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Discussion in 'Bikes' started by grange, Sep 11, 2011.
11 / 09 / 11
And people say sports bikes are uncomfortably. **** me! Nice photos though man.
lol @ some of those back tyres!
Those things take some massive balls to ride. Most of those guys are wearing Kevlar(bulletproof) vests under their leathers incase they window the block..
They sure as he'll don't run straight either.
I've done a bit of drag racing on my road bikes and it's not as easy as alot of people would think. There's alot of good mentors on a Wednesday night though. I'm planning to work out a drag configuration for my track bike so I can cut some good times.
One thing that was noticed, when the bikes were returning via recovery track,
was that it seems to be an older person sport.
When the riders had the helmets off, didn't see any young riders....
Yeh I've noticed that too and its a shame. it's no where near as physically demanding as circuit racing but the consequences are arguably worse when things don't go your way. I think it it's a hard gig to get a ride as a pro drag bike rider, I don't know how you'd even approach it. Theres no way to really practice for it. Same goes with dragging cars, it's very much owner/driver teams which means massive money and usually the guys with the time and funds to do it have grey hair. An old fella who is a regular race competitor at WSID (car) said to my mate the other day "I want to run a 7 before I'm 70". I hope he gets there, he's at 9.5 now.
I'm building a S/ST car at the moment and a track bike. I'll still be racing the bike on Wednesday nights against my mates for bragging rights though.