Would you mind posting a little something touching on what I consider to be the exception to BRO rule? In two different instances I have seen them play out in a perplexing manner: circa 02′ some BRO on a 94′ CR 125 wearing reasonably current/matching gear just destroying the 125 B class at an AMA Mega Series race (reasonably legit). Circa 02′ to present, different BRO on a few year old CR 250 (back then on a 00′ most recently an 07′ I believe) running an HJC with a quick strap system, and urban camo pants (I want to say the same pair all this time) with a fox jersey consistantly running top 3 in 250 B and now +25 Expert also at AMA Mega Series races. It’s keeping me up at night.
We live in a pretty sick world. On a daily basis, the news subjects us to bombings in the Middle East, murderers thinking they are cool, and school coaches telling young players not to worry, checking for hernia is totally part of a coach’s job description. And then there is this – when the universe looks at you with your fresh kit and your new bike and says “Fuck you BRO” and sends in this ringer from parts unknown. Of course his HJC is loaded with the quick strap system, because if you have the time to take your goggles completely off AND put them on, you are definitely moving too slow for this crazy train.
We all know the dude’s riding style, too – elbows down, head bobbing like he loaded up on helium pre-moto, and enough foot dragging to make a stroke victim count his blessings. For whatever reason, it does not matter. BRO just pops that motherfucker into overdrive and runs it up front every moto. He is the exception that proves the Joe rule. Here’s the thing, though: he will never get any better; whatever divine miracle allowed him to gain the speed that he has cannot outperform nature any longer. BRO’s learning curve is straight plateaued like you read about. So fear not, he will be joeing around in the back of the pack soon enough. And if he does not, then dude is a straight up zombie Jesus, so there are bigger things to worry about than him leading the Vet class.
By the way – ’07 CR250 is totally legit. Shine the frame, throw a Cycra number plate on it, and you are full factory. BROest machine on the track.