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by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Volunteers 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7886

Re: Volunteers 2017

Gary, Thanks for your comments. Ironically, Bob Ellis was complaining that he didn't have enough help scrutineering the cars. I think that's the sort of thing that a volunteer coordinator would help improve. And why did Tom Banks say we didn't have enough volunteers? Maybe he knew of gaps that weren...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Newbie Bike Classes
Replies: 11
Views: 5978

Re: Newbie Bike Classes

Richard,

Here's what I had in mind. Enjoy. By the way, just have a look at the salt all over the Ducati.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u4u4m4 ... 203.860142

Cheers
Ex Starter Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Newbie Bike Classes
Replies: 11
Views: 5978

Re: Newbie Bike Classes

Fortunately I am old enough to be able to use the 4 speed column shift. None of this three on the tree rubbish! it was the holes in the floor I didn't much like, they were so big there was salt spray on the inside of the back window! I wonder what we'll get to replace old Rusty.
:mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Volunteers 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 7886

Re: Volunteers 2017

I happened to run into Tom Banks at the Willowbank Nostalgia Drags the other week and, unsurprisingly, we were discussing how to further improve Speedweek for 2018. He complained that it is very hard to get enough volunteers to achieve what we need. I find that hard to imagine. Every entrant MUST pr...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: How to be a Good Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Re: How to be a Good Starter

Thanks Mr H, the reason we manage so well is good volunteers like your wife Barbara. She turns up every year, knows what she's doing and makes my job so much easier. Claire and Dave Bolger are also champions. This year I was also blessed with the help of Tracy from Triple Affleck. Thanks also to Joh...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Newbie Bike Classes
Replies: 11
Views: 5978

Re: Newbie Bike Classes

Richard, Further to my comments of last night and after having another look at your Beeza, I can tell where it will rust after you run it on the salt. This isn't just for you, it's for everyone with a bike like it. I see a lot of ferrous metal on your bike. The spoke wheels worry me, salt spray will...
by David Leikvold
Fri May 12, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: How to be a Good Starter
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

How to be a Good Starter

Hello everyone, My brother and I have decided that after five years as starters we have done enough for the time being. We originally started running the start line in 2013 as volunteers for Trevor Slaughter but he last ran in 2014. We'd like to do something else now. Pete is now a flaggie for the A...
by David Leikvold
Thu May 11, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Newbie Bike Classes
Replies: 11
Views: 5978

Re: Newbie Bike Classes

Richard, Les is correct, your lovely old BSA is wasted and at risk on the salt. Don't take it, get something else that is cheap, has no sentimental value, can at least go 100 mph and has parts readily available and you'll enjoy the week much more. You really should volunteer so that you better under...
by David Leikvold
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2017 Satellite Imaging
Replies: 36
Views: 19325

Re: 2017 Satellite Imaging

Isn't that bizarre? How can a trench move? I wonder how deep the blue bits have to be to turn blue. There is still a faint mark where the "Blue Channel" used to be. Maybe it is part of the lunar cycle and moves around every month. Someone probably knows.

Cheers
Confused Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Ross Brown
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

Re: Ross Brown

Does anyone know if he's up to taking visitors, and if so where is he?

Dave
by David Leikvold
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 107298

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Thanks Greg,
We can make that happen, even the two way runs. We will do whatever it takes to give Ben a real shot at the record.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 107298

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Gus, There will be ample opportunity for essentially unlimited runs on Track 2. It's always busy Monday and Tuesday but by Wednesday things start to settle down as more people have either blown up, run out of spares or realised they won't go any faster and the queuing times reduce significantly. By ...
by David Leikvold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane
Replies: 191
Views: 107298

Re: WA rookie team have a Hudson Terraplane

Ditto from me, you blokes have done a top job with this project, I too am looking forward to seeing it.

Cheers
Dave :mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 15269

Re: Airborne Recon

That's right, just another one of my many super powers!

:mrgreen:
by David Leikvold
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 15269

Re: Airborne Recon

Thanks Scott, That most recent image from space shows the variation in the blue areas even from the previous image. It is very interesting the way the lake changes, I think the best way to describe it is "it's alive!". Way back in 2009 I caused all sorts of ruckus on this forum by writing that the l...