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November 9th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #61
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The wind felt good around noon. Picked up quite a bit and I was wearing a jacket while watching FP2.
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November 9th, 2013, 05:35 AM   #62
 
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Looks quite warm now. Saying 20c air temp. Only 5c where i am :-(
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bit more sun than yesterday, and less windy. track temps were rising constantly for sure. don't know exactly about quali times, were they even faster than fp3/4? btw the info you get at the track is a joke. on the screens only p1-12, times shown only for a few seconds right when they are set, no gaps, no table at the end, nada. results are given by the track announcer in spanish only, so i could figure about half of the bottom results. there is a big need for improvement in this regard. already pissed me off at brno that ihad to call my brother at home to learn about exact results, same again here.

anyways, many more spectators today, better atmosphere, can' wait for tomorrow..
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I thought I would beat the lines by getting up early lol I was wrong. Got up at 6am and joined the crowded lines at the train.

Got into the track at 8am and there more people here than during peak on Friday. More energy too!

If you came on Friday, you could sit on all the Ducati bikes including the new 899 and Monster. Today it's roped off so pictures only.

MotoGP and Moto3 races should be great today! Whoooohoooo!
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That was the most enjoyable Moto3 race I've ever seen!
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How was your race weekend? Please share pics
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How was your race weekend? Please share pics

Yup, we expect detailed storys and pictures. It's how us powersliders roll.
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Yea!! Pics and stores. Or you will be seen as one of them asshole jerk fucks that uses us for all our insight and first hand knowledge and then fucks off. Whittey fucking Blighty....
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November 11th, 2013, 12:30 AM   #69
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Yesterday, I was up at 6am to avoid the crowds heading into Cheste for the final championship round of MotoGP. And I was up again at 6am this morning to board the high-speed rail line to Seville, which is where I write this.

My flight touched down in Madrid on Wednesday. Going through customs and finding a bathroom to change clothes was the easy part. Thing were a bit overwhelming trying to get out of the airport, but I started figuring things out. Thankfully, I know just enough a Spanish to barely get by.

Took the subway to Sol, the major city center of Madrid. Purchased a SIM card so I could access Google Maps on my phone, stopped at a local bank to convert my currency, and found a great hostel for the night, only a couple blocks from Sol. From there, I simply walked and walked. After going in one direction, I would walk another direction. Madrid is beautiful and full of history and culture. In some ways, it reminds of NYC. The tapas food scene is unique and cool. I find the historic statues and plazas and market and cars and motorcycles all equally interesting.

Got a good night sleep and found the train station in time to take the high speed rail to Valencia. Unfortunate for me, spending the long weekend in Valencia meant everything was booked up because of MotoGP. I was preparing myself to camp, and thankfully, I heard back from someone on Airbnb who had a room for rent, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better - great location, comfortable place, quiet and clean. That evening, I walked around Valencia, taking it all in. Compared to Madrid, the city was incredibly clean, and the people in the shops were much friendlier too, smiling and helping best they could with the language barrier.

Friday morning, I took the train to the track in Cheste to watch the MotoGP practice sessions. With MotoGP being as popular in Europe as the NFL in the United States, I was expecting a much larger crowd. The sun was out and the wind was strong, and I was looking forward to seeing the big race on Sunday. After getting back into Valencia, I explored the Old Town, a part of Valencia that had been around since the days of the Roman Empire.

My Saturday was spent exploring as much of Valencia as I could see, from the Royal Gardens to an old riverbed that had been converted into a park going around the city. The farmer’s market and the various plazas were all unique and interesting, and I had an opportunity to go inside the famous cathedral. That evening, as I finished grocery shopping for the next day, a huge protest with several hundreds of people was walking through the city’s main street, taking up many blocks as they marched through with their megaphones and signs. The protest had something to do with not wanting the government to close Canal 9.

Sunday morning, I was up at 6am expecting to beat the crowd into Cheste. I was wrong. There were so many people packed onto the train leaving Valencia, I wasn’t sure if the train was overweight as it slowly crept off from the train station. I was inside the track at 8am, and there were more people there that morning than at peak time on Friday. As race time approached, the track was packed with people waiving their flags wearing anything and everything related to their favorite rider. I’ve been to MotoGP races before, but had never seen anything like this. The energy and enthusiasm was insane! The entire Moto3 race and the first half of the MotoGP race did not disappoint. I was seated in the Yellow section, between Turns 1 and 2, and had a great vantage point to see the bikes passing one another. The crowd and the rider’s interaction with the crowd and the entire event in general was an amazing experience! Leaving the track with everyone else to take the train back to Valencia was not an amazing experience.

I’m as calm as a fruit stand in New York and maybe that’s strange.
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Nice one Duc'


Were the seats okay?


The dried river bed you spoke of, me and my two sons were there in 2010 and had 10 days, so one day we walked from Turo all the way to the F1 street circuit,


Little did we know but it was 8 km it didn't look it on the map lol, when we got there we were fcuked and still had to walk back because we didn't know the metro system then, Should have seen us, we walked back into the hotel like someone who had been on a horse for ten hours, funny as fcuk! I think it was just after we met Shovelhead in the bar washing our pain away


Glad you had a great time
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