Kansas City, Missouri
There are two things I can tell you about this. First, Travis Pastrana is awesome. I used to think that he was trying to get attention or trying to kill himself or that he had mental issues. Maybe I’m right on all three counts. Still, he hasn’t let his success in any of the sports he excels in go to his head. And while I still maintain that jumping out of an airplane without a parachute is attempted suicide more than anything else, I appreciate that he’s still the same crazy kid that he was a decade ago when he jumped his bike into the bay in San Francisco. Secondly, the AMA is a disaster right now. I think the collective motorcycle racing industry would be better off if the Three Stooges were officiating the races. Moe and Larry could work the starting gate and the flags while Curly handled sign-up and tech inspection. And even if they spent half their time bonking each other on the nose and smacking each other on the back of the heads they would be more efficient than the AMA is right now. And what’s going on with Moe’s hair? That rug couldn’t be more obvious if a genie were flying around on it. I keep waiting for that clump of fur to stand up on its hind legs and beg for a peanut. Maybe I’ve been watching too much TV Land. For the sake of motorcycle racing here the U.S., we need to hope that the AMA gets their crap together soon. Personally, I think the two backflip incidents are totally different. The Daytona flip happened in a heat race where none of the officials knew what was going on. In San Diego, he was part of the opening ceremonies and I’m sure the flaggers and crew by the finish line were told to watch out for a yellow bike flying at them upside down. I thought it was awesome and it was definitely the loudest I heard the crowd get all night.
Do you know why Reed doesn't look at Erin Bates? He always looks at something on the track and he says things like I'll keep my head down and butt up. I'd like to see some one take care of the ladies on the podium like Hannah and Bailey did.
Dear Gov. Ryan,
My name is Jake Allen and I am a college graduate from South Carolina. I raced motocross for about 11 years then went to college. I was wondering if you could help point me in the right direction on how to work my way into the industry.
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