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Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« on: April 13, 2018, 03:36:25 pm »
I am headed for MotoGP in Austin this coming Tuesday April 17th. I will probably just take the fastest route from Southeastern PA. If anyone out there is also headed that way give me a shout. Really psyched for the ride.
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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 05:15:32 pm »
enjoy the trip and the races.  wish I could go too!
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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 05:23:48 pm »
When is the actual race?
Purchase tickets online?
I may come in for the day.

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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 06:06:08 pm »
When is the actual race?
Purchase tickets online?
I may come in for the day.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 12:44:52 pm »
The race is Sunday, April 22. It should be a interesting one after what happened in Argentina. Austin is a fun town. I'm planning on spending all three days at the track. I hope someone other than Marquez wins but Honda is looking good this year. The other thing cool about Austin's race is the riders pop up all over the place as most fans here don't recognize them. Last year we met Zarcco's manager, some nice French dude that just smiled and grunted when we spoke. I'll post the picture later.
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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 02:45:54 pm »
Enjoy the Race.
I'll be at Cliff's  {Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous}..

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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 02:03:41 pm »
Hi Fred,
I tried to have a cog event the first year.  It did alright but didn't seem to turn into a yearly event as I thought it might.  Partly because other cog events keep getting scheduled on the same weekend.  I am heading up to the HMR also.  Enjoy.  It is a lot of fun.  Get a pic with the track babes and post it here. 
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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 04:19:57 pm »
Hi Fred,
...Get a pic with the track babes and post it here.

Yeah....That's part of the fun.  I uploaded one of the Ducati Girls to social media and got a call within an hour from my wife, asking what the pic was all about.  Her network of friends saw it and called her.
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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2018, 03:45:10 am »
I'm planning to be there on Saturday with my dad and my 2 sons, but the forecast is thunderstorms.  I can't afford Sunday tickets but I may have to bite the bullet and go on Sunday. 
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Re: Heading to Austin for MotoGP 2018
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:39:38 pm »
OK, the forecast scared me off of Saturday, so I bit the bullet today and bought Sunday tickets.  $100 for turn 15 tickets.  If you haven't been there before, turn 15 is a good place to see a lot of action.  I also like to walk down to the general admission areas around turn 9 and sit on the grassy hill.

Of course the hi-lite of every MotoGP trip is the vendor area on the infield.  Every bike manufacturer is represented with most of their product line on display.  The accessory suppliers are also there with their latest products.

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