but I'm not sure that is something I really want to change - yes, the 150 mile walk home didn't appeal either but I'm just not a racy person I guess.
Seventh session, pass, had enough. Enjoyed sixth one and better to leave it at that. Others went out and oh dear, nice 09 Fireblade was no more (I have photos), and he must have had a long walk back to Coventry. Found out today that Lynne also had an incident, went off the track over the grass! So was content with my decision to pass. 80 miles on the circuit, tyre wear looks a bit more respectable, learned some stuff Left about 17:30, sunny and cool, lovely quite quick ride home. Found the lorries on the A14 much less intimidating and I did feel like I rode better than before so all in all a successful day I guess. 380 miles in two day so did I enjoy my bath, pizza and a glass of red when I got home? Oh yes. Would I do it again? Ask me in a month or so.
Carolyn Barnes The SAM Observer May 2011
The May 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"