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"Force has no place where there is need of skill" Herodotus 450BC :burnout:
Sunday Driver wrote
Message for Spin and BB:
I could quite fancy having go myself - day section only for starters, though
Any tips you old stagers could impart?
Wimps can do the day run only, marathon men (ie, BMW tourers) can do the full monty (24 hours)
Entry fee is £20 per bike plus £9 special insurance premium to cover the competitive road sections. No competition licence required. You need a torch and a pen that will keep on writing in a monsoon.
Certificates for the winners, everlasting shame for the losers.
Who's up for it, then?
The Spin Doctor wrote
Last year, I clocked about 600+ miles -
Tips? Don't rush... good maps are useful -
but I have sat nav this year )... don't rush... take a puncture repair kit (or a self tapper and a tube of rubber cement)... don't rush... spare bulbs and enough tools to change them...
Good waterproofs and the old heated vest are a good investment - it's a long, long ride and you will get cold if the weather is poor.
It's a bloody good laugh...
at least till it p!sses down with rain at 3 in the morning...
I hit a wall at about 4:30 last time, and really was struggling to stay awake. Not good...And.... no, not that kind of wall...
The nearest I get to satellite navigation is steering by the stars, which is somewhat difficult during the day.
I reckon on using larger scale maps for the As & Bs with tulip diagram cards for navigating around the built-ups
I also need to get a power cable too!!
entry off in the post soon, I think.
tulip diagram cards
Or for those old enough, what about a natty Denis Jenkinson type rolling route card winder built with bog-roll inners and fixed to the dash behind the screen?
If you want to read a report from an entrant last year see hereI'm not too impressed by his last sentence, but he was a bit miffed when he saw me there. Couldn't even get the bike right. It never was a police bike and it's 192cc. Jealousy is a terrible thing.
Come on, Count - are you up for it yet? TRX? - you're a bit local! Need three daytime plodders to make up a team
However, I'd still need all the maps and route cards as backup
...the printed route doesn't highlight the map with a nice transparent colour but uses a thicker black line - which cunningly overlays the road numbers... bit of guesswork required in one or two places...
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