2018 review

I guess I ought to stop apologising for being late with these posts, and just accept the fact that I just don’t get around to things quickly enough these days. I’m pretty much retired now (although just starting some new complex systems research) so you’d think I’d have time. Seems to escape me though. And, no, I’m not spending all my time watching daytime TV.

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The Pre Combrian Era

Anglesey coastalThe next meeting, at Castle Combe, is coming up so I thought I’d write a quick missive to get up to speed with this increasingly out of date site. In fact, it’s quite likely that by the time I finish this it’ll be after Combe. Of well…

To be honest, most of my time recently has been spent doing non motor racing things. Since the last post we’ve been cycling in the Peak District, done the Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle path on our tandem, driven to Italy and back—mostly with the car roof down—and done a couple of motor race meetings. That’s one of them above, at the imperious Anglesey Coastal circuit. We’ll start with that race… Continue reading “The Pre Combrian Era”

Red nose day

SunsetOK, I realise that I’ve been very uninformative recently although some of you may have noticed the odd posting on Facebook. As a consequence this is going to be a rather truncated posting to just give you the general idea.

In a while you will understand the relevance of that rather spectacular photo on the right, for which many thanks are due to Dan Sayles: “Afghan Dan” to his friends for reasons too bizarre to go into. He always takes a set of great photos of RGB meetings and this is one of the best. For now, though, just look at the nice picture.

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New season coming rushing up

Fullscreen-capture-12022013-231258Finally,  I seem to be making a bit of progress on the car. Mind you, precious little of this progress has translated to this website. I have, though, been doing stuff on two other sites. The new 750 website was produced with a good deal of help from me and I’ve also been putting together a new site for RGB to go with the existing forum. Note that even if you’re not an RGBer you can now invest in some RGB teamwear to make you feel more a part of the action. Perhaps, though, the RGB umbrellas will be a better choice if we have the same sort of summer as we had last year.

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Race preparation

I’m sure it’s not like this at McLaren. In the limited time I’ve had since the Anglesey disaster (see Austen’s video in the last post for reference) I’ve essentially been patching the car back together. I’ve re setup it all up, after having the rear wheel knocked seriously astray and now I’m onto the bodywork.

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Getting rained on again

img_3387It’s a long way to Anglesey, a really long way.

We set off at 1830 on Thursday evening and got to the circuit at about 0015. Friday was a test day and we were expecting to find a mostly empty paddock. As it was, just about the entire 750 club had clearly decided that some testing was in order and the paddock was already absolutely packed.

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Spoiling, splitting and sparring

airfoil_streamlinesIt’s been a while since I posted here, for which there’s a complicated reason that won’t fit into this margin.

We’re working up now to the next race at Anglesey. As I write it’s warm and sunny outside; doubtless this presages a race weekend at Anglesey with horizontal rain. Having suffered hugely at Anglesey in the past I’m very wary about the weather there.

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