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Doovy
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PostPosted: 21:15 - 21 Sep 2016    Post subject: Lydden Hill trackday - Sunday 19th September 2016 Reply with quote

A few of us SE lot turned up to Lydden Hill for a day out on track. Myself, Carvel, Groovylee, Bishbash II and Pigeon.

Carvel and I transported our bikes down there in the back of a hired pickup truck.

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With the gang.

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After the first few sessions, getting used to being on track for the first time, the tyres started getting their race face on.

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I went into the intermediates group, along with Bishbash, Carvel and Groovylee (Pigeon was in novices) and although I got overtaken a bit, I held up pretty well and certainly wasn't the slowest. I had a few good laps against an RSV, another ninja and made easy work of a slower R1.

Had a bum-clenching moment coming around the big sweeping right hander to find a bike laying in the middle of the track in front of me. Red flags came out a second or so later.

Awesome day though and would definitely do again.

Some of the pro track photos here:

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I'm sure some of the others will be along with their pics soon too.

An onboard FB video of the final session of the day can be viewed here.

My 15 year old Ninja bought a few months ago performed extremely well - a great little bike for the track. I know I need to work on my 'hanging off' a bit better for cornering positioning, but for my first time I was happy. Didn't crash (did see a few though!) so happy days. Rode about 78 miles on track in total that day Very Happy
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PostPosted: 13:04 - 22 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, awesome day, really enjoyed it on the GSXR, took it's track virginity away, although grip was an issue at Lydden I found the rear was sliding out on exit of most corners. I tried changing the pressures in the tyres but it didn't make much difference, so I put up with it.... Either way lots of fun was had. Mr. Green

I thouroughly enjoyed watching Grooveylee and Doovy getting super nervous prior to the first session, then seeing them on track and then seeing their faces full of 'OMG that was awesome' after the first session. Carvel and Pigeon had the same responses, but looked like they had their nerves under control.

Heres some footage;

Couple of trackside videos of Pigeon (black SV Busa + white lid)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLsJEncu_Sg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MszqL3NMWpY

This one features Groovey Lee for a few seconds from the start (R6 on the left) then Doovy @ 4:10 and meself on the white GSXR being hunted down by the camera guy (R1)
https://youtu.be/K6Rfft-q4-4?t=33

Carvel appears to be showing Pigeon how great the GSXR looks from the rear and that he will be studdying that view throughout the day...
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r94/Neileng/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsrnpawndq.jpeg

Pigeon obviously tyred and wanted to go home, or was it that someone pressured him into packing up. Personally, I think he just needs to get a grip

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r94/Neileng/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsftn0imtv.jpeg

And I caught these two pikeys nicking bikes from the track, no doubt they will swap them for some dags and go tarmacing after;
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r94/Neileng/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfzre4pq4.jpeg

Was good to be back on track again and especially with this lot, a great bunch of people.

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PostPosted: 18:07 - 22 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

France the weekend before, then Lydden. Great to be alive!

Nice writeups + pics, I promise I got quicker (after your advice, thank you!) than the vids showed. Very Happy

I already mentioned it in another thread, pics below if anyone interested.
http://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=265772&start=1888
http://s1329.photobucket.com/user/pigeon35/library/160918%20-%20Lydden%20Hill%201
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PostPosted: 19:40 - 22 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 19:54 - 22 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very jelly.

Next time I will be there, if not to ride, i'll come to watch at least.
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PostPosted: 20:53 - 22 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twas an awesome day, I fucking loved it. Top company as always. Cbr went well enough. Found a few limitations with it, didn't let me down though.

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All in a good days work.

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PostPosted: 11:12 - 24 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice photos, looks like a good time was had SmileThumbs Up.

Out of interest, how much did it cost to hire the flatbed for it?
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PostPosted: 12:29 - 24 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Matt- wrote:
Nice photos, looks like a good time was had SmileThumbs Up.

Out of interest, how much did it cost to hire the flatbed for it?


It was awesome. 72 for the day! They even let me take it the day before to get bikes loaded up so as to save doing it early morning on the Sunday. Sorted Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 14:19 - 24 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice little write up. You can feel the fun you had Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 20:55 - 25 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pap came through with the goods.

A fat man on a small bike. Glad I got these though!


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PostPosted: 08:46 - 26 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good lord Steve, it actually looks like you're going quite quickly in that last shot Laughing
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PostPosted: 08:50 - 26 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because he is!! You owned that slow group Steve.
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PostPosted: 10:01 - 26 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just waiting on my pics, then i will post them up Cool

all of yours look awesome Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 18:48 - 26 Sep 2016    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doovy wrote:
Good lord Steve, it actually looks like you're going quite quickly in that last shot Laughing


haha, cheers boss. The camera man is worth his weight in gold Laughing

The bike does look a bit like a dog who's stuck his head out the window, mirrors like ears flapping in the breeze Smile


They weren't actually flapping, just I couldn't move them all the way back because my knuckles got in the way.
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