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Is it a speech 101 class?

I would talk about the nervousness and what the rider can do to control the nervousness before and durring the race. Just about everyone can relate to that in some way or another.

Then there are the speech basics, Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them.

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you mean SPEECH....right?:thumbsup: anyway, how about one based on the physical workout you get while riding at a high level and how fun it is while doing so.

Joe

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I would recommend a talk pertaining to the evolution of dirtbikes over the years. A description of a few of the major technological advancements over the years, ie monoshock suspensions, liquid cooled motorcycle engines, modern 4 stroke technology, etc would likely fill the time requirement as well as being somewhat interesting to the non-rider.

Talk about how we went from something like this:

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To something like this:

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Last year i had to give an exspository speech on something most people dont know about and i did mine on riding. Here it is it took 8 min to say.

Andrew Lewis

4/5/11

Expos Speech

“Motocross: A sport Like No Other”

By Andrew Lewis

An anonymous author once said, “Once motocross gets in your blood it stays with your forever.” Today, I am going to explain the amazing, fast paced, intense sport of motocross. Motocross is more than a sport. It is a lifestyle. People who ride motocross competitively are constantly working on their bikes, practicing their riding, and traveling to different tracks to race. For those uniformed of what motocross is, I will explain. Motocross is competition for dirt bike racers which takes place on either large outdoor tracks, or indoor tracks during cold climate racing. Throughout the race are many obstacles such as jumps, that can be as long as 100 feet, to closely packed rollers, called “whoops” that can be knee deep in depth. Along with the manmade obstacles on a track, after a full day of racing the track will have deep ruts due to the dirt bike’s tires and large braking bumps that can very easily throw an inexperienced rider over the bars. As many as 40 riders at a time may race on these tracks. Motocross has a rich history, many types of racing, and many different bikes.

History

Motocross started in the early 1900’s after WW I in Great Britain. The riders rode impractical rode bikes with adjusted suspension and different tires. In Great Britain, they raced in “scrambles” – 20 mile courses over the countryside. The first organized scramble was said to of been the Southern Scott Scramble. By the 1930’s race teams were made and scrambles became a popular sport in Great Britain. During the 1960’s, organized scrambles began happening in the United States. It was in the 1970’s when motocross developed into the sport we know today with different varieties of racing and riding.

Racing

In motocross there are many types of racing such as Track, Harescrambles, Enduros, and Supermoto. The most popular and famous type of motocross is Track. A motocross Track is a closed course, indoor or outdoor, with track times in the one to four minute range for fast riders. A Harescramble is a race that combines trails and offroad riding with track riding. Enduro racing is a trail only race in which the riders must clear sections of the trail in certain amounts of time. Lastly, Supermoto combines track and paved streets.

Pro Racing

The most popular type of pro racing is Supercross. “Supercross is a motorcycle racing sport involving off-road motorcycles on an artificially made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Professional Supercross contest races are held almost exclusively within professional baseball and football stadiums.” (Supercrossonline.com) The Supercross season starts in January and goes into the beginning of May. It consists of eight east lite races, eight west lite races, one east/west lite shootout race, and 17 Supercross Main races. The winner of the season is determined by the amount of points received by the rider during the series. Points are earned by placing well in each Supercross main event. The winner of each race receives 25 points. Second place gets 22 points, third place gets 20 points, and so on.

Each race has two heat races, where the top nine riders go to the main event. The other riders go to the last chance qualifier, where the top two riders go to the main event. The main event is where the twenty best riders in the world race for twenty laps. As of April 6, 2011, Ryan Villopoto is winning the 2011 Supercross series with 255 points.

At Supercross there is more than just racing. Before the main event, the KTM Jagermeister FMX team comes out and does freestyle tricks while the track is prepared. There are fireworks and opening ceremonies where all the top riders, ride out and perform wheelies and small tricks for the crowd.

Another popular form of motocross is the Outdoor Nationals. The Nationals, a twelve race series, starts in late May and goes through mid-September. The Nationals consist of two thirty minute, plus two lap motos, where forty riders try to complete as many laps as possible. Each track has a different blend of corners, jumps, hills and whoops.

According to a study by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Performance Institute in 2002, Outdoor Nationals Motocross is the most physically demanding sport because it works all muscles and keeps the riders heart rate at 180 to 190 beats per minute. The rider’s heart rate stays this high for two 35 minute motos. A moto is section of the race in outdoor motocross. For example, two motos are considered on race in the outdoor nationals. Along with the Outdoor Nationals being the most physically demanding sport, it is also arguably the hardest sport. Riders must race forty others at speeds of over fifty miles per hour while muscling a 240 pound bike for over thirty minutes. If a rider gets tired and makes a mistake, he/she would possibly crash and brake bones or even be killed, unlike other sports where players can take a break if they need one.

Bikes

One of the biggest parts of motocross is the types of bikes the riders ride. There are many different varieties of bikes such as motocross bikes, trail bikes, trials bikes, and freestyle bikes. All bikes use either a four stroke or two stroke engines. Four stroke engines are much heavier than two stroke engines, but they have a much smoother power delivery. Four stroke engines also produce less pwer per cc than two stroke engines. Four strokes are currently the engines of choice for all major manufacturers because of emission output. Normally, a brand’s most advanced bike I their 450cc 4 stroke motocross bike. A typical 450cc motocross bike costs $7500 new.

Currently, there are five major brands that produce motocross bikes, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Honda is known for making very reliable bikes and having the lightest 450cc. Also, Honda was the first major manufacturer to put fuel injection on their motocross bikes. Kawasaki is known for having the best overall 250cc bike as well as the best motor on their motocross bikes. Currently, Ryan Villopoto, the rider with the most points in Supercross, is riding a Kawasaki. KTM is the only major manufacturer not based in Japan. They are the only manufacturer whose most advance bike is a 350cc bike. Suzuki is known for having the only fuel injected 450 bike that won both the AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross. Yamaha is known for the most radically designed 450. The YZ450F has a rearward slanted engine unlike other 450’s which have a forward slanted engine.

Conclusion

Many of you are probably thinking “Why? Why do motocross riders spend countless hours in the garage working on their bikes? Why do riders risk their lives on a daily basis? Why do riders spend countless dollars to race?” There is no one answer to that question as it differs for every rider. Some, it is adrenaline, some the escape from everyday life, and others the chance to become famous. No matter what type of bike you ride, what type of race you ride in or where you learned to ride at, once you have the chance to learn to ride, you will never look back. Motocross riding is the best sport there is.

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Last year i had to give an exspository speech on something most people dont know about and i did mine on riding. Here it is it took 8 min to say.

Andrew Lewis

4/5/11

Expos Speech

“Motocross: A sport Like No Other”

By Andrew Lewis

An anonymous author once said, “Once motocross gets in your blood it stays with your forever.” Today, I am going to explain the amazing, fast paced, intense sport of motocross. Motocross is more than a sport. It is a lifestyle. People who ride motocross competitively are constantly working on their bikes, practicing their riding, and traveling to different tracks to race. For those uniformed of what motocross is, I will explain. Motocross is competition for dirt bike racers which takes place on either large outdoor tracks, or indoor tracks during cold climate racing. Throughout the race are many obstacles such as jumps, that can be as long as 100 feet, to closely packed rollers, called “whoops” that can be knee deep in depth. Along with the manmade obstacles on a track, after a full day of racing the track will have deep ruts due to the dirt bike’s tires and large braking bumps that can very easily throw an inexperienced rider over the bars. As many as 40 riders at a time may race on these tracks. Motocross has a rich history, many types of racing, and many different bikes.

History

Motocross started in the early 1900’s after WW I in Great Britain. The riders rode impractical rode bikes with adjusted suspension and different tires. In Great Britain, they raced in “scrambles” – 20 mile courses over the countryside. The first organized scramble was said to of been the Southern Scott Scramble. By the 1930’s race teams were made and scrambles became a popular sport in Great Britain. During the 1960’s, organized scrambles began happening in the United States. It was in the 1970’s when motocross developed into the sport we know today with different varieties of racing and riding.

Racing

In motocross there are many types of racing such as Track, Harescrambles, Enduros, and Supermoto. The most popular and famous type of motocross is Track. A motocross Track is a closed course, indoor or outdoor, with track times in the one to four minute range for fast riders. A Harescramble is a race that combines trails and offroad riding with track riding. Enduro racing is a trail only race in which the riders must clear sections of the trail in certain amounts of time. Lastly, Supermoto combines track and paved streets.

Pro Racing

The most popular type of pro racing is Supercross. “Supercross is a motorcycle racing sport involving off-road motorcycles on an artificially made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Professional Supercross contest races are held almost exclusively within professional baseball and football stadiums.” (Supercrossonline.com) The Supercross season starts in January and goes into the beginning of May. It consists of eight east lite races, eight west lite races, one east/west lite shootout race, and 17 Supercross Main races. The winner of the season is determined by the amount of points received by the rider during the series. Points are earned by placing well in each Supercross main event. The winner of each race receives 25 points. Second place gets 22 points, third place gets 20 points, and so on.

Each race has two heat races, where the top nine riders go to the main event. The other riders go to the last chance qualifier, where the top two riders go to the main event. The main event is where the twenty best riders in the world race for twenty laps. As of April 6, 2011, Ryan Villopoto is winning the 2011 Supercross series with 255 points.

At Supercross there is more than just racing. Before the main event, the KTM Jagermeister FMX team comes out and does freestyle tricks while the track is prepared. There are fireworks and opening ceremonies where all the top riders, ride out and perform wheelies and small tricks for the crowd.

Another popular form of motocross is the Outdoor Nationals. The Nationals, a twelve race series, starts in late May and goes through mid-September. The Nationals consist of two thirty minute, plus two lap motos, where forty riders try to complete as many laps as possible. Each track has a different blend of corners, jumps, hills and whoops.

According to a study by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Performance Institute in 2002, Outdoor Nationals Motocross is the most physically demanding sport because it works all muscles and keeps the riders heart rate at 180 to 190 beats per minute. The rider’s heart rate stays this high for two 35 minute motos. A moto is section of the race in outdoor motocross. For example, two motos are considered on race in the outdoor nationals. Along with the Outdoor Nationals being the most physically demanding sport, it is also arguably the hardest sport. Riders must race forty others at speeds of over fifty miles per hour while muscling a 240 pound bike for over thirty minutes. If a rider gets tired and makes a mistake, he/she would possibly crash and brake bones or even be killed, unlike other sports where players can take a break if they need one.

Bikes

One of the biggest parts of motocross is the types of bikes the riders ride. There are many different varieties of bikes such as motocross bikes, trail bikes, trials bikes, and freestyle bikes. All bikes use either a four stroke or two stroke engines. Four stroke engines are much heavier than two stroke engines, but they have a much smoother power delivery. Four stroke engines also produce less pwer per cc than two stroke engines. Four strokes are currently the engines of choice for all major manufacturers because of emission output. Normally, a brand’s most advanced bike I their 450cc 4 stroke motocross bike. A typical 450cc motocross bike costs $7500 new.

Currently, there are five major brands that produce motocross bikes, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Honda is known for making very reliable bikes and having the lightest 450cc. Also, Honda was the first major manufacturer to put fuel injection on their motocross bikes. Kawasaki is known for having the best overall 250cc bike as well as the best motor on their motocross bikes. Currently, Ryan Villopoto, the rider with the most points in Supercross, is riding a Kawasaki. KTM is the only major manufacturer not based in Japan. They are the only manufacturer whose most advance bike is a 350cc bike. Suzuki is known for having the only fuel injected 450 bike that won both the AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross. Yamaha is known for the most radically designed 450. The YZ450F has a rearward slanted engine unlike other 450’s which have a forward slanted engine.

Conclusion

Many of you are probably thinking “Why? Why do motocross riders spend countless hours in the garage working on their bikes? Why do riders risk their lives on a daily basis? Why do riders spend countless dollars to race?” There is no one answer to that question as it differs for every rider. Some, it is adrenaline, some the escape from everyday life, and others the chance to become famous. No matter what type of bike you ride, what type of race you ride in or where you learned to ride at, once you have the chance to learn to ride, you will never look back. Motocross riding is the best sport there is.

Sheesh.....now you gave him the entire speech and no work on his part :ride::worthy:

Nice work Andrew :thumbsup:

Joe

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