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Henstridge Blast

Post by MellowYellow » May 10th, '18, 06:51

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Have you noticed that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster is a maniac ?

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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Ducaki » May 10th, '18, 16:37

Thanks Mellow Yellow.
Hopefully I'll make a few this year.
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Robbo87 » May 12th, '18, 16:37

A ta from me too Mr Mellow.
At the moment, the long range forecast says decent weather for the first one on the 23rd May so if the Fut's willing and able I'll think about taking a trundle there. Weather permitting I'll leave Ottery around 5.30-ish; is anybody else up for it?

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Post by billinom8s » May 12th, '18, 17:42

Oo, tempted
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Ducaki » May 12th, '18, 18:46

Could be battle of the Italian tourers. Winner gets to ride their bike home =))
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by bkingalan » May 12th, '18, 21:26

Umm let's hope the weather stays fine a good night usually
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Robbo87 » May 14th, '18, 11:43

Ducaki wrote:
May 12th, '18, 18:46
Could be battle of the Italian tourers. Winner gets to ride their bike home =)) .........
That'll be you then - hope you're o.k. with a pillion :)):

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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Ducaki » May 17th, '18, 19:17

Don't count on it. I fitted the rubber bands!

Working nights but could go straight to site after. As long as I don't get fuzzy night head. I should be able to make it :-)
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by ptolemyx » May 18th, '18, 05:48

I should be able to make it this Wednesday (23rd May), p'raps take the B-king out of it's drag racing retirement :80:

Lets sort a ride there together........

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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Robbo87 » May 18th, '18, 21:49

Got a big weekend of rideouts for the old Fut to cope with Brian, so will make a decision on Henstridge on Sunday or Monday p.m.

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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Robbo87 » May 23rd, '18, 16:01

As the Bishop said to the actress - 'bit of a last minute pull-out on this one I'm afraid'.
As Messrs Hagon Esq haven't deigned to honour me with delivery of the rear shock I ordered two weeks ago, and as my spine is still in knots from last weekend's two rideouts on a Fut that had the comfort and handling of a hardtail Hardly Ableson, it's staying firmly corralled in it's pen. And so am I.

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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Gimlet » May 23rd, '18, 16:27

Equally last minute, but I'm in for tonight. Supposed to be thunder storms tonight by 7:00 pm but I can't see it so I'm off to have a look.
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Ducaki » May 24th, '18, 04:02

Gimlet wrote:
May 23rd, '18, 16:27
Equally last minute, but I'm in for tonight. Supposed to be thunder storms tonight by 7:00 pm but I can't see it so I'm off to have a look.
Personally I love it, great bike meet with a difference.
How did you find it gimlet?
Unfortunately fuzzy nights head got the better of me b-(
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by billinom8s » May 24th, '18, 06:01

I tool a trip there Last year, like you said, a Bike meet with a difference. There aren't many meets that give you a live band and an opportunity to drag race
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Re: Henstridge Blast

Post by Gimlet » May 24th, '18, 08:37

Ducaki wrote:
May 24th, '18, 04:02
Gimlet wrote:
May 23rd, '18, 16:27
Equally last minute, but I'm in for tonight. Supposed to be thunder storms tonight by 7:00 pm but I can't see it so I'm off to have a look.
Personally I love it, great bike meet with a difference.
How did you find it gimlet?
Unfortunately fuzzy nights head got the better of me b-(
I'm afraid to say that on reflection I'm not that sold on it. I hardly went at all last year and didn't miss it. I went last night but couldn't get into it and only stayed an hour. Once I've seen half a dozen runs I'm about done really.
The best part of a drag race is getting off the line and the first three gears but you can't get near the start point at Henstridge. Most people are only seeing the throttling off stage. I'm afraid I find that a bit boring.

Its a great idea for a meet but for me there needs to be more going on than standing 70 yards away from a strip watching ordinary road bikes in run-what-you-brung. The trouble is the surface of the runway is far too poor and the shutdown area too short to run anything properly quick.
And what's all this revving the nuts off your engine and holding the throttle against the rev limiter while you're waiting at the start gate? I can just about see the point of quick burnout on the start line but how is sitting there bouncing your valves going to help?

Its OK but I think they should do fewer of them and have more attractions there.
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