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    Thread: Did the steampacket hire the extra ship?
Post: RE: Did the steampacket hire the extra ship?

I know that other ferry companies have business elsewhere, however why do they not push to take the business from the Steam Packet? Is it really not in their interest, or do the SP have some advantage...
Westers General Discussion 31 55,060 18-06-2015, 10:04 PM
    Thread: Grandstand at The Swan
Post: RE: Grandstand at The Swan

Grandstands are useless wherever you watch racing, and that includes short circuits.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 10 15,055 18-06-2015, 09:50 PM
    Thread: What would you do to support Malcom - please list it?
Post: RE: What would you do to support Malcom - please l...

(18-06-2015, 08:19 PM)dommyman Wrote:  Also, I don't see the need to hide behind pseudonyms on any Forum, what is wrong with using your proper name, even if it only shows up in your details.  Wow, y...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 51 89,780 18-06-2015, 09:41 PM
    Thread: How long have we got?
Post: RE: How long have we got?

Phew, that's good - I thought it might have been only me as I did have a post where I broke a few rules (not intentionally, I hasten to add - it was just the way I would post on other forums), and whe...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 34 60,254 18-06-2015, 09:02 PM
    Thread: How long have we got?
Post: RE: How long have we got?

Is that Nick Jefferies as in the Nick Jefferies, TT rider? If so, blimey, how cool is that. As for how long have we got, I too thought it was shutting down yesterday, however when re-reading the post...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 34 60,254 18-06-2015, 08:38 PM
    Thread: Jamie Hamilton in stable condition after TT crash
Post: RE: Jamie Hamilton in stable condition after TT cr...

Yes, that is very encouraging news
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 10 17,831 18-06-2015, 08:33 PM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

(17-06-2015, 08:35 PM)excollier Wrote: Sad to read this news. The lunatics are taking over the world in so many ways, ruining life for the silent majority. Thanks for the forum, Malcolm, I hope it w...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 90 147,090 17-06-2015, 08:40 PM
    Thread: 2015 TT's Stats
Post: RE: 2015 TT's Stats

That is incredible that they are averaging that speed from Ballaugh to Ramsey
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 13 24,184 16-06-2015, 07:46 PM
    Thread: JM's 133mph lap
Post: RE: JM's 133mph lap

Nice bit of pub ammo there, Fred.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,303 16-06-2015, 08:31 AM
    Thread: Yamaha
Post: RE: Yamaha

I don't think Josh would be automatically in contention for wins - he's still learning the course. Doing a 129mph lap is very impressive, however to win the big bike races you now need to be doing 132...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 20 32,977 16-06-2015, 08:24 AM
    Thread: Peter Hickman
Post: RE: Peter Hickman

(15-06-2015, 10:54 AM)cregnybaa Wrote: westers bendy frames etc, i think you are displaying your ignorance there. No, I'm not - listen to Jamie Whitham talking about how bad the proddie bikes were. ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 31 79,328 15-06-2015, 11:21 AM
    Thread: Peter Hickman
Post: RE: Peter Hickman

For as long as you have highly competitive riders who want to win, you'll see records broken; you can't stop them from doing that, it's their nature. Yes speeds have risen, however it's the technolog...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 31 79,328 15-06-2015, 10:08 AM
    Thread: Yamaha
Post: RE: Yamaha

(15-06-2015, 12:20 AM)NB12 Wrote: Just to reiterate, 2015 iom TT Yamaha "WINS" TWO, BMW "WINS" ZERO, I'm sure you can fill me in on more consolation prize/runner up stats and I will be owned. True, ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 20 32,977 15-06-2015, 08:14 AM
    Thread: Red flags
Post: RE: Red flags

Yes, very true Billy, and I think it sums up the difference between the TT of "yesteryear", and the modern event.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 13 21,953 13-06-2015, 10:50 PM
    Thread: James Hiller
Post: James Hiller

I didn't really know too much about him before this years TT (I'd heard/seen him ride in the BSB series, plus awareness of previous TT's, but that was it), yet I have to say what a really, really top ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 3 9,187 13-06-2015, 10:40 PM
    Thread: Yamaha
Post: RE: Yamaha

Dean doesn't ride for Milwuakee, still :)
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 20 32,977 13-06-2015, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Could this be JM130's last TT?
Post: RE: Could this be JM130's last TT?

Does JM still come onto this forum? If so, it would be good to hear from him exactly what the difference was between the start of the week and the end. I know he said they made a few changes to the bi...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 55 100,235 13-06-2015, 10:27 PM
    Thread: Red flags
Post: RE: Red flags

I can't remember red flags being used until Guy crashed in 2010; ever since then they seem to have become more common place. I will now sound old, however as per billybookcase, big smashes didn't get...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 13 21,953 13-06-2015, 10:18 PM
    Thread: Paul Bird
Post: RE: Paul Bird

(12-06-2015, 10:48 PM)scaramanga Wrote: dont think paul has that much to do with frank bird poultry Hmmm, interesting. Tell us more  :icon_mrgreen:
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 18 28,252 12-06-2015, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Yamaha
Post: RE: Yamaha

He doesn't ride for Milwaukee,  :dodgy:
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 20 32,977 12-06-2015, 10:15 PM
    Thread: Paul Bird
Post: RE: Paul Bird

I don't have much time for people who are jealous of the "playboy" image. He's earned the money (ok, inherited the family firm, but he's worked hard to keep it earning money - it's not always a given,...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 18 28,252 12-06-2015, 10:11 PM
    Thread: Paul Bird
Post: RE: Paul Bird

Interesting - I've not thought that. All I've seen is a very driven, and successful, businessman/team owner who enjoys winning, and beating the competition. Nice people can win, however they are as dr...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 18 28,252 12-06-2015, 08:50 PM
    Thread: That's it then.
Post: RE: That's it then.

Yep, it will be tough, however, I think next year will start to show a bigger shift from the old guard, to the new guard. And it's always great to watch who the new stars will be.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 16 58,340 12-06-2015, 08:29 PM
    Thread: That's it then.
Post: RE: That's it then.

Yep, post TT downer, and also not there. Another great year, and one that seemed to have more drama than the others. First it was MD switching rides (proven right), followed by the weather. Bruce's ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 16 58,340 12-06-2015, 07:57 PM
    Thread: Could this be JM130's last TT?
Post: RE: Could this be JM130's last TT?

(12-06-2015, 06:20 PM)eman1948 Wrote: Pride that's what did it for him today not threats. Today he was magnificent . I like a lot of others had written him off as a winner and that fired him up I`m ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 55 100,235 12-06-2015, 07:39 PM
    Thread: Peter Hickman
Post: RE: Peter Hickman

He's one to watch for the future, that's for sure. He goes about his business in a thorough manner, putting in the effort, and walks before he can run. Impressive.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 31 79,328 12-06-2015, 06:15 PM
    Thread: Paul Bird
Post: RE: Paul Bird

I never understand why so many people have it in for Birdie.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 18 28,252 12-06-2015, 06:12 PM
    Thread: Could this be JM130's last TT?
Post: RE: Could this be JM130's last TT?

First off, bow down to McPint - that was flipping impressive. Secondly, speaking to a couple of blokes who have been involved in BSB racing and they reckon that Honda may have had a quiet word in his...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 55 100,235 12-06-2015, 06:02 PM
    Thread: Senior Prediction
Post: RE: Senior Prediction

Wow - never saw that one coming. Well done JM, really really pleased to see that one.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 10 14,473 12-06-2015, 03:56 PM
    Thread: Senior Prediction
Post: RE: Senior Prediction

Yeah, that's what I was thinking - not because of Dean, but the bike he's riding. But, we'll soon see.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 10 14,473 12-06-2015, 12:27 PM
    Thread: Senior Prediction
Post: Senior Prediction

Just for a bit of fun, post your top 3. Here's mine: It'd be a brave man to not put Hutchy as favourite to win, what with his form, and more importantly his soaring confidence. I think Bruce will fin...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 10 14,473 12-06-2015, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Watching on the mountain
Post: RE: Watching on the mountain

Sign of the times Stan - it's all take, take, take and no give.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 26 80,188 11-06-2015, 08:55 PM
    Thread: Guy Martin thinking about calling it quits?
Post: RE: Guy Martin thinking about calling it quits?

I do think he has peaked and that it is very unlikely he'll win a TT now. Hutchy is fully fit and has his mojo back, James Hillier and Lee Johnston are on the up, MD is always a big threat, and so is ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 2 7,274 11-06-2015, 08:51 PM
    Thread: Waved Yellows
Post: RE: Waved Yellows

(11-06-2015, 11:05 AM)AndyL Wrote: (11-06-2015, 09:30 AM)Electric_Monk Wrote: I don't know why only some locations have the rain flag, but the other exclusions make sense. I guess the logic is tha...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 33 91,299 11-06-2015, 08:38 PM
    Thread: Moto 3 bikes at the TT
Post: RE: Moto 3 bikes at the TT

In BSB it's foetus racing (in the main - a few oldies in there), but that's because it's circuit racing, and the younger you start, the better; Moto 3 is a perfect entry class for kids who are still d...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 25 42,049 11-06-2015, 08:28 PM
    Thread: Moto 3 bikes at the TT
Post: Moto 3 bikes at the TT

With more and more Moto 3 bikes running in BSB, do you think we'll ever see them racing at the TT? I'm not sure we will unless they start to run Moto 3 at club races/the other major road race rounds. ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 25 42,049 10-06-2015, 08:29 PM
    Thread: TT spectator arrested after disturbance
Post: RE: TT spectator arrested after disturbance

I guess they haven't caught the idiots at the Creg? It does seem strange that only one of them got 8 weeks, yet the others only got pretty tiny fines. They were all on closed roads, they all ignored ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 38 93,600 10-06-2015, 07:23 PM
    Thread: Waved Yellows
Post: RE: Waved Yellows

When Hutchy did 5 in a year this topic was raised then, especially as he set his fastest lap on the last lap of one race, yet there had been an incident and he had to pass through waved yellows. Or th...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 33 91,299 10-06-2015, 08:53 AM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

The pit lane strip is the reference point in all of this as it will measure and return the same results every time. Hence you set your system up to make sure you don't break the pit lane reference poi...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 23 43,181 10-06-2015, 08:28 AM
    Thread: Could this be JM130's last TT?
Post: RE: Could this be JM130's last TT?

(10-06-2015, 06:36 AM)jolly7 Wrote: Time to go is when your team mate and lots on the same make are  way quicker and that isnt happening. JM first Honda home in  stocker race ahead of BA, first supe...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 55 100,235 10-06-2015, 08:14 AM
    Thread: Could this be JM130's last TT?
Post: RE: Could this be JM130's last TT?

He's always been honest and said the reason he keeps going is because he knows he can win at least one race; he also said that when he felt he couldn't do that then he'd retire rather than just ride f...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 55 100,235 09-06-2015, 08:24 PM
    Thread: Are the full results of the superbike race wrong?
Post: RE: Are the full results of the superbike race wro...

It would make sense to me to do it as follows: Whatever lap the red flag comes out on, ignore the positions of that lap unless the rider has crossed the line and finished the race before the red fl...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 10 18,092 09-06-2015, 08:38 AM
    Thread: GM Speeding on Pit Row
Post: RE: GM Speeding on Pit Row

(08-06-2015, 07:59 PM)Hot Wings Wrote: .9 sec to fast on pit row. Is the gun that accurate? I mean could that be a mistake by the gun? I'm guessing that's about a blink of an eye. 0.9 km/h, not seco...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 23 43,181 09-06-2015, 08:07 AM
    Thread: Heartbroken for Guy, how bad will this hurt his chances?
Post: RE: Heartbroken for Guy, how bad will this hurt hi...

(07-06-2015, 09:24 PM)KypDurron Wrote: I'm a bit disappointed in those Tyco BMWs,  they certainly aren't showing the same sort of dominance expectedErr, why would the BMW's be dominant? The top bike...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 12 20,403 07-06-2015, 11:23 PM
    Thread: Gary Johnson
Post: RE: Gary Johnson

Gary ran wide at Guthries, clipped the edge/banking on the left, and then laid it down. Fast-ish place, however he was fine.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 22 37,778 07-06-2015, 11:08 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop

I tihnk the BM's are just taking forever to fill up, and yes Bruce is a living legend. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke. MD was off at the Nook, with another rider, however they've just said o...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 95 251,287 07-06-2015, 04:14 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop

Erm, Dean Harrison not in the top 30; I think that shows how poor the R1 is.
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 95 251,287 07-06-2015, 03:42 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop

(07-06-2015, 02:45 PM)R7A5B0 Wrote: (05-06-2015, 10:53 PM)eman1948 Wrote: Does he work for Yamaha :dodgy: :icon_biggrin:thats what i was thinking. there are plenty in the bsb paddock that are not ...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 95 251,287 07-06-2015, 03:18 PM
    Thread: Sunday 7th Superbike Race + Report & Results
Post: RE: Sunday 7th Superbike Race

130mph on the first lap - that's obscene, lol
Westers Race Week 6 4,510 07-06-2015, 02:22 PM
    Thread: Wish they would have moved the RST Parade lap for more practice
Post: RE: Wish they would have moved the RST Parade lap ...

(06-06-2015, 01:46 AM)KypDurron Wrote: (05-06-2015, 11:05 PM)Westers Wrote: Why? Saturday practice means they've caught up from Monday's wash/blow out, so they'll get the same practice as every ye...
Westers TT Related Posts (Only) 4 9,063 07-06-2015, 02:19 PM