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Offline rickm_tx

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Motogp In Austin
« on: February 11, 2016, 04:14:29 pm »
Hey,

For you motogp fans -

As you know, the Circuit of America motogp race will happen in Austin on April 8,9 and 10.  A few friends and I will be attending all 3 days.  While there, we plan on getting some serious saddle time in on the incredible Austin hill country roads.  We will be staying in a 26' state-of-the-art toy hauler that will be parked in the trackside RV parking.  Our tickets are for turn 12, which is an excellent place to watch the race.  Turn 12 is actually fairly close to the RV parking, so taking a break from it all in luxury is just a short walk away.

Anyone in the Houston and surrounding areas is welcome to come riding with us even if you don't attend the race.

And yeah, this includes you, TAZ, Fred and Ted. 

The weather in Texas in April is fantastic - that is, if it isn't busy storming.

And if you cannot attend, send me money and I will have whatever you want autographed by Rossi, Pedrosa, Marquez, Lorenzo or whoever.  I personally have bought an AGV Rossi Icon replica helmet to have signed.  If you would like a t-shirt, repsol replica jacket or whatever signed, let me know.  I plan to video each signature.

Ride safe, but not too safe - the life you save may be my mother-in-laws...

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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 05:10:42 pm »
Sounds like lots of fun.  I went a couple of years ago for the 3 days and had an absolutely great time.  Gonna miss it this year.  We've picked up and moved out of the area (San Antonio).  Have a super time but be safe! :beerchug:
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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 12:50:03 am »
Thats a nice offer  to do signings like that for folks!


I'll be there as well. We've been to every motoGP race since it started at COTA.


No riding for me. I'll be in cager.  Friends from NY are flying in to go with us to the race.

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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 01:32:55 pm »
Planning (Hoping) to go myself for the first time. Maybe a road trip out from south Ga? Hmm.
Ive heard some horror stories about parking, What lots are paved?

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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 01:53:35 pm »
I did not go last year but I think any lot that is not up close to or against the venue's fence is not paved.  Satellite view on maps may show best.  Dark black is paved, light is most likely gravel.
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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2016, 02:18:12 pm »
Most are not paved.  And not good bike parking.  I've never ridden to the track.  However the main entrance is paved and parking for bikes is free for motogp and I think it's paved.  Email customer service.  They will tell you

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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 04:28:44 pm »
Yep, i see a lot of complaining about the parking problems last year at the F1 race, when a hurricane dumped tons of rain in that area.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

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Re: Motogp In Austin
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 07:41:01 pm »
Yeah not much they can do if it rains.  I only went Friday.  Skipped Sat and sun because it was windy and 40f.