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Discussion in 'Racing & Bike Sport' started by joe mc donald, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. joe mc donald

    joe mc donald Well-Known Member
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    Just wanted to show this especially to the 675 riders. This is my boy last year where he was lying second in the Thunder ace. Till sadly he smashed himself up. I did think he would pack it in but once again he's out there looking for a bike or sponsor and says he will clean up this year.
    Happy new Year everyone.
    Joe.

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  2. MrOrange

    MrOrange The Lunatics have definitely taken over !!!!
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    Good luck to him and all the best from the forum.
    Nothing finer than competition, riding bikes, racing cars, shooting arrows, doesn't matter what, once your hooked, your hooked.
    Took up bikes too late in life to go racing, but had I done it when younger, I surely would have raced.
     
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  3. R_1000

    R_1000 Noble Member
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    Its all about keeping the spirits up and being determined. I am sure he will find his bike and his sponsor. All the very best wishes
     
  4. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !
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    Hi Joe, you have every right right to be proud of your boy. I hope he gets himself and his new ride/sponsor sorted out quickly and can get cracking soon !!!
     
  5. joe mc donald

    joe mc donald Well-Known Member
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    Thanks everyone yes he will I do know he is going to Spain over the next couple of months to test a Pannagale for a team. I don't know much about it except its not his bike where as the 675 was his own build and spannered by him plus all servicing which is something he is especially good at especially electrics. Thanks for the support and I will get him to stay interested in Triumph's and support them as much as poss.
    Happy New Year To All
    Joe.
     
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  6. David Cockerell

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    Hats off to your lad and best wishes for the future.

    Dave.
     
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  7. joe mc donald

    joe mc donald Well-Known Member
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    Dave.
    Thanks. Like I said I would be happy if he would take up Golf but he has the bug. And his Mother say's when you give up biking then he will consider it when I ask her for support. But all said and done he loves it and strangely enough is pretty good at it. Like I said he was lying second in the Thundersport last year and probably would have kept it if the bike had not flipped on him.
    Kind Regards
    Joe
     
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  8. David Cockerell

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    I know Joe, if in your blood it takes a lot if anything to shake it, I've seen the ups and downs of racing as my neighbours daughter does, she started off in junior motocross, then to supermoto and is now in her second year of road racing, running a Daytona funnily enough and she's 19, says her dream is to race at the Isle of Man.

    Regards,
    Dave.
     
  9. Yorkshireman

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    I reckon he needs to put a bit more effort in, that knee slider is nowhere near grounding out :p Seriously though, I wish him all the very best, he's clearly got way more talent than many of us on here and to get to 2nd in that championship is very good going. I watched a few races when I had my MT 09 as the business manager at the dealers I got it from was also racing in that series and there were some seriously good riders with well set up bikes. Best of luck for 2018.
     
  10. Southern995Nick

    Southern995Nick Well it started like this....
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    All the best for 2018.. some style by the way. like it!
     
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  11. joe mc donald

    joe mc donald Well-Known Member
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    There's a couple more people. I do have some with sparks but they won't load for some reason and a couple with him trying to fly but again they don't want to load. Yes I have seen some of the boys there and it's scary. Even addiction can't be that crazy surely. I will of course support him all I can. It used to make me quite sad that he was there hands and knee's building an engine as the one in the bike let him down like 675 riders will know when there engines go they go big time. But he'd be there all night preparing another engine and back on the track next day. Where most other riders returned the bike to their pits and wheeled out a replacement. And that is what makes me so proud of him he would never give up. I think he had just the two engine blow ups last year but it cost him the chance of first place.
    Ride Free
    Joe

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  12. David Cockerell

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    Your lad certainly has dogged determination to feed his passion, I can totally understand how you must feel being a dad too, the nature of the sports means even the best if the best take tumbles but I hope your lad has made a good recovery and all the very best for his 2018 season.

    Dave.
     
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  13. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Nice one Joe! :)

    It looks like he knows what he's doing. If he makes it really big? Don't forget the free tickets for your mates on the Triumph Forum :p
     
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  14. Foxy

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    I started racing at 47, just for a season, just to tick it off mi bucket list. It was a series for roadbikes (allegedly!), and just at Mallory Park. I ended up doing 3 seasons, raced all over t'country, and only stopped cos I was skint. I would do it again in a heartbeat, even though I'm 60 now. I TOTALLY understand what your son feels.
     
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