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    http://www.mackintoshracing.com/2017...-not-the-king/

    latest blog post after Castle Combe at the weekend. Had another off :-(

    Let me know what you think.

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    Enjoy your style of writing - actions mixed up with your thoughts at the time are very entertaining and reveal an honesty about what you're hoping for. Soft landing for the bike - shame about your arse - good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew H View Post
    Enjoy your style of writing - actions mixed up with your thoughts at the time are very entertaining and reveal an honesty about what you're hoping for. Soft landing for the bike - shame about your arse - good luck.
    Thanks Andrew. I appreciate the kind words and is nice to hear that you're enjoying them.
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    Thanks for the updated blog, sorry to hear you had another off, sounds like a tough weekend though, and dunno how you seemed to adjust to the race shift so quickly, that would probably take me days if not weeks to get it to be an automatic thing.

    I (like Andrew) also really enjoy your writing style so p!ease keep these coming!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieT View Post
    Thanks for the updated blog, sorry to hear you had another off, sounds like a tough weekend though, and dunno how you seemed to adjust to the race shift so quickly, that would probably take me days if not weeks to get it to be an automatic thing.

    I (like Andrew) also really enjoy your writing style so p!ease keep these coming!!!

    I think its maybe because i dont have a road bike so changing isnt too much of a big deal as i only ride them bike when i race so only about an hour per month.

    thanks for the kind words
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    http://www.mackintoshracing.com/2017...-on-my-season/

    latest blog post and not good news sad times. but i will be back next year and ready to go!
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    See mate sad to read this but hope to see that you get any funds you need and see you back soon.

    Thanks for the blogs ...enjoyed reading your trials!!
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    Its hard doing clubman racing. costs are high.

    Better luck next season.

    Get the Overtime in for the funding.
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    yeah you're not wrong. a lot of money for a hobby. I could have stretched myself and kept racing this year but didnt feel the benefit. so just going to get myself all sorted for next year.

    i really want to do the classic endurance racing. but finding a bike is very confusing!
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    Enjoyed reading ur blogs mate. It's proving harder and and harder to get on the grid. Costs keep going up, crashing doesn't help though!!

    I would throughly recommend a Euro track day. We went to almeria this year. Really get great track time to work on your riding. Coaching available and like minded folk to help you get better.

    All the best. G33

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    Andy, Have you thought about a "just Giving" type apeal for us Scots members - I could find something as I enjoy the reports so much, but on my own it wouldn't make that much difference. Maybe we should a) start a sponser Andy page and b) Get El Presidenti to get some really big SDC badges to put on your bile as the official sponser...

    What do other folk think?

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    "Crowdfund racing"...it has a certain ring to it, I'd stick a tenner into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTimNiceBut View Post
    Andy, Have you thought about a "just Giving" type apeal for us Scots members - I could find something as I enjoy the reports so much, but on my own it wouldn't make that much difference. Maybe we should a) start a sponser Andy page and b) Get El Presidenti to get some really big SDC badges to put on your bile as the official sponser...

    What do other folk think?

    T
    Well I have no problem being the official Scottish Ducati Club Racer haha that has a good ring too it. Could even paint it up with the SDC logo all over it.
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    I will bring this up in front of the Midgie Masher bunch tomorrow and see what we can get started.

    Looking at Crowdfunding UK they have a number of bikers there, most of which have been unsuccessful so we need to do our talking and advertising before starting the campaign.

    The game is afoot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTimNiceBut View Post
    I will bring this up in front of the Midgie Masher bunch tomorrow and see what we can get started.

    Looking at Crowdfunding UK they have a number of bikers there, most of which have been unsuccessful so we need to do our talking and advertising before starting the campaign.

    The game is afoot!


    I did look into it after you said. with crowdfunding you can choose to have an "all or nothing" or a "flexible funding" where you keep any money you raise. you can also do pledges for people donating money too.
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    http://www.mackintoshracing.com/2017...tick-or-twist/

    latest blog post. trying to decide what is best to do for next year.
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    Enjoyed reading all your blogs so far.
    You've kind of answered your own question in the final blog... "but it's not a ducati"

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    interesting read and quite a decision to be made , I suspect your heart says Ducati but as you have stated you are carrying extra weight and unless you can strip that off the bike then you need more power to compensate .
    never met you but I suspect you are more road racer than track racer build and I would tend to look at the other option but then again its all down to what you want to do

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    Andy,
    Ive enjoyed reading your blogs over the months this year so thanks for this one too.

    as has already been mentioned you kinda answer your own questions in the blog. Gotta go with your heart and gut surely.
    the other option of the YZF yeah fair dos you have more options but you say you couldnt be competitive at the front? but you were competitive on the Ducati?
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    yeah its a tricky one. Can i get any further up the field in DesmoDue? Have i reached my own limitations due to my size. i'm not a fat guy at all. i'm just big. I used to be an American Football linebacker so that might be a bit of an indication of my size.

    but would running around in mid-pack be enjoyable in PI600? the bike would be faster so there would be that but i dunno. And the cost of going to the grippier compound makes the tyre bill to £300 a meeting - £2400 for the year compared to £600 for the harder compound. DesmoDue would be £760 for the year if i replace the tyres every second round.

    And if i did go PI600 (I did ask if i could race a 748....) I dont think i will get to the stage of being able to afford to pay £300 for tyres every meeting.

    Racing is expensive, why is it so much fun! waaaa!
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