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2bims



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Speed Week Coniston Reply with quote

Off track Bimotawise of course...and only Vaguely Bike related...but just come back from Coniston Speed Week up in the Lakes....a bunch of speed freeks from all over that "flock" to run unrestricted on Coniston for class World Speed Records once a year for a set five days a year...

Veritable mix of specialist 2 stroke engines, unmuffled exhaust systems,,,,and that heavenly whiff of 2-stroke in the air....had it not been only 5 degrees I'd have loved to take the Vdue and join in.....

Even a faithful Bluebird replica down to the last detail, unfotunately they didnt run it this year though.....they did 2 years ago...and it sank...so about as good a replica as you can possibly get.... Rolling Eyes Embarassed













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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pics Steve. Should have taken your wetsuit and had a ski. Looks cold.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heeheehee...
I had a little Hydroplane like the one in the last pic!
When I was a boy, I dreamed of racing hydroplanes.........


Here is Donald Campbell's last run.
R.I.P. Brave man!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xemKc2In5Y





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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh some of the "boats" were little more than a Canteen Food tray in size and thickness...the guy in the last shot was just prepping to get out...normally he'd be lying down with his nose six inches away from the front of the boat and six inches above the water...That must be a buzz in itself at speeds up to 70mph...Now watching Mr Campbell....his more "traditional" funeral, i.e. in the ground was 12th September 2001...so was somewhat overshadowed by the previous days goings on...and as such not really known...Last of the true Brits I suppose....sadly...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the "sensation of speed" on those little hydros is a factor of 5...Where 70 feels like 350!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never even knew they ran speed events these days.................

i'm just at t'other side of the hills nearer Durham / Newcastle but a heads up next year and i might run across............ Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riding the bike is quite safe thing comparing with this Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh...makes biking look safe by comparison.....They run the speed week one week each year...used to be on Windermere until they put a speed limit on the Lake, so by concession for five weeks each year they run on Coniston...always in November...just google "Coniston speed weeK" and the dates come up....I'll be goinng again so will post up anyhow nearer to the event
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Bluebird replica looks stunning! Is it also powered with jet engine?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CNC wrote:
This Bluebird replica looks stunning! Is it also powered with jet engine?


Yeh its been made as an exact replica, engine is a Bristol Siddeley Orpheus jet-engine of 4500 lbs thrust...this was a couple of years ago with the other boats...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EThml4mi_jQ

And this is when they ran the replica 2 years ago...although not too successfully....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dolRq5rHfVc

Just google "Coniston Speed Week"
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