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    Thread: Mountain in Snow
Post: RE: Mountain in Snow

(09-01-2020, 08:52 PM)Revvin rich Wrote: Winter wonderland! 3 "attention paddock - there will be a 30 minute delay"
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 2 3,574 11-01-2020, 04:48 PM
    Thread: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing
Post: RE: Oliver's mount debacle

(17-06-2018, 01:38 PM)H2pots Wrote: I didn't say the council don't want the races, I said the council don't want the auto66! Sorry H2pots - I'd also just read a shed load of posts on facebook -many ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 16,222 17-06-2018, 02:37 PM
    Thread: New Partner Sought for Scarborough Bike Racing
Post: RE: Oliver's mount debacle

(16-06-2018, 10:52 PM)H2pots Wrote: I notice that Oliver's mount is in some bother. The scarby council don't want the auto66, the auto66 seem very very sluggish with refunds for advanced bookings an...
badlyoverdrawnboy Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 16,222 17-06-2018, 10:30 AM
    Thread: trap speeds 1982 1983
Post: RE: trap speeds 1982 1983

back around then the main speed trap was at the Highlander as I remember plus sometimes one was set up around the Creg - the one that got Mick Grant at 190mph or something on a kawasaki in the late 70...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 5 8,743 08-04-2018, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Planning permission sought for new pub during TT
Post: RE: Planning permission sought for new pub during ...

I notice an area marked 'food and retail' there as well - I smell the whiff of charging to get in the 'posh paddock' with free access to that area to get fleeced (pun intended). 'The brewery' have a ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 7 10,782 01-03-2018, 04:00 PM
    Thread: All change for TT TV deal
Post: RE: All change for TT TV deal

Does anyone remember what an instant improvement North One made when they took overfrom Greenlight  before - HD cameras etc made greenlight coverage look like a home movie. I think many people are si...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 12 16,029 26-02-2018, 02:28 PM
    Thread: Looking for a Rem Fowler Autograph
Post: RE: Looking for a Rem Fowler Autograph

You did well to get Jack Brabham and rem Fowler on the same piece of paper - rem diied in 1962 aged 80 and had retired a couple of years before so it must have been late 50s? when Brabham was, like al...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 5 10,936 14-01-2018, 12:17 PM
    Thread: Motorhome to the TT
Post: RE: Motorhome to the TT

I've stayed a Glenlough and crossaghs in the past - Glenlough is quite lively and a handy shuttle bus to Douglas but I think the hook-ups get booked well in advance.  Crossaaghs was very quiet during ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 10 16,948 29-10-2017, 11:46 AM
    Thread: One-way Mountain Road talks after festival
Post: RE: One-way Mountain Road talks after festival

I'm with splashdown - I once marshalled at the Gooseneck at the TT - came up the hibernia back road in my lwb van couldn't turn round so waited for the convoy - got back to Glenlough too late for anyt...
badlyoverdrawnboy Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 5 13,260 04-09-2017, 07:01 PM
    Thread: Vision Nine contract was 'not fit for purpose'
Post: RE: Vision Nine contract was 'not fit for purpose'

The Attorney Generals Office is advertising for a new senior Lawyer up to £70k per year in the uk legal press but won't pay relocation or 'travel to interview' expenses and applicants might have to ha...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 4 8,850 27-07-2017, 06:13 PM
    Thread: Bushys lose the Bottleneck Car park for TT 2018
Post: RE: Bushys lose the Bottleneck Car park for TT 201...

I am not a big fan of Bushys, something to be done a couple of times a TT with mates, the end of the free nutter displays and moving the bands outside spoilt it for me.  Good point was the speed of se...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 14 21,517 20-07-2017, 10:05 AM
    Thread: 'Gutted' Hutchinson says 'I didn't stand a chance'
Post: RE: 'Gutted' Hutchinson says 'I didn't stand a cha...

I had noticed that he was having a few too many 'moments' during the week and obviously I wondered about the tyre change. To me it does look like the tyre has gone down but once the wheel is damaged n...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 15 5,748 22-06-2017, 09:20 AM
    Thread: TT practice week with kids
Post: RE: TT practice week with kids

pre tt classic on the Monday?  Otherwise its days on the beach and lots of ice cream, remember theres the 2 bike museums and the new transport one. For evening practice - Gooseneck good but take the H...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 12 15,689 18-06-2017, 10:50 AM
    Thread: Marshalls bikes
Post: RE: Marshalls bikes

Back in the day they were sold via a dealer after the Manx, I think I remember Bill Smiths or Padgetts selling some years ago, a friend of mine thought about buying one once and we spent a few pints t...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 3 7,000 14-06-2017, 01:17 PM
    Thread: Zero interest, Zero bikes
Post: RE: Zero interest, Zero bikes

I was always nervous about the mandatory teatime road opening because if things slide back, much after 3.30pm then you have to start either cutting laps off the senior or waiting till after the tea br...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 33 49,433 09-06-2017, 11:56 AM
    Thread: Zero interest, Zero bikes
Post: RE: Zero interest, Zero bikes

Its only my respect for his grace the right honourable Gary Thompson OBE, MBE, BSM, DFC bar that prevents me doing a North Korean rocket.mpression, he must have a cast iron weather guarantee, remember...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 33 49,433 08-06-2017, 06:56 PM
    Thread: Zero interest, Zero bikes
Post: RE: Zero interest, Zero bikes

If threre is a window tomorrow I hope they put the Senior on Immediately then slideys then zero interest- and no phaffing about with Subaru laps.  These bikes are not the way forward, all bar one are...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 33 49,433 08-06-2017, 09:58 AM
    Thread: Guy looked a bit shook up in that interview...
Post: RE: Guy looked a bit shook up in that interview...

Hi splashdown i bow to your superior experience and I accept that there have been riders who have crashed and then got a good result later , I'm not suggesting that one off should end a career but if ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 41 17,983 05-06-2017, 12:37 PM
    Thread: Guy looked a bit shook up in that interview...
Post: RE: Guy looked a bit shook up in that interview...

Guy rightly looks even more broken than Cam did having to ride the Norton, falling off at Dorans and walking away is very very rare. Either this was pilot error or mechanical failure, the smart money ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 41 17,983 05-06-2017, 10:31 AM
    Thread: What a palaver/ predictions
Post: RE: What a palaver/ predictions

yeh but if I actually did they would have all DNF'd
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 17 6,737 04-06-2017, 06:08 PM
    Thread: What a palaver/ predictions
Post: RE: What a palaver/ predictions

My Prediction on here on the 25/5- "Hutchy will win everything he's in unless Micky D has a s1000R in his van as backup, Hillier would be a reasonable eachway bet - possibly Dean Harrison/Hickman p...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 17 6,737 04-06-2017, 04:11 PM
    Thread: HEYSHAM SEARCHES / ID
Post: RE: HEYSHAM SEARCHES / ID

I've taken a small stove loads of times in my panniers and never had an issue, think you have to disconnect it which mine does anyway. once took a calor cylinderi in my gas barbie  (diconnected in the...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 14 26,917 30-05-2017, 09:55 AM
    Thread: Honda???
Post: RE: Honda???

Road Race News just reported that Honda are only running Guy, obviously I must have- missed him qualifying for a mountain course licence or, 2 the mountain course licence was never about safety or, 3 ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 8 4,617 27-05-2017, 04:11 PM
    Thread: Honda???
Post: RE: Honda???

Yeh, I thought that was v.v.unlikely but all the others are pretty settled with decent bikes/teams and I'm not sure Guy is even racing anyway.  I've never been convinced that Guy was ever really hired...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 8 4,617 26-05-2017, 07:08 PM
    Thread: Honda???
Post: Honda???

I have just had a look round t'internet and can't find much info of what they are up to, no announcements, no reports of them actually doing the Castle Combe test they announced (saw the Padgetts team...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 8 4,617 26-05-2017, 05:06 PM
    Thread: Calor gas
Post: RE: Calor gas

I bought one a couple of years ago at a garden centre down past B&Q on the foxdale road, think you can also get them on the quayside near the tyre place
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 5 10,158 26-05-2017, 10:15 AM
    Thread: TT 2017 Predictions
Post: RE: TT 2017 Predictions

Both the superbike and senior are now run under the same regs which are homologated production superbikes with specified ecus and engine part restrictions, the Aprillia//Norton is allowed to run under...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 12 6,927 25-05-2017, 04:33 PM
    Thread: TT 2017 Predictions
Post: RE: TT 2017 Predictions

(25-05-2017, 10:38 AM)Chrisp955 Wrote: Badlydrawnboy is that the same Norton that did a 130 lap last year beat Ansty on the exotic padgets Honda top 10 finish in the 6 lap super bike race?? Yeh its ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 12 6,927 25-05-2017, 01:41 PM
    Thread: TT 2017 Predictions
Post: RE: TT 2017 Predictions

(24-05-2017, 11:25 PM)DBD 34 Wrote: Right, despite all the crazy poo that is going on in our world at present, who is up for a few predictions? Hutchy will win everything he's in unless Micky D has ...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 12 6,927 25-05-2017, 12:41 AM
    Thread: Mobile phone networks
Post: RE: Mobile phone networks

You can usually buy the sims on the ferry, a few years ago I bought a Phone including £20 credit for about £25 because my latest model superphone was difficult to unblock. Just remember that when you ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 11 19,445 25-05-2017, 12:16 AM
    Thread: Tour of the course and or bike rental
Post: RE: Tour of the course and or bike rental

There are a number of operators now offering bike  hire on the Island try google but be careful that they are using a proper hire insurance company - one that does is Jason Griffith ex racer who has a...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 3 6,676 20-05-2017, 10:36 AM
    Thread: Glamping security and power
Post: RE: Glamping security and power

Never been to Blackberry lane but have camped at several sites on the Island and they all have charging facilities and blackberry lane have previously said they had on their website.  Don't worry abou...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 17 27,720 19-05-2017, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Can Guy race
Post: RE: Can Guy race

I didn't realize that the cut of was May 5th so on the face of it can't see how he would qualify but they will almost certainly give him a start as publicity will overcome safety. If I remember right ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 26 39,684 15-05-2017, 03:54 PM
  Wink Thread: John McGuinness came off his bike and was taken to hospital.
Post: RE: John McGuinness came off his bike and was take...

I would be in good spirits if I got away with a big off and wasn't going to have to race the new blade at the TT . The bike clearly isn't ready which is understandable but I think Honda are going to p...
badlyoverdrawnboy 2017 North West Postings 51 23,179 12-05-2017, 01:32 PM
    Thread: First timers need advice for 2018
Post: RE: First timers need advice for 2018

Hi, I used to run a hire company and offer bike hire on the island during the TT, there is limited hire on the Island, modern bikes are very expensive otherwise there were some old BMWs, for a  big gr...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 8 14,801 12-05-2017, 11:12 AM
    Thread: early morning cafe
Post: RE: early morning cafe

Although its a takeaway, Newsbeat 60 Bucks rd Douglass opens at 7am and does cracking hot and cold sarnies, drinks etc. great if you are off marshalling/spectating Problem with chippies on the isalnd ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 18 33,885 19-04-2017, 11:22 AM
    Thread: BRITISH MOTORSPORT COULD END DUE TO EU RULING
Post: RE: BRITISH MOTORSPORT COULD END DUE TO EU RULING

(24-12-2016, 01:01 PM)Malcolm Wrote: IOM Riders in IOM held events should be ok, (apart from the TT and the Manx GP), as the IOM is not an EU member.  However, if this does come in, the effect on I...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 10 17,316 24-12-2016, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Vision Nine remove TT from website + Updates
Post: RE: Vision Nine remove TT from website + Updates

I was about to post about this when I saw the previous post - no qualified lawyer would have said this is sub judice but they would have certainly have told them to say nowt as its almost certain that...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 8 15,037 01-12-2016, 01:14 PM
    Thread: Senior Classic TT Result
Post: RE: Senior Classic TT Result

Sadlly cheating has been going on in all forms of motorsport since the start- anyone who doesn't recognise that doesn't know the sport and, particularly in classic competition, the line between cheati...
badlyoverdrawnboy Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 29 53,714 13-09-2016, 11:46 AM
    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...

(03-08-2016, 05:32 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Due Diligence methinks Nooo Alfie, the IOM gov only do due diligence after the contract fails and all the moneys gone. It then becomes a 'learning execise' ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 24 64,679 03-08-2016, 08:09 PM
    Thread: Senior TT to lose Friday slot?
Post: RE: Senior TT to lose Friday slot?

(20-06-2016, 05:26 PM)Smidsy Wrote: I for one won't continue to travel and marshal if the two weekend plan is put in place, but then again this is from MCN and I stopped reading that rag years ago. ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 17 46,869 20-06-2016, 06:47 PM
    Thread: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact?
Post: RE: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact...

(01-06-2016, 04:35 PM)warrior Wrote: I wonder if it employs the same 'get you home' technology as the motogp bikes where the electronics measure fuel consumption and then begin to progressively cut ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 21 46,200 01-06-2016, 05:46 PM
    Thread: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact?
Post: RE: Will these two new exotic bikes have an impact...

I think the 'exotics' are welcome, I'm a bit bored watching production bikes in almost every race, i don't see the point of having superstocks and superbikes when the gap between them is so small but ...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 21 46,200 01-06-2016, 03:19 PM
    Thread: DAB radio suggestions
Post: RE: DAB radio suggestions

Unless things have changed recently its not on Digital but more people are listening to  t'internet on smart phones etc - main sessions are on FM but more of the TT stuff is AM - FM reception outside ...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 10 17,763 27-04-2016, 10:26 AM
    Thread: Promoter says entertainment is key to growing TT
Post: RE: Promoter says entertainment is key to growing ...

Beggars belief really that they are considering someone so clueless, the reason many of us leave mid week is because if you want to see the senior you struggle to get a ferry before the tuesday afterw...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 18 49,392 18-04-2016, 03:56 PM
    Thread: Promoter Selected for TT and Classic TT Races
Post: RE: Promoter Selected for TT and Classic TT Races

I must be getting forgetful, as i remember it the original adverts were for someone to run the 'operational promotional and commercial' side of the TT and festival' (oh yeh it still does)- potential b...
badlyoverdrawnboy Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 13 6,002 22-03-2016, 06:28 PM
    Thread: Running the TT course
Post: RE: Running the TT course

I'm with Desmophiile here, you;d be putting your life in the hands of strangers and relying on their common sense and riding skill and, as they sadly prove every year, some muppets have little of eith...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 20 41,587 17-09-2015, 09:25 AM
    Thread: What would you like to see changed for next year?
Post: RE: What would you like to see changed for next ye...

(01-07-2015, 06:46 PM)Dogsbody Wrote: Just reduce the interval to 5 seconds. Would have the same effect as starting in pairs. Dogsbody I'd like to see- No Subarus one 600 race (bored with proddy bik...
badlyoverdrawnboy General Discussion 203 379,637 01-07-2015, 07:23 PM
    Thread: GUY MARTIN - Winning?
Post: RE: GUY MARTIN - Winning?

(17-06-2015, 01:19 PM)Deek Wrote: Does anyone else think this is a stupid ill-informed thread?  So Guy doesn't have the mental aptitude to win and Hutchy is a tw@t.  Not very objective views. Every...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 12 25,289 17-06-2015, 01:52 PM
    Thread: GUY MARTIN - Winning?
Post: GUY MARTIN - Winning?

I was interested in Guys comments after the senior. I'd watched his sector times very closely during practice and at times he was as quick as anyone - particularly on the triumph on lap 3 of the first...
badlyoverdrawnboy TT Related Posts (Only) 12 25,289 16-06-2015, 08:33 PM