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    Thread: As I age, I change, it seems
Post: RE: As I age, I change, it seems

I stopped going in 2006 after many years of biking and marshalling. Last year I went back in a camper van half way through race week but couldn’t get back until the Thursday after racing finished.bein...
billybookcase General Discussion 11 2,720 05-03-2024, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Rider communication
Post: Rider communication

Is there a reason why the riders rely on boards around the course rather than direct links to their pits?
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 2 3,522 11-06-2022, 10:29 AM
    Thread: Today's Schedule
Post: RE: Today's Schedule

It always used to annoy me that we were never given priority for sailings as marshals.  Has that changed at all?
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 16 9,115 10-06-2022, 06:12 PM
    Thread: Wednesday 5th June - CANCELLED
Post: RE: Wednesday 5th June - CANCELLED

Weather looks shocking for Friday and Saturday (on Windytv anyway), any chance they could bring the Senior forward to tomorrow?
billybookcase Race Week 4 2,923 05-06-2019, 06:49 PM
    Thread: Wednesday 5th June - CANCELLED
Post: RE: Wednesday 5th June - Revised Schedule

Can the Senior run on Saturday? YES, The Saturday at the end of Race week is always retained as a Contingency. There is a previous post in the 2019 Section that identifies ALL Contingencies -  http...
billybookcase Race Week 4 2,923 05-06-2019, 04:07 PM
    Thread: The Late, Great Simon Beck 20 years
Post: RE: The Late, Great Simon Beck 20 years

I put him in the helicopter. A sad day indeed. RIP
billybookcase General Discussion 2 7,114 01-06-2019, 03:44 PM
    Thread: Delay on Radio TT online (Ignore sorted now)
Post: RE: Delay on Radio TT online (Ignore sorted now)

Yes, it wasn't a couple of seconds like you might expect, it was definitely over a minute, and possibly closer to 2. As I said the app on the iPad was fine with no noticeable delay. BB
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 5 2,871 09-06-2017, 07:47 AM
    Thread: Guy looked a bit shook up in that interview...
Post: RE: Guy looked a bit shook up in that interview...

The interview on tonight's program seemed to say it all about the bike and their confidence in it. I don't think he will be riding it this year.
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 41 15,761 05-06-2017, 10:16 PM
    Thread: Given tomorrow's weather forecast
Post: Given tomorrow's weather forecast

Couldn't they have run the sidecars or super sport race today? Or are there other reasons?
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 2 1,957 04-06-2017, 10:10 PM
    Thread: What a palaver/ predictions
Post: RE: What a palaver/ predictions

Should have had an each way bet on it.
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 17 5,987 04-06-2017, 04:45 PM
    Thread: I can't be the only one thinking it about the Norton...
Post: RE: I can't be the only one thinking it about the ...

But they didn't retire and they didn't speed in the pit lane, so they got a top ten.
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 10 3,358 04-06-2017, 04:28 PM
    Thread: What a palaver/ predictions
Post: RE: What a palaver/ predictions

What a race indeed, one of the closest top 4's ever?
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 17 5,987 04-06-2017, 03:54 PM
    Thread: I can't be the only one thinking it about the Norton...
Post: RE: I can't be the only one thinking it about the ...

Both in the top ten at the moment isn't bad. Will be interesting if/when they get their own engine
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 10 3,358 04-06-2017, 03:33 PM
    Thread: What a palaver/ predictions
Post: RE: What a palaver/ predictions

(04-06-2017, 11:25 AM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: I'm watching for the first time in 49yrs from the garden of first house on right bottom of Bray Hill where they have the kerb cam ... Can't wait, think Hutc...
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 17 5,987 04-06-2017, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Delay on Radio TT online (Ignore sorted now)
Post: Delay on Radio TT online (Ignore sorted now)

Is there a reason why there's a 2 minute delay? It's a bit annoying that it doesn't match up with TT Live. Put the app on the iPad, no delay now.
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 5 2,871 04-06-2017, 10:43 AM
    Thread: What a palaver/ predictions
Post: What a palaver/ predictions

It's just taken me 5 days to change my password and log in. Anyway my prediction for todays race. 1. Dunlop, M 2. Hutchy, I 3. Kneen, D BB
billybookcase Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 17 5,987 04-06-2017, 10:36 AM
    Thread: Saturday Superbike predictions
Post: RE: Saturday Superbike predictions

(04-06-2016, 08:44 AM)jolly7 Wrote: Actually beneath the headline MD and IH  mega practice speeds somewhat surprised how many of the other contenders are off their potential pace given the perfect c...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 9 12,902 04-06-2016, 09:31 AM
    Thread: TT newspapers and MCN's for sale
Post: TT newspapers and MCN's for sale

Over 100 TT related newspapers and Motor Cycle News. Manx Examiner, manx Independent, TT News etc Various years from 1972 to 2005. If you're interested I can send you a full list. All in decent condit...
billybookcase Miscellaneous For Sale 0 3,495 30-01-2016, 12:45 PM
    Thread: Twitter 'handles'
Post: RE: Twitter 'handles'

I am on Twitter, but unfortunately I don't speak it. One day.
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 10 15,958 18-06-2015, 11:19 PM
    Thread: Enough is Enough
Post: RE: Enough is Enough

A very sad day indeed.  Goodbye everyone and happy TTing. 
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 90 146,722 17-06-2015, 09:09 PM
    Thread: Gary Thompson MBE 2015 TT clerk of the course
Post: RE: Gary Thompson MBE 2015 TT clerk of the course

(15-06-2015, 10:26 AM)Smidsy Wrote: (14-06-2015, 08:25 PM)spannerman Wrote: Thank you Gary for the difficult and faultless way you ran this years TT, you did a superb job, top man. +1 this. And a...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 19 35,154 15-06-2015, 08:31 PM
    Thread: Peter Hickman
Post: RE: Peter Hickman

(14-06-2015, 04:29 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: No comments or opinions detract from the endeavour and commitment to the task involved, that shouldn't ever be thought less of. Phil McCallen looked like a ...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 31 79,235 14-06-2015, 10:39 PM
    Thread: Red flags
Post: RE: Red flags

I suppose the big difference nowadays is the use of radios improving communication between incidents and the CoC. All we had was flags and the occasional telephone box.
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 13 21,882 13-06-2015, 10:46 PM
    Thread: Red flags
Post: Red flags

"When I were a lad....", there were hardly any red flags, we cleared up the road with bikes flying by under waved yellows, no matter how bad the incident was.  Do the sector marshals now have the onus...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 13 21,882 13-06-2015, 06:11 PM
    Thread: Bushes tent nearly gone
Post: Bushes tent nearly gone

they don't hang around do they? It always used to depress me that from midnight on senior race day it was as though the TT had never happened. 
billybookcase General Discussion 2 6,202 13-06-2015, 10:37 AM
    Thread: telly box coverage.
Post: RE: telly box coverage.

Telly coverage has been great, I don't really have any complaints. Maybe a bit more info about the TT life of some of the privateers, but over all I'll give them an 8/10.
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 12 19,374 12-06-2015, 11:12 PM
    Thread: Waved Yellows
Post: RE: Waved Yellows

(09-06-2015, 10:19 PM)Fitz Wrote: Normally a waved yellow should be preceeded by a stationary yellow.  Seeing a stationary yellow the bikes should be slowing up a little at least, upon a waved yello...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 33 91,133 09-06-2015, 10:44 PM
    Thread: Monday 8th - Supersport Race 1 + Report & Results
Post: RE: Monday 8th - Supersport Race 1

(08-06-2015, 07:50 PM)AndyL Wrote: (08-06-2015, 07:08 PM)billybookcase Wrote: Those Live timings for Anstey and Johnson on lap 2 don't add up right. I don't know if it was what you saw, but I did ...
billybookcase Race Week 5 4,077 08-06-2015, 08:07 PM
    Thread: Monday 8th - Supersport Race 1 + Report & Results
Post: RE: Monday 8th - Supersport Race 1

Those Live timings for Anstey and Johnson on lap 2 don't add up right.
billybookcase Race Week 5 4,077 08-06-2015, 07:08 PM
    Thread: Challenges Facing The TT
Post: RE: Challenges Facing The TT

(08-06-2015, 05:12 PM)excollier Wrote: Can someone remind me why the early morning practices were stopped please? It used to be all done and dusted by 7 a.m. and roads opened. I know, as a marshal i...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 25 86,875 08-06-2015, 06:26 PM
    Thread: Challenges Facing The TT
Post: RE: Challenges Facing The TT

Is it possible that the acceleration of bikes nowadays means that some people can get into a dangerous situation really quickly compared to years ago?
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 25 86,875 08-06-2015, 12:50 PM
    Thread: Monday 8th Race Schedule
Post: RE: Monday 8th Race Schedule

Are Supersports still going this evening? YES, the Supersport as per the original schedule in post 1 above stands. Superstock now moved to Tuesday afternoon. (time as yet to be confirmed) Malco...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 4 8,452 08-06-2015, 12:05 PM
    Thread: Race Predictions
Post: RE: Race Predictions

(07-06-2015, 10:53 AM)spannerman Wrote: Michael Dunlop has not qaulified on the new superbike so will he have to race on the superstock bike in the superbike race? I'll still stick with 2nd for MD .
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 36 55,990 07-06-2015, 11:38 AM
    Thread: Race Predictions
Post: RE: Race Predictions

Super bike 1. Anstey 2. Dunlop M 3. Hutchy
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 36 55,990 07-06-2015, 10:22 AM
    Thread: No racing today
Post: RE: No racing today

Really? Over 4 hours till the sidecars are due off.
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 9 14,184 06-06-2015, 09:41 AM
    Thread: How close is this?????
Post: RE: How close is this?????

(04-06-2015, 11:00 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: Michael Dunlop & Hutchy, what can I say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=29&v=9LB2KI9PX2wJings and crivens!!!!
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 3 7,329 04-06-2015, 03:53 PM
    Thread: List of competitors
Post: RE: List of competitors

(04-06-2015, 05:57 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: If one were to search a website, such as Bikesportnews, for example, (other websites are available!), you may well be able to find practice times. T...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 3 7,633 04-06-2015, 07:36 AM
    Thread: List of competitors
Post: List of competitors

Haven't got a program so can anyone point me to a list of competitors for this year? Cheers BB Numbers and Competitors are Copywrite, so I cannot list them on the website, sorry. Malcolm
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 3 7,633 03-06-2015, 07:44 PM
    Thread: Are there going to be sooper seekrit webcams this year?
Post: RE: Are there going to be sooper seekrit webcams t...

Can I have a PM as well please?  Just to make sure that my profile is working of course. 
billybookcase General Discussion 11 20,067 03-06-2015, 07:31 AM
    Thread: Are we allowed to mention
Post: RE: Are we allowed to mention

Ok, duly noted, cheers.  BB
billybookcase General Discussion 2 8,180 02-06-2015, 09:57 PM
    Thread: Are we allowed to mention
Post: Are we allowed to mention

Certain things this year, things that sound like  "cebwams"? Or will the copyright police wreak their vengeance upon us again? There was a post on this a few days ago and the answer is that you can...
billybookcase General Discussion 2 8,180 02-06-2015, 08:02 PM
    Thread: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?
Post: RE: Remembering larger than life tt fans ?

Alistair Laurie Tridents! Still the sexiest bikes I've ever seen.
billybookcase General Discussion 19 104,134 01-06-2015, 10:17 PM
    Thread: It's nights like this
Post: It's nights like this

When I don't miss being over there.  Feel sorry for anyone camping, hope it doesn't spoil it too much. 
billybookcase General Discussion 2 7,632 01-06-2015, 08:28 PM
    Thread: Anyone marshalling at Ballacrye today?
Post: RE: Anyone marshalling at Ballacrye today?

George Wrote:billybookcase Wrote:As an ex marshall I am interested in what happened.Garys accident was a copy of his famous wheely from a few years ago but this time he got flipped off. Thanks, were ...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 7 9,946 09-06-2009, 07:50 AM
    Thread: Anyone marshalling at Ballacrye today?
Post: Anyone marshalling at Ballacrye today?

As an ex marshall I am interested in what happened.
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 7 9,946 08-06-2009, 08:46 PM
    Thread: Any other regulars not going this year?
Post: Any other regulars not going this year?

Admittedly I have other reasons for not going, but one reason is the fact that I have attended every year (bar one) since 1977, and marshalled for the past 19 years and yet would receive no priority o...
billybookcase TT Related Posts (Only) 3 5,640 15-03-2007, 11:03 PM
    Thread: On Two Wheels(not the magazine)
Post: On Two Wheels(not the magazine)

I have approximately 120 On Two Wheels from the 1970/80's(?). They are not in the folders. I want to get rid of them but it seemed a shame to dump them. Free to a good home, would cost a fortune to p...
billybookcase Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 0 4,591 20-02-2007, 10:23 AM