Bikes allowed at Marina?

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  • #6883
    Donald Lew
    Participant

    Sorry if I’ve missed the information if previously distributed, but the info for the TDS is the first time I’ve read that bicycles are not allowed at Marina. I have heard in the past that skateboards, or possibly scooters might not be allowed, but haven’t heard bikes are banned too. My apologies, as I have brought my bike a few times to Marina, and I must say it makes the journey from the back part of the parking paddock to the trailer a whole bunch easier!
    Anyway, if someone would confirm or clarify please, and I’ll comply as needed. Thanks!

    #6886
    Jeff Roberts
    Keymaster

    It’s a loosely enforced rule and I have not seen a need to make a stink about it. None of the on-site folks have either. The language was passed down from the previous team. I’ve seen it elsewhere too.

    That said, I don’t want to see 50 bikes at TDS next month. 🙂

    #6889
    Dave Dunwoodie
    Participant

    But don’t ride on course. Ask me how I know.

    #6890
    Jack Yu
    Moderator

    That’s why Dave is so fast 🙂

    #6891
    Donald Lew
    Participant

    Ok, thanks for the info! Looking forward to the TDS! Likely driving only slightly faster than my bike can go, but it will still be fun!

    #6902
    John Kim
    Participant

    I will say there are absolutely no Rollerblades or in-line skates allowed. They are a hazard and anybody seen skating around the Marina airport should be considered unbalanced in one way or another. Rumor is once someone was seen trying to skate and eat a cookie at the same time during a car control clinic. This is potentially confusing to drivers so should not be tolerated.

    For track/HPDE events I have seen some ban bikes and others allow regular bicycles but ban skateboards or motorized scooters. I think the concern is that skateboarders, in-line skaters, scooters, etc. can behave in ways drivers will not anticipate and increase a risk of an accident in the paddock. Drivers in helmets and loud cars look out for just other cars and pedestrians, and may not anticipate a faster wheeled vehicle that is not a car.

    At least that’s my theory.

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 8 months ago by John Kim.
    #6904
    Andy Daniels
    Participant

    Rumor is once someone was seen trying to skate and eat a cookie at the same time during a car control clinic. This is potentially confusing to drivers so should not be tolerated.

    The red and green flags flying behind this rumored skater were spectacular, however. 😉

    #6905
    Dave Dunwoodie
    Participant

    Stop glamorizing this illicit behavior. 😉

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