As for the track itself, well the track was cool, but the venue, well, sucked. Prices were just outrageous! A normally $0.39 cent Krispy Kreme donut was $2.00. A bottle of soda $5. They screened everyone coming in and you were only allowed a single bottle of water. Anything else was confiscated.
The count of motorcycle vendors were very low and the MotoGP merchandise selection was very limited. I guess Laguna Seca has spoiled me and my expectations. Those guys know how to show motorcyclists a good time!
The city of Austin was pretty cool. Basically a college town with differing neighborhoods with their own vibes. We visited a few of them each night. Most of the nightlife centered around booze and with me not really being the drinking type, the nights were pretty tame.
Went out to a supposed great BBQ place called the Salt Lick. We waited 2.5 hours for a table and by that time, my stomache had shrank, so the all-you-can-eat amounted to a relatively low consumption. Would I go again? Hell no.
As for Austin, it was a cool city and wouldn’t mind living there, if the weather wasn’t so hot and humid. Cool place to visit though!
And a video of the trip. Be sure to check this out and let me know what you think!!!
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