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HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« on: 01.03. 2016 20:35 »
 The NZ Sidecar racing association has booked the Taupo track (track 3, the old circuit), for Saturday the 30th of April for the 2016
known as the HAGD or "Have a Go Day" , members of the public (for a notional charge) can have a ride on modern or classic racing sidecars   *dribble*.

All are welcome and includes rides for small children and grandparents

you can find reference to previous events on FB under NZsidecar

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=nzsidecar
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #1 on: 01.03. 2016 22:52 »
Darn, that sounds like fun! If only I were a few thousand miles closer.

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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #2 on: 01.03. 2016 23:13 »
Double darn, I am leaving like 2 weeks before this would have loved to have a go. I think. Although on further thought I had a go in a Mini Se7ern class race car a few years ago and it took an hour for me to stop shaking   *help*
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #3 on: 01.03. 2016 23:39 »
There are probably very few sports where you are as intimate with the track surface as a sidecar "passenger";   skimming above the track with just a handhold to keep you on.

Rule 1 never let go
rules 2-10 refer rule 1  *whistle*

Good clean fun.  *wink2*

If you look carefully at the image of the red triumph from that magazine picture you'll see a young un on board with a minder
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #4 on: 02.03. 2016 11:00 »
What a cracking idea !  *good3* I'd love to have a go ,shame it's so far away ,hope it goes well and safely regards Bob
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #5 on: 02.03. 2016 18:27 »
Might make it up to it and bring the LCR money permitting, but it's about 14 hour trip from here and I could be out riding the A10 instead  *smile*
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #7 on: 31.01. 2017 09:08 »
HAGD for 2017 announced!
 *yeah*
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #8 on: 01.02. 2017 05:37 »
Will your bike be running long enough for me to have a ride of it this time?  *smile*
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #9 on: 01.02. 2017 06:27 »
Will your bike be running long enough for me to have a ride of it this time?  *smile*

That is the plan, I'm going to lockwire my float bowl drain bolts  *doh*
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #10 on: 01.02. 2017 20:41 »
It's marked on my calendar as a bucket list must do item  *help* *woo*

I've bunged it on the nzbsamoc Facebook group site as a bit of an advert as well.
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #11 on: 01.02. 2017 21:47 »
It's marked on my calendar as a bucket list must do item  *help* *woo*

I've bunged it on the nzbsamoc Facebook group site as a bit of an advert as well.

Good Man,
it is a great day out, not just for existing bike riders too, but for the whole family including grandma and the young uns.
There will be old sitters like mine, through to some seriously fast moderns, with the opportunity for a pootle or a rush around the track.
Its very special. I highly recommend. Sidecar people are a social bunch.
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Re: HAGD for the Kiwi's only sorry
« Reply #12 on: 02.05. 2017 10:57 »
Will your bike be running long enough for me to have a ride of it this time?  *smile*


Ah, not looking promising, the two day meeting last weekend took its toll and the bikes starting a major refit a week earlier than planned rather than bugger it more.
By September it will be quite a new weapon
But right now Its not really fit for action
Apologies
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