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« on: February 26, 2014, 08:19:37 AM »

Who all is going to MotoGP Austin this year? Cool  Amy and I are going down Saturday morning and coming back Sunday evening.

Not sure what our schedule at the track is yet but might have time to meetup at some point at the track or on Saturday evening.  We will be staying in Round Rock at the Holiday Inn.

Also, anyone going to WSBK at Laguna Seca?

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 09:06:06 AM »


We're not going this year but if I may add just one bit of first hand advice;  do NOT attempt to come home on Sunday night, or, if you must, prepare yourself for the worst traffic jam in recorded history that begins the moment you leave your parking spot and does not end until you pull into your driveway 7 hours later.

Seriously.  Avoid driving home Sunday night if at all possible  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 09:20:13 AM »

Unfortunately we have to come home Sunday.  I will make sure to have an alternate route planned incase the traffic is horrible.

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 11:13:03 AM »

I wont be able to make it as I'm at a conference  bang head bang head bang head
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 11:59:54 AM »

Swanny,

I cannot go this year either but between regular I-35 traffic, CONSTRUCTION and a shit load of extra traffic due to the race here is my recommendation based on our experience last year:

When you leave the track stay well EAST of 35 and head North however you like. Make your way North and East to Hwy 79 and take that Northeast to 45. We never stopped on the way home and it was a very pleasant drive through central Texas. Of course that puts you on the wrong side of town if you live Fort Worth way but I'll leave those details to you.

We actually enjoyed our drive home.

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 02:17:58 PM »

Thanks for the advice Mark.  I live in Wylie so that route works fine for me.

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 04:50:04 PM »


We actually enjoyed our drive home.

doubtful the rest of the passengers did, I hear you played BJ Thomas over and over and over.  Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 03:51:20 AM »

doubtful the rest of the passengers did, I hear you played BJ Thomas over and over and over.  Tongue

You are so wrong.


It was Boz Scaggs.


Jeez.


Mark


 
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 07:07:32 AM »

I prefer "rain drops" boo
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 09:47:35 AM »

Oh well...guess no one is going.  Carry on with the back and forth banter since that is how most of these threads go these days.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2014, 11:25:47 AM »

Unfortunately it has fallen on a bad weekend for folks around here this year. We had a pretty good group last year.

Trust me, if I didn't have a SERIOUS obligation I would be there again. I still cannot believe I an not going!  Cry Cry

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 09:40:22 PM »

I'll be there!
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 11:40:03 PM »

  do NOT attempt to come home on Sunday night, or, if you must, prepare yourself for the worst traffic jam in recorded history

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Yeah, that about sums it up heading back up to Plano. 

When is that construction heading North supposed to be done?

It was so much nicer when I lived in Austin for the F1.  It took me about 45 min to get from my door to standing inside the track at Turn 1.  NO traffic taking the back roads from South Austin to COTA!   
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 02:45:07 PM »

I'll be there Thursday night, then leaving for Dallas Monday morning  Dolph
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 05:09:00 PM »

I'll be there Thursday night, then leaving for Dallas Monday morning  Dolph

Good deal Scott!  Maybe we can meet up and say "hello".  Been a few years since we saw each other.
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