Scotty

I did something wrong

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On the image above I entered from the top exiting at the bottom. The is Coppice bend at Cadwell.

 

From what I've heard your line should be curved rather than arrow straight and I think the idea is to keep off the green stuff....apparently???? 

 

Will try harder next time.  ;)

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Stop looking to Cal Crutchlow for your inspiration :-)

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I wouldn't worry too much.  I think I know others who might have done the same :secret:

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Not my usual line, normally enter at around 100/105 & use the bend/hill to slow to "Charlies in" entry speed of somewhere near feck knows (too busy to look!) what speed!

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"He went straight to the scene of the accident." - Martin Brundle

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If that were an exam, they'd be red Biro all over it! Were you day dreaming, Scotty?

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Dunno to be honest. The speed across the start/finish was about 15-20 mph slower than previous laps - I guess due to getting blocked on to the straight but don't recall. I'm wonder if that meant my last upshift was later down the straight giving me less time to get ready to tip into the left. Either way I ended up with a shitty change and I think I was concerned I'd gone down two gears. I've no slipper clutch so I think I just pulled the clutch in which obviously makes the bike feel crap and uncontrolled .... by which time it felt like I wasn't in a position to throw it in. Of course in hind sight an attempt might have been a good idea.

 

The hill scrubbed off about 30 mph before the front tucked throwing me off at about 40-50mph. Bike needs new track fairings, subframe, gear shift, etc plus whatever I find as I strip it down. Been a bit too stiff and achey to do anything on it but feel much better today. 

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Glad you walked away with no broken bones at least.   +++

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Bugger... bad luck that. One of of my favourite bends ever that one..... hope the bike and you get straight soon. 

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Feck! Sorry, I didn't notice the post was in kneesliders, I didn't mean my earlier post to sound so flippant, hope all goes to plan with the repairs & more importantly YOUR repairs.

 

My last biking off was only 20mph & resulted in 5 ribs & collar bone broken, can't ride as a result of ongoing issues.

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Bad news Scotty but glad you're okay.   +++

 

It's easy with hindsight to say you should have taken a deep breath, stuck in on it's ears off throttle and grimaced on the way around.  However, once your brain kicks in it's very difficult to override it from telling you that you won't make it round and to just stay straight and grab the brakes.  I know from bitter experience at Redgate  :rolleyes:

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Bad news Scotty but glad you're okay. +++

It's easy with hindsight to say you should have taken a deep breath, stuck in on it's ears off throttle and grimaced on the way around. However, once your brain kicks in it's very difficult to override it from telling you that you won't make it round and to just stay straight and grab the brakes. I know from bitter experience at Redgate :rolleyes:

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Well put Mr B

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My buddy did that exact same thing as the video on his first ever lap. We were in the car park for 15mins wondering where he was. Not a nice feeling.

 

He got tractor beam on another guy doing it so following him in!

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I didn't realise you'd binned it,,Scotty. I'd initially read it as you'd simply over-ran on the bend. Glad your ok. Shame about the bike, but at least it's all repairable. Is it the bike you're taking to Spain?

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That's the plan. Should be fine.  :)

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One year later and the demons have been put to bed. I went back yesterday and today and had two great days. More speed than before but also more controlled. Loved it.

Oh and it really is a superb track +++

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Went to Cadwell for the first time this year to watch some nutter in a Caterham.  Great track.  Kinda reminds me of Oulton, but scarier.  (And further away).

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It's narrow enough for bikes but on trackdays we obviously have a mix of bikes and abilities. I've no idea what it's like for pulling overtakes in Caterhams when they're all so similar and that much wider :o There can't be anywhere near as many passing places!

No massive hero wheelies for me but was happy carrying this amount every lap over the crest of the Mountain and the second bump. 

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