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    Thread: Push Starts
Post: Push Starts

Do you recall the days when most motorcycle races were push starts? My first foray into motorcycle racing was on an RD400 Yamaha production racer and production races were always clutch starts. When I...
bsa499 General Discussion 1 206 Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    Thread: TT2022 More Bad News
Post: TT2022 More Bad News

Terrible news, sadly sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel has died from his injuries resulting from the crash in the first Sidecar TT, which also resulted in the death of the driver Cesar Chanel.
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 1,144 25-10-2022, 09:43 PM
    Thread: Phil Read
Post: Phil Read

Phil Read, one of the all time great motorcycle racers, died today aged 83. Somewhat overshadowed by the incomparable Mike Hailwood he still won 7 world championships 8 TT's and 1 MGP and numerous sho...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 2,322 06-10-2022, 09:41 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

A plaque would be a nice gesture and I too would be happy to contribute but, I think the finest gesture we could all make is the one that Chris_Sav is leading so well. That being the continuation of a...
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,546 15-09-2022, 05:06 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Many thanks, you've done some sterling work Chris. I'll happily contribute to any costs too.
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,546 06-09-2022, 03:24 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Many thanks for passing on this sad, sad news to us all Chris. I came onto this forum when the previous TT forum folded and Malcolm's patient and considered monitoring of 'our' forum was always greatl...
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,546 05-09-2022, 07:12 PM
    Thread: MGP Delays
Post: RE: MGP Delays

Many thanks Nasher, I did look on the MGP website but didn't spot it. Can you tell me whereabouts on their website it is/was.
bsa499 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 1,588 31-08-2022, 09:58 AM
    Thread: MGP Delays
Post: MGP Delays

My wife and I have just returned home from marshaling at the 2022 MGP. We're both experienced marshals and both enjoyed the event, albeit, in my opinion, it was a week too short and was sadly lacking ...
bsa499 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 6 1,588 31-08-2022, 08:52 AM
    Thread: Sadly another statement, the Stocktons this time
Post: RE: Sadly another statement, the Stocktons this ti...

Following the two disastrous Sidecar TT incidents I suspect that Ago's leap won't be a feature of the TT Course in 2023!
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 2,601 11-06-2022, 02:19 PM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

Great video coverage again last night. I thought the paddock and warm up area commentary was pretty banal but I also thought the actual practice commentaries from Dave Johnson and Des Founds were exce...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 29,022 01-06-2022, 08:23 AM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

I watched TT+ last night for the first time and was impressed. I'm wasn't quite sure about the standard of commentary, but overall full marks.
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 29,022 31-05-2022, 08:32 AM
    Thread: Pre TT Practice times
Post: RE: Pre TT Practice times

It's great to see a big sidecar entry, I'm a massive sidecar racing fan particularly when they're racing on public road race courses.
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 2,138 28-05-2022, 08:52 AM
    Thread: Late Decision
Post: RE: Late Decision

Many thanks for the responses to my request, in particular your kind offer Crisp.
bsa499 General Discussion 6 2,079 18-05-2022, 08:11 AM
    Thread: Late Decision
Post: Late Decision

I've made a (very) late decision to go over to the Island for a couple of days for a bit of TT practice and racing. I have accomodation, the problem is getting there and back so I'm considering travel...
bsa499 General Discussion 6 2,079 17-05-2022, 02:30 PM
    Thread: Viewing at The Bungalow
Post: RE: Viewing at The Bungalow

The Bungalow is a great spectator spot, as already noted it has great access while the racing/practicing is on and there's a good long view of riders approaching and departing including serious accele...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 7 11,408 28-04-2022, 08:38 AM
    Thread: Parish Walk Accomodation
Post: RE: Parish Walk Accomodation

You have a PM Heather.
bsa499 Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 2 1,099 27-04-2022, 02:08 PM
    Thread: Classic Race Tyres
Post: Classic Race Tyres

I’m planning to get my BSA B50 road racer out of the garage and race it for the first time in 8 years! During that time no doubt both classic racing tyre technology and manufacturers have changed. I’m...
bsa499 General Discussion 0 1,427 19-04-2022, 10:20 AM
    Thread: Thoughts and predictions
Post: RE: Thoughts and predictions

There's no doubt about the straight line speed of the Ducati, it will be very interesting to see the Sulby speed trap results. There's also no doubt about MD's talent and Paul Bird and his team's comm...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 13,483 13-04-2022, 08:13 AM
    Thread: Forum Recommendations
Post: RE: Forum Recommendations

I've tried 'the other forum' but it's not a patch on this one. This forum is a credit to to you Malcolm I, and I'm sure all 'the regulars', wish you well throughout your current tribulations. The moun...
bsa499 General Discussion 26 11,248 31-03-2022, 03:06 PM
    Thread: Parish Walk Accomodation
Post: Parish Walk Accomodation

I'm a longstanding TT_MGP supporter and forum member and I'm also a keen long distance walker. My normal TT_MGP hosts are away in the USA when this year's Parish Walk takes place so I'm seeking altern...
bsa499 Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 2 1,099 27-02-2022, 02:47 PM
    Thread: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes are announced.
Post: RE: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes...

I’ve been going to the Island for the fantastic Mountain Course races since 1962, latterly mainly to the Manx, and I liked they were organised, monitored and reported. But I’m trying to be positive ab...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 12,116 24-02-2022, 04:32 PM
    Thread: MANX GRAND PRIX 2022
Post: RE: MANX GRAND PRIX 2022

This 'reorganisation' strikes me as a classic example of reinventing the wheel. In fact the 'new' format is almost identical to my first MGP in 1993, albeit there was a lot more practice time for comp...
bsa499 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 19 5,571 22-02-2022, 11:29 PM
    Thread: Chief sector marshal removed from post after 'critical comments'
Post: RE: Chief sector marshal removed from post after '...

I can't see anything wrong with Mike Brown's post, he's entitled to his opinion and there's certainly nothing controversial or disparaging in his missive, can this really be the cause of the bother? I...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 2,800 25-01-2022, 04:32 PM
    Thread: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRMED
Post: RE: MANX GRAND PRIX AND CLASSIC TT REVIEW CONFIRME...

I was never a fan of the Classic TT format which effectively created two separate race meetings in one. I have competed in both MGP’s and Classic TT’s and always thought that the whole Classic TT_MGP ...
bsa499 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 10 4,154 18-01-2022, 10:54 AM
    Thread: Tony Jefferies - R.I.P.
Post: RE: Tony Jefferies - R.I.P.

Tony Jefferies was a true class act, a real chip off the Jefferies block and a true TT great. I particularly remember his brilliant 1971 Junior TT win on a Yamsel. That was in the days when racing on ...
bsa499 General Discussion 5 2,110 31-12-2021, 12:59 PM
    Thread: Seasons Greetings
Post: RE: Seasons Greetings

Have a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year Malcolm, you thoroughly deserve it. Also I hope all forum members enjoy a great Christmas and New Year. The much promoted return to road racing in 2022 ...
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 13 4,086 24-12-2021, 09:37 AM
    Thread: LONE WOLF
Post: RE: LONE WOLF

I love the sidecar TT races and Dave Molyneux's commitment to them is incredible which I both greatly admire and respect. Many people, not just the front runners, commit totally to the June and August...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 1,327 13-12-2021, 09:42 AM
    Thread: Happy Birthday
Post: RE: Happy Birthday

Happy birthday Malcolm, we're missing you.
bsa499 General Discussion 12 4,150 30-10-2021, 03:06 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

The most salient words I can think of just now are these: Get Well Soon Malcolm!
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 23,165 27-09-2021, 02:26 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Is it Dave Montgomery?
bsa499 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 298,943 07-09-2021, 09:22 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I'm not certain, but the first photo reminds me of Dave Leach. However, we all know who the second pair is. And the location? Keppel Gate methinks. I too sincerely hope this won't be your last input S...
bsa499 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 298,943 04-09-2021, 08:25 PM
    Thread: Could not wait any longer,
Post: RE: Could not wait any longer,

Many thanks HS. We'll be taking our car over as my wife will be supporting me during the E2E. Ironically my recent memories of the front at Douglas are dominated by roadworks, so no change there then!
bsa499 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 3,667 03-09-2021, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Goodbye?
Post: RE: Goodbye?

Hello CaptainS, my main 2022 IoM events will be the Parish Walk, the Southern 100 and the MGP/Classic TT so, sadly, I'll miss the TT gathering at the Old Market Inn. But, I may well see you and, hopef...
bsa499 General Discussion 5 3,562 02-09-2021, 01:55 PM
    Thread: Could not wait any longer,
Post: RE: Could not wait any longer,

My wife and I are off to the Island on Sept 17th from Liverpool for the End to End Walk on the 19th. I can't wait to get back there, I'm even looking forward to the walk. I wonder, are any other forum...
bsa499 Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 5 3,667 02-09-2021, 01:42 PM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Oh Malcolm, I'm so sorry to learn that you're still suffering with health issues. This forum is and will remain a credit to you and (like Sam Pato) I've logged in (as no doubt have many others) almos...
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 23,165 31-08-2021, 08:37 AM
    Thread: out of Action For A Wee While.
Post: RE: out of Action For A Wee While.

(12-08-2021, 09:45 PM)Malcolm Wrote: I feel that I owe you regular users of the Forum a wee bit of an update as to why I have not been posting on the Forum recently. I haven't been on here for a we...
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 23 11,333 12-08-2021, 10:12 PM
  Thumbsup Thread: Barbon Hill Climb Saturday 31st July
Post: RE: Barbon Hill Climb Saturday 31st July

Good luck on Saturday CaptainS. [Image: http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/images/i...umbsup.gif][Image: http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/images/i...umbsup.gif][Image: http://www.ttwebsite.com/forums/imag...
bsa499 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 3 2,361 29-07-2021, 06:38 PM
    Thread: out of Action For A Wee While.
Post: RE: out of Action For A Wee While.

Best wishes Malcolm, the TT Website Forum is a credit to you. I hope you're back with us all soon.
bsa499 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 23 11,333 26-07-2021, 08:49 AM
    Thread: 'Challenges ahead for next TT' - Marshals
Post: RE: 'Challenges ahead for next TT' - Marshals

My wife and I are both marshals, she's not done the IMC but I have and mine's run out. We live in the Greater Manchester area so courses located somewhere in the North West would be really handy.
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 3,445 28-06-2021, 02:55 PM
    Thread: Olivers Mount Meetings Cancelled
Post: RE: Olivers Mount Meetings Cancelled

This is a very odd tale. I sincerely hope that Oliver's Mount returns to the road race calendar in 2022.
bsa499 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 4 3,002 20-06-2021, 09:33 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Brilliant CaptainS! Another great photograph from the race in which I won my one and only replica, which I treasure!!
bsa499 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 298,943 27-04-2021, 03:46 PM
  Sad Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Many thanks are due to Sticky, CaptainS and all other photographers for this excellent thread. My photographic skills are, at best, basic and some of the images posted here are top class.
bsa499 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 298,943 27-04-2021, 11:42 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Well done Sprocket, I had the answer but you beat me to it! I was a little confused with the outfit's number, I thought it might have been 17, not 27 and, interestingly, 17 was Estelle Leblond with Me...
bsa499 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 298,943 27-04-2021, 10:00 AM
    Thread: Marquez cleared to return
Post: RE: Marquez cleared to return

(11-04-2021, 12:44 PM)eman1948 Wrote: Common sense seems to be going out of the window, Honda are only interested in one thing and it`s not Marquez after all if he breaks that again he could possibl...
bsa499 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 2 1,315 11-04-2021, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Easter Match Races
Post: Easter Match Races

How strange it is to spend a second Easter in lockdown, albeit with somewhat reduced restrictions. I recall Easter being, essentially, the start of the UK motorcycle racing season. I used to particula...
bsa499 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 5 2,886 02-04-2021, 12:22 PM
    Thread: Mike The Bike - 40 Years Ago
Post: RE: Mike The Bike - 40 Years Ago

I was lucky enough to see Mike Hailwood in action both on the TT Course and on the short circuits. He could win on anything, Manx Nortons, G50's, 7Rs, MV Agustas, Hondas, Ducatis, Suzukis, MZs etc etc...
bsa499 General Discussion 10 5,510 23-03-2021, 11:51 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Is it Steve Linsdell on the 500cc Paton stroker?
bsa499 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 298,943 14-03-2021, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Murray Walker
Post: Murray Walker

It was reported today that Murray Walker died aged 97. Nowadays he's best known as 'the voice' of Formula 1 motor racing, but well before that he succeeded his father as 'the voice' of the TT races. I...
bsa499 General Discussion 4 3,126 13-03-2021, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Statement on behalf of the Aintree MCRC
Post: RE: Statement on behalf of the Aintree MCRC

I've always enjoyed racing at Aintree, I really hope the 'issues' can be sorted.
bsa499 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 3 1,933 26-02-2021, 07:32 PM
    Thread: Chris Vincent - R.I.P.
Post: RE: Chris Vincent - R.I.P.

I agree RR, I also think he was our greatest sidecar racer. In the 'good old days' when top class international motorcycle racing was regularly held at many UK circuits, with sidecar racing always inc...
bsa499 TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 3,309 20-02-2021, 04:02 PM