May 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm #13063
Myself and two mates are working on a new race series, its not anything to do with ACU and s just a bit of fun. We are keeping things under wraps to start with so we can get a decent idea of events, all I can say is it’ll be AWESOME and cheap and very simple to enter (in season 2). As I am allowed I will add info, I will also copy blogs from our three teams and add vids and phots of our adventure into “racing”
I have high hopes for the series and when we get to the second season I hope that maybe one or two of you will join us, either as a competitor or a supporterMay 20, 2012 at 9:00 am #54488ses310Moderator
Sounds very interesting! Keep us up to date…. I am very curios now!May 20, 2012 at 9:13 am #54489katanaParticipant
Sounds interesting – should I dig out the minimoto from the garage?November 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm #54490
The bikes have to be road legal (tax/MoT/insurance) and a maximum of 125cc and cost no more than £500 on the road (not including the insurance)November 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm #54491imperialdataKeymaster
Interesting!November 7, 2012 at 7:56 pm #54492ChampsParticipant
Get us some more info, sounds interestingNovember 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm #54493
Some bits and bobs of info we have put together on the facebook page:
A totally new race series mixing many different disciplines, the rules? Simple You use a 125cc bike, you can only spend #500.00 including all mods. Add to this the fact that however you set up your bike will have to stay that way during the entire season, so while one setup may be great for road endurance but not necessarily so for the off road sections….the choices you make are yours.
Events – list em down.
off road @ gingers farm?
off road drag race
Drink riding – maybe leagal problems here……
slow race – narrow lanes – if you put your feet down your out.
econ-a-run – just one litre of fuel for a totally empty bike
point to point (360 at all roundabouts)
moto gymkhana round
capture the flag – also collectaballs – 50 balls thrown in a field only collect pne at a time – one with the most wins
carrying a fragile load with minimal stuff
keep em coming!
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Stafford Vance Looks just about perfect to me, awesome list
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Peter O’Connor def think a night enduro field race with up to 3 riders per team is a good idea, am sure we will be able to find some people stupid…. I mean enthusiastic enough to be riders!
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Stafford Vance You mean night time off road racing on older cappy bikes that aren’t even meant to be going off road and on the wrong tyres? Yep, what the hell can go wrong with that
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Peter O’Connor thats the one Staff
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Stafford Vance Awesome )
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Peter O’Connor No motorways allowed on any road route to/from or during a 12500 championship event unless in a support vehical!
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Owain Powell Oh god this looks awesome. Like, really piss your pants awesome.
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Matt Barter Tug of war?
Off road econorun – with only just enough fuel to finish – so if you go to fast – you will have to push your bike across the line.?
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Stafford Vance Hahaha love it, I can just see some rambler walking along and seeing all these bikes offroading really really slowly and sensibly, we’ll start giving crossers a good name at this rate.
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The above shows some of the “work in progress” of the series, we are working out rules etc and have already spoken to the police about the drink-riding rounds and they are fine with it as long as its in a locked field on private land that we have permission to use (which we have sorted).November 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm #54494
the drink riding round will be called “Shot-Glass-Speedway” and will involve an oval circuit in a field, do a couple of laps then down a shot of vodka and repeat until we can no longer ride, winner is the person who completes the most laps. The night endurance event will probs be the same weekend as the Shot-Glass-Speedway, bbq, beer and music will probs be involvedNovember 8, 2012 at 8:42 pm #54495RadarModerator
the drink riding round will be called “Shot-Glass-Speedway” and will involve an oval circuit in a field, do a couple of laps then down a shot of vodka and repeat until we can no longer ride, winner is the person who completes the most laps. The night endurance event will probs be the same weekend as the Shot-Glass-Speedway, bbq, beer and music will probs be involved
Brilliant, quite brilliant!
Looks forward to following this thread in generalNovember 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm #54496
It should be a giggle, have had a very positive response from most of the folk we have mentioned it to…. even had Suzy from the Bike Channel (Motors TV) ask about it! (I some how doubt they will help promote drink riding though! lol)November 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm #54497imperialdataKeymaster
Funny stuff. How about a concours competition at the beginning and end?November 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm #54498ChampsParticipant
You’ll have let us all know when the first races are, maybe we can plan a forum trip outNovember 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm #54499
haha, I think the bikes will def look a little bit used by the end of the series so that sounds like a good event too!
One of the chaps is pushing for the Easter weekend for our first event. We are seeing if folk can all get the time off to do so (and a bike together by then). Will keep this updated with any infoNovember 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm #54500RadarModerator
You’ll have let us all know when the first races are, maybe we can plan a forum trip out
Sound like the beginnings of a plan!January 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm #54501
Most of the entrants have got their bikes now, they mainly chose to buy cheap and fix them up, I however have gone the oposite way and spent my whole budget on a bike with 11 months tax and test, is almost immaculate for its age, and is “slightly” fettled
Here is my beasty:
A Yamaha RXS 100, slightly not standard
and a lil vid of it on the go (click on image to watch)
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