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    Thread: Today I would be......
Post: RE: Today I would be......

Today i would have ridden my bike 300 miles to Heysham,got off the ferry and tried to find camping gas.Along to Peel to put the tent up,and depending on the time,i would head for circuit,if no action,...
laverda77 General Discussion 7 4,288 03-06-2021, 08:19 PM
    Thread: Death of TT commentary time-keeper Tim O'Hanlon announced
Post: RE: Death of TT commentary time-keeper Tim O'Hanlo...

Well known and familiar voice during races,that will be sadly missed.Thoughts to his family at this sad time.
laverda77 General Discussion 8 3,803 05-05-2021, 10:27 PM
    Thread: Happy New Year 20/21
Post: RE: Happy New Year 20/21

Happy 2021 folks,cant be any worse than whats gone bye ? Ive booked Southern 100,and hopefully get vax soon.Stay safe! Greetings from Scotland
laverda77 General Discussion 9 4,385 31-12-2020, 09:39 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Thanks for the info re Okells,im on Scotlands east coast,so too far,but due to visit Chester soon, and will check that pub out...Hailstones,yes it happens,i was at Quarterbridge circa 2007/ 2010 and i...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 05-06-2020, 10:11 PM
    Thread: Not happy...
Post: RE: Not happy...

Should have been over last week with the wife,for the week before practice week,in a hotel,and the weather we missed was great ,looking at the webcams.Then i was going over TT week with tent and no ve...
laverda77 General Discussion 15 9,286 02-06-2020, 09:15 AM
    Thread: 2021 booking
Post: RE: 2021 booking

Me too,miss the Senior race,but hopefully see both sidecar races,got what i wanted on the website today.
laverda77 General Discussion 1 2,486 25-05-2020, 11:03 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Great stories ive enjoyed them all. Friday 22nd May 2020 and sailings cancelled to the island cancelled due to bad weather,but as you all know ,you can get sleet,hailstones,or sunstroke at the TT.We ...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 22-05-2020, 05:26 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

(27-04-2020, 12:15 PM)easyasmith@yahoo.co.uk Wrote: Many happy memories over many years but first impressions stick uppermost in the mind. Arriving from Liverpool on a fine overnight sailing in 1974...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 04-05-2020, 10:07 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Great story Silja,just to let you know, ive had your guide printed off and in an A4 folder for a few years,and even with restricted room when camping on the bike ,it goes in the bottom of the top box ...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 02-04-2020, 08:19 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

(31-03-2020, 08:14 AM)SILJA Wrote: I was a bus driver in Orebro, Sweden 1970. For five years I had worked nine hours a day in the light blue Scania Vabis busses. The steering was heavy as the engine...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 02-04-2020, 07:56 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Thats perfect.ive been at Cronk ny Mona ( great for the ladies,with Cat wi No Tail pub,for toilets etc ) for the last couple of years,and Signpost corner ,mega for watching sidecars imop,sometimes two...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 30-03-2020, 07:29 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: Best TT Memories.

Hi everyone,just thought i would start a new topic, during these strange times,to hopefully, hear some stories of visits to the I.O. M TT over the years,however trivial,ive many ,having been 45 times...
laverda77 General Discussion 47 25,925 30-03-2020, 06:03 PM
    Thread: Classic/Manx gp
Post: RE: Classic/Manx gp

The wife and i are heading over on Monday for the manx,we know there is a rock n roll night in the legion on Wednesday,and Laverda meet at Port Erin golf club Tues,any other events we should know abou...
laverda77 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 7 7,845 22-08-2019, 08:02 PM
    Thread: Daley Mathisons Go fund me still open !
Post: Daley Mathisons Go fund me still open !

Hi Folks, just a little reminder that the Go Fund Me, is still open for contributions,i was a bit apprehensive at the start getting the old debit card out,but is safe, and say someone gives the fund ...
laverda77 Events, Fundraising, Sponsorship 0 1,868 15-07-2019, 05:56 PM
    Thread: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Post: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the ...

Looks like everybody is using "Facelift" now,however ive bike packed with camping gear ready for Mondays afternoon crossing for practice week,first thing i have to do is find "campingaz" refills then ...
laverda77 General Discussion 17 11,867 21-05-2019, 10:39 PM
    Thread: Trailer and Van Festival
Post: RE: Trailer and Van Festival

Obviously  any ex TT winners are excluded from my rant ,regarding vans and trailers.personally i cant afford  either,but guys ,take a reality  check.the Elephant rally was about riding a bike to Germa...
laverda77 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 11 13,505 22-08-2018, 11:02 PM
    Thread: Trailer and Van Festival
Post: Trailer and Van Festival

Just back from first weekend of mgp practice,and it was a last minute decision  to go,as its usually the TT or Southern 100,unable to get a bike on any sailing ( A months notice isnt a lot time i know...
laverda77 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 11 13,505 21-08-2018, 02:37 PM
    Thread: First timers traveling from the US
Post: RE: First timers traveling from the US

Hi again ,just to add, the walk from Braddan camping site to Cronk ny Mona, is mostly uphill and I would allow 30,45 minutes,on foot, and take water.
laverda77 General Discussion 13 11,949 04-06-2018, 09:21 AM
    Thread: First timers traveling from the US
Post: RE: First timers traveling from the US

Hi Mike,I would recommend a "go explore ticket" it gets you unlimited bus travel and includes steam train and electric trains, which can give you more options when in Ramsey,or Port Erin or Laxey,you ...
laverda77 General Discussion 13 11,949 04-06-2018, 09:17 AM
    Thread: Race program and guide 2018
Post: RE: Race program and guide 2018

Just back from practice week,and I noticed hardly anyone using the race guide like before,personally I don't bother with the programme anymore,and noticed the last couple of years our local WH Smiths ...
laverda77 General Discussion 3 4,277 04-06-2018, 08:55 AM
    Thread: trap speeds 1982 1983
Post: RE: trap speeds 1982 1983

A bit off topic,but I remember Dave Hiscock,(white leathers If I remember?)coming into the Raven Pub at Ballaugh Bridge,for a pint during a race in 1981,he must have retired nearby? I watched most of ...
laverda77 General Discussion 5 6,303 19-04-2018, 10:25 PM
    Thread: Southern 100 Staying in Douglas
Post: RE: Southern 100 Staying in Douglas

Hi,we usually catch the bus beside the petrol station in Castletown,but it can be caught beside the co-op, in the town square, if you fancy something to eat and drink. Even after the final day of raci...
laverda77 General Discussion 7 8,098 19-04-2018, 06:23 PM
    Thread: OVERHAUL FOR STEAM PACKET VESSEL BEN-MY-CHREE
Post: RE: OVERHAUL FOR STEAM PACKET VESSEL BEN-MY-CHREE

I hope they put Okells bitter back on tap in the bar,as it was always a treat, to get a taste of the island,after a year away.
laverda77 General Discussion 2 3,521 19-04-2018, 06:12 PM
    Thread: How safe are bikes on the island
Post: RE: How safe are bikes on the island

Any TT visit I've had has been enriched by visiting the Creek Inn,unless it's turned into some low life joint over the winter?...After a Okells frenzy, I once leaned against the fire escape door in th...
laverda77 General Discussion 13 12,318 28-02-2018, 09:36 PM
    Thread: How safe are bikes on the island
Post: RE: How safe are bikes on the island

Safer than anywhere on mainland UK ,in my opinion,never any probs, in 39 years of visits, As for the Creek Inn Peel,being a place to avoid.all I can say is I look back in fondest terms, the TTs I've h...
laverda77 General Discussion 13 12,318 28-02-2018, 08:51 PM
    Thread: Planning permission sought for new pub during TT
Post: RE: Planning permission sought for new pub during ...

Perhaps the temporary ground rents are expensive for this sort of thing,but the beer tent behind the grandstand is like buying booze in Norway.
laverda77 General Discussion 7 7,515 28-02-2018, 08:23 PM
    Thread: I'm an American so I don't know the right word for this weather.
Post: RE: I'm an American so I don't know the right word...

Cheer up folks! For me that's what okells and the great Manx pubs are for.I feel smug  because I got two wet days and two sunny days practice week under canvas at Douglas rugby club, but nothing compa...
laverda77 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 25,458 08-06-2017, 03:03 PM
    Thread: I.O.M TT APP is useless this year!
Post: I.O.M TT APP is useless this year!

I.O.M TT APP,Just a warning to anyone buying videos or trying to use this, don't waste money or your data downloading this,as it seems its no long supported and therefore doesn't work,its a shame to h...
laverda77 General Discussion 0 2,625 04-06-2017, 04:08 PM
    Thread: HEYSHAM SEARCHES / ID
Post: RE: HEYSHAM SEARCHES / ID

I came back last night on the delayed 17.45 to Heysham ,it left at nine,and took a large rucksack as hand luggage,and got searched,the guy even looked at the contents of my wallet,which was seriously ...
laverda77 General Discussion 14 19,470 02-06-2017, 01:26 PM
    Thread: Who's for winning , for a bit of fun ???
Post: RE: Who's for winning , for a bit of fun ???

Dean harrisson for a podium at least imop!
laverda77 General Discussion 1 4,112 28-05-2017, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Bus App !
Post: Bus App !

Just a post to make anyone using buses during TT,aware of the new app "Bus-Man" ive just got it on my phone,and it looks great,with journey planner,maps,timetables,bus stop names etc.the new Mercedes ...
laverda77 General Discussion 2 5,089 23-05-2017, 04:52 PM
    Thread: Is it worth taking push bikes
Post: RE: Is it worth taking push bikes

HI, Me and my brother in law took a couple off push bikes 2 yr running circa 1989/ 90,camping at Peel,stumbled on or got lost, is nearer the truth,and ended up finding interesting spots ,I guess we wo...
laverda77 General Discussion 11 11,300 08-05-2017, 09:36 PM
    Thread: early morning cafe
Post: RE: early morning cafe

Al capones in the strand serves great food,and is a place we always go.not sure how early it opens?
laverda77 General Discussion 18 24,674 30-04-2017, 10:34 PM
    Thread: TT tender process 'flawed' Vision 9 rival says
Post: RE: TT tender process 'flawed' Vision 9 rival says

60,000 more visitors.....how were we supposed to get there?
laverda77 General Discussion 1 2,842 30-04-2017, 10:05 PM
    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...

The politicians,want to get a hold of Andrew Banks,( I think his name is) who owns Pentland Ferrys. He managed to establish a new ferry company, making Orkney super connected .This rival to the establ...
laverda77 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 24 53,501 07-06-2016, 12:19 AM
    Thread: Promoter says entertainment is key to growing TT
Post: RE: Promoter says entertainment is key to growing ...

Vision 9, plan to extend the entertainment at the tt,and bring over bigger crowds,count me in, but how am I getting there, and where will I stay?..I usually do the tt and put circa 2k into the Manx co...
laverda77 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 40,346 03-06-2016, 12:01 AM
    Thread: Manx pubs, good and bad?
Post: Manx pubs, good and bad?

One of the best things about going to the TT for me is visiting various pubs on the island,but like everywhere, there are changes, any thoughts or suggestions folks?
laverda77 General Discussion 19 26,215 28-05-2016, 01:47 PM
    Thread: When did your TT love affair start
Post: RE: When did your TT love affair start

1978,Hailwoods return, ferry from Ardrossan ,camping at greenfield rd,next to cemetery over from grandstand,German fans drinking 100s of huge party cans on site,2 strokes,being woken up at 5am by prac...
laverda77 General Discussion 15 22,025 28-05-2016, 12:04 PM
    Thread: Steam Packet’s £170m investment pledge
Post: RE: Steam Packet’s £170m investment pledge

What the island needs is what happened on Orkney a few years ago, when an independent company started a new rival ferry service,(after much political meddling and goings on) the guy persevered and now...
laverda77 General Discussion 2 3,382 24-05-2016, 09:09 PM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

shame a minority of morons has made this difficult for Malcolm to run this great service.its my first place to go online before,and during the tt and for weeks after too,the other tt website was alway...
laverda77 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 90 112,689 18-06-2015, 09:22 PM
    Thread: TT spectator arrested after disturbance
Post: RE: TT spectator arrested after disturbance

Hope the police can get to these morons quick, the muppet with the distinctive trousers can be easily identified and the creg only has one road out at road closing time,I think, can some one send this...
laverda77 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 38 76,480 08-06-2015, 12:46 PM
    Thread: What happens to the old bikes after the racing season?
Post: RE: What happens to the old bikes after the racing...

(06-06-2015, 09:26 PM)desmophile Wrote: In my experience the hard up privateer runs his (or her) bike for a few years until it's completely obsolete and then sells it for a song, only to see it wort...
laverda77 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 21 28,127 08-06-2015, 12:15 PM
    Thread: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?
Post: RE: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?

Spot on guys I met Harry at a matchless club meet at rushen abbey I think, and yes it was Alister Laurie I wonder where he is ? and has anyone got the tridents now ?I'm sure I saw 3 or 4 of these bik...
laverda77 General Discussion 19 48,593 01-06-2015, 10:51 PM
    Thread: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?
Post: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?

Can anyone remember real characters amongst tt fans of the past? Like the old Swedish guy who used to ride a Honda 70 all the way over from Sweden,or the Guy from Dumfrieshire withe the super light tr...
laverda77 General Discussion 19 48,593 01-06-2015, 10:02 PM
    Thread: NO Subaru laps
Post: RE: NO Subaru laps

For me , when in the company of car nuts, ( my family members) they get excited looking at subarus, I just think they look like a rubbish 80s jap car, I'm sure there fast ,but you know your a biker w...
laverda77 General Discussion 11 13,985 01-06-2015, 03:20 PM
    Thread: TT Weather Watch Updates
Post: RE: TT Weather Watch "not good"

Hail,sleet,hailstones,sunstroke all possible at the tt, rain solid for a fortnight in 1981,check the old dvds,however I only remember the sunny times,so bring it on.As for forecasts, remember when the...
laverda77 General Discussion 29 37,777 27-05-2015, 11:05 PM