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THE NICOLAI KLINDT COLUMN: Getting things started...just

Swindon Advertiser: THE NICOLAI KLINDT COLUMN: Getting things started THE NICOLAI KLINDT COLUMN: Getting things started

HELLO and welcome to my first column for the Swindon Advertiser.

I wanted to write this column after seeing Mads Korneliussen do a really good one for the newspaper in King’s Lynn last season, and he got some really good points across and had a good debate out of it.

Hopefully I can get my point across on some things which will be really interesting for the fans to read about because normally you don’t get to hear certain stuff from within the speedway world. Hopefully I can tell a different side to the stories you all know about.

It’s also a good chance for me to let the fans get to know me, although you obviously all know me at Swindon from 2011 and other meetings. This should be a good chance to get closer to the fans and also businesses in Swindon who might be interested in getting involved in speedway.

I was back on the bike at Scunthorpe at the weekend...the only problem was it took me nearly two hours to get both my bikes started.

We found out it was because there is a screw you can adjust on the carburettor to make it meaner or weaker which gives it more or less fuel. The screw was out too much because it was a new part and I hadn’t checked it before putting it on the bikes, thinking it was right.

I didn’t have a mechanic to check it for me either on the day so we were pushing it around trying to get it started...until we found the screw was too far out and was letting the fuel right through the engine and out the exhaust pipe.

After that little game we did eventually get two runs in, one on each bike, so I made a start, did four laps and that was it. It was a little difficult to try too much or to race because the track was not like it would be because I was the last person on it.

It was good to get back on the bike, though, and to get a feel for things and test stuff out before the season starts. Everything wasn’t 100 per cent but I have to say it felt better than what I’ve been on before over here.

I was at Wolverhampton last night for their open press day and then on Sunday I’m in Mads’ testimonial meeting followed by the Banks’s Olympique at Wolves the day after that, so I have plenty of chances to get things going before the season starts.

It’s the Swindon press day next week too so it will be really good to get back there because it’s a track I like.

Hopefully see you there.

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3:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

52Chalkie says...

Welcome back Nicolai-can't wait to see you going well-good luck!
Welcome back Nicolai-can't wait to see you going well-good luck! 52Chalkie
  • Score: 9

9:41pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Rovin Robin says...

Hi Nicolai Thanks for getting involved with writing the column It is very refreshing to hear from you. Our team has quite a lot of potential for people to improve their averages. I hope you enjoy your speedway at Swindon again this year - Thanks for coming back i hope you have an injury free time riding for the rockin Robins.. Can't wait to see you all riding again - Take care...
Hi Nicolai Thanks for getting involved with writing the column It is very refreshing to hear from you. Our team has quite a lot of potential for people to improve their averages. I hope you enjoy your speedway at Swindon again this year - Thanks for coming back i hope you have an injury free time riding for the rockin Robins.. Can't wait to see you all riding again - Take care... Rovin Robin
  • Score: 9

7:19am Thu 13 Mar 14

susan hilll says...

Great news Nicolai to have you back at Swindon this season cant wait to see you ride again thanks for coming back take care .
Great news Nicolai to have you back at Swindon this season cant wait to see you ride again thanks for coming back take care . susan hilll
  • Score: 4

9:50pm Fri 14 Mar 14

bobbinalong says...

Has anyone who attended last years Elite League Riders Championship debacle at Blunsdon still got the ticket they were advised to keep?? It was announced at the meeting that there would be some recompense for those who had attended that night! With all the news going on about this years meet has this now been over looked?
Has anyone who attended last years Elite League Riders Championship debacle at Blunsdon still got the ticket they were advised to keep?? It was announced at the meeting that there would be some recompense for those who had attended that night! With all the news going on about this years meet has this now been over looked? bobbinalong
  • Score: 0

7:00pm Sat 15 Mar 14

52Chalkie says...

bobbinalong wrote:
Has anyone who attended last years Elite League Riders Championship debacle at Blunsdon still got the ticket they were advised to keep?? It was announced at the meeting that there would be some recompense for those who had attended that night! With all the news going on about this years meet has this now been over looked?
I've still got mine but can't go next week, so if anyone wants it let me know on david@3counties-bks.
co.uk (mind you it is a concession ticket!)
[quote][p][bold]bobbinalong[/bold] wrote: Has anyone who attended last years Elite League Riders Championship debacle at Blunsdon still got the ticket they were advised to keep?? It was announced at the meeting that there would be some recompense for those who had attended that night! With all the news going on about this years meet has this now been over looked?[/p][/quote]I've still got mine but can't go next week, so if anyone wants it let me know on david@3counties-bks. co.uk (mind you it is a concession ticket!) 52Chalkie
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