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Looks like Mondays weather is turning to shit. Predictions of a Sunny day for a week now....all of a sudden...mostly cloudy, 50% chance of rain..... and they think they can predict weather a decade from now, jeez.
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Fuggin Low off the Coast of Maine is supposed to stall and track east.
Doesn't sound TOO bad right now though;
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

So John, how much rain does it take for you to park the bikes for the weekend? I figure you're riding regardless this round.


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Depends....I'd just really have no reason to get out there and ride my bike around the track at 50mph....It teaches me nothing...smooth bullshit...I'm not training for a professional carreer, I don't plan on competing in "rain" championships. You learn nothing in the rain except how to ride in the rain...and since I don't like riding in the rain and I'm an all grown up man and it's not my job...I don't have to.
I already know for a fact I can get to the front and stay there...for a while....then I'll crash. So there is just no point in it for me, it's no fun. I depend very much on all my limbs working for me to pay my bills....once decision to do a few laps in the rain could cost me a ton of money. I don't have the kind of jobs I can do over the phone.

I don't mind a damp track...but I don't like a shiny track. I'll even ride through puddles is there are dry sections. But when it's actively raining...no, not worth it for me.

Last race I was up checking my grid position ( pole by the way for both races)...saw Karl McAlister...he asked me if I was going to play in the rain. I said probably not...he said...yep, gotta remember we do this for fun.

I've crashed enough where it's not unique or a good story anymore, it's just a sore body and a bike to fix....if I'm lucky. And to be honest, if winning another championship means risking my income and many other aspects of my real life...well then I'll just have to lose, and leave it to the guys that are in a position to take those chances.....and more power to them. At some point I may be in that position again, but not now.

Weater forcast was looking even worse just now. Still though....couple of days left..could get better. Doesn't sound like it's going to be pouring down the whole time.
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Edited by - jbranson on Jun 09 2007 11:46:35 AM
 

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I am pretty bummed on it..... I really feel the same as you jb.

too soon to tell

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lol wish I had that weather right now, actual temp yesterday a blistering 99 with a heat index of 107 and no rain in sight. lovely south carolina.

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i'm no weather man but it doesn't look too likely that we will see any rain...especially in the afternoon. don't frown yet. and johnny, self gratification isn't really making a living and if you do crash, you can always switch hands. hope to see you all there...especially johnny b...bring mary and the jet again. they're great fun even when you're cranky.
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I'll show you cranky you douche bag.

Actually the incremental weather forecast does show a slight improvement of the last one.

Weather forecast...what a freakin scam....I can forecast the weather two hours from now...which about what they can do. I just call Syracuse and ask them what it's doing there.

Jet just got the hose, decided to swim in a giant mud puddle.

I'm cranky cause I've spent literally every spare minute in the last five days working on these images: http://www.jrbranson.com/cgstone/cgstone.htm

Freakin $50,000 porch for a multimillion dollar home. I never saw the freakin place before monday...and I had to have hardcopy in the hands of the client by Friday, and had to come up with a railing design...all based on stone work that doesn't exist yet.

And getting my new quarter fairing sorted so I can whoop ass on the straights.

And....parading around in the rain doesn't teach an amature vintage racer anything but how to go 50 mph in the rain. Smooth my ass..the lines people take in the rain are way different than dry lines. All it teaches you is how to clinch your asshole in anticipation of the next oil spot. We are out there running time 50% slower than dry times....this ain't the pro's running 5% slower in the rain. For a high level modern racer there is something to be learned...for us it's merely a contest of balls....and whose willing to risk a crash. Going smooth through turn one at 50mph in the rain relates in no way to going through that same turn in the dry at 90mph. For a pro doing it at 160 in the dry and 150 in the wet...yeah, there's a connection.

Check out most of the fastest guys in the club, Turk, Yannerilla, Hirko etc....won't see them out there in the rain. They know it's like riding a bicycle down hill backwards....all it does is teach you to ride a bike down hill backwards.
I'm out there for fun and to whoop ass....risking even a broken finger to ride around at 50mph just ain't worth it to me.

I got more freakin focus than I know what to do with, I got focus coming out of my ass, I shit more focus than most brain surgeons have, even my focus has pieces of Chuck Norris in it's stool.
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Edited by - jbranson on Jun 09 2007 4:36:42 PM
 

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Hell...even my dogs have more focus than most people.

And they hate the rain too. Seriously. But they love motorcycles and tractors.
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LAUGH OUT FUCKING LOUD!!!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Damn dude, did your client buy a house in Myst?

Fuck focus. I just ride faster than the other guys.

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i'm focusing on my douche-baggedness. and your fast list? i agree with, well, one of your picks. i still hope i get to see your wife and your puppy. you picked well there.
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i don't ride on the street . . . . I just need to ride. On the track. I don't care if its wet as my ex girlfriend or as dry as my HS girlfriend . . . . I just wanna be on a track.

JohnnyB, get to another track!! TRAVEL!! Satisfy your urges . . . you only have this chance
 

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Please please don't mention the R word. If you mention it in another forum I read, you are verbally abused by every member.

I took my street bike out for ride today with a very slight chance of r--- and guess who got a little bit wet. Who knows what to believe.

Let's see how it goes Monday. Can't wait to see everyone!
 

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I'll show you cranky you douche bag.

Actually the incremental weather forecast does show a slight improvement of the last one.

Weather forecast...what a freakin scam....I can forecast the weather two hours from now...which about what they can do. I just call Syracuse and ask them what it's doing there.

Jet just got the hose, decided to swim in a giant mud puddle.

I'm cranky cause I've spent literally every spare minute in the last five days working on these images: http://www.jrbranson.com/cgstone/cgstone.htm

Freakin $50,000 porch for a multimillion dollar home. I never saw the freakin place before monday...and I had to have hardcopy in the hands of the client by Friday, and had to come up with a railing design...all based on stone work that doesn't exist yet.

And getting my new quarter fairing sorted so I can whoop ass on the straights.

And....parading around in the rain doesn't teach an amature vintage racer anything but how to go 50 mph in the rain. Smooth my ass..the lines people take in the rain are way different than dry lines. All it teaches you is how to clinch your asshole in anticipation of the next oil spot. We are out there running time 50% slower than dry times....this ain't the pro's running 5% slower in the rain. For a high level modern racer there is something to be learned...for us it's merely a contest of balls....and whose willing to risk a crash. Going smooth through turn one at 50mph in the rain relates in no way to going through that same turn in the dry at 90mph. For a pro doing it at 160 in the dry and 150 in the wet...yeah, there's a connection.

Check out most of the fastest guys in the club, Turk, Yannerilla, Hirko etc....won't see them out there in the rain. They know it's like riding a bicycle down hill backwards....all it does is teach you to ride a bike down hill backwards.
I'm out there for fun and to whoop ass....risking even a broken finger to ride around at 50mph just ain't worth it to me.

I got more freakin focus than I know what to do with, I got focus coming out of my ass, I shit more focus than most brain surgeons have, even my focus has pieces of Chuck Norris in it's stool.
JohnnyB



Edited by - jbranson on Jun 09 2007 4:36:42 PM
Here is the porch I designed for Jeremy

 

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Aaron, Where did you aquire such design skills. I am rebuilding my front steps. I was going to have Joe Ruth come by to help out but after seeing what you can do, could you please help me?

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Ok...you designed a house for his head...where's his body going to live?

I'm opptomistic that the weather will be ok....and that I'll learn to spell.
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quote: Ok...you designed a house for his head...where's his body going to live?
johnnyb, can't you see it....head in the house....body on the steps!!

ps it's going to rain during the 200gp race..no rain in the morning.

JS
 
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