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It don’t rain in Indianapolis

August 30, 2011


 
Having to miss Amerivespa in New Orleans was a disappointment. But missing Gasoline Rally 4 in Indianapolis was a bigger disappointment. Because one of the rides was ON THE MOTOGP COURSE AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY!

The ride was even part of the MotoGP weekend, so everyone got to show off in front of paying spectators.

I spent some time in Indy while in the Army, but haven’t been back since. While I was there I did get to do a lap on the speedway. In a tour bus. It came with admission to the museum, which is rather cool and worth a visit if you’re in town.

As you can see, it was not a race—I’m guessing there was some kind of pace vehicle up front. And never mind the song, the weather looked fabulous. Though it does rain in Indianapolis in the summertime. In fact, it usually pours. And then the sun comes out. It’s the Midwest, after all.

The vid ends with a gathering at Monument Circle, the monument being the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Dunno if there were a thousand bikes, but there were a heck of a lot.

*Sigh!* One of these years… Favicon

UPDATE, June 14, 2014: It was announced today that Amerivespa 2015 will be held in Indianapolis June 11-14. And there will be a ride on the Speedway! 🙂

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  1. September 4, 2011 1:35 pm

    My pal Jason, zooming around the track @ Indy on his Stella.

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