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Old 08-Jun-2012, 08:37 PM
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absolutely right miles,and your reply totally encompasses the dd spirit that i enjoyed and still enjoy.however the crux of what i am getting at is"lets talk now about making changes at the end of the season regarding weather conditions that are outside of an agreed window for our tyres" what if it snows,what if its icy,what if the water is too deep or extreme.if the rules say race on the grass ,then i will (and have )
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Old 08-Jun-2012, 09:48 PM
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Dave - how happy would you be to take a decision it's ok for everyone to race, for then someone to have an incident because of the conditions?

Now I'm happy to make decisions and stand by them and willing to debate the reasons for any of them, but tbh I wouldn't ever want that kind of responsibility.

IMHO leave that to the organisers; we should be concentrating on anything which makes the racing cheaper, or more competitive or more fun Or all three
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Old 08-Jun-2012, 11:19 PM
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Can i just say that i didn't have one front end tuck or rear slide all weekend! i found the standing water, where Matt crashed on lap 1 and rolled off at that point every lap thereafter. Matt didn't know about it untill the bike went sideways, unfortunatly to late and he was on the grass by then. Matt and myself have disscussed this at length a number of times this week and have both come to the conclusion that it would have taken race control to make the call, cause we'd both gone out there and raced! Those around me know that i've requested the use of wets be allowed for racing a number of times over the years, but i really don't have a problem running on the tyres that are currently used. Matt would not have crashed if we'd been on wets and yes the wet lap times would drop. There was lots of grip at Anglesey, more so than Oulton last year, where you could hardly lean the bike as it was tucking left, right and centre. I would leave the call to race control to make to be honest. If your unsure, don't go out. It's not excactly MotoGP, just enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 09-Jun-2012, 12:07 AM
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Can i just say that i didn't have one front end tuck or rear slide all weekend! i found the standing water, where Matt crashed on lap 1 and rolled off at that point every lap thereafter. Matt didn't know about it untill the bike went sideways, unfortunatly to late and he was on the grass by then. Matt and myself have disscussed this at length a number of times this week and have both come to the conclusion that it would have taken race control to make the call, cause we'd both gone out there and raced! Those around me know that i've requested the use of wets be allowed for racing a number of times over the years, but i really don't have a problem running on the tyres that are currently used. Matt would not have crashed if we'd been on wets and yes the wet lap times would drop. There was lots of grip at Anglesey, more so than Oulton last year, where you could hardly lean the bike as it was tucking left, right and centre. I would leave the call to race control to make to be honest. If your unsure, don't go out. It's not excactly MotoGP, just enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 09-Jun-2012, 06:39 AM
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You know I can't leave you lot alone for a minute. Weren't like this back in my day.

Anyway even though I got to use wets on the 996 a part of me missed the DD tyre. I think Miles is right in what he said that using the Dunlop in the wet can sort of increase safety somewhat maybe due to the reduced speed or higher awareness of the conditions
As I and others said earlier you don't have to go out ! just ask Dallas he refuses to go out in the wet where as James Stevenson seems to excell in the wet.
Ok you've paid to race and you don't get a refund well so what. If I was unsure about my ability to go out in the wet I would choose loosing a 75 race value rather than trashing myself and the bike.

I didn't do the last race at Snett because I was to tired which I know was the right call.

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Old 09-Jun-2012, 02:18 PM
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I hate the rain, that's why I have paid extra for sunshine at Oulton
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Old 09-Jun-2012, 05:44 PM
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lol i hope so .. gets awful slippery under them trees
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Old 09-Jun-2012, 06:54 PM
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Forcast is rain!
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Old 09-Jun-2012, 08:38 PM
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I guess i'm the only person who doesn't WANT to have to change wheels during a race weekend!
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Old 09-Jun-2012, 08:40 PM
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Forcast is rain!

Wets still on my 1C from Anglesey

Still slower than the A & B bikes out there in the wet but I dont mind it at all now on Wets.

Craig
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