Greeves Riders Association Forums   Greeves Riders Association Forums Not signed up? Send an email to contact@greeves-riders.org.uk requesting access.
Find out more about GRA membership and how to join here.
   

Go Back   Greeves Riders Association Forums > General forums > Events, meetings and shows

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 19/04/2017, 04:46 PM
Brian Catt Brian Catt is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edgware, Middlesex.
Posts: 1,604
Default

Roger Digby was busy in the 2nd race.....
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 19/04/2017, 08:34 PM
Kim275 Kim275 is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: 69 250 and 72 QUB Griffons and loan of Dad's 62 MDS Iron Barrel (occasionally)
Posts: 965
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Catt View Post
Roger Digby was busy in the 2nd race.....
thx ... Corrected
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 24/04/2017, 06:26 AM
Kim275 Kim275 is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: 69 250 and 72 QUB Griffons and loan of Dad's 62 MDS Iron Barrel (occasionally)
Posts: 965
Default Round 3 Sproxton

Greeves riders made the pilgrimage to the Nothants Lincolnshire borders yesterday - with many making it a weekend and staying in Sproxton village Crown Inn or camping overnight. Track was in superb condition - a really technical but flowing track and a huge thanks to Colin Hill and Pete Griffiths for hard work for a small club to put on a fantastic day of racing.

Because of the dry weather in the weeks before the track was dry , dusty with ots of rocks and loose hard bits and despite some watering of the bends - became very dusty by the end of the day ......

This did not spoil the greeves fun nor did it slow the top riders down who battled it out .
Sam Heitman , Jos Goddard and Matt McCulloch were the main contenders. Sam came out on top in the first race - in the second (the first points scoring race) Mat claimed victory followed by Jos then Sam .............and the last race - well that is all a little hazy for me....but Dave Harper advises it finished the same.. For me ......I was chasing down Ricky Widdowson in 4th place. I went balls out over the straight and jumps as we took the last lap flag and got up his tailpipe for the right left chicane as you turn to go up hill - he looked round on the wrong side - and i nailed it up the hill on his left (inside) -I grabbed too much throttle and did a power slide and had not made a clean pass and as we turned into the fast left hander at the top we came together - and I crashed out . One of my bigger crashes at speed ........ Nil Points for me - Credit to Ricky he came up to check I was ok - and also thanks to Mat Valentine - who despite hardly being able to walk well - after his big crash at the Weston Beach race last year (still not riding) - took my bike back too the pits............Nothing too serious - sore head, neck and knee ligaments .

Hopefully fit for MAylandsea next Sunday - for the 3rd race on the bounce.

I heard news in the Pits that Adrian Dickerson was unwell and taken by ambulance to the local hospital....THE GOOD NEWS is I hear reports that Adrian was released with nothing serious - GET WELL SOON ADRIAN ....

Cheers Kim

p.s Soggy - if you read this remember our conversation about MX KIt ? I would not be writing this today if not for my Arai helmet and neck brace......
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 24/04/2017, 02:38 PM
Brian Catt Brian Catt is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edgware, Middlesex.
Posts: 1,604
Default

Have we any points positions to report yet? I am putting a report together for Deryk Wylde's Off Road Review (ORRe) and it would be nice to show points positions. I have sent him a CD of pics from Maylandsea and will do a short report on that event.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 24/04/2017, 04:39 PM
Kim275 Kim275 is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: 69 250 and 72 QUB Griffons and loan of Dad's 62 MDS Iron Barrel (occasionally)
Posts: 965
Default

Hi Brian
No points tally yet . Will call Dave this evening and see if we can work something out Cheers Kim
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 24/04/2017, 06:00 PM
Brian Catt Brian Catt is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edgware, Middlesex.
Posts: 1,604
Default

Thanks Kim, hope you are not suffering too much!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 24/04/2017, 07:03 PM
Kim275 Kim275 is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: 69 250 and 72 QUB Griffons and loan of Dad's 62 MDS Iron Barrel (occasionally)
Posts: 965
Default

Not to bad mate , just spoke to Dave and he's working on the results of first 3 rounds will have them in a few days cheers Kim
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 24/04/2017, 07:40 PM
Soggy Welly Soggy Welly is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 33
Default

p.s Soggy - if you read this remember our conversation about MX KIt ? I would not be writing this today if not for my Arai helmet and neck brace......[/QUOTE]

Above and beyond the call of duty to illustrate the point so dramatically, Kim. Good to hear you are ok though. I guess everyone has an off occasionally and better over protected then under protected. perhaps I'll wear the old chainsaw trousers - tough as old boots and lined with ballistic fibre. and with Husqvarna braces to really confuse everyone.

Sog
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 25/04/2017, 02:33 PM
Brian Catt Brian Catt is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edgware, Middlesex.
Posts: 1,604
Default

YES, good kit is a good investment, but we see a slight drawback in the Rally cars now. Hans devices are compulsory and are great for prevention of neck and head injuries. The drawback is that the driver has a very limited arc of view, so driving extremely sideways can be a leap in the dark! If they spin or have a minor off, it's white stick driving!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 25/04/2017, 08:55 PM
ADickerson's Avatar
ADickerson ADickerson is offline
GRA Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Posts: 324
Default

Hi Kim, thanks for good wishes. I wasn't aware until logging on today that you'd had a big off.
Hope it wasn't too serious and that any swellings resulting were in the right place
Good luck with a speedy recovery in time for the weekend, I'll be there to watch only. If you want to go for an encore then please feel free as I missed the one at Sproxton.
Shame I had to leave early as I really enjoyed the first half and was looking forward to the second.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.