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The Weekend was beautiful as you all must know, and after spending the majority of Saturday playing with gearing, and really starting to enjoy himself, Roger was feeling good for Sundays events.
Unfortunately, He was a little too enthusiastic, and whilst outbraking a Norton Twin to pass on the outside, a last minute line change of the Norton rider saw them clipping each others bars and my Father came off on the Grass.
It wasn’t the Nortons fault, as he was being overtaken, but it was an unfortunate assumption for my father to make that the man was a decisive rider, even if he didnt have an orange jacket.. the tell tale caution sign of a racing novice.
A Costly assumption!
My father broke his Collar Bone and his shoulder blade on his right side, but was released from Margate A and E, yesterday afternoon, and is at home now.
The Scott suffered a couple of dents to the Tank and some damage to the right hand footrest hanger and gearshift lever but nothing that a day cant fix.
A big thank you to all who who came to support him over the weekend, including Colin Heath and Jeane, Martin Brockwell and his son, Colin Morris (who marshalled) and many others .
He is annoyed as much as anything that this happened, but it is part of Racing, and I am sure that he will be up and running soon.
I hope you get well soon Roger!!! I know it’s “all part of the game” but it’s never nice to read/see.
So, get your rest (see to it Richard as this must must be difficult for him ;o) and before you know you’ll be in the saddle again!!
You are a brave man and an example to us all! I trust that you will now concentrate on getting well very soon, and that you have not lost interest in Scott racing. We need your expertise, creativity, energy and inspiring love for the Scott motorcycle.
Hope you’re up, about and on the mend soon.
Great Sentiments Roger, we all love ya!
Then get riding
Best wishes from the great downunder..
Best wishes of a fast recovery and better luck in the future.
My sympathies to you Roger. I heard you saying at Mallory that you had decided to bite the bullet and race the Scott yourself. I can’t beleive what bad luck. best wishes for a speedy recovery.
One finger LH typing report on Lydden races
Sat getting gearing sorted and me getting attuned after 3 years not racing
gearing changed finally to 17 / 35 with 22t f/w sprocket. it was going very
I decided to have a real go Sunday as I felt I was carrying the flag for
I came up behind what I think was a Norton 750 Atlas as we were running with
up to 1972 specials
the rider wobbled on erratic and obstructive lines round corners then gave
it full bore on the straights
I could gain slightly on straights but not enough to get by
up the hill to top hairpin I gained on him and saw there was about 5 foot on
he was in the habit of going from near LH of track to clip inner apex then
to outer side of track
this meant if you went up RH of him but did not get fully past, he would
take your front wheel out
I chose to brake late up LH and go fast round the outside of corner and hope
to make exit first
as I went alongside, he veered left and we tangled bars.
I was still on but on grass and quickly heading for a wall of tyres
I put bike down, but did no have chance to throw myself underneath it to
save damage to the bike
dented tank, broken footrest
I landed on rh shoulder, broke collar bone and shoulder blade
shoulder pushed down 1.5 inches and floating
I got lectured by doctors — you are 65 year old diabetic
you have prolapsed discs in spine
you have arthritic shoulder
you have no spleen
you have previously broken ribs and hand
do you not think it is time to quit
I said that there was one thing I had not broken
what is that
biggest problem now will be to calm marina before next races.
I will be strapped up for 6 weeks, so hope to ride at Beezumph Sept 9
To customers, please excuse some delays