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Discussion in 'Racing' started by ADK, Oct 26, 2013.
Whoop, there it is!
Looking through AX results in Baltimore from last night and I see Kyle Regal in there. So many names come and go so quickly, I remember when I first started following (probably when they started televising it more) and Nicco Izzi and Stroupe and guys from that era, just a few years back, and gone so quickly it would seem. This sport never has lent itself to long careers and those that do have long ones are extremely select individuals ecspecially when they can compete up front like Reed and Stewart are. Truly incredible talents.
there was a set of whoops like this at Walden, one of the local tracks here. These get to where it's hard to call them whoops are doubles/triples depending on your nerve, but these, as big as they look, and its hard to tell without being there, appear to be whoops. This one skinny wisp of a kid Dominick used to HAMMER through them and he wasn't even an A rider. At an open practice one of the kids said "Dominick used to beat Barcia but Barcia got homeschooled and Dominick didn't" Barcia rode the same track all the time before he moved south.
Last year I asked, whatever happened to that kid from Westchester County, Dominick Guastella. I was told an air lift to Westchester Medical Center basically ended his career/interest in dirt bikes.
What these guys do at this level will forever keep my attention and respect until the day I'm no longer here.
I thought it was pretty funny. I wasn't offended in the least.
It is really easy to say, "Hit the whoops, shift up and wheelie over the tops."
It's a whole nother thing to do it when you are staring down the start of them.
Things tend to look compressed when you are approaching at speed.
You're right,but the economy hasn't helped either.Lots of Factory rides disappeared in the past few years too.
I believe so. Arizona is on MT. The practice and qualifying is on an hour later at least.
Looks like there is a tuffblock on the peak of each rise and only two in between. The camera may distort it some, but these babies are close together. Call them whoops, call them jumps - I think we can all agree that this is GNARLY!
Bring back the 125 or 150cc production class and make the 250cc 2/4t the premier class withfull works bikes too!!!
Villopoto for the win.
Watching the little kids ride the track right now on Supercross Live. Those are some big whoops when you watch those little kids roll over them.
No question Honda has the know how, they have been making race car motors, MOTOGP/etc and production bike motors with straight intake tracts for many years.
With the world economic depression and dismal bike sales for years now, many say R&D bike budgets have been cut to the bone without lucrative profits to support research, stricter Euro car (more than Cali Café) emission/mpg standards may have taken precedence for available R&D money, if Honda spent any money on 250Fs we will be the last to know. They had a competitive motor capable of winning championships and were only making minor tweaks to keep doing so. ET showed us. The KX250F has been the acknowledged HP king off the showroom floor, but many tuners have shown us all the 5 bike brands can be made competitive.
Yamaha was the oldest motor design, last to have FI, and may have worn out their dies to make another run for all we know. Yamaha has historically been the one to up the evolution "ante" with production reed valves/ monoshocks/power valves/water cooling, current linkage design everyone has copied, Cosworth high revving combustion chambers with their revolutionary 1998 YZ400F, all of which everyone has copied. So when it came time for Yamaha to produce a new motor they utilized current technology IMO. As shown in F1 motors over the years, straight intake tracts are the optimum design at the highest level of competition.
In conclusion, who knows what Honda's R&D has tried, what/why they decided to put into production at what cost?
Personally, I would like to see clean running direct fuel injected two strokes with oil injection make it back into production and have the AMA adjust the cc limits of the 2T vs 4T MX/SXclasses. What they did eliminated the 2Ts from MX/SX, off road guys are riding 2Ts for a reason.
Watching Roger DeCoster interview on Supercross Live, that guy isn't nearly as smart as some here. Roger said "Without Aldon Kenny would not have been able to do what he did last week."
Barcia got a haircut!!!
Flug is going to have to straighten "The Man" out.
I'd bet Roger is even fool enough to think that pesky Asterisk Medical Crew is a benefit to downed riders.
Flug will learn him.
That's why every mx school / trainer - from Manga to MTF to Saylor to Yogi to ...... - will tell the rider (until they puke) that they need to keep their head up.
Target fixation =
Still looking for "legit" live streaming of the main event.
Anyone know if this is real ?
I think the jury will be out until the outdoor season.......both at the amateur & pro level.