Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Compo
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Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby Compo » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:41 pm

A big thanks to everyone involved in running todays ARD...
Unfortunately the good ol' British weather got the better of us, but it was still a great day. My first track event and a hellova way to learn throttle control and how to manage back wheel, front wheel and BOTH wheel slides :!:
A shame so mamy came a cropper, but good news nobody seriously hurt.
And it was good to meet so many helpful people, all willing to share knowledge and van/ tent space, so that I could at least get out the rain in preparation for the next soaking.

Anyway I'm hooked... so see you all on the next one :D

AllieF
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby AllieF » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:56 am

Glad you enjoyed it.

It was certainly cold & wet, but my face has wind burn :lol:
Allie

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zorded
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby zorded » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:04 am

Thank you to the organisers for another well run event despite the obvious difficulties it was still good for me.
Special mention to the poor souls who stood out in the wind and the rain: some in shorts some on crutches :shock: and all of them cold i'll bet, thankyou very much to the marshal's for volunteering.

AL

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SAJ797
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby SAJ797 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:28 am

Yeah too right, let's hear it for the marshals, at least I could hide in my van in between sessions!

Tommo
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby Tommo » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:20 am

Thanks to all for the day, real shame about the weather.

Many thanks to the marshalls for standing out in the lovely british summer!

Sorry for everyone in inters who had the session red flagged as I decided to see how abrasive the surface was, can confirm it is pretty abrasive!! :lol:

See you all in April!

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Beef
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby Beef » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:46 am

:)
Good day yesterday....If only the weather had stayed like it was when setting up on Saturday!!

Thanks for your help Zorded (Al) with sorting my shed!

Sorry I had to cut away and not help unload the truck Bob!!

My other half got a few pics, I shall post them later.


......How long to summer!!!?

compassrose
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby compassrose » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:18 pm

Many thanks guys. On behalf of the committee and club members I'd also like to extend our sincere thanks to all who helped with the set up and take down of the circuit and especially the marshals who endured far more rubbish weather than I would ever wish on anyone. There are very places to hide on an open airfield, but without them the event would never go ahead. My thanks also go out to Ali on Parc Ferme who fought us off with her crutches every time we suggested she may want to sit out a couple of sessions out rather than ensure people joined the circuit in an orderly manner. Lastly but not least I'd like to thank all the riders, especially those that gave it a go (tentatively initially) on road tyres. It's advertised as an Airfield Riding Skills Day and I'm sure the majority of you will admit to having emerged a better rider for the challenge.

AllieF
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Re: Wet Sept ARD, but a great day

Postby AllieF » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:56 pm

Aww it's my pleasure to be on parc ferme. I had my dryrobe to keep me warm & dry.

I was not going to let you guys down.

See you in April
Allie


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