Sunday, 25 November 2012

Patrick's SacMile Road Trip

This is a short report from Patrick of the Sang Froid Riding Club on his trip from Portland to Sacramento for the GNC Mile race earlier this year. Patrick makes the Broke Bone patches we sell.
I just realized I never got back to you about the Sacramento Mile. That Mile was some of the best motorcycle racing I've ever seen, for a number of reasons. An extra $50 or so (not much) lets you go anywhere on the infield; you can stand at the entrance of turn one when the freight train roars by, get blasted with a mixture of dirt, rubber, and race fuel. 
The crowd was enthusiastic and the stands keep them grouped close, which amplifies the excitement. The last couple laps of the Expert main I was up in the stands, and we were on our feet, everyone cheering like crazy. Great stuff. The Pro main, where Shanya Texter won, was equally as impressive.
The pits are open too (all day if you have a pit pass, after the races otherwise), so you can walk up and shoot the bull with the tuners and riders. 
The track's also open for walking, both before and after the races. So in a nutshell - an absolute blast, I'd go to another in a heartbeat.
The ride down was outstanding too, the RC51 ran like a top and returned with a knackered rear tire - perfect excuse for big burnouts at the local bar at homecoming.

Below, The Broke Bone patch. The idea is you sew it on your riding kit where you've broken a bone in an accident. It's a badge of honour. Evel cleared us out, a while back, but we've restocked.

5 comments:

Griff said...

Wet and windy UK or Sacramento mile ? Know what I would rather be doing. Like to see more pics of that number 62.

View Askew said...

The only thing holding my Nudie Jeans pocket on. Those patches are fantastico!!!!

Hairy Larry said...

Didn't know about that 50 buck 'infield-pass' deal, have to check it out next year. Yeah, the 'Sac-Mile' is definitely user-friendly with all the access to the pits...both before and after the race. @View Askew...I'll see if I got any shots of #62, think I got most of them.

Hairy Larry said...

Whoops, I mean Griff...I'll see what I got...

Hairy Larry said...

Well Griff...(noticed you have no contact info...) So, if you happen to check back here. For some reason I didn't catch any pics of #62 this summer (2012). If you go to the Aug 13, 2011 post of my blog I have several of #62. This is the bike with day-glo wheels...