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Rduesbury

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Age : 29
Registration date : 2011-11-09

PostSubject: Hello   Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:13 am

Hi I would like to introduce myself to you all. I will be racing with you next season and I am really looking forward to meeting everybody. I have no racing experience and my only track experience is a Ron haslam day, festival of 1000 bikes earlier this year and a practice on my bantam but I can't wait to get started. I have got lots to learn however, i am really enjoying reading the posts and there is so much useful information on the site so I am learning lots.

I first became interested in bantam racing after meeting Alan Brown at festival of 1000 bikes and decided to attend the mallory and cadwell meetings to see the bikes for real. Alan introduced me to Nick Bramley and I bought the bike which he used this season. I have been rebuilding the bike over the last couple of months and I still have lots to do but I'm sure it will be done for a practice before the start of the season Smile Thanks to Alan and Nick for all the help you have given me so far.

Rob Duesbury
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Ned

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Localisation : Rayleigh Essex
Registration date : 2007-01-11

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:38 am

Great stuff Rob, look forward to seeing you out there and welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Hi Rob   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:23 pm

Hi Rob!

You wonīt remember me -- I was at Cadwell and you were with Nick & Peter at the time I said hello...

I wanted to say it then: Good luck. Donīt expect too much of yourself straight away. Achieving the trust in yourself -- to mix it with the really fast blokes-- needs some time of getting the real feel. My recall is that in my first Bantam race I was devastated at being second from last when I thought Iīd been riding frantically fast. Iīd already done a full pilotīs training of hours in the (cockpit) saddle --getting the bike right & practising at Brands -- and had thought I was quick because on my Bantam at Brands Iīd `racedī with big bikes like road-going Triumphs & Norton Dominators. But it was the dreadful Snetterton, most unlike Brands -- to later become my jinx circuit anyway, flat and unlike Brands as any circuit could be -- it was windy, cold and black-overcast -- most uncomfortable for the first road race of my life...

Every corner of every race track is different ... -- the road surface to start with, but there are B......d bends which tighten up on the exit and others that leave you with the feeling of being the conqueror... -- which means practice, practice, practice as much as you can.

I am sure you will get plenty more of much better advice, so Iīll just say Good Luck, Rob, just take it one step at a time..

Cheers!

JayBee.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:47 pm

Welcome aboard Rob ..
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Nick B

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Registration date : 2008-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Hello   Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:52 am

Good evening Rob,

Glad to see your post, hope to see some of you mods Pictured soon. It will become apparent
that your bike always creates a fair bit of interest with the strange engine layout.
Some sound advice from JayBee.
Good luck for the coming season.

Best regards Nick


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PostSubject: Wow!   Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:27 am

Wow! Nick!

I am overcome!

Saying "sound advice from JayBee...!!" -- if anybody started of racing like I did -- on grass it was -- (Uh oh nostalgia again!!) -- should be condemned to teh Tower...It was sheeeet or bust and I actually passed some star performers in the first bend, took the lead on the second lap and ended up in a blackberry bush on the third... -- after taking stakes and ropes with me and looping a real high sider into massed shubbery. Couldnīt move because of the blackberry thorns. Just listened to the last lap cheers and waited until help came. It needed a couple of planks to press down the prickly bushes and -- of course -- I got several ears full then, --"Trying to run before he can walk" -- "Still got his nappy on , has he??"

Come to think of it -- wasnīt much different later -- definitely not the way to start road racing -- speeds faster and road harder!!

Cheerrs!
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