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Old 10-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #41
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Equipment, physical stature, skill, desire...

Here's the thing. I'm pretty sure that the top few guys don't have a day job. All they do is train and race motorcycles and have been at it for who knows how long. They are like 5'8"... 150 lbs and lean as a mo fo. They back the thing in, drift it out all day long, every corner. And they go hard every single lap from friday practice to the last lap on Sunday. It is the single most important thing in their life, I'd imagine. They have launch control, major electronics, wheelie control, traction control, back up bikes, modified frames, etc etc etc... true superbikes.

The most drastic difference is getting out of the corners. It aint so much the corner speed it's how fast they get the bike turned and leave a big fat blackie as they smoke your at corner exit.

And they arent scared to eat .

It's insane.

You have no idea how slow you are until you take to the track with these guys.
And yet you are still a contender in that arena. Very impressive.

Good thread and thanks for sharing.


Side note: I think I saw you turning onto highway 6 from I-10 like around 7:50. I saw a toy hauler with a VW being towed behind it. It had 212 decals on it, if it wad you guys, I wad the idiot waving outside my window at ya'll
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #42
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you could buy a factory ride and you be on the same equipment. But you still gotta qualify.
I agree, Graves Yamaha has 2 super stock AMA Prepped bikes, that anyone can buy, one costs 22K which is the Supersport the other is the Daytona for 25k. If you can ride it they can build it,same bike Josh Herrin rides.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #43
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and an all round great guy and teacher too..

Well done Brandt, youre a pretty lean mo fo yourself now. 5'8" you aint
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #44
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And yet you are still a contender in that arena. Very impressive.

Good thread and thanks for sharing.


Side note: I think I saw you turning onto highway 6 from I-10 like around 7:50. I saw a toy hauler with a VW being towed behind it. It had 212 decals on it, if it wad you guys, I wad the idiot waving outside my window at ya'll
That would have been GDI racing, Team Gonzo.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:02 AM   #45
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Great job Brandt!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:47 AM   #46
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Big B, very proud of your efforts. NOLA was a great event. Having CMRA guys there to cheer for was cool, especially in the Premier Class. There were enough CMRA guys there that it made the weekend more comfortable and enjoyable. It's time to start planning for next year. I hope to see you at the Big Show again next year. NOLA is our home race until we get lucky enough to get COTA. I heard a rumor CMRA will be at NOLA next year. More track time to prepare for AMA!

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #47
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #49
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:45 AM   #50
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Awesome reflection and mucho mucho mucho credit to you

I've said it before but I'll say it again,
you've come such a long way.................

remember this
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now you're racing AMA,
doesn't get much better does it!!!
Well Done and Congrats
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #51
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Congratulations to you! Your story is very inspiring and motivational. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #52
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Way to pull those two seconds out when you really needed them, tow or not!

Great write up and an inspiration for everyone who heads out to the track. Not everyone will be as fast as you after 4 years, but the fact that a person can make the trip from first track day to the top level of AMA racing in such a short time is really something.

Congrats and thanks for sharing your story.

Dave T.

PS. Just remember AMA boy that I still have your number on Superpole! I may be skeerd of them literbikes, but I gots a chance if I can get you back on a 125.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #53
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I've never been as excited to watch a bike race as I was when you were hauling down the front straight. Truly an honor to get to watch you race against the best!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #54
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Congrats Brandt. Thanks for sharing it's inspiring to here for sure. Bucket list: AMA pro rider, check.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #55
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Hey Bud, Doing and teaching are completely different. I teach people for a living. It took me years to perfect my style of communicating so that my clients could easily understand and then demonstrate exactly what I wanted.

Biggest tip I can offer is to be a student every once in a while. Sit in on another class, school, etc and remember what it was like when you were a rook.

Big congrats on making the big show.

PM me if your interested in my bike (backup for you)... its going up for sale soon. back to MX for Me. Who knows maybe you'll race the NOLA race with Will next year???

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #56
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And yes, those racers and every top tier professional racer lives, eats, and breathes racing. They eat, train, ride, train, eat, sleep.
Most of them cross train with a trainer and cycling.

If you decide to go big time again, get in contact with me. I can guarantee I will improve your fitness.

P.S. I was really disappointed you didn't holeshot on that beast... I was counting on you to back it in turn one and take out Hayes.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #57
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Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'm glad that some of you are inspired! 4 years ago I was scared to take my wheel off... couldn't even install a slip on.

Dave - If I every get another shot at you for superpole I'm gonna hammer you, son!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #58
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PS. Just remember AMA boy that I still have your number on Superpole! I may be skeerd of them literbikes, but I gots a chance if I can get you back on a 125.
Just don't choke on Superpole

Missed you at boot camp last time. We need to get a big group of CMRA guys at boot camp for a dirt slinging and ball busting good time.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #60
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You're a pretty classy guy off the track as well..
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