We need parking lots

todd amundson /

This coming Sunday is a “track day “ that is put together by a friend of mine. I’ve gone a couple of times to this and it’s fun as fuck.

Basically an empty lot with cones set up in a semi oval layout. At first I was like, wtf? Lame. Boy I was wrong.

If you can lay knee awesome!

If you’re slow as fuck, awesome!

If you don’t like people, I’m down.

Mopeds are welcome of course. That’s what I ride. Oh, if you wanna bring your shifter cart and get over 90mph there’s space for you too.

Come shred the hell out of a grom.

It’s a blast.

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Tweaker trash /

With all the empty malls,motels and sams clubs around me it’s a perfect idea!

Iv been wanting to do this!

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Dirty30 Dillon /

What did you, as organizers for the event, do in terms of liability insurance? Certainly the owners of the lot would require that, if not actual event insurance.

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Emil Kniemel /

This is essentially what autocross or autox is right?

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Tweaker trash /

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> insurance? Certainly the owners of the lot would require that, if not

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You a ken should hang out

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Cool, I'm down. That's about 45minutes from me.

Is it just some random parking lot? I mean, is there any rules? Is it a bust? I'm cool with breaking some rules, but I don't wanna get my bike impounded or something stupid like that.

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todd amundson /

No bust. This is totally chill. As I said I’ve been twice. It’d be cool to have another pedi show up. It’s like going to a parking lot with cones on it and trying not to hit them or other people. Pretty straight forward. You don’t need money to go. What I do is pull up with two or three bikes in my truck, put on leather and go nuts. Ive even pull out of the lot on my race bike for speed runs That’s obviously against the law but the police are aware of the riders and events in the lot. Everyone is cool.

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Right on. I'll probably go.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

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Lol, this coming from the kid who called the cops on someone for driving too fast, after boasting about doing 50+ speed runs through park roads dodging pedestrians/foot traffic.

I'm asking because I have looked into similar events and every lot-owner required insurance. I am not playing police, I'm looking for info/exp for future events.

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Yeah we got some abandoned mall lots by us but it seems super sketchy. What would they hit you with, trespassing? It's private property so I don't think they have jurisdiction for a vehicle crime like speeding

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I know that the SCCA guys have to do a lot of fucking around to get permitted for autox, they usually have an ambulance there.

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We go out in the boonies to big commercial buildings/corporate headquarters with nice parking lots that are pretty isolated and totally empty on weekends. We can be there for hours and maybe 5 cars drive by. Obviously we could get into trouble if someone saw us and cared but it hasn't happened yet

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Wow that's great, i guess most people are gonna think you belong there. I should start scouting locations.

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It's worth mentioning it's not like we're out there every weekend or anything; maybe 2-4 times a year there will be 20 mopeds dragging knee in this parking lot. If we did it more frequently I'm sure we'd have issues.

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SCCA member here... yes, to put on a "real" autocross, we have agreements with the owners of the lot and most often times they require insurance (we've used a Ford plant, a vocational school and even an airport runway).

There are a number of insurance companies that will write a policy for stuff like this. It's not that bad, but would probably work out to be a few bucks a person just for that.

We also have people sign a waiver/get armbands when they check in...just to protect us, but then again, our club is associated / protected with the SCCA as a national organization. Not sure how a private event might work, but you want to make sure if someone gets hurt / breaks something, they don't come right after your head in particular.

One tip from putting these events together... make the riders also be workers. In our events, you run one heat, then work one heat alternating. Workers chase cones, help with safety / scoring / timing / announcing, etc. It's required. No worky, no runny. It does make for a long day, however, especially in blazing Ohio sun.

Probably more formal than you want but without workers, the event doesn't happen... lots of people keen on running their cars but left to their own devices, they'll leave and get a burger rather than help the next guy.

Depending on how you do things, you'll need to get / rent / buy cones or mark the course in some way. Perhaps the local SCCA guys might agree to lend you theirs. Plan on a truck / trailer for that stuff... they also have timing lights which are super cool.

If you want to talk more about how those events are organized, etc.... let me know. Sounds like a fun idea.

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> required insurance. I am not playing police, I'm looking for info/exp

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I never said anything about dodging foot traffic or anything 😂. That state park has a marjor high-way (speed limit 50mph) . There is massive pull over spots no one is even close to me, They’re are about 50 feet off the road! It’s like a beach/pond

It’s difficult to kill someone in a suv when ur riding a moped but that’s not true for the suv.

I know A massive parking lot on a dead end with a rope gate, I don’t mess around

Edit: I even told u I pushed the bike home after the Audi passed me, and if I was speeding how did I react in time to pull over and get his plates?

Sometimes I even pull over to let cars pass me, my biggest interest is big ass hills! Like huge fucking grade hills and after the hill blasting, I pretty much just drive slow home with a fews bleeps to keep the motor happy 😃 (edited)

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Take a breath tweak.

Deep breath.

Stop posting stupid shit threadjacking and things will be better I promise.

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Tweaker trash /

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Thanks for the info I’ll definitely take it!

Damon on smoke & scan said it the best “ does my opinion on the internet even matter”

Pce out dont let the girls scouts bite

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