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    Thread: Not good!
Post: RE: Not good!

I spend some of my professional time fighting the 'no win no fee' brigade in relation to industrial injury, they are a time consuming nightmare, but every now and then I manage to succeed in fighting ...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 6,663 26-05-2020, 01:01 PM
    Thread: Not good!
Post: RE: Not good!

This is what has caused so many problems for a lot of the roads events, you often hear reference to "prohibitive insurance costs" sadly it is increasingly the world we live in. Whether or not those i...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 6,663 26-05-2020, 12:48 PM
    Thread: Radio TT returns this year??
Post: RE: Radio TT returns this year??

Some of you might remember around 6 or 7 years ago Manx Radio launched something called 'Radio TT 365' which broadcast old commentaries on AM and online during the evenings, it was absolutely brillian...
warrior General Discussion 10 8,230 30-04-2020, 09:54 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

(30-03-2020, 10:26 PM)AntG Wrote: Being there in 2015 for Ivan Lintins debut win, I remember Ivan from his first year of racing on the short circuits on a Honda Hornet of all things and had seen his...
warrior General Discussion 47 27,036 30-03-2020, 11:14 PM
    Thread: speed limit
Post: RE: speed limit

The coast road speed limit was put in place to deal with a specific problem, people racing over the mountain, then tearing back to Ramsey on the coast road as fast as they could for another go over th...
warrior General Discussion 3 3,604 28-01-2020, 11:54 PM
    Thread: Festival of Motorcycling Title Has Been Dropped
Post: RE: Festival of Motorcycling Title Has Been Droppe...

Reading between the lines here, I wonder has Gary Thompson now been directly employed by the governments motorsport development gang? given that "event safety officer" was a position formally held by ...
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 4,128 08-12-2019, 12:47 AM
    Thread: TT Zero no more...
Post: RE: TT Zero no more...

Sadly I could see this coming, it is a shame because Mugen had achieved an amazing level of performance, but other than the valiant and impressive efforts of the Nottingham University team there was n...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 12,328 21-10-2019, 11:27 PM
    Thread: TT grandstand to be replaced ?
Post: RE: TT grandstand to be replaced ?

It's crazy Nick, we supposedly don't have any money at the moment either, I'll bet it's because they currently have to keep building and dropping that VIP thing next door every year, so they want a pe...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 2,679 11-09-2019, 10:58 PM
    Thread: MMCC and enterprise dept to discuss Manx Grand Prix
Post: RE: MMCC and enterprise dept to discuss Manx Grand...

The original MGP always drew in a good few people, with the added attraction of the Manx 2 day trial which if I recall correctly was over the middle weekend but seems to have either moved or disappear...
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 7 7,412 08-09-2019, 08:32 PM
    Thread: Undertaking
Post: RE: Undertaking

It's a grey area, it's known as filtering, according to the Highway Code it's legal in slow moving or stationary traffic, but it can be fraught with danger for both riders and pedestrians. What reall...
warrior General Discussion 5 4,388 16-06-2019, 09:04 PM
    Thread: TT Live App.
Post: RE: TT Live App.

It seemed a little easier to follow on Tues night, it also looked like the screen options had been changed slightly. I'm wondering if they had received some feedback after the first session and made ...
warrior General Discussion 54 44,533 29-05-2019, 10:34 PM
    Thread: TT Live App.
Post: RE: TT Live App.

Well I played with it today for the whole session and have to say I have some concerns, I'm signalling for all the solo races, it's crucial to see clear + & - gaps between riders and unless the la...
warrior General Discussion 54 44,533 26-05-2019, 10:49 PM
    Thread: Changes to Southern 100 Race Programme 2019
Post: RE: Changes to Southern 100 Race Programme 2019

Interesting comment about the age and condition of the machines Being presented for pre race examination. Using that logic we wouldn't have any classic racing? surely machines are either prepared cor...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 4,663 28-09-2018, 08:00 AM
    Thread: Best/ cheapest Taxis
Post: RE: Best/ cheapest Taxis

Mile for mile we do have quite expensive taxi's here unfortunately, just had a quick look at the camp site location and it appears to be Kirk Michael so £25 sounds about right. You could try ringing/...
warrior General Discussion 6 8,119 08-09-2018, 07:17 PM
    Thread: Statement regarding TT and Festival of Motorcycling Radio Broadcasting Contract
Post: RE: Statement regarding TT and Festival of Motorcy...

Vision Nine Radio anyone 😆
warrior General Discussion 12 11,210 04-09-2018, 01:19 PM
    Thread: Classic TT Age Limit
Post: RE: Classic TT Age Limit

I think it applies to the TT too, but I do wonder what would happen if someone like Rossi expressed an interest, it's no doubt flexible depending on who you are, a bit like the mountain course licence...
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 4,916 23-07-2018, 06:49 PM
    Thread: Figures.
Post: RE: Figures.

Unfortunately we can't control the weather, and a lot of campers got VERY wet last year, making it a thoroughly miserable holiday for them, it could be that they went home and decided to do something ...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 12 20,884 29-06-2018, 03:30 PM
    Thread: Will Supersport survive? It sounds like companies are giving up on 600cc bikes
Post: RE: Will Supersport survive? It sounds like compa...

When you consider the F2 sidecars only really arrived on the scene using TZ350 motors around the time we had all stopped running TZ350 solos, Yamaha had stopped selling complete bikes after 1981 but p...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 22,952 21-06-2018, 11:13 PM
    Thread: car crash
Post: RE: car crash

I've already passed the suggestion to the organisers about returning under road rules, riding on the left and in obeyance with speed limits, most if not all bikes have a Pitlane limiter which can be u...
warrior General Discussion 16 14,099 19-06-2018, 08:31 PM
    Thread: Be careful
Post: RE: Be careful

Sadly there are a few stories like yours around, but thankfully not too many. Whoever is conducting the registration checks is obviously not being thorough enough, as they should have also used their...
warrior Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 5 6,303 16-06-2018, 02:11 PM
    Thread: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing
Post: RE: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing

(14-06-2018, 09:02 PM)AntG Wrote: What are these "safety issues" In a nutshell 2 bikes went through the fence in separate incidents at last years Gold Cup meeting, both times injuring spectators, so...
warrior Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 10,829 14-06-2018, 09:28 PM
    Thread: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing
Post: RE: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing

I really do hope they find someone to get this iconic venue back on its feet again. It's an amazing circuit, the only public roads venue in England, with history going back to 1946, and all the great...
warrior Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 10,829 14-06-2018, 11:07 AM
    Thread: Will Supersport survive? It sounds like companies are giving up on 600cc bikes
Post: RE: Will Supersport survive? It sounds like compa...

It may survive another couple of years at a push, if/after they stop making them. Maybe moto3 machines will appear as a re-introduction of the Ultra Lightweight class, although as everything seems to...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 22,952 07-06-2018, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop announces split from Hawk Racing team
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop announces split from Hawk Racin...

The only available seat I can think of is with Shaun Muir's new Gulf BMW team.
warrior General Discussion 14 13,386 17-03-2018, 04:08 PM
    Thread: Parish Walk
Post: RE: Parish Walk

I haven't done it myself but several of my running mates have, and I've seen the state of their feet afterwards!! They are holding some advice nights during the run up to the event, but that's not mu...
warrior General Discussion 8 7,902 17-03-2018, 01:55 PM
    Thread: How safe are bikes on the island
Post: RE: How safe are bikes on the island

I think the references to the Creek are that it ISNT a place to avoid, someone earlier mentioned it purely as an example of a busy pub where someone could stumble and accidently knock a bike over when...
warrior General Discussion 13 12,726 28-02-2018, 09:43 PM
    Thread: All change for TT TV deal
Post: RE: All change for TT TV deal

I think the presenters need to not only have the presenting skills but also to have been there, done it and got the t shirt themselves, which all 3 of the above have done to various degrees, not sayin...
warrior General Discussion 12 11,480 27-02-2018, 12:29 AM
    Thread: Best Road Meeting for Newbeginners
Post: RE: Best Road Meeting for Newbeginners

You will need a National licence to compete on the roads, which means you will already have a reasonable amount of experience by the time you attain this. After that it's really down to when you feel...
warrior General Discussion 3 4,727 31-01-2018, 08:00 PM
    Thread: Real Ale / Cask Ale on the island.
Post: RE: Real Ale / Cask Ale on the island.

And a nice little trip on a spare day is to take the lunchtime steam train from Douglas to Castletown, and pop in to The Sidings which as its name suggests is next to the station, they always have hal...
warrior General Discussion 7 8,661 22-05-2017, 11:08 PM
    Thread: Tour of the course and or bike rental
Post: RE: Tour of the course and or bike rental

Google IOM trike tours, they do a guided lap with running commentary through the helmet ear pieces, very good by all accounts
warrior General Discussion 3 4,737 19-05-2017, 11:31 PM
    Thread: Is it worth taking push bikes
Post: RE: Is it worth taking push bikes

Yes it's worth it if you have the space, plenty of glens and trails to explore on non race days if that is your thing, but also the fastest way to get through Douglas if you need to nip to the shop, a...
warrior General Discussion 11 11,666 01-05-2017, 09:10 PM
    Thread: MMCC only has a contract to run MGP and Classic TT for 2017
Post: RE: MMCC only has a contract to run MGP and Classi...

Without wishing to take sides Larry, I think this may be a result of the temporary extension of every existing partner or stakeholder as they call them, By an additional one year contract, until the V...
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 3 6,731 14-02-2017, 10:32 PM
    Thread: Is it Prince Charles?
Post: RE: Is it Prince Charles?

I don't think Prince Charles was ever a smoker Silja, look closely at the right hand of the person in the photo, he looks like he's got a cigarette on the go.
warrior General Discussion 6 8,258 25-01-2017, 09:22 AM
    Thread: IOMTT Newbie
Post: RE: IOMTT Newbie

About an hour and 10 minutes Nick?? You must have stopped for a pint in each pub, it's 2.5 miles from the Sefton to Martins house via Onchan!!
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 12 15,243 22-12-2016, 09:18 PM
    Thread: BRITISH MOTORSPORT COULD END DUE TO EU RULING
Post: RE: BRITISH MOTORSPORT COULD END DUE TO EU RULING

Bonkers!! Hopefully they'll get article 50 triggered in time to prevent this. Just imagine, you could bet your life that racing events would still happen, they would simply be driven underground, dan...
warrior General Discussion 10 12,733 22-12-2016, 05:33 PM
    Thread: IOMTT Newbie
Post: RE: IOMTT Newbie

Welcome to the forum Bri. The bottom of Bray Hill is walking distance from anywhere in Douglas, and certainly provides what you describe as "a bit of a bend and real speed" you may have seen it on th...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 12 15,243 22-12-2016, 08:38 AM
    Thread: Stanley Woods @ Governors Bridge 1936
Post: RE: Stanley Woods @ Governors Bridge 1936

This is how it looks today, the wall in the background in the old photo would have stood where the grey road surface starts, and was taken down to accommodate the new road in the background, the circu...
warrior ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 8 18,634 29-10-2016, 02:57 PM
    Thread: Stanley Woods @ Governors Bridge 1936
Post: RE: Stanley Woods @ Governors Bridge 1936

As above, the wall in the background with the 'News Chronical' advert has now gone due to road alterations, the corner itself also looks very slightly different as the brick corner post with the Dunlo...
warrior ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 8 18,634 29-10-2016, 09:17 AM
    Thread: Senior Classic TT Result
Post: RE: Senior Classic TT Result

I would be interested to see the reply in due course Allan. Alfie, I used to think the same about flying laps, and the perceived benefits of doing 1 + 3, or 3 + 1 laps, as apposed to 2 + 2 laps, but ...
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 29 41,097 10-09-2016, 03:28 PM
    Thread: Classic TT: when is a classic not a classic ?
Post: RE: Classic TT: when is a classic not a classic ?

I think back at the beginning when the class was dreamt up, the organisers simply assumed the grid would be full of RC30's, 0W01's, RG500's, TZ750's etc. I don't think they understood the relative ra...
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 19 31,250 09-09-2016, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Manx pubs, good and bad?
Post: RE: Manx pubs, good and bad?

It really depends which part of the U.K, or even part of the world, you are from. For example, as a Uk Northerner who moved here, I find it is generally a little bit more expensive to eat and drink, ...
warrior General Discussion 19 26,885 06-09-2016, 11:45 PM
    Thread: MGP TV
Post: RE: MGP TV

I've seen Steve Parrish and Steve Plater wondering around with camera crews, so something is being put together, but when and where we will see it I don't know.
warrior Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 9,552 28-08-2016, 12:02 AM
    Thread: UGP - KEEP ‘ER LIT – 5TH JULY 2016
Post: RE: UGP - KEEP ‘ER LIT – 5TH JULY 2016

Hmmm, I' not sure that the pressure of a 'superpole' lap on a road circuit is a good idea.
warrior Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,398 08-07-2016, 04:34 PM
    Thread: Sulby Speed Trap
Post: RE: Sulby Speed Trap

I'm not sure they are available anywhere Andy. They clear down the live timing system at the end of each race or practice session, so the only way to save them would be to take screen shots at the ac...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 10,604 07-07-2016, 12:50 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...

(22-06-2016, 04:08 PM)c iom tt Wrote: Did no one else think it was a bit odd that Vision Nine presence was almost none existent at the TT this year? You would have thought that a promoter would have...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 24 54,371 22-06-2016, 04:48 PM
    Thread: 2016 TV Coverage
Post: RE: 2016 TV Coverage

Heard a rumour today, and it is just a rumour, that live TV is being considered, BUT would mean all racing taking place at weekends. as that is the only time live coverage would be feasible to generat...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 31,236 19-06-2016, 11:32 PM
    Thread: 2016 TV Coverage
Post: RE: 2016 TV Coverage

I think they are making a reasonable job.of things overall, they could certainly think about some new camera locations, and a better spread amongst the privateers. One thing I do like is the way they...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 31,236 18-06-2016, 02:59 PM
    Thread: Senior race - Pit stop times
Post: RE: Senior race - Pit stop times

I'm not sure that they record them anywhere permanent other than on Tim Glovers clip board, and I don't think they record every rider, just the top boys. You could try emailing Manx Radio and asking ...
warrior General Discussion 1 3,338 12-06-2016, 02:51 PM
    Thread: Moorisms
Post: RE: Moorisms

Roy helped to avert a potential disaster today at the Post TT meeting, I was watching at Cross Fourways standing opposite him, when from his vantage point he looked back and noticed a car approaching ...
warrior TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 31,388 12-06-2016, 12:08 AM
    Thread: Engine stripping
Post: RE: Engine stripping

It's primarily to measure the bore & stroke, so head off, but if they wish to look at something else which they feel could be relevant they can obviously ask for other parts to be stripped too. Y...
warrior General Discussion 4 5,947 11-06-2016, 09:56 PM