Soapbox racer build for the Eastnor Castle show. (Redbullwho)

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  1. I was going to ask how did you get on but by the looks of things...
     
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  2. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    So, how did you do?
     
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  3. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Crashed?
     
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  4. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Was that an off road incident? Are you ok? Was it dramatic? :)
     
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  5. I missed the crash!!!
     
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  6. We got one run in yesterday, I took it moderately steady and made it to the end safely, approx 3 seconds behind the leader.

    It was a huge amount of fun, but I knew the log had more in it.

    Today we were promised 2 runs, so eager to do better, I didn't use the brakes. I went into the chicane too fast and came out backwards, I think all I hit was the jaffa mesh fencing, the marshals fished me out and gave me another shove and I got to the end OK.

    The log didn't seem to have sustained any damage so we went back down again for a final run.

    Took the third run with caution again so I don't think I got any quicker.

    The most important thing is we all had a blast, and the log didn't let me down :)

    I owe a lot of people a massive amount of thanks, I never would have made it without them

    Team Log are legends to me.

    Chris
    Charlie
    Jeff
    Marlies
    Marc
    Helen
    Alice
    Simon
    Noddy
    Claire
    Neil

    All my latebay friends who cheered me on.

    And many others too.

    The course was a lot different from last year, at the other end of the site, and much much longer.

    There were more competitors too, about 5 or 6 serious hi tech gravity racers and more "normal people" entries too.

    I had a brilliant time even though my trophy shelf hasn't had any new additions.

    363 days until next year......
     
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  7. I have on log video footage, so you can view it like I did in a day or 2
     
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  8. You must be ok as you're posting, I'd have asked otherwise, honest. :)
     
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  9. I'm absolutely fine, well, apart from being utterly exhausted, but a couple of early night will sort that out
     
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  10. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Sounds fab. Glad you came out of it unscathed. Respect for ditching the brakes, I feel they are at times over-rated :). Will you put the racer on a pedestal at work?
    I hope your crash was the most spectacular :)
    I think air horns could work for next year :)
     
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  11. We were talking of mounting it to the workshop wall.

    It was fairly spectacular, although one of the others today went off the other side of the track, got airborne and landed in the field
     
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  12. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Cool :)
     
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  13. I missed the crash - I was at the top with team log!
     
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  14. Thanks for all your help too, look forward to seeing your footage, sorry my friend is so mean ;)
     
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  15. I think it is who she hangs around with! :)
     
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  16. Watched you on the Saturday you did great beaver.
    My son wants to build one for next year I'll have to find a stunt double to drive, looked pretty scary!
     
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  17. You can drive it
     
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  18. You're probably right, that Simon is also a trouble maker ;)
     
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  19. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Good to see the T4 and T5 owners rushing to lend a hand...
     
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  20. It took me a while, but I see what you did there! Bravo!
     
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