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 Post subject: First time on a track!
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Going over to Calshot tomorrow never ridden on a track before and I am bricking it slightly! Last time I was over there to watch some guy bust his collarbone :shock:. Any advice (other than keep pedalling)?

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:27 pm 
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Calshot is an ace track, rode it about 20 years ago when i was fatser and lighter, i presume that as its your first time you will be with someone who has track experience :?: if so listen to the advice build up the confidence before you go for it. try tio stay on the line and keep peddling :roll:

and also have fun.

it ace

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Apparently everyone else in my group is a notice so at least I wont be getting beasted by a load of pros!


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Have ridden Newport a couple of times. Was quite nervous first outing but it's pretty much ok. Had tuition which was useful.

keep pedalling is fairly good advice :D


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Its guaranteed that years of mountain biking will kick in and I will try to rail the corner like a berm with my outside foot down, lock the back wheel and...


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Calshot is a very short track with extreme banking. Strangely I found being at the bottom waaay more scary than the top. I think it was the ground rushing past unnaturally close to my ear that did it!


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It was great! I found the same about being further up the track. Did not try to freewheel so all was well. It was a blast, I will be doing that again.


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great to hear you had a good time

stubbsy :D


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