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    Racing at the Taupo street cicuit - was my first experience of riding with Robbie Deans, an unbelievably determined guy at hanging on to the thing & refusing to fall off.
    We were cranking through a lefty - i think Paul Paveltich was leading with Robboe close behind & me at a distance observing. Robbie lost the rear exiting a right hander - exited the track & jumped the kerb through (luckily) a space in the crowd (who were incidently standing all around the outside of the corner.....), he then went through a low wooden front fence of one of the very few residential houses on that circuit. On my next circuit round - theres Robbie riding up the footpath on his GSX1150 with 60ft of wire fencing & warratahs trailing behind.
    He gets to the next corner but had to stop due to the fact that his tyres are off the rims now & the rims are dented almost to the hub.
    He never fell off it though..........
    Unfortunatly the guy whos fence he went through was one of the few protesters to the council against the race being held there..........

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    Heres the list so far of street circuits no longer used - but fondly remembered

    Manukau
    Gisborne
    Lyall Bay
    Gracefield
    Hamilton
    Onekawa
    Hawksbury
    Whangarei
    Auckland downtown
    Paritutu
    Avondale streets
    Porirua
    Tikorangi
    Bell Block
    Masterton
    Golden Downs Nelson
    Taihape
    Sydenham
    +++++ ???

    There is also a bunch of bucket meets that partially or fully use street circuits - should these be included ????, - Let me know your thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by codgyoleracer View Post
    Racing at the Taupo street cicuit - was my first experience of riding with Robbie Deans, an unbelievably determined guy at hanging on to the thing & refusing to fall off.
    We were cranking through a lefty - i think Paul Paveltich was leading with Robboe close behind & me at a distance observing. Robbie lost the rear exiting a right hander - exited the track & jumped the kerb through (luckily) a space in the crowd (who were incidently standing all around the outside of the corner.....), he then went through a low wooden front fence of one of the very few residential houses on that circuit. On my next circuit round - theres Robbie riding up the footpath on his GSX1150 with 60ft of wire fencing & warratahs trailing behind.
    He gets to the next corner but had to stop due to the fact that his tyres are off the rims now & the rims are dented almost to the hub.
    He never fell off it though..........
    Unfortunatly the guy whos fence he went through was one of the few protesters to the council against the race being held there..........
    Thats a perfect round up of exactly how it happened.
    Rob is a close mate & has related that story to me on several occasions almost exactly as told.
    Many of you may not know that Rob is an identical twin & has a brother, Pete.
    One year at Wanganui, Rob had a major bin & was recovering in the ambulance, when MNZ officials descended on his tent to check wether he was fit to continue racing for the rest of the day.
    Pete was his pit crew & was in the tent fixing up the damaged bike, The MNZ officials gave Pete a serious once over & deemed him to be fit to race.
    Eventually Rob returned from the ambulance in time to compete in his next race.
    Over the years, Jim Tuckerman at least, has worked out that he was tricked (although not deliberatley).

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    Quote Originally Posted by codgyoleracer View Post
    Heres the list so far of street circuits no longer used - but fondly remembered

    Manukau
    Gisborne
    Lyall Bay
    Gracefield
    Hamilton
    Onekawa
    Hawksbury
    Whangarei
    Auckland downtown
    Paritutu
    Avondale streets
    Porirua
    Tikorangi
    Bell Block
    Masterton
    Golden Downs Nelson
    +++++ ???

    There is also a bunch of bucket meets that partially or fully use street circuits - should these be included ????, - Let me know your thoughts
    Taihape and Sydenham

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    GS 1000s Don't like Street Circuits

    Just a short list. Hawkesbury, Paeroa, Wanganui. Gave them up after Wanganui 2004. Balls not big enough. Pics below tell the story. Yes, I also pissed blood for 2 weeks after being flown to Welligton Hospital. Highlights? Getting a Catheter inserted wrongly....

    Richard Scott had claimed Pole. It was his first race back at Wanganui for quite a while, on a shiny GSX 1100 with all the Yoshi fruit. He was looking great until I took him out...

    Cheers, Smithy.
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    GS 1000s REALLY Don't like Street Circuits

    Greg Shaga Sharpe on his 50th Birthday, Paeroa. Highside from hell. Helicopter to Auckland hospital... Dumped by old girlfreind, found new love in intensive care...
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    Noter at Wanganui 2004

    Pete Daniels noting for the crowd going over the bridge at Wanganui. He loves this photo so much it's the screen saver on his mobile!! Great Post Classic shot though..
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    Croz. "Immaculate" Z1 Wanganui 197-something

    Croz at Wanganui. Love his style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithy09 View Post
    Croz at Wanganui. Love his style.
    Yep that's the summer of '76/77 Marlboro series. The following year 77/78 Croz was on the Z1R with the H number board.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithy09 View Post
    Richard Scott had claimed Pole. It was his first race back at Wanganui for quite a while, on a shiny GSX 1100 with all the Yoshi fruit. He was looking great until I took him out...
    How the hell did you do that with your bike going totally arse over kite and heading backwards into Scotty?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by merv View Post
    How the hell did you do that with your bike going totally arse over kite and heading backwards into Scotty?

    Looks like a serious dose of tooooo much front brake.

    That thing of Scottys was a missile, and it turned and stopped too.

    Wanganui Post Classic is the top class to watch, (we old farts can identify the bikes ) i love the little bikes giving the big unns a hard time.

    Hopefully Wanganui 2007 is the venue for my last race ever anywhere.
    Cheers Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terbang View Post
    I remember going to an Avondale street race when I was a teenager. There were some guys racing Moto X bikes on street tyres (like TM 400s). Way before I'd ever heard the term Motard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithy09 View Post
    Croz at Wanganui. Love his style.
    Look who's parked next to Croz on the 850 Commando, None other than Robbie Dean, He still owns the Commando, Its in safe storage while he is busy in Australia.
    Im quite sure he will return to compete with it in post classic sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    None other than Robbie Dean, He still owns the Commando, Its in safe storage while he is busy in Ausstralia.
    Im quite sure he will return to compete with it in post classic sometime.
    I remember seeing him race that at the last Hawkesbury meeting
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadracingoldfart View Post
    i love the little bikes giving the big unns a hard time.

    Hopefully Wanganui 2007 is the venue for my last race ever anywhere.
    Cheers Paul.

    yer.. like the time i lined up on my DT100... BETWEEN 2 750 waterbuses...AND beat them to the first 2 corners.....

    (greaymouth street races 95)


    what a ride so far!!!!

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