There was a brouhaha last year about UTVs and racing etiquette and the basic consensus was that we are racing and all is fair. IE if that spot of desert before your pit is open and it's a good spot for them to pit their UTV it's fair game. I was in the minority in that argument BTW.I agree with this a far as the teams in the pits. We had a situation this last weekend in baja where a team came in and set up right next to our pit and then stopped their car in front of our pit mat with our truck 5-10 seconds behind them making our truck have to drive around them to get in the pit. We were there 2 hours early and I personally told them our truck was close. The set up anyway...
building a race car from scratch no matter if you have one built or do it yourself means you are in it because your serious. get a utv from a dealer and bolt on some mods and be a pro in one day. that's the problem. we have repaired so many that went 200 ft and rolled on a brand new unit.
I inferred two things:What exactly do you think Colton Udall was referring to when he said utv is ruining MC racing?
I agree. And as someone who has contributed to this attitude it does make me wonder why.Biggest "get off my lawn" thread in a while.
Class11 is where it’s at!!!!ok, what im mainly seeing on this thread is a nuclear meltdown ... all in all UTV's Might be good for the racing scene because it gives race promoters money, but not good to race against (so it seems) but here's the thing, something can only last XX amount of time before it dies off, so when UTVS die off like classes usually do, wtf are people gonna turn to? class 11..
I cant speak for Colton, but as a bike rider/racer I can agree 100%. Our local desert has been changed dramatically in many areas, mainly sandy roads. UTV's cause a wash board type terrain change due to their belt drive. The chop is so bad on so many roads it just sucks on a bike. I curse the crap out of UTV's constantly these days. If you ride a bike you know what I mean, its frustrating. Not to mention these guys are just swarming around with zero clue to think about on coming traffic. Not only that, northern Baja roads now have gates and pissed of ranchers. Why, well a big part of it are the clowns in utv's that have zero respect for their land. They show up at the border, dozens in some cases, and its game on all the way to Mikes. This is not an opinion, its a fact. Ranchers have blocked us many times, on bikes, and pointed us back. They are over it. Goons destroying their property, throwing out trash and beer cans. The only cool thing is one new gate we rolled up on. It had a small opening to the side for bikes. So, my guess is this is the kind of stuff Colton is referring too. Not necessarily the UTV racers, just the recreational ones. Oh, and I had a utv and raced one. I since have sold it and will stay on my bike.What exactly do you think Colton Udall was referring to when he said utv is ruining MC racing?
This is a new one to me. How is that exactly?
"the poop people come up with?" You obviously have zero point zero off road experience. All credibility out the window in one statement. Not even worth explaining to you as you don't understand "poop" WAJ. Been around the sport for decades and have racked up plenty of wins on a moto bike. So I have just a little knowledge. But thanks for the comment.Was wondering the same thing. Lol. The poop people come up with...
Yeah, I've never raced before and definitely not a full season, and definitely didn't win the championship in our class.You obviously have zero point zero off road experience.