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May 21, 2006 at 6:23 pm #25081
This is why a riders council initiative is needed.
We care about BMX.
We don’t care about sanctions.
NO TRACK, should be made to sign more than a 1 year contract with any organization.
We must stop these things from happening, and take this sport back.May 21, 2006 at 8:10 pm #30861
I went to it, and it no longer exists. But I will give you the low down.
The NBL track in Binghampton NY, went ABA, but appears that their contract, was still in effect with the NBL, thus meaning they were in breach of contract, so the good people at the NBL sued or threatened. So now the track says it will come back and finish the remainder of it’s obligation, but Noooooooooooooo, now the NBL wants to renegotiate, prior to allowing sanctioned racing, in the meantime, the city has no interest in the track or BMX itself, so they don’t care.
In the interim, the kids can’t race either sanction, and the NBL contiues to renegotiate the contract! Why? Hmm hopefully they will get some one they can controll running the track.
THIS IS A NON-PROFIT ORGINIZATION FOR THE KIDS, Yeah right!!!!!!!!
Sounds like a bunch of petty A**holes. Let the track come back and the kids race, if you care so much about the sport, and when their contract is up they can go ABA, what are they so afraid of. This is what that more tracks will slip through their fingers. I think this single thing, may have hurt the NBL more than anything. Outcome no firm opening date for the track and the locals still have nothing to ride, except the nearby ABA tracksMay 21, 2006 at 11:56 pm #30865
NBL, why a 5 year contract…that you have to renew every year?May 23, 2006 at 3:23 am #30901
Bill and I are the only ones to comment on this?
THERE ARE KIDS WHO ARE NOT RACING BECAUSE OF THIS!
Where is that “it’s for the kids” attitude?
Ya know what it’s not for the kids..
It’s about BMX racing and this is not inducive to evolving our sport.May 24, 2006 at 7:50 pm #30987
WOW, I hope a track in NJ never suffers the same thing as the NY one, cause it doesn’t seem that it bothers anyoneMay 24, 2006 at 8:15 pm #30989
That’s wierd, because it’s frontpage news here…May 24, 2006 at 10:16 pm #30990CrazyCraigMember
Unbelievable is all I can say.
Yer right Brett & Bill – there are kids that can’t race right now because of this. Thank you NBL for killing BMX in that area.
Not being the hell-yeah-lets-burn-their-house-down activist that you are Brett – what can we do to impact the situation there in NY? Since its not our state – I’m not sure if we can do anything to help them, but I guess moving forward this is definitely something to make part of our mission with the UBMXRC. Hopefully we can impact change in policy once we pick up steam.
They tout BMX as a sport where no one sits on the sidelines or on the bench – everyone races as often as they want. Well – unless the sanctions get their poop together on this one – looks like some kids are gonna sit out.
Let not let this happen here.May 24, 2006 at 10:23 pm #30991
If I were them…
I would be right up at the local papers.May 24, 2006 at 10:27 pm #30992
Right now we are screwed and powerless.
Just getting word out to everyone we know is all we can do.
This is why I would like a few track operators with us. I know those guys are sick of all this garbage as well.May 25, 2006 at 1:42 pm #31004
Just checked the Binghamton website and it looks like they will be back up and running June 2nd under the NBL.
I wish I could see the contract they had to sign.
Anyway this is their site.
http://www.binghamtonnbl.com/May 31, 2006 at 8:57 pm #31144KevinMember
Brett…although I am no longer a track operator, being one for almost a 1/4 century I think I can safely say that I have more knowledge of the behind the scene BS that goes on…and I am glad to see that the riders are beginning to take issues with both the sanctions.
Granted, for those 25 years I’ve been staunchly ABA with no time at all for the NBL, mainly a business decision as the ABA is professionally run whereas the NBl is just running around in circles…..my opinion..if someone doesn’t like what I say.. Tough S***, deal with it….
It is only a matter of time before the BMX population faces the hard, cold fact of 1 sanction and one sanction only..that being the ABA…and it is very important now more than ever that the riders, who without this sport would be absolutly nothing, start making the sheer weight of their numbers known to the powers that be.
Like I stated, I’ve been ABA for all my years, but that doesn’t mean that I’m an ABA “rah-Rah” boy either. They have had me P Oed over the years to the point of wanting to go postal over some of their idiocy that they have pulled over the years. The good thing being after they pulled their heads out of the Arizona sand and got out of the sun, things got straightened out…usually.
This nonsense that the NBL pulled over Sheri Lindsey is just that, nonsense..ok, the track people if they went ahead and switched early before the “Contract’ expired, …their bad and they should be made to fullfill the contract. However, once that obligation has been met the NBL has no legal claim at all over the track or it’s operations. (According to my Lawyer, an X-BMX rider) So, the NBL changes the rules and now has them sign…what? A year to year “Continuitity” contract? I would tell Bob Tedesco to wipe his ass with that and after this season is over switch sanctions.
Like the ABA always says, “It’s just a matter of time” With stuff like this going on that “Time” is quickly approaching.
As far as your organization that is forming up, Good luck with it as now more than ever BMX Racing needs just such an organization. If I can be of any help, let me know.
P.S. edit out any of them ‘cuss words if you wish!May 31, 2006 at 9:50 pm #31146
I have no idea who you are.
But I like your attitude.
Welcome to the home of the BMX revolution.May 31, 2006 at 10:01 pm #31147
I can Vouch for Kev, he’s been around a long time, and I’ve known him for most of that. But with the ability through the internet and other mass media availible, it’s only amatter of time, that ANY sanction that strongarms as happened in the Binghampton instance, will face the repercussions. PS Kev you need to annouce at Mass NatJune 1, 2006 at 11:32 am #31172KevinMember
Bill..there was a time that I could do 180 moto’s back to back, semi’s and then mains without a crack in my voice…3 times in a weekend…. I don’t know if I still have the “Mouth” for it after not doing it for a few years…although I think it would be fun to try again!!
Brett: Glad to be part of the “Revolution” Thank You!June 1, 2006 at 11:57 am #31175
Yeah, and that was fter figuring out what mess to bail us out each time we were on a road trip. No toilet was ever safe!!!!!! No rental car was ever the same, and some towns, well they just closed up after we left. 😈
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