Jagshemash Mr Ping!
My name Boris Sagdiyev, I come from Kazakhstan, I write you for cultural learning of motocross in US and A! I would like you tell me which bike of your racing career is best and why you like him? When I am having the alone time I make hand love thinking about racing bikes of great team, I like very much Pro Circuit kx125 and the YZ of Jeremy McGrath.
You know this type of bike very well, is riding this bike like dream or is suspension like back of tired donkey and piston hole need resleeve like my wife Oksana? Please tell me informations on any of your bike good or bad so that I may influence motocross in Kazakhstan, greatest country in world! Chenqui!
Cultural learning… very nice! I really liked my 2000 Suzuki RM125; it was light, fast, and easy to ride, not unlike your sweetheart Oksana or the number two prostitute in Kazakhstan. My Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Honda Supermoto bike was also a rocket. Since the noise restrictions were less, we were able to really squeeze every bit of power out of those things and they hauled some serious donkey… Great success! Here in the US and A we have some pretty great bikes. In fact, we just posted a video with up-close details on all the factory race bikes. Check it out! Good luck with motocross over there. Set me up with a bike in your home country and let’s ride. (Not!)
How loud was Ellie Reed screaming when the façade known as “RV as Yamaha brand ambassador” was announced? What are your thoughts on this title? I laughed so hard I blew a blood vessel in my eye. Don’t you think these guys like McGrath and Villopoto should call themselves “test riders” or “research and development?” Anyone with any brains knows it’s all about the biggest pay check with these guys. Making up some bullshit title and feeding it to the consumer is an insult. And that goes for the switches to other gear companies also. It’s always the same: “I’ve always wanted to wear so and so’s equipment. I know I’ve ridden with THOR throughout my whole career but gosh darnit, have I been waiting for this day!” A little more honesty and a lot less whoring yourself out would do wonders for this sport’s image.
I don’t know if Ellie Reed was screaming; I doubt she cared that much. But the past couple of seasons have seen some strange partnerships between former championship riders and varying manufacturers. Jeff Stanton at Honda made sense. Jeff Ward working for Kawasaki would make sense. Emig with Husqvarna? Jeremy with Kawasaki? Ryan Villopoto partnered with Yamaha? What the hell is going on? That’s like Kobe working with any other team besides the Lakers. It’s like Ronald McDonald wearing a Burger King hat. It’s like Flo from Progressive showing up at the races wearing a GEICO Honda team jacket. You get the idea. On the flip side, these are all great guys that make the sport a better place when they are involved. I don’t care that Damon Bradshaw is peddling Beta motorcycles as long as it means he’s still riding and showing up at the races once in a while. Let’s not get hung up on the details and the amount of money involved in hiring one of these guys and let’s just enjoy the fact that they are still at the races.
I read your 3 on 3 response about Tomac pulling off at A1. I agree that it wasn’t his pants and it was more likely that he damaged his shoulder in that crash much worse than he is letting on. Have you heard anything this week about it? This season just got way boring if he’s out.
As I mentioned, I’ve never seen a title contender pull off with a bruised shoulder. Maybe it knotted up on him and nothing is badly damaged inside; for the sake of the series, I hope that’s the case. Eli and his team will never admit the severity of the injury; that’s become the protocol in this sport. He doesn’t want to show his cards if the injury is significant, but it will all come out in the wash Saturday night in Houston. After the first timed qualifying session, we should have a good idea how significant the injury is. If he isn’t inside the top five, it’s hurting him. Fingers crossed all is well.
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