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Edward Irving

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:09 am

You will need a cleverer man than me to answer that one, the bikes are so different and the experience of the riders as well.

I have just concentrated on finishing races and enjoying my self, the only time I look at my lap times is to see if I have gone a bit quicker over the course of a weekend.

I never new AVGAS was about 40p more than unleaded, I am switching to AVGAS, thanks Dan.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:29 am

I was a little bit out of date there Edward my local airport put it up to £1.60 this march, it'll save you a bundle over race fuel  though (assuming its about £90 odd plus vat plus delivery ) and avgas 20ltrs enough for 2 meetings is £32 Very Happy

ps you want 100LL(that's the type of avgas)
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:47 am

Dan I am converted I am going to find some AVGAS.

Don't you have to tell the guy at the airport your a micro light pilot or something?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:07 am

you'll have to call them and ask that one, my place asks you to bring a letter saying what its for , ie racing motorcycle and not on the road etc
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:25 am

What airfield are you gonna go to Edward?

I reckon my closest one would be Cranfield or Duxford although I guess these would be a bit far for you.


Also, what number are you gonna be running at Mallory?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:25 pm

Not sure which airfield, I have fuel for about half the season so no rush but I think I will try Old Warden that's not too far.

I was 271 last year but I have asked for a lower number this year so I will probably get 271 lol. Regardless of number I will probably be the one at the back!

We all tend to stick together in the paddock and we will not be hard to find.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:07 pm

Ok, I look forward to seeing you.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:34 am

What about tyres? How many do you guys get through per meeting and how much do you reckon they cost?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:52 am

Does anyone use HANS devices or do you reckon they are more of an optional extra?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:12 am



Is this the bike you are referring to Graham?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:45 pm

that is indeed graham , tyres will last you all year( unless you like doing rolling victory burn outs ! ) , our race's are short  ( too sort in my opinion ) you'll need to budget 200 a set max for tyres depending on sizes etc, I once rode a bike with a rear tyre so worn it was slick on one side and the front tyre was 13 years old! and it still felt okay,
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:06 am

£200 is ok then and they will last a while so that is another thing I have underestimated.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:43 am

there is of course massive savings from used tyres, one for sale just the other day was £40
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:55 am

Yes Finlay ,as Dan says that is the bike...
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:51 pm

Hi Finley,
It would be great to see you at a meeting. You won't need a HANS as I think that is more of a car safety thing, however, you should budget for a good quality back protector. I use a forcefield one which I like and it will last you for years!
Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:06 am

Ok thanks I'll get a decent back protector, will you be at Mallory Rob?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:15 am

Yep I will be there Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for an Aspiring Rider?   Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:26 pm

What do you reckon the top speed for a Formula Bantam would be? I'm guessing Darley Moor is the fastest track although I've never been there.
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