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Richard Houlgate

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  1. Richard Houlgate

    Who's at 3 Sisters Sunday?? (2nd Sept)

    see https://ldmc.wufoo.eu/reports/s1jwfp3810ihha7/
  2. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    A really good day out, first time I had driven the Westfield in the wet, and at Loton so although I know the hill well mastering the changing conditions was interesting and I learnt that the car has reasonably forgiving handling. It started to understeer at full blast in 3rd going through the kink on the Cedar straight, I eased the throttle and fortunately it came back, albeit to slowest time in the group, I was about a second off the pace. Great to talk to everyone and very many thanks to IanD for the shelter under his Bongo's awning, without it we all would have been much wetter. So it's a good job that he managed to borrow a crash helmet!
  3. Had the same problem with my Bell about 10 years ago, sorted by DT without problems.
  4. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    Yes, uncovered ones too. The first bit after Princes Oak up Pecknall Lane is the narrowest, you have to hope that you don't meet a tractor and trailer, but two cars could comfortably pass. After that it opens out and is to B road spec after Halfway House
  5. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    Please note that Sunday 26th August is the first day of the Shrewsbury Steam Rally which is held to the south of the A458 between Ford and the A5. This means that on Sunday evening traffic leaving the rally will cause long delays on the A458 east bound. Best routes are: If going north turn left out of Loton Park hill climb and follow the B4393 through Crew Green and Llandrinio to the A483. If going south or east turn left out of Loton Park hill climb, turn immediately left at Princes Oak and follow the road to Half Way House, straight across the A458 on the B4387 to Westbury, and left on the B4386 to the A5. You will pass through the hamlet of Nox where I live.
  6. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    See you there! Entry confirmed. Ian, suggest that you go to DT and camp out until they give you another helmet.
  7. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    Still no news.....
  8. They are the people who did the Blyton Park WSCC sprint weekend timing, did someone else do it last weekend?
  9. http://timeteamtiming.co.uk
  10. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    HDLCC are out of order. See Blue book 16.1 and 16.1.1 page 83.
  11. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    Yes thanks Graham, but along with a friend I was trying to find out if there was space to enter on Sunday before sending off the entry but it seems that the entry taker had gone on an extended holiday. it seems that most clubs nowadays have on line entry and post an up to date list of competitors.
  12. Richard Houlgate

    Loton Park 25th & 26th August

    As usual? Its alright for you guys as you have done it before. And how do you know you have got an entry? No sign of life or contact possible with the HDLCC entry taker over the last couple of weeks. They seem a bit dozy.
  13. Richard Houlgate

    Blyton 2018 Feedback

    It would be useful too if all the forum information was gathered under one heading (there are postings under Shows, track days and Speed series). Also I know there is a special web site for the Blyton Weekend but I can never find it, could there not be a link from the main site? Or is there one that I haven't found?
  14. Richard Houlgate

    Blyton 2018 Feedback

    I had the same experience, but I always took that corner slowly just in case! Could it be that people were not starting as soon as the green light came on? Maybe in the future it would be worth emphasising this?
  15. Richard Houlgate

    Blyton 2018 Feedback

    Track day and sprints enjoyable and well organised, thanks to all. Catering was good and I enjoyed the breakfast. The sanitary facilities although regularly cleaned are dated and only marginally acceptable. While I can sympathise with the problems they had with the water supply to be told to go and crap in the field is not on, especially for the women. I'm always happy to help out, but with the trackday and then 6 runs on Saturday and 6 on Sunday there was no time. As a general comment it would be useful if there is a red flag that is going to last more than a few minutes the drivers be told so they can get out of the cars. Sitting belted, helmeted and suited in 30 degrees heat for a long time is not only uncomfortable but potentially dangerous, speaking for myself I can manage about 15 minutes before I start to feel the effects of the heat.

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