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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 Related Posts (Only) 6 8,995 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 Related Posts (Only) 6 8,995 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 11,167 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 40,710 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 4,912 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 & Former Classic TT 4 5,654 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 Related Posts (Only) 9 14,983 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 Related Posts (Only) 2 3,642 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 & Former Classic TT 7 9,824 08-09-2019, 08:32 PM
    Thread: History in the making
Post: RE: History in the making

I just had a quick look and the Road Races Act was updated just after TT in 2016, this may be when the changes happened.
warrior Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 8 2,333 02-09-2019, 07:24 AM
    Thread: History in the making
Post: RE: History in the making

I was a bit puzzled by the statement of "if we close roads on Thursday we can't on Friday" because if for example the Wednesday programme had been pushed to Thursday due to weather we would still have...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 8 2,333 01-09-2019, 11:01 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 6,044 16-06-2019, 09:04 PM
    Thread: Is TT sustainable
Post: RE: Is TT sustainable

My first visit to the IOM was to the 1985 MGP to spanner for someone, I continued every year from then on at the MGP but didn't visit the TT until another lad I was spannering for moved up from the MG...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 45 15,456 13-06-2019, 10:12 PM
    Thread: Is TT sustainable
Post: RE: Is TT sustainable

Fair summary there Steve, your input is appreciated.
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 45 15,456 08-06-2019, 10:43 AM
    Thread: Is TT sustainable
Post: RE: Is TT sustainable

(05-06-2019, 03:43 PM)milestone 11 Wrote: They won't race in the rain Warrior, ever again. This likely extends to patchy conditions too. Whilst it's not carved in stone, since Gary Thompson became ...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 45 15,456 05-06-2019, 06:25 PM
    Thread: Is TT sustainable
Post: RE: Is TT sustainable

Sadly since they decided they wont run on wet roads back in around 2010 this fortnight was always going to eventually arrive, i'm only surprised its taken this long given our climate. Right i'm going...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 45 15,456 05-06-2019, 03:27 PM
    Thread: Monday 3rd June - Report Links & Results
Post: RE: Monday 3rd June

Another interesting thing here About 4 years ago a guy called Mike Moulai was leading the Senior MGP when it was stopped on the 4th and final lap, he crossed the line leading at the end of lap 3, the...
warrior Race Week 22 9,240 04-06-2019, 12:43 AM
    Thread: Monday 3rd June - Report Links & Results
Post: RE: Monday 3rd June

(03-06-2019, 08:36 AM)Chris_Sav Wrote: 0830hrs and Mountain Road is closed from the look of the police car at the bungalow on the webcams, hope it's nothing serious. [edit] More than one RTC accord...
warrior Race Week 22 9,240 03-06-2019, 09:57 AM
    Thread: Monday 3rd June - Report Links & Results
Post: RE: Monday 3rd June

That makes more sense then, I wondered how they would manage time wise if it was still a 6 Lapper!!
warrior Race Week 22 9,240 02-06-2019, 11:59 PM
    Thread: Monday 3rd June - Report Links & Results
Post: RE: Monday 3rd June

Thats incredibly tight scheduling!! a 1045hrs start gives effectively just 2 hours to get everyone home from a 6 lap race and then get the chairs assembled on the line 15 minutes before their 1300hrs ...
warrior Race Week 22 9,240 02-06-2019, 09:49 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 73,038 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 73,038 26-05-2019, 10:49 PM
    Thread: MCGUINESS AND RUTTER HEAD BATHAM MUGEN CHALLENGE FOR SES TT ZERO HONOURS
Post: RE: MCGUINESS AND RUTTER HEAD BATHAM MUGEN CHALLEN...

I know what you mean, I've thought about it a lot myself, but you have to consider if the class had existed in Joeys time he too would have been out there, and no doubt riding a Mugen.
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 8 2,904 15-05-2019, 08:13 AM
    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 Related Posts (Only) 3 6,262 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 10,713 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 15,995 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 & Former Classic TT 1 5,814 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 Related Posts (Only) 12 24,435 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 Related Posts (Only) 16 27,178 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 18,815 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 8,168 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 14,981 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 14,981 14-06-2018, 11:07 AM
    Thread: Jodie Kidd and Matt Roberts lead new presenter line up for Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Jodie Kidd and Matt Roberts lead new presenter...

I think we have to accept that there will always be a lead-in and a re-cap, along with circuit map etc, because as the popularity of the event grows this means at the start of each episode, someone, s...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 25 10,524 10-06-2018, 10:29 PM
    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 Related Posts (Only) 16 27,178 07-06-2018, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Honda UK provide Official Cars and Motorcycles for Isle of Man TT
Post: RE: Honda UK provide Official Cars and Motorcycles...

Put it this way, I drove past them all parked in a line on pit lane last night, and there are far more of them than the couple they need for official duties, so it's not hard to guess what the others ...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 1,551 23-05-2018, 08:47 PM
    Thread: SUTER Racing at TT2018
Post: RE: SUTER Racing at TT2018

Bruce had the YZR500 round at 127.496, the Suter Is 2 decades further on it terms of brake and suspension components, and can run slicks. With a current TT rider at the top of his game, and if the po...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 11 4,245 18-03-2018, 12:30 AM
    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 17,395 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 10,130 17-03-2018, 01:55 PM
    Thread: SUTER Racing at TT2018
Post: RE: SUTER Racing at TT2018

Last price I saw quoted which was for the Mk1 a couple of years ago, was circa £100k I think Ian got it round at 121ish in 2016
warrior Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 11 4,245 16-03-2018, 09:51 AM
    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 16,696 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 15,109 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 5,949 31-01-2018, 08:00 PM
    Thread: Hutchy V Dunlop Media Rubbish
Post: Hutchy V Dunlop Media Rubbish

Am I alone in thinking that all the cultivated Hutchy V Dunlop rubbish which this year seemed to be pushed in everyone's faces by the promoters of the TT, and which in turn was eagerly grasped by the ...
warrior Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 16 5,076 10-06-2017, 02:26 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 11,672 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 6,300 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 15,697 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 & Former Classic TT 3 8,629 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 10,319 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 Related Posts (Only) 12 19,409 22-12-2016, 09:18 PM