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Old 02-11-2013, 09:39 AM   #1141
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 AM   #1142
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:04 AM   #1143
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Wound a little tight, are you?

Must be a backmarker800 fan.
Nah, just can't understand why anyone who enjoys riding would put down the current crop of riders.

Some guys troll and some love the sport of riding. Guess it is what it is.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #1144
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think that kw did a good job for his first time in the booth.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #1145
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Love how old guys can never get over "the way it used to be". Pathetic!

I'm neither young nor old, 36, which bridges the gap fairly well. Today's athletes are absolutely amazing and would most likely dominate any generation in any sport. You may not like it, I may not like it (I'm actually indifferent, but I am in touch with reality), but it's just the way it is so get over it.

Oh and BTW, to the baby boomers (AKA the me generation) whose narcissism not only shines through in silly threads like this where you claim you guys used to be better at everything, I want to thank you for leaving the economy in shambles, the likes of which myself and my kids will pay for our entire lives. It truly is all about YOU isn't it!

Let's get the thread back on track and those who believe today's riders suck can start a thread about how good they are, how good they used to be, and how nobody will ever be as good as them.
After saying that do you think some riders are "timeless" such as McGrath. I believe that in some sports there are obvious gains (basketball, football, etc) but racers are viewed in a vacuum, they have a short time to shine and then they are forgotten about. I personally think that you could transplant some riders and they would shine at any given time, Freddie Spencer, Jeremy McGrath, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, or Wayne Rainey. There are a talented group of racers today but if you look objectively at most any era you will find talented and devoted riders.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #1146
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Nah, just can't understand why anyone who enjoys riding would put down the current crop of riders.

Some guys troll and some love the sport of riding. Guess it is what it is.




I am considering one of those Can Am 3 wheelers, motorbikes are too scary.

Have you ridden one?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #1147
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #1148
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After saying that do you think some riders are "timeless" such as McGrath. I believe that in some sports there are obvious gains (basketball, football, etc) but racers are viewed in a vacuum, they have a short time to shine and then they are forgotten about. I personally think that you could transplant some riders and they would shine at any given time, Freddie Spencer, Jeremy McGrath, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, or Wayne Rainey. There are a talented group of racers today but if you look objectively at most any era you will find talented and devoted riders.
I think you could pull riders from many generations, throw them together in a common time on common bikes and you'd see great racing.

My comment was in response to a post that implied that today's riders couldn't even hang on to the bikes "real men" rode back in the day which is nonsense.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #1149
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I am considering one of those Can Am 3 wheelers,
My neighbor has one of those actually. Don't buy one, they're not much fun.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #1150
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I think you could pull riders from many generations, throw them together in a common time on common bikes and you'd see great racing.

My comment was in response to a post that implied that today's riders couldn't even hang on to the bikes "real men" rode back in the day which is nonsense.
We know that 1" forks and tiny drum brakes are dangerous, and we're scared.

We leave the real challenges to this senior and super senior here:

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #1151
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I think you could pull riders from many generations, throw them together in a common time on common bikes and you'd see great racing.

My comment was in response to a post that implied that today's riders couldn't even hang on to the bikes "real men" rode back in the day which is nonsense.
I agree with that, riders are riders and whatever machine you put them on they will ride the wheels off.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #1152
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I must have fucked up the economy by buying all those foreign CZs and Huskies "back in the day".
You can rest assured that I am only buying Triumphs, KTMs and Betas now-a-days. Sorry that we ruined your and your kid's future. Try to make the best of it.

....and I'm glad to hear that it doesn't matter if the tracks are single lined and that doesn't matter because "the riders will always take the fastest line"!

Sorry for going off topic, but c'mon guys, take a breath. We live in good times and get to ride dirt bikes in some great places and damn whenever we want. Le't talk SX here.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #1153
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #1154
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I'm also neither young or old, however my youngest son is older than you.

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Sorry Bill, but I'm pretty sure this does actually qualify you as old!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #1155
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I must have fucked up the economy by buying all those foreign CZs and Huskies "back in the day".
You can rest assured that I am only buying Triumphs, KTMs and Betas now-a-days. Sorry that we ruined your and your kid's future. Try to make the best of it.

....and I'm glad to hear that it doesn't matter if the tracks are single lined and that doesn't matter because "the riders will always take the fastest line"!

Sorry for going off topic, but c'mon guys, take a breath. We live in good times and get to ride dirt bikes in some great places and damn whenever we want. Le't talk SX here.

Just chasing the bait.

We have a whole new crew running 250's this weekend, is Bagget going to smoke'm like Tomac is doing? He is smoke'm them? Right?

I became a Bagget fan last summer but he always seemed to need the whole 30 minutes to catch up, he won't have that kind of time in SX. 15 laps doesn't take very long.


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