Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Austrian Mile Update




In better weather

From Jan-Willem from Dutch Bros, the hardest of hardcore.

'Unfortunately it snowed over night (when we were travelling) which didn't allow us to ride the big track at speed. The soil was nice and hard so the tractor tried to brush a clean path, but the mix of snow and dirt was too slippery. We did about 10 laps during our first outing and came back in. Mario was travelling pretty sideways along the straight, and with no safety precautions along the barriers I decided to call it a day.
The length of the straight and the corner radius felt just right in proportion and we are very anxious to try again in good conditions. So it will be a long wait until this summer! Our visit allowed us to meet Mr. Franye who is aiming to put together a real big event for us! We hope that every rider will consider the long trip to Vienna this summer. Not only to get a chance to ride a mile, but also to be part of European flat track history!
The plan is to combine the meeting with a race on the short track in Heidenreichstein, about 160km away. Adventure is calling!'

10 comments:

KrookStreetRacing said...

Those fences look nasty...

Take it easy boys.

/D

#15 said...

I'm not sure what scared me most
the fences on the horse track or the frozen motorway during the night when we drove up there...

Tim White said...

What's the date for the first ever Austrian Mile?

#15 said...

currently it's 2 August

Anthony Brown said...

Are they going to put up some bails or something ?

I am coming to at least one this year!!

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

You big girl's blouse Anthony, this isn't tag wrestling for the Sunday World of Sport. We'd expect a man of your nibble ability to be slaloming those posts anyway.
BP

Gary Inman and Ben Part said...

- err I meant 'nimble'
(but your pretty good at nibbling too I believe?)
BP

#15 said...

the hold the race the track needs the approval from the austrian motorsport federation. This means that adaquate safety precautions need to be in place.

Anthony Brown said...

Sorry Ben your right what was I thinking. It was two falls or a submission on the ITV world of sport Tag wrestling, but I reckon it would be one fall and a submission there. I sometimes used to ride my grasstrack/longtrack bike a matchams park (home of the fake winter wonderland that was in the news in the UK this xmas) on a big oval and man was it fast. They closed the track in the end, i think someone on a sidecar got badly hurt or something, it was a pitty cos it was a big track and in the UK.

#15 said...

Don't worry Anthony, some guys talk a good game!
How's your bike coming along?
any new pics?