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Old 09-27-2009, 09:06 AM
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Does it seem that we are experiencing far to many of our young kids losing their lives in our sport? I am an old school guy from the early 70s and I just dont remember this many fatalities at any level of the sport never mind the 80s and 50s. In fact the only fatality i can recall was Jim west at Saddleback park. Perhaps it is the advent of the internet that we just hear about them now, My heart goes out to ANY family that endures this tragedy in a sport that we love.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:35 AM
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I agree that it is probably the internet that we here more about these tragedies.....It is very sad.....
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:23 AM
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I agree,with the net we hear about it more,also the bikes these days are alittle easier to out ride yourself on.Hate to see it though......Jerry
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I also think the sport is much more popular now than in the 70's. With the found popularity comes publicity and with publicity comes the bad news as well as the good news. Heck, when I grew up there was only Birt Bike and Motcross Action magazines, no Speed Channel, no internet and certainly less 'bad news'. Now there are subtanatially more USA wide (and world wide) dirt bike publications, the Speed Channel and even the national networks are covering the sport.
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