Anyone go to the Motocross of Nations?

Anyone go to the Motocross of Nations?

PostBy: ktm rider On: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:15 am

Since there seems to be a few guys here that ride bikes and most of us live fairly close to Budds Creek Md ( where the race was held), I was wondering if i was the only one that made the trip to the race.

If you don't know what I'm talking about it is an annual motocross race that is usually held in Europe. This is the first time in 20 yrs. it has been to the States. Countries from all around the world send their 3 top pro motocross riders to do battle. Almost like the Olympics of Moto.
Anyhoo, it was a great race especially after all the smack talking the Italian team did on the net for the past 3 weeks. The American team( Ricky Charmicheal, Tim Ferry and Ryan Villopoto) absolutley laid the wood to everyone else . winning every Moto by atleast 30 seconds.
With 70-80,000 screaming fans waiving the red white and blue, it was a sight to see. Too bad the press turns a blind eye to anything on two wheels in this country....Never the less, it was a great race and A part of history for sure....
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:53 pm

I wanted to go, however priorities for cleaning up my many unfinished projects prevented play time. :(

Kinda cool how the tables have turned and the Europeans can't even come close! A long way from the days of Roger Decoster and other Europeans running away with the annual event to gain bragging rights. Also I can remember when CZ, Penton, Maico and the like were the only bikes that were competitive, KTM is the only European mark left. Those Japanese sure did learn well!

Of course who ever thought that guys would be performing double back flips on an MX bike! Go USA! :thumbleft:
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:04 am

Matthaus,

You missed a dandy for sure. The tide really started turning in the 80's when we realed off a string of 10 straight wins with Johnson, Ward , Bailey, Hannah and Lechien and all the others. Since then though the Euros have won a few, ,especially Belguim with Stefan Everts.
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