Looking forward to the sprited ride outs of 2018

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Looking forward to the sprited ride outs of 2018

Post by menzies3032 » Dec 3rd, '17, 19:43

Well now that winter sets in and the sports Bike is washed lubed and tucked about for the next 4 months it has already made me think to the future ride outs if 2018 and what great fun we can have.

If they start looking anything like this then perhaphs it might be time to start doing track riding only :80:

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Post by billinom8s » Dec 3rd, '17, 20:40

Is it not on YouTube?


4 months with no ride !!!



But I guess you're used to that what with being married :)): :ymparty: =))

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Post by bkingalan » Dec 4th, '17, 17:35

Just a bit spirited rob, knee down and holding a selfie stick fair play
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Post by Millsyboy » Dec 8th, '17, 06:49

Yes me too looking forward to next year. I definitely aim to get out more. Bike should be sorted next month. I am going to be avoiding mud from now on, especially on a corner.

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Post by billinom8s » Dec 8th, '17, 08:55

How about doing a trackday with us too?
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Post by Jug_Inspector » Dec 8th, '17, 10:11

Millsyboy wrote:Bike should be sorted next month. I am going to be avoiding mud from now on, especially on a corner.
When did that happen and where?

On Sunday, whilst fixing a mates puncture, I noticed a pretty fresh gouge in the tarmac, it was accompanied by various scrapes that lead to a muddy puddle near the apex of the corner, and then I noticed some oil floating on the water of said muddy puddle.
Someone had a bad day there earlier on for sure.. the road were very slippy and that was also a mud skimmed corner so particular hazardous to road bikes.

That's why mine are currently residing in a tent material bubble with a 20W bulb under each to keep them warm. B-)

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Post by menzies3032 » Dec 9th, '17, 09:13

Jug_Inspector wrote:
Millsyboy wrote:Bike should be sorted next month. I am going to be avoiding mud from now on, especially on a corner.
When did that happen and where?
We did a ride a few months back and got to a right, left, right that dipped in the left turn and had mud patch under so trees. Unfortunatly the front wheel hit the mud whilst lent over a bit and that was that.

Luckily Millsyboy was not hurt but bike damage.
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Post by Tractorwackyracer » Dec 9th, '17, 15:18

I have given up track riding as its only something you can kinda do during the summer months and then rains on the day of your track day
however I have discovered green laneing and now ride all year round hot cold ice snow wet or dry its cheap (sort of :)) ) and truly the best fun I have ever had on two wheels
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I just hope that if I ever do a track day again I am not too slow !!! :8o)):
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Post by billinom8s » Dec 9th, '17, 19:02

Fat chance on that one. I followed you round Llandow in June and you weren't hanging around then.


Green laning is what I want to try Next.
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Post by ptolemyx » Dec 10th, '17, 06:47

Dunno about green-laning. We do brown-laning round here (not a euphemism you dirty minded little buggers), there's definitely no grass to be seen on the tracks and trails.

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Post by Jug_Inspector » Dec 10th, '17, 10:16

I think trail riding makes you a better/safer a road rider, might even make you a better track rider too.
Being use to the feeling of your bike sliding means if it happens on the road it shouldn't automatically trigger your panic reflex, meaning you have time to decide what to do about it, or at least brace yourself for what is gonna happen next. :80: :(

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Post by Ducaki » Dec 10th, '17, 12:21

I did Mablethorpe beach race last weekend for the first time. Great fun way to get your winter bike fix, nothing prepares you for the sand. The speedway and grasstrack guys were awesome, I on the other hand was not.
Just a shame it's so far.
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Post by Robbo87 » Dec 10th, '17, 18:24

Ducaki wrote:I did Mablethorpe beach race last weekend for the first time. Great fun way to get your winter bike fix, nothing prepares you for the sand. The speedway and grasstrack guys were awesome, I on the other hand was not.
Just a shame it's so far.
Agreed, it's too far for most of us down here. Beach racing is popular in the Channel Islands also, but again it's difficult, pricey and time consuming getting there. If some Mablethorpe-style beach racing could be organised somewhere nearer us i.e. Weston-Super-Mare or Brean Sands, I guarantee there's be a big turnout from the Southwestern grasstrack riders - counting solos and sidecars there's a lot out there. I'd certainly be there with my grasstrack outfit and I know of quite a few others that would too; the oganisors'd have to fight us off with pointy sticks :)): :)): :)): !
Ducaki - is the Mablethorpe racing run under ACU rules & reg's?

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Post by Ducaki » Dec 10th, '17, 20:05

Robbo can't find ACU mentioned on my paperwork. Lanyard killswitch were needed.
Mablethorpe is finding it difficult to keep the numbers up, despite a big speedway and flat track following in the area. Probably about 60 riders.
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Post by Smiler » Dec 10th, '17, 20:24

[quote="Tractorwackyracer"]
however I have discovered green laneing and now ride all year round hot cold ice snow wet or dry its cheap (sort of :)) ) and truly the best fun I have ever had on two wheels
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