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Over the last three years we have taken part in the National Road Rally, and enjoyed every minute of it. Now it's time to give something back so we will be operating the Lincoln checkpoint for 2016.
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Aprilia RSV Mille 2000

As you will remember I have not been getting on brilliantly with he GSXR on the track. With the modified footrests, one inch lower half inch back, I really liked the bike and was having fun at Cadwell but then I lost the back end at Mansfield. I thought it was the lower footpeg digging in and levering the rear tyre off the deck but now I’m not so sure. The next trackday I put the pegs back to the standard and while I stayed on the bike I couldn’t get on with the riding position. With my long legs and the pegs being so high I really couldn’t hang off the bike and I just couldn’t put a good …

National Rally 2014

Bladebert (now R-Bert) and I agreed that we would do the National Rally again this year as we had such a great time last year, to be honest I was thinking we must do this again on the way back from the last checkpoint in 2013.

We both sent off our entry forms, mine was in a little before Bladberts so I was number 36 while Bladbert was 136, there were around 515 entrants in total in the end. We didn’t get much chance to set a route, and after flirting with starting at the Ace Cafe in London we both agreed that a start point near Lincoln was the way to go.

We then fleshed out a route that first headed West then curled…

Suzuki GSXR750K2

So I sold the ZX6, I was sad to see it go but it was having problems moving me round the track. I had got the handling all sorted but I was getting frustrated on the track being held up on the straights. The idea was to get something with a little more umph. I was looking at GSXR750’s but ended up with a GSXR1000K5 for a short period due to an offer on my KTM Superduke. I was caught out a little with that one as I found out the front left engine mount had been broken off and was held on by liquid metal……. and not very well either!!! The 1000 was a brutal bike and accelerated like nothing I had tried…