From: scrape on 19 Jul 2010 20:52
On Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:37:04 -0700 (PDT), Tim H <tntharrell(a)msn.com>
>On Jul 19, 10:28�am, sturd <mikesturdevant...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I am Tosk asks:
>> > Question... As you came up through the ranks did you find that some
>> > folks (who used to beat you and don't anymore) got to appreciate you
>> > less and less as it were.
>> I'm not Tim but. �Gets serious in some places/situations. �Not
>> so much fun then. �The serious guys can see a fast up and comer
>> as a threat to their progress/sponsorship/results/career. �Nothing
>> wrong or abnormal about that but if you're goals are different than
>> being top dog (mouse), you might get eaten. �And if your goal *is*
>> to be top dog (mouse), the fun goes away.
>> It's really hard to do well, have fun, and keep an even keel about
>> all the externalities of other people's reactions to that. �Scott H
>> seems (by his dad's reporting) to be doing better than most but
>> the level of money in his chosen discipline is nowhere near what
>> it is in MX. �And that is the root of all mouse traps.
>> Go fast. Take chances.
>> Mike S.
>What Mike said.
>I honestly can't think of a single instance like you're talking about
>in our series.
>That's a big part of why I (we) prefer off road racing. There's MUCH
>less drama than in MX. I see more genuine happiness for riders
>progressing up through the ranks, and most people that find themselves
>getting beat seem to take that as a sign to pick up their own game.
>Scott's best racing buddy was supposed to win the championshp that
>Scott took in his first year racing, and Scott has beat him out twice
>more then in the Enduro series. They kid about it.
Completely agreed as to the nature of the folks in MX vs. woods
racing. It's an entire world friendlier.
From: Craig on 19 Jul 2010 21:19
On Jul 19, 1:03 pm, I am Tosk <justwaitafrekinmin...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Question... As you came up through the ranks did you find that some
> folks (who used to beat you and don't anymore) got to appreciate you
> less and less as it were. Seems in MX some folks are only your friend if
> they are still faster than you... Serious question, cause if not, it's
> just me and I gotta' do something about it soon for my kids benefit.
> Rowdy Mouse Racing - Trying to look at the big picture!
I'm going MX racing. Think of all the friends I'll have!
From: The Real Bev on 25 Jul 2010 20:16
On 07/20/10 08:07, JustWaitAFrekinMinute! wrote:
> ...Disgusted the girl followed her around slow for
> about a half lap and then came off the track shaking her head and
> looking to her "coach" for guidance. She and her coach were not only
> snookered, but embarassed knowing we had them pegged and everyone
> around knew it...:) Jessi went back out and did a moto, they went back
> to their trailer to regroup, but we are learning;)
I guess some people have to make up for lack of skill with sneakiness
and it's just a real shame that that wrecks a lot of stuff for a lot of
people. OTOH, we all can learn something from our betters.
Jessi shouldn't take her out in a spectacular but unprovable way. That
would be wrong :-)
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