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Info Lakeside Trackday - January 31 2015

Discussion in 'Rides and Events - Clubs and Groups' started by kiffsta, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Th3_Huntsman

    Th3_Huntsman Senior Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Great stuff fellas looked like you had a blast
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    What fun day out, I had a few dramas in the morning, first off my wife called to say that she had lost her keys, I eventually found them in my car down the side of the seat, so she couldn’t get the kids to sport. The 2nd issue was that I pulled up at the servo to get fuel and couldn’t get the lid off my fuel drum, I spent 20 mins heaving and the bloody thing wouldn’t undo. In the end I just filled the tank on the track bike and headed into Lakeside. My mate Daniel had saved me a spot so I unloaded the bikes and went to register, that was quick and easy then it was off to scrutineering, which I passed. Far out it was hot out there, 33 degrees but felt hotter in leathers.

    Daniel had just finished building his MC22 track bike and it was in incredibly good nick, he had polished \ painting everything, a true credit to him.

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    Tim and Corey showed with an esky and looked to be here for the long haul, alas no beer, but they had kickarse chicken rolls which I was lucky enough to score one. Tim helped me out big time by doing a run to the car to get my boots and gloves which I forgot when I parked up. We had our rider’s briefings and it was game on. I handed Tim my SLR and let him go wild, most of the photos are his.


    Finally my group was called out to the track, I have never ridden on lakeside before and had heard it was a great track. My first session was pretty ordinary, I couldn’t find a line and really struggled to find turn in points. The 2nd session was heaps better and I started to really enjoy the track. There were a few idiots on the track, my groups weren’t as effected as Brisfoxs or Pat’s. Lakeside has an interesting kink in it called the Bus Stop which is setup to slow us all down, the rule was single file through there (shown as light grey line in the pic below), a couple of times I had a great run out of the carousel then had to jam on the anchors so I didn’t miss the entry to the bus stop. I liked the fact that the track wasn't flat, some of the uphill corners felt insane under full throttle.

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    Had a great time, but it was bloody hot, I think I drank close to 5 l of water and didn’t hit the loo until I got home. I am looking forward to having another crack out there



    BTW - 6 other guys had a crack at my fuel tin, no one can get the bloody lid off.

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  3. Mclaren

    Mclaren Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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    Did well mate every lap builds confidence and feb 14th will come fast enough and nice work Tim on pics nice to meet u and dan
     
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    on ya blokes!! good work! Pat, mate you get used to it. trackdays are a nightmare once you have started racing, but you just get used to it and as you said make fun of the straight line warriors on the corners :)

    mate........you should come do a track day over here haha ive done one at 41 and thats before you put your leathers on :)
     
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    Warwick(morgan park) was like that in nov it was disgusting lol
     
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    i was unhappy to see that i could not access (by which i mean close enough) the apex on any corners to get some shots of you guys leaning..
     
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    What bike was Kiffsta on?

    You have to love track days...real mixed bag. Not sure why they bother with a driver's briefing if half the punters don't pay attention! McLaren might have been better off moving to the immediate group; at least they understand what "hold your line" means.
     
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    Yer I should of mate next time I just thought they move u around like mp but they don't
     
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    Good write up Chris. I somehow missed the Honda Taxi Cab Company bike pictures when I looked at this thread earlier (were they added recently?). You look like you've lost a few pounds?

    Probably a bit too much info Chris ",,, I think I drank close to 5 l of water and didn’t hit the loo until I got home..."
     
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    true that, classic overshare, but damm it was hot and humid
     
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    There was a cbr in are group a chick mark will remember her I think she in club racer with u chris
     
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    Na black with number 24 mate
     
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    ah yep... well after seeing you lads have some much frikkin fun twice now.. I finally decided the fate of my repairable written off R6.. she gonna be a track bike.. less money in cosmetic stuff and i dont need to worry about indicators and all that jaz.. so it looks like the cheaper option... and im sure i could manage to save some money up each month to come out a at least once a month... so time to see what i can do about the paint job on the tank and have a look at the fairings i still have? do they pick on a bike for having a fairing panel missing?
     
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    get on to track junkies sales on fb, you may pick up race glass for the r6 there cheap. stuff pops up all the time!
     
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