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Hot!ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!!

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Falcon
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2018/02/09 08:20:00 (permalink)
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ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!!

We are about two hours into a track day at Morgan Park and I've exited a right hander at full noise just ballsing it up and getting well out on the ripple strip so paying lots of attention and clenching me rear end all at the same time (not the cars) so when I open me eyes again there are bloody great kangaroos heading from left to right everywhere. I kid you not. there has to be twenty of blighters and they are in a bloody hurry. One of em jams on his brakes, locks up on the bitumen and disappears below me left mudguard. The clenching failed. We're about five seconds into this by now so I start to react pretty quick and go fer the anchors and I'm not sure why but I also decided to switch on the windscreen wipers and wind up the window so obviously both hands off the wheel. There are still more of the buggers coming at me and they are doing a lot of dodging. I'm involved in a slow spin by now so I should hit em arse first at least. Un bloody believable. At a race track. It really is a wonderful country !!
So straight back to the pits but not a mark on the car. Well apart from all the ones that come standard with this car.
Funny smell that disappeared from the cabin when I  got out ?? The other blokes all stood upwind  from me after that?
All in a days track work in Australia. The McLaren monster didn't show. I guess he just knew he would get done.
I had a gt3 Porsche to keep me honest but really no threat. ( Well to him that is).
A great few hours and 135 kms of track time. And a very pleasant drive home again. Car ran strong again. Happy.
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    rikkir
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/09 10:24:06 (permalink)
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    What lap time did the roos get?

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    robk
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/09 11:46:27 (permalink)
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    Hahaha! Straya!

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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/09 11:48:50 (permalink)
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    Still better than sex Doug?
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/09 17:59:07 (permalink)
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    Good work Doug, it really is a nice track.
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/09 19:12:40 (permalink)
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    Classic, Doug! Lucky it wasn't more serious. Pants and seats can be replaced. That's some serious track time! 
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/10 06:13:08 (permalink)
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    Rick.  They were really quick especially the younger fellas and I'd imagine a lot of boasting later over a few drinks.
    Helluva lot faster than me and pretty good under brakes too.
    Rob.  Yeah mate. Pleased it wasn't Africa or coulda been bloody Zebras or even worse (WOMBATS). But some of us already know the speeds them b*******s can do in a straight line. They're rubbish at cornering though.
    Paddy.  You'd need ter ask someone else about that as I'm not too good with me memory these days but as I recall the track days are running a close second place. I'm trying not to use that little three letter word again as it got quite a significant response in the previous discussion. Lets just say there were a number of proposals that I felt I was not in a financial position to accept.
     
    Kris. Yeah a lot of work in the cabin just to get it clean again and I chucked me undies.
    Joel. A classic ballsup one my part and it sure as hell looked serious from where I was sitting (No H in that).
     
    I fergot ta mention that I had a lot more power that I wasn't used to so I was struggling with cockpit management all day long. The car is always way out in front of me bloody brain so I gotta do something ter fix that up. Got very interesting a few times. Any constructive advise short of retiring would be listened to. But probably not taken.
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/10 09:55:10 (permalink)
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    Falcon
     Any constructive advise short of retiring would be listened to. But probably not taken.


    Are you saying that you cant teach an old Doug new tricks?
     

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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/10 14:16:00 (permalink)
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    Practice Doug, you'll just have to get more track time... Bummer eh!
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/10 16:07:23 (permalink)
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    rikkir
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    Any constructive advise short of retiring would be listened to. But probably not taken.

    Are you saying that you cant teach an old Doug new tricks?


    LOL!

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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/11 09:15:56 (permalink)
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    Spot on Rick.
     
    It's a bugger having to tear round the track while you blokes are all at work but that's what I gotta do Kris.
    I spend a lot of time stressing about it.
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    Re: ROOS Bloody Roos Everywhere !!!! 2018/02/11 10:08:51 (permalink)
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    Falcon
    Spot on Rick.
     
    It's a bugger having to tear round the track while you blokes are all at work but that's what I gotta do Kris.
    I spend a lot of time stressing about it.

    I feel sorry for you Doug lol

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