PDA

View Full Version : 16th July, another quick trip.



Weeman
17-07-2006, 08:21 AM
I popped over to meet some friends from Cliosport, was suppose to be up early but when my alarm went off at 6,30 I turned it off and went back to sleep, I blame Sport Aid and staying up till 2 am to see Jack Osborne get a battering in celebrity boxing.

I eventually fell out of bed at 8,30 and set off for germany at 9ish, Luckily i didn't have top make a picnic this week. I arrived at 10,30 and went straight to the shop at the F1 track to get a sticker for a friends new car, only relaising later that there was a little shack in the car park, now selling stickers and the like.

I met up with a few of the Cliosport boys and went for a passenger ride with Oms's following Eddes Deisel clio. I then took them out in the golf, and once again they were surprised by the amount of grip it has, and how well it goes even if its Fat. I pulled over to let Sabine through in the taxi just before Hohe Acht, and was surprised to still see her 100 yards in front at the Gantry.

The golf thought it was rwd as it came down Pflanzgarten 2, as a tiny shift in direction at 100+ turned into a bigger than i'd like sideways drift, but with a touch of lock it just straightened up and carried on, much to the amazement of my passengers. Lesson learnt for the future a: Do not have futile attempts at keeping up with an m5 driven by a seasoned pro, b: little bit easier down Pflanzgarten 2 in future, as it almost did the same on the second lap.

I met up with the rest of the CS guys and had a few more passenger laps, before having a lap bought for me, so i could follow an Escort Cosworth round so my passenger could take pics. I had a number of volunteers asking for a lift, so the golf was full up, with only two in the escort. My god!! Do those things go round corners quickly, I thought the picnic table on the back was for cheese and pickle sandwiches, but i think it actually works. We managed to get pics of him at virtually every part of the track as he didn't get too far away, but keeping the golf on pace around the corners with it was hard work.

Despite there being alot of visitors at the F1 track for the Le mans sportscars, the Northloop was surprisingly quiet, again. The police were present in the car park with the bits of a zxr-6 and a number of nasty pictures designed to let the bikers know the risks involved. From what i could see it worked, in all the laps i did yesterday, i didn't see one biker down. In the past visits almost everylap i'd done i'd seen a bike down or off at some point.


I left at about 1pm, possibly the shortest trip ever, But although the missus wasn't there, her reach is far and long, and she wanted to go swimming in the afternoon. So i rushed home, and spent the rest of the afternoon sat by the outdoor pool, trying to not look to obvious while trying to sneak a look at random girls boobs.

Not a bad day :)

Gary Kinghorn
17-07-2006, 08:29 AM
cheers for the report weeman. Where do you live?

Weeman
17-07-2006, 08:36 AM
Place called Echt, its in the very thin bit of the boot of holland in the south East corner, right next door to Belgium and germany, about 25km's from Maastricht. Give or take about 170 kms from the ring. :) Originally from North Yorkshire and the famous Hamlet of Northallerton, LOL

Gary Kinghorn
17-07-2006, 08:41 AM
You live far to close to the ring for me to like you :lol: :lol: lucky git

Weeman
17-07-2006, 08:43 AM
It has its benefits for a quick spur of the moment trip, but its still cheaper to stay in a hotel for a two three day trip, as i cannot just sit at 120 kph on the autobahn, and the Golf will swallow an entire tank 70 euros worth, there an back, haha :D

pye21
17-07-2006, 11:42 AM
One of my best mates live's in Northallerton!

Simon
17-07-2006, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Jul 17 2006, 09:21 AM
So i rushed home, and spent the rest of the afternoon sat by the outdoor pool, trying to not look to obvious while trying to sneak a look at random girls boobs.

Not a bad day :)
Nice little report there & I recon that you will fit in here just fine :thumb:

Weeman
17-07-2006, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by pye21@Jul 17 2006, 11:42 AM
One of my best mates live's in Northallerton!
haha, No way, he drive a nice car? whats his name and what does he do? its a small place i might know him, LOL

jon_r
17-07-2006, 02:42 PM
Thanks again for the sticker chap!

Looking forward to October. :D

Andrew
17-07-2006, 03:32 PM
Nice write up :)

GVK
18-07-2006, 08:56 AM
Nice write up Weeman :thumb:

Floyd
24-07-2006, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Jul 17 2006, 08:21 AM
The golf thought it was rwd as it came down Pflanzgarten 2, as a tiny shift in direction at 100+ turned into a bigger than i'd like sideways drift, but with a touch of lock it just straightened up and carried on, much to the amazement of my passengers. Lesson learnt for the future a: Do not have futile attempts at keeping up with an m5 driven by a seasoned pro, b: little bit easier down Pflanzgarten 2 in future, as it almost did the same on the second lap.
I tried that trick at SX but never again!

Good words man! Need pictures now (especially pool).

F