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Re: “Gimme Shelter

Two more comments, then I'll shut up. If Riverside Raceway actually gets built, the demand for Altamont speedway will lessen considerably - possibly to the point where Comden will simply sell it to a developer. So this whole business may well be temporary regardless of where the conflict goes. On another note, Do the Rivard's have any proof of being harrased by the helicopter or spotlights being focused ontheir house? I haven't seen any, and would think that if there was any actual videotape it would be on utube by now. Where's the evidence? Like I said, The Rivards and their neighbors have legitimate gripes, but it would behoove the reader to go on Google earth and bring up an arial photo of the site. Defining characteristics are the freeway, and it looks like most of the tracks neighbors are small, working class homes with one glaring exception: The Rivard Mansion. Why is it that the privledged are the ones with the squeakiest wheel, and not the other neighbors?

Posted by Krom on 10/31/2007 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Gimme Shelter

let's revisit the facts: 1. The house is 200 yards from the 580 freeway. I can't imagine the ambient noise from the 580 between Tracy and the bay. There is no soundwall. 2. The house is just East of Altamont Pass. The wind usually blows 30-40 MPH all the time there. 3. Because of the wind, the area wasn't real desireable, so several wind farms have been built there. A plus because the wind farms are also noisy as hell (And kill an alarming number of birds.) 4. Who builds a 4500 foot steel building 200 yards from a freeway, in an area where the wind blows constantly, next to an existing racetrack, and then complains about the noise?

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Posted by Krom on 10/30/2007 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Gimme Shelter

Question: Do you want people drifting in a controlled environment like Altamont, or have it happen illegally on city streets? It's not unlike why inner cities sponsor midnight basketball, communities build skateparks, or they do days at the dragstrip where regular folks run against cop cars. By the way, drifting isn't "a particularly loud form of motorsports". It is loud, but no more so than most other forms.

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Posted by Krom on 10/26/2007 at 6:09 AM

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