Updated: Apr 27, 2021
Sadly I have come to find that it's a hard conversation to have on a public forum, people start name calling and everyone that has a opinion about anything to do with safety is either a pussy or a commie and wants to make regulations for everyone.
These days it's go big or stay home, and I don't know if y'all have noticed but at the grassroots level most have in fact decided to stay home!
I have done surveys and talked to thousands of people that have quit racing online. And a lot of them would come back if there was a new optional way to get out and bang bars with your buddies and have fun without having to go so big and so fast.
Below is a clip from a conversation I read on a public forum, that turned into name calling and the thread got locked.
I was just observing neither person is me, but I would like to continue the conversation here.
I will say that i think the person that said that parents are wanting more safety these days is spot on. And that doesn't have to mean regulations or changes to current classes, it means options. I can easily explain this.
It’s gotten to the point to where we have to ask you this question. Why are you still involved in the sport if it is so unsafe to you? My drive to work every morning is more dangerous than a few laps at pala motocross track.
The question above is in reply to someone talking about a thread on safety in motocross, And it seems to be a very common point of view, the macho just man up type, in fact I think most on the thread lean that way. And below was the reply from the guys he was talking to