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Discussion in 'Racing' started by Uncle Duke, May 29, 2013.

  1. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    Are you riding?
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  2. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    No, will be traveling in a car with wife and possibly one other from here in OK.
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  3. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    My and my brother's applications and fees were mailed Thursday. I am really looking forward to this!
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  4. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    I really wish we were riding. We've ridden to Indy for the race twice since 08. Just not in the cards for us this time. :cry
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  5. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    Anyone hearing anything yet about assignments? Getting excited about heading back to the track. :D
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  6. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    change of plans as of today. I'm riding to Indy.
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  7. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    I've received my materials and pass, and my brother has too, so we're ready to report for training on Thursday, the 15th! :clap
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  8. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    Great news! this will be fun!
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  9. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    I got assigned Turn 4:1drink, Looks like its going to be a good place to watch the race from! Should be fairly calm corner and get a great view of the pile ups in 2 and the over shot turn 1 guys. I wonder what the chances of us getting to Ride the track during the fan ride? They are doing 2 fan rides, one on Friday and one on Monday.
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  10. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    I recall T4 area being kind of a busy place in the past, Don't know what the chances are, but I'm going to try and get in on a track ride too. :deal
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  11. coppertop

    coppertop occasional meanderthal

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    I recieved the DVD and information packet, but I haven't yet seen anything on what corner I am assigned?

    I was at 13b last year...
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  12. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    I have not seen anything yet on flag assignments. Guess we'll get the news next week. :huh
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  13. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Wow, what am experience!

    Three very full days (not counting the Thursday track walk and evening session) and a lot of tiring activity, all in the bright mid-west sun, but a great experience.

    Who did My brother and i end up teamed with but Uncle Duke (Ken), the OP of this thread! That was pure coincidence, and we did not discover each other's ADV identity until last night (Saturday)! He was a great station captain, showing us the ropes, and patiently correcting us when we made mistakes, and by Sunday we felt very comfortable with all the responsibilities. We were at the outside of Turn 14, so we saw a lot of action all weekend, including Rossi's pass on Cal at Turn 16 to nab fourth, and of course Nicky's pass on Dovi in nearly the same spot!

    I highly recommend this experience to all ADV'ers - because of the schedule, we decided to pass on the Mile on Saturday evening (which we LOVED last year), but we believe even with that trade-off, it was worth it.

    Thanks, Ken! See you next year!
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  14. car94

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    I second that, not sure If I met Ken or not, but I had a great time working harder and longer hours than I work at my regular job. Like to give a shout out to Jason and Janen< not sure how to spell his name, but the 2 guys I met from KC that showed me how to get in the pits and the paddock. And okrider, and Lee my corner Captain, was a great guy with tons of experience and way under spoken, I bet he has some great stories.:clap
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  15. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Here's a group pic of the team that worked Turn 14b:
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    I am in the back wearing the black floppy hat (I wore that between events, as it offered more sun protection). My brother is the tall skinny one on the left, wearing the headset. Ken (Uncle Duke) is wearing the mirrow sunglasses and with the cigar in his mouth.

    A great time, working with great people!
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  16. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Wanted to thank whoever was working pit exit for allowing me the sneaky ninja access to shoot bikes leaving the pits for part of the day on Saturday. That along with the paddock pass and the fantastic team on the exit of turn 9 that kept making room for me to shoot through gave me some of the best shots I have gotten from Indy yet.
    :clap
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  17. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    Somebody always has to be the class clown:
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    :lol3
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  18. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    I just might know who that fellow was at pit out. English accent?

    By the way, your photos are fabulous!:deal
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  19. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Been here awhile

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    I had a terrific time at Indy last weekend and had bird's eye view of the grid and everything happening on pit lane.

    :clap

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93396938@N03/9567975152/" title="IMG_3884 by the_Daddyrabbit, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/9567975152_a7258d2c77_c.jpg" width="598" height="800" alt="IMG_3884"></a>
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  20. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    These should be the last pics I have. First is Uncle Duke schooling me on proper technique:
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    Next, here we are surfing Jo Momma on Ken's smart phone, looking for Toxic over 40 pics:
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    Finally, Uncle Duke is styling for the massive crowd of his fans:
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    See you next year!
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