Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WERA Motorcycle Races in Atlanta

This past weekend I made my annual trip to Road Atlanta for the WERA Grand National Finals / Suzuki Cup motorcycle races. I left Columbia Saturday morning and enjoyed some nice scenic and curvy backroads as I headed toward Suches, GA.

I met up with Daryl, Rob, Keith, and Marie, all from Cincinnati, at the Two Wheels Only resort in Suches.

We hung around there for a short period before heading down to Gainesville for dinner with our buddy Phil at The Hickory Pig. If you've never eaten there, run - don't walk - to Gainesville! You'll enjoy all the incredible barbecue and entertainment you can handle! Phil is absolutely full of great stories, and he and Little Bit, his assistant, will treat you to some great Karaoke afterward.

We hung out and kicked tires at the hotel Saturday night. Sunday morning we enjoyed a pretty decent hot breakfast offered at the hotel and then headed to the track. Racing action didn't start until noon, so we had some time to wander around the pits to view the bikes up close and talk to some of the racers.

The racing action was good all day. We moved around between three sections of the track, each giving a unique view of the action.

At the end of the day we headed to our traditional post-race restaurant, El Pacifico, for another excellent dinner (though not as good and certainly not as entertaining as The Hickory Pig.)

We enjoyed another night hanging out at the hotel telling stories and kicking tires and then packed up and headed home Monday morning. As always, a fun trip! Here are all of the photos that I took.


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