BrammoBlog: Laguna Seca. Thursday. Set-up day before the Show.

3 08 2012

Blog 29: I meet the Brammo people and get put to work.

It will be a theme throughout the weekend. Yesterday’s Blog was Heading Home. Today we go “back in time” to the morning before Laguna Seca started. To the morning before 17 Mile Drive. Better get my Enertia up to 88 mph…

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Basically the 4 day weekend went like this: “Hello. Nice to meet you Gavin. Now get to work.”

Adrian told me I would be a VIP, but I didn’t know that meant Very Indentured Person. Luckily is was a fun, though tiring, form of servitude.

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The Brammo Team got to Laguna Seca around 8am. I didn’t arrive till 11. So I missed out on the fun of unloading the Dino DNA truck (my daughter would LOVE that truck).

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So much vacuuming needed done on that horrid outdoor carpeting. Shudder.

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Unloaded, but still tons of work to be done. Posters to hang, bikes to set up…and a 3-D hanging poster board to be made…strangely enough that duty fell on my shoulders**.

Why? Why not I guess.

**Duty fell on my shoulders…hehehe.

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Getting there.

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MY three dimensional sign…So much duct tape on the inside. Box cutters and duct tape can do anything. Not necessarily pretty, but the job was done.

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How Adrian looked 80 percent of the time 🙂 He’s a busy man with that phone.

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Can Brammo make this the next priority now that the Empulse is basically done? People love the dirt bikes.

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Lots of new pamphlets to hand out.

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And finally the tent is done for the day. Adrian is looking at his watch and seeing how the timing is going for our 17 Mile Drive ride. We made it easily.

Only thing missing in the tent is the Empulse TTX, which will go in the center. It is coming with the race team Friday morning.

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Some riding in Video.

First “morning” ride to Seca fooled me. This was at 11am, so I thought every morning would be nice…WRONG.

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Riding up the hill to Seca. 16% grade. Enertia handled it like nothing. I started looking for 32% grade hills.

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A much more typical 7:30 am drive into Seca. Cold, Wet, Foggy. Grrrrr…Fingerless gloves was a bad choice.

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Long Video

This is one of the ways to exit Laguna Seca. It was labeled “Motorcycles only” the first time I drove it. I didn’t know where it went, but I had to ride it. It was a blast. About 5 to 6 miles of fun twisty road with no cars. I didn’t have my helmet cam that day, but knew I wanted to ride it again. The next time I rode it, it was a bit later in the day and the “Motorcycles Only” sign was gone, but still hella fun. I would ride that road everyday if I had the chance.

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Then it was off to the Brammo Pad to clean up before heading to Pebble Beach. Nice place. HUGE.

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After 17 Mile Drive the whole Brammo Crew headed to Bubba Gumps. While waiting I thought I would ask a question to Zoltar. “When will I get my Plus? Who will be the vaulted BrammoEvangelista? What should I get for Dinner?” You know, the typical questions one asks an Oceanside animatronic fortune teller.

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The Reply:

“Dude, I would answer but that Pink Jelly Belly guy is just freaking me out. Why is he there? What does he want? It looks like he is constantly coming my way, yet his eyes always look the other direction. And why does he look like a stomach in a Pepto Bismol ad? No really, can somebody please get him out of that damn window?!?”

It was the second strangest fortune I’ve ever received.

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So Zoltar was no help.

Luckily the Corona-Rita was:)

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Till Next Time…

Gavin

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Bonus Videos

Bonus Video…2 short clips of Coastal 1. Love that road. I love how the ocean meets mountains in such a close proximity.

shaky and short…iPhone while driving and a motorcycle in the back of the truck.

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Riding in Monterey.

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riding into Monterey.

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looking for the Brammo Pad in Monterey.

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