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photoblog image At The Races - Part 2 5/5

At The Races - Part 2 5/5

 Darley Moor Racing Circuit, Derbyshire

Sunday, 8th. July, 2018

 

Nick Smith - Ducati (7) leads Gavin Kidwell - Honda (73)

 

Last racing shot for quite a while I think, so far I haven't been to a meeting this year and suspect I won't get to one either.

At The Races - Part 2 5/5

 Darley Moor Racing Circuit, Derbyshire

Sunday, 8th. July, 2018

 

Nick Smith - Ducati (7) leads Gavin Kidwell - Honda (73)

 

Last racing shot for quite a while I think, so far I haven't been to a meeting this year and suspect I won't get to one either.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Jun 2019, 01:00
Elegant passage...nicely captured.
Brian Walbey: I like that the riders faces can be seen through the visors.
Lucky number 7
Brian Walbey: Perhaps Elizabeth, I was so busy taking photos I didn't always note who some of the individual races.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Jun 2019, 06:10
Look how many tyres they have got through.
Brian Walbey: I can't even begin to imagine how big the bikes must have been to have tyres that size smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jun 2019, 06:45
Tough on the knees
Brian Walbey: It's the modern way of riding in races, they have knee pads atatched to the knees of the leathers which slide along the road.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jun 2019, 06:56
I wonder how long those patches on the knees "live"...
Too bad you could not visit a meeting, maybe next year.
Brian Walbey: I've often wondered how often those pads need changeing. We have three race circuits near us but I'm only interested in going to meetings like this one for classic machines like those I was used to seeing back in the 60's, 70's. and 80's, and sadly the only local meetings for classic bikes fall on days when we have something else going on.
My guess is that from race to race everything seems the same, Brian...so maybe you won't miss much?? Or is it a bit like blasphemy! HA!
Brian Walbey: Not blasphemy Ginnie, at classic bike meetings like this one there is a whole variety of machines and riders in each race unlike modern racing where they all look and sound the same, I don't bother with those apart from occasionally on TV.
I haven't been to any cricket this year Brian so I know how you feel!
Brian Walbey: Starved is the word I think you are looking smile We have three race circuits near us but I'm only interested in going to meetings like this one for classic machines like those I was used to seeing back in the 60's, 70's. and 80's, and sadly the only local meetings for classic bikes fall on days when we have something else going on.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jun 2019, 12:20
It looks very dangerous for one's knees!
Brian Walbey: This is the modern style of cornering in races, but they have knee pads built into the leathers that slide along the road surface.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2019, 16:15
Its goo toes "proper" bikes rather than the modern super bikes,
Brian Walbey: That is why I enjoy the classic bike meetings, all the different types of bike and capacities that were raced in back in the days weh I used to go regularly, these days every class of bike looks the same and they are all converted road bikes rather than built for racing machines.
  • Anne
  • 15 Jun 2019, 10:22
Belle action
Brian Walbey: Thanks Anne.

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