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Gear For Sale / Womens Icon Kitty Jacket (L)
« on: 07/12/16 04:03PM »

Wore a few times 8 years ago, been hanging in my closet ever since.

Size L

$100.00 obo

Can-Am Circle Premier Sites 83 – 103. ELECTRICAL and WATER HOOKUPS. Can-Am Circle is the smallest of the four campgrounds at Laguna Seca. It contains 21 Premier sites, and is located just outside Turn 5. A bathroom with hot showers is located a short walk from the area. Each space has a level, asphalt pad with picnic table and fire pit. The area is suitable for all types of campers. See the Track Map for the location of this campground’s position relative to the track.

***SPOT # C-102***

JULY 7-9 2016

Asking $300.00 -- just what we paid.

General Motorcycle Discussion / Level Z ~ New R1?
« on: 09/30/14 09:26AM »
This is torture, I thought they were going to unveil at Intermot.  Now we have to wait until EICMA.    :'(


1  General Admission Ticket and Paddock Pass

July 11-13

Pick up in Huntington Beach

Asking face value  $95.00

Thanks ~



Here is what BeIN is showing, and they are saying it’s live and exclusive to them. (Not sure how this relates to the newly available paid subscription coverage)

By the way, Uverse is listing the coverage as FIM Superbike World Championship

Today 2/19 7:00-7:30 pm Season Preview
2/21 Superpole – 10:45pm – 12am Friday both on BeIN and the BeIN Sport Play web link

Saturday at 7:30PM Race 1 (both on BeIN and the BeIN Sport Play web link)
Saturday at 10:00PM Race 2 (both on BeIN and the BeIN Sport Play web link)

Off Topic / Be careful out there today
« on: 02/02/14 08:53AM »
Watch out for drunks of all kinds.  :-\

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Racing Headquarters / COTA On Sale December 5!
« on: 11/26/13 06:25PM »
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Tickets for Grand Prix of The Americas On Sale December 5
by staff
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
This just in from CoTA:

Tickets for 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas on sale Thursday, Dec. 5

New in 2014: Free motorcycle parking for early birds, single-day tickets available, reduced parking prices, kids 12 and under receive free general admission to MotoGP

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 26, 2013) - Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life? Circuit of The Americas? (COTA) has the answer, as tickets for the 2014 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. CT online at at COTA will host the first of only two MotoGP contests in the United States next year and welcome the best motorcycle riders in the world to Austin April 11-13.

COTA's 2014 MotoGP event features many new fan-friendly options, including FREE motorcycle parking for fans that purchase their tickets by Dec. 31, 2013;

Three-day weekend passes and single-day ticket options for fans;

A new dry camping option for fans who want to stay close to the circuit all weekend; and Kids 12 and under receive FREE general admission with a ticketed adult.


Single-day general admission tickets start at $39 for Friday's practice sessions, and single-day reserved seats start at $59. Three-day weekend passes start at $89 for general admission or $139 for reserved seats. Three-day dry camping passes are available for $150 per space.

 :36: :'(

The legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will remain on the MotoGP calendar in 2014, as doubts have emerged about the future of the Laguna Seca round in California.

Earlier this year IMS management said a decision on whether to go ahead with the final year of its contract with Dorna next season would be decided following this weekend’s race.

That decision though has already been taken, with circuit bosses keen to remain on the calendar next season because of the economic impact the event has on the city of Indianapolis and growing interest in the race.

Not only will Indianapolis remain on the schedule for 2014, but a statement from Dorna confirmed that talks were already underway about a long-term future for the race.

IMS management have put in huge efforts to promote the race at arguably the most famous motorsport venue in the world.

But the circuit on the infield of the iconic Speedway has come in for scathing criticism since it first joined the calendar in 2008.

Patchy asphalt, unpredictable grip and a bumpy surface has led to strong criticism, while some sections of the 16-turn, 2.621 miles track have been deemed too tight and slow for MotoGP.

It is clear that significant upgrades will need to be implemented for next year, including a complete re-surface and modifications to Turn 4 and the final corner.

Speaking yesterday after qualifying, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow told MCN: “We want to change the surface and we want some corners changed. To go around Turn 4 you might as well slip the clutch it is not that good. After Turn 5 to the end of the lap the surface is so slick you can't really pass because if you run off line you are in the grass. Firstly we want the surface changed and then change the first sector and the last sector."

Asked to explain what changes he’d like to see at Turn 4, the Ducati-bound star added: “Honestly I would run around the banking. It would be cool. Straight into the first corner and around the banking but no one else wants to do it. I thought it was a great idea. If we just open out the second and third corner so it is not as tight and then four can be more of a sweeping corner because now it is just first gear at 3,000 rpm for everyone. The last sector is the same. We all want it changed.”

Italian Valentino Rossi confirmed that Indianapolis was ready to adhere to the requests of the Safety Commission and he said: “Indy want to continue to do the race and they are ready to do a lot of work to improve. The main problem is that the asphalt they use for the infield because it is very bad. The quality is not fantastic and this is the base to improve the race track."

The likelihood of Indianapolis remaining on the calendar in 2014 comes against a backdrop of increasing speculation that the Laguna Seca race will be axed.

The California venue also has a contract for next season but concerns over the safety of certain sections like the approach to the Corkscrew, poor facilities and the fact that no Moto2 or Moto3 race is held there have placed the race in serious jeopardy.

With Argentina’s new Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo track definitely joining the world championship schedule in 2014 and Brazil pushing hard to follow suit, it is unlikely the schedule will be expanded to 20 races next year.

One concern is that the current restrictions on riders only having five engines per season won’t be enough, thus raising costs, as factories have to increase the allocation.

Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta has previously stated there won’t be three races on the calendar in the US from next year onwards.

It was always assumed that Indianapolis would be the race to go, keeping the spectacular new Circuit of the Americas in Texas and Laguna Seca on the calendar.

But MCN sources confirmed in Indianapolis that Laguna is now in a vulnerable position, particularly if the Brazil race goes ahead next season.


What Motorcycle Theft Statistic Mean For You
June 21, 2013
By Tim Watson

Having your bike stolen sucks big time. But according to latest statistics you’re more likely to lose your motorcycle if it’s a Honda on a Monday or a Tuesday in California than anywhere else in the U.S.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau — a non-profit organization that’s been around for 100 years and monitors national insurance fraud and crime — in its latest analytical report estimates there were a total of 46,667 motorcycle thefts in the U.S. in 2011.

That is down 6% from the previous year even though new motorcycle sales increased by 3% – 439,678 to 440,899 – during the same period.

In general, motorcycle theft according to all of the NICB’s data is a seasonal crime with July and August in 2011 peaking at 5,544 and 5,397 respectively as the two highest months that year to get your bike stolen.

If you’re motorcycle is going to be stolen then it is most likely to be taken on a Monday or Tuesday, while surprisingly at the weekend there are less reported thefts.

In 2011, California had 50% more reported thefts than the second ranking state of Texas with 5,927 bikes taken compared to 3,950. Florida was third with 3,927, North Carolina 2,466 and Indiana at 2,114. A total of 10 states accounted for 25,983 or more than 56% of all motorcycle thefts in 2011.

If you own a Honda motorcycle you’d better stay alert as around 24% (11,014) of all bikes taken in the U.S. in 2011 were Hondas. Next up was Yamaha at 8,800, Suzuki 7,281, Kawasaki 5,009 and Harley Davidson at 3,120.

And if you lose you bike you are only 33% like to ever see it again. Out of the 46,667 motorcycles taken in 2011 only 15,017 were ever recovered.

Although California had the high proportion of motorcycle thefts it also had the highest rate of recovery at 2,085 and an average recovery time of 22 days. Florida was second with 1,334 bikes found and 24 days to recover and Texas third at 965 and 32 days to recover.

This all makes for grim reading but as we have explained recently there are a ton of ways to keep your motorcycle safe. Just pay extra attention if you’re Honda owner, living in California on a Monday night in August

Racing Headquarters / Controlling the Uncontrollabe
« on: 06/06/13 05:04AM »

While normally, MotoGP fans never get enough of seeing Valentino Rossi on TV, there is one shot they would (for the most part) gladly be spared.
Every time the Italian leaves the pits for practice or qualifying, the TV director seems determined to show the same shot, from the camera on the back of Rossi’s bike. As he leaves the pits, Rossi stands on the footpegs, and pulls his leathers from between his buttocks, before sitting back down again and leaving.
Why does he do this? Are his Dainese leathers so badly cut that they are continually creeping up between his buttocks whenever he’s not on the bike? The answer to that is obviously no, his leathers are custom made to fit perfectly, yet still Rossi does this every time, whether he needs to or not.
It is part of the long series of rituals he performs before he hits the track, rituals which include bend over and touching his toes, crouching down and holding the right footpeg, and only getting on from the right side of the bike.
These rituals – part useful limbering up, part invocation of Lady Luck – are something many riders perform, in their attempt to exert control over themselves, and over their environment.
In a fascinating press release – by far the most interesting we have received in many months – the Aspar team today provided a discussion and explanation of what riders are trying to achieve through the use of these rituals.

The press release – entitled ‘Controlling the Uncontrollable’ – walks the reader through the many factors which go in to making a champion, and emphasizes the enormous importance of the mental side of the sport. It is a fascinating insight, and a highly recommended read:

Listening to the same song, straddling the bike from the same side every time, performing a particular stretch routine, making the sign of the cross or putting a certain glove or boot on first. Riders employ many methods in order to maintain focus, many of them with no logical basis. The objective is to try to block out the environment, focusing all thoughts into one, and above all reinforce the idea that everything is under control. Some of these gestures are virtually copyrighted and are sometimes copied by novices. Who is not curious to see Valentino Rossi always watching the Moto3 race start from the wall as a spectator, or bending his knees and clutching them before getting on his bike?
Manias, superstitions, fixations, ideas or routines, call it what you want, but all riders need a ‘safe place’. They need to repeat a sequence of actions, however insignificant, to help them concentrate and stay focused. If you did a comprehensive survey many of them would admit to the same procedures, but each uses his own mechanism of concentration to try to have a sense of control over something that is beyond control. The rain, contact from a rival, a breakdown. . . These are just some of the drawbacks of motorcycling beyond the control of anyone, but still most riders convince themselves that they can be mastered.

Contrary to general thinking, concentration, disconnection, abstraction, responses to fear. . . these are all parameters that can be trained and over in a race weekend are almost evenly combined. Unfortunately, while the riders are elite athletes and act as such to many extents, they neglect to take care of certain aspects that are more important than their skill. Especially in the early days. Many extremely talented riders have been left behind due to their bad habits, which they try to cover up when their performance slumps.
Training daily, eating a healthy diet and resting is the bread and butter of an elite athlete. Training the mind in order to face the pressure of the big occasion is also fundamental to optimizing performance. Being able to concentrate and manage intense moments of concentration is basic. The rider must know how to structure the weekend in terms of priorities and focus to perform at their highest level in each session. There are two types of concentration: introspection, used to loosen up, and fixation on outside factors. Rest is also crucial to avoid excessive mental fatigue, which can affect physical performance. The better the results are, the easier it is to rest. If the rider is too self-critical and has not scored a good result, they will analyse all the reasons why and will not disconnect.
Do not confuse rest with isolation, which can sometimes form part of the period before concentration can begin. Finding a place to eat alone, escaping to the motorhome for a game on the console, or just a nap, are some basic mechanisms to release tension and drive away negative thoughts. There are riders who must be completely exhausted at the end of a Grand Prix weekend. Who has not asked for a picture with their favourite rider and the most they have managed is a posed shot. Some riders reach such levels of concentration that they are little more than zombies, their bodies roaming the paddock but their thoughts elsewhere.

‘Controlling the uncontrollable’ also applies to fear, the riders’ biggest enemy. In sport there are many types of fear and one of the most significant is the fear of failure. In riders the most ‘logical’ fear is that of a big crash. The natural human response to fear is paralysis, avoidance and struggle. ‘These riders who crash at 200km/h and ten minutes later get back on the bike are crazy!’ It is a common remark but there is little truth to it. The accumulated level of adrenaline is such that a rider’s first thought after a fall in the middle of a session is ‘quick, I need to get back out because the session is nearly over,’ not ‘oh dear, I crashed.’ Fear can appear later when in the cold light of day they think again about the damage they could have possibly done. This fear is more a friend than foe, as it helps to recognize the limits and impose a specific prudence in future. In contrast, excessive fear or panic may block logical though, becoming a handicap for a rider or indeed any other person.
In order to understand a little more the grey matter of motorcycle racers we see self-belief as another way to face reality. Very important indeed. There is scientific evidence that positive or indeed negative thinking influences brain responses. But be careful, your self-belief must come from an objective place. And humility must be your universal force. Think that it is best to be positive, without losing sight that in order to win every battle must be fought first. Arrogance and overconfidence are a fast track to failure.
That said, when you see an athlete doing some strange gesture or following a curious ritual, do not be surprised, it is their way of trying to get a sense of control over something that is basically uncontrollable.

Source: Team Aspar; Photo: © 2013 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

Off Topic / Powerball Winner Comes Forward
« on: 06/05/13 01:41PM »

Off Topic / HB Concours
« on: 06/02/13 08:22AM »



Just a reminder.  C'mon girls!   ;D


Ducati / The Ducati Sound
« on: 04/04/13 05:11AM »
A friend sent me this ~  ;D

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Racing Headquarters / GP TV Coverage
« on: 03/27/13 05:47PM »

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