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    Hi members

    Hi members just joined and though I would say hello.

    My name is Cormac and I have progressively developed a track addition over the last two years. This year it has gotten more serious, purchased a 08' CBR600RR trackie and have been out at Eastern Creek around once a month plus the odd school day.

    I am hoping to improve my riding, grow larger balls and enter a D grade race with St George over the next couple of months. Also on the agenda is a trip to Wakefield to see what its like to use the right side of the tyre.

    I can't contribute much by way of riding advice, but am happy to lend a helping hand, socket wrench or lockwire to anyone frequenting Eastern Creek.

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    Hi Cormac,

    Nice pic, I love lockwire and lockwire related activities.

    Last round of ST George is in a few weeks, Nov 7th and 8th. I've entered my first ever race and have no idea what's going on, but they're a nice bunch here. Only met a few of them in person, even friendlier then!

    Cheers,

    Nath

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    Howdy!! Good to have you here. You should drop in to the St George meet in a couple of weeks, to see how it all works (and say hi)!


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    Hey Nath,

    Glad to here the race meets are approachable, the only thing holding me back from entering is lack of skill. Current PB at EC is 1:49 so am holding off entering until I am lapping consistently a bit under this on the Honda.

    Good luck in Nov, will come by and cheer you on and convince myself to enter the next meet.
    Last edited by cormac; 14-10-2015 at 10:51 PM.

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    Marshy will definitely come and watch in November, hopefully will convince myself to enter an event next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cormac View Post
    hopefully will convince myself to enter an event next year.
    Racing is VERY addictive too!!
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    Welcome Cormac

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    Quote Originally Posted by cormac View Post
    Hey Nath,

    Glad to here the race meets are approachable, the only thing holding me back from entering is lack of skill. Current PB at EC is 1:49 so am holding off entering until I am lapping consistently a bit under this on the Honda.

    Good luck in Nov, will come by and cheer you on and convince myself to enter the next meet.
    Welcome mate.

    49's are fine for racing at EC. may not be at the front of the pack, but you will have plenty of competition and a lot of fun.

    When I started I was doing 2:01s and managed a 1:57 in my first race...you may just surprise yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Mick View Post
    ...you may just surprise yourself
    True dat!! Nothing like the 'red mist' for improving lap times!
    The back of the grid is also a MUCH safer place to get to grips with race starts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Mick View Post
    Welcome mate.

    49's are fine for racing at EC. may not be at the front of the pack, but you will have plenty of competition and a lot of fun.

    When I started I was doing 2:01s and managed a 1:57 in my first race...you may just surprise yourself
    Thats awesome to know, for some reason I convinced myself that I need to be running around 1:45's to even have a go. Will come have a look in November and get myself into the first round of Clubsport 600 in 2016. Also like the idea of starting from the back of the gird. Watched some videos of starts posted by some of the members on this forum, it looks fairly hectic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicko View Post
    The back of the grid is also a MUCH safer place to get to grips with race starts...
    Fuck that!!! They are all crazy at the back of the pack; it's like there's no such thing as a racing line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cormac View Post
    Thats awesome to know, for some reason I convinced myself that I need to be running around 1:45's to even have a go.
    As Mick said, you're plenty quick enough to start out. Just don't get too caught up in the moment and let the red mist take over and you will have a heap of fun dicing with people the same pace as you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelso View Post
    Fuck that!!! They are all crazy at the back of the pack; it's like there's no such thing as a racing line.
    LOL, well there can always be some creative lines going on. I do mean the starts tho.
    I'd have been much better off with no riders behind me, rather than 40!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cormac View Post
    Watched some videos of starts posted by some of the members on this forum, it looks fairly hectic.
    My claim to fame.. you can thank me for the pink vests too!
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    you can choose to start from the back row and take off driving miss daisy if you like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicko View Post
    My claim to fame.. you can thank me for the pink vests too!
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    Jebus, so I was only mildly shitting myself entering my first race, now the mild is becoming less mild. Maybe if I drink enough rum tonight I will forget the nervous stuff by tomorrow...

    It's a sound plan and I'm sticking to it.

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    Dont fret... owen was preparing an instructional video.....



    Of what not to do!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Mick View Post
    Dont fret... owen was preparing an instructional video.....


    Of what not to do!!!!
    Glad I could be of service!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sicko View Post
    My claim to fame.. you can thank me for the pink vests too!
    Wondered where the special needs vests came from, now I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Mick View Post
    you can choose to start from the back row and take off driving miss daisy if you like
    Haha fine with me, happy to be the new guy who takes over the honours of finishing last.
    Last edited by cormac; 16-10-2015 at 08:57 PM.

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    Welcome! Zoidberg and I are probably the closest to you in terms of newness. Pink vest looks good on me, thanks Owen! If you come down to the November round to watch, try find the bike with copious amounts of fluro yellow and funky 50/50 wheels, that will be me Oh and at 49s, you wont be last.
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    Welcome hopefully I'll join you in some D grade races next year. I'm going to do Race your mates at WP on the 13th dec as a bit of an into.


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    Awesome, will be a bit less lonely at the back of the grid.

    Found an article with some more encouragement to give it a go.

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