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Old 12-Jul-2011, 01:04 PM
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New boy

I'm Steve, and I ride an S2R1000 at the moment (sounds like an into at Ducati anonymous!). I'm pretty active on UKMOC, and sometimes on Ducatisti, but after doing a couple of trackdays I'm considering the DD series. Now, I'm not very fast, and most of my 4/5 years of riding have been around London so I'm not experienced in track/knee down shenanigans.

I don't have anywhere to store a DD bike at the moment, so I'm trying to get involved in the forum, maybe attend a race day or two, and do a few more track days/California Superbike School etc to get myself ready. I'm trying to move into a house with a garage which would then mean I can buy and fettle with a DD bike. I'm no mechanic, but can do a basic service and bolt on parts so I can at least get my hands dirty.

Anyway, if there are cheap bikes going I may join in sooner, but at the moment I'm in the "pending" camp. I know people run in DD without a garage etc, but I'm in a 1 bed flat, and simply have no room to do any work on a bike at the moment.

Anyway, that's me. Hope to meet some of you soon…

Steve
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 02:57 PM
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Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum m8, DD is a fantastic way to get into racing, you dont need to be fast that comes with experence i found racing in DD i learned more than i ever did doing trackdays. pop along to one of our race days have a chat with the lads, its like one big family everyone willing to lend a hand and give advice.

Paul.
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum m8, DD is a fantastic way to get into racing, you dont need to be fast that comes with experence i found racing in DD i learned more than i ever did doing trackdays. pop along to one of our race days have a chat with the lads, its like one big family everyone willing to lend a hand and give advice.

Paul.


+1 to what Paul said altho' I did answer your post on Ducatisti.
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 05:26 PM
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As Paul said,

and Ghostie is great grand father Phil........
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 06:48 PM
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You won't regret it at all, best thing I ever did with a bike.
I think we both did the UKMOC Mallory TD this month?
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 06:55 PM
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Welcome Steve, DD is a great way of starting racing, you will enjopy it. There is a Ducati only trackday at Cadwell on the 23rd of this month (a Saturday, if your close enough pop along, as Bionicle will have his DD bike there and I have no doubt there will be a few others as well, or even book the track day



Chris
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for the welcome guys! Yeah, I did post on Ducatisti as well so sorry to make some of you read my drivel twice!

Its the girlfriends birthday weekend so can't do Cadwell.

Time to do some research with the search button...
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Old 12-Jul-2011, 08:03 PM
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Dunlop, yeah I was at UKMOC day. I was on a red S2R in the novice. By the end of the day only S4Rs Mack was overtaking me (only once a session!) although it was more like a "super novice" as lots of 1st timers.

Might be another track day soon in mixed company and see how I get on. Confidence is getting there, just need some skills to match
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