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Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby rocket » 31 May 2017, 22:47

Booked Cartagena with bbs in October.
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby kingfixer » 02 Jun 2017, 08:51

(mooning) (mooning) (mooning)
I cant make it.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Rossgo » 02 Jun 2017, 11:49

Rocket you are having a fab year with your trips!
Im going to try popping a little bit away each week for a trip with BBS for next year. I've been wanting to go to one of Gary's trips for years and dam it I got to get on it!!

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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Blade » 02 Jun 2017, 11:51

I can't make it either (gah)
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Cav » 02 Jun 2017, 11:54

Are the BBS trips the ones with loads of free instruction stuff and relatively low numbers?
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Rossgo » 02 Jun 2017, 12:07

Cav wrote:Are the BBS trips the ones with loads of free instruction stuff and relatively low numbers?

From what I've heard from Gary (one of the blokes who runs BBS) it's a great track experience. No pressure to push, go out when you want, great instruction and Think with numbers they pretty much have the same guys go and they don't take crap from people who ride like nobs! This is what's appealing to me to be honest seems more relaxed approach to the experience

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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Kwacky » 02 Jun 2017, 12:13

It's had to get on a BBS event as most of them are regulars who book as soon as a date is announced. Everything I've heard about their events is positive.

I too would like to do one. I had one booked a couple of years ago but family events took over.

Maybe next year.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Frankie » 02 Jun 2017, 13:30

Rossgo wrote:
Cav wrote:Are the BBS trips the ones with loads of free instruction stuff and relatively low numbers?

From what I've heard from Gary (one of the blokes who runs BBS) it's a great track experience. No pressure to push, go out when you want, great instruction and Think with numbers they pretty much have the same guys go and they don't take crap from people who ride like nobs! This is what's appealing to me to be honest seems more relaxed approach to the experience

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I too have confirmed for Cartagena in October ;).... well about 1/2 hr ago ha ha.

To answer your question Cav, it is a laid back affair, full tyre support in the pits, fuel on site always, plenty of water on site and three top instructors to help with anything to get you riding better. Open pit lane all day, hour break for lunch. Never busy, busy on track, if it is ride the pits and make some space and get back on it again. Full on support, hotels are always good, full breakfast and evening meals part of the deal as well.
I have been now for a few years, and in the main the same groups of people go. The more everyone knows each other the better track manners. If anyone is out of order a quick chat from Gary does the job.
Always someone to help if you have problems, generally a great bunch. Here are a few snaps from the trip a few weeks back.
https://www.facebook.com/frankieart01/

Here is a little onboard, not my best lap of the three days, hopefully I have this on vid with someone following me... however there is a close move on this around 2.30 on the vid.... It was tight enough to put me off my stride, this was on day two I think... ok if your a racer, but I am not lol, scared the crap out of me as I was so focused on my own ride, I then lost it for a little bit and came in for a chill.

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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Kwacky » 02 Jun 2017, 13:34

Crap, that did seem close. He was flying but all the same, you would have thought a bit of room wasn't too much to ask for.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Frankie » 02 Jun 2017, 13:39

Kwacky wrote:Crap, that did seem close. He was flying but all the same, you would have thought a bit of room wasn't too much to ask for.


Ha ha it was, even watching it back makes me jump lol... these guys are racers and its obviously second nature, they are normally two or three together so I was expecting more, hence the look around. Still a great deal safer than a typical track day. Cant grumble if that's it for 3 days solid track use.

Edit > plus these guys were in the 1.40 something, mine were Plus 2 mins... big difference in speed for sure.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Rossgo » 02 Jun 2017, 15:41

Bloody he'll Frankie that was too close for comfort.
Great pics btw

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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby rocket » 03 Jun 2017, 09:01

Great news About booking on frankie.

It was close that move.
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Deegee » 03 Jun 2017, 10:31

Given the lads speed it was too close imho, if you'd tipped in a little quicker or later you'd both have been in trouble - and it's the overtaking rider than should make sure his overtake was safe.

If you'd shown that vid to the TDO he'd have had to have a chat with the rider, I'd also question whether they were in the correct group tbh.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Kwacky » 03 Jun 2017, 10:39

I think it's open pit lane
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Deegee » 03 Jun 2017, 10:44

Kwacky wrote:I think it's open pit lane


Ah, my mistake. Still too close and questionable riding though.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Frankie » 03 Jun 2017, 19:12

Yes it is open pit lane and to be fair you tend to create your own groups after a while, in terms of going out on track when you see certain people out there.

It was mentioned and dealt with, I don't think that the powers to be have seen my footage, I might post in the album on face book to see if I get a comment or two (devil) ;)
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby rocket » 02 Oct 2017, 13:04

Leaving on a jet plane ... Well I hope
"80mph" sorry officer I possibly could not have done that I'm no Valentino Rossi.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Kwacky » 02 Oct 2017, 14:11

Lucky bastards. Keep it sticky side up.
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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Rossgo » 02 Oct 2017, 16:34

Enjoy it take a few snaps for us

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Re: Cartagena 4th 5th 6th October 2017 bbs

Postby Blade » 02 Oct 2017, 17:35

Have fun stay safe (y)
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