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  1. *JJ

    MSDL Destroyed by BSPA?

    ONE each. I spent a couple of years helping a rider in the MDL, and had to pay to get in. (It was I who paid as I am a pensioner and so paid less than the rider's father).
  2. *JJ

    MSDL Destroyed by BSPA?

    Definately bad: there is no way that new riders - unless they have been riding grasstrack since childhood - can go straight into the National League without serving an apprenticeship in a Development League team. The fact is, that promoters couldn't care less about DL teams, even though it doesn't cost them a penny to run!
  3. *JJ

    Poole Pirates 2020

    And I gather that Tony Mole had to pay off his debts, and was not best pleased about that ... and the promoter in question did not seem at all bothered about all of this when posting on facebook!
  4. *JJ

    Poole Pirates 2020

    That was a Cradley promoter!
  5. *JJ

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    I doubt it - he wasn't very good as a rider! But I may be wrong.
  6. *JJ

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Nothing! Chips on the pier ...
  7. *JJ

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Only arses: it's not true!
  8. *JJ

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Which is what we did for one match last year. Set out early, had a day by the seaside ... mind you, I am retired
  9. *JJ

    Newcastle 2020

    National League matches tend to be completed more quickly than those in Higher leagues: the riders do as they are told!
  10. As far as we were concerned, it was to keep the dirt off the bike and tools! MDL riders didn't get to go in the pits ...
  11. I bought one for £5 in Asda ... we used that after the rider left the previous one at Scunthorpe!
  12. National League riders are obliged by the promoters to have two bikes, vans etc. As for F2, two valve engines or whatever: the question is, who is going to pay for them? You are in a chicken and egg situation, as beginners start with second-hand equipment, but ther is no s/h F2 or fancy engines available for them to buy! A pre-used Jawa bike will cost about £1000 or a GM, £1500, as opposed to £5000 just for a new engine. It just isn't on. As for fallers: of course beginners are going to fall, but any standard bike is going to throw the rider off if he mishandles it. I spent five years helping a rider (who got to MDL level); the GM bike he bought turned out to have an Ashtech engine, GP standard. Although he was faster than most of his contemporaries, he actually never dared to open the throttle fully! Other beginners are probably the same.
  13. *JJ

    Reading blocked from Entering NDL

    Or Weymouth, Exeter or Long Eaton?
  14. *JJ

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Big trouble ... I usually park outside the tile warehouse on the A34, and go round the block via Church Road on my way home (being too tight to pay for parking at the stadium).
  15. *JJ

    Kent Kings 2020?

    On the other hand, we will be rebuilding Hadrian's Wall, and reviving the law which said that Scots could be shot on sight.

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