10.02 SUN - Motegi MotoGP Party - Philomath

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  1. QCDragon

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    [​IMG] 12:00 NOON Sunday 10/02 - MotoGP Party DucatiChick's house in Philomath[​IMG]

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    Sunday, Oct 2nd, come join us at DucatiChick's's house in Philomath where we're watching the
    Grand Prix of Japan for Round Fourteen of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at the Motegi circuit in Japan.


    Come by as early as 11:30 AM - The MotoGP race starts at 12:00 PM PST on Demand and COMMERCIAL FREE via MotoGP.com :devil:

    We will PM directions Friday before the race to those who have CONFIRMED.

    $2 per guest to help cover the cost of the MotoGP.com package...
    Extra proceeds collected by seasons end will be used to fund the FINAL PARTY!
    Please help out!

    All are welcome!
    Please join us :drunk:

    Guest List so far...
    DucatiChick
    FreeRadical
    QCDragon
    R1 Jackal :notworth:
    NakedRider
    TheyCallMeBruce
    BlessedCurse
    befree
    RandyPerkiliscious
    trav87 - :scratchea
    HoboBanana - :scratchea ​

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    Circuit info
    Length: 4,801 m. / 2.983 miles
    Width: 15m
    Left corners: 6
    Right corners: 8
    Longest straight: 762 m. / 0.473 miles
    Constructed: 1997
    Modified: 1997

    Introduction:
    Located amongst the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district, the twin ring circuit at Motegi in Japan consists of a 1.5 mile oval and a 2.9 mile road course constructed to international standards. Built by Honda as the ultimate test facility in August 1997, the road circuit became home to MotoGP in 2000 whilst the oval is designed to introduce American motorsports culture to the country.

    Twin Ring Motegi is a major attraction for motorsports fans all year round as it is the venue for the Honda Collection Hall, a museum which houses an illustrious collection of motorcycle, car and racing machines from throughout the ages. The complex also includes a safety and riding school, dirt track, go-karts, hotel, restaurant, shops and event halls and currently employs some 300 staff.


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    Remaining 2011 MotoGP Calendar
    Date - Location - Track
    10-02 - Japan - Motegi
    10-16 - Australia - Phillip Island
    10-23 - Malaysia - Sepang
    11-06 - Valencia - Valencia
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    Start PLANNING for next year!
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    2012 MotoGP Calendar Released
    Date, Grand Prix - Circuit

    15 April, Qatar* - Doha/Losail
    29 April - Spain (STC) - Jerez de la Frontera
    6 May - Portugal (STC) - Estoril
    20 May - France - Le Mans
    3 June - Catalunya - Catalunya
    17 June - Great Britain - Silverstone
    30 June - Netherlands** - Assen :devil: (Hopefully we can do this at Jack/Anna's again)
    8 July - Germany (STC) - TBC
    15 July - Italy - Mugello
    29 July - United States*** - Laguna Seca
    19 August - Indianapolis - Indianapolis
    26 August, Czech Rep. - Brno
    16 September - San Marino & Riviera di Rimini - Misano
    30 September - Aragon - Motorland
    14 October - Japan - Motegi
    21 October - Malaysia - Sepang
    28 October - Australia - Phillip Island
    11 November - Valencia - Ricardo Tormo – Valencia​

    * Evening Race
    ** Saturday Race
    *** Only MotoGP class
    STC (Subject to the contract)
    TBC (To be confirmed)
     
    #1 QCDragon, Sep 26, 2011
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  2. What do we need to bring?
     
  3. spdfrk

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    hmmmmmmm,

    About 2 hours down I-5 from portland.....anyone have a off freeway route and want to pick up another rider on the way?
     
  4. R1 Jackal

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    I like this picture better! Blue bikes are slow, even you have video of that!! :stir:

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  5. ducatichick

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    I dunno, haven't figured that out yet!

    Wow, I just watched the Misano race - it was awesome!

    One bike two bike
    Red bike blue bike

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  6. trav87

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    I am a maybe. Gotta get a sitter for Maddy first
     
  7. QCDragon

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    See if ShrkBite is around this weekend.
    Maybe she can hang out with his kids :scratchea
    They seemed to have a BLAST last time...
     
  8. xpertss

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    I ride a motorcycle... How cool is me?
    Anyone from Portland going to this?
     
  9. QCDragon

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    from MotoGP.com

    Moto2 thriller to continue in Japan

    Just six points now separate Championship leader Stefan Bradl and his rival for the 2011 title Marc Márquez as the battle heads to Motegi.

    With just four rounds of the 2011 season now remaining the most closely matched of the three World Championship categories - Moto2 - guarantees to serve up another gripping instalment at this weekend's Grand Prix of Japan.

    With victory at Aragón, his seventh of the year in his rookie Moto2 campaign, Marc Márquez narrowed Championship leader Stefan Bradl's advantage at the top of the standings to just six points. Motegi will now commence a packed schedule of three races in as many weeks, as the fascinating duel between the German and his Spanish pursuant nears its climax.

    Bradl, who suffered a problem with his rear wheel at Aragón which played a pivotal part in his eighth-placed finish, will seek to halt Márquez's alarming run of devastating form which has seen the 2010 125cc World Champion win six of the past seven Moto2 races. The Viessmann Kiefer Racing rider himself has not won a race since Silverstone, maintaining his lead with a consistent run of podium finishes, but will need a return to race-winning ways if he is to deal with his adversary's surge. Both have previously won at Motegi in the 125cc class, Bradl in 2008 and Márquez last year, thus adding to the anticipation.

    Aside from the engrossing two-way tussle at the top there is another great contest playing out below the title aspirants, as five riders contend for third position in the Championship. Andrea Iannone (Speed Master), Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project), Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) and Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) are all in with a chance of finishing third, and will all be out to impress in the final races of the season.

    Currently eighth in the standings Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) will be fully prepared for a strong effort at his home Grand Prix, whilst British rider Scott Redding will be eager to turn his recent strong form into a first podium result of the season. His Marc VDS Racing team-mate Mika Kallio has a very strong record at the Motegi circuit having won three times (twice in 125s and once in the 250cc class), and the Finn would love to rediscover that kind of form as he continues his search for a first Moto2 podium.

    Elsewhere Turkish rider Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP) is set to make his return from injury although Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) will not be present after further surgery on the leg he injured back in June.

    Tomoyoshi Koyama, who filled in for Sofuoglu in the Turk’s absences at Misano and Aragón, will ride as a wild card under the CIP with TSR team banner, and former 125 World Championship rider Takaaki Nakagami replacing Claudio Corti on the Italtrans STR machine for this GP.
     
  10. ducatichick

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    I'm thinking about making beef chili w/beans...how does that sound? :stir:
     
  11. spdfrk

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    I'm planning on it....looking for an off freeway route though.....
     
  12. HoboBanana

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    Might be a bit late but I plan on making it
     
  13. R1 Jackal

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    See...you got a blue bike chasing ya! :mfclap: ....I feel like such a tool :mrgreen:
     
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    A selection of relevant statistical data to prepare you for the 15th round of the 2011 World Championship taking place this weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

    299 – Casey Stoner’s win in Aragón was the 299th podium finish in the premier-class for Australian riders.

    284 – In spite of having a non-score at the Spanish GP earlier in the year, when he was knocked off by Valentino Ros¬si, Casey Stoner’s current points total of 284 is just three points less than he had accumulated at the same stage of 2007 when he took his first MotoGP world title.

    99 – The victory by Marc Márquez at Aragón was the 99th victory for Spanish riders in the intermediate-class of Grand Prix racing. Spanish riders won 85 times in the 250cc GP class and now have 14 victories in the Moto2 class.

    63% – Marc Márquez has won 17 of the last 27 GP races that he has started in the 125cc and Moto2 classes, starting at the 125cc Italian Grand Prix last year when he took his very first GP win. This represents a 63% win rate over this 27 race period.

    50 – Jones Folger is scheduled to make his 50th Grand Prix start at the Japanese GP. If he makes the start at Motegi he will become the third youngest rider ever to reach the milestone of 50 Grand Prix starts; only Scott Redding and Jorge Lorenzo have reached this milestone at a younger age.

    44 – On the first day of practice at the Japanese Grand Prix it will be exactly 44 years since the Canadian GP took place at the Mosport circuit in 1967. This is the only time that a Grand Prix event has taken place in Canada and because of the extreme cold weather the 500cc race, won by Mike Hailwood (Honda), was reduced in distance by ten laps, but Hailwood’s winning time was still 1 hr 13 minutes 28.5 seconds. Hailwood also won the 250cc race and Bill Ivy (Yamaha) won the 125cc race.

    38 – Casey Stoner’s victory at Aragón was the 38th GP win of his career. This places him equal 11th in the all-time GP winners list with great rival Jorge Lorenzo and John Surtees who won the 500cc title on four occasions and the 350cc title three times.

    33 – There have been 33 previous Grand Prix events that have taken place in Japan. In addition to Motegi that has been used twelve times previously, Suzuka has hosted a Grand Prix event on 19 occasions and the Fisco circuit has been used twice.

    26 – Dani Pedrosa celebrates his 26th birthday on the day before practice commences at the Japanese Grand Prix.

    21 – Dominique Aegerter celebrates his 21st birthday on the first day of practice at the Japanese Grand Prix.

    14 – Nico Terol’s victory in Aragon was the 14th successive win for Aprilia in the 125cc class. This is the longest se¬quence of successive wins ever achieved by Aprilia in the 125cc class.

    13 – This will be the thirteenth occasion that a Grand Prix event has been held at the Motegi circuit. The first Grand Prix at Motegi was held in 1999 and the circuit has been used every year since.

    12 – Casey Stoner has finished on the podium at the last twelve successive MotoGP races. In the 63 year history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing only five riders have finished on the podium in more than twelve successive premier class races: Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini, Mick Doohan, Wayne Rainey and Jorge Lorenzo.

    9 – Casey Stoner’s pole at Misano was his ninth of the year; this equals the record for most poles in a single season in the MotoGP era previously achieved by Stoner himself in 2008 and Valentino Rossi in 2003.

    4 – Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP formula in 2002, Ducati have been the most successful manufac¬turer in MotoGP at the Motegi circuit with four victories. Honda riders have won on three occasions and Yamaha twice.

    3 – The three riders who have had most Grand Prix wins at the Motegi circuit, each having won on three occasions, are: Loris Capirossi (3 x MotoGP), Toni Elias (2 x 250cc, 1 x Moto2) and Mika Kallio (2 x 125cc, 1 x 250cc).

    0 – None of the riders starting the 125cc race at the Japanese Grand Prix have previously won a GP race at the Motegi circuit.

    0 – The number of victories for Honda at Motegi during the 800cc era of MotoGP. :angry7: Makoto Tamada’s victory in 2004 was the last time that a Honda rider won the MotoGP race at Motegi.
     
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    OK, I'm making beef chili. Looks like 8-10 people? Are you PDX guys coming down?

    Oh, and this time...






















    NO CAMERAS!!! crackup:
     
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    Pre-Ride Anyone?!?!
    Weather is supposed to be partly cloudy and in the mid-high 50's.
    :secret: Anyone want to PLAN the pre-ride?
    What about a Post-Ride you ask? Why bother?
    The three time's we were SUPPOSED to do a post ride, no one ended up going. :scratchea

    *sigh* :roll:


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  17. befree

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    off freeway route-
    99 through Dundee
    cut out McMinnville out by taking the south road- 233
    back on 99 south to Rickreal go right to get on
    223 S. in Dallas (Kings Valley Highway)
    Take south to wren,
    left (east) on hwy 20
    takes you to Philomath

    I am already in Philomath so I won't be joining you on that ride!
     
  18. befree

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    and while you ride down PLZ look for the missing Mark Bosworth who has been missing since Cycle Oregon 2 weeks ago. Look for lone man, 6', gray, 54 years old, yellow cap, gray sweatshirt, black pants, brown cycle shoes, black shoulder bag. Possibly hitching.

    He is experiencing cancer related medical issues effecting his brain and ability to know where he is. call 911 if you happen upon him.
    http://findmark.org

    oh-- $10,000 reward.
     
  19. ducatichick

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    I might be up for a post ride. Up Alsea curves and Mary's Peak despite the gravel - I haven't been up MP in a LONG time!

    (no pre ride for me since I'll be slaving away in the kitchen, Cutback style)
     
  20. QCDragon

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    Please do not post a ride you're NOT actually planning on RIDING/LEADING.
    It just confuses people... :scratchea


     
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