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Offline Leon H

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Race practice shenanigans
« on: July 16, 2006, 06:00:00 am »
Hi all,

Nothing whatsoever to do with adventure riding or my usual GS riding posts, but here goes....

Yesterday I dragged out my trusty ZXR400 and went to our local club practice day.  I usually race in the F3 and Formula RR class, but this year I have been slack due to wedding and work and so on.  So I trundled out there expecting to go fairly poorly due to lack of practice, but actually went pretty well, and worked on getting consintent fast laps, race simulations, and getting back on the pace after being baulked or going around a lapped rider.  As it happened the day went very, very well.  I managed to set personal best times and never once got passed which was a big bonus.  I even managed to pass my two main competitors in the class - awesome! :D  :D   I had a few brake issues with brake fade after 6 laps and no brakes after 15 minutes, but that happened late in the day and I think I'll solve that with some HH compund pads, I just have a street compound in there now.  Anyhow not too much more to say, here's some happy snaps, the dude with the camera was only on one corner (one of the hairpins), so all the shots are in that area........ :oops:













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Offline Grootseun

Race practice shenanigans
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006, 07:39:06 am »
Nicely done leon you get to experience both aspects of motorcycling.
 

Offline Leon H

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Race practice shenanigans
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2006, 07:40:49 am »
Just found some more snaps, of a cheeky overtaking sequence with the old "come in tight, brake like hell, stop on the line and make the other dude run wide to avoid hitting you" routine, complete with courtesy / apology wave......! :)













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Offline Leo

Re: Race practice shenanigans
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 11:21:36 pm »
Quote from: "Leon H"


You seem  to be riding the bike on the clutch? Is that a good thing  :D

......pardon me I'm just pissed!  :oops:
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Offline Leo

Race practice shenanigans
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006, 11:23:05 pm »
Actually one day when I'm grown up, I also would like to do this  :roll:


..........no man race around a track. :wink:
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Offline X Banana Boy

Race practice shenanigans
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 12:21:51 am »
Very cool Leon.  Nice pass  :D