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    Thread: Where did we watch.
Post: RE: Where did we watch.

Practice June 2. Walk to Bottom of Bray Hill outside of the course (always the first evening). Portaloo, food wagon. June 3 in the paddock June 4 Walk to Braddan Bridge outside the course. Entrance ...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 12,280 18-06-2022, 04:11 PM
    Thread: Last visit next year.
Post: RE: Last visit next year.

5.50 for at pint of Guinness...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 2,610 14-06-2022, 07:10 PM
    Thread: 1st Practice report
Post: RE: 1st Practice report

(30-05-2022, 01:38 PM)luca Wrote: Hello captain, do you know if complete Qualy and Race Result Sheets and Lap by Lap in pdf will be available, as usual in the past years? If yes, where? Many thanks...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 7,350 05-06-2022, 03:49 PM
    Thread: Are you there yet
Post: RE: Are you there yet

Not now...but June 2nd!
SILJA Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 1,875 27-05-2022, 09:36 AM
    Thread: TT Radio commentary
Post: RE: TT Radio commentary

(10-05-2022, 12:13 PM)Nasher Wrote: I personally don't like earpods, but my FM/AM radio from Lidl has an earphone socket & earphone - bought it a few years ago for less than a tenner of my pensi...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 12,312 17-05-2022, 11:14 AM
    Thread: Food and beer
Post: RE: Food and beer

No doubt. Queens at The Promenade in Douglas.
SILJA General Discussion 10 3,594 14-05-2022, 06:34 AM
    Thread: TT Radio commentary
Post: RE: TT Radio commentary

Mail correspondens with Manx Radio yesterday: Hello, I'm coming again to The TT from Sweden. I understand that there has been some changes after the pandemic. My question is if the "TT radio" will be ...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 12,312 10-05-2022, 10:48 AM
    Thread: TT Radio commentary
Post: RE: TT Radio commentary

(09-05-2022, 07:43 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: According to all sources - Radio TT will remain a free service on 1368am and Manx Radio digital and requires no subscription The new set up means c...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 14 12,312 09-05-2022, 09:22 AM
    Thread: Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from Silja in Sweden!
Post: Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from Silja in S...

http://siljaspics.blogspot.com/2021/12/x-mas-2021.html
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 3,021 19-12-2021, 10:59 AM
    Thread: Forum Recommendations
Post: RE: Forum Recommendations

See my second enclosed picture above. Where shall I type the the confirmation code? Can't find where to type. Suggestions?
SILJA General Discussion 26 11,197 09-09-2021, 11:09 AM
    Thread: Forum Recommendations
Post: RE: Forum Recommendations

I've been a member in "between the hedges" for several years. At the moment I can't log in. Password doesn't fit. Trying to create a new account is impossible. Where shall I type the confirmation code...
SILJA General Discussion 26 11,197 08-09-2021, 08:45 AM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Malcolm, I'm so sad to hear about your health problems. I've daily checked here the last 7 years. Take care and I wish you all the best in the future. Silja.
SILJA ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 23,074 31-08-2021, 08:44 AM
    Thread: out of Action For A Wee While.
Post: RE: out of Action For A Wee While.

Get well soon Malcolm! All the best from Sweden.
SILJA ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 23 11,282 27-07-2021, 09:32 AM
    Thread: Bennetts BSB: How to watch the action in 2021 across the globe
Post: RE: Bennetts BSB: How to watch the action in 2021 ...

Earlier we could watch these races live at Eurosport in Sweden. Wonder why it's gone... Sad.
SILJA Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 1,735 24-06-2021, 07:00 AM
    Thread: CANCELLATION OF THE 2021 CLASSIC TT RACES
Post: RE: CANCELLATION OF THE 2021 CLASSIC TT RACES

What about MGP? Is it included in the Classic cancellation, please? Yes the Manx has also been cancelled - Just announced on the MGP Website. Malcolm
SILJA Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 3,427 10-03-2021, 01:11 PM
    Thread: Peter williams
Post: RE: Peter williams

I heard a talk by Peter Williams at the Swedish museum MC Collection some years ago. He talked about something that I never thought about. That the outgoing shaft from the gear box on a motorbike is b...
SILJA General Discussion 7 4,744 23-12-2020, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Seasons Geetings 2020
Post: RE: Seasons Geetings 2020

I wish Malcolm and all the members a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
SILJA General Discussion 21 12,054 23-12-2020, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Doubts about TT2021
Post: RE: Doubts about TT2021

I'm both doubtgul and hopeful. Please note that a vaccine prevents people to be infected but it doesn't cure the disease. As Isle of Man is an island it's easier to "hold the borders" if no starngers ...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 17,870 22-07-2020, 08:37 PM
    Thread: My Yamaha Story - Various Riders
Post: RE: My Yamaha Story - Various Riders

Hmm, I'm definitely not a Yamaha icon but I was owner of an Yamaha already in 1970. 50 years ago. The little thing was an AT1, 125cc two-stroke, single cylinder. Enduro was not common in these days bu...
SILJA General Discussion 1 2,323 04-07-2020, 10:14 AM
    Thread: TT Sound Stories
Post: RE: TT Sound Stories

Hi Rick, Yes there are some tips here: https://www.yoursoundmatters.com/top-rec...hould-own/ Ther ultra sonic I've never tried but it looks good. Concerning my two badly worn out LP's they were affe...
SILJA General Discussion 9 7,798 09-06-2020, 09:06 AM
    Thread: Not happy...
Post: RE: Not happy...

And we should start our chartered flight directly from Sweden on Thursday. I was planning to celebrate 50 years since my first visit 1970. I have to wait some more. No one knows at the moment for how ...
SILJA General Discussion 15 10,254 29-05-2020, 10:06 AM
    Thread: TT Sound Stories
Post: RE: TT Sound Stories

I had a vinyl LP recorded 1967 at the Diamond Jubilee Race. We played it in the garage every day in the winters in the late 60s and early 70s. At last the end came and the record was not possible the ...
SILJA General Discussion 9 7,798 20-05-2020, 08:04 AM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

I was a bus driver in Orebro, Sweden 1970. For five years I had worked nine hours a day in the light blue Scania Vabis busses. The steering was heavy as the engine was in the front beside the driver. ...
SILJA General Discussion 47 28,813 31-03-2020, 08:14 AM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Quote from (my): http://siljasttknowledge.blogspot.com/ Left hander. The farmer used and old head board from a bed for a gate into the field. The gate, presumably due to neglect or damage, had been su...
SILJA General Discussion 47 28,813 31-03-2020, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Coronavirus affects on TT - Government Statement & Comments
Post: RE: Coronavirus affects on TT - Government Stateme...

(26-02-2020, 07:16 PM)boon345 Wrote: Will we get a full refund if its called off,as most people have paid in full for boat, hotel,camping, home stay Don't think so. Probably it will be a force majeu...
SILJA General Discussion 9 7,250 26-02-2020, 10:25 PM
    Thread: Coronavirus affects on TT - Government Statement & Comments
Post: The Corona virus.

The virus is spreading more and more. No one knows now but I wonder about the forum members opinion. Is there a risk that the TT 2020 will be stopped by the virus?
SILJA General Discussion 9 7,250 26-02-2020, 08:27 AM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

(04-02-2020, 11:11 AM)Splashdown Wrote: Fabulous photo. That is indeed May Hill. Am I right in thinking that the Park that is on the inside of the corner is called Coronation Park? This would be bui...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 04-02-2020, 02:11 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

(04-02-2020, 12:03 AM)Moderator2 Wrote: Brilliant work Silja!! I would say that is the at foot of what we know as May Hill Yes sure! I agree. If it's shot the same day as the crash that named Edge's...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 04-02-2020, 10:37 AM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

Thank you Splashdown. I got a picture at the Manx Forum. It shows Mr. Cecil Edge on a postcard image taken at the 1905 Gordon Bennett event marked "Cecil Edge,  Queen's Pier Road, Ramsey". There is ev...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 03-02-2020, 03:53 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

Thank you eman1948! The knowledge about Cecil Edge's accident comes from local newspapers from that time! Aviable at Manx Museum.
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 02-02-2020, 12:41 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

The reason why this task came up is that I got a question concerning Edgar’s Corner and a sidecar crash on the TT Course in the 1959 TT races.   I soon remembered that the sidecar race 1959 took place...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 01-02-2020, 11:42 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

Yes I know almost all of that you write. But at several places on the net it's written about Edges Corner that got its name in 1920. Its said to be the first corner that got its name from a rider. The...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 01-02-2020, 04:05 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

There is a problem now and then with internet. As soon as you publish something new it's very often copied to other sites without checking if it's true. Good method to spread lies! Maybe I've found su...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 01-02-2020, 10:53 AM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: RE: New name found for a corner.

I believe that the sidecar race 1959 was on Clypse Course and that will fit with your suggestion Edges Corner.  It's a probably a miss spelling or miss hearing. I don't know in what newspaper Edgar's ...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 31-01-2020, 10:35 PM
    Thread: New name found for a corner.
Post: New name found for a corner.

In a newspaper from 1959 there is a report about a racing crash on the TT course at "Edgar's Corner". A Matchless sidecar unit came off there. No one was badly hurt. Is it known where that corner is, ...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 18 17,972 31-01-2020, 03:50 PM
    Thread: Seasons Greetings
Post: RE: Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you from Sweden.
SILJA General Discussion 9 24,354 22-12-2019, 12:56 PM
    Thread: Tributes paid to Harold Leece, who has passed away
Post: RE: Tributes paid to Harold Leece, who has passed ...

I've visited Harold in his garden for a couple of times including some cups of tea. Really sad news. R.I.P. Harold. Condolences to the family.
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 5,099 04-12-2019, 11:39 AM
    Thread: Glen Lough camping.
Post: RE: Glen Lough camping.

(18-11-2019, 02:57 PM)taxman Wrote: Sorry Jan but I've not found anything yet. Roy Moore has promised he'll have a look through his collection so I'll follow up with him. Thank you taxman. No hurry ...
SILJA General Discussion 6 5,947 19-11-2019, 11:06 AM
    Thread: Glen Lough camping.
Post: RE: Glen Lough camping.

(12-11-2019, 02:01 PM)taxman Wrote: There's a couple of facebook nostalgia pages. I'll have a look through later for you Jan. Thank you HammerHead and taxman. I'm not a member of Facebook so I appre...
SILJA General Discussion 6 5,947 13-11-2019, 10:06 AM
    Thread: Glen Lough camping.
Post: RE: Glen Lough camping.

Anyone who knows where to ask for a picture, please? I've tried booknow@glenloughcampsite.com No reply yet.
SILJA General Discussion 6 5,947 08-11-2019, 12:33 PM
    Thread: Glen Lough camping.
Post: Glen Lough camping.

I was visiting Isle of Man the first time in 1970. That means a 50 years anniversary 2020 and I’ll show up again next year for sure. I’ve been on the island about 15 times through the years. Because ...
SILJA General Discussion 6 5,947 07-11-2019, 10:29 AM
    Thread: All done and dusted
Post: RE: All done and dusted

I'll arrive in Ronaldsway next Thursday by chartered airplane directly from Stockholm, Sweden for 10 nights. We're 100 fans flying and living  together. Takes only a couple of hours. We leave 10 am in...
SILJA General Discussion 5 5,763 22-05-2019, 07:40 AM
    Thread: lap records through the years
Post: RE: lap records through the years

Hi Luca, very nice to see you here! Please what stands the (f) and (p) for? Is there any additional data after 2002 as well?
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 20,640 28-03-2019, 11:50 AM
    Thread: lap records through the years
Post: RE: lap records through the years

The course that’s used today started to be used in 1911. Named “The Snaefell Mountain Course” or “The Mountain Course” or as I, among others say, ”The TT-Course”. There were no races during the World ...
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 20,640 24-03-2019, 02:58 PM
    Thread: lap records through the years
Post: RE: lap records through the years

Luca, Are you here? Maybe you can help, please?
SILJA TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 20,640 24-03-2019, 12:26 PM
    Thread: IOM sidecar weekend challenge...? all dated Jul 1971
Post: RE: IOM sidecar weekend challenge...? all dated Ju...

Yes, I can confirm that the Crescent outboard engine, that was used in some motorbikes, was water cooled. I worked in the firm that constructed it. It was a three cylinders two stroke 500cc. There wer...
SILJA Quiz Questions 7 10,171 20-01-2019, 02:03 PM
    Thread: Quarterbridge mystery bike/rider, undated
Post: RE: Quarterbridge mystery bike/rider, undated

According to the program and results list for 1971 number 82 in the Junior was Chris Gregory on a 348 Norton. He "failed to complete one lap ".
SILJA Quiz Questions 7 15,907 14-01-2019, 03:23 PM
    Thread: Three more TT mystery photos... can you help?
Post: RE: Three more TT mystery photos... can you help?

All the pictures are sorted out! They are from 1970. Number 98 is Peter Aitken (maybe from South Africa) on a 250 Yamaha. Number 53 is Don Ryder on a 125 Bultaco. Number 70 is Peter Platt on a Greeve...
SILJA Quiz Questions 7 9,913 06-01-2019, 06:43 PM
    Thread: Can anyone help identify this TT turn?
Post: RE: Can anyone help identify this TT turn?

Things on this thread are sorted out! The Quarter Bridge picture is from 1971 on practice. The first rider is number 21, Nev (maybe Ralph) Watts on a Honda CR93. The second rider on a 125 Maico with ...
SILJA Quiz Questions 20 21,711 06-01-2019, 05:39 PM
    Thread: Can anyone help identify this TT turn?
Post: RE: Can anyone help identify this TT turn?

Facts about "the mystery" pictures will show up soon. It's just to read the programs for 1970 and 1971. Somewhere are the result lists as well but they have to be found here at home somewhere...
SILJA Quiz Questions 20 21,711 04-01-2019, 03:21 PM