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Slowhand
07-04-2013, 02:43 PM
...being able to relax on here for a while with my pc!
I`ve just returned from a charity karting race in aid of "Soldiers at Ease" and I`m aching in places that I never knew existed.
My team of 4 drivers was made up of some friends with whom we race karts once every month in the karting circuits` "Fatties and Forties" league, where to qualify you have to be over 40 years old, or overweight!!!
Some of the karts are noticably quicker than the others and I was lucky [or rather unlucky] in that my kart was one of the quicker ones. I say "unlucky" because instead of 2x30 minute stints, my team kept me out for 2x45 minute stints of the 2 hour race.
We finished 3rd, having completed 290 laps....1st place did 292 laps, and second did 291, so it was a very close run thing.

It was for a very worthy cause but I now just need a long soak in a hot bath. :lol:

Johnie
08-04-2013, 02:35 AM
That sounds like quite a day. I hope you've enjoyed your rest

Esmeralda
08-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Boys and their toys. Well Done!

uscwest
08-04-2013, 10:45 AM
You'll get 'em next time Terry. Practice makes perfect you know. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

Beccaberry
08-04-2013, 12:46 PM
It does sound like you enjoyed yourself, though! How are you're feeling today?

Slowhand
08-04-2013, 12:56 PM
It does sound like you enjoyed yourself, though! How are you're feeling today?
The pains have now gone thanks Becca.
It`s a good job, because I have anoither kart race lined up for tomorrow night!

Beccaberry
08-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Roll on, Terry!

Wendy
08-04-2013, 08:23 PM
Well done Terry, a great result. Hope you win tomorrow :fingers: :D

Tink
08-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Congratulations! That's some kinda' karting! :yes:

Good luck on your next run. :hug2: (Photos would be SOOOOOOO nice). :D

Wendy
09-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Oh yes what Tink said!

Beccaberry
09-04-2013, 11:38 AM
Photos!!

Slowhand
09-04-2013, 01:44 PM
It`s a tad difficult to take photos whilst hurtling around the circuit folks. :lol:

Beccaberry
09-04-2013, 01:54 PM
HELMET CAM!!!

Slowhand
09-04-2013, 02:09 PM
HELMET CAM!!!

You can see a video of the circuit from a helmet cam [or rather an "engine cam!"] here (http://www.fastlanekarting.co.uk/thetrack/trackyellow.php)

There`s also this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzIUX5Cd9Js) on You Tube

Wendy
09-04-2013, 02:16 PM
But, but, we want you to wear a helmet cam :worship:

uscwest
09-04-2013, 02:43 PM
Here is another vote for Terry wearing the Helmet Cam.

Wendy
09-04-2013, 03:46 PM
TERRY!!!! are you ignoring us :toetap: :taunt:

Slowhand
10-04-2013, 03:06 PM
TERRY!!!! are you ignoring us :toetap: :taunt:
Nah. One day I`ll see if I can borrow a helmet cam and do the honours for you. :yes: [Only if I get allocated one of the quicker karts though as I would hate to see myself being overtaken every lap! :lol:]