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A recent meeting in a small-town California city hall had residents lined out the door, most there to voice unhappiness about a proposed $300 million race track. But the head of an almost nonexistent—in terms of records and online presence—startup proposing it didn’t show, and even the mayor thinks it’s fishy.
Drive one of those cage things and wonder why people are crazy enough to ride a motorcycle? Ride a motorcycle to work today and dreading having to put on your gear to fight traffic home on your commute? This little girl reminds us all why we ride.
You might think the picture just above is terrible. You might think it grand. The sun is behind the car, the angle is kind of weird, but hey, it brings out certain elements you might like. Either way, taking pictures at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is uniquely challenging. And we might have just the person to help.