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Offline CGoodson

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2019, 09:48:34 AM »
Not going to be at Speedweek but, I will be listening to Slim's and Ron's live stream. You guys will make my work week great since I can't be on the Salt.  :cheers:
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2019, 12:12:53 PM »
Relax those sphincters, kids -- Matt is on the job!!  Here's the rookie course start line.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #62 on: August 07, 2019, 02:07:03 PM »
Better put a lot of them there Jon, I know my rookie run had me looking for a potty FAST!!  :-D :-D :cheers:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2019, 02:35:43 PM »
4 at rookie course start, 6 + ADA (handicap unit) at short course start.  It's less than a hundred yards from one to the other, too.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2019, 03:51:58 PM »
Data:  There's a Salt Cat towing vehicle stationed at Land's End today.  He's there because he's already towed a number of folks outa the muck.  Drive carefully.\

The truckstop at the interstate exit 4 raised the gas prices!!!!  Yesterday at noon when I arrived it was $3/gallon or so, like most of the stations in town.  As of this morning the truckstop is charging $3.999 (yeah, okay four bucks) a gallon.  They didn't spike the diesel price, but they sure seem confident that they'll make out well with the new gasoline price.

Speed limits on Wendover/West Wendover's main drag has been increased to 35.  It's been 25 for a long time.

Down past the Nugget's new RV parking area is a snack shop (where there used to be the dentist?).  I just saw it last night - haven't gone to see what it is.

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.

It's been cloudy all day, with about 27 rain drops having fallen, but now - 2.50PM or so - the sun is coming out.  The tracks are in good shape (well, the rookie course hasn't been dragged much yet but the others are fine).

I don't know what radio frequency we'll be broadcasting FM on so you can listen in your cars and the pits.  We usually don't figure that out 'til Friday.  89.3, 89.7 -- Land's End Lynda will know once we decide.

Deep enough for now.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2019, 09:16:59 PM »
I ate at the Rainbow and found these in the parking lot.











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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2019, 04:32:23 AM »
Well...I will miss the salt season for another year....tough

For the speed community at the salt......stay safe, go fast, pick records.....and first of all.....have lots of fun
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2019, 06:27:53 AM »

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.
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That's a "go figger" - usually it's the AMEX that gets refused - higher merchant fees.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2019, 08:21:01 AM »
NO LIVE STREAMING!!!!  That is, not 'til somebody that knows how to connect the audio from the mixer into the laptop finds me and helps me figure it out.  This laptop is a brand new HP and wants a Windows user, not me the Apple guy, to use it.

HELP!!!  I'll be on the salt in a little while, kinda hanging around the announcing trailer as it gets set up.  Please come find me.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2019, 09:20:32 AM »
I'm on the salt now - at the announce trailer.  It was misting/light raining as I left town for out here.  On the freeway it was wet.   The rain had stopped by the time I was past the truckstop, but there are some folks parked inside the Bend in the Road that are probably gonna stay put for a few hours.

The salt is a tad sticky right now, but the rain has stopped - little of it that there was - and things'll tidy up soon, no doubt.

I haven't taken any pics this morning - will go cruise the pits to see who's here while I wait for my laptop wizard to appear.  I hope.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2019, 09:27:03 AM »
Thanks for the on-the-scene reporting Jon, good luck with the laptop hookup.

I just sent a little cash your way, took me 30 seconds with the Paypal button, good luck this week on the Production bike  :cheers:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2019, 09:28:30 AM »
Seen in town this morning -- a snazzy J/FS.





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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2019, 09:33:07 AM »

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.
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That's a "go figger" - usually it's the AMEX that gets refused - higher merchant fees.
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Slim... are you sure it wasn't just your card they didn't want  :evil:
better call Nancy to see if the paid the bill  :cheers:
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2019, 09:34:01 AM »
Thanks, Dean.  I appreciate the comments and support.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2019, 09:34:46 AM »
Smarty pants.  I used good ol' greenbacks to pay - they still accept that stuff.
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