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Oct 29 2003, 11:56 AM
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drew
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The day started well, we had a bit more of a lie in till 8am! Wow!

Again Dave came in and woke me up by physically shaking me. I think he though i was dead.

We went downstairs for some more f the georgeous breakfast, thistime we were early enough to have an egg each!

The weather was cold and the roads were wet not a good sign for the public session on the Ring.

We headed on down to the ring and met up with the rest of the group from the other hotel, some of whom had put in a few laps before it got really busy. Dave bout his 5 lap pass and went out for a blast. Colin and I hung around the cafe and had a coffee as it was still darn cold!

I was really worried about the track being so wet and was a little aprehensive about Dave going out there and blasting around.

After 30mins a small number of the group came back with 2 of them spinning and luckily missing the armco. One of them doing a full 360!

Dave came back with the news that one of the group had lost control and crashed into the armco. Everyone was really worried as the car was a mess, it was the guys second lap and had obviously gained far to much confidence on this unforgiving track.

After standing around for a bit we learnt that the two guys were ok but the car was pretty much totalled. This was bad news as the guy didnt have track insurance and wrote off a 1 year old Mini Cooper! 15k down the drain thankyou please!

We were all shook up at the fact that it is so easy to lose it with a lapse of concentration and over confidence.

After a while wandering around the car park drooling over the ltd edition porkers and a georgeous M3 CSL Dave took us down to a spectacular series of bends to take some photos and some video.

Dave left Colin and I to battle the freezing cold on this bend, we set up our cameras and dv camera and waited for some action. We were not dissappointed with some beautiful cars nailing it through the s bend.

There were so many highlights, the Ring Taxi driven by Sabine Schmitz was amazing, she clocks up 1200 laps a year as a professional driver taking out passengers at 140euros a go. However it costs BMW a whopping 500euros per lap as they change tyres and brakes every 20 laps. Thats roughly every 300miles!!

Dave came and picked us after our nuts had frozen off. We headed back to the Ring car park and hung around for a bit until Dave plucked up the courage to allow Colin to drive his car on the track. I was a little worried after seeing one of the other guys go off and driving Daves 20k car with no insurance.

Colin had no such qualms and proceeded to rape Daves car around the ring. While they were out i decided i had'nt come all this way to be a pussy grabbed a ticket from the kiosk and ordered colin out of the car so i did'nt have time to back out.

I pulled up at the barrier next to a motorbike and thought oh great, bikers are renound for being crazy and their deaths average around 1 a week at the ring.

The barrier rose and i thought, ahh this is just a leisurely trip around the countryside. That soon changed when a procession of nutters in porsches and audi rs cam flying past. At one point a Focus RS nearly removed the bloody wing mirror.

The drive was both scary and enjoyable, enjoyable on the staright and damn scary on bends! One slight moistening of the trousers was when i exited the karussel to early and ended up heading for the armco. Luckily being a highly trained driver i braked and missed the barrier.

All the way around dave was screaming out gears and how fast i should be going like a proper rally slag, that helped alot and put my mind at ease. I was surprised how well he knew the track.

We came to the fianl bend after a fairly uneventful 14 miles and went to thrash it down the final straight, i wasnt allowed as i had to cool the brakes! Spoil sport!

We returned back to the car park everyone seemed fairly deflated and we finally decided to depart. We left and found a small cafe in a village not far from our hotel. I managed to mess up the order and got myself a large hot choclate when i bloody hate the stuff, lucky for me Colin does!

We had our meal and left to go back to the hotel. We came back had a snooze and went out again for a Pizza in Adenau.

After a rather enjoyable meal we came back to our hotel and went to sleepafter searching for porn on the dodgy german sky tv. None Found - Boooooo!
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Oct 29 2003, 1:26 PM
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classic!!!!!!! I soo wish I could of gone!

What I want to know is Andrew...........who got the best track time?
(or don't they tell you?)

And Colin, what did you feel about the cooper-s????
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Oct 29 2003, 1:30 PM
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There is strictly no timing at all mate. It stops you pushing harder and harder to get a lower time.

Lap times went like this

Andrew - Safe
Dave - Crazy
Colin - Total Fruit Loop
-Andrew
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Oct 29 2003, 3:25 PM
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drew wrote on Wednesday, 29th October 2003 at 11:56 AM
All the way around dave was screaming out gears and how fast i should be going like a proper rally slag, that helped alot and put my mind at ease. I was surprised how well he knew the track
Yea i did get a few corners wrong though... nothing major hehe glad you and colin had fun, think we shall have todo a proper road trip next year, adrian, garyb and everybody else that wants to come, it was just tooo much fun
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Oct 29 2003, 3:38 PM
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I'd be well up for that!!!!!!!
Maybe we could go to amsterdam for a bit
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Oct 29 2003, 4:24 PM
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Sounds fun Adio, you just have to do it dont ya
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Oct 29 2003, 9:43 PM
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the cooper-s is a awsome little car took some time getting used 2 traction controle that works and i would deffinatly buy 1 if i diddnt need a boot and never carried any back seat passengers altho i was in the back the whole journey

the whine of the super charger was great would recomend 2 dave 2 get the amd or work conversion coz then it would just be nutty
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Oct 29 2003, 9:49 PM
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just found a photo i took doing probaby 100 mph hangin out the window of another mini freezing my nuts off :


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Oct 29 2003, 10:36 PM
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Oct 29 2003, 10:37 PM
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So do you think it handles better than the z-s?
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Oct 29 2003, 10:43 PM
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Arrrrrrrrrrr, isn't he a sweety pie
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Oct 29 2003, 11:06 PM
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Adrian, debbe is going to kill you!
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Oct 30 2003, 12:18 AM
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I reckon he had the squits in that photo and is emptying the poo out into the sea
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Oct 30 2003, 7:16 AM
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adiohead wrote on Wednesday, 29th October 2003 at 3:38 PM
I'd be well up for that!!!!!!!
Maybe we could go to amsterdam for a bit
Well next trip is going to be mid-week probably around april time, so what i might say is nurburgring wednesday-thursday-friday then travelling to holland on friday and spend the weekend in amsterdam! now that could be like fun

I actually prefer this picture btw adrian
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Oct 30 2003, 3:07 PM
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That slide was dry!!!!
You pissed yourself in that one
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Oct 30 2003, 3:54 PM
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lmao, dave you aint changed a bit
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Oct 31 2003, 10:38 AM
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lol except for my 6 pack is a little less defined now eh hahah
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Oct 31 2003, 12:36 PM
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all 3 days sounded wicked.. its something ive always wanted to do.. just not sure if i want to do it in my car..lol
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Nov 14 2004, 9:04 AM
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LOL! Just seen this post, man that was one hella good time! Totally want to go again now but would like to go when its not quiet so bloody cold!
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