I started the day early. Entirely too early given how late I was out the night before downtown with all the crowds. I crossed this bridge on Friday; it was too busy to stop then. Not so on Saturday morning. It just seemed like an interesting park. Need more time to explore.
Then it was time to park in the Suzuki owner’s parking space conveniently located within the motorcycle midway. Thanks Suzuki!
Again, this year, I had very nice tickets thanks to William. I decided to spend Saturday getting in some different viewing angles. I noticed the stands at the beginning of the front straight were open and had a nice view of the last few corners.
It was nice to see some different angles than I am used to. Even after several years of coming here, I still don’t feel like I’ve seen the action from all angles.
A view of the motorcycle midway from the stands
Looking down the front straight. An amazing feeling when the motorcycles go by at wide open throttle.
In addition to the sights and noise, you can feel them go by.
I went back to my bike to get some more snacks as I made my way over to the stunt shows. I found this cool vstrom parked next to me. The bike looked like it could have ridden all the way from Alaska. A quick check of the plates… Indiana.
The Ducati owner’s parking area was finally filling up.
The stunt show started with Terry Adams the best BMX rider in the world. His stunts were… just wow. He was literally dancing with the bicycle. I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves. He was really impressive.
Of course the entire time he’s doing his stunts, there was Moto2 practice behind us. Awesome noises of the bikes flying onto the back straight.
Then Aaron Colton came out. An amazing motorcycle stunt rider from Minnesota!
I’ve been fortunate enough to watch his shows for many years now in MN. He’s very talented. My favorite stunt of his is when he puts the bike into a wheelie and then spins it around on the back tire while standing on the rear seat no hands. I didn’t get a photo of that stunt this time.
Gotta love the burnouts!
Both riders were very nice. I was able to get a few minutes to chat with them after the show. They were both generous and signed an autograph. Cool!
After the stunt show, it was time for my demo ride. Yup, Suzuki was giving rides of their bikes lead by some MSF ridercoaches through the streets of Indianapolis. I chose a 2015 vstrom 650 ABS. I had the choice between white and black. The white looked a tough nicer.
I really enjoyed riding it. I want it. Their 0% financing for 60 months is making it more tempting.
Look carefully at the scooter on the right. That’s one lucky and well trained dog!
Saturday was a fun filled day with all kinds of activities going on besides watching the practices and qualifying. I had a great time. Stay tuned for part 2/2 for Day #8.
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