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NBL tracks by the numbers: 1997-2007
post Sep 5 2007, 05:35 PM
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First of all, let me just say I did this out of curiosity, not to pick on one sanction or the other.
{ I can go the ABA route next}

Second of all, the Sept 1997 issue of "BMX Today" was handy -near my computer.

Thirdly, I was trying to see if bmx has declined by seeing how many tracks there were in the USA -ten years ago vs. today. I took a bmx today from my stash, counted the tracks, then got on the computer and counted tracks listed today. I left out Canada and Puerto Rico on purpose- just the USA.

Now, this does not take into accout that:
A: We have no clue if a track was actually there in 1997 just because it is in the magazine { 2007 for that matter, when looking at the computer listing, a track could be gone}
B: I did not take into account the number of indoor temp tracks, I just counted tracks period, if they were listed. Some or most of these indoor temp tracks could be long gone, but what the heck, they were listed, they got counted.
C: Somebody is probably going to hammer me for constantly saying old school is better, well, I do not consider 1997 as being "old school", probably even too new for "mid-school". The bottom line is, I just wanted to see what had happened in the last ten years to tracks.
D: We can not possibly see from this if numbers of racers are down, I.E., the same track could have had 35 motos in 1997, still be listed on here in 2007, but have 15 motos, clearly down. This is only track count, that is it.

OK, without further typing and pontificating and spinning, let us see some numbers here:

Total NBL tracks 1997: 120
Total States: 30

Total NBL tracks 2007: 123
Total States 28

Net gain of 3 tracks, net loss of two states.

States with gains of numbers of tracks:
Cal from 5 to 10
Fla. from 14 to 22
Indiana {drama state, LOL} from 5 to 9

States with a big goose egg { had tracks then lost them all} : Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Louisiana

States that gained tracks { had zero nbl tracks but had since built one}: Mississippi, Missouri, West Virginia.

OK, people who took stats in college: what does this all mean? Analyze please.

[ September 05, 2007, 07:43 PM: Message edited by: pquinnbmx ]
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post Sep 6 2007, 08:10 AM
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I know that East TN had 4 NBL Tracks in 1987 (East Ridge, Chattanooga, Sweatwater, Knoxville) All 4 are gone now. I know Northwest GA had 2 NBL tracks (Dalton, Rome) They are also gone. I know that an ABA track in North GA (Redbud) and 1 in TN (Athens) closed within the past 2 seasons.

I also know they are building a new ABA track in Southeast TN (Ducktown) and talks of another (Soddy Daisy). But I haven't seen either one of them yet. Oh yeah, I can also remember when Powder Springs was a NBL track.

I also know we used to 40-60 moto locals in Chattanooga TN and now on a GOOD night you may have 20 motos at a local in Bradley.

I dont really know what it all means. Man, I really miss those days!!
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- pquinnbmx   NBL tracks by the numbers: 1997-2007   Sep 5 2007, 05:35 PM
- - knucklebutt   It means the ABA took their tracks!   Sep 5 2007, 05:46 PM
- - pquinnbmx   ha ha, Yeah, I could do the same for the ABA if I ...   Sep 5 2007, 05:50 PM
- - BS   Figures lie and liars figure.   Sep 5 2007, 05:52 PM
- - pquinnbmx   One thing I would personally work on if it were my...   Sep 5 2007, 05:58 PM
- - pquinnbmx   quote: We have no clue ha ha   Sep 5 2007, 06:09 PM
- - HRPdesigns   Do the same numbers for 1987, that would be intere...   Sep 5 2007, 06:36 PM
- - RBIGroup   That is funny, I did the same thing the other day,...   Sep 5 2007, 07:07 PM
- - g-mo   Missouri has no nbl track. Odessa has been closed.   Sep 5 2007, 07:29 PM
- - pquinnbmx   We had a local rider who moved here from Missouri ...   Sep 5 2007, 11:02 PM
- - Bags1   Using Statistics logic and rules, I would say you ...   Sep 6 2007, 07:22 AM
- - pquinnbmx   I agree totally , Bags, I was going to go 5 year s...   Sep 6 2007, 07:27 AM
- - Elvis   I'm thinking these numbers don't mean a lot withou...   Sep 6 2007, 08:13 AM
- - Tom Erickson   Actually the numbers do mean something. I am an e...   Sep 6 2007, 08:27 AM
- - pquinnbmx   quote: I also know we used to 40-60 moto locals i...   Sep 6 2007, 08:31 AM
- - LeadSled1   Current as of today:   Sep 6 2007, 08:57 AM
- - pquinnbmx   what are these? moto counts?   Sep 6 2007, 09:00 AM
- - pquinnbmx   gotta be nbl memebrship rider count numbers   Sep 6 2007, 09:02 AM
- - delirious   wow, there is only 10681 nbl members?   Sep 6 2007, 09:05 AM
- - Bags1   Tell me any other industry that leadership could b...   Sep 6 2007, 09:06 AM
- - pquinnbmx   yeah, 10K would not surprise me, down 20% in just ...   Sep 6 2007, 09:07 AM
- - Bags1   I guess I should be happy. Looking at SC, we are ...   Sep 6 2007, 09:11 AM
- - pquinnbmx   quote: leadership could be responsible for those k...   Sep 6 2007, 09:12 AM
- - pquinnbmx   What is up with "drama state" up there? Come on gu...   Sep 6 2007, 09:17 AM
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