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With us firmly in winter’s grasp it’s a nice time to recall some of those great riding experiences from the past. While reminiscing I noticed that I don’t have too many pictures of me riding at Boundary Bay during the 2005 season. I’d like to change that by acquiring some more pictures. I’m hoping to get in contact with some ppl that captured me in action out there. I recall that Digital Treesloth was shooting out there but there were also others. So if you could please toss me an email or post a link or site I’d be appreciative. Since Bbay is toast (who knew) there may be others who may want to get there hands on some pics to refresh their memories of warm evenings to ward off the cold.
Thanks Bob
 

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Jaybo and I took several pics of 2005 BB sessions, quality isn't that great, 99.9% are of Jaybo or myself, but if you tell me what days you were there and what you were riding, I can take a look.
 
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only got out there a couple times and loved every single second of it ,i wish i had more pics but AL ,who we left in charge of the camera was a jerko bumhead !

AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jk:coffee :eek

too bad we cant suck Bill (5th gear) into loosing some more money and time for people to sponge off his efforts and find ways to wreck another one .

why cant the major dealerships sponsor track days and airport runs ? Its good for buis ,good for selling bikes and equip .

One small shop has to be the ONLY one to step up all the time ?
 

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I thought it was cause the airport has new ownership and they're not letting the bikes do their thing anymore, or some city bylaw shit...which ever, I really miss it.





 

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I have a friend at Transport Canada, and he heard it was airport expansion / reconfiguration that killed it for us. Evidently, Boundary Bay will be the "executive/ VIP airport" for the 2010 Olympics - to take the pressure off YVR - and move executive jets etc from Abbotsford.

Plus the unfortunate fact that there were some noise and traffic complaints probably didn't help.
 

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Boundary days! they were awesome. Got my first tast of track riding there and i've been hooked ever since.
Thanks Bill!:rockon
 

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Hey Jay I remember that day (the bottom pic) when the Ducati hit the deck coming toward us. I think it was *maybe* a week old. All you heard was chhhhhhhhhhhh and 5 guys yelling noooooooooooo.

Then he tried to fire it up with the clutch cover punched in. That sounded pretty bad
 

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there was always some good fun going on. I have a more than a few memories of some exciting stuff. I remember always being worried about having the motards behind me. those guys never worried about crashing. they just picked up and kept going.
 

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those are some cool pics
 

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I like these two photos.

The first because it shows a lot of bodies on the track at once, all in the slow group. Too many for my liking, but it shows that there WAS support from beginners and not just the track/racer guys.

The second is, well, a classic :D GULP!
 

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why cant the major dealerships sponsor track days and airport runs ? Its good for buis ,good for selling bikes and equip .
In all honesty, it probably wouldn't help a dealer sell bikes. So why should they bother? I can totally see why a dealer wouldn't pony up the cash to sponser a track day.

Maybe E-bay should sponser track days though because that's where people seem to go for replacement parts 1st after they crash.
 

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Yep, it was a fantastic two seasons of riding out there. These shots bring back many a fond memory.
 
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In all honesty, it probably wouldn't help a dealer sell bikes. So why should they bother? I can totally see why a dealer wouldn't pony up the cash to sponser a track day.

Maybe E-bay should sponser track days though because that's where people seem to go for replacement parts 1st after they crash.

i think it would ,in the way that it brings more exposure to bikes in general,its a safe controlled alternative to crashing and messing around on the street . Even if it doesnt sell bikes ,id think just the PR that is gives bikes and bikers to be riding without breaking laws in public is good for everyone .

jus my 2c.

people are always saying "take it to the track " well how the hell do you do that if you have to drive an hour to a track day maybe few days a month and pay a bunch of money to do it .
 

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i think it would ,in the way that it brings more exposure to bikes in general,its a safe controlled alternative to crashing and messing around on the street . Even if it doesnt sell bikes ,id think just the PR that is gives bikes and bikers to be riding without breaking laws in public is good for everyone .

jus my 2c.

people are always saying "take it to the track " well how the hell do you do that if you have to drive an hour to a track day maybe few days a month and pay a bunch of money to do it .
Yeah, OK, you make some good points.

You'd think maybe even the manufacturers themselves might put one on. I mean really, at the end of the day, renting a track during a weekday isn't so expensive that a couple of dealers together or a manufacturer couldn't make it happen. I'm not aware of it even happening in the states though.

The whole "take it to the track" thing though is about as real as "just say no". In fact, I think Nancy Reagan came up with both those slogans.
 
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i think nancy rode a pink r1 and could wheelie like a MUTHA !

anyway i agree the manuf throw money away all the time and prob throw a bunch at PR to avoid the "dangerous biker thing" if every manuf threw some ad money at a track day with a rep with a tent and some brochures or some simple shit it can only help .

renting out a venue once a week ,even a big parking lot or airport strip cant be that hard to do and not impossible obviously . $50 buks a week to kick the shit out of your bike in a safe comfotable manner is a lot cheaper than a pocket full of tickets and a telephone pole in the face
 

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