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 …

Technology or Shizbang Gizmos

Frank Rant

Have you noticed how complicated it is to work on your own bike these days.  Has our beloved sport of motocross gone the way of the automobile?  Back in my youth, you could work on your own car or truck and not worry that any small mistake you made was going to cost you thousands of dollars.  Today, it seems …

Demons

Frank Rant

Demons, most of us have them.  I am not talking about the Exorcist type of demons, but the type that we carry around with us from time to time.  Although I do know a few people that are haunted by their demons constantly.  My demon du jour was Mammoth.  Last year I got t-boned in the first turn at the …

I Could Be Just As Screwed Up As the Rest of Them

Frank Rant

A couple of my friends who are way more connected in motocross industry than I am share a similar opinion that I also subscribe to.   That the internet chat forums are pretty much dominated by the same 15 idiots, who probably weigh 300lbs, live in their mother’s basement, that due to hygiene issues you probably wouldn’t want to shake their …

Are you sick of bad news?

Frank Rant

Are you sick of bad news?  I know I am.  We have been bombarded for months about how the economy sucks.  How our houses aren’t worth diddly anymore.  Job losses, bad banks, bad guys, blah, blah, blah.  The mainstream media gets on a wagon and they aren’t getting off until that wagon falls off the edge of the world.  Talk …

We Have Never Run a Race to Make Money

Frank Rant

So we were having lunch after the race on Saturday with some friends and long time racers.  The economy is obviously on everyone’s mind, but it was interesting to me that the state of REM’s finances is such a concern to many of our long time racers.  The crowds at REM have been down the last 6 months of 08, …

Economic Hard Times

Frank Rant

The economy cycles, just like the seasons of the year.  There are the good times, the bad times, and the whatever times.  Right now, we are in the bad times.  It could change quickly, or it could be bad times for a while.  Trying to predict the economy is like trying to predict the weather in So. Cal., they have …

NOT TO BE READ BY THE EMOTIONALLY WEAK

Frank Rant

So I was reading one of the forums yesterday and I saw the post by Bruce372 who was once and will always be an REM guy, even if he now lives in the Midwest.  He was talking about a tragedy where a friend of his had a helicopter crash into their home over the weekend.  I read it with the …

I am a Scorpio

Frank Rant

If you believe in that kind of stuff I am a Scorpio.  According to my wife that means that I never forget a slight, ever.  Over the years I have had quite a few shots taken at me.  In my phone company career I had guns pointed in my general direction 3 times.  While I have never had a racer …