You Tell ‘EM, Melon! – Vol. 1

Welcome, MX775 readers, to my first installment of "You Tell 'Em, Melon!". Every few weeks, I will be spouting off about the races, news and other assorted crap that comes across my computer desk. Of course, I will also be waxing satirical, but really, how does the old saying go: "behind every joke is a nugget of truth"? Yeah.   First, lets talk about the absolute butt-whipping Eli Tomac put on #thediesel and the rest of the field. Eli said in interviews that he felt loose and could put the bike wherever he deemed. He didn't say "loose as a Goose" (shout out to my boy, Goose Trammel, you crazy mo fo!), but he did put more wax on the field that you did on your snowboard when it snowed last week in the mountains, bro. He looked like my old rival, Bad Billy Robinson on his Hurricane. Bad Billy used to get the best of me, but in the end, we were just good old friends racing because we loved it. That really has nothing to do with what happened last weekend, in moto 2 at Hangtown, but it's a cool way to feign inspiration, you know just by acting like...

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Detroit track proves difficult, with many crashes and injuries, but workers still below crash per race quota

The Supercross track in Detroit last night, proved to be a bit of a throwback, with many difficult jump options, un-even flow and even a chicane into the stands, which turned back the clock to the Los Angeles coliseum era of supercross. The track also proved to be a throwback, causing many crashes and even a few major injuries to riders, as the track designers ramped up the difficulty.   Nick Gnarly, the on-floor track superintendent, said this about the track, "We designed it to be difficult. Ryan Dungey, of all people, has been dominant and we really want to promote parity in the series, so we really had to increase how hard it was for the riders to navigate. As the on-floor contact for DirtWurx and Feld, I believe we did a great job."   Trey Canard, Jason Anderson, Weston Peick and Jake Weimer were just a few of the riders to really get bit by the track, with Trey Canard and Weimer both suffering injuries. Weston just put a giant crater in the berm where he landed and carried his bike on his shoulders back to the pits. Anderson did his best Mulisha impression and tried to land a can't-can't while scrubbing...

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