Do you know any Voodoo types who can put a jinx on all the ass***** at Youthstream? After the MX of Nations at Budds I ran home, reserved a cottage in N. Ireland for two weeks, bought the plane tickets ahead so the fares would be locked in, reserved a car ( although a small one ) and gave The Boss notice. I'm out 4 k unless I want to go and learn how to make goat cheese, or whatever they do there besides drink stout… Which I drank a lot of when I heard they canceled the race.
Erik, I suggest still going, but getting pissed in an Irish pub and trying to talk in an Irish accent the entire trip—the locals will never know. It helps me to picture the little Leprechaun on a Lucky Charms box. They’re magically delicious!
Hope you and your family had a good Christmas. I was reading an article on Josh Coppins and it said that he was ranked world No. 3 and two other Europeans ahead of him, how does that work? I could think of 5 or 6 better riders. Along with the des nations, wouldn't a race between the top five in both the 250 & 450 class from competitions around the world be a good way to get the true world rankings? Also why does Villipoto get to race the 250F again? Is it part of his contract? After watching him at the des nations i think he will be a real threat to Bubba (if Bubba can stay on the bike) anyway take care.
Wee Waa NSW Australia
Now, Josh didn’t get to race in Budds Creek this year because of his injuries, and I’m sure he would have been near the front. But I don’t think he would have beaten Ricky Carmichael or Ryan Villopoto, for that matter. The MXoN is the best race to judge each countries best riders because it is the only time they are on the track together. If you want a good idea of a global motocross ranking, just look at the MXoN results. And RV has to race Lites again because he had a three-year deal with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit. He’ll make the move up next year and I’m betting he’s going to put up a real challenge for James.
First, I must say I love your stuff man. ALL of it!! From having to validate who you are to some chick, or even the multi-personality disfuctional Ken (or Chad Reed) who you responded too last week, and this is what brings me to my question: You REALLY got unglued when the aforementioned asked about the purse holders and mirrors on the SuperMoto bikes. It's as simple as this; the purse holds all the cash you win for "racing" for a living one day a week. And the mirrors allow you to see how fast ass-cracks like that disappear on their second or third lap down. It all stems from envy. Even if they are to young to remember you best racing days. They just can not figure out why you get to do what you do.
So in light of this info David, don't get you panties in a bunch over the small stuff. Keep telling people what you think though for sure, even me. I have typo's and mis spells and just don't really care though...I don't do it if for a living so?
Anyway there is a lot of people that know you did good man, and some pud-waker in IA can't get to ya. I'll even send you another picture of you running second at the Unadilla National in ’94; I think Andy (Bowyer) and I figured it was 1994. Anyway almost ALL MX'ers would SuperMoto if they could. Climate or funds stop them that’s all. Keep up the great work. If I am not laughing, I'm bitchin’ about something from you column.
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