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    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

I think the silence on this post sums up everyone’s frustration at how this year’s event panned out. They seem to plan everything on the strength of a weather forecast these days instead of simply loo...
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 46 11,754 10-06-2024, 04:16 PM
    Thread: 50mph blanket speed limit for MGP?
Post: RE: 50mph blanket speed limit for MGP?

Not a blanket speed limit, think the authorities might something to say if you’re doing 50 past the grandstand and off down Bray Hill 🤦‍♂️
DBD 34 Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 5 2,936 14-08-2023, 03:06 PM
    Thread: Davey Todd leaves Padgetts
Post: RE: Davey Todd leaves Padgetts

Is it just me? Or did DT have a couple of pops at Padgetts? Didn’t come across well at all in my opinion.
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 14 12,133 31-07-2023, 03:10 PM
    Thread: Weather!
Post: RE: Weather!

Hopefully 🤞 It hasn’t warmed up yet so boding well for a warm June.
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 9 11,800 21-05-2023, 10:22 PM
    Thread: Sad state of the island
Post: Sad state of the island

As a proud Manx man it saddens me to see the state of disrepair that the island is currently in. I have watched coverage of this year’s NW200 and compliment the authorities there for the cleanliness o...
DBD 34 General Discussion 9 5,888 19-05-2023, 11:26 PM
    Thread: Paddock build up
Post: RE: Paddock build up

Atmosphere is as flat as a pancake unfortunately.
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 15 13,531 17-05-2023, 09:49 PM
    Thread: CAL & THE TT
Post: RE: CAL & THE TT

What is the point of this post? He will never do the TT in any case. Always find these kinds of discussions insulting to the real TT riders.
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 9 7,497 15-09-2021, 01:04 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Looking like a Bimota YB4 (Yamaha 750 motor)
DBD 34 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 728 577,322 14-04-2021, 05:12 PM
    Thread: CAL AND SAM
Post: RE: CAL AND SAM

Thought CC finished 18th. Doing us proud, really?
DBD 34 General Discussion 1 2,960 23-11-2020, 11:15 PM
    Thread: New TT Sign To Honour Harold Leece’s Hospitality at Gorse Lea
Post: RE: New TT Sign To Honour Harold Leece’s Hospitali...

Changed a bit this year though, the quaint little white farm building on the roadside is no more.
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 9 5,003 25-04-2019, 06:21 PM
    Thread: Bud Jackson - Nobody to blame, says Coroner
Post: RE: Bud Jackson - Nobody to blame, says Coroner

(01-02-2019, 01:52 PM)charlieb Wrote: Terrible tragedy for all concerned. Can any lessons be learned from how the brake failed that could possibly prevent another similar incident with a drum braked...
DBD 34 General Discussion 2 5,180 01-02-2019, 02:09 PM
    Thread: Foggy: "I could win the Classic TT by a mile… if I had a new right leg and left arm!"
Post: RE: Foggy: "I could win the Classic TT by a mile… ...

Foggy didn't win the 1992 Senior as it states above. Hislop won.
DBD 34 Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 1 5,503 03-12-2018, 03:59 PM
    Thread: Viewing spots
Post: RE: Viewing spots

You are right, however when I searched for 1957 Senior it loaded the results for the Junior first (also won by Bob McIntyre)
DBD 34 General Discussion 14 16,968 16-11-2018, 10:15 AM
    Thread: Viewing spots
Post: RE: Viewing spots

Hi Splashdown, hope you are well. I always had it in my head that he finished, but prior to me posting yesterday I thought I would double check, and the result was that they have him down as a DNF, I ...
DBD 34 General Discussion 14 16,968 15-11-2018, 10:16 AM
    Thread: Viewing spots
Post: RE: Viewing spots

If you search for Dickie Dale 1957 Senior TT there is a famous picture of him sat right opposite the greenhouses having just retired from the race, he is on the gorgeous V8 Moto Guzzi.
DBD 34 General Discussion 14 16,968 14-11-2018, 05:38 PM
    Thread: Viewing spots
Post: RE: Viewing spots

Best guess would be opposite the Grandstand/Nobles Park, where Mountain View is now built. Back in the 50's/60's this area was a nursery full of greenhouses etc. So dare say plenty of Strawberries wou...
DBD 34 General Discussion 14 16,968 14-11-2018, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Statement regarding TT and Festival of Motorcycling Radio Broadcasting Contract
Post: RE: Statement regarding TT and Festival of Motorcy...

Think we all agree that Manx Radio should/will get the gig, however they really do need to clear the decks and recruit quality commentators if they are awarded the contract.
DBD 34 General Discussion 12 17,172 05-09-2018, 11:02 PM
    Thread: Start Numbers
Post: Start Numbers

I know that this has been posted previously but always falls on deaf ears. The organisers really do need to revert to numerical start numbers rather than the new seeded and qualifying order, it is an...
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 11 23,484 26-06-2018, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Senior race L3 waved yellow flags
Post: RE: Senior race L3 waved yellow flags

DH always looks on the ragged edge, that is just his style, spectacular, a bit like the great Phillip McCallen. PH is a totally different kettle of fish with his smother style, very Joey/McGuinness, I...
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 48 73,699 26-06-2018, 11:36 PM
    Thread: Senior race L3 waved yellow flags
Post: RE: Senior race L3 waved yellow flags

Ehhh no. I am a massive MD fan, but I think he was beaten fair and square. I don't even know if he will be able to get near these times in the future, really hope he can though.
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 48 73,699 25-06-2018, 11:11 PM
    Thread: Will Supersport survive? It sounds like companies are giving up on 600cc bikes
Post: RE: Will Supersport survive? It sounds like compa...

I am not a fan of the current schedule of 600 and 1000 Supersport/Superbike, so I think it would be great to have Moto3, Moto 2 , Superbike and all out Senior. The current setup makes it easier to win...
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 16 28,743 07-06-2018, 11:17 PM
    Thread: Roy Mooreisms
Post: RE: Roy Mooreisms

Had to laugh today when RM tried to pronounce the name of the guy behind the original Paton: Aparently "it was the brainchild of Gresseppi Burpeppy" whoever he was........
DBD 34 General Discussion 48 114,230 06-06-2018, 11:24 PM
    Thread: Things are livening up, so what's your predictions?
Post: Things are livening up, so what's your predictions...

Weather is fantastic (for now) times are impressive, Dean Harrison on lap record pace, Peter Hickman not far behind with Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop getting to grips with the ill handling Tyco BMW's....
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 2,610 29-05-2018, 11:45 PM
    Thread: extended 50 limits across the mountain this year
Post: RE: extended 50 limits across the mountain this ye...

(24-05-2018, 01:12 PM)taxman Wrote: It's been past the Gooseneck for a long time. The earliest record I could find was 2009 http://www.tynwald.org.im/links/tls/SD/2...D-0613.pdf You said that it has...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 9 4,356 24-05-2018, 01:24 PM
    Thread: extended 50 limits across the mountain this year
Post: RE: extended 50 limits across the mountain this ye...

I think the Mountain should be no speed limit from Hairpin through to Cronk my Mona with maybe a Police car at the Hairpin just like the old days. It used to be class up there back in the day, there i...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 9 4,356 23-05-2018, 07:37 PM
    Thread: extended 50 limits across the mountain this year
Post: RE: extended 50 limits across the mountain this ye...

The end of speed limit used to be as soon as you were past The Hairpin, used to nail it up through The Waterworks.
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 9 4,356 23-05-2018, 01:11 PM
    Thread: TT 2004 question
Post: RE: TT 2004 question

It was all to do with the sad events from the previous year when DJ sadly lost his life, a lot changed after that and there was talk of Superbikes being too powerful for 6 lap races, thankfully common...
DBD 34 TT Related Posts (Only) 5 8,801 21-05-2018, 09:20 PM
    Thread: Prohibited Areas
Post: RE: Prohibited Areas

Talking of Gorse Lea, what is going on with Harold's Wall?
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 13 5,494 14-05-2018, 10:41 AM
    Thread: Prohibited Areas
Post: RE: Prohibited Areas

So pretty much the whole course apart from the extortionate fan zones is prohibited then. Same as the NW 200 where the only way to get anywhere near the course is if you pay through the nose.
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 13 5,494 12-05-2018, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Prohibited Areas
Post: Prohibited Areas

Out for a drive today and noticed that the whole of the Cronk y Voddy (including the popular fields at the end on the left) have Prohibited signs plastered everywhere. What is the score?
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 13 5,494 12-05-2018, 10:39 PM
    Thread: Ian Hutchinson makes winning return ahead of NW200 and TT
Post: RE: Ian Hutchinson makes winning return ahead of N...

If thems the rules then surely last years NW200 would count as two race days and the TT would have been four, so he should be well in anyway.
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 1,965 09-05-2018, 12:37 PM
    Thread: Last year for Manx Radio TT?
Post: RE: Last year for Manx Radio TT?

Which comments do you find laughable? My point is that you wouldn't hav a bunch of clueless local radio presenters commentating on Moto GP, WSB or BSB would you, no, they have knowledgeable mainly ex...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 23 8,258 07-05-2018, 11:48 AM
    Thread: Last year for Manx Radio TT?
Post: RE: Last year for Manx Radio TT?

I guess I was spoilt then as I am from back when we had the likes of Peter Kneale at the helm and Geoff Cannell (both sadly no longer with us). They could talk and talk about the TT for hours which is...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 23 8,258 06-05-2018, 12:01 PM
    Thread: Last year for Manx Radio TT?
Post: RE: Last year for Manx Radio TT?

(05-05-2018, 12:58 AM)Chrisp955 Wrote: Tell us DBD34 what your ideal radio broadcast would be? I for one find radio tt funny and informative. Many of the presenters have forgotten more about the tt ...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 23 8,258 05-05-2018, 11:00 AM
    Thread: Last year for Manx Radio TT?
Post: RE: Last year for Manx Radio TT?

I don't think it would be a bad thing if they binned all of the current radio presenters as they are all dire. I will no doubt get another rollicking now for being "negative "
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 23 8,258 04-05-2018, 09:54 PM
    Thread: Where's the fun and excitement?
Post: Where's the fun and excitement?

Is it just me or does anyone else think the road racing scene is a bit flat at the minute?
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 33 20,382 23-04-2018, 11:08 PM
    Thread: DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR CRUCTHLOW IN TEXAS
Post: RE: DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR CRUCTHLOW IN TEXAS

Back to life, back to reality. All the hype, you would have thought he had won the championship......
DBD 34 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,903 23-04-2018, 10:50 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Isle of...

Should be a foregone conclusion, however though I am a firm believer in the old motto "to finish first first you have to finish" At least thankfully it won't be GM finishing second though.
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 4 2,424 29-03-2018, 12:18 PM
    Thread: Hutchy V Dunlop Media Rubbish
Post: RE: Hutchy V Dunlop Media Rubbish

Oh behave, rivalries at the TT is nothing new, think back to McIntyre/Duke for the 100mph lap, Hailwood/Agostini, Hislop/Fogarty, Joey/McCallen, Joey/DJ etc etc. Who sold more though? Be interesting ...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 16 6,459 12-06-2017, 09:59 PM
    Thread: Senior race
Post: RE: Senior race

No, that was Dan Kneen
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 27 10,078 11-06-2017, 11:04 AM
    Thread: Great job ITV 4 production team!
Post: RE: Great job ITV 4 production team!

Coverage is generally good, think they definitely need to offload Parrish though, also, who put the Superglue in Cams ass pockets, his hands were constantly stuck in them, he'd have been screwed if he...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 3 2,522 10-06-2017, 07:22 PM
    Thread: Guy Martin withdraws from Senior TT
Post: RE: Guy Martin withdraws from Senior TT

Honda will no doubt get the job sorted, they then need to find the right riders for it. John is at the crossroads in his career where I think unfortunately he is out dated with the current technology....
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 15 6,243 10-06-2017, 07:03 PM
    Thread: Hutchy V Dunlop Media Rubbish
Post: RE: Hutchy V Dunlop Media Rubbish

Yeah but who's programme sold more?
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 16 6,459 10-06-2017, 06:54 PM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: RE: Turned out nice again 'an't it

(09-06-2017, 02:34 PM)Chrisp955 Wrote: And would you invent a wet tyre that would last the two laps.  When it could be dry from Ramsey to the the Creg and wet round the rest of the corse? Nah, I wou...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 09-06-2017, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: RE: Turned out nice again 'an't it

I would give it a go, not saying I would be better or worse but I would certainly bring back wet races and scrap practices in race week, oh and ban the Placcy Bikes.
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 09-06-2017, 10:44 AM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: RE: Turned out nice again 'an't it

(08-06-2017, 09:34 PM)van man Wrote: Been lots of times can you tell me where you pay for the races you pay for the transport to get there you pay for your accommodation so where do you pay to watch...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 08-06-2017, 09:57 PM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: RE: Turned out nice again 'an't it

(08-06-2017, 09:12 PM)sticky Wrote: I think they did the right thing to be honest.  I was checking the web cams and sure it was bright in parts but the mountain was subject to fog much of the time a...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 08-06-2017, 09:46 PM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: RE: Turned out nice again 'an't it

(08-06-2017, 09:02 PM)van man Wrote: Didn't know you had to pay to watch the races that's a new one on me You've obviously never been to the TT I guess?
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 08-06-2017, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: RE: Turned out nice again 'an't it

Nah, the organisers are way too cautious in my opinion, yes they have a tricky job but they really do need to consider the paying public before cancelling races, there was ample time and good conditio...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 08-06-2017, 07:54 PM
    Thread: Turned out nice again 'an't it
Post: Turned out nice again 'an't it

Surely they could have run the Supersport this afternoon, sun is shining roads are drying fast, mist has lifted. Does my head in when the organisers make decisions on the strength of a weather foreca...
DBD 34 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 26 10,250 08-06-2017, 02:00 PM