard work it's because of the birth date.

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flarider wrote: I don't know shit
and I am damn glad for that

9/28/2009 12:32 PM

Growing up, I remember Aug. 1 was often the date used to determine your eligibility for certain sports. I had the luck of being born July 29, so I was always with older kids. When you grow a foot a year, it makes a difference.

My consolation was having the same birthday as Geddy Lee.

Loretta's eligibility is determined by your age as of Aug. 1 of that year. When I got older and tried to qualify for Loretta's it gave me an advantage, because it meant I could qualify for 40+ even though I was 39 right up until the nationals. (still haven't made it).

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RyanDungey: Got things kicked off tonight to the 2012 supercross season, 3rd place, looking forward to what's ahead thanks to the KTM crew and all fans!
RickyCarmichael: U people crack me up
RyanDungey: “@RickyCarmichael: U people crack me up” who?

9/28/2009 12:34 PM

Ricky Carmichael. DOB 11/27 smile

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

9/28/2009 12:37 PM

AMA amateur rules dictate that your class for the season is predicated on your age as of January 1st. while kids born late in the year have to move up into older and more experience classes early year kids often get 1 more whole season to win titles and gain factory support. While this may seem trivial it's huge in the developmental years.

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9/28/2009 12:37 PM

Villopoto's birthday is August 13th.

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9/28/2009 12:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 2:24 AM

Paul-Africa wrote:

Still doesn't explain why the hell red heads are so fast at moto.

Red haired-people are supposedly more resistant to pain medication. They say red heads often fear the dentist.


So, red heads are better at motocross because they are more afraid of injury, so they crash less and practice more.


Elementary, Watson! You're welcome. Wink

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RyanDungey: Got things kicked off tonight to the 2012 supercross season, 3rd place, looking forward to what's ahead thanks to the KTM crew and all fans!
RickyCarmichael: U people crack me up
RyanDungey: “@RickyCarmichael: U people crack me up” who?

9/28/2009 12:47 PM

Sabrina197 wrote:

Villopoto's birthday is August 13th.

A day before mine (and Magic Johnsons's) smile

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Osama Bin Mixin - Head of the 2-stroke Taliban

9/28/2009 1:06 PM

what was joel robert birthday/

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ride like the wind at double speed,i'll take ya places that you've never seen

9/28/2009 1:22 PM

JW381 wrote:

Ricky Carmichael. DOB 11/27 smile

Just imagine if he was born in January! wink

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9/28/2009 1:23 PM

JG2 wrote:

I haven't read that RacerX issue yet, but that theory was put forth in a book I read called "Outliers" as it related to hockey ...more

Nerd mentioned hockey in Canada, but didn't credit that book.

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9/28/2009 1:23 PM

Megan Fox's birthday is May 16th... just sayin

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suck it

9/28/2009 1:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/17/2016 2:24 AM

Moto East Mag, I don't know how having the same birthday as Geddy Lee is a good thing...Rush is the worst Canadian band ever.

The only friends I have who like them are musicians...who keep sayin' "But they have an awesome drummer & an awesome guitarist & blah blah balh".

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9/28/2009 1:49 PM

JG2 wrote:

Moto East Mag, I don't know how having the same birthday as Geddy Lee is a good thing...Rush is the worst Canadian band ever. ...more

I guess the young people dont like the band RUSH? I'll take them any day over rap or Hip drop.

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9/28/2009 1:51 PM

Having your kids in the Fall serves to the advantage in many ways. For tax purposes you could end up with an extra year of claiming the child..i.e. when the child turns 19 he/she can still be claimed b/c they were in school for the spring as a senior in highschool.

You could also have your kid fail multiple grades and claim them for additional years as well.

It also gives them an advantage in sports and academics because they are the oldest in their class.

If only I had failed kindergarten my life would have been so much better!

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9/28/2009 2:07 PM

crashomatic wrote:

Having your kids in the Fall serves to the advantage in many ways. For tax purposes you could end up with an extra year of ...more



Not so fast, professor.

Having your kids in the fall means carrying around a baby dressed up like

a pumpkin on Halloween, dragging said baby to three Thanksgiving dinners and

then buying the infant-toddler a bunch of baby-bling for Christmas - so it all

boils down, much like the extra kidneys on random Indonesian marsupials.

Bowing now to generous applause and sporadic guffaws.
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9/28/2009 2:09 PM

JG2 wrote:

Moto East Mag, I don't know how having the same birthday as Geddy Lee is a good thing...Rush is the worst Canadian band ever. ...more

croom mx wrote:

I guess the young people dont like the band RUSH? I'll take them any day over rap or Hip drop.

Ya either love Rush or hate em.
But worse than Bryan Adams? Worse than Triumph? BTO? Kim Plainfield? Barenaked Ladies? Joni Mitchell? ANVIL?

Well, you still got Neil Young. I will give you that. and VoiVod.

(This thread took a left turn.)

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RyanDungey: Got things kicked off tonight to the 2012 supercross season, 3rd place, looking forward to what's ahead thanks to the KTM crew and all fans!
RickyCarmichael: U people crack me up
RyanDungey: “@RickyCarmichael: U people crack me up” who?

9/28/2009 2:12 PM

JG2 wrote:

Moto East Mag, I don't know how having the same birthday as Geddy Lee is a good thing...Rush is the worst Canadian band ever. ...more

croom mx wrote:

I guess the young people dont like the band RUSH? I'll take them any day over rap or Hip drop.

Moto East Mag wrote:

Ya either love Rush or hate em.
But worse than Bryan Adams? Worse than Triumph? BTO? Kim Plainfield? Barenaked Ladies? Joni ...more




How dare you leave out the ominous sounds of the " CRASH TEST DUMMIES"?


Once, there was a boy who.......
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