Supercross 35 years ago. Fun to watch.

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5/11/2018 6:16 AM

Pontiac, 1983. Bailey, Hannah. Lots of changes from what we know today.

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5/11/2018 6:45 AM

my back cringes watching the suspension on those bikes

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5/11/2018 7:10 AM

Nice video! Could damn near smell the premix.

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

5/11/2018 7:19 AM

Well, some things have gotten better.

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5/11/2018 7:29 AM

Check out the fun bags on that one.

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5/11/2018 7:32 AM

gota love juliana daniels

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5/11/2018 5:11 PM

slothy wrote:

my back cringes watching the suspension on those bikes

Those factory Honda's were better than you think. The tracks were kind of janky and that contributes to how they look riding back then.

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5/11/2018 5:28 PM

That was a long parade lap.

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5/11/2018 5:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2018 5:35 PM

Awesome, thanks for that throwback.
Hannah getting it done vs. Bailey when he was past his prime because he wanted it the most. When he finished the race his chest was heaving he was trying so hard to breathe, and he looked still pissed off after winning. Twice he got passed by Bailey and he just gutted it out and gapped him at the end. He refused to go to the podium after an official and Brian Lunis the Honda boss asked him to. Decoster team manager of the dream team with some of the best works bikes ever with conventional forks getting it done.

Rugged braking and acceleration bumps are something you don't see anymore, and random whoops rather than ducks in a row. No triples or doubles. Great racing on a great track.

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5/11/2018 5:49 PM

TropicPilot wrote:

Well, some things have gotten better.

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Damn! Juliana is put together.

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5/11/2018 7:22 PM

TropicPilot wrote:

Well, some things have gotten better.

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Forty wrote:

Damn! Juliana is put together.

Her Instagram is definitely worth following

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5/11/2018 7:39 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Awesome, thanks for that throwback.
Hannah getting it done vs. Bailey when he was past his prime because he wanted it the most. When he finished the race his chest was heaving he was trying so hard to breathe, and he looked still pissed off after winning. Twice he got passed by Bailey and he just gutted it out and gapped him at the end. He refused to go to the podium after an official and Brian Lunis the Honda boss asked him to. Decoster team manager of the dream team with some of the best works bikes ever with conventional forks getting it done.

Rugged braking and acceleration bumps are something you don't see anymore, and random whoops rather than ducks in a row. No triples or doubles. Great racing on a great track.

What's crazy is us thinking that Hannah was so far past his prime, and he was only 26 then........

Careers definitely seemed a lot shorter back then!

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5/11/2018 7:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2018 7:52 PM

For that did not see him race, this video is a good example of Hannah's style and gutting-it-out.

Agree on the Juliana comments.

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5/11/2018 8:41 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Awesome, thanks for that throwback.
Hannah getting it done vs. Bailey when he was past his prime because he wanted it the most. When he finished the race his chest was heaving he was trying so hard to breathe, and he looked still pissed off after winning. Twice he got passed by Bailey and he just gutted it out and gapped him at the end. He refused to go to the podium after an official and Brian Lunis the Honda boss asked him to. Decoster team manager of the dream team with some of the best works bikes ever with conventional forks getting it done.

Rugged braking and acceleration bumps are something you don't see anymore, and random whoops rather than ducks in a row. No triples or doubles. Great racing on a great track.

APLMAN99 wrote:

What's crazy is us thinking that Hannah was so far past his prime, and he was only 26 then........

Careers definitely seemed a lot shorter back then!

I don't think Hannah was past his prime at all in 83. He was motivated that year with his new Honda and kicking the shit out of one of the most competitive feilds ever. He probably would have won both SX and MX titles that year if not for injuries.

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5/11/2018 9:14 PM

Woah Nelly, woah momma, street fighter, drop out, safe as a Piranha in fourth grin I like the over/under and the stretch that leads into the long left berm. No motorhome, just a lawn chair to catch your breath. Thanks for the vid Bultaco.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

5/12/2018 5:42 AM

I race an 82' RM in VMX...they're not as bad as you think. Well...forks and brakes have come a long way but both can be tuned to be decent and the rear on an old Suzuki is probably as good as anything today. Suspension was set up soft back then and it makes the bikes look a lot more "active" under the rider than they do now. Remember Jerry Robin doing pretty well at LL on an 86' a few yeas ago.

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5/12/2018 6:20 AM

Watching old SX races just frustrates me so much. The sport has learnt/grown a lot, but damn they had so much right back in the day... literally 30 years of amazingness, even with some hugely dominant riders. It's snoring now compared.

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Cheers, Crush
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