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    Thread: As I age, I change, it seems
Post: RE: As I age, I change, it seems

Really appreciate the honest and fair minded reflection here H2pots. We are all getting older and while the TT continues to evolve, likewise we will evolve so it continues to be meaningful to us. We w...
ian333 General Discussion 9 1,314 10-02-2024, 04:08 PM
    Thread: Lee Hardy Racing to 'step back' from the British Superbike Championship
Post: RE: Lee Hardy Racing to 'step back' from the Briti...

My best guess is Conor. Keep hearing he’s not with Padgetts next year. I
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 2 381 05-02-2024, 02:02 AM
    Thread: Xmas Wishes to all inmates
Post: RE: Xmas Wishes to all inmates

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all. Thank you to all for keeping the site going. Our love of all things mountain course hopefully never diminishes.
ian333 General Discussion 16 3,713 22-12-2023, 09:07 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Kerrowmoar is my best guess
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 11-09-2023, 06:59 PM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

Sent another £10. Thank you for your efforts Chris
ian333 ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 4,675 22-08-2023, 09:12 PM
    Thread: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
Post: RE: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement

I couldn’t agree more. I am very concerned. The sport has always been able to accept the consequences of rider fatalities. We lost 6 last year at the TT alone. I think we all realise that when marsh...
ian333 Southern 100 Meetings 25 8,349 15-07-2023, 01:13 PM
    Thread: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
Post: RE: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement

Are the remaining injured individuals in a critical situation or is it the manner of the incident that concerns you?
ian333 Southern 100 Meetings 25 8,349 15-07-2023, 02:37 AM
    Thread: 21 years ago
Post: RE: 21 years ago

A wonderful person on and off the track. An incredibly painful loss to his family but we all lost something that fateful day. Gone but never forgotten.
ian333 Joey Dunlop 7 5,235 03-07-2023, 01:02 AM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Protests
Post: RE: Peter Hickman Protests

So he officially protested Peter Hickman? I believe you have to pony up money etc. Seems like we would of heard more about it?
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 14 10,677 15-06-2023, 10:48 PM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Protests
Post: RE: Peter Hickman Protests

What did Michael do?
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 14 10,677 15-06-2023, 07:54 PM
    Thread: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn
Post: RE: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn

Wow. That changes the narrative somewhat
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 26 7,868 15-05-2023, 04:34 PM
    Thread: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn
Post: RE: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn

No one said carbon wheels are unsafe. My (uneducated) guess would be a cost containment issue. Again, scrutineering of bikes as I understand is primarily a safety endeavor. Obviously, if they see some...
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 26 7,868 12-05-2023, 08:00 PM
    Thread: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn
Post: RE: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn

(12-05-2023, 03:00 PM)c iom tt Wrote: So if a bike is presented at scrutinering with a turbo on it, it would be passed? Not sure what answer you are looking for here. What always seems to be lost wh...
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 26 7,868 12-05-2023, 04:27 PM
    Thread: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn
Post: RE: NW200 Top Team and riders withdrawn

In defense of the NW200 (promoter), the governing body through which all racing in Ireland is sanctioned (north and south) is the MCUI. As I best understand it, they are the official body that grants ...
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 26 7,868 12-05-2023, 02:45 PM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Happy to contribute financially also.
ian333 General Discussion 60 14,151 10-05-2023, 01:23 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

(28-04-2023, 07:23 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Excellent work Ian - it is indeed Gordon Farmer, the machine is pretty special if you fancy digging around for info....Gordie won the 1982 Senior MGP on a T...
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 29-04-2023, 03:10 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I reversed engineered this one - Gordon Farmer? Can’t say I know anything about him but if nothing else, nice to be able to educate myself on another mountain course star regardless.
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 28-04-2023, 01:46 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Metropole / NW200. My guess would be 1986. Gary’s accident was in 1990 I think and prior to that, he was in the Doc Shop colours for a couple of years prior. Check out the sunflower / Kirkistown race ...
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 22-02-2023, 08:00 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Def Wolsey Coulter on the Francis Neil bike and Gary Cowen on the East West transport bike. Wolsey had some great success in the Brit championships. Gary was destined for greatness in the 250 world ch...
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 21-02-2023, 11:47 AM
    Thread: The lives they lived
Post: The lives they lived

RacerX is a US motocross magazine/online operation. At the end of each year they post a remembrance of all those who were lost within the MX community. Some of the names will be recognizable to you. I...
ian333 General Discussion 0 1,938 01-01-2023, 03:47 PM
    Thread: NW 200 Gets Funding
Post: RE: NW 200 Gets Funding

(13-12-2022, 11:09 AM)Splashdown Wrote: I remember travelling through the Flow Bog in practice for the 1989 Ulster.........right behind James Witham, who lost it big style, and hit the far side of t...
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 9 4,624 13-12-2022, 05:56 PM
    Thread: Help identifying rider
Post: RE: Help identifying rider

Noel Hudson. Was a top rider in his day. He kept racing up until the late 2000’s when I think a bit of an off at one of the races had him call it a day.
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 2 2,299 12-12-2022, 10:56 AM
    Thread: NW 200 Gets Funding
Post: RE: NW 200 Gets Funding

Quick quiz RE: UGP - who is generally considered one of the fastest ever through the flow bog crossroads circa the 90’s? Not a million miles away from us.
ian333 Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 9 4,624 10-12-2022, 12:22 AM
    Thread: Ducati V2 Supersport
Post: RE: Ducati V2 Supersport

If you listen to the most recent ‘Chasin the racin’ podcast with Frank Wrathall, he explains how the playing field is leveled towards the end of the show
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 1 3,047 29-03-2022, 03:51 PM
    Thread: 70 today
Post: RE: 70 today

Still the King. Never to be forgotten
ian333 Joey Dunlop 2 3,365 25-02-2022, 11:44 PM
    Thread: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes are announced.
Post: RE: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes...

Surely the core of the TT is the bikes/riders hurtling around the 37.73 as fast/safe as possible? While I agree the scoreboard is cute/quaint/nostalgic/iconic and very much a worthwhile exercise for ...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 15 16,032 24-02-2022, 04:49 PM
    Thread: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes are announced.
Post: RE: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes...

For me, nothing has changed. Riders set off in intervals and race against the clock at breathtakingly fast speeds. Morning practices, 2 strokes, setting off in pairs, Ballacraine commentary point, Gra...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 15 16,032 23-02-2022, 02:15 AM
    Thread: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes are announced.
Post: RE: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes...

I do not think using health and safety and computerized drumbeats as your reasons for keeping everything the same makes for a good argument. Most people accept using a car seatbelt and having kids wea...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 15 16,032 22-02-2022, 03:04 PM
    Thread: TT Fan Park 'will give greater access for spectators'
Post: RE: TT Fan Park 'will give greater access for spec...

Like it or not, you have to put on an all consuming ‘show’ these days. There are not enough crusty oily grizzly biker fans to replace the old ones. Too many opportunities for the younger generation to...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 7 5,038 23-01-2022, 01:37 PM
    Thread: TT Fan Park 'will give greater access for spectators'
Post: RE: TT Fan Park 'will give greater access for spec...

To be fair, there are worse places to enjoy a £5 pint
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 7 5,038 22-01-2022, 09:15 PM
    Thread: 21 years ago
Post: RE: 21 years ago

Forever in our hearts. Thoughts are with his family today.
ian333 Joey Dunlop 7 5,235 02-07-2021, 02:46 PM
    Thread: Racing great Ray McCullough honoured with celebration day at Queen's University
Post: RE: Racing great Ray McCullough honoured with cele...

My hero as a kid. Used to wait at the paddock of every race meeting for his light blue Bedford van to show up. Usually late but the bikes would be wheeled out of the van immaculately prepared and read...
ian333 General Discussion 1 2,016 25-06-2021, 11:29 PM
    Thread: Today I would be......
Post: RE: Today I would be......

Mer too. Fingers x’d for 2022.
ian333 General Discussion 7 6,882 28-05-2021, 06:12 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Exit of Kirkmichael?
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 26-04-2021, 04:36 PM
    Thread: Mike The Bike - 40 Years Ago
Post: RE: Mike The Bike - 40 Years Ago

Didn’t get to my my first TT until 92. As Joey’s biggest fan, I have to say Mike the Bike will always be Mr TT. Wish I was old enough to have a proper recollection of 78/79 - makes the hairs on the ba...
ian333 General Discussion 10 7,983 23-03-2021, 07:45 PM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

DJ ran swift leathers I seem to remember?
ian333 ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 511,907 05-01-2021, 08:31 PM
    Thread: Thruxton clash with TT Superbike Saturday in 2021
Post: RE: Thruxton clash with TT Superbike Saturday in 2...

BSB has been run at a loss this year and they might feel the best way forward is to look after number 1. As every motorsport series/venue scrambled to workout their 2021 dates, this is what they came ...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 9 9,125 29-10-2020, 05:14 PM
    Thread: Doubts about TT2021
Post: RE: Doubts about TT2021

I would expect the organisers to give some kind of guidance sooner rather than later. I think it is foolhardy to think the event can easily be turned on in March. We all have travel plans to make. Bud...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 10 20,543 29-07-2020, 05:46 PM
    Thread: Doubts about TT2021
Post: RE: Doubts about TT2021

I think the point he is making is probably to do with the motorbike racing community being able to support itself in the coming year - race teams are part funded by industry ‘partners’ supplying them ...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 10 20,543 22-07-2020, 06:13 PM
    Thread: TT 2021
Post: TT 2021

What are people’s views on TT21 happening? It seems we are all expecting some major medical breakthrough on the vaccine or treatment side to be in place long before the TT rolls around. The Isle of Ma...
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 1 3,955 08-07-2020, 07:05 PM
    Thread: 20 Years Ago
Post: RE: 20 Years Ago

Forever in our hearts. King of the roads.
ian333 Joey Dunlop 6 8,735 02-07-2020, 11:26 AM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

16 - big Sam McClements?
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 50 55,271 11-05-2020, 01:46 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

The last one looks like Davy Gordon from N Ireland.
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 50 55,271 10-05-2020, 09:20 PM
    Thread: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes?
Post: RE: 1984 TT - anybody recognise these riders/bikes...

73 has Allen Jefferies in the side of it and it looks like Nick’s helmet on top?
ian333 TT Related Posts (Only) 50 55,271 06-05-2020, 06:15 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

TT92 - finally made it to my first TT. Arrived into Peel on fishing boat from Portavogie (terrible experience) with my dad late Friday night. Walked until we found a field and put our tent up which we...
ian333 General Discussion 47 40,440 30-03-2020, 07:05 PM
    Thread: Coronavirus affects on TT - Government Statement & Comments
Post: RE: Coronavirus affects on TT - Government Stateme...

Everyone needs to take a deep breath. All the replies seem to indicate an inevitability the TT will be cancelled. There is a long way to go. I am pining my hopes on the virus being contained and the w...
ian333 General Discussion 9 9,625 27-02-2020, 02:11 AM
    Thread: MMCC and enterprise dept to discuss Manx Grand Prix
Post: RE: MMCC and enterprise dept to discuss Manx Grand...

In an ideal world we as bike fans would have government funding to underwrite every road race - be it in the IOM or Northern Ireland/Ireland and beyond. Unfortunately we live in a world of limited res...
ian333 Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 7 9,771 09-09-2019, 02:18 PM
    Thread: History in the making
Post: RE: History in the making

Very confusing. We have always been told for the TT that a race day cannot be brought forward. Rumour went around at TT 16 that Thursday was being considered to run the senior. Paul Phillips tweeted i...
ian333 Information, Press Releases etc and your comments 8 2,272 02-09-2019, 12:50 AM
    Thread: 19 years Ago
Post: RE: 19 years Ago

How lucky I was to witness his greatness on and off the bike.
ian333 Joey Dunlop 4 7,737 02-07-2019, 06:22 PM
    Thread: Is TT sustainable
Post: RE: Is TT sustainable

The government has a responsibility to offset the running costs by maximizing revenue opportunities. Aside from making the TT economically viable, It keeps the Ban the TT brigade at bay. Sure, the TT ...
ian333 Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 45 15,102 11-06-2019, 06:07 PM