Mick Geary

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Trackday -

“I’M FROM Wake­field but a few months ago I moved to Ed­mon­ton in Canada, about 100 miles north of Cal­gary. It was -20°C when I got there, so I de­cided to leave the RGV250 I’d just bought at home.

“It’s a great bike, es­pe­cially with the Zeel­tronic ig­ni­tion sys­tem and 1993 GSX-R600 rear shock. I’ve ac­tu­ally only had it three months and given that the bike’s in Eng­land I hadn’t even rid­den it, so I thought, ‘There’s only one thing for it: the PS track­day.’

“I landed at Heathrow on the Thurs­day be­fore Cad­well, and Satur­day was the first time I’d rid­den it. Ini­tially there were a few jet­ting is­sues but once we’d sorted those the bike was bril­liant, es­pe­cially on new Pirelli Diablos. What a top week­end – I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”

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