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September 18th, 2017, 01:38 AM   #31
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- aberdeen to donnington on the back of a gsxr carrying camping stuff...
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As admirable a feat as this assuredly is, I'm more impressed that you had the courage and defiance to be seen on the back of that pink monstrosity.
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I've been to Donington Park a few times for 500GP's and MotoGP, can't say I'm a fan of the place, last time I went was 2005 as a 19 year old on the back of a girlfriends 916 and I just remember getting soaked to the bone, having a dodgy burger and shitting my pants before I could get to the toilet, think that's the day Rossi won.

Personally I think Brands Hatch is a way better track for bike racing and it does actually produce great racing.
I love Brands, its the nearest decent track to me, aalways got my cb5 sidewards going round druids, all those jockeys on their pathetic sports bikes lol.
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I love Brands, its the nearest decent track to me, aalways got my cb5 sidewards going round druids, all those jockeys on their pathetic sports bikes lol.
Druids is awesome. Come up here - I'll follow you and watch you do the same around the Melbourne loop. I'd say Clearways and Clark are the place to really step out the rear at Brands.

Best circuit in the country by far. Wonderful setting in "the garden of England", Sheene cut his teeth there - saw him ride it at one of the Trans Atlantic Trophy races. Managed to persuade my Dad to take me since we were living in London at the time and he'd already taken me to one at Mallory several years before and although he wouldn't admit it, clearly quite enjoyed it. Would love to see GP there. Historic, beautiful, and a real riders circuit.

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Herron's encounter with the armco is chilling. - So is the memory of Frank Bough.

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Druids is awesome. Come up here - I'll follow you and watch you do the same around the Melbourne loop. I'd say Clearways and Clark are the place to really step out the rear at Brands.

Best circuit in the country by far. Wonderful setting in "the garden of England", Sheene cut his teeth there - saw him ride it at one of the Trans Atlantic Trophy races. Managed to persuade my Dad to take me since we were living in London at the time and he'd already taken me to one at Mallory several years before and although he wouldn't admit it, clearly quite enjoyed it. Would love to see GP there. Historic, beautiful, and a real riders circuit.

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Herron's encounter with the armco is chilling. - So is the memory of Frank Bough.
I'd love to, but I'm told no more riding as my wrist/arm is well and truly buggered now. There were 3 breaks in my radius and 2 in the ulna, all the tendons on the upper side of the wrist are broken (ie they can't be rejoined as they shredded) and the 8 wrist bones because of it have dropped down to the front (where you feel the pulse). I'm off to London next week to see a specialist (he's already seen the botched attempt at fixing it and he's said that he wants to see if there is anything that can be done) Then of course there's my better half to consider, she has supported me in my riding for 39 years and she's at the end of her tether, as it seems every escapade I get involved in gets worse each time injury wise.
I have 2 bikes that are part of my retirement plan to rebuild (a 75 CB400/4 and a 67 Norton Commando the 750cc engine).

I want to enter them in shows eventually, but I'll not ride them, more than likely trailer them everywhere.
BTW loved the YouTube vid, it was Sheene who really got me interested in racing, and the commentary by Murray Walker who was himself a racer in the early 50's

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