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6/12/2018 3:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2018 3:54 PM

Tough choice. I’m going Carmichael Stewart era. I missed the McGrath era. Was at college and away from mx and sx for 10 years. I left out some top riders each era and picked most recognizable but you get the idea.

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6/12/2018 3:56 PM

McGrath , Emig . Can't really explain why what with the tape delayed telecasts etc but today I enjoy looking back on that era more than any other. I have lots of vhs footage of it.

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6/12/2018 4:08 PM

90 s moto

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6/12/2018 4:23 PM

DeCoster, Bauer, Wolsink, Lackey

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6/12/2018 4:26 PM

90s moto for the win!!

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6/12/2018 4:28 PM

HuskyEd wrote:

DeCoster, Bauer, Wolsink, Lackey

+1

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6/12/2018 4:29 PM

I do not like watching anything pre Stewart. The old riding style reminds me of today's squids...Even though they were hauling the freight.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

6/12/2018 4:32 PM

RJ, Stanton, Bradshaw, Bayle

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6/12/2018 4:39 PM

90s moto was great everyone kinda trained, went fast, had fun, and less corporate. Then that Carmichael kid came along with Aldon and ruined the party

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6/12/2018 4:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/12/2018 4:42 PM

HuskyEd wrote:

DeCoster, Bauer, Wolsink, Lackey

500 Mike wrote:

+1

+2

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6/12/2018 4:42 PM

2000-2005. RC elevated the sport, Stewart brought in a super exciting style that changed the sport forever. Then came the 4 strokes. 2005 sticks out in my mind, with James on a kx250 bangin bars with the 450's. exciting stuff

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6/12/2018 4:47 PM

HuskyEd wrote:

DeCoster, Bauer, Wolsink, Lackey

500 Mike wrote:

+1

BMSOBx2 wrote:

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Yep....I’ve seen them all and that was by far the best. Nothing can compare to the GP scene during that era and the struggle for the Americans to do well on both the GP circuit and here at home against the Euros.

In my opinion the Trans Am series in the 70’s was without a doubt the best ever. The top riders in the World in a Fall series. No shitty hot summer weather. The occasional rain/snow storm made them even better

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6/12/2018 4:50 PM

90s.............Bradshaw and Matasevich had the best battles of all time

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twist wrist and go...

brad@palmspringsmotorsports.com

6/12/2018 5:03 PM

yeah...I like the racing and the tracks from the 90's, but I love the "too cool for school" style and the "rad" bikes from the mid to late 1980's. But watching RC win at Washougal during his undefeated season was definitely a highlight. No one has ever been around that track faster.

At the risk of sounding like an old codger and a cliche... The chain and cam gang sort of diluted my passion for the sport of pro moto, almost as quickly as it took over.

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6/12/2018 5:07 PM

Pastrana, Millsaps, Dobbs, and Reed.

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2009 RMZ 250 (sold)
2004 LTZ 400
#nukethequads

6/12/2018 5:14 PM

Didn’t really watch racing much till 2005. The reed Stewart Carmichael era was legendy with all them guys in their prime.

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6/12/2018 5:27 PM

HuskyEd wrote:

DeCoster, Bauer, Wolsink, Lackey

500 Mike wrote:

+1

+2

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6/12/2018 6:36 PM

I lived in Germany during the Mcgrath/Emig era, not really any coverage there, apart from news in magazines
So definitely RC/Stew/Reed for me

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6/12/2018 6:38 PM

I'm just voting for nostalgic reasons because I know pay and conditions are light years better now compared to the '70's. Can you imagine racing two 45 minute motos in Kansas at 110 degrees with not one single drop of water on the track. But there was an innocence and sense of camaraderie that has gone the way of the dodo. Marty Smith was king at the time but he lead me and my buddy around like we were somebodies. There were some aloof assholes but for the most part we we were all comrades in arms against the track and fragile bikes. Good times I tell ya.

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

6/12/2018 6:40 PM

Radman66 wrote:

2000-2005. RC elevated the sport, Stewart brought in a super exciting style that changed the sport forever. Then came the 4 ...more

What year did JS7 get the 450? I was @ RedBud and remember him chasing around RC on the 2 stroke Kawi. Was that the year before RC retired?

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Get a good start
Don't blow it

6/12/2018 6:50 PM

I’m such a big Rv fan and loved watching the dude race but man when Rc Stew and Reed were on the track it was something else.

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6/12/2018 7:07 PM

80s moto for the historic competition...

90s moto for the cool factor...

Early 2000s for the peak of watching two stroke supercross, as it should be!

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Cheers, Crush
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6/12/2018 7:07 PM

HuskyEd wrote:

DeCoster, Bauer, Wolsink, Lackey

Right on !

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6/12/2018 7:52 PM

Doug Henry, Lamson, Reynard, Hughes, LaRocco

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6/12/2018 11:39 PM

I picked the Hannah era because of the works bikes at that time were works of art. The works Honda’s, Suzuki’s and Yamahas were amazing. I worked at UFO during this time and we had Scott Gillmans works RH 250 Suzuki at the shop to build an airbox. That bike was something that you could just spend days looking at all the trick one of pieces form sand casted magnesium cases and brake drums to all the Titianium bolting not to mention the billit lower fork tubes and tripple clamps and how could one forget the hand welded Chrome Molly frame and swing arm.

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6/12/2018 11:50 PM

RC, Stew, Reed! Anything could happen on a given night. Nothing was predictable.

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2018 CRF250R

6/12/2018 11:53 PM

Tough one. I get the works bikes and all, but I keep coming back to that era Bradshaw was a Rookie, Bayle and Stanton won championships, through MC winning his first championship.

It was a short window much like Bayle’s career, but super entertaining with a lot of story lines amd great coverage by ESPN.

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6/13/2018 12:49 AM

Todays era as the style of riding is like it has never ever been before

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6/13/2018 2:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/13/2018 2:17 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

RJ, Stanton, Bradshaw, Bayle

Yes, and
Mattiasevich, Cooper, Kiedroski, Tichenor, Ward´s, O´Mara, Lechien, etc
89, 90, 91 y 92 are pure gold
The best is Mattiasevich, Bayle and Bradshaw smile
Photo

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6/13/2018 2:15 AM

Can’t go past Reed Stew and RC on 450s while Villo and Townley were battling on 250s

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