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 …

The Yellow Flag

Frank Rant

I watched with some interest at some of the developments at the Nationals and at the big amateur races recently.   I get a lot of people telling me things about other promoter’s events all the time.  And I take most of them with a grain of salt.  Of course it depends on who is doing the telling.  Everyone has an …

5 $1 Bills

Frank Rant

I was going through some drawers the other day and came upon 5 1$ bills.  They were signed by racers both past and present for the Whitney Murphy Scholarship raffle and auction a couple of years ago.  We had gotten so many of them that these were saved for future raffles, but forgotten.  The two on top were signed in …

Believe It Or Not I Have A Few Friends

Frank Rant

Believe it or not I have a few friends.  But, I was thinking the other day who my real friends are, and it came to me – all of my real friends are motocross racers.  I worked for the phone company for 33 years.  And while I have a few who I would consider friends from those years, none of …

10 Lessons Learned at Mammoth Mountain

Frank Rant

10 LESSONS LEARNED AT MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN THIS YEAR Thin air and chest injuries are not a good match. The emergency room at Mammoth is first class.  The employees, doctors, and equipment are better than most big hospitals.  The staff is courteous and very efficient.  Probably due to the fact that they get lots of practice. The medical staff at Mammoth …

Frank Got Hurt

Lessons Learned at Mammoth This Year

Frank Rant

I have raced at Mammoth Mountain 16 of the last 20 years.  It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth.  And to race there has always felt like an absolute honor.  The town of Mammoth Lakes is the perfect place to bring your family anytime during the summer months for hiking, mountain biking, fishing and …

Just For Fun – Fill Me Out

Frank Rant

(NOT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY ESPECIALLY BY THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND SARCASM) Instructions: Insert one of the following into the spaces below. A LUCKY SOB – AN ASS HAT – A POSER – A PRODUCT OF NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND – A DENTIST – A  MOTOCROSS RACER – TURTLE FROM ENTOURAGE – WHITE TRASH – A PROFESSIONAL …

The National/The World According to Frank

Frank Rant

  Like I said before, these are just my thoughts.  I could be wrong, I could be full of crap.  But, they are the world according to Frank. The National.  One year of planning everything from how many porta potties to have to what the trophies are going to be.  Fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it …