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    Thread: Mountain in Snow
Post: RE: Mountain in Snow

(09-01-2020, 08:52 PM)Revvin rich Wrote: Winter wonderland! 3 "attention paddock - there will be a 30 minute delay"
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 2 2,260 11-01-2020, 04:48 PM
    Thread: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing
Post: RE: Oliver's mount debacle

(17-06-2018, 01:38 PM)H2pots Wrote: I didn't say the council don't want the races, I said the council don't want the auto66! Sorry H2pots - I'd also just read a shed load of posts on facebook -many ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 10,877 17-06-2018, 02:37 PM
    Thread: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing
Post: RE: Oliver's mount debacle

(16-06-2018, 10:52 PM)H2pots Wrote: I notice that Oliver's mount is in some bother. The scarby council don't want the auto66, the auto66 seem very very sluggish with refunds for advanced bookings an...
badlyoverdrawnboy Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 10,877 17-06-2018, 10:30 AM
    Thread: trap speeds 1982 1983
Post: RE: trap speeds 1982 1983

back around then the main speed trap was at the Highlander as I remember plus sometimes one was set up around the Creg - the one that got Mick Grant at 190mph or something on a kawasaki in the late 70...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 5 6,507 08-04-2018, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Planning permission sought for new pub during TT
Post: RE: Planning permission sought for new pub during ...

I notice an area marked 'food and retail' there as well - I smell the whiff of charging to get in the 'posh paddock' with free access to that area to get fleeced (pun intended). 'The brewery' have a ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 7 7,768 01-03-2018, 04:00 PM
    Thread: All change for TT TV deal
Post: RE: All change for TT TV deal

Does anyone remember what an instant improvement North One made when they took overfrom Greenlight  before - HD cameras etc made greenlight coverage look like a home movie. I think many people are si...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 12 11,507 26-02-2018, 02:28 PM
    Thread: Looking for a Rem Fowler Autograph
Post: RE: Looking for a Rem Fowler Autograph

You did well to get Jack Brabham and rem Fowler on the same piece of paper - rem diied in 1962 aged 80 and had retired a couple of years before so it must have been late 50s? when Brabham was, like al...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 5 7,820 14-01-2018, 12:17 PM
    Thread: Motorhome to the TT
Post: RE: Motorhome to the TT

I've stayed a Glenlough and crossaghs in the past - Glenlough is quite lively and a handy shuttle bus to Douglas but I think the hook-ups get booked well in advance.  Crossaaghs was very quiet during ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 10 12,181 29-10-2017, 11:46 AM
    Thread: One-way Mountain Road talks after festival
Post: RE: One-way Mountain Road talks after festival

I'm with splashdown - I once marshalled at the Gooseneck at the TT - came up the hibernia back road in my lwb van couldn't turn round so waited for the convoy - got back to Glenlough too late for anyt...
badlyoverdrawnboy Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 9,755 04-09-2017, 07:01 PM
    Thread: Vision Nine contract was 'not fit for purpose'
Post: RE: Vision Nine contract was 'not fit for purpose'

The Attorney Generals Office is advertising for a new senior Lawyer up to £70k per year in the uk legal press but won't pay relocation or 'travel to interview' expenses and applicants might have to ha...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 4 6,197 27-07-2017, 06:13 PM
    Thread: Bushys lose the Bottleneck Car park for TT 2018
Post: RE: Bushys lose the Bottleneck Car park for TT 201...

I am not a big fan of Bushys, something to be done a couple of times a TT with mates, the end of the free nutter displays and moving the bands outside spoilt it for me.  Good point was the speed of se...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 14 15,630 20-07-2017, 10:05 AM
    Thread: TT practice week with kids
Post: RE: TT practice week with kids

pre tt classic on the Monday?  Otherwise its days on the beach and lots of ice cream, remember theres the 2 bike museums and the new transport one. For evening practice - Gooseneck good but take the H...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 12 11,033 18-06-2017, 10:50 AM
    Thread: Marshalls bikes
Post: RE: Marshalls bikes

Back in the day they were sold via a dealer after the Manx, I think I remember Bill Smiths or Padgetts selling some years ago, a friend of mine thought about buying one once and we spent a few pints t...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 3 5,248 14-06-2017, 01:17 PM
    Thread: Zero interest, Zero bikes
Post: RE: Zero interest, Zero bikes

I was always nervous about the mandatory teatime road opening because if things slide back, much after 3.30pm then you have to start either cutting laps off the senior or waiting till after the tea br...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 33 35,872 09-06-2017, 11:56 AM
    Thread: Zero interest, Zero bikes
Post: RE: Zero interest, Zero bikes

Its only my respect for his grace the right honourable Gary Thompson OBE, MBE, BSM, DFC bar that prevents me doing a North Korean rocket.mpression, he must have a cast iron weather guarantee, remember...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 33 35,872 08-06-2017, 06:56 PM
    Thread: Zero interest, Zero bikes
Post: RE: Zero interest, Zero bikes

If threre is a window tomorrow I hope they put the Senior on Immediately then slideys then zero interest- and no phaffing about with Subaru laps.  These bikes are not the way forward, all bar one are...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 33 35,872 08-06-2017, 09:58 AM
    Thread: HEYSHAM SEARCHES / ID
Post: RE: HEYSHAM SEARCHES / ID

I've taken a small stove loads of times in my panniers and never had an issue, think you have to disconnect it which mine does anyway. once took a calor cylinderi in my gas barbie  (diconnected in the...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 14 19,970 30-05-2017, 09:55 AM
    Thread: Calor gas
Post: RE: Calor gas

I bought one a couple of years ago at a garden centre down past B&Q on the foxdale road, think you can also get them on the quayside near the tyre place
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 5 7,141 26-05-2017, 10:15 AM
    Thread: Mobile phone networks
Post: RE: Mobile phone networks

You can usually buy the sims on the ferry, a few years ago I bought a Phone including £20 credit for about £25 because my latest model superphone was difficult to unblock. Just remember that when you ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 11 12,893 25-05-2017, 12:16 AM
    Thread: Tour of the course and or bike rental
Post: RE: Tour of the course and or bike rental

There are a number of operators now offering bike  hire on the Island try google but be careful that they are using a proper hire insurance company - one that does is Jason Griffith ex racer who has a...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 3 4,750 20-05-2017, 10:36 AM
    Thread: Glamping security and power
Post: RE: Glamping security and power

Never been to Blackberry lane but have camped at several sites on the Island and they all have charging facilities and blackberry lane have previously said they had on their website.  Don't worry abou...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 17 19,671 19-05-2017, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Can Guy race
Post: RE: Can Guy race

I didn't realize that the cut of was May 5th so on the face of it can't see how he would qualify but they will almost certainly give him a start as publicity will overcome safety. If I remember right ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 26 28,058 15-05-2017, 03:54 PM
    Thread: First timers need advice for 2018
Post: RE: First timers need advice for 2018

Hi, I used to run a hire company and offer bike hire on the island during the TT, there is limited hire on the Island, modern bikes are very expensive otherwise there were some old BMWs, for a  big gr...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 8 10,477 12-05-2017, 11:12 AM
    Thread: early morning cafe
Post: RE: early morning cafe

Although its a takeaway, Newsbeat 60 Bucks rd Douglass opens at 7am and does cracking hot and cold sarnies, drinks etc. great if you are off marshalling/spectating Problem with chippies on the isalnd ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 18 25,404 19-04-2017, 11:22 AM
    Thread: BRITISH MOTORSPORT COULD END DUE TO EU RULING
Post: RE: BRITISH MOTORSPORT COULD END DUE TO EU RULING

(24-12-2016, 01:01 PM)Malcolm Wrote: IOM Riders in IOM held events should be ok, (apart from the TT and the Manx GP), as the IOM is not an EU member.  However, if this does come in, the effect on I...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 10 12,773 24-12-2016, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Vision Nine remove TT from website + Updates
Post: RE: Vision Nine remove TT from website + Updates

I was about to post about this when I saw the previous post - no qualified lawyer would have said this is sub judice but they would have certainly have told them to say nowt as its almost certain that...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 11,042 01-12-2016, 01:14 PM
    Thread: Senior Classic TT Result
Post: RE: Senior Classic TT Result

Sadlly cheating has been going on in all forms of motorsport since the start- anyone who doesn't recognise that doesn't know the sport and, particularly in classic competition, the line between cheati...
badlyoverdrawnboy Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 29 41,171 13-09-2016, 11:46 AM
    Thread: New Isle of Man TT promoter has ambitious plans - but how will fans get here etc....
Post: RE: New Isle of Man TT promoter has ambitious plan...

(03-08-2016, 05:32 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Due Diligence methinks Nooo Alfie, the IOM gov only do due diligence after the contract fails and all the moneys gone. It then becomes a 'learning execise' ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 24 54,452 03-08-2016, 08:09 PM
    Thread: Senior TT to lose Friday slot?
Post: RE: Senior TT to lose Friday slot?

(20-06-2016, 05:26 PM)Smidsy Wrote: I for one won't continue to travel and marshal if the two weekend plan is put in place, but then again this is from MCN and I stopped reading that rag years ago. ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 39,881 20-06-2016, 06:47 PM
    Thread: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact?
Post: RE: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact...

(01-06-2016, 04:35 PM)warrior Wrote: I wonder if it employs the same 'get you home' technology as the motogp bikes where the electronics measure fuel consumption and then begin to progressively cut ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 21 36,571 01-06-2016, 05:46 PM
    Thread: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact?
Post: RE: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact...

I think the 'exotics' are welcome, I'm a bit bored watching production bikes in almost every race, i don't see the point of having superstocks and superbikes when the gap between them is so small but ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 21 36,571 01-06-2016, 03:19 PM
    Thread: DAB radio suggestions
Post: RE: DAB radio suggestions

Unless things have changed recently its not on Digital but more people are listening to  t'internet on smart phones etc - main sessions are on FM but more of the TT stuff is AM - FM reception outside ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 10 13,562 27-04-2016, 10:26 AM
    Thread: Promoter says entertainment is key to growing TT
Post: RE: Promoter says entertainment is key to growing ...

Beggars belief really that they are considering someone so clueless, the reason many of us leave mid week is because if you want to see the senior you struggle to get a ferry before the tuesday afterw...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 41,039 18-04-2016, 03:56 PM
    Thread: Running the TT course
Post: RE: Running the TT course

I'm with Desmophiile here, you;d be putting your life in the hands of strangers and relying on their common sense and riding skill and, as they sadly prove every year, some muppets have little of eith...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 20 32,787 17-09-2015, 09:25 AM
    Thread: What would you like to see changed for next year?
Post: RE: What would you like to see changed for next ye...

(01-07-2015, 06:46 PM)Dogsbody Wrote: Just reduce the interval to 5 seconds. Would have the same effect as starting in pairs. Dogsbody I'd like to see- No Subarus one 600 race (bored with proddy bik...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 203 287,631 01-07-2015, 07:23 PM
    Thread: GUY MARTIN - Winning?
Post: RE: GUY MARTIN - Winning?

(17-06-2015, 01:19 PM)Deek Wrote: Does anyone else think this is a stupid ill-informed thread?  So Guy doesn't have the mental aptitude to win and Hutchy is a tw@t.  Not very objective views. Every...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 12 19,162 17-06-2015, 01:52 PM
    Thread: GUY MARTIN - Winning?
Post: GUY MARTIN - Winning?

I was interested in Guys comments after the senior. I'd watched his sector times very closely during practice and at times he was as quick as anyone - particularly on the triumph on lap 3 of the first...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 12 19,162 16-06-2015, 08:33 PM
    Thread: Fully British-built TT bike for Norton by 2017
Post: RE: Fully British-built TT bike for Norton by 2017

I don't think it qualifies for any other races it gets a 'bye' to race at the TT.  Looking at Cams diary he looks like a man who's had enough, he's right that you get a feeling when things aren't righ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 60 92,888 16-06-2015, 07:59 PM
    Thread: Lee Johnsons Superstock bike as fast as a superbike on Sulby
Post: RE: Lee Johnsons Superstock bike as fast as a supe...

(09-06-2015, 04:16 PM)Ricky Wrote: i don't understand these days, despite the 200 bhp bikes, it's claimed weight is still critical even in MotoGP. Don't make sense to me. How did dj win on a 600 ar...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 11,474 09-06-2015, 07:06 PM
    Thread: Fully British-built TT bike for Norton by 2017
Post: RE: Fully British-built TT bike for Norton by 2017

Never really expected any different these are just publicity stunts but they've worked out that if they put a straight through pipe on a dog everyone (particularly commentators and journalists) goes o...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 60 92,888 09-06-2015, 06:47 PM
    Thread: Hutchy smokes 'em in the Superstock!
Post: RE: Hutchy smokes 'em in the Superstock!

(09-06-2015, 05:47 PM)Ricky Wrote: Md was taken out I think, I don't think dh crashed. He was reported to be off at Crosby but I think he just stopped. The official TT reports on fallen riders need...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 10,330 09-06-2015, 06:24 PM
    Thread: Hutchy smokes 'em in the Superstock!
Post: RE: Hutchy smokes 'em in the Superstock!

(09-06-2015, 04:46 PM)capstack Wrote: Hutchy made a outstanding tactical decision to change his tyre. I wonder how many teams are looking to give this a go now? It will soon be a given to change I'd...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 10,330 09-06-2015, 05:16 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop

(04-06-2015, 11:21 AM)coll83 Wrote: (04-06-2015, 11:15 AM)belfastblade Wrote: Reading all the comments on various social media sites from the armchair racers regarding Michael Dunlop's split from ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 95 162,037 04-06-2015, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Steam Packet - Marshal's Priority Booking
Post: RE: Steam Packet - Marshal's Priority Booking

(27-04-2015, 02:36 PM)c iom tt Wrote: How many none Island based Marshals are there? 2/300? that wont make much of a difference to the booking system. I will bet as the build up to the selling off o...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 43 51,342 27-04-2015, 05:20 PM
    Thread: UK approves primary legislation for closed-road motorsport
Post: RE: UK approves primary legislation for closed-roa...

(01-04-2015, 10:58 PM)Steady the Edward Wrote: They have had sprints for years , and there has been other closed roads events over the years , so not just sure what the difference is , the closing o...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 7 8,608 07-04-2015, 02:10 PM
    Thread: Insurance warning if people watch Isle of Man TT from your property
Post: RE: Insurance warning if people watch Isle of Man ...

(04-03-2015, 04:15 PM)c iom tt Wrote: But what if as in the case of this House owner, they dont give consent for it to be a restricted area, and a bike damages there property in an accident. and cau...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 12 16,376 04-03-2015, 05:53 PM
    Thread: Taking TT global has ‘potential’, says branding expert
Post: RE: Taking TT global has ‘potential’, says brandin...

(28-01-2015, 01:35 PM)warrior Wrote: "But he said the motorsport team will still have plenty to occupy them: ‘We will still be managing all the infrastructure in terms of staging the event in the Is...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 22 23,981 28-01-2015, 05:44 PM
    Thread: TT World Series
Post: RE: TT World Series

(27-01-2015, 03:36 PM)cookie77 Wrote: (27-01-2015, 12:02 PM)c iom tt Wrote: I wonder if closing down the other sites forum was a measure to avoid negative feedback on the proposal prior to putting...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 55 93,274 27-01-2015, 04:25 PM
    Thread: TT World Series
Post: RE: TT World Series

(24-01-2015, 10:45 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: IMO it hinges on the question "is the 'TT brand' big enough now, & therefore seen as sufficiently lucrative, by the rest of the world"? I guess ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 55 93,274 27-01-2015, 11:16 AM
    Thread: IOMTTMA Courses - You need to be on one.
Post: RE: IOMTTMA Courses - You need to be on one.

It just depends whether your post is in a restricted/prohibited area in which case no but if there are speccies there you will be ok 
badlyoverdrawnboy TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,357 23-01-2015, 05:56 PM