Brammo Blog : Streetfest, Isotopes, and SECA—Oh My!

23 07 2012

Blog 21: Off to See the Wizard…The Wonderful Wizard of Charge.

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Well that didn’t really work as a rhyme…maybe next time. Now if only I was going to a Boz Scaggs Concert…Then I could be “Off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Boz…”

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Oh My….that is just a hella nice coat…and hair…and what an obscure reference…

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But I should start with this weekend. Saturday was BUSY.  Sunday too. But we will start with Saturday.  And that means: RT 66 SUMMERFEST.

 http://rt66central.com/rt66summerfest.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/07/20/entertainment/summer-on-66.html

Started in 2010 with 20k people…Last year was 30,000. No numbers yet on yesterday, but a ton of people out walking Central from Girard to Washington…It would be so nice to have that area closed permanently to traffic. I think it should be shut down all the time for walking and shopping. Won’t happen, but would be nice.

Only a Mile long, but right by campus and lots of shops and food…perfectly placed for a car free area.

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One of the main draws of the Rt 66 Summerfest…Classic cars in gaudy colors. 🙂 But that engine is smokin’.

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First purple, then Yellow and Orange, then Orange…It’s like a box of crayons for Toddlers. Only bright, crazy colors allowed.

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Getting all set up.

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Dude was taking TWO Pamphlets!! I had to bitch slap him…Nah, if he wants two, he can have two.

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I have perfected the “fan” display of Handouts between the seat and rear light.

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Straight from the set of Breaking Bad to Summerfest…Nah, just how we look in Albuquerque.

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View toward the Aztec Motel sign…I miss that crazy flea bag motel and sad it got torn down. Though I’m glad the city kept the sign.

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View back toward our area. I love that Albuquerque will have horses, bicycles, skateboards and people walking all at the same time.

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The Urban Transport Booth was right across from a cool Neon store…I have a fondness for Neon that is far from inert.

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Nice couple looking at E.

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Enertie and I were official Rt 66 Summerfest Volunteers…the badge came with exactly NO benefits. Sigh.

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I did go and check out the cars…I especially liked this artistic Carb cover.

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And, from an earlier blog (editors note: Blog 17), I saw the same two guys driving the Trolley…So I guess they didn’t steal it.

Free Trolley rides at Summerfest sponsored by Breaking Bad. The show just went from Awesome to Super-Duper AWESOME.

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And I saved the best of Summerfest for last…This boy’s reaction was great. His family was checking out the scooters and I told him to go ahead and sit on the little Bobber we had there. He liked it, but then he came over to the Enertia and was, “OH MY GOD, I WANT IT.” I wish I was filming his first reaction. It was priceless.

And the funny thing is I get asked all kinds of questions from adults. And sometimes by the 5th or 6th question they will ask the price. But never first. The first question from him,

“I want it. How much do you think it is?.”  Ah, youth…straight to the point.

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I left the Rt 66 Summerfest around 5:30 to go home and pick up the wife. We got some nice Upper Deck clubhouse tickets to the Saturday Albuquerque Isotopes Triple A Baseball game (the “Topes” are the AAA farm team for the Los Angles Dodgers). Thanks Hayley and Daniel. And since parking is so much faster and easier on the Enertia than a car, well “D” rides with me. And yes the Enertia is a single seat motorcycle…And yes Brammo could get mad at me…But it works fine and the Enertia has no problem hauling D and me around for short trips (Isotopes park is about 7 to 8 miles from our house.) Plus I’ve seen two Brammo employees riding 2 up on Enertia’s, so I know I’m not the first to try it.

Just putting up a couple of photos…Sadly I can’t take a photo of D and I on the Enertia…Will have to get one someday soon.

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Good Seats. Great Company. 🙂

We got to the Stadium a bit early. It’s great to leave home at 6pm for a 7pm game and be in your seats by 6:20. No way can you do that in the “Big City.”

The Official Attendance was over 13 thousand…so a full house.

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“Topes” win 16-3 and a good 15 minutes of Fireworks after the game. A very nice end to a very nice day.

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Time to go pack for SECA…I realize not everybody knows what SECA is, so that will be my job for tomorrow. Well that and driving 500 miles to NEEDLES, CA. And why I picked Needles to stop for the night? No idea. 108 degrees tomorrow. It will be NASTY. Maybe I should push on to Barstow instead?

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Till Next Time…

Gavin

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Bonus Photo

Ok, so by now everybody knows that–all together and with great emotion—“I Park Where I Want!!” (it should be a game show on GSN)…

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Boz Scaggs seems to be everywhere. Maybe he does have Wizard-like powers. Or perhaps my meds need adjusting.

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But that isn’t the Bonus Photo.

Just yesterday I had to come into work on a Sunday, and if that wasn’t bad enough, I found a driver that puts me to shame when it comes to parking where they want.

I bow before the master, I am humbled and I will have to try even harder from now on…

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On second thought, perhaps he is just a bit dense and thought the arrows pointed to either side of his car,  instead of the whole area.
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