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Spectating at Palmer

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    Spectating at Palmer


    My old man likes to drive up to some of the trackdays I go to, how's Palmer for spectators? I'm guessing with all the trees and all that elevation there probably isn't a spot that overlooks a lot of the track?

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    there are a few spots that aren't too bad i wouldn't want to make a day of it

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    That's for sure. Spectating is bunk at Palmer. The only spot where I saw people was on the other side of the wall on the main straight.

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    and the wall between T1 and T2. Not much of the track is visible unless you have an airplane.

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    Roger that, good to know. I'm guessing he'll still come up to check out the track (I'm trying to convince him to sign up for it actually...), but I'll let him know there aren't great places for him to watch.

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    Palmer's an a hour and a half away from me. I wouldn't have my girlfriend or parents make the drive to spectate. The only spot I saw people watching was near the straight and on turn 2 I think it was. If your drive isnt far it might be worth it.

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    Quote Originally Posted by jeantarrou View Post
    Roger that, good to know. I'm guessing he'll still come up to check out the track (I'm trying to convince him to sign up for it actually...), but I'll let him know there aren't great places for him to watch.
    yep... the best viewing is from a bike on track!

    What's he ride? Maybe he'd prefer the non sportbike day this Wednesday at Thompson?

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

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    What's he ride? Maybe he'd prefer the non sportbike day this Wednesday at Thompson?
    Man, I always forget the model bike, BMW R1150 maybe? Non-faired standard with the telelever front suspension...

    Definitely more suitable for the non-sportbike day, but I should have been more clear, he wants to go but needs permission from my mom...

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    He should definitely check out the Non sportbike day... it is very laid back, mostly older folks. If he doesn't ride, at least have him stop by and check it out.

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    Re: Spectating at Palmer

    Yeah, the non-sportbike day is a LEGIT street ride on a closed course. I can't think of a safer way to have an epic day of riding.

    If your mom lets him ride on the street I guarantee she'd let him go if she saw how laid back a day it is.

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