The start/finish line grandstand? I think we do too. :mrgreen: Then it should be fairly easy to meet up. :mrgreen:
Last year I had a bunch of buddies there, but I had no hope of finding them.
I think I walked 15 miles a day, at last years. I just wanted to see the track from multiple locations. For the MotoGP race, I chose the hill adjacent to the hill with the corkscrew, because I could see almost all of the turns.
As I sat on that hill, awaiting the start of the MotoGP race, my wife called me on the cellphone from home, and we watched the race together. 8) It was nice to have her with the commentators on the tube, as she could tell me who hit the kitty litter in that first couple of laps... and what the gaps and laptimes were. Good wifey. :mrgreen:
Then, as soon as Nicky won, I jogged all the way to the perimeter fence, where I could move independent from the crowds, and jogged all the way around to the main grandstand, just barely in time for the national anthem. What a moment that was!
It took 5 hrs to get out of the parking lot sunday last year, but I understand they're not letting cars park unless you pay the $50 for a special pass, so it should be easier to get there and get out. Most people will have to take a shuttle bus.
20valves and his brother had great insight, and we left the rental car way out near the first entrance gate... so after hoofing it to the car... it wasn't bad at all going out. But getting in both days was a 2-hour affair.
This year, we're going to try to sneak in there on some kind of scoots, apparently. There is a 'grand plan' there, I'm not privvy to. :wink:
I wanted to rent a bike but the only thing I could find was a Harley, so I got a cage instead. Would have been nice to have a bike in that part of the country. Some really nice riding. Anyone know of a place to rent a bike close to San Francisco?
San Jose BMW might still rent them. Dubbelju out of San Francisco certainly does. Check out "sportbike rentals", and you'll get some hits, too-they're just expensive because so many guys wad them up. We're (Pashnittours)are having a booth at Laguna this year, so come by and say "Howdy". We'll have our little tour group (2 FJR's etc..)in the turn 4 grandstands. We'll wear my FJR hats! Come by the booth anyway and get a sticker! Yahoo! This should be a fantastic race!!! We still have some spots open for the NorCal MotoGP Tour, or motel rooms, GP Tickets, etc. No Rip Off prices either. Tim
I got to spend all day Monday scraping all the hard parts of the Triumph Bonneville America along the coast north of San Francisco. You California folks have so many incredible roads. A bit of traffic everywhere, but still amazing. Too bad it's soooo far from home. (and I'm too poor to live there)
Sorry for the rude pass I put on an '05 FJR owner on Hwy1 in Sonoma county (if you're on here) but the stupid cruiser I was on had no balls to pass... and you probably couldn't tell I wanted by, since you were a drag racer on every straight. At least you got a nice spark show for a bit after I went by.
Wrong bike for the territory, but it was all I could get for MotoGP weekend.