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  1. I think we're looking to make it similar to last year: traveling down on Thursday, 4/11. Starting the drive back Sunday after the race. Of course, logistics are subject to change... Borrowing from the basic itinerary we've been using the past few years: Thurs., 4/11 - leave early to get down to Austin that night - 14-hour'ish drive. Assuming we stay in the same place, the hotel is in Buda, TX, just south of Austin (but closer to the track). Fri., 4/12 - No idea how early we'll get to the track on Friday. It's free practice sessions all day. Off the track, the plan is to hit up the vendor tents, do the demo rides, etc., etc. I think basic requirements for demo rides were helmet and shoes so pack accordingly. Sat., 4/13 - Get to the track relatively early, if there's no newbs going then we may not need to get there that early since the veterans will know the track layout and where they like to watch. Sun., 4/14 - Definitely get to the track early to make sure you can get where you want to be. Watch the races then head home, stopping for the night at a hotel at some point. Mon., 4/15 - Finish the drive home (although, last year Evan and Dave drove through the night) We've been staying at the Comfort Suites in Buda (https://www.choicehotels.com/texas/buda/comfort-suites-hotels/txc51). The place is decent enough and if you're lucky, you'll get to stalk some Moto3/Moto2 riders. Transportation: There was an unfortunate turn of events last year and transportation plans went sideways but the usual plan is to drive down, whether we procure a van to hold everyone or need to caravan. Last year I was able to fly, this year will most likely be driving/riding. Please post up if you're in... I'll try to keep this main post updated with a roster. Roster: Me... jjester Irresponsible_robot Speed
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    Sunday March 17

    I think I'm going to bow out for tomorrow. You guys have fun and stay warm.
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    Sunday March 17

    Time sounds good, weather is still borderline "iffy" in terms of being a pleasant ride for my tastes. I'll be a definite in/out by Saturday once forecast seems a bit more reliable.
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    Sunday March 17

    I'll probably be in, going pretty slow, but in. Unless weather drastically changes....
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    Happy Birthday SprintST

    Belated HBD!
  6. I got you a box of chocolates but I ate'em..
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    Stlar Meeting!

    Posted the event on the STLAR Facebook page. Didn't mention free grub.
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    Stlar Meeting!

    You better be, we gotta figure out MotoGP.
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    Stlar Meeting!

    I don't see why not... but yeah, we shouldn't mention free food.
  10. Please report any issues.
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    Stlar Meeting!

    Updated the calendar for the 2019 meetings... I'll be there.
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    Gave my boss a V-day gift - a resignation letter; starting a new job in a few weeks... she asked if there was anything she could do to get me to stay, Barry White music started playing... she smiled coyly and brushed the papers across her desk.... or that was just a movie I saw once in college. and I gave my bike a V-day gift... Looking forward to doing a couple of weekend trips this year now that I'll have the luggage to carry all my crap.
  13. What are you hanging your pants on? I've been using the hangers which come with the pants when I buy them but they eventually break. I'm out of hangers at this point. All of the "heavy duty" hangers appear to not really be heavy duty enough or to small to fit my pants. Just curious if anyone uses anything other than a regular hanger they would recommend
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    You guys with 2-piece suits...

    Thanks guys, think I'll probably look at the wooden hangers with pants clips. I've seen the B&G site; I like the combo hangar, but yeah, price is a bit steep.
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    Crap.... I just realized, I need to create the 2019 member badges. I'll try not to make them look like bandaids this time, okay @Speed?
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    2019 Challenge

    I'm easing into the diet again... Too many treats left over from NYE to just pitch them, once all the goodies are gone I'll be buckling down and watching what I eat.
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    Ride Saturday 11/24

    Hope you were able to get out today. I was out for a few hours but I'm battling a cold so I just putt-putted around my area and took it real easy.
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    Stlar Meeting!

    I think I'll keep the show on my radar. I'll be a last minute attendee of I go though; would probably just end up driving up myself and heading back afterwards.
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    New BMW S1000RR for 2019?

    2019 S1000RR details officially released - https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/bmw/s1000rr/2019/
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    Stlar Meeting!

    Should be there.
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    Need some new gloves

    Ooooohhh... I'm saving these for when it's time to replace my current winter gloves.
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    Need some new gloves

    I know I'm a bit late to this party, but I've had these for going on my 3rd (I think) cold season - Knox Zero 2 gloves I think they tick all your checkboxes; have the same palm sliders as the regular Knox gloves. Not as high-end as the Handroids by any means but as for operating temps, they are definitely good down to the 50's. I ride my bike in the winter when the lows are hovering at, or slightly below, freezing. These won't keep your hands warm at those temps (not even with my heated grips), but once I get into the upper 30's/low 40's, they work well enough I only need the heated grips at highway speeds. I'll actually be busting them out tomorrow for my commute to work - low's are supposed to be low 40's overnight tonight.
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    @ZRX4ME... Found a new kind of Mazda when I was taking a tour of the Winchester House out in San Jose.
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    Fall ride dates

    I can't do any of those dates otherwise I'd vote.