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Old 07-23-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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Great article. Very accurate. I also did the route (mostly) that you did and agree that it is some of the best riding in the country. SCRAMP has learned from it's past mistakes and has put on a very well organized event for the last couple of years. All of the volunteers I dealt with were courteous and helpful to boot. One thing though, celebrities (flown in by helicopter no less!) did not add "presitge" to the MotoGP weekend. That would belong to the likes of Rainey, Lawson, Roberts, etc.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Great article. Very accurate. I also did the route (mostly) that you did and agree that it is some of the best riding in the country. SCRAMP has learned from it's past mistakes and has put on a very well organized event for the last couple of years. All of the volunteers I dealt with were courteous and helpful to boot. One thing though, celebrities (flown in by helicopter no less!) did not add "presitge" to the MotoGP weekend. That would belong to the likes of Rainey, Lawson, Roberts, etc.
Thanks for the kudos. And I agree with your assessment of the kinds of people that add prestige. I was just indiscriminately dropping names. No offense intended to the racing greats who I respect highly.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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Kevin- was the last shot on that road that goes by the base brig? I think I've been down that path before.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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Actually, that was on Santa Rosa Creek Road out of Cambria. But thanks for playing!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:20 AM   #6
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Johnny- am I still eligible for the year supply of mac n cheese?
I want my parting gift!
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:22 PM   #7
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Brilliant article, and really, really good pictures, Fonzie. Saw the race itself live on tv over here in the UK, but your article and atmospheric shots give the authentic heat'n'dust, the smell of racing oil and beer, and above all the intensity of the sunshine! Not as good as actually being there, I'm sure, but pretty close. More please.
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"...attendance of mega-celeb Tom Cruise and mini-celeb Verne “Mini-Me” Troyer reinforced the event’s prestige.". Name dropping? OK that must be a West Coast thing. Bring on the 800 cc comparo!!!!!
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Brilliant article, and really, really good pictures, Fonzie. Saw the race itself live on tv over here in the UK, but your article and atmospheric shots give the authentic heat'n'dust, the smell of racing oil and beer, and above all the intensity of the sunshine! Not as good as actually being there, I'm sure, but pretty close. More please.
Thanks for writing in, Mom! Strange, I didn't know you had relocated to the UK...
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