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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 16:28

Went on this last year and already booked up to go again June 26th. For those of you who really enjoy taking your riding to the limit, i would highly recommend this package. There,s space on my tour if you fancy riding with another Fireblader.
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Post by Jollygiant on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 16:56

link ?
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 17:44

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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 18:24

How much you paying and for how long?
I would love to go and see Kevin and George again on some of the best roads in the world.
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 19:39

morpheus20170 wrote:How much you paying and for how long?
I would love to go and see Kevin and George again on some of the best roads in the world.

Its a 4 night 3 day tour. Prices have gone up of late like everywhere else i suppose. Think its something like 472 but will drop another 40 if there are more than 8. We have 8 at the minute.
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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 20:09

I will have a look and see if I am up to anything else around this date, i.e. Moto GP and come back to you especially knowing how good Wheeltrax are.
What bikes are going, where from over here and anyone else from this site?
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 21:04

morpheus20170 wrote:I will have a look and see if I am up to anything else around this date, i.e. Moto GP and come back to you especially knowing how good Wheeltrax are.
What bikes are going, where from over here and anyone else from this site?

don,t quote me but i think there are;

myself and 2 others on Fireblades( but not on here)
3 x zx10r,s
New R1

myself and another are doing Hull Rotterdam
2 or going in a truck via Dover.
The others are doing the Tunnel/ferry down South

Its being organised via the ZX10R forum.
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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 21:11

I live in Brighton so just thinking of how to get over and who I could meet up with if I can go.
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 21:22

morpheus20170 wrote:I live in Brighton so just thinking of how to get over and who I could meet up with if I can go.

Have a word with Kev. I,m sure if you sign up he could put you in touch with those coming from your way.
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Post by JT on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:09

Now then

Wish I'd known a few weeks ago. Me and 6 mates have booked up to go to the Nurburgring to ride the Nordschleiffe for the w.end over Easter, would've defo looked at this instead, maybe next year Cool
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:35

JT wrote:Now then

Wish I'd known a few weeks ago. Me and 6 mates have booked up to go to the Nurburgring to ride the Nordschleiffe for the w.end over Easter, would've defo looked at this instead, maybe next year Cool

Done over 400 laps round there so i felt i needed another challenge. Will be popping in for an evening session i think on one of the days.
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Post by JT on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:38

400 Laps. Any idea what time you're doin Blaade ?

Do you know it yet ?
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:42

JT wrote:400 Laps. Any idea what time you're doin Blaade ?

Do you know it yet ?

I try to avoid trying to time laps as its a recipe for disaster. I have been known to do 8m10s before on very quiet evening. Generally feel comfortable around 8m45s - 9min mark as thats plenty quick enough to get a buzz and still be reasonably safe.
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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:46

400 laps, wow.
That is a very expensive 400 laps though mate, I bet you know it by now though.
One of the best roads out there is an area/road called Gelbactal or something like that with a sign saying 22km with a snaking sign, you get to the end and just want to turn round and do it all over again.
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:49

Think Kev took us on that road last year. Thats what warped my 14,s discs oops
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:51

Different people learn the Ring at different rates. Some think they know it and push too hard too soon and have the inevitable off. Nowadays i get more of a kick taking newbies round and seeing their faces when they complete their first lap.
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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 22:55

The other funny thing is first timers thinking they can really hammer down the finish straight and then realising that you need to come back into the car park, opps, lol.
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:01

morpheus20170 wrote:The other funny thing is first timers thinking they can really hammer down the finish straight and then realising that you need to come back into the car park, opps, lol.

I was racing my mate on his new Busa down there. He thought he had me as i came off the throttle at 180 and he sailed by, needless to say he didn,t stop and just missed hitting the barriers where they close off the straight.......... i pissed myself laughing happyahh
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Post by JT on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:06

Only been round once, on me XJR. Had a great lap with a ZX6 and a Gixxer thou. They'd been there all w.end and were capped with a big old twin shock bike keepin up with them Lol
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:11

JT wrote:Only been round once, on me XJR. Had a great lap with a ZX6 and a Gixxer thou. They'd been there all w.end and were capped with a big old twin shock bike keepin up with them Lol

When you get there on your Blade don,t get carried away racing your mates. My advice is go out on your own for a couple of laps and just get your head around the place. Reads the rules, carry the emergency number and keep to the right when the fast boys come by. Don,t tag onto to someone thinking you can keep up, just keep on your own.
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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:19

I don't know if I would have laughed at him or panicked for him.
The cars waiting to get on were amazing as well as the Ring taxi Aston Martin but then you see the Ring Bus and people waiting to go round in coaches and people carriers.
What makes me laugh and this doesn't just relate to the Ring but track days is people will think they are quick on the road but riding the track is different, well people that are fast on the road and/or track think a one way road, The Ring will be easy to get round quick and be quicker than the fast cars but it isn't easy being over 22km long with kerbs like mountains, decents that take your breath away and people that know the road like the back of their hands so if you guys haven't ridden it before please take a word of advice, when you see two headlights coming, indicate right and keep right.
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Post by Blaade on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:25

Followed the M5 ring taxi a few times. They generally circulate around the 9min mark. Watching a 500bhp car with 4 passengers in sliding sideways around a 120mph left hander for fun is something i wont forget for a long time. Lost sight of it a couple of times due to the smoke pouring of the rear tyes. Mad mad Germans
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Post by JT on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:33

I hear and respect what you Guy's are saying cheers I've done enough track days to not get carried away straight off and I'm lookin forward to learning a section atleast thumbup
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Post by morpheus20170 on Fri 18 Feb 2011, 23:52

Try the Carousel, that is a good one to get right, just remember when you are on it don't try changing from top to bottom or the other way round.
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Post by JT on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 07:26

morpheus20170 wrote:Try the Carousel, that is a good one to get right, just remember when you are on it don't try changing from top to bottom or the other way round.

Mmmm, yeah, came out of it a bit early on my lap in 2009 I remember. Want to start at the beginning of the track and try and learn it bit by bit but as it comes at me rather than missing sections. Pretty good at reading & learning new roads, have to be up here in the Dales and on the Moors or you get caught out Laughing Should get 12 -15 laps on the Sat if the weather is kind. If not, it'll be spent in the bar dreaming of the perfect lap drinking

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Post by JT on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 07:28

Anybody know of a console game that has the Nordschleiffe on it that you can do on a bike or in a car ? Won't hurt to familiarise myself with the track Smile
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Post by Blaade on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 09:35

JT wrote:Anybody know of a console game that has the Nordschleiffe on it that you can do on a bike or in a car ? Won't hurt to familiarise myself with the track Smile

Playstation has a couple of games that let you wiz around the Ring.

Below is a little vid of me on my K5 Gixer 1000. Not a full speed run as i was showing my mate around a half lap. Note how it pays to look behind all the time as a couple of BMW ring cars want to get past. Creamed them at the finish though dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwZs2gbQs-g
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Post by morpheus20170 on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 11:18

In all due respect I think you could learn a track by playing a game/watching YouTube but not with the Ring as it is too long and isn't a track, you will notice that if you need to run wide and off the circuit, hopefully you won't though.
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Post by 918eds on Sat 19 Feb 2011, 20:48

JT wrote:Anybody know of a console game that has the Nordschleiffe on it that you can do on a bike or in a car ? Won't hurt to familiarise myself with the track Smile
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forza 3 on the x-box fella

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Post by JT on Sun 20 Feb 2011, 13:15

918eds wrote:forza 3 on the x-box fella

Top man thumbup

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