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    Default Festival of a faaarsand bikes

    Anyone going?

    Iíll be in tíUK and will have the weekend free (I think, unless the Minister for Home Affairs has other plans).

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    Default Re: Festival of a faaarsand bikes

    Sounds awesome. But I won't be in the UK

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    When is it ( yes I can't be arsed to google) and is it still at Mallory?

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    Default Re: Festival of a faaarsand bikes

    Too cold.

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    Default Re: Festival of a faaarsand bikes

    This is the first time I've ever heard of it - I was perusing the website thinking it could be great.

    Then I saw I was already booked that weekend Maybe next year though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    When is it ( yes I can't be arsed to google) and is it still at Mallory?

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    Yes.
    7th and 8th July.

    I won't be going on the track, but if it's a sunny weekend I might ride down to watch on one of the days.

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    Looks like I'm going as there's going to be an FZ750 stand, is camping at Mallory still a post apocalyptic hell hole with no facilities? (I haven't been there for 18 years, and the paddock was utterly shit back then)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Looks like I'm going as there's going to be an FZ750 stand, is camping at Mallory still a post apocalyptic hell hole with no facilities? (I haven't been there for 18 years, and the paddock was utterly shit back then)
    Most of Leicestershire is still a post apocalyptic hell hole with no facilities. When should Mallory be any different ...?

    I thought Mallory was being closed down by new "locals" , who moved there, and didn't like the noise ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Most of Leicestershire is still a post apocalyptic hell hole with no facilities. When should Mallory be any different ...?

    I thought Mallory was being closed down by new "locals" , who moved there, and didn't like the noise ?
    Appears to still be open, Saturday is road legal bikes on track, Sunday is race bikes, I think I'll investigate hotels and hostelries for Saturday night as my memory of Mallory paddock on a Sunday morning is like a scene from Mad Max 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Appears to still be open, Saturday is road legal bikes on track, Sunday is race bikes, I think I'll investigate hotels and hostelries for Saturday night as my memory of Mallory paddock on a Sunday morning is like a scene from Mad Max 2
    Same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Looks like I'm going as there's going to be an FZ750 stand, is camping at Mallory still a post apocalyptic hell hole with no facilities? (I haven't been there for 18 years, and the paddock was utterly shit back then)
    I used to park the LMH at end of pit lane by the lake and fire up the barbie. Very quiet and pleasant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I used to park the LMH at end of pit lane by the lake and fire up the barbie. Very quiet and pleasant
    Too cold though, obviously.

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    Too cold though, obviously.
    Definitely not too cold today, I am properly sunburnt.
    Flew in from Dubai and managed to get sunburnt in Leicestershire

    Not a bad event but a bit quieter than I expected, chatted with a few nice peeps, Julian included.

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    Interesting chat with you today.

    It was busier today than yesterday, Steve Parrish was entertaining in the evening, and came up for a chat about FZ750s, always thought he was a bit up himself until today, but in person he's a nice bloke, he posed for photos with loads of people and had plenty of time for people.

    Some nice bikes on show (and some skanky FZ750s), ones I can remember, TZ750, Harris F1 GS1000, various RG500s, YZR500, R7 and some old MV Agustas.

    Lot's of old bikes, lots of old people (at 51 I felt young)
    I think the Endurance Legends at Donington in May was better, next year I want to try and get to Spa Bikers Classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post

    Lot's of old bikes, lots of old people (at 51 I felt young)
    We're old now.
    Like I said to you yesterday, I was in my early 30's when I started posting on these forums and a very different bloke, I keep the persona going but I'm now an old codger with a pot belly coming and if it wasn't for grey hair I'd be bald.

    Having said that, I think I was definitely one of the youngest blokes walking around, other than the kids of old people there.
    The demographics of bike enthusiasm is very evident at these events, it's literally mostly pensioners - I watched some old fella drop his Manx whilst waiting to go on a session, poor bugger just lost his legs for no reason and down he went, then he couldn't get up without help. I felt bad for him but I'm also not sure I'd want to share a track with him. I saw lots and lots of old fellas being helped onto bikes and then having to be pushed because they didn't have the legs to push themselves, it's great that they're still trying but I'd be concerned about their reactions on the track, although fortunately it wasn't busy and there was loads of room.

    The prospect of getting old when you're a motorcycle enthusiast isn't great

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