Been there, done that! And yes... got the T shirt.
The Nordschleife deserves every word ever written about it, and more. It's fast, fearsome and very serious fun.
Having learned my way around here on xbox, at least I knew where the track went but not the undulations. There isn't a flat bit anywhere. If you're not lining up the next series of blind corners, you're holding onto your lunch through the roller coasters. I've no idea how anyone goes as fast as they do here without flying off into the stratosphere.
And the good news is, my GoPro plan worked and I have a full lap recorded. Unfortunately it wont upload in time for this mornings blog, so I guess we'll all have to wait 1 more day.
But the camera doesn't lie. And as I know you're all itching to hear... on a very non-sports bike, (but amazing power and handing nontheless) taking it very easy (as you'll see) keeping well into both the bikes and my comfort zone and cornering a lot slower than I would if it were my bike (as the pic of the rear tyre shows). And given that breaking the Duke or me isn't an option.... I still managed 11.06 on the second lap. Close to 14's or so on the first.
So that's it. Done and dusted and a huge thanks to all of you who have listened without complaint to my dreaming of this for a couple of years now.
Here's a few pics of both Nords and the GP Circuit to go on with while the vid takes all night to upload. Unfortunately we didn't take anywhere near as many as we should have.