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    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

(15-05-2022, 05:51 PM)milestone 11 Wrote: Well, there's a thing Alfie. I heard that in commentary as well but I had the impression that it only applied to the Yamaha and Aprilia. However, I have lit...
Alfie Noakes Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 30 3,130 15-05-2022, 09:00 PM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

Listening to the commentary I thought I picked up that 700cc engines were allowed in the class this year ? and that Ryan was running 700cc motors ... or was it just the new for 2022 bikes R7 and RS660...
Alfie Noakes Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 30 3,130 15-05-2022, 05:40 PM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

that tyre debacle is a shocking lethal disgrace, you would hope it's nothing to with a post-covid reduced manufacturing budget or testing schedule .... it's the first very high top speed race meeting ...
Alfie Noakes Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 30 3,130 15-05-2022, 04:30 PM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

thanks M11 .. just plugged into it now
Alfie Noakes Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 30 3,130 10-05-2022, 10:51 AM
    Thread: TT 2022 Countdown
Post: RE: TT 2022 Countdown

[Image: https://i.ibb.co/jgg8Qb5/tt-2016-074-2.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 98 5,273 07-05-2022, 04:50 PM
    Thread: TT 2022 Countdown
Post: RE: TT 2022 Countdown

Dommyman ^^^^ where is that fine pic of that equally fine TZ250 located ??
Alfie Noakes TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 98 5,273 06-05-2022, 08:03 PM
    Thread: Clichés
Post: RE: Clichés

Just can't wait to hear "and we're racing again on the IoM TT Course" come over the radio ... hell even "there's a 10 min delay" would be good to hear after 2 years off....
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 7,364 06-05-2022, 09:40 AM
    Thread: TT 2022 Countdown
Post: RE: TT 2022 Countdown

[Image: https://i.ibb.co/HTKHmwh/tt-2016-023.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 98 5,273 03-05-2022, 02:18 PM
    Thread: New venue
Post: RE: New venue

Land opposite is where the Villiers Hotel used to stand, Dogs Home was located on the right in I think Drumgold St if it's still called that after all the redevelopment as you walk from 1886 in Regent...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 3 1,393 01-05-2022, 10:25 AM
    Thread: TT 2022 Countdown
Post: RE: TT 2022 Countdown

[Image: https://i.ibb.co/4FkVwWC/bray-hill-2014-069-2.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 98 5,273 30-04-2022, 11:17 AM
    Thread: Apologies Again
Post: RE: Apologies Again

Best rgds Malcolm for recent months and the future and thanks so much over the period of no road racing for the sterling effort / commitment in keeping the site going .... much respect.
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 22 1,976 25-04-2022, 09:28 AM
    Thread: Camping.
Post: RE: Camping.

maybe try the football club itself on union_millsfc@manx.net, it won't get the booking thing but might be a point of contact .. guessing you've tried their number on 01624 852862 ..
Alfie Noakes Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 6 676 15-04-2022, 10:56 AM
    Thread: Stuart Garner faces jail over Norton pensions
Post: RE: Stuart Garner faces jail over Norton pensions

I sadly see the ex-fireworks salesman that is Mr Garner got off with a suspended sentence and played / pleaded the time-served good old fashioned "mental problems" in court ...... he should have stuck...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 9 1,326 31-03-2022, 08:51 PM
    Thread: Photos
Post: RE: Photos

Credit to my niece Abbie Williams - lovely sunny pic looking up to Brandywell from the cafe at Bungalow March 26th Air fences are out in other places and the much missed TT Buzz 2022 has started ...  ...
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 6 14,812 27-03-2022, 10:03 PM
    Thread: Apologies Again
Post: RE: Apologies Again

Best rgds Malcolm .. take care .. more than appreciated that you have kept the site going ..
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 22 1,976 22-03-2022, 06:33 PM
    Thread: Bushy's TT Village back for 2022
Post: RE: Bushy's TT Village back for 2022

Not sure where this pint price thing comes from - it was nearly £5 a pint in The Station Port Erin at Christmas when I got back over, didn't seem to be any shortage of punters in the pub and didn't he...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 2 701 05-03-2022, 10:34 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I'll go 1990, guess based on the colour scheme of what I think is Phil McCallen's bike - it doesn't look like the later Silkolene / Honda UK bikes.
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 04-02-2022, 08:21 PM
    Thread: Clutch starts
Post: RE: Clutch starts

Thanks Sam, I can defo remember a friend in 1987 pushing his bike level with Mountain View on the right after the cemetery before it fired and was 99% sure my first TT in 1993 was a push start which w...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 12 2,180 03-02-2022, 07:10 PM
    Thread: Clutch starts
Post: RE: Clutch starts

I'd hazard a hazy guess based on equally hazy personal memory that the last push start race would/could have been the 250cc 2-stoke Junior race before the race was renamed Lightweight in the mid 90's....
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 12 2,180 31-01-2022, 09:27 PM
    Thread: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRMED
Post: RE: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRME...

I'd second all that BSA, back in the day as MGP newcomer I applied as soon as I had a national licence which if I recall correctly was achieved after 10 novice jacket meetings then 10 national restric...
Alfie Noakes Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 2,715 18-01-2022, 06:12 PM
    Thread: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRMED
Post: RE: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRME...

I'm wondering how many GP250 2-pokes and Moto3 bikes will be on the grid for the MGP Lightweight ? ... and as Dogs mentioned there's very little if any space for crash / weather / emergency access pra...
Alfie Noakes Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 2,715 17-01-2022, 03:47 PM
    Thread: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRMED
Post: RE: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRME...

5 days is more than a third of the original 14 day practice/race schedule - anybody know what has been diluted / reduced / removed from the whole event ?? https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-m...to...
Alfie Noakes Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 2,715 17-01-2022, 12:34 PM
    Thread: TT 2022
Post: RE: TT 2022

Ahhh Thanks Chris, much appreciated....I couldn't see how the works would have had a positive / improved affect on the road use and direction.
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 3,364 07-01-2022, 01:26 PM
    Thread: TT 2022
Post: RE: TT 2022

Just been for first lap in ages and at Glentramman on the right before the corner the vegetation and trees close to the road have been been totally cleared and levelled - does anybody know what the re...
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 3,364 05-01-2022, 04:50 PM
    Thread: TT 2022
Post: RE: TT 2022

The new pit boxes at end and the new handrails on the fuel filler steps. [Image: https://i.ibb.co/51tLnXR/DSCPDC-0002-BUR...558528.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 3,364 21-12-2021, 05:40 PM
    Thread: TT 2022
Post: RE: TT 2022

The pit boxes have been extended right down to the very end of pit lane. [Image: https://i.ibb.co/pRyf2b9/DSC-6021.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 3,364 21-12-2021, 05:38 PM
    Thread: Seasons Greetings
Post: RE: Seasons Greetings

Likewise rgds Malcolm and to all on here, managed to get back home IoM for first time in 2 years, hoping next year has something good in store for us all .... take care.
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 13 2,316 21-12-2021, 05:34 PM
    Thread: TT 2022
Post: RE: TT 2022

I'm back home for the first time in 2 years, the grandstand area really doesn't look right without the scoreboards in place. [Image: https://i.ibb.co/DfxM1vS/DSC-6023.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 3,364 21-12-2021, 05:31 PM
    Thread: No TT Zero for two more years
Post: RE: No TT Zero for two more years

I totally fail to see how the heavy industry mining of expendable rare metal ores and the shipping to refining factories can ever be signed off as green, if the Zero Racing didn't come with so much fo...
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 1,419 14-12-2021, 11:05 PM
    Thread: TT RACES RETURN WITH NEW SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESIGNED TO DRIVE SAFETY PERFORMANC
Post: RE: TT RACES RETURN WITH NEW SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYS...

The fire safety and comfort of the rider and pit crew would and could be very much improved if they(hoping they do) also got rid of those dark ages fuel filler guns which only supply fuel in a manic '...
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 1,027 30-11-2021, 12:40 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

just a little side appetiser to compliment The Captain's Main Course ... same outfit by the look of it slightly different bodywork and driver helmet. my pic is 2016 if that helps. I'll have a pop at C...
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 10-10-2021, 08:45 PM
    Thread: Scouts to say farewell to TT scoreboard
Post: RE: Scouts to say farewell to TT scoreboard

So reading the Government blurb about the "business case not strong enough" for a new scoreboard to be in place for 2022 ..... does the Govt Doublespeak really mean "we're not totally convinced next y...
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 10,874 04-10-2021, 02:47 PM
    Thread: Scouts to say farewell to TT scoreboard
Post: RE: Scouts to say farewell to TT scoreboard

Ahhhh ... that's where my TT / MGP journey started with Cubs & Scouts in the 70's ... over on the boards behind then on the front doing lap tear-offs and time/speed plates or up on the clickety-cl...
Alfie Noakes TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 23 10,874 01-10-2021, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Great news, keep yourself lit Malcolm ... best rgds
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 16,055 16-09-2021, 08:52 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I'll use the other chamber of my blunderbuss - Steve Williams.
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 07-09-2021, 01:29 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

after a lot of digging and the much needed kind clue i'll have a go at Steve Hazlett.
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 06-09-2021, 09:32 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

No fooling the Cap'n ... tis Crosby 2014, my guess was Dean Harrison. Sticky's most excellent pic i'll pop at 1992 TT, think the 250 race was still called Junior Race back then, 250 machine Yamaha TZ ...
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 05-09-2021, 10:33 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Have trawled my pics and cropped this one but left enough for you Crafty TT Dawggs to sniff it out, not totally sure of rider so go for it ..  [Image: https://i.ibb.co/h9cJBJJ/crosby-2014-010-3.jpg]
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 03-09-2021, 10:16 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Second the above comments, thoughts and emotions....the site is/has been a point of genuine informed info, chat and debate....best regards for the future Malcolm .... Alfie.
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 16,055 30-08-2021, 08:37 PM
    Thread: out of Action For A Wee While.
Post: RE: out of Action For A Wee While.

Best rgds Malcolm ..
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 23 7,985 29-07-2021, 07:35 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Thanks Cap'n - do have a little advantage with specs as was fortunate to grow up on the IoM along with the racing too, probably done as many laps in opposite direction in my TT/MGP happy mum n dads an...
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 27-04-2021, 08:14 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

passenger is looking totally buried so i'll have a pop at Marown Church on the flat out run through to/before Crosby.
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 26-04-2021, 09:29 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Well well Moriarty Mike - Detective Noakes checked the MoT history online for the bike's reg and it failed an MoT for an insecure front mudguard(tut tut fancy failing "scrutineering" hehe) in April 20...
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 16-04-2021, 08:13 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I'm with The Cap'n .... think he had a brother Mario and if memory serves a top ten TT finish from a really late start number.....lovely iconic livery too.
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 13-04-2021, 02:40 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Whitegates or exit of Parliament Sq ? ..
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 23-03-2021, 08:42 PM
    Thread: Mike The Bike - 40 Years Ago
Post: RE: Mike The Bike - 40 Years Ago

Permanent indelible class, form, courage and speed ... thanks Malcolm.
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 10 4,460 23-03-2021, 07:13 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Just a little interlude and typical IoM TT / MGP rider behaviour ... and if it's got 2 wheels somebody will put an engine in it hehe. [Image: https://i.ibb.co/0mMTFJy/IMAG0433.jpg]
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 20-03-2021, 12:09 PM
    Thread: MCN 1975
Post: RE: MCN 1975

Very nice - Thanks KB .... like Mick's little finger over the clutch lever...
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 2 2,048 18-03-2021, 10:53 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

oooh Cap'n Ahab Sticky - tis a rare beast that you've captured ... don't think there's been another seen on the Irish Sea in recent times.
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 13-03-2021, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Well done chaps - it is Horst Saiger in the first pic and David Johnson not on the ZX10 but I think the R6 ... got a few more from same place which i'll dig through ..
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 235,507 10-03-2021, 05:27 PM