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Re: Track riding..
Reply #10 on: 19 December, 2020, 08:29:52 AM
I'm sat with the Hop Rider Training page open on my PC at work, hopefully no customers at 9 so I can get a place..  :028:

https://hrtridertraining.co.uk/#

I know what you mean about a track bike but in my experience all bikes can be track bikes.. Nothing coming the other way moments  :005: no rubbish or manhole covers  :232:  grippy surface, time to practice and get corners right, put it all together and within a few sessions you'll be riding like you're on a race bike...  :020: or at least that's what it feels like.

It's a while since I've been on track but in the past I've done Cadwell, Croft, Mallory Park (Advanced Cornering Course), Donnington Track Day + Ron Haslam's Race School and one visit to the Nürburgring.

I got T boned at the ring  :164:, I managed to stay on but the Swedish guy, on a Red Fireblade, wasn't so lucky.. he took my foot peg off and scrapped my swing arm, I was hanging down the side of my Tuono with my calf muscle on the seat, wobbled a lot but pulled myself up and finished the lap..

I'd just stuffed it up the inside of a silver BMW and thought he'd given me a friendly tap  :007: but as I looked back I saw the guy spinning like a star fish on the track and a red bike heading for the armco barrier..  :005:  :027:

While the lads went on for another lap I was a little unsettled so sat it out, had a good play on the way back to the digs though, some ace roads around the ring..  :020:

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Re: Track riding..
Reply #11 on: 19 December, 2020, 08:58:08 AM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
I'm sat with the Hop Rider Training page open on my PC at work, hopefully no customers at 9 so I can get a place..  :028:

https://hrtridertraining.co.uk/#
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Me too at home  :123: 2 mins to go  :028:
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Re: Track riding..
Reply #12 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:06:47 AM
OH Yes.. Ticket booked for 1st September in group B  :123:
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Re: Track riding..
Reply #13 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:07:20 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Me too at home  :123: 2 mins to go  :028:

I'm in.. Group A  :046: :046: :046:


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Re: Track riding..
Reply #14 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:08:41 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
OH Yes.. Ticket booked for 1st September in group B  :123:

That's good, I'll be able to get some photos of you and visa versa  :028:

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Re: Track riding..
Reply #15 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:15:15 AM
*Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
That's good, I'll be able to get some photos of you and visa versa  :028:

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sounds like a plan, hopefully Yellow Dog & Paullie will get a place too  :028:
i have put me down as riding a TS so should have one by then.. :169:
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Re: Track riding..
Reply #16 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:21:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
sounds like a plan, hopefully Yellow Dog & Paullie will get a place too  :028:
i have put me down as riding a TS so should have one by then.. :169:

It would be great if they do get a place, good to put faces to names and have a catch up.. for now I'm just happy to have something on my biking calendar,...  :156:   :031: windy

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Re: Track riding..
Reply #17 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:30:08 AM
Yes, i sent them both a whatsapp message as a reminder, Yellow dog is on it.. :047:
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Re: Track riding..
Reply #18 on: 19 December, 2020, 09:39:33 AM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
sounds like a plan, hopefully Yellow Dog & Paullie will get a place too  :028:
i have put me down as riding a TS so should have one by then.. :169:

Yes, I've just booked and I'm in Group B.

Having been around Cadwell in a 250cc SuperKart, those fellows who are not so bothered if 2 September 2021 actually exits for them (or not) are best avoided.

The top loop is just so breathtaking. Especially when you turn into the steeper downhill sections.

Looking forward to it  :046:
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