Old Chapel Drag Race - w00t !!

Bloody Brilliant, and we only watched the practice runs.

We positioned ourselves at the finish line on the advice of a steward (“they’ll reach max speed there”). It took a while to get going but the organisation of the event was really professional. Fionn (aged 9 months) screamed every time a bike also screamed across the line. Oisín hid in a buggy, Shibs was unimpressed and Oscar went quiet.

Most of the family left after a few minutes due to the noise, leaving Oscar and myself to enjoy the smell of burning rubber.

I think we have a new annual family event on our calendar. Stunning. I don’t think I’ve ever stood a few yards from a guy doing a wheelie at approx 100mph. Anyone know what speed they were doing across the finish line?

Shutter lag on the camera was terrible so the pictures below are rubbish. I also took some video with the Ixus. Equally bad but gives some sense of the speed.

This bike belonged to a spectator not a racer. 1300cc! Bigger than the average Micra.

Motorbike at Ash Tree pub

More motorcycle Pr0n.

Motorbike at Ash Tree pub

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The race track. “The Fast andThe Furious” has nothing on Old Chapel.

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Big gap due to different spec bikes practicing together.

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Someone left their bike out in the rain for too long.

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Crappy Video 1 over at YouTube](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgfJiN3R9FQ)

Crappy Video 2 over at YouTube

[tags]West Cork Motorcycle Club, WCMCC, Old Chapel Drag Racing[/tags]

Conor O'Neill

Tech guy who likes running slowly

Bandon, Cork, Ireland http://conoroneill.com