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Old 08-06-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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That's how you roll... dude's got a set to ride in a terrential downpour. I'd love to get some more wet-weather practice in, makes ya smooth.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:33 PM   #3
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That's how you roll... dude's got a set to ride in a terrential downpour. I'd love to get some more wet-weather practice in, makes ya smooth.
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But not sure if I would want to run 002's/003's might have to go to rains or back to street tires.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:54 PM   #5
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But not sure if I would want to run 002's/003's might have to go to rains or back to street tires.
It's pretty rough, Alan, Trevor, myself, and a few others had to learn Hallett in the rain right before a hail storm on race tires... talk about "exciting".
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You should of seen Rossi and I last season at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in the rain. You couldn't keep us off the track.







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Now that looks fun! I want to race in rain like that.
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:56 PM   #10
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Dang! That is hard core! But, not for me! I will melt being so sweet and all!
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that is sweet. and mary they locked ur intro thread
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ive done a trackday in the rain at TWS (Texas World Speedway), but it wasnt a downpour like that
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:59 PM   #13
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I love wet trackdays, but not cold AND wet trackdays. What sucks is that most of the time when a trackday is dry and then it rains, the trackday organizers stop the riding. The few of us that due bring rains with us need that or should I say want that track time. If we hold current race licenses then let us on the track during the rain. If you don't want your corner workers out there looking like soaked rats then bring them in...we'll take care of ourselves and/or each other if need be.
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If was getting paid to on rain tires on a sponsored bike, I'd throw that b down the track all day. Club racing, coming out of my pocket for points, not so much. Not near as fun. But that's me.
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That's how you roll... dude's got a set to ride in a terrential downpour. I'd love to get some more wet-weather practice in, makes ya smooth.
Ok Moe.....
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:44 PM   #16
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Ok Moe.....
Hey hey hey, I might be a , but that's taking it too far. Lol.
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Race car in the rain, no problem... bikes... no way.
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You should of seen Rossi and I last season at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in the rain. You couldn't keep us off the track.







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That was one of the best track days ever. I think I easily put in over 250 miles in the rain that day - best part was it was wide open! I think we might have had 4 bikes on the track. One BMW ST with heated grips, extra tall windshield, another ST and then BigComfy and I.

Too much fun.

Good times.


FYI - Riding in the rain is really the best and cheapest way to learn how to be smooth, figure things out on a bike without pushing it, etc etc. I look at it as 1 rain track day = 3 dry track days (in terms of experience, bike control...etc etc).


Chris you remember what happened with the 636 when we got to TWS (Texas World Speedway) that day? lol it was still wet!
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:30 PM   #19
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Race car in the rain, no problem... bikes... no way.
Don't tell that to NASCAR, the gayest motorsport ever. When 4 drops of rain touch the track they pack it in and call the race.
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My last trip to Deals Gap before I moved back down here from North Carolina, was great!

Right up until we came back through the Dragon at the end of the day and it started POOOOOOOOURING!!! I'm talking about something out of that movie "Hard Rain".

Right as we started up the Mountain, it went south real fast. I thought to myself, "Who cares, my tires are hot from riding all day. The only thing I got to watch for is cars and Gold Wings taking it easy." WROOOOONG! My bike did one BIG wiggle and I started on a B line right for the edge of the Mountain. I said "Fvk this, I'm done". From that point on it was cruising with the traffic. I was lucky though, because a minute or two later, I would have been flying around a blind corner and probably would have smacked right into this long line of harleys and gold wings. So I was lucky......to say.

But since then, the thought of aggresive riding in the rain as been very questionable in my mind. But I know I'm going to have to learn sometime, if I plan on racing in the near future. But that picture is crazy..........I'd do it, but I would be sh1tin bricks the whole way.

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