For the New Racers

Frank Rant

New racers. I get a few emails from riders both young and old who want to get into racing. I’ve been asked a lot of different questions about racing and I thought I would share some tips to riders interested in becoming racers. Number one, when you come to the races put numbers on your bike, all 3 plates should …

I have seen some shit.

Frank Rant

One of my friends is always in amazement that I don’t go to every Supercross, National, and other big event. I know that I haven’t seen everything in the moto world but I’ve seen most of it. And I doubt I am going to miss much anymore that hasn’t already happened. I am going to guess that I have watched …

History Always Repeats Itself

Frank Rant

Nothing irritates me more than someone who doesn’t know history. History always repeats itself. It is like thinking that your thought is the first time that thought has ever been processed. Whatever you can think of, more than likely someone has already had that electrical impulse pass through their brain. The difference is that some people act on those impulses …

Why Do I Continue to Promote Motocross Races?

Frank Rant

REM began 25 years ago this coming weekend. I was about as unlikely a prospect to become a motocross promoter as there ever was. I never intended to become a promoter, never really wanted to do something as crazy as promote motocross races. I was very uncomfortable speaking in front of people in my own work group, let alone hundreds …

I have a difficult time watching Greys Anatomy

Frank Rant

There are places that you always want to go back to. And there are places that I would just assume I never see, feel, or smell again. My screen saver on my laptop is a picture I took in Maui. If you have ever been to Lahaina you know the place. Just north of Cheeseburger in paradise along the sea …

Anyone Got Some Pain Meds and Duct Tape I Can Borrow?

Frank Rant

Pain, it is the four letter word that all motocross racers live with on a regular basis. After you have raced for a while you begin to chuckle under your breath when you come upon a non racer and how they deal with pain. You see them all the time at work, at the gym, at the emergency room, my …

The State of REM

Frank Rant

The State of REM. A lot has happened since my last adventure in word play. First is the new web site. While it is not perfect, and people have complained, it will get better as I learn what I am doing. As for the complaints, our last site was over 10 years old and was looking dated, and many just …

Best Race I Have Seen in a Long Time

Frank Rant

One of the best races I have seen at a motocross race in a long time did not occur at a National, or a Supercross,  but occurred in practice Saturday at REM.  Doug Dubach who was only riding practice, (he was leaving for Loretta Lynns place), and MXA test rider Willie Musgrave went at it for the entire pro practice.   …

Med Alert Dog Tags by Classique Awards

Frank Rant

Do you ever go to the races alone, go practicing alone, ever ride your mountain bike alone?  Often, I do.  After witnessing first hand riders getting injured and not being able to communicate with track personnel or emt’s, REM, working with Classique Awards has come up with an inexpensive way to not only identify yourself but also let doctors or …

Isn’t flow something that water and air do?

Frank Rant

Flow, the word makes me nauseas. At the risk of pissing off several friends I offer my humble opinion, and I freely admit it’s my observation and as always I could be wrong. If I hear the word flow used in the context of a motocross track again I may just stick my head in a barrel of U-4. Isn’t …