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question Nürburgring - gauging interest

Post  BlueZed on Wed Jun 12 2013, 08:19

First topic message reminder :

After the apparent success of the Alps trip this year I was wondering if anyone would be interested in going to the Nürburgring for either a couple of days, a weekend or longer?

I've been to the 'Ring a few times over the years and its always been great. Also the area surrounding it is lovely and ideal for bikes and the distance to the UK isn't too far either so you won't need over-night stays just to get there. Obviously I'd have to meet you at the Ring as I'll be coming from exactly the opposite direction.

Date-wise I was thinking either a week in June or beginning of September 2014.

Anyway... this is just to gauge interest and to see if its worth organising it officially in the "How About" section  wink thumb up

So how about it?


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I've added a Poll now to see what the most popular option would be. I would most likely go for a whole week and we could probably book a place for us all. If people want to go for shorter times we can probably arrange a swap-over mid-week or similar...

But let's see how the poll goes...

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Post  kwakkat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 20:05

depending on  the  dates  i,d  be up  for  this

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Post  alleycat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 20:23

count me in left thumb up
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Post  Cheshirecat on Wed Jun 12 2013, 23:17

I was thinking of doing this next year anyway, so it would be great to do it with people I know, count me in please!! A week sounds good!
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Post  thunderstu600 on Wed Jun 12 2013, 23:26

brownie points are on the rise again for me so definitely interested in this. Always wanted to do the Nurburgring track
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Post  Eddie990 on Thu Jun 13 2013, 08:54

A week in Sept would be ideal but if it's June I'll still try to make it.

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Post  0ldcat on Thu Jun 13 2013, 11:00

Don't want to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, but . . . .

I've just read page 5 , right hand column (no jurno name) June 12 issue of MCN.

Headed: Ring Changes ~ Insurers rule out the Nurburgring.

The abridged version is:~

That although the Ring is a public toll (one way) road with no speed limit . . . UK insurers are not covering - and in some cases it's actually in the policy small print - riders while they are riding the ring.
They will pay out third party claims, but then seek to recover those costs from the rider through the courts.

So IF this trip does come off . . . please check with your insurance broker or under writer whether you would be covered for riding the Ring.

There are insurances that will cover you on a daily basis such as www dot moris dot co dot uk  according to MCN.
I'm sure other good insurance companies are available.wink thumb up

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Post  BlueZed on Thu Jun 13 2013, 11:21

Wow... they really are tough on you with insurance in the UK! Doesn't seem to be a problem with insurance here though, just checked my small print Wink

Anyway... I think as long as you treat it like a track-day in the UK, where you don't have insurance either, it'll be fine wink thumb up

And here some photos from previous trips to the Ring... bit old now mind you Wink
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Post  mrfrance on Thu Jun 13 2013, 20:26

Cool pics! I see someone had an off! Hope their insurance covered them Rolling Eyes

I'd be up for this but would only do a couple of days I think... will be watching this post.
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Post  BlueZed on Sat Jun 15 2013, 16:06

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Cool pics! I see someone had an off! Hope their insurance covered them Rolling Eyes

I'm guessing so since that was in 2003... Luckily wasn't one of us though. So far no incidents there with any of the groups I went with...

If you just spend a couple hours watching in key areas (Adenauer Forst is one of the main ones really, that's where this guy came off) you'll see quite a few near misses and sadly a few offs as well. Mostly minor stuff as there's plenty of run-off but it does serve as a reminder that the track really needs to be respected!

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Post  MikeA on Mon Jun 17 2013, 09:02

Potential interest here, will be very health dependent though. At the moment riding the bike for 10 minutes tires me out :(
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Post  BlueZed on Mon Jun 17 2013, 18:35

Hey Mike!

Would be great if you could make the trip. We could call it "Nürburgring 2 - The Return" or something dramatic like that wink thumb up

Also it'd be 10 years since our last trip there... Shocked
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Post  stevemcc on Mon Jun 17 2013, 19:14

I would deffo be up for a trip but could only spare at the most 3 days, one to ride out, one at the ring and one for riding back.
There's a downside to being self employed, no worky no Wonga No
Dont even mind camping for 2 nights dependant on weather of course.

Just a thought but may be worth starting a poll to guage interest for dates, duration etc.
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Post  thunderstu600 on Mon Jun 17 2013, 21:27

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Potential interest here, will be very health dependent though. At the moment riding the bike for 10 minutes tires me out :(

Only takes 10 minutes get around it Laughing

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Post  BlueZed on Tue Jun 18 2013, 19:59

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Just a thought but may be worth starting a poll to guage interest for dates, duration etc.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Just added a Poll. Please make your choice left thumb up
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Post  BlueZed on Fri Jun 21 2013, 16:27

Hey Tel, like the video you sneaked into the first post left thumb up You could really try and memorise the track a bit from that though not sure I'd get anywhere near those guys' speed Shocked

Poll seems to favour September so far... any more votes coming?

Have looked at different options for accommodation...

The Hotel Forsthaus suggested by weasley looks good and with the current numbers of interested people would be a good option.

Sliders Guesthouse would also still be ok.

Another option could be renting a whole house for us and just splitting the price. That would be self-catering though. Not sure how people feel about that. I think this worked quite well on our trips to France and Germany in the past and there appear to be quite a few places dotted around the Ring and surrounding areas which could fit the bill.

Still early days so more food for thought really Wink
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Post  0ldcat on Fri Jun 21 2013, 18:17

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Hey Tel, like the video you sneaked into the first post left thumb up  
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Post  BlueZed on Sat Jun 22 2013, 08:43

Just added a video of a Thundercat going round the Ring to the first post... Think that's more fitting Wink
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Post  0ldcat on Sat Jun 22 2013, 11:49

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Just added a video of a Thundercat going round the Ring to the first post... Think that's more fitting Wink

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Post  BlueZed on Fri Jul 05 2013, 07:11

Right... looks like the majority favours September 2014.

My calendar suggests Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th would be ideal so I think we'll go ahead and set up an official "How About" thread for those dates.

Tel, could you please do that? Or who's the man/woman for the job? scratch 
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Post  ellie on Fri Jul 05 2013, 11:17

Sounds great, would depend on holidays/child etc for me but I shall keep a close eye on matters!
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Post  Admin on Fri Jul 05 2013, 12:22

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Right... looks like the majority favours September 2014.
My calendar suggests Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th would be ideal so I think we'll go ahead and set up an official "How About" thread for those dates.
Tel, could you please do that? Or who's the man/woman for the job? scratch 
Done.
Poll closed & Topic locked for discussion.
Please see NEW Topic (Nurburgring 2014) in Something for the Weekend for further info and discussions [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]sunny

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