Archive for August 2010
Let’s try this again, shall we?
As of today, I have the big hangar known as Workshop 30 in Magnuson Park reserved for this event, so this’ll be happening rain or shine on August 29th. This has been a long time waiting, and I’ve been jumping through hoops to be able to secure this location, so let’s all cross our fingers that nothing goes aloof.
So come out and enjoy a day messing around with your family, friends, pets, cars, or bikes, in front of our cameras while talking cameras or anything else that may come to mind. Jason of JayT Photos and Orhun of Turk Photos are also participating and providing different ideas and settings for some variety.
Take some photos yourself! Bring your camera, bring your gear and let’s talk shop. Just bring an appropriate donation for Northwest Harvest and you’re golden. We’ll provide some snacks and beverages (sorry, no booze) to keep folks comfortable (yeah, I know, booze would be comfortable).
Look your best and be your awesomest, and come out and have some fun.
What can you bring? (more info…)
Infant and baby foods:
Holy hell, that was hot. Sitting in the dusty pits in 95+ degree weather wasn’t exactly the best way to finally get going with my racing experience this last weekend, and it contributed to a lot of bad things. Regardless, finally popping my racing cherry has got to be one of the best experiences in my life.
Starting off with getting to the track Friday night to drop my stuff off at the pits with my bike already there and the canopies already set up, thanks to teammates Tim and Donny, I went about looking over my bike. I hadn’t really ran the bike since being taken out in the second round, and I knew the morning practice was going to be sketchy. I also had some doubts about running on Pirelli Diablos for the race. Yeah. Street tires. Might as well be touring tires. So I planned on sleeping on deciding whether or not I should get a new set in the morning. New Team DFR teammate, Shelly, needed some help getting her bike prepped, so the rest of the night was spent working on that.
The morning of the first race, after being convinced by Tim to get some new tires, was spent taking the wheels on and off and getting some new rubbers. I ended up going with some Pirelli Superbike Pros from Tom Young of Competition Motors. Oh, yeah. Slicks. I’m a racer, now, baby. Tom deserves a huge thanks, also, for letting me borrow a front stand for the weekend, since I was a douche and forgot my front stand at home.
After a quick rush to get my wheels back on, thanks to Tim and Shelly, in the five minutes we had between the rider’s meeting and our practice, we were on track.
For all of three laps.
2Fast and Ducati Seattle put on a Women’s VIP day at Pacific Raceways last week, and it was a success! The 100 session was completely dedicated to women interested in riding at the track, while the 200 and 300 level groups were adjusted to let the guys have some track time. It was a welcome dynamic change, and it was a chance for the ladies who were first intimidated by having to “keep up with the guys” to be introduced to track riding in a more comfortable environment with similarly situated peers (boy, that was hard to word without sounding sexist).
These are fun.