Re: Can Anyone SURVIVE SX may Dirt Rider mag
I agree that the jumping thing has gotten outta hand. Baja Acres in Birch Run Michigan started to follow the big jump fad and then quickley went back to nothing but tabletops after a 125C rider came up short, went over the bars, and broke his neck. His familly and twin brother were there and had to watch it all. They cleared the pits for the chopper to land and take him away. To top the day off their only bike that they shared was stolen from their locked garage while at the hospital that night.
Since that day all doubles and stepups have dissapeaered. There is still a rhythm section of doubles, but if you can't clear the first one (which is flat if you come short) you can't even attemp the rest, so it is pretty safe. I think this is better, since 90% of the riders there aren't ready for any big jumps. Local racing is meant for family fun, not big air showmanship.