Santa Pod drag strip

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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby Nutah » Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:37 pm

more fettling time :yup:
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby gusm2 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:49 am

It's getting close to the start of the season again, 22nd of February to be precise weather permitting 🤞🏻 the race fuel is ordered and the bike has been checked and double checked, hopefully good things to come, and as always if anyone is up for a go give me a shout and maybe we can hook up and keep the shiny side up 😜
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby Nutah » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:19 am

:sun: :yup:
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby gusm2 » Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:18 pm

Last Saturday was my second outing this year already and quite a weekend it turned out to be.

Friday was getting it all ready day and all went well except I started to develop one of those annoying dry coughs and feeling something wasn't quite right in my throat, however I said nothing to the missus and carried on regardless.

I drove down on Friday evening through torrential rain showers then parked up at the venue gates for an early start next day as usual.

Saturday dawned bright and sunny and I was first through the gate, there was a couple of hours delay while the track crew dried out the new freshly tarmacked run off area but as usual did a sterling job making sure it was 100% safe for use.

My first run at 11.5 confirmed on my return to the start line by ex Buell drag racer "Little But Quick" Joe Elliott himself :worthy:
Not bad I thought considering there was a fairly stiff headwind and I was still feeling decidedly under the weather,
My times got better as the day went on with a 10.99 and a 10.95,
I even managed to get a prize for the fastest reaction time of 0.0627 :shock:
Something to look forward to collect on my next visit :dance:

I managed to complete six runs, could have been seven but I missed the call out after lunch due to having a swift kip in the van.

Elated but absolutely knackered I drove home and it was with all the effort I could muster I managed to get the bike into the garage and parked the van and trailer on my driveway.

Showered then straight to bed I was ordered by the management where I remain to the moment of writing this, I ended up with the worst throat infection/ flu type illness I have ever been unfortunate to have, however I'm on the mend now thankfully and planning my next visit.
Onwards and upwards they say :yup:

p.s The Rwyb challenge has been reinstated this year due to the lifting of restrictions which means at certain meetings points are awarded for things like
Best ET
Best RT. me Autoglym prize package
Points for each race you win and even points for just turning up with the overall winner getting to run at the Flame and Thunder later in the year.
Hope that explains things
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby Nutah » Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:44 am

:mrgreen: :worthy:
keeping the Buell flag flying Gus :sun:
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby ursus americanus » Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:50 pm

Great commentary, Gus :clap: Say hello to Joe from me next time you see him. Get well soon, I'm sure it must have crossed your mind that it could be that Chinese Flu, just do as the boss tells you ;)

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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby gusm2 » Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:05 pm

lOl
Will do Steve, and negative x 4 covid tests, the penicillin I was prescribed seems to be doing the trick.
So much so I'm booked for next Saturday 26th, better get that NOS bottle refilled :idea: ;)
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby barney » Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:52 am

Buell Ulysses XB12X 06/08

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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby barney » Sat Mar 19, 2022 8:22 am

Gus
popped to mallory park yesterday to watch VMCC practice day :sun:
was nice to see willybuell there too had a good chat :yup:
supprised to see what's classed as classic or vintage these day , guess i'm getting :old:
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some nice old and interesting stuff as well
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some even got sat nav ;)
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby gusm2 » Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:05 am

:yup: 8-)
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby gusm2 » Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:18 pm

Weather is looking good for tomorrow :sun: :sun: :sun:
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby barney » Fri Mar 25, 2022 7:35 pm

gusm2 wrote:Weather is looking good for tomorrow :sun: :sun: :sun:

yes and light winds early on and a bit cooler air temp = more power = better times :yup:
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby brother in buells » Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:27 pm

Have a good run and keep it in one piece! :yup:
The sound of a V-twin engine braking is music to my ears!!

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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby gusm2 » Sat Mar 26, 2022 11:29 pm

Fantastic day today, new pb of 10.58@127mph :sun: :dance:
14 runs in total made a bit of a James on a couple of them but that's racing........ and getting old :old: ;)
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Re: Santa Pod drag strip

Postby Jazzbutcher » Sun Mar 27, 2022 1:03 am

Well done Gus, Respect!
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