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Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« on: April 27, 2009, 06:36:20 pm »
It was with some trepedation that I headed to Kilarney this morning as it is not the natural home of the more civilized DS bike, instead it is the playground for as one instructor put it "Okes with small D$cks and big engines" Yes trackday at killarney is an interesting afair, I went with the intention of picking up a few more skills and just having good fun blasting the old AT down the straights,

The Day is devided into 3 parts or sections there is a biggeners coarse for those that had never been round the track and do so at a slower pace and then naturaly a medium and Fast section, each section is alloted a 20minute timeslot and is followed by marshalles at a 4 bike interville to ensure that people dont overtak on the inside or through corners, nedless to day this happened anyway and there where a few peaved punters, one oke even wheelied down the main straight! but thats another story, let me get to the ridding

Killarney is a shortish track about 3.4kms with 4 corners and a long back chicane type effort which is actualy two small right handers which create a sort of gaint right hand turn, anyway my first lap was a little spiky as I had about 23 superbikes wizzing past my ear doing around a million km/h (seriously if you hit a brick doing that speed you are bokvel toe) anyway I took it easy for the first session, nice and smooth throught the corners and then gunning it up the main straight only to slam onto the breaks for the first left hander, In between the first and second session there is anther meating if you will where the instructors point out certain things that can be improved on, although becuase this is mostly for superbikes its not that usefull to us DS clan, that being said there where one or 2 GS's in the Medium pack giving it stick and one lone Katoom in the Fast group- he must have fitted that thing with slicks and put nitrous in the tank becuase those okes move it,

I understad that we are of a off-road nature and that shooting around a track at a billion milles an our is not what we aim to do, we as one of the guys on the GS said "have to sit up and beg" when going round the track compared to the superbikes, One thing for sure though wether sitting, begging, neeling or just taking it easy it is a hell of a lot of fun, even though I was doing the speenlimit for most of the day its an experiance and I would strongly recomend it, R300 well spent,

PS unfortunetley I dont have pics yet will try and put them up tomorrow :thumleft:
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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 06:50:11 pm »
No no no, the 'real' track starts at the back, next to the truck depot, as jy mooi vra, sal ek jou daarheen vat :thumleft:
 

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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 07:22:08 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 07:25:51 pm »
if there aint any pics then it aint a ride report move it to Jou Ma  >:D
 

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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 07:27:18 pm »
Thanks operator, kan jy dit vir my PM dit sal n cool avatar maak :thumleft:

@ the_Bobnob picks are coming dude chill, I cant ride and take pics at the same time will post them tomorrow
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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 09:39:37 am »
today is tomorrow. where da pics biets?
 

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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 12:39:20 pm »
Where da pix?

If you ride as slow as you post, I guess you still on the track, ha?   :D
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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 10:05:51 am »
sorry for the delay guys
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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 10:07:51 am »
and the lone oke on the Katoom
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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 12:10:47 pm »
So is the GS 800 taking you on the outside or are you taking him on the inside?

Naais!!!! Amazing what a track day can do for your riding skills and confidence
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Re: Sit up and Beg- the exploits of XRV-Boy
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 01:00:46 pm »
So is the GS 800 taking you on the outside or are you taking him on the inside?

Naais!!!! Amazing what a track day can do for your riding skills and confidence

Ja I felt a lot more confident on my way home from the track day, I had the GS through that corner but he took me on the straight
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