Tangents With Toby
Tangents With Toby

Episode · 10 months ago

Motocross stories

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

So today I gave you an update on what happened with the RSS feed and why I'm missing so many shows. It's a very dumb reason I hope you can learn from my mistake.

From there I dive into Motocross and as the arena across series started on saturday, I decided that I would like to talk a little bit about my experiences with some stories

Hi. I think you guys need an explanation on what happened and what is going on with my rss feet. If you've been paying attention on twitter, facebook or even on my patreon account, you would have known that I accidentally deleted my old feet. What does that mean? I lost all my episodes. Almost ninety episodes of tangents with toby is gone, except Youtube has most of them. So what I have to do is I have to go onto youtube, download them, caught them splic some, merge them then repost them on my new RS has feet. So if you don't want to miss a show, make sure you subscribe to Apple podcast or spotify. I'm now officially realizing being on those two majors is a must, like no doubt about it. For the longest time I thought, you know, I don't eat them, screw them, what's the point? They don't need my podcast? No, they might not need my podcast, by I sure need them all right. Today, this one, I'm going to be talking about motocross. What are the reasons? Why is this past weekend was round number one for the arena cross circuit down in the states and watching it, watching the review the clips, highlights things like that. It's just it made me think back to the day's of like twenty years ago, kind damn, it's been that long, where twenty years ago plus, where I would go hang out with my friends out at the track, groom it, watch them just doing simple things like that. It was a good time. So it was a great times. It was times where you forgot what the world was doing, what the world was saying. If it's raining, oh well, you just look at the time and be like, okay, two o'clock, let's up, so let's load up our bike on the trailer, let's get going and two o'clock, let's have out to the track and let's go ahead, like it was a place literally to disconnect from the world and it was wonderful. Now you're so connected to the world, getting disconnected is almost impossible. It's doable, but almost a possible. So in this episode I'm going to be doing is I'm going to be reliving certain memories that I have of back in the day at races, watching it on TV, things like that. It's just kind of reminiscing with the Good Fun Times that we had when we were younger, that we took for granted it's nothing that bad. It's just a part of life. Everybody's all right. So Regina, every year they have the nationals. Their track is freaking huge. There's basically two parts. There is a part up top and there is a part in the valley. But a few things wrong with that one. When it's raining that valley is absolutely horrible and if you don't have tires to suit that valley and that mud, you're screwed. You're going to be stuck in the valley and they're going to have to pull you out on the quad. Trust me, I've seen it. So...

...the one time it was Horman, his brother Rod of myself. We are going from we were three giants to go to the nationals. You know, three guys motocross. Whoo, Huh, hunk. Why did I just hunk? Anyway, so it was like fifteen, twenty bucks to get in and they're like well, uncle, get in the trunk. It's like all right, so I go, I crawl into the trunk and I'm back there. They pull up, they look inside and those how many people you got? Oh, we got to all right. So Carload is twenty five, but I'm in the truck going Carloads Twenty five bucks that I'm sitting in a trunk. How stupid is this? So we we pay, well, they paid. We get in, we go to a spot, I crawl out through the back into the back seat. Then I crawl out Pam and looks at me and goes, apparently it's by Carload and not by person. It's like yeah, I kind of figure that out. So we get out, we're walked around and, you know, we see everything. It was misty, rainy, horrible weather. Then we met our local weaver and rider, cody. So we started talking to cody and cod he's like yeah, I'm going to really hate this because the valley slick as hell. So whatever, start talking, but he's like gotta go. So we run up to the edge of the valley to see what all the WHO plays and whole man. When these guys got out of the valley there were just plaster. Usually, when he comes out of the valley he hit the jump and people weren't. They were barely making enough. The only people who would actually get out of the valley no problem where the people with sponsors, brand new tires on done up bikes so they can get the speed get up clear the double. Otherwise, if it was you and me, we would be kissing the handlebars. First second gear reven the piss out of it, just trying to get out of the valley. So appointment and I were still watching away and one guy it exactly what I just just got. He was trying to get out of the valley. He was looking down at his handlebar, just trying to keep the weight over the center so he doesn't fall backwards, and he was kind of losing his path. He we knew where he was going to go. All of a sudden starts moving to the right, moving to the right. Appointment and I were looking at this guy. I looked out. It was like, is this Guy gonna hit me? Pointman goes. If he hits you, he hits me too. And Nah, I think he's good. And the last second this guy looks up, sees us, yells Oh F and as he turns on the grass to get back on the track, he looks at us. It goes hey guys and keeps going. So holding and I are started a laughing is it was prices. Can't deny that part. Just continuing to watch. Oh, here comes Coodye, goes around, hits the BURM front tier gets washed out. Boof, he bifts it like what I mean. He biffs it. He hit bifts it so hard his handlebar brainks. That's how bad he bifted. When he got up he had this huge clump of mud that was stuck to his helmet. So he reached around got...

...the back of his helmet inserted, scraping the mud off, and this thing was as big as basketball. So cody he was stuck down in the valley. He couldn't get out, he couldn't push his bike. It was way too muddy. It just it was horrible. So what happened was the pit crews that'd go around, Hook a rope to the front of the bike and pull the bike out of the valley. Well, once cody got the bike out of the valley, he told Hyman to go talk to a bunch of people see if anybody has any spare handlebars. Before hyman takes off, one of the pro riders approaches cody and goes, do you have a set of handlebars? Go He's like no. He goes go to my go to my pit. Talk to my dad. We have about three spare parts. He'll give you one. Put It on get your ass out there and he takes off. So we push up, we're looking and as we passed the wash bait, that Wash Bay was absolutely full, and I mean full, of people washing their lights. Cody looks at me and goes, okay, what I need you to do is I need you to go to the person who controls the time for the starting gate and tell him to hold for a few more minutes. It's like okay, so I run there's me with a camera bag, everything like that, and I'm trying to Hauler at this guy. I'm waving my arms. The Guy Looks at me and I'm waving him over and he just wouldn't budge. So he eventually did come over and he get looks at me with this face like how dare you what it's like? You got to hold off for a couple more minutes, at least five, cody. He's putting on a brand new set of bars. He's working as hard as he possibly can. The Guy Looks over at the pit, looks at me, tell cody tough, yes, to hurry up, turns on walks away and I'm not good at the guys like dude, shut up, so I ran back it's like cody, the guy basically told me to of off. Cody turns, looks and goes home, not that guy. So you had cody on one side, you had Wyman's brother on the other. Put his brother on the other. Yeah, that's kind of fun. And they were there tearing the handlebars off and your thinking, all you have a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but the catch is they had to take the grips off because that new bite or the new handlebars didn't have grips. All said and done, they got it. Cody was probably at least thirty seconds to a minute late. As soon as he got to that opening gate, he just booth, he let her go. He went from dead last to at least half like midpack. So just just match. I know it's from last place to Midpack, but I think he could have really really did good night heat, the following heat I think he did get in the top three. But yeah, that guy just wanted bitch lapping. Yeah, sneaking in do it that. There has been a few riders that I've Seen My life that made me just sit there and going off. If you're an old school tangents person, you would know I did my top five favorite motocross riders and Blair Morgan was one of them. When you don't hang...

...out, don't watch or don't see professional riders when they come to your track for the very first time, it's just absolutely amazing and absolutely in Awe because when Blair came to our track, our track, it's a speed track, there's really no tight corners, there's Nice Round Burns, Sandy. So of course if you don't have the proper tire you're going to be a little bit hooped. fuckle it up. There was the finish line. You come over, you hit a sweeper to the kind of like a hairpin, but not really like. It's more of a horseshoe shape to the right, then a nice big sweeper to the left, then you hit a nice straight away right past the starting gates and then it starts over again. Blair was so perfect, so beautiful, so on time that when he hit that big sweeper after that horse shoe, he was, I'm going to say interest. I was young. It seemed like he was riding on the top of the burden. He was probably six inches away from the top. But when he went around the rooster tail he left it was flawless. There was no brakes. It was just absolutely beautiful. It was almost like poultry in motion. It was just that damn good. Like I just there's no words to describe it. And he was so good he actually raced on the Canadian pro circuit and when he went up to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, his track at his house was the track of Prince Albert. It was amazing. The only thing that really sucked about Prince Albert's track is it had rocks everywhere. So people were saying, do not get behind anybody. If you see somebody in the corner goal and stay back, I'll store going to get pelted. Damn got hit a few times and he was pelted. The marks that he had on his body the next day was just unbelievable. Yeah, player, he was literally the poet, that's how perfect his riding technique was. Derek Jensen, I have to throw that name out. He was before his age. He was an unbelievable rider. He could almost be a half a lap above second place when he was at first. His bike was tune. His Dad knew what he was talking about. It was absolutely magnificent watching this guy. So the one day Dann blew his bike. His Dad was getting pissed off. He Knew Derek's Dad. So he goes it, do you have a spare bike that Dan can ride? He blew up his bike. He Han't got the parts more it. So Derek stads like, Oh, yeah, you can just take up Derrick's back up bike and if his bike screws up, you got to realize that we need a back so Dan's dad's like yeah, yeah, not a problem. That at least Dan gets to ride, since you already put the money, and if it's just for one yeah, go for it. So Dan hops on, does the little practice, comes back to the...

...pit. He looks at Pete and I and goes, Oh my God, this bike is powerful. Derek comes over, looks at Dan goes so, how do you like the bite? He was that is a powerful bike. Dere laps and goes yeah, but it's not as powerful as my main one and it's luck. Goes Wet. Oh yeah, that's just my back up. I use it for practicing things like that. Goes, are you seriously? Goes Yeah, after the race, I'll let you ride this one and see what you think of it. So dance like sure, but Dan actually did better on that'Sazooki. Then he would own his Cowsaki. I give him credit. It was pretty good and there was also a bunch of things that to this day's popped in my head once in a while about Derek. One when he was at the starting gate, I had a bottle of pop in my hand. I would help Dan as he got his path the marker like the path set for the starting gating. Derek's look around, going I need help. I go over. I got a hold of his bike. It's like, dude, go. So Derek looks at me and goes and fixes his starting gate. He looks into thanks, like a lot of problem, so I go back. Second one is the Derek's dad was so advanced on his technique of riding. I don't know where his dad came from, but it was unbelievable. The two things that I remember from Derek and his dad was it was raining and Derek had an extension of like plastic on his visor, so it went out about another six inches from his helmet. Then from the visor to the helmet itself was all packed reduct tape and I'm we're all looking at him and Derek goes, it basically helps the rain not hit my face. With the extended visor and with the duct tape between my visor a helmet, it will reduce the water from going down in between getting into my eyes for my goggles. When he goes. It also helps when you're behind somebody throwing ruse to put your head down a bib, to use that plastic of your helmet as a little bit of goggles. Then when you're racing it washes. It saves the tear offs. It's great. It's a great hack. My Dad told me. I love it. Looks like. Oh okay, the one race that everybody at the wavering track was mine. Moll there was a kid from North Dakota. He was so good, like Derek was number one. He was either number one or number two. If something happened, like Derek was the top ANCC rider in Saskatchewan. But one year there was a guy or Dakota exact same number as Derek and he had a big X or it. Kept to himself. He didn't say anything, but it was just unbelievable because Derek had a half a lap upon the person behind them and this ax was half a lap in front of Derek. So just saying ax was in first place half a lap on Derek. Derek was in second, half lap or third. It was no contest. Like Derek basically almost wanted to stop trying just because he would have never ever caught up to the same ex rumor started swirling after at school that number eighty x would basically skip...

...school at the end of the day to go out this track. And right we're just joking, saying can you imagine the Gout Dad's gas build? What Hey, if my kid was at good I think so nice. All right, now I feeler stories. One more story. When it comes to Hohoyman, Him and Chad, they were talking about bikes and of course, woman he goes, yeah, I'm think about getting a four stroke. I'm not sure. So Chad goes, why don't you take my fifty a and see if you like it? Why don't like all right, here's my two hundred fifty goal for so we're watching them and at waiverns uphill double you can tell whyman's getting ready. Goes, he hits it, he's up, fly through there, he overshoots it and he stiff as a bore. He lands and he continues to drive straight, kind of gets off the track. Of it comes to reality, turns, gets back on the track and finishes lack. He comes back. If you look at him, go too fast. Yeah, I wasn't expecting that. I think I'll stick with my two fifty, the the two stroke for stroke, anybody knows they handle a lot different. With the two stroke you need the power band to give you power, where four strokes they tend to give you more powers. Bugs gone through the gear. So it just it's interesting. When it comes to the technique of both engines, which I thought was kind of interesting, but more more funny that hymn overshot the jump by like ten twenty feet, landed, kept going, then he fixed him continued on his way. Yeah, the Great Times, I tell Ya. The one person I need to have a respect for, all right, I've seen, you know, Derek go from ATCC to a one hundred and twenty five, having people make fun of them because he had like a nineteen piece of Crop Honda from like one thousand nine hundred and eighty seven without even disc brakes on it. People Laugh and I'm going to kid you're going to get destroyed, but by the end of the race Derek came in first bike. That's that wasn't the real point about this part of the story. Worthy, his family owns Terry's Yamaha and wavering and worthy has to be one of the most respected dirt bike of that I can give. He doesn't write anymore. He actually helps his dad out with the shop. The reason why I give him so much respect for the person he is. There was a time where he was moving from ADCC to one hundred and twenty five, just like what Derek did. The only difference was with worthies races, the eighty in the one hundred and twenty five were back to back. So what would happen is worthies dad and brother going from eighty two hundred and twenty five. They kind of go get everything ready once they were told to line...

...up where these dad would park the bike right at the gate. Then, when the final checker flight came out, worthy would ride over to the pit crew, dumped his bike, run over the finish line where these dad would out of already started up, already warmed it. He would have hopped on. Then within caught like one to two minutes, you'd got but his drink and get ready and boom another twenty minutes plus allow. So once the one hundred and twentyive live class was done, he would go back to the pit and sleep. That guy had an unbelievable result for both races, but to this day I don't know how he did it physically and mentally, like he was just that good of a rider. That whole family was like Terry's. Yamaha produces some of the best riders in Saskatchewan. Oh it's because they have Yampa haws and the Yama Houst is one of the best. Yeah, all right, so that's basically going to be about it for today. Hopefully you enjoyed it, because I know I love talked about those good old times, like the one time woman followed me to the outhouse with a shovel and he started beating in the side of the outhouse with the shovel as I was trying to go put. I even have a screenshot of the day that happened on facebook. Anyway, thanks for tuninging in. Make sure you subscribe and like on Apple Podcast as well as spotify. Make sure you had over to Youtube. Subscribe to that because you have probably eighty five percent of the episodes over there. So if you missed anything that got accidentally believed, you can watch it there. I will eventually pull everything from you to put it on to this RSS feed to try fixing what I effed up put in the meantime, you guys, for all you hardcore dedicated guys, I tip my hat off. I love you. I also have a Patreon, which I can't remember the address. I think it's like Patreoncom forward slash tangents with toby or tangents toby, one of the two. If you just go to my twitter at Tangents Toby, there will be posts where you can actually go on and Click on. The one thing about with Patreon, I am slowly starting to get membership plans up and going. If you have any ideas, just shoot me email at tangents with toby at GMAILCOM and I'll try making it come true. But yeah, I better get going. Well, I will talk to you later and hopefully see you next week. Make sure you like, follow, share, subscribe and tell people on what happened and that they need a rescribe to this RSS feed to make sure that they don't lose anything us. Come on, you're my family, and family is Bou.

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