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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-26-2007, 08:18 AM
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Great fun, David! Looking good!!!




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Another Ride/Track Day

Another Ride/Track Day scheduled for Monday 19 November, at Queensland Raceway. Lets see if we can get a few more FJR's out there

If anyone is interested contact me for details of a group discount.

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Another good day - must be the best way to spend a Monday, I think. It is getting pretty warm, these days, so careful management of fluids is essential to enjoy the day.
Still the fastest FJR at Qld Raceway:


Might have to 'pull' the FJR from track duties, and fire up the Fazer600 next time. I also think they are going to bump me out of the Red (beginners) group - they figure 2 days in that group is enough of me there

And just another gratuitous piccie from last time. The pro photographer probably didn't get as many good shots this time, as there was a long delay in the morning (his best shooting time) due to a 2-bike crash. One rider hit the back of another - remember the lesson: in the early sessions, when braking, leave at least enough room on the outside for someone to go around you, 'cause as sure as nuts there is someone behind you who will brake deeper and later than you.

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Love the black. The FJR has a motor for the track doesn't it? The earth meets the footpegs a bit too soon is all.



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20V - you're right about the footpeg/tarmac interface, but the motor is a beauty.

BTW, there was a group of 5 of us that met there, and one of the guys was on this:


We had some fun, as he didn't want to exit the pits ahead of me. I figured it was because he didn't want to run the risk of being passed by a FJR. Well, one time he did come past me (my excuse - it was the warm up lap and I wasn't yet warm). He got away by about 100 to 200 metres in the next lap, then it took me about 6 to 7 laps to close up. The only way I could get by was under braking, and I guess I had more confidence in the FJR brakes than he had in his He didn't get by again all day, and not for want of trying That back wheel can skip a little when pushing REAL HARD.

Now I've got no doubt that in the right hands the roles would absolutely be reversed, and I would see the Blackbird getting ever smaller as it outcornered me, but it was fun on the day.

I did 2 sessions with the GPS on the bike, with the track set-up set to take readings every 1 sec. I've just downloaded them and will have some fune trying to analyse them.

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Good work david, keep the opposition at bay. Nice pics.
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Good to see you get a dry day to blow the cobwebs out of the beast and brain - it's been that bloody wet lately here in SE QLD I've forgotten what that big bright light in the sky is - (Says he with the dust on his clothes and fiercely sunburnt arms and legs after 3 days in the paddock / out of the workshop and office)

It'll be interesting to see what comes of the proposed motorsport complex planned for the Stapleton / Norwell area between the Gold Coast and Brisbane. While it's great to have the track at Willowbank, what I've learned of the planned future facilities should be very high standard and provide track day variety - depending on costs / access of course.
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Next Track Day

Looking like it will be Monday 16 June for me. If anyone is interested in coming along, post here and lets coordinate so we can get a group discount. Usual cost is $125, but with a group of 6 or more I think it comes down to $100. I am sure I can rustle up another 3 or so from other sources.

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Hi all. So far we have 3 probables for this date, so I will be contacting Champions Ride Days and setting up a Group for the day to get the group discount. We need 6 to get a discount from $125 down to $100. I'll be contacting them Friday (busy tomorrow) so you can contact them direct after that, say you are part of the Ulysses group, and claim the reduced price.

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Another update - there is no longer a weekday group discount. They say that the price is already discounted to $125 (from $175) and that's fair enough. They have costs to cover. So just make your own booking if interested.

But the 16th June is confirmed, and another but, I think I am about to lose my place as the fastest FJR at Qld Raceway, because today we met Al and he is keen to come along. He has no hero pegs left, and half his footpegs are ground away (he used to race superbikes). Oh well, the self-given title was fun while it lasted

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