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    Thread: oldies on here
Post: RE: oldies on here

(27-08-2012, 06:16 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: Im still here, mostly looking not posting. Oh no, not the scrutineer again.:censored:
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 14,253 13-09-2012, 03:25 PM
    Thread: Is this the end of the MGP
Post: RE: Is this the end of the MGP

It says in the article that the Manx MCC owns the Manx Grand Prix .BRAND. and there you have it!!! Sport is now out of the window, CASH IS KING.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,525 01-05-2012, 08:17 AM
    Thread: Hutchinson facing uphill struggle
Post: RE: Hutchinson facing uphill struggle

I have just sent in my application for my Mountain Course Licence with proof of my race finishes. How does Ian expect to complete his race finishes to qualify when he has another 5 to complete before ...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,791 05-02-2012, 07:25 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

(12-09-2011, 09:53 PM)George Wrote: Just to clarify things, this thread is not intended to slag off the COC, Technical crew, medics or Marshall's plus the many more people behind the scenes who in a...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,622 12-09-2011, 11:07 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

(12-09-2011, 05:00 PM)George Wrote: (12-09-2011, 12:48 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: If I am correct, Tripod has raced the TT course in the wet. Have you, George? Have you ever lost a leg and spent 2 years i...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,622 12-09-2011, 09:17 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

(11-09-2011, 02:20 PM)George Wrote: (11-09-2011, 10:29 AM)ade! Wrote: oh don't spoil it malcolm. it's ages since the knitting circle got heated and ruffled a few feathers. besides, if there hadn't...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,622 11-09-2011, 02:50 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

(09-09-2011, 03:26 PM)George Wrote: The MGP is run on Public roads and as such oil, petrol diesel etc get dumped on the road, in the dry its not always possible to spot it if its soaked in and dried...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,622 09-09-2011, 05:29 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

(09-09-2011, 09:48 AM)ade! Wrote: well it was nearly an argument, but fizzled out like a damp squib. of course bikes should race in the wet - not two foot of standing water wet, but raining type wet...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,622 09-09-2011, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Should bikes race in the wet ?
Post: RE: Should bikes race in the wet ?

YES YES YES
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 68 100,622 06-09-2011, 11:04 PM
    Thread: test tickles or what MGP 2011
Post: RE: test tickles or what MGP 2011

(01-09-2011, 01:41 AM)George Wrote: Many riders pulled out of this race before completing a lap, they can use full wet tyres at the MGP bu can at the TT , but at the TT they don't race in the rain. ...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 11,633 01-09-2011, 09:14 PM
    Thread: ACU elects dynamic new leaders !!
Post: RE: ACU elects dynamic new leaders !!

(17-12-2010, 10:39 PM)ian huntly Wrote: First Priority: Resolve the Doctor situation for heavens sake !!!! The TT is organised by ACU Events Ltd, not the ACU so Higgins and Collins can do nothing.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 13,829 18-12-2010, 07:11 PM
    Thread: Free Tickets for the TT pit
Post: RE: Free Tickets for the TT pit

Hello Daniel, No problem, all you have to do is sponsor me for the TT next year and I will supply you with a pit pass. Thank you:crossfingers:
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 4,779 08-12-2010, 08:04 PM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

(27-10-2010, 11:27 AM)sticky Wrote: (07-10-2010, 04:07 PM)Tomcat Wrote: How odd, first time I've heard people saying they want LESS practice. I can understand how this would keep the nimbys and s...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 27-10-2010, 01:22 PM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

Well Jo, any ideas yet?
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 26-10-2010, 08:16 PM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

(22-09-2010, 01:03 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: Lol, see, no flies on me or Ken! That's not fair, you are ganging up on me.:icon_cool::icon_cool:
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 22-09-2010, 02:38 PM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

(21-09-2010, 10:44 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: OK, so you're a sidecar driver - that means I've already narrowed it down to around 50 people... So I'm a sidecar driver am I.:huh:
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 22-09-2010, 11:12 AM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

(21-09-2010, 03:25 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: Ah, Tripod! That wasn't me getting stroppy!! Oh you'd know if I was! And as for not knowing who you are (yet) - Challenge!! You'll never work out who I am!!!!...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 21-09-2010, 09:49 PM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

(20-09-2010, 08:14 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: (20-09-2010, 03:59 PM)tripod Wrote: (17-09-2010, 01:36 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: The first practice session for TT 2011 will now be Monday 30th May. Well it's not so...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 21-09-2010, 10:20 AM
    Thread: TT2011, Sat practice dropped
Post: RE: TT2011, Sat practice dropped

(17-09-2010, 01:36 PM)Jo Rowe Wrote: The first practice session for TT 2011 will now be Monday 30th May. Well it's not so bad, It's one less day for the scrutineers to pick on us!!!!:bye:
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 20,564 20-09-2010, 03:59 PM
    Thread: First Japanese Sidecar to win ??
Post: RE: First Japanese Sidecar to win ??

OK then Ian, When you confirm that I am correct send me a message to arrange for you to take me for a drink, better make it before practice starts or I will fail the breathalyser.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 5,003 19-03-2010, 09:27 AM
    Thread: First Japanese Sidecar to win ??
Post: RE: First Japanese Sidecar to win ??

(16-03-2010, 02:17 PM)ian huntly Wrote: I have looked through my notes and also a number of websites and need to know the correct answer to this query. "What was the first japanese-engined sidecar ...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 5,003 16-03-2010, 04:49 PM
    Thread: TT course lenght and lap records
Post: RE: TT course lenght and lap records

I think you lot need to get out more!!!!! What I will say is that when you are having a bad race the lap feels like 1000 miles but when you are having a good one it's about 5 miles.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 23,291 10-11-2009, 11:32 PM
    Thread: This site,
Post: RE: This site,

Carole has got it exactly right. We need people who are prepared to spend their time and money running this type of site so the rest of us can enjoy it. Any problems with the staff is no business of o...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 34,107 01-10-2009, 07:53 AM
    Thread: MGP Helicopter Fundraiser
Post: RE: MGP Helicopter Fundraiser

There is a problem with the donations by pay pal. I sent a payment by paypal and it has been returned because whoever was sorting it has not completed the registration process.
tripod Events, Fundraising, Sponsorship 3 9,542 06-08-2009, 08:04 AM
    Thread: Southern 100 benefactor?
Post: RE: Southern 100 benefactor?

It was indeed the Ronaldsway Shoe Company. The money was handed out on the grid before the start of the Solo and Sidecar Championship races. I remember the first time I raced there. There I was on th...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 4,921 21-07-2009, 03:06 PM
    Thread: MGP Helicopter Fundraiser
Post: RE: MGP Helicopter Fundraiser

I've just sent some money by pay pal and I thought I would remind you all to tick the gift box so that the fund will get all the money. Pay pal should not take any out.
tripod Events, Fundraising, Sponsorship 3 7,253 06-07-2009, 01:32 PM
    Thread: Charity events
Post: RE: Charity events

Well done Shaun, that's what I meant to say.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 39,452 02-07-2009, 07:43 AM
    Thread: Charity events
Post: RE: Charity events

(01-07-2009, 05:01 PM)George Wrote: (30-06-2009, 09:53 PM)George Wrote: A question may be asked within Government on why we still have a situation like we find ourselves in now. After speaking to ...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 39,452 01-07-2009, 06:53 PM
    Thread: Charity events
Post: RE: Charity events

I agree with George that there should be a central fund and if there were I would support it. What is needed is someone to set up and run the fund, would George consider doing that. The reason that t...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 33 39,452 30-06-2009, 08:41 AM
    Thread: TTexGP move to manx
Post: RE: TTexGP move to manx

I spoke to one of the organisers of the TTXGP in the paddock at the TT and she told me that next year it would be run at the Manx. She said that it would also include cars!!!!!!!!!!God Forbid.
tripod Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 6,238 18-06-2009, 01:57 PM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

I sat in the paddock waiting for the track to dry so that the Superstar solo riders could go out. Why not send out the sidecars to dry out the track that will be the only way that we will get out befo...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 35 35,969 13-06-2009, 10:27 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

DCLUCIE Wrote:I know I am going to get slated for this, but what the heck, has never put me off before. I think the licence is really a good thing. I think it has done its job as well. I think that...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 157 190,637 21-04-2009, 07:56 AM
    Thread: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009
Post: RE: Sensational Announcement 01/04/2009

Hey Gordon Staverton wasn't that long ago, I had my first race there. OK maybe it was.:Doh:Doh
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 30 31,048 05-04-2009, 10:02 PM
    Thread: Real not Rumour
Post: RE: Real not Rumour

I once knew someone who said that someone else said that he knew someone who thought that someone said that someone else said that the Italian collector told the MMCC that he would ask someone if they...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 21 16,865 25-03-2009, 08:20 AM
    Thread: TT Appearance money
Post: RE: TT Appearance money

There is no other track in the world that needs another licence because they do not have the media and lots of do gooders who want the meeting banned. I want to race at the TT for a few more years an...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 24,860 15-01-2009, 05:07 PM
    Thread: TT Appearance money
Post: RE: TT Appearance money

the TT course licence was brought out for the MGP to stop people in their 1st or 2nd year of racing from riding at the Manx. I agree with that. It will also stop the once a year rider who just wan...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 24,860 10-01-2009, 10:27 PM
    Thread: TT Appearance money
Post: RE: TT Appearance money

I have never understood why there is so much secrecy over who gets what at the TT or at any other meeting for that matter. The organisers will pay what they can afford to the riders that they think w...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 25 24,860 10-01-2009, 12:26 PM
    Thread: Nippondenso plugs
Post: RE: Nippondenso plugs

try sparkplugs.co.uk lots of choice and good quick service.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,888 13-10-2008, 10:49 AM
    Thread: TT Course to be used for 24-hour bike endurance test
Post: RE: TT Course to be used for 24-hour bike enduranc...

I can't believe that anyone would call a 24 hour trip an endurance test. I've done more than that going on holiday with the wife on the back.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,785 02-10-2008, 07:43 AM
    Thread: dropping of oil
Post: RE: dropping of oil

I fail to see the problem, sidecars have used oil absorbent for years. On a solo you can use double sided tape to secure it to the inside of the fairing and having oil absorbent lining the fairing mus...
tripod Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 25 32,619 09-09-2008, 01:00 PM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

andy21aa Wrote:tripod Wrote:I'm sure they told the passengers and crew of the Hindenburg something similar!!!! The Hindenburg disaster was actually caused by the flammability of the airship covering, ...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 71,090 26-06-2008, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Clean emissions races.....
Post: RE: Clean emissions races.....

andy21aa Wrote:oatssi Wrote:Got take a tank of hydrogen and shoot a hole in it. See what happens. Nothing! Hydrogen, like petrol needs oxygen to burn, and as there is no oxygen inside the tank nothing...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 56 71,090 26-06-2008, 08:03 AM
    Thread: mobile phoning in the IOM
Post: RE: mobile phoning in the IOM

You wont have a problem if your phone is blocked there is a shop in Douglas that will unblock it for you and then you can use a Manx Telecom sim.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 17,918 12-04-2008, 07:51 AM
    Thread: Inquest today?
Post: RE: Inquest today?

I agree 100% with Matty. The police always did a good job, get them back to sort out the crowd and leave the marshals to sort out the racing. As he says as riders we all know the risks and so do the...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 194 269,279 15-03-2008, 05:41 PM
    Thread: Inquest today?
Post: RE: Inquest today?

I agree that anyone who steals or damages anything to do with the circuit or safety should be sorted out,but, everyone complains about there being more and more NO GO areas and if we go down the route...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 194 269,279 15-03-2008, 10:13 AM
    Thread: Inquest today?
Post: RE: Inquest today?

So let's recap. Since the accident everyone has been citical because someone may be blamed for the deaths Now larryd is critical because no one has been blamed for the deaths.
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 194 269,279 15-03-2008, 08:21 AM
    Thread: just a quickie - getting lapped
Post: RE: just a quickie - getting lapped

cargo Wrote:Getting lapped does NOT matter Just finish and be on the results sheet is enough Any speed event will do hill climb, drag race, sidecar passsenger, road race, short curcuit............anyt...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 15,476 05-03-2008, 05:35 PM
    Thread: Spectator Viewing 2008
Post: RE: Spectator Viewing 2008

Thank God some people look at this in a sensible way. T-M is exactly correct. There are several places around the course where, as I'm riding around, I think to myself, if I fall off here I will en...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 29 28,053 27-02-2008, 09:16 AM
    Thread: Favourite bend
Post: My favourite part of the TT course is Kirk Michael...

My favourite part of the TT course is Kirk Michael to Ramsey, a great variety of bends and you really have to work after Ginger Hall. On the Southern the great b*m twitcher on a sidecar has to be Will...
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 18,774 12-02-2008, 03:55 PM
    Thread: Did you Know - TT 1907 to 1953
Post: I was interested to read "Bray Hill was once a nar...

I was interested to read "Bray Hill was once a narrow roadway bounded by hedges" When I go down there on a flying lap, flat out in top gear. I can assure you IT STILL IS :D :D
tripod TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 2,749 30-10-2007, 04:31 PM