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yzeater

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This isn't a flame. I just want to point out how they don't know anything about what real people do in this sport. Everybody here has ridden a z50 in a tshirt and jeans. We all loved the sport back then. We did it not for the point for winning, we did it because it is fun. The guys at MXA ALWAYS wear brand new boots. They ride stinking factory bikes for gosh sakes!!! I'd like to see Jody go to REM in a pickup with a stock 1994 kx125. I'd like to see hime race in jeans and plant his face. When his race is done, I'd like to see him come off the track with a huge smile on his face.
 
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That would be worth seeing. But it's kinda hard to smile after a good face plant.:)
 
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literally

one of the guys who rides with Jody at REM every weekend actually refuses to ride in anything else other than blue jeans! He wears old school boots and a plain jersey with what looks like a flack jacket. But the guy only wears blue jeans, not motocross gear pants!
 

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Maybe not a full-on, scorch your eyeballs flame, but a flame nonetheless, eh?

Kind of an observational flame.:D
 

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Originally posted by yzeater
The guys at MXA ALWAYS wear brand new boots. They ride stinking factory bikes for gosh sakes!!! I'd like to see Jody go to REM in a pickup with a stock 1994 kx125. I'd like to see hime race in jeans and plant his face.
i'm not defending them (i too think they are idiots) but would you ride a stock 94 kx125, wear old boots, etc. if you didn't have to?
 
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I learned in the 80's that jeans suck and offer little protection. I have always ridden trails full of brush and manzanita. When I got my TT500 I found I was quickly running out of Levi's as they were being tore off my legs by branches when I would zip through the tight trails. I would come home all scratched up and bloody with out even going down. As I see it, in the long run it is cheaper to buy proper gear.
Though I do get the point about MXA, they are a bunch moto snobs, no Malcolm Smiths here :think . I remember when they tested the DRZ 400 and said that it sucked because it wouldn't moto well. Hey, guess what? The DRZ is a trail/enduro bike. If they put a supercross suspension on the bike how fun would it be for the actual people who are going to BUY the bike. Is dip weed going to buy one, I don't think so. Not to generalize, but way too many people I run into at my local mx tracks are punks and posers, there fore MXA is right where they should be content wise. I would have to guess to many of these mx punks their bikes are and extension for their inadequate anatomy. Punk in; junk out. :p

Trail Rider magazine all the way.
 

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I got nothing against the MXA "wrecking crew" testing any and every bike, and giving their opinion on how "moto-able" the bike is. Heck, they had gobs of fun with the XR400 and KLX300 a few years back (pre YZF, that is ;) ).

I just don't like their "holier than thou" attitude and Cali-centric reporting.

Gimme another RacerX, bartender!

And as for the wearing jeans riding, too many seams in the wrong places, contributing to severe monkey-butt!:eek:
 
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New gear

Obviously only the guy you knows that Chuck "Feets" Minert wears blue jeans when he rides has seen the MXA Wrecking crew at REM. The truth is Jody rarely matches often wearing different colored gear from different years. On the boot front Jody prefers to wear Alpinestars (Hi-point replicas) boots that they quit making years ago. You guys are confusingly what we wear for photos in the magazines (new looks better for pictures) and what we wear on a week in and week out basis.

Feel free to check up on us at any time. We are at REM every Saturday to the left of the Ambulance.

It is kind of funny how anything with MXA in it ends up in the Flame bin.

Sincerely,

Tim Olson
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Re: New gear

Originally posted by Tolson
Feel free to check up on us at any time. We are at REM every Saturday to the left of the Ambulance.
Ya know what Tim? If I tried to ride MX every weekend, I'd have to bring my own ambulance too. Just kidding:)