kdub_14 End of a hard weeks work with my pops. I better have some happy cows 2w

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kdub_14 Back at @wilhahn_ 2w

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kdub_14 Eat your heart out @wilhahn_ Making hay! Unfortunately not a triple jump in sight 2w

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  •   aldva52 Das what i'm talkin about😎 4w
  •   bigdaddyashby You too Kevin 4w
  •   mpd60 Happy Easter!!! All the mammoths are going to love warm pool!! lol!!!! 4w
  •   ryanb_629 Nothing a master temp can't handle#poollife 4w
  •   cb887 Happy Easter!! Miss ya'll already!! 4w
  •   airtek181 Happy Easter revvin hope your kids can find all the eggs on that land lol @kdub_14 4w
  •   rkgreer16 Happy Easter to y'all also 4w
  •   amydd75 @kdub_14 Come meet us at Chuck Wagon tomorrow's for breakfast! It's my hubby's bday tomorrow and he's a huge fan!!! 2w

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kdub_14 Rule number 1
Never pass up a hot light
STL bound. Can't wait to see my friends and watch a great race!!
1mon

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kdub_14 In the upcoming weeks and months, safety will be so strongly on my mind that I'm gonna start posting some stuff. I just read http://gloryhog.com/jooma_new/index.php/features/285-this-just-in-freund-observation-detroit-supercross Some of that stuff blows my mind! To say that these guys know what they are getting into as pros, so let them go is absurd. The top guys are getting 3+ million dollars to race not because they make a big jump. It's there ability to move product that gets them the money. Win races! But what happens when we get to Vegas and 50% of the riders are out? Nobody cares to fly out and watch the other 100 guys that want to take the top injured guys spot. No appeal. There are so many issues that I am starting to uncover that the answer is unattainable! This post, I want to start with little jumps! Little jumps you ask? Why? Today I feel like posting on bike characteristics. It's either power or engine breaking. @kdub_14 in Vegas MEC in 2012. Crashed on a 20 ft double. Concussed. @wilhahn_ A-1 20 ft double. Too many injuries to list. @westonpeick Detroit 20ft double. Not sure any injuries. @jakeweimer12 40ft jump Detroit did his arm, head, throat. @smitty.126 20 ft double. Detroit Minor or no injury. Any of these jumps could have either had no injury or substantially worse injuries. Let's take the focus off injury for a sec. 20 and 40 ft double aren't what puts fans in the stands! What does it say when the sports very best can't navigate the most routine section? When you're on bikes like the pros, the margin of error actually shrinks. Too strong on the gas, too much break or drag off the gas. This list is gonna be long for potential changes, but is there anything we can do? Can the OEM's change these characteristics. Why can't our top guys, including myself, jump a the easiest jump consistently? There would be more fans in the stands if @treycanard and @justinbarcia and @jakeweimer12 and @everyone else who is injured were out there. Injury bring entertainment down, not up! Never can be an injury free sport but we can do better. 1mon
  •   mxculture I was talking to one of your good friends after the show last night KW and he said to me "hashtag, who's left?" Really made me think. I don't have an answer, but I did like what @danielblair125 wrote the other day. 1mon
  •   ssrlewis @kdub_14 I do agree with your post along with the article in Cycle News last week. I have never raced SX or MX but have followed the sport since late 70's. Maybe it's the time that has past to make me believe the tracks from the early 80's were the best. They seemed to be loomy with all different types of terrain including sand and sometimes even water hazards!! I also don't remember to much grooming of the track after heats and semis. Today's tracks look better that the roads I drive on here in Oklahoma. I believe they need to quit making the tracks like highways!! Plow the dirt to bring the speeds down. More wall jumps. Go back and look and the races from then and discuss with the actual riders comparing them to today's tracks and see which they would rather ride and think is the safest. I love this sport but hate watching the riders get injured the way they do these days. Just my $0.02. 1mon
  •   aarontilton223 Kevin I have been working on some very significant protective gear that utilizes recent advancements in composite materials. Having experienced several injuries myself and watched several friends receive life altering injuries I have set out to make the sport I love safer though technical advancements. If you are interested in understanding how we are approaching this problem I would love to share some info and get your feedback. We are currently designing and prototyping the product. My reason for undertaking this effort really stems from my desire to protect my son who rides and to protect myself so he and I can continue to build memories in the sport and try to limit the real threat of life altering injuries that unfortunately is a reality in our sport. Let me know if you have some interest and we can get together and share what we can. My professional experience is not in product design it is in nuclear power plant industry. www.bluecastleproject.com. Great to see others thinking about making the sport safer as well. Since this is a public forum I would ask that you use the previous website info to contact my admin if you would like to discuss the technology I am developing. Thanks, Aaron Tilton. 1mon
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  •   uticlothing With age. Get a cage. Let them sky! @kdub_14 4w
  •   johnathanu_dg I think it's crazy how you see more riders get hurt during the supercross season than you do in the outdoors. And we all know the outdoor tracks are twice as long, jumps are twice as big and when the gate drops there are twice as many riders. 3w

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kdub_14 Mr. @toddpotter1 you got me beat sir. You the man. Very nice whip #PicFrame 1mon

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kdub_14 Enjoying my Sunday evening watching my son and @brady_jett887 ride their bike while I reflect, sitting by @kimblejett887 with a broke leg from his dirt bike. I absolutely love the amount of comments that are coming in about safety and our sport! Love them all, or at least most! I will be on @pulpmx tomorrow to discuss. Safety equipment, horsepower, track safety etc. Would be cool for peep to call in for the show to chat. Comments have been all over the board but I'm thinking about 4 things right now. 1) four strokes allow people to ride with less momentum. So when you come out of a corner to hit a jump your either on the gas which is very strong or backing off the throttle which has tons of drag. This results in a potential loopout or a nose dive. Instead of saying get rid of 4strokes, can we soften these characteristics? Momentum makes riding easier. It takes a good rider to ride with momentum. Therefore, it's a compounded problem for the novice rider. Can it be fixed. 2)track safety. How many of us have a local track that has that one obstacle that takes someone out every weekend, but the obstacle is still there! There has to be a reason why some obstacles take riders out more than others. Is there something we can do about it? 3)equipment. Helmets, neck bracing, chest protectors or whatever. Can we make them better? Can ama make you use them? I agree more testing has to be done on safety equipment so let's get to testing. One more note, you think nascar cares if a driver don't like their HANS device? No, you wear it or park the car. 4)does anyone know how many wrecks are swap's, or how many are over the bars, or collisions of some sort? No, because we don't document them that I know of. We need to have a database of crashes that have injury or fatality, to see about trends and are there things or area's we can fix. You fix every issue, assuming there are some issues that need fixing, and you will still have injuries and deaths. That's not the point, the point is how many could we save from a catastrophe if we start discussing and looking for reasons why! Looking forward to the chat tomorrow on Pulp 1mon
  •   gfunk683 It also has to do with consistency in amateur racing. Theres no reason for amateurs to not go balls to the walls at a championship race bc if they crash out there is another amateur national in 2 weeks for them to go try and get another championship. It leads to people riding over the edge bc championships are one weekend not multiple races where taking safer and being consistent throughout the year is better. 1mon
  •   jteamracing Spot on Kevin, I totally support your ideas. As a MX Park operator for 5 years and former Pro we also offer training for all ages to establish good riding/racing habits early. Our tracks are challenging but above all safe and injuries not a common weekend trend as some other tracks have around Oklahoma do. AMA has limited concern it seems and none of the Manufacturer s have a real safety program. We have teamed up with Yamaha to offer bike rental and training to beginners and has become a big success. Learning the ropes without instruction and the poor kids jumping from 85 to 250 is most of the problem as I see it. Let's bring back a real 125 cc class!! Count us in if we can help promote your effort!! 1mon
  •   bloomoutdoor Speed on the track is there and No One wants to go slower. Sometimes track builders will make the track more technical to slow the pace down, but more technical = more dangerous. This really started to come about in the mid 90s as bikes, suspension, and overall technology increased. Why not go to more of an "old school" style track? Rolling hills, rollers, whoops, tabletops, step-ups, that are strategically placed on a TT style of course. Timing/rhythm sections are definitely dangerous for amateurs being scared and forcing the attempt to stay competitive is a recipe for disaster. 1mon
  •   bushy4_ Does anyone know I that's a 110 or what 4w
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  •   lukebright32 Damn kdub. I'm proud of you man. The fact that your speaking the truth makes me proud. Your doing a great thing man. Keep it up and god bless u and all dirt bikers 4w

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kdub_14 Did I qualify 14th @arenacross #AMSOILAX I could maybe do the bracket racing. I'm into that amount of laps!!!! 1mon

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kdub_14 Ahhhhh. That's better. Man that feels good!!!! @arenacross #AMSOILAX 1mon

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kdub_14 Getting better @arenacross #AMSOILAX 1mon
  •   courageousdad Is that the wind In the jersey or corn bread and chicken? 1mon
  •   dekdefphotos Why were you not at Tampa? I still need your jersey. 1mon
  •   arsenal909 Back at it 1mon
  •   atvmxracer48 Why? 1mon
  •   garyalbrechtjr @courageousdad you are a rude idiot! You should be ashamed of yourself. 1mon
  •   courageousdad @garyalbrechtjr im sorry your right
    I'm a ashamed. I'm sure it was just the wind. Go Windham 1mon
  •   jarrod458 @kdub_14 I listened to the @pulpmx show last night and can't help to think one subject wasn't talked about as much as it should have been, and that's the fact that all of the riders you talked about that died from racing these last few years have all died from head trauma. I don't own a 6d helmet but you can bet your ass I'll be buying one soon! Before a 900 pipe I'll have a 6d helmet. I've done a little research and NONE of those riders had one on!!! Would it have helped them with the injuries that causes their passing??????? I don't know. But right now with the 6d helmet the odds are in your favor to walk away. Another issue that could be addressed IMMEDIATELY is track changes! @mxsports @lorettalynnmx could set up a small comity to make sure all ama tracks that are holding LL qualifiers meet the requirements to hold a national qualifier. Some of these changes could be jump size, jump length. This is amateur racing. Let's remember that! The jumps don't need to be that big or that far. This change could start very soon with minimal cost for track owners! Another issue id like mention. This one has been bothering me for years!!!!!! The 450 C class!!!!! If you are a C rider the class should be limited to 250cc. A C rider on a 450 motorcycle is ridiculous. This is another issue that the AMA could change effective next year!!!!! I'm done ranting. Hope someone reads this and considers my points I'm making. #supercross #motocross #motofamily #gnccracing #llaq #timcotter @dcracerx #ama #letstakeastand 1mon

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kdub_14 Little rusty @arenacross #AMSOILAX 1mon
  •   leroy_trapp @kdub_14 good to see you back it 1mon
  •   caymanadam That Jersey looks like it has not fit in a while. Carmichael Beer & Wings Cleanse? 1mon
  •   phyllis_mason Mean people suck. 1mon
  •   hybridplumbing People are fucked 1mon
  •   hybridplumbing @kdub_14 great to see you riding 1mon
  •   sabrinalh1969 @kdub_14 ~ I'm so bummed. My son did Arenacross last year. Couldn't afford it this year and you (my favorite rider EVER) has been there this year? Aw Man :( 1mon
  •   caden_white_20 Hey! I love your riding and your style. Your awesome! I wish someday I can be just like you! I just got stitches today. I had an accident. Plz plz plz reply. I'm your biggest fan! 3w

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kdub_14 We lose another one and we all say RIP @tylerhoeft_. I feel for the family so much being I just went through it with my dear friend @cb887. We all know that this tragedy is the last one until the next one. I appreciate how difficult it is to find the reasons why this happens and that life is not a guarantee, but IMO the numbers are rising with catastrophic injuries in our sport. Something has to be done. We will never have cages, or safer barrier's, but let's not pretend that our sport can't be tons safer with the same entertainment level. It truly concerns me so much that I'm thankful my son doesn't want to race at this point of his life. That's a hard statement to make when talking about a sport that you love and has given me so much!! I just hate losing people and truly feel we can do something! Tyler's wreck was on a 250 I believe. Would it have happened on a 200cc? A 175? A 150? You get my point. Anybody remember @wilhahn_ Crash from A1? The bikes are so strong that it takes so much to stay on them that when they don't go for whatever reason, the rider is over the bars and yard darts him/herself to the ground. I never get on the soap box, but I hate thinking that in 2015, this industry will have another fatality. Anyone agree or have ideas? I'm retired and have nothing to do. I would love to lead the charge. My heart to Tyler, his parents and brother Justin who is so close to his pro career 1mon
  •   nutrod78 You got my vote! I am all for you! 1mon
  •   blain1a I believe it is the sheer speed factor that is responsible for the major crashes. I have raced both moto and snocross and i eventually stopped racing moto because i wasnt willing to hit jumps 5th gear wide open. You either land perfect or you are seriously injured. take what happened to reed in millville, ive hit that jump a hundred times but not once since i witnessed that. In snocross, the machines are just as powerful, but the tracks limit the speed and the risk. I have always loved moto but now that my son is old enough i find myself thankful he doesnt race. Thanks for bieng an advocate and a leader in our sport Kdub! 1mon
  •   jchapman413 I may only be some local pro rider that no one knows, but I feel like I'm much smarter than 90% of the kids in our sport. You may not agree but here's my outlook on it. Every track I go to wants that title of being "gnarly", correct me if I'm wrong. The rougher the track, the more pumped the track owner is. He wants his track gnarlier than anyone's so he gets the social attention. Let's go to a national. They let those tracks get BRUTAL. Awesome. I personally love rough tracks. But who in the fuck enjoys acceleration bumps along with ruts and kickers all over the face of jumps? Ruts are one thing, I'm talking about all 3 together. I'm not gonna drag this out I've already made my point. Look back on the fatalities in amateur motocross that have been publicized. Tyler Hoeft: sketchy ass face at freestone with square edges all over it. Jesse Masterpool: Same thing as Hoeft. Jantz Grodzicki: Same thing. Buddy Wentworth: Same. Do I need to continue?? I guess all I am saying is simple track maintenance could solve a lot. Some events just need to swallow their pride and keep the tracks cleaned up when they get this gnarly. Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. I'm not the best with words. But it all makes sense in my head 1mon
  •   jchapman413 I doubt you'll even see this comment but if you do I would honestly really like to know what you think. If I'm wrong or right. 1mon
  •   gavin.cracknell @kdub_14 I am currently attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and about to start my senior research project. I am a huge advocate for the sport and I am very interested in devoting my senior project to the topic of safety in motocross. The hardest part about doin this is the lack of previous research and data about injuries or risk management in our sport. I would appreciate the support from you and the resources you have at your discretion. If possible, let me know what you think 1mon
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kdub_14 Dottie and I were the recipients of the @road2recovery Main Jet award. Such an honor. This award was for all the good things we have done with party in the pasture. Thanks to all who have attended! And here's to doing it again and helping great folks like road to recovery who help all these action sports athletes! #amazingsports #amazingpeople 3mon

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kdub_14 Ole Bob still got it. 3mon

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kdub_14 Got a little emotional on this one tonight listening to Bob Seger. Remember way back when? 3mon

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kdub_14 Driving to my outdoor track!#countrylife 3mon
  •   yamagirl I think she got the hole-shot on ya 😀 3mon
  •   makeeven That's the coolest @kdub_14 3mon
  •   50ksmith @kdub_14 hope you have a extra battery for that ride 3mon
  •   dedmike Love ur spot down there... cant wait for the opportunity to come back... @kdub_14 3mon
  •   jason_covey Hook up an 18 or 24 volt drill battery and it will do 10-15 mph. My daughters motor would drain the batt. In about 20 mins and the motor would barely even be warm. What ended up breaking was the gearing stripped out once she was about five it lasted two summers tho doing doughnuts in the driveway ;) @caseycurrie @offroadnation 3mon
  •   airtek181 Geez how long is that drive way? 3mon
  •   kayne465 Are u going out to the track in Louisiana tomorrow @kdub_14 3mon

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