Bira track day

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  1. E3L0

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    Bira race track

    Some pictures of me! me! me! and my new GSX1400.

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    Bira is a great track and the day was very well organised by Graham and High Side Tours.

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    Bira is near Pattaya on the 36. From Bangkok, when the 7 runs out, turn left onto the 36 instead of right (for Pattaya). Bira is on the right hand side next to the country club (big sign).

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    It's about two hours from Bangkok although I did meet a couple of guys who claimed to have done it on their VTR and Hayabusa in one hour.

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    And finally. A sea plane on top of a petrol station. That's not me in the picture; he's just putting petrol in. When I asked him why there was a sea plane on the roof, he seemed not to have noticed it.
     
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    Good on you Dave. Looks like you were having a great time.
     
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    There is another one of these track days on Saturday 1 March.

    Cost, if you are riding, is 1000B in advance or 1500B on the day. Contact Graham if you want to pay in advance: graham_r_knight at hotmail dot com.

    The last two track days have had a really good atmosphere with about 60 bikes; mainly Thai riders.

    Helen and I will be heading to Patts from bkk on Friday straight after work. That way I can be fresh on Saturday and ready to resume my utter domination of the midfield of the slow group.
     
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    Glad to see you had a fun time at Bira. A really fun way to enjoy your bike in a bit more controlled environment.
    It is as long as you stay on the track. Its a bit unforgiving than most tracks in regards to runoff room with a cement Armco running its entire perimeter 30 feet off the track. Can be a bit daunting when a slide goes to far or the front end tucks :shock: .

    Really surprised with his turn out. Thats an impresive number and great to see.
     
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    Think they were the same leathers that i had on the Nov track day, did you borrow them from Graham ??

    Excellent day out, i went into the intermediate group by mistake and was wondering why i was getting passed out :roll:

    I will miss the Mar 1 as I'm not going back till mid March. :(
    The track is open every Sunday morning 8-12 if there is not another event on so thats where i will be every sunday :D check on the bira website
     
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    Yes, those are Graham's leathers. Was it you that left all that black flakey stuff in them?!

    I now have my own leathers now so we won't need to squabble. Perhaps I'll see you there one Sunday.
     
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    a great track day put on by graham and david, great value at 1000baht and well over an hour and a half on track. beats 3 rain interrupted sessions in england at a cool 120pounds thank you very much. anyone wanting too push their bike a bit further in a safe environment then these highside tours events are very well recommended.
     
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    Yep. There was another one on 1/3/08

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    e3l0,

    is there another one on the 1st may?
     
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    Looking here:
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    it looks like the Monday 19th May is the first day of 3 days of HST training. I think Graham doesn't mind people joining in but he will be teaching clients.

    It also suggests that there MIGHT be a proper track day on Saturday 3rd May, but there is no mention of it here: http://www.bira.co.th/n5-calendar.php?t ... fYear=2008

    HST have their own forum http://www.highsidetours.com/bbforums/index.php which you would expect to hot up as an event nears but don't expect a speedy response in the mean time.

    You have to be Hercule Poirot.
     
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    Not a track day tomorrow (May 3rd) but Bira should be available to bikes in the morning. Me and a few others are planning to be there.

    Dave
     

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