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    Thread: Where are we watching from.
Post: RE: Where are we watching from.

Last flag station I ended up parked at was Cammall Farm after Bagarrow Bottom on Saturday.....the Superbikes are in one bucking, weaving wheelying arc coming head on and past to 13th Milestone......lo...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 18 8,395 13-06-2024, 01:28 PM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

Heading back to UK later today ... for me there's far too much going with the increased amount of races which isn't reflected in the amount of potential sessions available including contingency sessio...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 43 9,920 13-06-2024, 10:37 AM
    Thread: Where are we watching from.
Post: RE: Where are we watching from.

(07-06-2024, 09:06 AM)Chrisp955 Wrote: Is the service road at the back of windy corner ridable? Was thinking of May hill today. There been a lot of building work there. We use to view from the field...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 18 8,395 07-06-2024, 09:31 AM
    Thread: Where are we watching from.
Post: RE: Where are we watching from.

So far in Response Car and Marshalling i've been to Black Hut, Guthries, Ballig x 2, Cronk y Voddy, Kirk Michael, Windy Corner, QB, Braddan Bridge ... more to come
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 18 8,395 06-06-2024, 08:49 PM
    Thread: New format, old problems
Post: RE: New format, old problems

Hate to say it but the hurried far too cramped current format is going the same way as The Manx with too many qualifying / racing sessions overly dependent on favourable weather and hopefully no red f...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 28 11,535 06-06-2024, 08:18 PM
    Thread: Grandstand Camera
Post: RE: Grandstand Camera

(24-05-2024, 05:37 PM)arzed Wrote: Anyone know if they're going to have a camera at the Grandstand tower like they did last year? If not, why not, it was heckin' great! Really helped the 'being ther...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 7 1,444 24-05-2024, 06:04 PM
    Thread: TT weather
Post: RE: TT weather

It looks very typically changeable but the constant is the mid-teens temp which with the usual breeze makes it nadgery narky chilly being outside...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 18 11,355 23-05-2024, 11:17 AM
    Thread: TT weather
Post: RE: TT weather

the boat over Tuesday evening was positively lovely calm sunny with a fab sunset coming into Douglas leading me/us into a false dawn of rain, hoolie wind and that grey cold dampness which very much re...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 18 11,355 23-05-2024, 10:20 AM
    Thread: TT fotbridge may be re-instated
Post: RE: TT fotbridge may be re-instated

When you have that ill-informed blert Crookall saying there's another bridge just 200 metres away you know nothing will happen - the other bridge at St Ninians might be 200m away in a straight line bu...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 1 544 23-05-2024, 10:12 AM
    Thread: The TT2024 Buzz is Go
Post: RE: The TT2024 Buzz is Go

(16-05-2024, 06:45 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: Great stuff! Cheers Alfie. :party2: :jumpjoy: No probs Cap'n - my sister sent them over, i'll get more posted when I arrive on Tuesday, packing of M...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 5 6,248 18-05-2024, 09:31 AM
    Thread: Italian bike night in port erin
Post: RE: Italian bike night in port erin

https://www.facebook.com/events/46214185...f=newsfeed
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 8 10,185 17-05-2024, 09:39 PM
    Thread: TT 2024... What's ya plans
Post: RE: TT 2024... What's ya plans

Busy every practice & race day with Response Car driving / TTMA and parking up in van Port Erin a few nights in between and paddleboarding to wind down, when TT has finished i'll be helping out at...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 22 16,046 17-05-2024, 08:58 AM
    Thread: The TT2024 Buzz is Go
Post: The TT2024 Buzz is Go

[Image: https://i.ibb.co/DwvbJJH/IMG-20240515-WA0006.jpg] [Image: https://i.ibb.co/B2QgR2P/IMG-20240515-WA0004.jpg] [Image: https://i.ibb.co/2vf4MNn/IMG-20240515-WA0005.jpg] The TTMA is by the Hailwoo...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 5 6,248 15-05-2024, 09:24 PM
    Thread: Sarah's Cottage
Post: RE: Sarah's Cottage

If everything is on schedule on Sunday it's Roads Closed 12:30, Warm-up Lap 13:30 with Superbike Race 14:40........seconding that I think Legacy Lap is 10am, it has been 9:30 in the past and that the ...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 10 10,385 15-05-2024, 07:39 AM
    Thread: Grandstand parking 'overhauled' for TT2024
Post: RE: Grandstand parking 'overhauled' for TT2024

As Nasher says and inhouse local govt/council/authority goon wrangling about the access gate in the bricked/stone wall from St Ninians which apparently didn't have planning permission.....the bit I st...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 3 1,495 12-05-2024, 08:50 AM
    Thread: How did he survive that. Paul cassidy.
Post: RE: How did he survive that. Paul cassidy.

Simple lovely fate that's all ....
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 2 555 10-05-2024, 10:16 PM
    Thread: Liverpool port
Post: RE: Liverpool port

There's a surprise ........... said nobody. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-m...me-for-tt/
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 6 2,116 10-05-2024, 12:34 PM
    Thread: IOM Ferry
Post: RE: IOM Ferry

I've read about a coach being put on from Liverpool .. yes they can do this as the Steam Racket is basically the Manx Govt although they'll state with a sidestep they are "at arms length" owners.... h...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 2 1,161 10-05-2024, 12:32 PM
    Thread: Not long now
Post: RE: Not long now

I'm over on 21st, i'll get some build-up paddock/course buzz pics put up.....if you fancy paddleboarding at Port Erin let me know..
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 12 11,361 09-05-2024, 10:10 PM
    Thread: New course signs for TT 2024
Post: RE: New course signs for TT 2024

(09-05-2024, 07:49 AM)Nasher Wrote: Cue lots of old people moaning that they don't like the new signs and they should bring back the old ones! :icon_biggrin: sadly the IoM has a small but loud inf...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 14 10,450 09-05-2024, 03:22 PM
    Thread: Advise on Barregarrow
Post: RE: Advise on Barregarrow

Gardeners Lane area is accessible on closed roads with a little walk from the shops n food at Ramsey, seem to recall there's a bus stop in that area on the run down to Schoolhouse.
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 8 10,505 08-05-2024, 08:58 AM
    Thread: TT Busses
Post: RE: TT Busses

(29-04-2024, 09:27 AM)Chrisp955 Wrote: I stay in a home stay  near the Rosemount.iv never bothered with the busses as I go on my bike and drink in Douglas. But this year I would like a night out in ...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 8 10,473 29-04-2024, 10:22 PM
    Thread: slight increase to Steam Packet prices
Post: RE: slight increase to Steam Packet prices

The sign of things to come is a reduced service with increased fares - the good old fashioned carbon footprint excuse appetisers have already been served and the current malarkey with wind and tide ex...
Alfie Noakes Southern 100 Meetings 3 959 17-04-2024, 03:48 PM
    Thread: McGuinness in 'really good spot' for 109th TT start.
Post: RE: McGuinness in 'really good spot' for 109th TT ...

He was in/on very good form at Bikes n Banter at Kassam Stadium Oxford couple weeks ago along with Deano and Jamie Whitham .. his genuine love for the TT and IoM obviously still strong...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,013 16-04-2024, 08:18 PM
    Thread: Manx Village Food Market plan for TT 2024
Post: RE: Manx Village Food Market plan for TT 2024

(07-04-2024, 09:06 PM)Chrisp955 Wrote: I can't see the £7 burger vans being happy with cheeper food being sold next door. That is somewhat curious given the mention of nominal pitch fees as the expe...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 2 3,197 08-04-2024, 12:26 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I was TT lost trying to figure where Lougher would be out from behind the screen on a 125 on the run towards Ramsey or the climb towards Gooseneck
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 577,041 03-04-2024, 05:14 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

S100 ?
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 577,041 02-04-2024, 07:38 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Tower Bends ?
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 577,041 02-04-2024, 05:47 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

ooooh Tricky Sticky ...... i'll go both barrels with one just before Ballacrye and the other Churchtown
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 577,041 01-04-2024, 08:55 PM
    Thread: Viewing Points - Advice please
Post: RE: Viewing Points - Advice please

End of Cronk y Voddy straight is mega fast with big change of direction and you can wander from the crossroads through to the dip - there's a charge for parking/access but well worth it and accessible...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 5 14,221 29-03-2024, 10:59 PM
    Thread: New TT scoreboard 'not a priority'!
Post: RE: New TT scoreboard 'not a priority'!

Yeah Nasher defo - see you all over there......I can see/understand all sides of the board discussion...the big point raised by those who worked on the boards with the scoreboard while that it being o...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,847 23-03-2024, 10:28 AM
    Thread: New TT scoreboard 'not a priority'!
Post: RE: New TT scoreboard 'not a priority'!

It's the very typical Manx Govt snide approach to the whole thing that has naffed me off - a well managed decline of the structure then demolish it on the surprise surprise grounds of HnS with no new ...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,847 22-03-2024, 07:40 PM
    Thread: Norton boss Stuart Garner 'should gave gone to prison...'
Post: RE: Norton boss Stuart Garner 'should gave gone to...

Garner was never more than a jumped up thieving firework salesman..
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 2 614 21-03-2024, 10:14 PM
    Thread: Davey Todd on TT Supersport Ducati
Post: Davey Todd on TT Supersport Ducati

Davey Todd to ride a Ducati at 2024 Isle of Man TT | Road Racing | Crash
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,296 20-03-2024, 12:03 PM
    Thread: Drones
Post: RE: Drones

Hi David, this might help https://www.gov.im/news/2023/may/17/rest...-circuits/
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 2 1,319 16-03-2024, 08:45 PM
    Thread: Gorse lea this year
Post: RE: Gorse lea this year

(16-02-2024, 10:28 AM)Mike34 Wrote: Thanks, We have a homestay in Crosby so might be walking up there. Or take the bus. We have never been there so would be great. Vehicle access also when roads ar...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 10 17,810 16-02-2024, 11:22 AM
    Thread: Gorse lea this year
Post: RE: Gorse lea this year

It's all good - 7am you'll have a choice but won't be alone at Gorse Lea, get your spec covered then sit further back in field while the sun comes over the trees or sit on wall and watch / listen to t...
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 10 17,810 16-02-2024, 09:11 AM
    Thread: As I age, I change, it seems
Post: RE: As I age, I change, it seems

Born IoM a few hours after the 67 Ago v Hailwood Senior, mum n dad were told off by the local Bobby who they knew for watching at Hillberry as I was overdue and an ambulance would be slow getting to H...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 11 3,445 11-02-2024, 06:34 PM
    Thread: The 3 Legs Of ?
Post: RE: The 3 Legs Of ?

Hi B499, These get discussed regularly on a Facebook page called Manx Nostalgia ... it's a genuinely good well behaved and managed FB page which has all sorts of lovely Manx history including the TT /...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 1 1,402 03-02-2024, 10:43 PM
    Thread: Popular TT campsite to close after TT 2024
Post: RE: Popular TT campsite to close after TT 2024

HOLD the back page .... https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-m...e-in-2025/
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 3 1,759 30-01-2024, 05:42 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

I remember the old iomtt forum and at many times it was a complete clown's bunfight of nonsense involving outright trolls and those special "people" who inanely and repetitively say they don't like ...
Alfie Noakes ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 84 30,609 10-01-2024, 12:49 PM
    Thread: Laylaw Classic Racing call it quits. UPDATE!!!
Post: RE: Laylaw Classic Racing call it quits. UPDATE!!!

excellent news - was stationed at K-Tree Conker Fields at MGP ... hearing all the 2-pokes approaching was delightful as was seeing them handle and steer like they were on rails..
Alfie Noakes Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 4 1,949 09-01-2024, 02:16 PM
    Thread: Ulster GP 2024 Cancelled
Post: Ulster GP 2024 Cancelled

more bad insurance news .. Ulster Grand Prix 2024 cancelled | BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Alfie Noakes Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 3 1,530 09-01-2024, 11:22 AM
    Thread: Jack (Jackie) Wood RIP
Post: Jack (Jackie) Wood RIP

A true gent who was CoC for my MGP / TT's .... Jack always spoke to the riders on friendly but very professional first name terms at a level which naturally because he had raced himself commanded resp...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 0 495 29-12-2023, 11:30 AM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Malcolm's plaque is still in place and looking fine .... best seasonal rgds to you all from Alfie and IoM .... hiked up Snaefell yesterday with my son while the weather was good / clear .... very refr...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 60 19,296 20-12-2023, 11:08 AM
    Thread: manxman
Post: RE: manxman

Deckhand Noakes Xmas update .. . .. .. .. . .. Well it sailed on time and there was a fair SWish oncoming swell on which didn't seem to affect stability comfort as much as the Ben would have done BU...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 9 9,551 17-12-2023, 11:49 AM
    Thread: manxman
Post: RE: manxman

I'm heading back to my home isle on the 15th for a few weeks ... hopefully it won't be too windy, the tide won't be too low and they might have got the hang of actually driving the thing if there's a ...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 9 9,551 01-12-2023, 09:21 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Gotta be B'Gow with that white stonework ... it's curious for pics and video through there as a lot of the perspectives / pov's i've seen don't convey how steep the hill actually is
Alfie Noakes ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 577,041 30-11-2023, 08:58 PM
    Thread: BSA 499 Connecting Rod
Post: RE: BSA 499 Connecting Rod

Hi B499, buying from USA there's the duty/vat to be paid - there's various online calculators, just google "import duty calculator" and you should able to see how much the total cost will be, from mem...
Alfie Noakes General Discussion 3 1,480 18-11-2023, 10:59 PM
    Thread: Attention Paddock! Attention Paddock
Post: RE: Attention Paddock! Attention Paddock

Damp patches from Crosby through Greeba ... sidecars going out first [Image: https://i.ibb.co/59CnsrQ/IMG-20231020-WA0000.jpg]
Alfie Noakes TT Related Posts (Only) 9 8,157 20-10-2023, 09:57 AM