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Old 08-13-2004, 10:01 AM   #21
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Default Re: End of an era for motocross - I agree

And every one of those bikes, stock, was a real POS. Major re-work had to be done on ANY of them, before you could even make one lap. Like drilling out Maico motor mount bolt holes, major frame mods on any Japanese bike, shocks, forks, brakes, ignitions, etc. Take for instance, when was the last time you heard a loaded-up two stroke? Jeez, the new stuff is so good, it's almost boring, everything handles and runs so well anymore. And with that era also ended the era of the inveterate tinkerer, the tweeker of bikes. Welder of frames. Stuffer of cranks. That's why I still race Vintage MX.
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Old 08-13-2004, 12:42 PM   #22
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Now thereÂ’s a bit of MX slang you donÂ’t hear much anymore. In Â’71, everything was the "Cross Up". If you couldnÂ’t cross up, you werenÂ’t sheet.



Yes, the ill-tempered cursing MX mechanic. Not as bad as the tool throwing Speedway wrench, but close (different medication, booze vs. meth). IÂ’ve pissed off my share.



Those days of being a foot away from the action, as a spectator, are over. Inches away from being "Pierre Leveghed".



Too bad about Puyallup, like the Dunes, gone forever. Never to return.

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Old 08-13-2004, 01:21 PM   #24
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Yes it is a shame, the whole planet is going to have stucco houses with red tile roofs, as far as the eye can see.

And yes it is old news.

And yes, DOWN WITH THE LONGNAZI!
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:42 PM   #25
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There are a number of other people beside longride responsible for posting our submissions. Have you ever considered that your's just weren't interesting enough? VWW
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Old 08-15-2004, 06:21 AM   #26
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They were current motorcycling issues, that were of interest and relevant, furthermore, there was no content on MO at the time, so it was very frustrating to log on and see nothing new to get the MoFos going, but knowing that there was some interesting subject matter available, and I know it was interesting because other websites and on-line newspapers were headlining the stuff!
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:32 AM   #27
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Thank you Mr. K. Thats one way to get info out.
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