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Post by Kaiser on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 10:26

Guy's,

Taz and I are heading dan sarf, back to the holly grail of tracks "Cadwell" on 3/10 for an open pit lane with No Limits. That's ma favourite !!!

Hope some more bodies can make it along and Amanda can bring some added lippy

Ta

K
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Post by Tazfiend on Wed 31 Aug 2011, 12:00

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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by Tazfiend on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 19:47

What a feckin' good day! dance

Beat my PB, had great fun playing tig with Kaiser (once we actually managed to get out on track together) and watch Amanda improve big style through the day. Smile

The weather was very good to us, warm and dry pretty much the whole time (just a few spots of rain for a couple of minutes at lunch time). I was really enjoying the bike, feeling comfortable and slowly improving my lines. Got down to 1:46.17 - not quite the 45 I was hoping for, but we were in traffic almost all the time. For an open pit there were some surprisingly inexperienced riders there. Did manage a 45 "optimal" lap.

I was a bit nervous taking Stuart's bike out, and impressed he trusted me with it (thank you mate cheers ). I was expecting the power it had, even though I was being cautious with the throttle. What surprised me was the improvement in handling over mine. Damn thing felt so settled and planted it was unreal. In a few laps I was within half a second of my best and I got an optimal, in traffic, of 1:44.7! Lovely, lovely bike! drool

Did have a bit of an embarrassing moment though. Got into the swing of overtaking slower riders a bit too much one session. Caught a BMW through Hall Bends and was right on his chuff out of Barn. He absolutely pissed off up the straight but I caught him braking for Coppice. Thought I had space but he moved out to his line (entirely within his rights to do so) and I had nowhere to go with a high closing speed. Clipped him with my knee quite hard. whistle

I went and searched him out to apologise and he was pretty reasonable about it although he had complained to No Limits (so would I have in his shoes), and despite me leaving blue on his knee sliders from my leathers. Embarassed

This is the session Stuart and I got out on track together, with Amanda for the first lap. Fair bit of fast passing as it progresses.



Another video, one that I'm quite embarrassed about. All good for a start, plenty of overtaking in the middle and then it all goes a bit wrong at the end. Embarassed

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Post by bazza on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 20:52

nice vid,s Taz and yip i did breath in at the end there lol!
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by Kaiser on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 21:08

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Post by JT on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 22:21

Now then

Glad the weather was kind to you and you had a Great day hyper

Top vids as usual Taz clap and he did break hard at the end of the start finish straight evil No harm done eh Cool
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by Tazfiend on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 22:25

cheers Very Happy
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by Mikkel on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 22:36

Cool videos mate. Makes me all the more determined to do my first track day next year as planned.

On both videos, you seem to get absolutely owned on the straights. What's going on there?

The last vid could see you getting a bit carried away. Even earlier on overtaking slower riders on both sides with the chap you were riding behind looked a bit risky. Just a racing incident at the end... if you had actually been racing that is Smile
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by Kaiser on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 22:49

There were some really slow riders that really ought not to be out on an open pit session. It is normally asked that it be inters and up and some of the slow guys were horrendously slow which caused some issues.

Taz & I were getting a little carried away, it was just so hard not to.

My bike has a good 40hp mate, theres a vid of my 1.45 after which my body started to give up, I was knacked Laughing

http://www.youtube.com/user/KaiserRR1000?feature=mhsn#p/a/u/0/pGPm2O0qKnw
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by Tazfiend on Wed 05 Oct 2011, 23:15

Mikkel wrote:Cool videos mate. Makes me all the more determined to do my first track day next year as planned.
Do it, you'll love it! happyahh
Mikkel wrote:On both videos, you seem to get absolutely owned on the straights. What's going on there?
My bike is a 2001 FireBlade and I'm 17 stone before I put my leathers on so despite the engine having had a little work my power to weight ratio is well down on most new bikes. If it wasn't for getting out of corners fairly well these days I'd get handed my arse even more often. Laughing
Mikkel wrote:The last vid could see you getting a bit carried away. Even earlier on overtaking slower riders on both sides with the chap you were riding behind looked a bit risky. Just a racing incident at the end... if you had actually been racing that is Smile
Yeah, I got into too much of an overtaking frame of mind and didn't apply enough intelligence. Embarassed
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by keen2511 on Thu 06 Oct 2011, 02:43

Nice video mate, now I just want to get out on a track again.
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by alz4321 on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 08:44

keen2511 wrote:Nice video mate, now I just want to get out on a track again.
+1 !! This may be a daft question but how did you get the speed and track location thing on the vid ?
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by shadow on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 08:56

alz4321 wrote:
keen2511 wrote:Nice video mate, now I just want to get out on a track again.
+1 !! This may be a daft question but how did you get the speed and track location thing on the vid ?

Its called racechrono.

http://www.racechrono.com/
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Re: Cadwell 3.10.11 Open Pit No Limits

Post by alz4321 on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 09:32

Cheers for that.... looks good :-)
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Post by Tazfiend on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 12:18

As Shadow said, RaceChrono running on an old Nokia N95 connected by bluetooth to a Qstarz BT-Q818XT. Another free app, RaceChrono2AVI, produces the video overlay and I add that to the camera's video.
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Post by alz4321 on Mon 31 Oct 2011, 19:15

That looks the business ..... when I've done track days before it's been hard to gauge what you're doing where that's making you quicker/slower. or even if you are any quicker. What camera are you using out of interest ? I have one of these http://www.ultimate-mobiles.co.uk/mobile-phones/apple/apple-iphone-4G/bike-mounts/ua-stem-iphone4-hardcase___876.htm that holds my iphone and I can video from that but wouldn't fancy throwing it down the track if things don't go to plan. The Gopro one's seem popular but I've not seen one in the flesh....
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Post by Tazfiend on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 12:37

Until recently I was using a bullet cam from www.rfconcepts.co.uk wired to a camcorder in the boot. But these videos were taken on a Drift HD170 (Kaiser's is from an HD170 Stealth which is very similar).
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