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Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire, UK, February 3rd [PRIME]

Post by Michael Stride » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:29 pm

Not far from the Hull ferry terminal, so possible for mainland Europeans to come over by boat....
to be confrimed.
Here is the Hill for slalom. Other hills for sliding , downhill, soapbox and luge.
This year it was sunny, dry and a BRILLIANT day!!!! More details soon.
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Post by Carsten Pingel » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:47 am

that's a nice hill !! :-) But better looking with some cones on it ! :-)

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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:11 am

michael
i am very eager to have a go on that hill
can you googlemap it a bit for euros coming by ferry?

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:44 am

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client=fi ... &z=12&om=1

On googlemap.


When we looked into this this year I think It was possible to get an overnight ferry on the Saturday/Sunday from Hook Van Holland and return on an evening ferry Sunday night. Yes its a long way, and weather is unpredictable....BUT with a downhill event, sliding and a cafe on the day it still may be worth the trip. We had a great time this year. Also ther will probably be free camping if you want to be brave.

Cadwell is hard to get to by public transport. But th ehill and surface are probably the best in the world.

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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:56 am

but that spot seems worth the trip
thanks michael

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:45 am

Here is a YOUTUBE clip:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xbmd0AsLUuE

The hill is at 50 seconds...we run it BOTH ways....the 'wrong way' is steeper.

The other hill oppositye is TOO steep for slalom![/url]

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Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:53 am

lovley place!!!!!! got to go there!!!! perfekt place to ride slalom and have sex on the hill....

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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:56 am

vrooommmmm
vrommmm
curb left
curb right
gooseneck uaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post by Pelle Gustafsson » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:17 am

LOL
Donald Campbell wrote:vrooommmmm
vrommmm
curb left
curb right
gooseneck uaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:23 am

I think he said 'goosestep'

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Post by Vincent Berruchon » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:23 pm

Some ferries from Bruges are going to Hull. It's quite far form Paris but we could think about it.
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Post by Donald Campbell » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:41 pm

the brits need some whipping i think
so are the frenchies and the krauts ready for invading holy ground?

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Bring it!

Post by Martin Drayton » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:10 pm

This island hasn't been succesfully invaded for several hundred years... Give it your best shot!!!! ;)

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Post by Carsten Pingel » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:14 pm

prices for the ferries from Rotterdam to Hull start at 450€ ! :-(

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:06 pm

If you book the ferry through ferrysavers.com or similar the rpice comes down...never buy direct! Also it would be aorth hiring a minibus as its vehicles which cost....passengers are cheap as they want your moeny in the bar!

We will be wanting to fly each nations flag at the event. So could the 'frogs' and 'krauts' please bring white sheets?

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:07 pm

Donald. Dont leave your car in Rotterdam.

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Post by Michael Stride » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:14 pm

Try: http://www.cheap4ferries.co.uk/

for some better frerry prices, and they will do rotterdam/hull and back, four people, a car and a 4 berth cabin both ways for 50pounds....or 75 Euros each approx.

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Post by Peter Klang » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:29 pm

Michael, Apply for status asp and make it a main.

I think it would be great, not only to race in Ingland finally, but to start the season early.

Yours Fastest
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PS: the world??? I say it´s between the swedes, Kowalski and Jason

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Post by Donald Campbell » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:49 pm

IF
the brits apply for main
then we will sponsor the race
then we will all come?
then the swedes will invade?
the swiss?
the french?
the latvians?
there are more
lets talk about this now

there sould be decent ramps and solid timing system
gog crew can also help on a couple of things.

the venue is awesome,ithe race will be what we make out of it
we should grab the chance and make it BIG

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Post by Michael Stride » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:57 pm

We WILL have decent ramps with the sme dimensions as the Swiss Airflows. They will be made from metal scaffolding, and the 'S' will be made from square steel tube. The dimesions will be the same as the Airflow......but STRONGER, with round poles to pull against.

Timing.

Please my recent threads on Timing on this forum. We have a natty system ideal for qualifying, onsisting of nice LCD display:

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We may have TWO screend by February, but in any case we have a trackmate system. We will configure it for DUAL START, SPERATE FINISH...not the crappy 'go whenyou like system..@

We have a new system thatt will tell us who crosses the line first, if we run a race where we say 3 cones OK,any more, DQ..... This format makes for east races, and more of them.

Next We have redundant systems, ie tapeswitches AND Optical gates. And spare wires. This will hopefuly make for reliable timing.

We have recorded RAMDOM beep starts, which realyl cuts down on False starts.

What else...well my concern was weather,BUT MArtin Drayton has persuaded me that the only thing we have no control of is weather, if we get everything else right then we tried our best.

Sadly we only have the hill for one day, so can we still apply for 'MAIN'....?

And as soon as the date is confirmed we will.

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Post by Martin Drayton » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:46 pm

Don't get excited when you type....'cos then you mike spilling mostaeks and type like a drunken monkey! ;)

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Post by Peter Klang » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:38 pm

I should have my dick bronzed.
GS in NC

1. Jason US and A
2. Kowalski BRD
3. Henrik Wadsten SWE

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Post by Michael Stride » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:38 am

Nice one Peter, but why not get it done in GOLD.

After all you won't need much.

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Post by Donald Campbell » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:41 am

uhhhhhh
hahahahahaha
uhhhhhhh again

british politeness strikes without mercy

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Post by Michael Stride » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:46 am

Thanks Donald!

I'm still wiating to use the "...to Hull and back " line.

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Post by Donald Campbell » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:05 am

hey your stuff wen ou as promised

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Post by Peter Klang » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:10 pm

I know it´s short, but it´s thin, really thin:-)

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Post by Michael Stride » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:00 pm

This is the GS side of the hill....or the slow down zone fro the LONG Hybrid side.

Just to tempt ya!

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Post by Peter Klang » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:27 am

Should I book my ticket ?????????????

Is it on???????????

or is it munks only? Hairy thas is.

Yours fastest
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Post by Michael Stride » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:01 am

I have asked for the date to be confirmed as soon as possible. We just need the organsier of the whole event at Cadwell to confirm the day. I hope to be able to do everything, including applying for point status within the two month time frame, and hopefully before!!!!!

Mind you ferry ticket in February or Flights are gonna be cheap even late booking.

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Post by Peter Klang » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:59 pm

MICHAEL, WHATS THE WHETHER LIKE IN FEB???

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Post by Vincent Berruchon » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:17 pm

An interesting site:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather/ ... view.shtml
2007 was quite dry but 2006 more snowy
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Post by Ramón Königshausen » Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:41 pm

I just found that February is the least rainy month in England:

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What's the closest airport?

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Post by Michael Stride » Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:37 pm

february this year gave us one of the best days racing we had at Cadwell.it was cold at first but dry.

Summer gave us many rainy days.

I cant guarentee the weather, but as we know it always rains in Paris....

Ramon, I want to research ALL the best transport options for racers and they will be posted as soon as I get an answer on points.....otherwise I'll be doing a ton of work for a race that willnot have many people travelling to it.

But..to answer your question Cadwell, the nearest airport is Humberside, with cheap flights to Innsbruck and Amsterdam, its 45 km away. East Midlands airport is 130km away with many more flights including Cologne, Geneva, Berlin, Salzburg and more...Stansted Airport, to the north of London is 200km away and has many cheaper flights by RyanAir,Easy jet and others.

One way to get there is to go via the ferry from Hook of Holland.

Most racers willbe coming from London, so perhaps a daythere before muight be good.

At the last race the closest anyone lived was 60 miles away.

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Post by Michael Stride » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:29 pm

Air Berlin do Zurich to Stansted Via Dusseldorf.....for 90 Euros return

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Post by Spike Taylor » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:08 pm

What are the details of the event? Are you using the timing system in the phot? I heard that it had problems at Hyde Park, will it be okay here up North?
I also read about your Outlaw race on NCDSA, is that worth coming down for and when is it. I fancy me chances against you old middle-aged portly Southern shandy drinkers ;)
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Post by Michael Stride » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:35 pm

No problems with the timer whatsover! Not for the race anyhow. There were problems with the remote gates usedby Sam on his system I think. Mine is hardwired.

There can be an issue with most IR gates with sunshine or interference....(Nialls very powerful auto focusing camera did interfere with the gate).

Thats why I have pressure switches as well! With backups.

Its all sorted out and working absolutely fine.


The gauntlet will be laid down so to speak shortly.....that be on NCDSA.

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Post by Michael Stride » Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:45 pm

I fancy me chances against you old middle-aged portly Southern shandy drinkers
Oh I like a challange.

First can we have you race Ella,who doesnt fit any of your pre conceptions. And will be difficult to beat. Very difficult.

Good luck!

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Post by Michael Stride » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:49 pm

Ok its OFFICIALLY a 'Prime' thank you!

Also, as well as Pavel we have Seismic and 'Go Fast' sports drinks on board to give drinks and stuff to racers.

More stuff and news to come. Sign up will be on NCDSA shortly, hopefully in 7 days. And entry price will be low. Competitors who bring family/friends will all get free entry on the gate, so your supporters can see the other events happening on the day for free. The general public are being charge an entry fee.

Competitors will be required to wear a helmet at all times on the track.

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Post by Spike Taylor » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:16 pm

Michael Stride wrote:
I fancy me chances against you old middle-aged portly Southern shandy drinkers
Oh I like a challange.

First can we have you race Ella,who doesnt fit any of your pre conceptions. And will be difficult to beat. Very difficult.

Good luck!
Fine, then AFTER that, I'll race you old middle-aged portly Southern shandy drinkers! They're not preconceptions, I've seen videos! I'm 19, fit and ready, and just teasing, you guys do look pretty good!
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Post by Michael Stride » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:23 pm

sneak preview of poster...more logos and signup deails to come!
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Post by YOYO SHULTZ » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:17 pm

Ramón Königshausen wrote:I just found that February is the least rainy month in England:

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What's the closest airport?

rmn
Hi Ramon!
Sam G. posted some infos on NCDSA on 24.10. :

http://www.ncdsa.com/47/Skateboarding-i ... ingdom.htm

Cadwell is located on the edge of Nowhere and the North Sea. Upshot is that best approach is probably by car: Cadwell directions or by Standard Viking technique.

Although there are airports nearby (Humberside/ Doncaster/ Leeds) the most cost effective International approach will be to fly to Stansted on Saturday and drive from there.

At the moment there are some very good deals from Air Berlin.com and Lufthansa fly there also.

Heathrow is bloody miles away, but could be a last minute consideration if you get friendly with a pilot. Get the ferry if you prefer sailors: P&O Ferries. Rotterdam to Hull has a certain ring to it for 'Triangle' fans.
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Post by Michael Stride » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:49 pm

The website for the race is being completed as I type, but as it has excellent infor on how to get there, and distances etc I will release it now. Hope it helps!!!
http://octanesport.co.uk/cadwell.html

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Post by Michael Stride » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:03 pm

Some initial rules are now posted on the website:
http://octanesport.co.uk/cadwell.html
These will be added/amended as needed.

You can download our start beeps so you can get used to the cadence. These generate a random 5 second beep window when combined with an MP3 player.

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Post by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:51 am

Ola muchachos !

Any possibilities to share a car ( and gas ) from london to the race location ?!

Mickael, do you know if there is a train station close to the racetrack ?

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Post by Vincent Berruchon » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:10 pm

hum not so easy to come.
so perhaps a few days in UK instead of expensive quick travel?

I was wondering : is there also a downhill event on the day before? or the same day?
Could we have informations about that too?
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Post by Michael Stride » Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:32 pm

The downhill event is more like a few runs on the hill at intervals, not a true downhill and not a very technical hill either. try UKGSA.org for more details on that event.

Sorry Fred, but there is no train station near Cadwell and public transport is awful.

try posting on the UK forum of NCDSA for a ride, some skaters will be going from London on Saturday, return Sunday evening. or try and hook up with someone on a car rental cost from Stansted airport?

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Post by Peter Klang » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:44 pm

Me and Götis will arrive at Stansted around noon

We will rent a car and drive like crazy on the right side of the road.

Right said fred, right...

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Post by Spike Taylor » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:46 am

Looking forward to seeing all these famous people in the flesh and learning loads, wicked! Lets hope for dry weather. Do any of the Swedes coming use Exsexett boards? I would love to try one.

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