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Old 22nd July 2008, 02:25   #1
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Default Trip to MotoGP08 - Laguna Seca

It had been a while since I went out on a long ride. This year's MotoGP was an event that I had planned for since the past 6 months. I had reserved a camp site at the Fox Gill Motorcycle campsite, by turn 6. I met a couple guys from LA cooling off at a rest area, and rode with them. They had just bought brand new rides. an R1 and a GSXR1000. It was a fun ride to Monterey from San Diego. A pic of these 2 guys inhaling something.
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My ride with a sleeping bad, a tent, and a tank bag with essentials. This time it had a camera as well.
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View from Fox Hill campsite
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Turn 6
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Pimped Kwakkers.
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Lots of eye candy
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My VFR cooling off at the campsite
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Views from Fox Hill, Parking lot with tons of bikes. There was another ton at the camp sites.
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Keep the shiny side up and ride on,
-GG
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Old 22nd July 2008, 09:29   #2
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Great pics! Love the one of the parking lot, when will we ever get to see something like that in India.
It would be nice if you could also speak about the experience of watching a MotoGP race live!
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the actual experience of being at a motgp event is impossible to put into words. i went with a bunch of friends to malaysia for the 07 race,,the sound, pace and atmosphere is unbelievable. going this year as well. cheers:
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Lovely images...And you got a bird's eye-view of Corkscrew? Amazing...I think it is the most exciting corner in MOTOGP because of the sudden change in elevation....

The photos of the riders...are they of AMA Superbikers?
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Hey Gutsy , thanks for a wonderful travelogue. Man loved those pimped bikes too. What sort of mods were on them?
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i was actually in dismay looking at the initial fotos.. Where were the babes? and lo, there they were.... U didn't get more of them? I meant photos !!

Awesome dude, you the man !! Must have been a great experience.
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OT: the fight between Rossi and Stoner was awesome this race.
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Lucky You Gutsy and wonderful pics and definitely the pimped kawasaki's look nice to me. Seeing the parking lot, could not say anything except Whoa ! Whoa!
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OT: the fight between Rossi and Stoner was awesome this race.
Yes it was, Stoner got the lead a few times but Rossi overtook him at turn 5 right in front of me, that was quite a sight. This was my first time at Moto GP, so the sights and sounds were simply incredible. Since I was there by myself, I did make a few good friends, folks rode in from all over to the camp site. My neighbors were from Vancouver, BC, cannada. Great gus to hang out with.
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Great pics GG! Some more of the pit girls would be appreciated!
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Great pics GutsyGibbon and great ride too!! How hot was the weather? I'm planning Indianapolis GP ! Don't have a ride any more though and it hurts :( !
For a moment i mistook you for prasadee. He's in California too and has a VFR !
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Great pics GutsyGibbon and great ride too!! How hot was the weather? I'm planning Indianapolis GP ! Don't have a ride any more though and it hurts :( !
For a moment i mistook you for prasadee. He's in California too and has a VFR !
Hi Bhupi,
I knew I would get caught once I start posting pics. I just got bored of an Id that had my entire name in it, and I could not figure out a way to change it, so created a new one with my favourite Linux distro as the ID.

The weather was great for riding, low 60s, just chill enough to wear a full suit, and not feel warm inside.
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Hi Bhupi,
I knew I would get caught once I start posting pics. I just got bored of an Id that had my entire name in it, and I could not figure out a way to change it, so created a new one with my favourite Linux distro as the ID.

The weather was great for riding, low 60s, just chill enough to wear a full suit, and not feel warm inside.
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So you rode from SFO to Monterey right?!
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Is that an MV AGUSTA in the background in the first pic?!?!
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Is that an MV AGUSTA in the background in the first pic?!?!
Yes, the same one from Dark Knight.
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