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Das Chin
04-11-2008, 03:11 PM
went over friday eve...bit wet but no real drama and a few late drinks. well a lot actually.

woke up at lunchtime on saturday, weather pants, get the m3, do a few laps, decide its mental slippy, feelling too rough, nearly barf in helmet, not got enough talent for this and hit the beers early doors!

great lap with Dale in the ALFA, spent most of sat pm helping a mate out who binned car at pflanzgarten 3 with all the towing and rescue etc.

sat eve was food in the chinky (lovely hot BBQ duck) and some more beers at the PK. saw a german lady with a huge pair of udders and nice chats to the swedish porsche crowd who agreed with the spot!!

sunday was track walk, watch some GLP action, watch track dry out, change rims to sticky Kumhos and an excellent 8 laps in 2 hours on sunday with no closures. amazing what can be done when quiet and no crashes. one french orange ST focus on exit of karussel beached on the kerb! rather amusing...

went to the Blaue Ecke to watch the GP and what a result! few more beers, some food in Pinochs, met and laughed with James & andy Carlisle, few more beers, cigar for lewis, bed and home monday morning.

going out to pick up the DRT in december and that's it for a while I think. will do a few track days in the UK next year but planning to do the 24 hour in june and maybe a long weekend sometime end of summer 09.

over and out...... :wave:

Simon
04-11-2008, 03:20 PM
Glad that the tyres worked as well as you had hoped, Nick :thumb:

Bugger about your mate, hope that he is ok & gets sorted.

Weeman
04-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Pf 3, jeez that must of been scary/ expensive :o

Das Chin
04-11-2008, 03:48 PM
er both weeman. was not in the car but came round to see aftermath.

Gary Kinghorn
04-11-2008, 04:53 PM
doing uk tracks for a while is fun. Done it myself this year. Just make sure you stick around here too

Floyd
04-11-2008, 06:19 PM
You certainly pack stuff into your trip Nick. Pity about your mates woe's :(

Das Chin
04-11-2008, 06:49 PM
Thanks guys and am sure I will be lurking GK.

the daft thing was they were not wearing helmets and 3 up. helmets in the BOOT!! aarrrggh one ended up with a large potato on his head as his head hit the window. will people never learn and I hope this is a good lesson for them

as I said its a bit of metal, we are all sat here drinking beers and you wont be a window licker in years to come.

Floyd
04-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by Das Chin@Nov 4 2008, 07:49 PM
Thanks guys and am sure I will be lurking GK.

the daft thing was they were not wearing helmets and 3 up. helmets in the BOOT!! aarrrggh one ended up with a large potato on his head as his head hit the window. will people never learn and I hope this is a good lesson for them

as I said its a bit of metal, we are all sat here drinking beers and you wont be a window licker in years to come.
Did he have a cage too? :blink:

Das Chin
04-11-2008, 07:53 PM
course not!!

Floyd
04-11-2008, 08:08 PM
Few, I think ;)

Trevor
04-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Hi N

Seems like a familiar tale. Lap without helmets or cage. Shame (muppets). Glad they are OK. Who cares about the metal. That can always be bought again.

See you at a track in the UK next year.

orsonbuggy
05-11-2008, 11:17 AM
Hi Nick,

Sorry we didn't make it on Saturday for a nosh - too lazy . . . watched the F1 qualifying.

Let us know when you're out in Dec to get yer DRT and we'll 'av another go at meeting up.

Glad you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon laps
:thumb:

Karl
05-11-2008, 12:06 PM
You said you were coming to the CC on Saturday night, you bloody Judas :loser:

orsonbuggy
05-11-2008, 01:13 PM
no excuses, but I plead the fifth :whistle:

Karl
05-11-2008, 01:14 PM
I was talking to Desperate Dan :lol:

Simon
05-11-2008, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Karl@Nov 5 2008, 02:14 PM
I was talking to Desperate Dan :lol:
:lol: :lol:

orsonbuggy
05-11-2008, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Karl@Nov 5 2008, 02:14 PM
I was talking to Desperate Dan :lol:
I've just grabbed my coat . . . :whistle:

Das Chin
05-11-2008, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by Karl@Nov 5 2008, 02:14 PM
I was talking to Desperate Dan :lol:
sorry john Cleese but we got side track and the others did not fancy the comfy corner. not after that rude vietnamese lady who served us last time on the long table. jesus she needed a slap or a karate kick or sth!

Weeman
05-11-2008, 02:21 PM
John Cleese LOL

Not even close, heres a clue for you Nick

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/oldCafe/pix/roger_mellie80.jpg

:lol: :lol:

Karl
05-11-2008, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by Das Chin@Nov 5 2008, 04:18 PM
sorry john Cleese but we got side track and the others did not fancy the comfy corner. not after that rude vietnamese lady who served us last time on the long table. jesus she needed a slap or a karate kick or sth!
Really? Oh dear :o

Das Chin
05-11-2008, 02:25 PM
christ yeah

'where yo mat eh? where you matt? no mat no pay?''' aarggghhhhh!!

Weeman
05-11-2008, 02:27 PM
Why do i have visions of Nick saying " me number 1, germans number 10, you boom boom longtime, me want fcuky fcuky sucky sucky, 5 dollah??? "

I thought she was quite pleasent last meal, considering " mi no speaky di englisy" and having a load of people start asking if they could change something on the SET menu.

Das Chin
05-11-2008, 02:30 PM
beer mat system is daft anyway if you ask me.

believe me weeman my mate was about 5 seconds from chinning her and I had to calm it all down and explain to her that we would make up any difference so she did not lose any pay. it was like 10 euros.

Weeman
05-11-2008, 02:33 PM
i think the beermat system is a great way to do things, without having some fancy electronic system. Not all bars let you run up a tab, and its better than paying every round, plus it still relies on some actually faith in mankinds honesty, which lets be fair might not work with some of the clots that visit the ring.

Simon
05-11-2008, 02:36 PM
^^
What he says. Show's some faith in human honesty.

Das Chin
05-11-2008, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by Weeman@Nov 5 2008, 03:33 PM
i think the beermat system is a great way to do things, without having some fancy electronic system. Not all bars let you run up a tab, and its better than paying every round, plus it still relies on some actually faith in mankinds honesty, which lets be fair might not work with some of the clots that visit the ring.
no good if you have sexual frustration weeman like you or they get chucked around or dropped then put in the wrong place.

they were still doing it over a decade ago when I was at uni.

orsonbuggy
05-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Das Chin@Nov 5 2008, 03:25 PM
christ yeah

'where yo mat eh? where you matt? no mat no pay?''' aarggghhhhh!!
Cut her a break Nick - she was under a load of ag just serving us on that table: twenty odd brits all trying to talk at once over one and other.

The beer mat problem only reared it's ugly head because 1) some of the guys didn't seem to understand the system and 2) they then legged it to the bank as soon as they realised the CC was a plastic free zone, which was part way thro' the ordering procedure ...if I remember rightly...via the bar for a shot or 5 en route...sans beer mat...or whatever.

Miss Vietnam's usually friendly and helpful - and the food's lecker :D

Das Chin
05-11-2008, 03:27 PM
food is great indeed.

I had to get some cash as no cards. surely if cards were taken it would clear it all up? oh well.

the guys understood it as I explained it to them in the end. she was just going mental and I asked her to stop shouting as it's putting everyone off their beer and food!!

the shots at the bar were not an issue as they were paid for there and then. noone was going to clear off without paying which seemed to be the main worry!

Gary Kinghorn
05-11-2008, 03:54 PM
I struggle a little with the beer mat system. It's not however the fault of the CC or any other place. It's my inability to remember my mat when drunk and wandering round like a dribbling wreck randomly talking to people :(

However I could easily ask to pay for each round as I buy it, job done :thumb:

leavingeasy
05-11-2008, 05:47 PM
dont go being a stranger mate- your verbal lashings are all i tune in for!!!!!

And to think the first time we met you said this forum was too clicky and you couldnt be bothered to post!!

Jorg
05-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by Das Chin@Nov 5 2008, 03:25 PM
christ yeah

'where yo mat eh? where you matt? no mat no pay?''' aarggghhhhh!!
sorry to hear this!! :(
will have a word to the "vitnamese lady" :argue:


i also understand the beer matt problem. but this system works for a long time nearly perfect :whistle: .
the problem is: it can only work if everyone knows how it work :shame:
so maybe i have to make a "beer matt instructions" :D

so,all i can say for the moment is sorry again for the waitress, and if you are at the ring next time, drop in for a drink and let`s talk about it!!


Jorg







but glad to hear you enjoyed the meal :thumb:

Sim
05-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Beer matt system is great, especially when you are at the ring with a bunch of tight northern gits! :lol:


Its amazing how many people don't drink when they have to buy it themselves!

Gary Kinghorn
06-11-2008, 06:38 AM
Jim uses the beer mat system to the fullest effect. Drink loads, go home out of tiny mind in boot of fiesta. Wake up in morning with beer mat in back pocket having not paid - FAIL

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Floyd
06-11-2008, 06:45 AM
To be fair he did feel bad about it and went back to pay after a few days :D

Perhaps stick your name on the mat?

Jorg
06-11-2008, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Nov 6 2008, 07:38 AM
Jim uses the beer mat system to the fullest effect. Drink loads, go home out of tiny mind in boot of fiesta. Wake up in morning with beer mat in back pocket having not paid - FAIL

:lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

he gives me a call the day after: "hi mate, i found my beer matt in my pocket i think i don`t pay it!" :blink:
i said to him: " no problem drop in next time!"

this is what i call true honesty :thumb:

and floyd good idea to write the name on the beer matt we will do it now!!!:veryhappy:

Jim Cameron
06-11-2008, 07:32 AM
:shame: Had my hands full that night :lol:

Simon
06-11-2008, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Nov 6 2008, 07:38 AM
Jim uses the beer mat system to the fullest effect. Drink loads, go home out of tiny mind in boot of fiesta. Wake up in morning with beer mat in back pocket having not paid - FAIL

:lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: A cheap night out until he realised

Weeman
06-11-2008, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Nov 6 2008, 10:32 AM
:shame: Had my hands full that night :lol:
all I can say is good job you have the handspeed of Seagal :lol: :lol:

Das Chin
06-11-2008, 09:00 AM
no worries Jorg and to be fair there was a big group of us and some badly behaved boys who did not get it.

food is always good so I will be back but such a large group can be difficult.

Jim Cameron
06-11-2008, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Nov 6 2008, 09:18 AM
all I can say is good job you have the handspeed of Seagal :lol: :lol:
http://www.seagull-control.co.uk/img/photos/secpic_seagull1_b.jpg

:blink:

Das Chin
06-11-2008, 09:07 AM
right back on track.....pics from the trip:

from the GLP (nice walk from breidscheid up to miss hit miss)

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_009.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_007.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_005.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_004.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_003.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_002.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_001.jpg

Das Chin
06-11-2008, 09:10 AM
more GLP pics:

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_021.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_020.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_019.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_018.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_017.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_016.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_015.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_014.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_012.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_011.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_010.jpg

Das Chin
06-11-2008, 09:12 AM
nice to meet James with the 968 club sport (great looking car & well sorted):

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_013.jpg

pics of the DRT with the white track wheels (I really really like them!!)

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_025.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_026.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_031.jpg

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_030.jpg

Carbon is great!!:

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_032.jpg

Simon
06-11-2008, 01:54 PM
I see that Shak was busy with his spray paint :whistle:

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u240/NLW73/nurburgring_nov08_003.jpg

Wheels do look good on the car, Nick :thumb: