Two marshalling assignments within months of each other. Didn't push yourself too hard @Panzermann. Take a leaf out of this guy's book.We plan to drive down for MotoGP - Frau Panzer will drop me at the track Thursday and come back for Sunday’s racing, and to pick me up (I hope!). We’ll have to catch up, Mike.
A month later I’ll ride down for World SBK.
In each case I’ll be flag marshalling.
An update if anyone is interested. The club is out serious money to their lawyer, so they wanted to limit people going to the follow up meeting to limit expenses that might result from more delays. Therefore I only have second hand details. Apparently the main complainant didn't want to be public, so at the meeting the only antagonist was a neighbor who is an electrician. After a couple complai8from him one member stood up and said "anybody here he has done electrical work for without pulling a permit, please stand up" and as people started standing, he decided to leave.Rode down to the hill climb protest today, there is an AMA national hill climb in town. The club opened in 1944, first race 1945. Rumor is a lawyer moved in and has been filing complaints behind the scenes and the town has ordered the hill climb closed. There was a meeting tonight, and by law they have to accommodate everyone, so they can't handle the hundreds that showed up, so they are required to cancel, and reschedule at a facility that can accommodate. That is where they try tricking you through. They start announcing they can't accommodate. At 5:50pm for the 7pm meeting. But, if everyone leaves before 7, they declare the meeting open and proceed without you.
More euro bikes than I expected, lots of G bikes, old and new Triumphs, and brits a Ducati, and several KTMs. I left my phone home, so no pics, sorry.
I found as much as I dislike riding in small groups, I like huge groups even less. No problems, the club knows how to do a ride/parade and it was only a mile or two really.
I'm curious to see if they get away with killing the hill climb. My suggestion is they threaten to develop the 80 acre property into hundreds of high density section 8 housing units if they can't race. There are laws now that a community like ours, entirely lacking affordable housing, can't do anything to block development of that type of housing, over ruling zoning and town roadblocks. Let them decide which thing they want to NIMBY harder on, 4 hill climbs a year, or hundreds of permanent apartments.
Those Suzuki 1000S with you are incredible machines.Saturday rode with a couple of friends up to Crystal Lake Café via Hwy 39. Had lunch, then headed to Camp Williams for a coffee before coming back over Glendora Mountain Road (GMR a.k.a the Glendora Mountain Raceway).
Picture from the Azusa Mobil station before heading into the hills.
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Elevation at Crystal Lake is about 6000 feet, Camp Williams is about 1700, and the GMR Lookout is at about 4500 feet. Azusa and Glendora are both about 600 feet, and we started from Long Beach at about 50 feet.
Weather was great going up, and cool at the top, but then hot from about 4400 feet down to Camp Williams, and over the top of GMR. Once headed down GMR the temperatures dropped a bit. Still a very warm day, and a little humid.
I took off the windshield and enjoyed the fresh air. I'd forgotten what it was like having to lean into the wind on the freeway, though.
The rice was only part of the story the tofu dish (POT) was massive. I could only get through 40% of the meal because I wanted to leave room for dessert. I'm not a big fan of Chinese desserts so I wandered past the Welders Dog bar for a nightcap - a pint of their house brew - Pine Ale.Got enough rice there?
Also, lovely weather, a lucky break.