March 27, 2006

The Trip to Valencia's SBK test!

Spent some time at the train station sorting things out, and I have to say. . . . . it was S.L.O.W. going. Right up there with the California DMV. If any of you guys work at the DMV, please commit hari-kiri now.

Man, I am pumped for the races this weekend! Next week we should have a lot more answers about the MotoGP season ahead, and personally, I can't wait!

P.S. I like how the clock looks angry, like it's laughing at me. Mierda!

Sunday's MotoGP races were great, and I had fun watching on Spanish TV (live) and also on, in English. It was fun bouncing back and forth, and what a crackin' race! I'm disappointed Rossi didn't have a chance to run up front, but stellar performances from all the rookies! Stoner, Elias? Wow, they were hauling, particularly Elias. Who's to say what would have happenned if Rossi was in it. His start was uncharacteristically awesome, and he was right up there before he got nudged off the track. Seeing as how this race was fifteen seconds slower than last year. . . I think he would have done just fine, "vibration" problems or not. I tried my best to get to the race itself, but the timing just wasn't right for me, and besides, I had just seen these guys. There's a delicate balance between being around, and being a nuisance. Also, I thought this was going to be one of the more packed races, and I'd rather have the time and ability to speak more, when it's quieter and when the teams aren't as stressed out. I'm sure to run into them again . Instead, I decided it would be better for me to seek out other avenues, so it was on this beautiful sunny day that I went to the train station. After I watched the race. Woo-hoo!

It was a nice train ride down the coastline, and I chose to upgrade to first class to rest my knee. I knew that they would also serve a snack/lunch, and I had always wanted to see what it was like to enjoy a nice meal and some vino on the train. The weather became gray the further south I went, but it was still nice.

I didn't realize the snack would be so small! This was my juice "shooter", and a pack of cigarettes as a size reference. The rice candy was a special treat, and came with a fake tattoo of a koala bear. The cracker-jack of asia!

I arrived at dusk, and took a cab to where I would be staying.

A friend of mine had invited me to come spend some time, and getting out of BCN was just what I needed. I woke up early the next day, around seven, to a beautiful sunrise. This is the view out my window when I awoke. "The next thing you know, you'll be sleeping in a van down by the river!" Actually, I was sleeping in a big truck.

There's something so magical about the skies above Valencia.

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