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Discussion in 'Racing' started by ADK, Oct 26, 2013.
Jeez Scott, what took so long?
Bam Bam got fined $5,000 for that little tirade last year roosting the medical guys while they tending to a downed rider.
He and a lapper came together and they both went down, then Bam Bam had a meltdown and cried on the podium.
Hardly anything as severe as this little punk bitch last night, and the entire Alessi clown tribe has a history of this shit for 20 + years.
If that was a love tap Tickle must feel like he got jail raped.:huh
some of these guys aren't very quick on the uptake so to speak so sometimes you have to spell it out for them.
Like when they all go quiet when you ask them why RV was a one man wrecking machine prior to 2010 without his wonder trainer, the zenjens and his ilk just don't get it, but me and Wayne try to work with them the best we can in hopes they'll be able to appreciate it more when they watch a race.
While Jeff is a fidiot, he did finish 8th in the 2008 450 MX series.
I was sorta right, sorta wrong... http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/923/1...14-Motocross-Expands-Television-Partners.aspx
And he's had good finishes, he's won a couple of outdoor 450 heats.
Last night he just plain ole fucked up. Brain lock, though sadly as much as I wanna like the kid, just like RC said last night; poor judgement, and decision making skills.
With all talk about Allessi's bonehead move, did anybody notice Will Hahns performance? 4th place! He's been riding really well as of late and that's good to see. I watched that Supercross special last weekend and that dude has had a rough career with some pretty nasty injuries... good to see him running as well as he is.
And am I the only one who thinks Dungey was not expecting to be KTM's 2nd best rider? Roczen is impressing the hell out of me.
According to Ryan himself he was missing a piece of the puzzle, that piece was training.
He hired Aldon and took his fitness to the next level.
2009 saw two victories in Supercross, he won the opening round of the outdoors and sat out the rest of the series due to knee surgery.
Not quite a "one man wrecking crew"
Just in case you didn't know, the 250 class was the premier class for a significant amount of the first two decades of MX in the US, the 70's and the 80's.
Also just as an FYI, they finally eliminated the 500 class.
it isn't a big 2 stroke unless it has fins on the jug.
And your point is?
Villopoto never raced a full size two stroke as a pro.
while I appreciate the amazing skill/nerve/balls/guts etc etc todays riders display on any and all bikes, no more clearly exemplified than on the 450's, the flip side of the sport as it is played out in this era is the the 125 class is a distant memory, filled in at the local level mostly by guys who also are riding a 250 who want more gate time, and the 250 class has taken on the role of minor league baseball at the pro level, thereby minimizing the titles won by them, even outdoors. everything revolves around the 450's and SX. most average fans can probably tell you who won the last 5-6 SX titles on 450's. I'd bet they would have a much harder time with the 250's indoors and out.
so my point is, yes, aside that I can't read your exact words when I scroll down because you changed them, but my point is that yes I understand the move from the 250's to the 450's is a big step, that doesn't mean it's in the right direction.
It wouldn't have ended well.
Villopoto's dominance on a 450 didn't start until after he hired Aldon Baker.
Budds Creek 2007.
That was an awesome ride for sure.
In his own words , he had the speed and the skills but his fitness was lacking.
He hired Aldon Baker to bring his fitness to the next level.
The 500cc class is gone, that is the 500cc two stroke class, because those things were so brutal only a few people in the world could ride them. One of those riders being Roger DeCoster.
The 500 (open class) was the premier class until it went away.
The 250 class morphed into the 450 class because California effectively outlawed 2 strokes and the only way a 4 stroke could get close to that power for years was to give them almost twice the displacement. Same thing with 125s.
What we now call the 250 class was never the premier class.
Since a lot of development money has been poured into 4 strokes they now out preform the 2 stokes in many ways. Easier to ride because of broader power bands for one thing.
I currently trail ride a CR250 (2T), FE390 (4T) and KTM 525 (4T), racing days are long behind me but that CR250 has the hardest hitting power of the three. The easiest riding bike is the Husaberg, and still has plenty of power for the way I ride these days.