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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

'OUT TODAY' - a Sunday full of surprises..

By 'today' I mean 'yesterday'....

Sunday is ride-out day for us and the first surprise came when Sky's bike wouldn't start - flat battery meant us having to bump start the gixxer.

Second surprise was the lack of numbers out for the run at Spoons ...'Father's Day' duties and BSB at Knockhill had taken it's toll.

Just when we thought it was going to be a fairly quiet run with just three or four bikes I got a call offering  us free tickets to BSB if we wanted to head up to Knockhill. ... a nice surprise! :winkie:

So 11:00 found Sky and I heading out of Glasgow BSB bound..  

Down Great Western Road

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and on to the M8 ...

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  45 mins later - parking up at Knockhill...

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Got met at the main gate...

 with our tickets and got in just in time to grab a bite to eat and find a place to watch the first round of BSB from near the end of the start/finish straight.

Shakey chasing Brookes into the bend at the end of the straight..

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

On the way down to watch the race

I had stopped to get a pic of Niall Mckenzie's championship winning 'Boost Yamaha'..

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...so imagine my surprise when I turn round during the race to see .....Niall himself stood right next to Sky watching the race too! :blink::smile

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Kamchat

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Shakey won ...

and we wandered down to watch the 600's from the hairpin... stopping on the way to say 'hi' to my daughter who was working at the WK Racing team tent ....

Ok, so I am proud dad  and it was Father's Day...

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Daughter with Dave Johnson the team's Australian TT racer...

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and posing for official sponsor (Tsingtao beer) pictures

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dave_c

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dave_c says:

Great thread John!

A bit more glamour and celebrity, plus a different kind of action shot from our usual Sunday ride out! :smile

I'd been looking for a rucksack (for walking) recently and on Saturday night whilst searching the net I found the last stock of a particular model that really appealed to me, so it made sense to go and collect it on Sunday, otherwise I'd intended coming on the ride out...

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norris

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norris says:

Good

Pictures. Luckily your daughter doesn't have your looks.  :smile
Only joking.

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Hi Dave

..Cheers :winkie:

Good to hear from you..it seems to have been a while - what with us being away at the Christening last week and one thing or another ...plenty been going I hear with the Scottie Crew (new bikes and dropped bikes!) I hear.

Will be good to get together again next Sunday hopefully.

Did you get out last Sunday? ... I know Jimmy said about five got out but forgot to ask him who. :mellow: 

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

norris

No, don't worry - I've thought the exact same thing myself ! Lol! :winkie::wacko:

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Checking out the pit area ...

..it was hot - in fact I got sun burned! (yes, in Scotland!! )

Sky sheltering in the shade of a truck enjoying a cold drink to cool off...leathers are not great at these times.:wacko:

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These things look awesome...

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