Originally Posted by nachtflug
right on. thats why kids like Charmichael shouldn't be compared to men like DeCoster. Charmicheal isn't the greatest of all time.
The best racers of their time rise to the top. Humans in the 60's and 70's are no different than humans 40 or 50 years laters. Evolution doesn't work that fast. RC dominated his time, and beat the best in the world during his time, and has the most wins and series titles of anyone in the history of the sport.
With all due respect, I think you plain wrong to minimize RC's accomplishments. If he grew up on bikes in that era, who is to say he wouldn't dominate that time as well? It's an impossible guessing game. So why not just give each the credit they earned. RC didn't dominate the sport for so many years having anything handed to him. He totally changed the face of MX fitness training and took it to the next level. The guy was an animal. He fed off the challenge and when people stepped it up and got close, he took up to a whole other level and left them in the dust.