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    Thread: Something to keep me busy.
Post: Something to keep me busy.

As well as doing my Manx newcomers in 2015 I have other passions and last weekend I achieved another of my goals. You have to keep that blood flowing somehow !  https://scooterlab.uk/new-lambretta-wor...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 0 2,581 29-09-2020, 10:16 AM
    Thread: I need some help.....
Post: I need some help.....

I need some help from all my friends everywhere this is a bit long winded but I could do with your E mail support !!!! As well as competing in the 2015 Manx Newcomers at the age of 64 I also like to t...
Kursaal Flyer General Discussion 0 2,084 08-02-2020, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Books to read
Post: Books to read

The nights are drawing in and I need some recommendations of good motorcycle sport related books tom read.
Kursaal Flyer General Discussion 12 8,290 11-10-2019, 06:01 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Grantham . Thank you for the kind words. I use the name Kursaal Flyer for two reasons the main I am from Southend and anybody from my area should pick that up straight away, secondly its the name of m...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 01-06-2017, 08:02 AM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Splashdown. I think you are right about my timing I just got in before the draw bridge was pulled up on older riders which is a shame, I know there is a lot of young riders but others need time to gro...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 25-05-2017, 01:49 PM
  Wink Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

19/05/2017 Just a quickie to let you know what I have been up to since my Manx. A bit of racing but I have got back into scooter record breaking again and only last week I was able to take a modified ...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 19-05-2017, 10:02 AM
    Thread: Fire proof spec support crew standard change ?
Post: Fire proof spec support crew standard change ?

To all riders attending the Manx and the classic TT its time get your pit crew suits sorted its no good leaving it till you get there these things are not readily available and if you want any sort of...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 4,837 28-06-2016, 04:25 PM
    Thread: Fire proof pit overalls specification
Post: RE: Fire proof pit overalls specification

Hi Nick. No I am afraid I am not going racing in the Manx or the classic this year , I would so love to do it on a 250cc two stroke. Job loss and other things influenced my decision, I would love to h...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 43 70,766 10-06-2016, 12:56 PM
    Thread: Fire proof pit overalls specification
Post: RE: Fire proof pit overalls specification

A full set of pit crew wear for sale 2015 spec ( higher than 2014 spec )  . This includes three black balaclavas and fueler's gloves . the fuelers suit fits a 5' 4" young lady with gloves for small ha...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 43 70,766 29-05-2016, 06:29 PM
    Thread: pit crew suits for sale.
Post: pit crew suits for sale.

A full set of pit crew wear for sale 2015 spec ( higher than 2014 spec )  . This includes three black balaclavas and fueler's gloves . the fuelers suit fits a 5' 4" young lady with gloves for small ha...
Kursaal Flyer Miscellaneous For Sale 0 2,643 28-05-2016, 07:06 PM
    Thread: Fire proof pit overalls specification
Post: RE: Fire proof pit overalls specification

[Image: http://<a href=][Image: http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt97/...15/134.jpg] A bit like this then.
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 43 70,766 13-12-2015, 03:46 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Well its been a few months and the reality of redundancy has bought me back to earth this has also given me time to gather my thoughts on what was My Newcomers to the Isle of Man . Getting to compete ...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 12-12-2015, 10:28 PM
    Thread: 250 TWO-STROKE GP BIKES RETURN TO THE MOUNTAIN COURSE WITH NEW LIGHTWEIGHT RACE ADDED
Post: RE: 250 TWO-STROKE GP BIKES RETURN TO THE MOUNTAIN...

I would love to ride a 250 round the island , what a combination !
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 16,893 04-12-2015, 06:26 PM
    Thread: A question for Agony Aunt
Post: A question for Agony Aunt

Dear Agony Aunt. Having returned from my first Manx meeting I must admit I feel a little lost , the sense of purpose and the road I traveled to get there and compete has gone and at the moment I have ...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 5,217 21-11-2015, 03:34 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

raynetjnr. In answer to your question about the extra race . My original entry was for the newcomers and the lightweight but I only got accepted for the newcomer race. I will be 100% honest I think th...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 27-10-2015, 06:38 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Tues 2nd part two. After crossing the finishing line I must come back up the return road to the paddock, this was lined with lots of people giving any rider a round of applause which is a nice feeling...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 25-10-2015, 09:14 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Tuesday 2nd the Race. The sun is out and its as warm on the island as it has been all the time we have been here, as this stage I do the same here as any race on the mainland, to try and find a shaded...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 17-10-2015, 06:56 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Tuesday 2nd ,Race Day  :exclamation:  Well this is it the day that has been on my to do list for over 22 years. As the current ACU sprint champion I first visited the Island in 1993 with my bike the K...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 14-10-2015, 08:57 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Sunday 30th . Checked the bike over from last nights practice all looks fine apart from a broken exhaust clamp. Though not a big issue I had to come up with a clever repair as I have the twin exhausts...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 11-10-2015, 08:37 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

I will see what I can come up with, written English was not my strong point a school ( that's assuming I actually had any ) and getting some of my feelings into words with my limited vocabulary is har...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 08-10-2015, 08:31 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Saturday 29th. The day dawns to what we all want a nice sunny morning and for the 500cc classic TT boys it's race day. The morning passes with the usual wandering around the paddock chatting and makin...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 07-10-2015, 10:39 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Friday 28th . With last night practice complete and an improvement in the weather there seems to be a lighter mood about the paddock and weather forecast is looking good to get some more laps in tonig...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 01-10-2015, 04:58 PM
    Thread: Buchan To Ride For PBM Kawasaki At Silverstone
Post: RE: Buchan To Ride For PBM Kawasaki At Silverstone

Top news Danny . good luck . Come on Essex !
Kursaal Flyer Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 3,425 29-09-2015, 04:14 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Thursday 27th . There is a bit of a sombre mood in the paddock this morning  which you would expect after any incident like that at the 13th, there are the usual theories going around the paddock abou...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 29-09-2015, 04:02 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Wednesday 26th . During Tuesday night the rain had given us another good battering and apart from rising car park damp all is fine. Taking the short cut across the grass back to base camp from the top...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 28-09-2015, 02:45 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Tuesday 25th . It was quite a late finish Monday so this was the first time I had a chance to really consider how the practice laps had gone . As I mentioned earlier I did not really learn anything ab...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 24-09-2015, 02:42 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Nick . Thanks for reminding me that it was the TT Riders Association that supplied the energy drinks, credit where credits due .Thank you  to them ! When I collected mine I can remember the conversati...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 23-09-2015, 05:44 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Monday 24th part three. With the bike secure in the holding bay I return to base camp to put on my riding gear. The riding gear was inspected Friday and any helmet I wanted to use presented at that ti...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 23-09-2015, 01:10 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Monday 24th part two. I get the fairings tank and seat unit out of the way and my wife returns with the calvary in the form of Marek and Tim. I explained what has occured and demonstrate the lack of e...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 22-09-2015, 11:35 AM
    Thread: With hindsight...
Post: RE: With hindsight...

All decisions are based on the facts you have to hand at the time. Its not hard to see that Michael's decision was based on comparing two different makes of bike one and which at that time had winning...
Kursaal Flyer General Discussion 2 6,445 21-09-2015, 02:21 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Monday 24th . The day dawns with sunshine the weather forecast is good so if all goes well us newcomers should get the control lap and maybe some more if everything happens as it should. So we can get...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 20-09-2015, 06:24 PM
    Thread: Competitor course information
Post: RE: Competitor course information

As the main theme of this thread has now become more about my preperation in getting to and competing in the Manx Grand Prix all the relevant bits of this thread and the ongoing saga to live my dream ...
Kursaal Flyer TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 64 125,675 18-09-2015, 09:20 AM
    Thread: Running the TT course
Post: RE: Running the TT course

Nasher. I cannot totally agree with your sentiments about what I achieved out weighs what you get up to on a unicycle but thankyou for your kind words anyway.  I need another challenge but uniclycling...
Kursaal Flyer General Discussion 20 32,056 18-09-2015, 09:13 AM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Saturday 22nd August . Friends are over from the mainland hoping to see me go off on my first lap but before we can chat I must first attend a newcomers rider briefing . This is done using a slide sho...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 17-09-2015, 08:54 PM
    Thread: Running the TT course
Post: RE: Running the TT course

Nasher . Do unicycle do hills  !  If they do thats some challenge.
Kursaal Flyer General Discussion 20 32,056 17-09-2015, 01:35 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

By Tuesday evening 18th August everything on the list is in the van with the bike, plus anything I can think of that might be useful whilst there is bunged in as well. My pit crews camping equipment p...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 02:28 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

16/08/2015 : Well , the moment of truth approaches . This time next week subject to enough marshals signing on and turning up I will of had one speed control lap and a free practice lap of the famous ...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 02:27 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

3/08/2015 : Well the days are counting down , the whole thing is shall I say becoming a little bit more real . I am more concerned by the last few things slotting into place rather than the actual tho...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 02:25 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

18/07/2015 : I know its not long since my last update but I have just returned from my last visit to the island before the big one [Image: http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/images/s...xclaim.gif] I feel...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 02:20 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

14/07/2015 :Well . Thanks to Malcolms change of heart I am still able to bring you my Manx ramblings on here. Thanks again Malcolm [Image: http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/images/s...iggrin.gif]  Well ...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 02:14 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Around this timing the adminstrator of the forum was considering pulling the plug on the whole thing because some members would not tow the line and play fair. From Alfie Noakes : Hey KF looks like we...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 02:03 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

17/06/2015 : Just time in a busy preperation period for another update . I have carried out some bike mods from information that I picked up during the Mike Hailwood foundation TT course training week...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:57 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

15/05/2015: Checking the E mails is the first thing I do each evening when I get in from work. Then there it is the E mail that going to say if the effort over the last few years has been given the th...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:54 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

8/05/2015 : Its the 8th of May ! Theres been a general election but much more important in my world its the closing date for entrys for the Manx Grand Prix. How do I feel ? Well I am going to try to d...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:47 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

24/03/2015 : Time for a bit more input really on how everything is progressing . Firstly the newcomers introduction weekend the point of this weekend is to give newcomers circuit knowledge by going ro...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:42 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

15/01/2015 : The playstation game is good fun but very frustrating ,I have never ridden a bike that responds like that, we thats the non gamer me and another who is better at such things are strugglin...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:37 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

6/01/2015 : With the assistance of the different DVD's I have been watching I am now putting names to some of the corners . I did not think this was relevant to me as a rider as I was more interested ...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:30 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

My Post  28/12/2014 : Things are moving forward , I booked my ticket to get to the Island for the course learning weekend sponsored by the Mike Hailwood foundation , thats got to be a good thing and m...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 01:02 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Superbike: responded to splashdown: Hey splashdown it's no probs I'm just saying what many are thinking. I'd love to race the Isle of Man funding is my weakness, I race in the pre injection/modern cla...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 12:57 PM
    Thread: A Newcomers Diary .
Post: RE: A Newcomers Diary .

Splashdown: Kursaal Flyer, you sound just like me 40 years ago. Getting ready to ride the TT course is really exciting isn't it? My first race there was the 1975 Production TT, though actually, what I...
Kursaal Flyer Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 60 155,487 16-09-2015, 12:52 PM