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Join Date: Feb 2010
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This will be my 4th year at Seca for the MotoGP races, and yeah, you're right, there are police EVERYWHERE. I had one fly by me on the 1 south doing like 90 to go catch another bike. They have quotas to make, and though it sucks to admit it, watching the races really brings out some people's inner squid, and the cops know it, so they have easy pickings for a weekend. It's gay, I agree.
The one places where I don't really mid it so much though is on that crazy access road that actually leads you off of Reservation and into the track area. They have officers posted every couple turns and I think it's a good idea. They tell you to go SLOW and give a very clear picture of what will happen if you ride like an a$$ on that road. There are tens of thousands of bikes coming down that road on race weekends and unfortunately, posting that many cops is apparently the only way they can ensure that everyone will get there safely, and that there (Hopefully) won't be any accidents caused by speeding or reckless driving. Just imagine how bad traffic would be backed up if there was a serious crash...bad times.
So like I said, as far as highway 1 right near the track, and all over Monterey, yeah, it's lame that there is 5-0 all over and just itching to write people up for license plate mounts and lack of mirrors, but the access roads have to be heavily patrolled, imho.
I will forever refuse to recognize the limits that others would place on what I can, and cannot do.