THE WEEKLY FEED: Roger DeCoster 1975 World Champ

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A HISTORY LESSON: Roger DeCoster

Roger DeCoster epitomized basic motocross kind and performance. RD gained 6 world championships for Suzuki, however in 1975 he ran quantity 2 since his rival Heikki Mikkola had captured the championship the yr prior.  Suzuki had already been penalized in 1973 when the ruling physique determined to make the groups meet a weight restrict, and the Manufacturing unit Suzuki was 30 kilos too lean! This was additionally the start of lengthy journey machines and you’ll see a number of prime shock mounts for his moved ahead and laid down rear dampers. Too,  sound points have been simply coming into play and you’ll see the big rear silencer on the downpiped manufacturing facility 370 Suzuki.

 

NEWS, VIEWS AND DROOL THAT WON’T STICK TO THE WALLS

Colton Haaker’s Manufacturing unit HQV on the King of the Motos. The occasion kicked off with an evening moto, the place Colton completed behind Cody Webb. The GPS pushed occasion has examined the riders capacity to navigate and give you lighting that can allow them to visualize the brutal terrain of the intense race. Take a look at Colton’s lights-Slower speeds mixed with off the charts technical sections make it essential that the rider can see each forward and to the edges whereas searching for strains.

 

FMF HAD A DECENT WEEKEND!!

 

GOD SPEED DICK MILLER

I misplaced a pal final week in Dick Miller, who was one of many early editors of Motocross Motion Journal. Once I got here on board at Filth Bike in 1980, he and Tremendous Hunky have been legends. Dick took to me (probably as a result of he was an outstanding desert racer and I used to be first rate on the Enduro factor) and through my first years he took me on the highway to a number of huge moto occasions and supercrosses. The person wouldn’t again down from Andre the Large, drove like a madman, was an outstanding shooter and had the panache to befriend a number of the finest motocross racers of time. He’ll go down in historical past as the person who kick-started the USA’s dominance within the Motocross  des Nations when he fought with the AMA and the producers to ship a staff. When it got here all the way down to cash he helped increase the funds and talked together with his pal Roger DeCoster about supporting the hassle. The all-Honda Roger DeCoster managed USA staff when on to win and begin at close to double decade development. Relaxation in peace mi hermano.

Dick made the quilt of Filth Bike in October of 1974.

 

Top-of-the-line motocross photographs ever taken- Bob Hannah, Unadilla USGP 1979, courtesy of Dick Miller.

 

 

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Steward Baylor picked up the place he left off final yr by successful the opening spherical of the Kenda AMA Nationwide Enduro Collection this weekend close to Sumter, South Carolina. The Tely Racing KTM rider took care of enterprise on the tough and sandy 60-mile course, successful three of six assessments en path to an 18-second margin of victory over Josh Toth. Filmed & Edited by Rob Mitchell Movies

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This vid from New Zealand is from their Nutbuster Enduro and  is a bit lengthy however man does it have some freakin’ unbelievable terrain and options ever aspect of off-road thrown right into a crock pot and ladled over some brutal panorama. We wanna go!

 

 

SOCIALLY PALATABLE

Jaak Van Velthoven hammering his YZ250. I at all times cherished Jaak, tremendous tall and at all times searching for a option to make the ergos of his machine match his physique.

 

 

Russ Darnell, I went to his Motocross faculty within the mid 70s. Take a look at his goggs!

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This shot got here within the sand wash behind our workplace, with Magic Mountain within the background.We had a sand monitor and a pleasant woods loop the place we might take a look at and shoot. This was circa ’09 or ’10, and Boothy shot me ripping the river. Large enjoyable.

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