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Offline SUZUKI311

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Farleigh Castle
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:06:25 PM »
Anyone know how the Aussies went at the weekend? Tried to find results on the website with no luck and Facebook much the same
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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 02:54:14 PM »
Try 1 Team Australia VMXdN 2017 on facebook.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 03:35:39 PM »
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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 05:58:09 PM »
Wicked   8)   3rd James Deakin
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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 08:44:22 PM »
Geoff Ballard, 14th in the Vmx Des...top effort ;D

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 10:36:39 PM »
https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1459651

Links you to the results, with best lap time as well. Terrible weather and track conditions in what is, according to the averages, their 3 rd driest month of the year. Not sure why BVB was the reserve when his times were pointy end.

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 07:11:06 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oxeCi7TP_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKAMHSv8rnA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrEoSPYjbuo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_NMdObshYk

Hope this helps or hope i'm on the right track at least, more up there in small doses you may find down the side from these videos. Think i'm on the right year [what year are we in--what day is it lol].

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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 07:45:57 PM »
just watching the second one down. ends in 8rnA & only up to 8 minutes in but good battles going on as seen on the bike cam in this case!!. Better than the crap on TV.

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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 09:56:56 AM »
I just watched a bit of the third one down.  You can see Deakin come through about two thirds through the first lap.  You can see why he got up to fourth, he was a lot faster than the guys at the back.  Still how dangerous would it be coming through at that speed with limited good lines.

The second start was from another set of gates angled to the right side.
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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 09:59:54 AM »
https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1459651

Links you to the results, with best lap time as well. Terrible weather and track conditions in what is, according to the averages, their 3 rd driest month of the year. Not sure why BVB was the reserve when his times were pointy end.

The team riders were based on if you entered on time (or early).  That is why James Deakin started from the second start on the Saturday.  He started in the first start on Sunday.  He lead one race but stalled with a five second lead.
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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 01:58:40 AM »
Thanks Kevin.

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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 01:24:58 PM »
So it was a great event despite the weather on the Sunday.
To those that weren't haven't been there then no matter how rough or wet it was you just won't know until you do it or at least see it for your own eyes!
The evo team aka pre 90's were unreal.
5th overall for Craig Anderson. Led one moto for most of the race till a mistake cost him a few spots.
Kirk Hutton and James Deakin were fantastic and placed 16th and 18th respectively.
Glen Bell was way off the pace due to a less than favourable lead up due to injury and placed well back.
The depth of talent is an other mind blower.
I think they placed 6th as a team but not 100% on that.
Due to shit rules as James Deakin was a reserve in over 50's evo, he was relegated to a second gate drop ( 40 riders in first drop and another 20 in the second drop) on the saturday, even though he qualified about 3rd fastest! So he had to push through the pack to run in the top 5 by the end of the moto.
Sunday he was able to run in the first lot and nearly won his races! Legend!
In the Twin shock des nations I was a reserve but ended up taking John Kittles spot due to him braking a collar bone in the lead up to the event and chose to run in the over 50's only due to a lack of fitness basically.
So Geoff Ballard was 14th, Russell Williamson 29th and Kenneth Swan 30th.
Geoff and I found each other all weekend and both had a 9th as our best result.
I ended up 12th overall (stoked).
I also competed in the over 50's twin shock. I got 5th overall (very stoked). My best result was a 4th in the first moto.I had a bad moto in the 3rd race in the mud. I ran too higher tyre pressure as was told to run 15 in all conditions, even mud. I was going in circles ( literally ). I dropped to 10 psi after that.
I had a couple of issues in the twin shock of nations too.
The bike ran that hot due to muddy conditions in the first race on the Sunday, that the spark plug lead melted onto the head and shorted out. I found the issue and was able to restart and finish 18th. It was so muddy i wasn't able to push the bike off the track. The bike had so much mud caked on. Starting and riding was the only way i could move it!
In the next race i was in a great position well in the top ten when the fuel cap came off spilling fuel all over me. Not wanting to pull in i improvised and stuffed my glove in the filler. Unfortunately it fell out so i stopped again and used my other glove. It jammed in much better and finished the race. I think the fact my pants were already wet saved my crown jewels from copping it as its happened to me before and i ended up in a dam up to my waist to get relief!

Do yourself a favour and put it on your bucket list!




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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 07:47:40 PM »
awesome Effort BradMan, you did the aussies proud mate.
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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 08:00:27 PM »
Well done.  Sounds like it was great, even with the mud. Typical Pommie weather for the time of year i guess.
Hope to see some pics posted up soon...

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Re: Farleigh Castle
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2017, 08:48:16 PM »
some good vids on utube