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    Thread: Parade laps - what's your opinion?
Post: RE: Parade laps - what's your opinion?

If there is an owner of a TT bike that would like to see it paraded, I am sure there would be many like me who would love the chance to do it for them! It does seem a little strange that vastly experi...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 14,496 23-06-2010, 05:42 PM
    Thread: 1967 Replica Trophy on e-bay
Post: RE: 1967 Replica Trophy on e-bay

With respect, the opinions expressed here are a bit high and mighty? We have no idea about the financial circumstances of the seller, and maybe his father is able to help him out, although no longer w...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 18,482 31-05-2010, 10:59 AM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

Perusing the Billown report, it seems a good job that there wasn't any rain on the road, or the results (and the starting line-up for that matter!) would have been very different! Edit: on second tho...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 35 36,768 16-06-2009, 10:15 AM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

Tomcat - I am enjoying reading your comments - unlike some, they look well thought out and not just a knee-jerk reaction!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 35 36,768 15-06-2009, 09:47 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I am interested to note that no-one seems bothered about the "result" of this gimmick, proving that as a race it was as important as the fastest lap of Onchan Stadium by a Purple Helmet!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 13-06-2009, 11:48 AM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

In my day they did used to say that they sent us (125cc racers) out to see how many were killed as a way of deciding whether to start the Senior... IMHO it takes more skill and judgement to race in th...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 35 36,768 11-06-2009, 10:45 AM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

I refer readers to some comments I made here two or three years ago, that as it is a road race, road-legal tyres should be used, with changes only allowed in the event of a puncture. This would not on...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 35 36,768 10-06-2009, 08:41 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I would have thought it impossible to have a short-circuit on the Mountain Course!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 06-06-2009, 03:44 PM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

I am disappointed at some of the whinging and griping comments here: if anyone thinks that Ago or Mike stayed in a caravan in the paddock they must be puddled! On the way up, it is always hard, but th...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 48 54,099 06-05-2009, 03:16 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

DCLUCIE Wrote:If he does it completely compromises the course licence and why it is there.Can anyone tell me exactly why it (the licence) is there - a real properly thought-out justification, with sta...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 17-04-2009, 06:17 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I obviously knew nothing about Mick's accident - hope he appreciates the "humour" being displayed by some posters... This disability apart (which would be covered by the medical that I mentioned previ...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 16-04-2009, 06:14 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

Has anyone actually analysed if any of the unfortunate injured or killed riders of recent years were not current active racers? The whole licence thing seems to me to have been a knee-jerk reaction to...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 15-04-2009, 06:01 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I see that the TT licence is gradually being accepted by some (DCLucie?) as having some value. Does an international racing licence not exist any more, or even a National licence? As for this stupid e...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 15-04-2009, 05:37 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

Thanks sticky - I now understand that these bikes are mobile microwave cookers, to bake the buns for the fight. Another ex-racer asked me today if I ever fancied going back to watch. Until there is pr...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 30-03-2009, 07:22 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

I know there is little risk of crashes - unless the riders fall asleep at the soporific pace - but with diesel being the most slippery thing you can add to tarmac, surely these tractors should be allo...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 194,013 23-03-2009, 05:21 PM
    Thread: Photos sought - Ivan Mormecha
Post: Photos sought - Ivan Mormecha

As some may know, I moved to Spain a few years back. I am having some building work done, and discover that the guy doing it is one of those blokes who had part of their brain missing - you know, a si...
PeterCourtney Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 4,083 13-03-2009, 09:07 AM
    Thread: Honda UK sale!
Post: RE: Honda UK sale!

Looks like the Tuxworth pension fund will be topped up shortly!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 4,403 24-08-2008, 12:19 PM
    Thread: Suspected terrorist
Post: RE: Suspected terrorist

Looks like a fine pair of Wobblies to me!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 9,411 20-08-2008, 12:18 PM
    Thread: Frank Sheene
Post: RE: Frank Sheene

Unrelated, but does anyone know where the beautiful Stephanie was born & brought up?
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 11 18,372 11-08-2008, 11:40 AM
    Thread: Isle of Champs
Post: RE: Isle of Champs

John Foster Wrote:Phil Drowley, the Castletown Police Sergeant, has recently conquered Everest.These double-glazing firms are pushing it, trying to rip-off a copper!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 8,459 22-07-2008, 06:05 PM
    Thread: Classic Racing - time for change?
Post: RE: Classic Racing - time for change?

I can see where you are coming from, but IMHO: it would be almost impossible to police (who/how could tell what parts are 'original', plus the European Parliament could take years to decide on the de...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,532 06-07-2008, 01:41 PM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

The more I read about this, and about him, the stronger the smell of b*llsh1t.
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 72,251 01-07-2008, 03:49 PM
    Thread: Caption competition
Post: RE: Caption competition

These red squirrels are way cleverer than I thought - not only can they drive, but they can read road signs!!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 40 40,839 28-06-2008, 10:03 PM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

On the other hand, make it a minimum field of 60, a mass start, and I will be booking my seat at the bottom of Bray or at Quarter Bridge!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 72,251 28-06-2008, 05:43 PM
    Thread: Well done Scott Redding!
Post: RE: Well done Scott Redding!

It is such a condemnation of the state of British short-circuit racing that Scott Redding and Bradley Smith both had to compete in the very well run Spanish championship to progress their careers - th...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 16,468 26-06-2008, 10:41 PM
    Thread: Well done Scott Redding!
Post: RE: Well done Scott Redding!

As Pat Hennen was born in Phoenix, Arizona, which last time I looked was in the USA rather than Britain, these posts should be deleted as off-topic!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 16,468 26-06-2008, 10:36 PM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

Those of us who still think the right foot is for changing gear were only worried about one kind of emission - nocturnal ones!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 72,251 25-06-2008, 06:12 PM
    Thread: Keith Stewart latest news...
Post: RE: Keith Stewart latest news...

cargo Wrote:Click on the word "here" in the orginal postFar, far too clever for an old f@rt like me........anyway I am too busy trimming the wicks in my lamps, and fitting mantels to the main room lig...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 7,630 24-06-2008, 10:18 AM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

Never pictured you camping about, MV.......... You could have 50 identical Royal Enfield diesel bikes, running on different fuels - chip-oil from a Chinese takeaway would be ok, but you would want to ...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 72,251 24-06-2008, 09:38 AM
    Thread: Keith Stewart latest news...
Post: RE: Keith Stewart latest news...

Am I missing something here, or is it just on my screen that there isn't the "Keith Stewart latest news... ", leaving me to invent some, or make a sarky comment? Me being me, I opted for the latter!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 7,630 24-06-2008, 09:28 AM
    Thread: Keith Stewart latest news...
Post: RE: Keith Stewart latest news...

Might appeal to you, Shaun, as it was a bloke from down under who I first saw with a big "W" painted on each @rse cheek, so when he bent over and mooned someone it said "WoW" !
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 7,630 23-06-2008, 10:49 PM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

I can think of very few other things that would encourage the most dangerous and risk-taking riding than to have everything depending on one lap - particularly as as been said, with little practice. I...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 72,251 23-06-2008, 05:50 PM
    Thread: Keith Stewart latest news...
Post: RE: Keith Stewart latest news...

WoW!!!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 7,630 22-06-2008, 08:48 PM
    Thread: Jim Parker admits.......
Post: RE: Jim Parker admits.......

larryd Wrote:Plus, of course, Sammy never did race the Mountain course!!A problem that did not exist when the Laps of Honour started - only members of the TTRA were allowed, and they have ALL raced th...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 6,387 20-06-2008, 10:48 PM
    Thread: Caption competition
Post: RE: Caption competition

See - if you get just here and look at the reflection in the rev counter, you can see the majorettes getting undressed in that tent!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 40 40,839 20-06-2008, 10:43 PM
    Thread: 1 YEAR OLD
Post: RE: 1 YEAR OLD

They didn't do him any great honour with that one then! A fairly unmemorable bend, and not worthy of him. Should have been at the bottom of Bray or somewhere - "Duke's Bottom", followed by "Ago's Leap...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 11 11,641 14-06-2008, 05:46 PM
    Thread: 1 YEAR OLD
Post: RE: 1 YEAR OLD

Where is named after the great Geoffrey? Apart from a rip-off marketing & radio company that is.......
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 11 11,641 14-06-2008, 02:41 PM
    Thread: 1 YEAR OLD
Post: RE: 1 YEAR OLD

ian huntly Wrote:SHAUN HARRIS written ....... Perhaps it will become a permanent fixture somewhere on the course.I hope not: as far as I can see all the places which are named after anyone, are all na...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 11 11,641 14-06-2008, 10:58 AM
    Thread: start numbers
Post: RE: start numbers

Think that was before TGOD - after that came IAWD!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 13 12,520 13-06-2008, 04:03 PM
    Thread: start numbers
Post: RE: start numbers

Back in TGOD all races at the TT were "in pairs, at ten-second intervals" - except for TT production races which were Le Mans start, scampering across the Glenclutchery Road, a great sight and sound!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 13 12,520 13-06-2008, 03:22 PM
    Thread: start numbers
Post: RE: start numbers

What was wrong with the old system, where the top 20 'seeds' went into a hat for start number? If this was done for every race, it would even out the advantages/disadvantages for each rider. Personal...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 13 12,520 12-06-2008, 02:50 PM
    Thread: Fiat van keys
Post: RE: Fiat van keys

When I saw this I thought it was about a mixed ethnicity Italian/Dutch bloke - a bit like that well-known Hertz VanRental!
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 12,751 11-06-2008, 12:27 PM
    Thread: Man of the Match ?
Post: RE: Man of the Match ?

In my very first ManxGP a young rider called Peter Ray was determined to win the newcomers' award, and was warned twice by the stewards about his leery riding. He took no notice, was not barred from c...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 15,432 11-06-2008, 12:20 PM
    Thread: For sale 2003 ZXR400 L9 [SOLD]
Post: RE: For sale 2003 ZXR400 L9

So if I want to advertise my set of nearly-new garden implements, and some girls' thongs, only sniffed once, I can do it here for free?! No you cannot, and any postings of that nature will be deleted...
PeterCourtney Bikes/Parts For Sale 1 9,105 11-06-2008, 12:13 PM
    Thread: MoanMoan
Post: RE: MoanMoan

I never said you could not have an opinion - it is just that now people know how to categorise it! Retraction noted.
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 7,970 04-06-2008, 05:26 PM
    Thread: MoanMoan
Post: RE: MoanMoan

Moan Moan said "insane rantings of people like you and Mr Courtney." I would just like to ask what credentials MM has? He/she hides under the permitted cloak of anonymity, but before I and maybe some...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 7,970 04-06-2008, 03:53 PM
    Thread: New Organiser Needed
Post: New Organiser Needed

Now chaps, I am hoping you can help. I had appointed ACU Events Ltd to organise a drinking party in a local brewery, but after seeing the start of the Superbike TT feel they may not be up to the job.....
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 5,104 02-06-2008, 10:30 AM
    Thread: tt on itv 4
Post: RE: tt on itv 4

Just a quick post to say that I had no idea at the time of posting DJ's mum had died. I had the pleasure and honour of sharing a garage with TJ one year, and wept with laughter when many years later h...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 6,876 31-05-2008, 09:30 AM
    Thread: tt on itv 4
Post: RE: tt on itv 4

I think the insults are a little on the juvenile side, let alone unecessary....but anyway: I do not know, or care if these are the same as...or versions of.... They are both programmes being shown on ...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 6,876 30-05-2008, 06:01 PM
    Thread: tt on itv 4
Post: RE: tt on itv 4

Today at 5pm (Uk time!) - a very good "History of the TT". Tonight at 9pm - TT2008 preview. Both ITV4, Note for Duke and many others - these programmes, involving camera crews, directors, commentators...
PeterCourtney TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 6,876 30-05-2008, 02:13 PM