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    Bike Trackday

    Thought I'd stick my head in here and mention my other interest, trackdays on the bike, noticed someone else had an avatar pic from one......

    Currently own a blue GSXR 600 K9 which I've had from brand new but is used now mainly for trackdays, I do ride on the road but down to weather, finding time with wife, 2 young kids and work I don't seem to have covered many road miles this year.

    I did however do Oulton on 30th May and got 2 days at Cadwell booked mid July. Was first time at Oulton for me but loved it. Done a fair few trackdays over the years so booked into advanced group then met a few lads who I know that do instruction so grabbed a tow of a few and got a bit quicker in the afternoon.

    Anyone else into trackdays on the bike then off here?

    Heres quick pic whoring and video of me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brp9fxBwm6c

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    Nice one Gaz!

    I used to sponsor my son who rides in the 600cc Supersport a few years ago (he's still doing it). I've been riding bikes myself for 30+ years, utterly love it. Many years ago I'd five bikes in my garage at one time, pretty good I thought.....

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    Did Cadwell in the pouring down rain many moons ago on my old NC30, loved it. Felt like a BSB hero when I had all of 2" under my front wheel going over the mountain!!

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    I try do the Nurburgring a few times a year.

    Me on the R1 at the ring. http://ross219uk.zenfolio.com/p91125...882A#h2a36882a
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    to all speed heroes. Pete that citroen looks scarily close to your chuff!
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    Trust me, they get a lot closer! Plenty of there...
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    Not done any since 2010 (but managed to get a Croft date in September - bloody rare!).

    Did loads at Cadwell,Donington and Croft (local track) but the best was Val de Vienne in 2007 on an 04 ZX10R - made a weeks holiday out of it,went with family (as did about 30 others) and had a great time on a fast,technical track in 32C heat for a few days all for the cost of one day at a wet Mallory!

    At my 'peak' I used to bother a few 600 club racers 'practising' for upcoming race meets but they were giving away 400cc and about 60bhp - any of those capable of getting in the top 20 would show me a clean pair of heels - great for keeping your feet on the ground!

    As I get older,heavier and creakier i've lost a lot of pace but ride a quicker,more capable bike (BMW S1000RR) - laptmes matter less and less,having fun with mates matters more and more.

    Trackdays - I love 'em - just wish I had more time to enjoy them.

    Truth be told,it's the only way to get a taste of what a modern superbike is capable of.
    WTF is the point?

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