Ty Davis banned from Best in the Desert series..
Posted January 14, 2003 - 01:51 PM
But I agree with Dan Lorenze as well. We just have to sit tight and see if somebody puts it all out there. And even then, we still have to put ourselves in their shoes before we criticize either Ty Davis or Casey Folks.
In the meantime, we are having a data-free discussion. It's all merely speculation.
Posted January 14, 2003 - 01:54 PM
Posted January 14, 2003 - 11:56 PM
Posted January 16, 2003 - 06:28 AM
This does not detract from the good things the promoter has done; but it certainly doesn't add to the list. This is a simple matter of fairness and respect. The man was willing to humiliate people in front of their peers and fans without giving justification. I have no respect for that. If Dan has related the incident accurately, that is.
If the facts remain confidential, so should the punishment and people involved. As Dan pointed out, I wasn't there. But he was. Why didn't he and the rest of the "audience" DEMAND an explanation? I guarantee I would have. If for no other reason than to ensure I did not commit the same infraction.
Something STILL stinks!
Posted January 16, 2003 - 06:50 AM
I don't feel I have "rushed to any judgement". I did not base my comments on any of the speculation. I based it on what you stated as ear-witness fact at the public flogging (what you claim to have actually been stated and revealed).
That is insufficient to judge WHY he did it (publicly humiliated respected people), but quite sufficient to judge WHAT he (the promoter) did. The man handled it poorly and with great disrespect for the people punished and for the other racers and fans.
If it had happened TO you, would you want it handled like that? In reality, it DID happen to everyone he made a party to it, and he went out of his way to make everyone in attendance a party to the punishment. The humiliation could easily outweigh the actual ban. That is not worthy of respect.
Posted January 16, 2003 - 12:57 PM
There are extenuating circumstances that I can't (was asked to keep it quiet)
go into, but the incident happened just a slorenze (?) reported.
And, BTW, does anyone else remember an incident during the Idaho National in which
Mr Davis was accused of cutting the course? Happened about 3 years ago.
Posted January 22, 2003 - 05:11 PM
Posted January 22, 2003 - 08:26 PM
My race in Laughlin was great. I feel it's the best that I've ever ridden in my life. The course was really tight. I never got past 3rd gear all day. Out of 30 Ironmen that raced I got an 8th place, I feel good about it cuz their were pro's mixed in the bunch including an ISDE metalist in my class. The Yamaha was flawless..
Thanks for asking!!! Take care, Dan