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

(16-06-2024, 12:18 PM)dommyman Wrote: Sorry to hear you are unwell sticks, I wondered why I had not seen you around anywhere with your camera. Hope you get well soon. I missed the original post ther...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 21 11,000 Yesterday, 08:16 AM
    Thread: New format, old problems
Post: RE: New format, old problems

(13-06-2024, 01:56 PM)Spartacus Wrote:  lose my deposit,  Don't do that, sell it or transfer it (maybe for a small fee) if you can. You could probably make some money if you sold it! My friend coul...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 28 13,240 13-06-2024, 04:11 PM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

(13-06-2024, 12:05 PM)Nasher Wrote: Very succinctly put and imho the sooner the moaners understand this the better..... You just have to look at Southern Ireland, a few years ago it seemed to be on ...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 50 17,555 13-06-2024, 04:06 PM
    Thread: Not again
Post: RE: Not again

(13-06-2024, 02:54 PM)Nasher Wrote: My circumstances are slightly different, I tested because I was due to visit my 94 year old mum & didn't want her to catch it. I'm also isolating so as not ...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 11 1,309 13-06-2024, 03:59 PM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

(12-06-2024, 06:54 PM)Nasher Wrote: A very good point, well made I'm sure that for those people always wanting to bring back those days, it was the only time they ever saw a naked boob in their en...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 50 17,555 13-06-2024, 09:26 AM
    Thread: Not again
Post: RE: Not again

I too have had it, 3 positive tests, always do a 'best of 3' testing regime, in case of faulty tests. I made the mistake of enquiring if it was as common as 2022 on a TT Facecloth page, to be subjecte...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 11 1,309 13-06-2024, 09:13 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

I'm with changing the schedule back to something like the previous one, The BMW 85th anniversary parade lap! where did that come from,  OK, I know it went back there too, but come on,  who has ever he...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 50 17,555 12-06-2024, 02:55 PM
    Thread: Radio TT
Post: RE: Radio TT

..and Jonny Moss, that was always just plain old John Moss!  Yes, I miss those voices of old, too!
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 11 1,459 12-06-2024, 02:48 PM
    Thread: Not long now!
Post: Not long now!

Moghrey Mie to all readers! Well, another hour or so & we'll set off, we'll be early, but so what!  Have a safe TT everyone, racers & spectators, marshals & all! Probably won't be on much ...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 415 31-05-2024, 07:52 AM
    Thread: New raceday 1 timetable
Post: New raceday 1 timetable

Revised timetable for Saturday racing - [Image: https://scontent.fman4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v...e=665EAB09]
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 497 30-05-2024, 06:59 PM
    Thread: Thursday Practice cancelled
Post: Thursday Practice cancelled

You've probably heard, but, due to an RTC, practice is cancelled. They will be using the Friday evening contingency. So, folk like myself, that arrive mid afternoon, will get to see another session!
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 2 739 30-05-2024, 06:07 PM
    Thread: Practice times - all sessions
Post: Practice times - all sessions

Are available as follows, just click on the word - Superbike Supersport Superstock Supertwin Super Sidecar (they're just as super as the others!)
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 999 30-05-2024, 05:57 AM
    Thread: Remembering David Jefferies
Post: RE: Remembering David Jefferies

R.I.P. DJ. I remember listening to that Thursday afternoon practice, realising who was missing, & hoping that all was OK....
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 3 564 29-05-2024, 04:46 PM
    Thread: 2024 Practice Report - second session
Post: RE: 2024 Practice Report - second session

Thanks Chris. (29-05-2024, 08:58 AM)H2pots Wrote: They have contingency for Friday evening if need be.  Losing one evening session is not the end of the world but Wednesday and Thursday needs to g...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 7 1,312 29-05-2024, 09:08 AM
    Thread: Looking back at TT1974, half a century ago!
Post: Looking back at TT1974, half a century ago!

Half a century!! A bit scary, that! Anyway, a bit of nostalgia in this here story- https://www.iomtoday.co.im/sport/isle-of...ces-691660
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 252 29-05-2024, 08:25 AM
    Thread: Brad Pitt plans TT feature film & 'docuseries'
Post: Brad Pitt plans TT feature film & 'docuseries'

He & Channing Tatum are producing a 'docuseries' with plans to then make a feature film, read some Hollywood 'Goss'  :huh: here - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies...235909810/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 4 533 29-05-2024, 05:48 AM
    Thread: News from the paddock @ TT2024
Post: RE: News from the paddock @ TT2024

News from the paddock 2 out now, read it here-  https://roadracingnews.co.uk/tt-2024-new...paddock-2/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,327 28-05-2024, 11:24 AM
    Thread: 2024 Practice report - First session
Post: RE: Practice report - First session

Indeed Mr. Led, John on a roll after NW200, here's a link for the lists of the times for the first practice (I can't get used to calling it 'Qualifying'!!!) - https://www.visordown.com/news/racing/ro....
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 3 1,351 28-05-2024, 10:31 AM
    Thread: 2024 Practice report - First session
Post: 2024 Practice report - First session

Michael Dunlop does the business on the first day of practice,  read a bit about it here- https://www.iomttraces.com/latest/news/2...lifying-1/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 3 1,351 28-05-2024, 06:07 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 practice live timing
Post: RE: TT 2024 practice live timing

No worries, Spanners, makes it easy to get to it, when you forget to bookmark it (like me!) Hope you've been keeping well.
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,439 27-05-2024, 07:39 PM
    Thread: TT 2024 practice live timing
Post: TT 2024 practice live timing

will be here, just to save people looking, (like me! :confused:) - https://timing.iomttraces.com/schedule.html
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 4 1,439 27-05-2024, 03:20 PM
    Thread: Delay to the start of first practice
Post: RE: Delay to the start of first practice

(27-05-2024, 08:56 AM)H2pots Wrote: I got a notification on my new found whatsapp.... A milestone for a technofobe like me 😆 I'd forgotten about that! I managed to install it, eventually!, but forgo...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 7 1,088 27-05-2024, 09:11 AM
    Thread: Delay to the start of first practice
Post: Delay to the start of first practice

4 hour delay, due to low cloud & dampness - revised schedule = [Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GOkPO1IXUAE1...name=large]
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 7 1,088 27-05-2024, 08:45 AM
    Thread: The TT, according to CBS news
Post: The TT, according to CBS news

If you've got half an hour or so spare, you could watch this, from CBS news from last October, I think..  I've not watched it all myself yet, but it seems OK, seemingly quite a bit of Manx history too...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 460 27-05-2024, 07:53 AM
    Thread: News from the paddock @ TT2024
Post: News from the paddock @ TT2024

Snippets of news, thanks to RoadRacingNews.co.uk, read them here -  https://roadracingnews.co.uk/tt-2024-new...paddock-1/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,327 27-05-2024, 07:43 AM
    Thread: Countdown 2024
Post: RE: Countdown 2024

Hope you've enjoyed this years (truncated!) countdown!. The days have passed, the time has come, let's get ready to roadrace! [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...d013_c.jpg]1 (3) b...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 29 8,437 26-05-2024, 08:16 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 Fan park schedule
Post: TT 2024 Fan park schedule

..can be found here- https://www.iomttraces.com/visit/fan-par...-schedule/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 308 26-05-2024, 08:12 AM
    Thread: Grandstand Camera
Post: RE: Grandstand Camera

(25-05-2024, 01:37 PM)Chris_Sav Wrote: If you copy the webcam link to your broswer you get a much better picture See here Fantastic! Thanks Chris, never thought of that!  :confused: & then zoo...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 7 1,497 25-05-2024, 03:22 PM
    Thread: John Mcguinness on ITV this morning
Post: John Mcguinness on ITV this morning

..on the James Martin Saturday morning show, presumably it'll be on ITV player afterwards.
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 1 352 25-05-2024, 08:39 AM
    Thread: Local info for Heysham travellers
Post: RE: Local info for Heysham travellers

(14-05-2024, 10:52 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: Latest incarnation for 2024, All the bike shops that were on the old version seem to have gone, so I've put what I can find on there. Hopefully you ...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 5 2,408 25-05-2024, 07:16 AM
    Thread: Manx radio/Radio TT schedule for TT2024
Post: Manx radio/Radio TT schedule for TT2024

Oh how I miss being woken up on the first day of practice at 06.00hrs by the dulcid tones of Geoff Cannell & noisy motorbikes! I remember one year, just before broadcast, they played all the radio...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 2 1,535 25-05-2024, 07:12 AM
    Thread: Countdown 2024
Post: RE: Countdown 2024

[img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...4ca1_c.jpg]2 by captain sparkle, on Flickr[/img] [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...ec8c_c.jpg]2 (5) by captain sparkle, o...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 29 8,437 25-05-2024, 06:57 AM
    Thread: Pre TT live timing
Post: Pre TT live timing

can be found here - https://speedhive.mylaps.com/livetiming/SOUTHERN100 & commentary here - https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 488 24-05-2024, 07:26 PM
    Thread: Radio TT
Post: RE: Radio TT

Pre TT is live now on Manx radio - the best biking station in the World! https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 499 24-05-2024, 06:26 PM
    Thread: TT weather
Post: RE: TT weather

(24-05-2024, 11:39 AM)H2pots Wrote: Keep abreast of the weather here..... https://www.gov.im/weather/5-day-coastal-forecast/ Better the the BBC forecast as it's more localised I think that's the m...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 18 11,556 24-05-2024, 05:08 PM
    Thread: Countdown 2024
Post: RE: Countdown 2024

[img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...42ca_c.jpg]3 by captain sparkle, on Flickr[/img] [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...6775_c.jpg]3 (6) by captain sparkle, o...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 29 8,437 24-05-2024, 12:42 PM
    Thread: 'Extra hours of work' after paddock wind damage
Post: 'Extra hours of work' after paddock wind damage

Strong winds & heavy rain on Thursday night caused a fair bit of damage in the paddock,  read about the clear up here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c4nnxgnepz4o
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 275 24-05-2024, 06:40 AM
    Thread: Countdown 2024
Post: RE: Countdown 2024

[img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...3cb0_c.jpg]4 by captain sparkle, on Flickr[/img] [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...59b5_c.jpg]4 (4) by captain sparkle, o...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 29 8,437 23-05-2024, 10:16 AM
    Thread: TT fotbridge may be re-instated
Post: TT fotbridge may be re-instated

Calls to reinstate the footbridge twixt the cemetery & Nobles Park, the one that was closed in 2019 & subsequently removed, read the story here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c6pp4j91y3...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 578 22-05-2024, 02:47 PM
    Thread: TT policing to be 'firm but fair' for TT2024
Post: TT policing to be 'firm but fair' for TT2024

..according to Chief Constable Russ Foster, read about that here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cljjzx9zz81o
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 493 22-05-2024, 09:24 AM
    Thread: Marshal numbers 'looking good' for TT 2024
Post: Marshal numbers 'looking good' for TT 2024

' more younger people now getting involved'  according to the TT Marshals Association. read more here - https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-m...r-tt-2024/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 721 22-05-2024, 09:22 AM
    Thread: Countdown 2024
Post: RE: Countdown 2024

[img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...b051_c.jpg]5 by captain sparkle, on Flickr[/img] [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...e689_c.jpg]5 (2) by captain sparkle, o...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 29 8,437 22-05-2024, 06:44 AM
    Thread: IOM TT launches 'infoline' Whatsapp channel for TT 2024
Post: RE: IOM TT launches 'infoline' Whatsapp channel fo...

(21-05-2024, 05:14 PM)Smokin Haddock Racing Wrote: Not really like Twitter in the way that it operates.  It is a one way message and no ability to comment or respond, so more like 'Messages' on your...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,246 21-05-2024, 05:59 PM
    Thread: Legacy lap returns for TT 2024
Post: Legacy lap returns for TT 2024

Setting off at 09.30hrs from the Grandstand, before Sundays Superbike race, more detail here - https://www.iomttraces.com/latest/news/legacy-lap-2024/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 1,058 21-05-2024, 04:00 PM
    Thread: IOM TT launches 'infoline' Whatsapp channel for TT 2024
Post: RE: IOM TT launches 'infoline' Whatsapp channel fo...

Is it something like Twitter (in the early days!)? I signed up for that years ago at the TT & just followed the Manx police & race organisers, so I could get roads closed & delay 'tweets'....
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,246 21-05-2024, 01:47 PM
    Thread: Forum Meet Ups @ TT 2024
Post: Forum Meet Ups @ TT 2024

As intimated previously by himself, myself & The Famous Mr. Led should be in attendance at The Old Market Inn on the eve of Mad Sunday. Falling short of calling it an 'official' meeting, plans som...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,118 21-05-2024, 11:52 AM
    Thread: Countdown 2024
Post: RE: Countdown 2024

[img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5371...c44e_c.jpg]6 by captain sparkle, on Flickr[/img] [img][Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5372...8154_c.jpg]6 (8) by captain sparkle, o...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 29 8,437 20-05-2024, 03:04 PM
    Thread: IOM TT launches 'infoline' Whatsapp channel for TT 2024
Post: IOM TT launches 'infoline' Whatsapp channel for TT...

I'm typing this but I have no idea what it means!  :confused: read something about it here - https://www.acu.org.uk/News/2024/05/Isle...p-Channel/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 6 10,246 20-05-2024, 03:02 PM
    Thread: Rutter Junior & Senior to be honoured at TT 2024
Post: Rutter Junior & Senior to be honoured at TT 2024

Parade Lap & a corner named after them! read about it here - https://iomttraces.com/latest/news/rutters-celebrated/
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 0 1,075 20-05-2024, 01:10 PM
    Thread: BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
Post: RE: BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

Indeed, at 07.00hrs I couldn't get on the site, it was full! I was in some kind of virtual waiting room! Then at 08.00 I got on but it said there were no sailings back on 8th June 2025! When I changed...
captainsparkledotcom TT Related Posts (Only) 11 1,799 20-05-2024, 08:25 AM