In December of 1979, I decided to run in the Fiesta Bowl Marathon in Scottsdale. A friend of mine, who had run many marathons with me, and I decided to drive from Kansas City to do the race. Well, that was that as I was hooked on the area as soon as I saw the flowers blooming in December. Eight long years later I made the move and am glad I did.
As great as modern Scottsdale is, there are still some things that people here worry about which cause me to roll my eyes and shake my head: Concerns about the speed cameras on the 101 freeway, the "dreaded American flag" of Westworld's tent, and light rail.
Why would anyone complain about speed cameras being anywhere? The speed limit is posted and that is the maximum you drive, period! If you do complain you are obviously in favor of breaking the speed limit and simply do not want to get caught. Isn't 75 MPH enough? I can't believe you are in that much of a hurry. I don't want to hear this silliness about speed traps, big brother, and a loss of rights either. Ask the families of the people whose loved ones have been killed on that road about rights. Besides, Scottsdale has their ubiquitous little radar vans on the streets every day to catch speeders, I don't hear complaints about them. Admit it, you just want to fly down that freeway.