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 …

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, …