Ty Davis banned from Best in the Desert series..
Posted January 10, 2003 - 10:00 AM
Now that is the first I heard that.
I and I agree that that would have put the entire series and jeperdize future events becouse of the Eco-tarrorists reply to that. Yes I agree that a ban but not for life.
I am not double taking on this I was going by what I read here. I did not see anything about going 25 yards off the main trail.
25 yards may not seem allot, but with all the restrictions eco-enviro nuts and orgs watching its the life of a sport...
Posted January 10, 2003 - 10:23 AM
What I have noticed around here is that the general public enjoys a great deal of freedom and not much land use enforcement (unless it involves conflict areas such as in an urban interface zone). But, when the agencies have to be involved for formal events (which require permits) things are a little different. And some previous history has developed a bit of "bad blood" for some racing venues.
I do also know that another (perhaps less high profile) racing organization ran the Parker venue until this year. From what I heard their failure to secure that venue for their schedule this season had something to do with land use problems and/or the political atmosphere in the Parker community. I have a feeling that this is indeed at the core of the situation and more is at stake then just making sure that all racers follow the promoter's rules.
Posted January 10, 2003 - 11:11 AM
Occaisionally a hero needs to fall from the pedistal to keep the others grounded... I really hate that it had to be my hero....But alas they are all human.
Amen brother! Yamakaze is that an original quote? It's a great one for sure. Can I use it?
I'm not digging on Ty; just commenting on that statment as a whole. Too many heros seem to be above the law, or at least think they are. What is worse is they get treated as such too. I'm not just talking motorcycles here. Sports, TV and movie stars, you name it. Joe rock star busts up a hotel room and walks. If we do it we spend then night in the slammer. Joe baseball or football player gets caught with drugs and it's no big deal. I'm sure you have many more examples of your own.
Back to the ban on Davis and Pearson. If they did something as stupid as riding the course backwards I can see a serious penalty. That puts his life and others in danger. If it was something like getting to Pearson by an unauthorized route; I can see that too. I bet there are econazis just waiting to record and report infractions to the authorities to get BITD removed from the desert. That hurts us all.
I hate see Ty get banned too. He really is a good guy and I consider him one of my heros. However, if he had a lapse of judgement and intentionally broke the rules he needs to accept his punishment (however, I think he will try to negotiate the final punishment). The person I feel for is Pearson. That's if he was truely an innocent bystander.
I was reading a book today and found this under the professionalism section and thought of this thread.
"The acceptance of social responsibility is one criterion of professional status"
Posted January 10, 2003 - 01:07 PM
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Posted January 10, 2003 - 05:33 PM
Have aliens captured Ty or Casey? Is the CIA now involved?
Nobody's talkin. This is better than Watergate.
Posted January 11, 2003 - 02:54 PM
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Posted January 13, 2003 - 02:20 AM
Speaking as a hugely Ty-biased fan, and there are many of us, I would sooner pay money to watch Ty ride in a parking lot than to watch a BITD that had banned the Best!
This promoter cut his own throat. He should be ashamed of publicly announcing such a ban (and naming names) while lacking the guts or the courtesy for his race's participants and fans to tell the WHOLE story. He didn't even tell his side (or cite the infraction so that others might learn); just his arbitrary punishment. Something stinks.
How seriously can a fan take a race like that without Ty Davis? It would be a real sham. Like paying big bucks to travel to and attend a Supercross without Carmichael or Larocco or...
Just my 2 cents. Or $50. Whichever is closer.
Posted January 13, 2003 - 04:26 AM
Posted January 13, 2003 - 08:23 PM
This promoter cut his own throat. He should be ashamed of publicly announcing such a ban (and naming names) while lacking the guts or the courtesy for his race's participants and fans to tell the WHOLE story.
I really wish you guys wouldn't rush to judgement! I consider Casey to be one of my friends. Casey is a guy that fights for land rights, deals with the BLM on a daily basis and is probably one of the most patriotic person that I've ever met in my life. To speak out like that breaks my heart, because none of us really know what happened out there. Why judge someone when you don't even know them. I'm am one who thinks that Casey could've had better timimg with his remarks but maybe he had good reason. But for you to say he should be ashamed just kills me...
Sorry you were not there and don't know the whole story...
Posted January 14, 2003 - 06:30 AM
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