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I think the big question following yesterday's announcement is: Do crumpets count as essential supplies?

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38 minutes ago, Vince said:

I flat tracked with Dave (assume it's the same one) until he packed it in a couple of years ago, we were of similar ability and progressed through to the Pro's almost together so had some good races,think he is doing MX now.

This is my first ever flat track race, I'd had one go on the bike beforehand :rolleyes: you can see I am learning each lap. Dave Holman is the guy who won the race and went on to win the Restricted class Championship that year, it was close on the line, neither of us was sure who won at the time. So there I was thinking how I was Billy Big balls nearly winning against the fastest guy in the group, went out in the next race and broke my Tibia and Fibula and messed the ligaments up a fair bit. Back to earth with a bump - literally :D

 

Great video!

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1 hour ago, Vince said:

I flat tracked with Dave (assume it's the same one) until he packed it in a couple of years ago, we were of similar ability and progressed through to the Pro's almost together so had some good races,think he is doing MX now.

This is my first ever flat track race, I'd had one go on the bike beforehand :rolleyes: you can see I am learning each lap. Dave Holman is the guy who won the race and went on to win the Restricted class Championship that year, it was close on the line, neither of us was sure who won at the time. So there I was thinking how I was Billy Big balls nearly winning against the fastest guy in the group, went out in the next race and broke my Tibia and Fibula and messed the ligaments up a fair bit. Back to earth with a bump - literally :D

 

It could be the same Dave Holman. I think he lived in the Dunmow area, in Essex. Dave would be about mid to late 50s now. 

 

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2 hours ago, Ray Stadia said:

It could be the same Dave Holman. I think he lived in the Dunmow area, in Essex. Dave would be about mid to late 50s now. 

 

I'm 95% sure it is him, he did a bit of Speedway as a youngster too then didn't race for years but I know he did some Grasstrack later on before the flat track. He's definitely from Essex and I think he is a year younger than me and I'm 58.

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4 hours ago, norbold said:

I think the big question following yesterday's announcement is: Do crumpets count as essential supplies?

Judging by the people emerging from our local co-op when I went past hot cross buns do so I'm sure you're safe with crumpets.

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1 hour ago, Vince said:

I'm 95% sure it is him, he did a bit of Speedway as a youngster too then didn't race for years but I know he did some Grasstrack later on before the flat track. He's definitely from Essex and I think he is a year younger than me and I'm 58.

I didn't think he rode speedway, well not to my knowledge. His sister was the girlfriend of Sam Norris's dad (Chris) many years ago. 

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2 hours ago, Ray Stadia said:

I didn't think he rode speedway, well not to my knowledge. His sister was the girlfriend of Sam Norris's dad (Chris) many years ago. 

I'm pretty sure he said to me about riding some second halves as a teenager, lad called Flynn Scott used his old leathers. Like my old leathers they were several sizes too small for 50 year old Dave :D

Be surprised if it's not the same feller

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9 hours ago, norbold said:

I think the big question following yesterday's announcement is: Do crumpets count as essential supplies?

Talking about essential supplies, i work in the paint industry (Dulux paint) and we have to keep working because apparently we're classed as one of the essential jobs! I fill paint tins for christ sake so hardly a key worker who has to still attend work.

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2 hours ago, Vince said:

I'm pretty sure he said to me about riding some second halves as a teenager, lad called Flynn Scott used his old leathers. Like my old leathers they were several sizes too small for 50 year old Dave :D

Be surprised if it's not the same feller

Could be! We may never know! Let's all hope for happy days ahead. ;)

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1 hour ago, kevin bass said:

Talking about essential supplies, i work in the paint industry (Dulux paint) and we have to keep working because apparently we're classed as one of the essential jobs! I fill paint tins for christ sake so hardly a key worker who has to still attend work.

At least you may remain sane at the end of the day and will receive a wage rather than a handout (if you're lucky). Just keep washing those hands and keep colleagues 2 metres from your person! 

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On 3/24/2020 at 12:04 AM, Ray Stadia said:

Sorry, have tried to upload a photo, but have been told it exceeds the limit, not sure why. My bike ( and my riding) was not exceptional, but I enjoyed myself! I started with a Weslake, which developed a weird problem, then switched to a new Jawa engine, Jawa 2 speed gearbox and a Godden frame, was having fun, then lost my job, (sounds familiar), not ridden since! 

If I can do it, anyone can.

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On 3/24/2020 at 7:37 PM, kevin bass said:

Talking about essential supplies, i work in the paint industry (Dulux paint) and we have to keep working because apparently we're classed as one of the essential jobs! I fill paint tins for christ sake so hardly a key worker who has to still attend work.

im in the same boat as you mate, but mine is industrial based, been told as its manufacturing it is not on the close list, so they aren't.  just going by government  and is hard to explain to people why we are now key workers and paint becomes one of the main priorities in this time, we were even given a letter to keep with us at all time to show the police when or if we are stopped, ALL we want to do is help save lives 

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On ‎3‎/‎25‎/‎2020 at 11:32 AM, JOS50 said:

If I can do it, anyone can.

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That is a beautiful JAP, what speedway bikes still should look and sound like!

You look to be taller than the average rider but still really stylish. Also, is that a 22" rear wheel?

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On 3/24/2020 at 7:37 PM, kevin bass said:

Talking about essential supplies, i work in the paint industry (Dulux paint) and we have to keep working because apparently we're classed as one of the essential jobs! I fill paint tins for christ sake so hardly a key worker who has to still attend work.

 

20 minutes ago, Paul Johnson said:

im in the same boat as you mate, but mine is industrial based, been told as its manufacturing it is not on the close list, so they aren't.  just going by government guidlines,,nobody is happy about it and is hard to explain to people why we are now key workers and paint becomes one of the main priorities in this time, we were even given a nicely worded letter to keep with us at all time to show the police when or if we are stopped, ALL we want to do is help save lives 

All that paint is going to be needed for the cover up when all this is over and there's an inquiry on how the virus was let in the country, allowed to be spread and why there was not enough preparedness or equipment when pandemic has been at the top of the government's "risk" list for decades.

Keep making the paint they're going to need a lot!

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13 minutes ago, Sotonian said:

That is a beautiful JAP, what speedway bikes still should look and sound like!

You look to be taller than the average rider but still really stylish. Also, is that a 22" rear wheel?

Yes...a proper speedway bike!

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