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PostSubject: The Start   Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:23 pm

I dont know about anyone else, but when the 5 second board gets shown, they either take another what feels like ten minutes to drop the gate, or they drop it straight away.
I admit they do a good job getting it setup etc...
but today in the second C Group race, they dropped it near enough at the same time as the 5 second board was shown, and it really caught me of guard, completely ruining the race for me.
Not to sound too much of a squiny but can they not count ????

Apart from this, had a great days racing, perfect weather.
Cheers jamie and co for another great event.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:09 am

Not sure if I am 100% correct but I am led to believe that when the 5 second board is shown the gate can drop within 5 seconds of this point which is why everyone revs their machine from then onwards.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:45 am

it does indeed. I can see were he coming from tho. I kinda got used to the fact it drops like a second after the 5 second board is shown. it will catch me out one day affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:10 am

Exactly that, the gate can drop any time in the 5 seconds.
It means that the start is fair and done more on peoples reaction time!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:19 am

Ok thanks, I didn't realise this.
Il let them off. This time, lol!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:51 pm

was some one Sleep on the line lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:23 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:51 pm

I want to stop any rumours before they begin so thought I would post my comments here on the forum.

I normally assist with the peg system at the start. At Binstead, Jamie needed someone to push the pedal on the start gate and asked if I wanted to do it so I said yes. I had no problems during the day apart from getting showered in mud and had to get Nigel and another rider to sort out the chain as the gates wouldn't go down in one of the C group races.

In the last A race, one of the riders approached me and asked why Olly Mayhew, my husband was holding back at the gate insinuating I was giving him an unfair advantage by letting him know when the gate would drop. I was shocked by this and assured the rider in question that this was not the case.

Once all the riders were at the gate for the start I took it upon myself to ask Jamie if he would press the pedal for this race to silence any doubters. Jamie held the start for a long time and the outcome proved the point that there was no cheating going on as Olly got the holeshot.

After the race another rider asked Jamie how far back from the gate he could start to which Jamie replied "you can start from the pits if you want".

I had a great day and really enjoyed doing the start but it was a shame that my husband and I were accused of cheating. Congratulations to all the riders and see you at Swanmore where I could be on the start again Laughing

P.S. good to see Ian Brown back from injury
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:50 pm

ANGELA i think you do a cracking job on the start you've always got a smile on your face Very Happy when your there getting covered in mud lol! keep it up your doing a great job cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:46 am

Angela,

What a load of balls, Olly will get the whole shot with Jame or my gold fish doing the gate. He is on fire with racing at the moment and i know that cheating is the last thing that would intreast him. I would not worry about the few. Without people like you we would not be racing week in and week out.

Many Thanks for your help.


But i wont be asking you to pick out my peg again lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:39 am

Its because of riders or anyone for that matter making comments like this, that people end up deciding not to help anymore, and as results the club struggle to hold the events.
Without the volunteers who give up their time in all conditions, we would not have a club.
Keep up the good work, we can't do it without you.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:49 am

Yeah thanks to everyone who helps out. We as riders forget sometimes the amount of help given by people for the love of the sport. Thanks cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:08 am

Thanks Angela for your time, like everyone before me has already said........by the way peg 13 wasn't lucky for me!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:35 pm

dont worry about it angela i used 2 get the same when my dad did the start some people just dont like getting beat
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:16 pm

lol!

Thanks Tony. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:25 pm

Olly,

how the fu** do you miss the gate at the start cos you are out of the start like a shot.

Which part of the gates do you watch to get a really fast reaction time.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:39 pm

Now that would be telling idunno
Been working on my starts for a while now and so far have been lucky.
Roll in, engine driving and hard on the brakes and then dump the clutch, release the brakes and lift the front wheel as the gate starts to drop. Been real close to catching the gate a few times as it's been still dropping as I've lifted the front wheel over it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:44 pm

Tryed that on the last race last year. Cracked my balls on the tank and broke the start gate! fight
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:45 pm

i know lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon May 18, 2009 1:10 pm

good starts 2 day olly unlike my last race bike cut out just as i got over gate moped lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Mon May 18, 2009 1:33 pm

Cheers Tony, hooked up great out of the gate with a new Golden Tyre on the back
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue May 19, 2009 2:22 am

I saw you Olly in the 2nd A race first bend , going round it speedway style. Razz If you had gone down you would off taken me and a few others lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue May 19, 2009 8:54 am

That was a really close one, thought it was all over but clipped the back of Paul Cannon's bike which actually helped me save it.

affraid roost Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Tue May 19, 2009 3:59 pm

Do I get credit for your 1st overall then?

Although I do get the holeshot, it seems to me that for the heats and the shootout races the gate gets held for 3 seconds after the board turns but in the A group it goes instantly. Is there a reason for this or can it be held longer to give a fairer start. This would mean that its more about judgement and timing rather than just going when the board turns. Also they used to pull riders forward on the gate to stop thebike lengths run ups people are having.

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PostSubject: Re: The Start   Wed May 20, 2009 12:53 pm

the starters do a good job but did like it when jamie done the start 4 last race at binstead as he did hold the gate longer think paul has a good idear that we should all b pull up 2 gate
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