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    Thread: Meetings Clash ~ TT & Moto GP
Post: RE: Meetings Clash ~ TT & Moto GP

Jan it costs US $ 175 to get into Daytona but you have to fly to America first. Then you have to watch a load of "Good old Boys" parade around on their Harleys and Goldwings before you can watch t...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 23,028 31-07-2009, 01:19 PM
    Thread: Meetings Clash ~ TT & Moto GP
Post: RE: Meetings Clash ~ TT & Moto GP

"GEORGE" it seems the good citizens of Florida do not share your rosy view of the Daytona races. This start shot of the 200 reveals many cat-swinging areas in the stands. Just a minute; do you have to...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 23,028 31-07-2009, 08:40 AM
    Thread: Bring Back The Colin & Eric Debating Society
Post: RE: Bring Back The Colin & Eric Debating Society

Yes Eric in his heyday was a formidable intellect and a master of scatology he is sorely missed. Colin whilst a doyen of circumlocution, would be hard put to match the incomprehensible and baffling p...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 23,496 13-07-2009, 01:47 PM
    Thread: Karl Gall 1939
Post: RE: Karl Gall 1939

We will never know but one report said that he died as a result of his injuries and Pneumonia so it is possible that he may have not been 100% fit at the time. Another thing to consider is (as mention...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 8 16,110 06-07-2009, 06:23 AM
    Thread: John's Final Pit Stop
Post: RE: John's Final Pit Stop

In the convoy of people that surround us as we sail through life we can ill afford to lose people like John Crellin. He was simply an inspiration to everyone who knew him, he was out there doing all t...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 3 6,689 24-06-2009, 09:07 AM
    Thread: [split] Nothing to do with Eddie Nelson,
Post: RE: [split] Nothing to do with Eddie Nelson,

George you appear from this distance to be defending the indefensible and painting yourself into a corner. They may be your drinking buddies for all I know but such disrespect for officials is complet...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 27 36,522 23-06-2009, 10:13 AM
    Thread: TT 09 Wheres the party?
Post: RE: TT 09 Wheres the party?

I fully agree with you Michael. "Life is what you make it." (Das Leben ist, was Sie es bilden.) By all means have some EVENTS and some fun on the Prom, but if we have to be ENTERTAINED 24/7 apart from...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 25 38,253 17-06-2009, 11:36 PM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

Just made me think; why did roadracing motorcycles have mudguards? [Image: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3635...9f.jpg?v=0] I love this picture.
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 35 49,664 17-06-2009, 03:22 PM
    Thread: TT Wheelie King
Post: RE: TT Wheelie King

George if those slow mos are any indication of the ITV coverage of the event then they are nothing short of a revelation in the photography of the TT. Any real enthusiast who sees them will want to co...
Don Simons ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 6 13,246 16-06-2009, 01:35 PM
    Thread: 2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2
Post: RE: 2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2

The predictable below the belt reply from the Port St Mary poser. However like the swimmer in the sewerage canal I will continue on undeterred to bring support to the weak the needy and the oppressed...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 6 9,790 16-06-2009, 08:15 AM
    Thread: 2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2
Post: RE: 2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2

As usual Mr Foster is his usual taciturn and acerbic self and so looking a gift horse in the mouth tries to hide behind the Famous Gorse Lea Pheasant which all of us know is a Trojan Pheasant which he...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 6 9,790 14-06-2009, 01:01 PM
    Thread: 2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2
Post: RE: 2009 Gorse Lea Marshals Report No 2

After promising never to respond to this garrulous Gorse Lea gossip since Cargo violated my confidentiality recently, I have relented and decided to do something positive for this superannuated band o...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 6 9,790 12-06-2009, 02:01 PM
    Thread: TT 09 Wheres the party?
Post: RE: TT 09 Wheres the party?

So how do we gauge if the TT is a success or not? By lap speeds, by the weather, by how many people are wandering aimlessly along the Prom, by how many gallons of grog are sold at the Bushey's tent? O...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 25 38,253 12-06-2009, 01:20 PM
    Thread: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?
Post: RE: What's wrong with riders now-a-days?

Wonder if there are any stats on offs in the wet and the dry?
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 35 49,664 11-06-2009, 04:12 AM
    Thread: Gorse Lea marshals report 1...response
Post: RE: Gorse Lea marshals report 1...response

Thanks for supporting my brothers in Melbourne in their just cause. Good to see you are taking an active interest in welfare matters for the elderly as you fast approach that bracket. I envy you your ...
Don Simons Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 5 6,423 06-06-2009, 04:37 AM
    Thread: Gorse Lea marshals report 1...response
Post: RE: Gorse Lea marshals report 1...response

Well your confidentiality is secure with Cargo and Foster; for at least 15 minutes. I now feel free to release this photo of the feathered fool's ornithologically inspired uniform for this years TT a...
Don Simons Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 5 6,423 05-06-2009, 02:00 AM
    Thread: Bill Snellings TT photo exhibition
Post: RE: Bill Snellings TT photo exhibition

Brown's restaurant, Black's fireplaces all sounds fairly monochrome to me. Bill can sure spin a yarn or two; and they are all genuine, true. Definitely a national treasure. [Image: http://www.mcb.ne...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 2 4,672 04-06-2009, 02:18 AM
    Thread: How do you pos photos a bit Thick ?
Post: RE: How do you pos photos a bit Thick ?

OK Shaun we are all waiting for your first picture!!
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 6 8,882 04-06-2009, 02:02 AM
    Thread: Britain's Got Gorse Lea Talent
Post: RE: Britain's Got Gorse Lea Talent

Good to see everything is in readiness at the Gorse Lea bus shelter. Unfortunately for this new marshal he arrived early only to be "entertained" by Foster on the peasant pipes until the others arri...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 2 5,093 03-06-2009, 01:36 AM
    Thread: Photos from Pre TT Classic
Post: RE: Photos from Pre TT Classic

Many thanks for all those excellent photos. It is a real shot in the arm for those of us who cannot be there in the flesh.
Don Simons ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 1 6,183 30-05-2009, 12:30 PM
    Thread: WHERE'S BUSHEYS TENT ?
Post: RE: WHERE'S BUSHEYS TENT ?

Don't tell me you are on the wagon again MV. Some people miss out on all the fun! You will miss the live entertainment this year provided by Foster & Carr or you may know them as the "Irish Drongo...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 9 13,481 30-05-2009, 02:28 AM
    Thread: Some figures at last
Post: RE: Some figures at last

Just read in the 1930 Isle of Man Examiner that the budget for the TT in 1931 passed by the Tynwald was 5000 Pounds. Using Average Weekly Earinings as an index that would be 946,780 Pounds in 2007 mon...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 5 8,125 14-05-2009, 03:23 AM
    Thread: My father H.J.Bacon 1920's -1940's TT Racer?
Post: RE: My father H.J.Bacon 1920's -1940's TT Racer?

For everyone else, his TT performances as follows: 1928 Amateur Junior TT DNF rode a Chater Lea 1928 Amateur Senior TT DNF Norton 1929 Amateur Senior TT DNF Sunbeam 1929 S...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 6 14,022 14-05-2009, 03:00 AM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

Colonial's Corner. Yes, did forget to mention the weather can be foul, the food worse and even the price comparison between apples and oranges is a waste of time because they are both expensive. A leg...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 48 72,050 09-05-2009, 12:59 AM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

We know you are not whinging Large Richard but you may have overlooked something. It may be helpful to step back sometimes and try to appreciate how good the TT is and how lucky any of us who have see...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 48 72,050 08-05-2009, 11:23 PM
    Thread: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT Races
Post: RE: Valentino Rossi to attend 2009 Isle of Man TT ...

Good news indeed and good to see that such a champion holds the TT in high regard. Very positive move by the organisers to immediately arrange a parade lap so the crowds can get a look at him as he ge...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 48 72,050 02-05-2009, 04:56 AM
    Thread: TT Press Launch - Monday the 20th of April
Post: RE: TT Press Launch - Monday the 20th of April

Good lineup. The weather looks great as well, let's hope it holds for the fortnight this year.
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 5 9,304 20-04-2009, 11:12 PM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Minister Quayle scores the perfect 10 for the back somersault. [Image: http://www.ebbemunk.dk/alice/17william_somersault.jpg]
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 18-04-2009, 01:11 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

Wonder if any smart lawyer type has considered starting up a class action so that all the poor b*ggers who have been forced to spend their hard earned to qualify for the pathetic TT Course Licence can...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 157 256,067 17-04-2009, 02:42 PM
    Thread: The Big Question PP
Post: RE: The Big Question PP

Indeed George, how can we ever forget the gross injustice handed down to Shaun some years back. However you can't expect anyone in a position of authority to stick their neck out on that question at t...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 2 4,649 17-04-2009, 02:28 PM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Breaking news from Nurse Gail in Ward 12, where they are Open All Hours is that there has been a rider change on the electric shop bike as Granville is not well. Arkwright has agreed to step in so as ...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 17-04-2009, 12:42 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

You are dead right that is the reason for this thread because nobody outside of the IOM can contemplate what is going on. For my part I see the name (or brand) of the TT being prostituted by a pack of...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 16-04-2009, 01:38 PM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Well Steve there have been so many clowns making statements about this Shakespearean farce that it would be very hard to decide who to ring. We have had Transport minister David Anderson and Simon Cre...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 16-04-2009, 01:16 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Sorry to confuse everyone but now Manx Radio is quoting Simon Crellin (the public relations officer for the TT), as saying: "... regulations for entry to the inaugural TTXGP mean riders have to comple...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 15-04-2009, 08:17 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Now the Transport Minister, David Anderson said on Manx Radio the roads must be closed earlier "In order for them to comply to the rules to do so many laps," . Well Mr Anderson they also need a TT Cou...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 15-04-2009, 01:23 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Cargo will be over the moon if all the marshals are issued with Marigold gloves. [Image: http://www.healthinajiffy.co.uk/images/m...medium.jpg]
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 14-04-2009, 01:43 PM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

Marshals are being trained on how to explain these new oxymoronic signs developed by the ACU intelligence department that are already being placed around the Mountain Course. (the signs that is not th...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 14-04-2009, 12:16 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: RE: What is going on over there?

You couldn't blame anyone in authority with an ounce of polictial nouce for staying as far away from this rent-a-hero ride-out as they can. When the recriminations come you would want to be as far awa...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 12-04-2009, 04:31 AM
    Thread: What is going on over there?
Post: What is going on over there?

It is very hard to stand by and watch what is happening in the name of the TT. 100 years of tradition and the proving ground of some of the greatest motorcycle riders and machines of all time is being...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 38 51,536 11-04-2009, 12:00 PM
    Thread: Warning to older fans
Post: RE: Warning to older fans

Another still from that first aid video staring Cargo demonstrating the mouth to mouth procedure. As usual Cargo is on his back. [Image: http://trouble.philadelphiaweekly.com/ar...55bf_o.jpg] Some peo...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 21,397 07-04-2009, 01:32 PM
    Thread: Warning to older fans
Post: RE: Warning to older fans

Cargo is mixed up as we all know and he confuses Australians with New Zealanders and Welsh people. He is just trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 21,397 06-04-2009, 02:00 PM
    Thread: Warning to older fans
Post: RE: Warning to older fans

Well we will take your word for it, but I note they stay up pretty late drinking so I might no be as bad as it sounds. What the hell are "sarnies"? In Australia they are sunglasses.
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 21,397 01-04-2009, 02:21 PM
    Thread: Warning to older fans
Post: Warning to older fans

It has come to the attention of the powers that be that certain items in the possession of older TT fans may be in beach of the TT branding code. As you are all aware the TT is now a "BRAND" and as su...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 16 21,397 31-03-2009, 01:43 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

What an load of absolute boll*cks; they need you to do 5 laps when most of the machines will only do one lap anyway. How long would that take? When you have to recharge after each lap and there is no ...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 157 256,067 30-03-2009, 01:08 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

All is not lost, science has come to the rescue with this DIY hydrogen kit. Don't try this at home children. [Image: http://zwolle.snempaa.nl/oud/MakeshiftAr...alloon.gif]
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 157 256,067 24-03-2009, 12:32 AM
    Thread: The begining of the end ?
Post: RE: The begining of the end ?

You couldn't be more right Cargo,see below, and how much more important will the tourist income become to the IOM in the years ahead? Don't forget that the Govt. have admitted that they make millions ...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 5 8,602 11-03-2009, 02:29 AM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

Ago, I am of the same mind and would love to see the new technology given a roadtest at the TT, but I think we have all been a bit overwhelmed by the spin and hype associated with this particular even...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 157 256,067 05-03-2009, 03:24 PM
    Thread: Hoppy Birthday, Don !
Post: RE: Hoppy Birthday, Don !

Thanks for the reminder everyone, but don't forget you are also a year older as well. Just a suggestion for anyone else who has birthdays, I extend my birthday over a week or 10 days and use it as a l...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 4 8,154 25-02-2009, 02:47 PM
    Thread: TTXGP
Post: RE: TTXGP

News Flash Road opening car for TTXGP seen recharging at the Bungalow during a by invitation only publicity run. It is a Detroit Electric Coupe. [Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...png/...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 157 256,067 25-02-2009, 02:47 AM
    Thread: Why no Stanley Woods Memorial
Post: RE: Why no Stanley Woods Memorial

This snap is of Cargo in Scout uniform (third from the right) watching his first TT. Just how old is he? [Image: http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/3322517....4F32AD3138] Note by Cargo..........the pi...
Don Simons TT Related Posts (Only) 7 11,163 18-02-2009, 02:38 PM