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    Thread: Travel query
Post: RE: Travel query

Airlines just need proof of who you are. It's not a border control issue.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 6 1,683 25-07-2022, 12:34 PM
    Thread: Covid - The TT variant
Post: RE: Covid - The TT variant

(21-06-2022, 11:17 AM)scaramanga Wrote: just be carefull with the anti virals a lad i work with was slightly ill with covid feww weeks back and is classed as medically at risk due to other things o...
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 10,254 23-06-2022, 08:07 AM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

Davo Johnson is a revelation. Just a shame that he video and audio are out of sync.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 25,920 04-06-2022, 08:54 PM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

It's working now. They have opened the tap.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 25,920 29-05-2022, 02:48 PM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

Unwatchable. Turned it off.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 25,920 29-05-2022, 02:28 PM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

Well that's not a good start. Mine is constantly stop start.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 25,920 29-05-2022, 02:08 PM
    Thread: Radio TT starts ...tomorrow! (28th May)
Post: RE: Radio TT starts ...tomorrow! (28th May)

Rednine, have you watched his onboard 135 with his commentary? It is on TT+. Amazing.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 3,983 28-05-2022, 12:59 PM
    Thread: TT Programme now available
Post: RE: TT Programme now available

(11-05-2022, 02:59 PM)sprocket Wrote: I've just ordered mine as we've had to cancel our booking due to ill health, really gutted but I'll probably subscribe to the TT+ live stream and I'll have me p...
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 10,908 15-05-2022, 03:28 PM
    Thread: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE
Post: RE: TT+ NOW LIVE TO SUBSCRIBE

Some great interviews on there already.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 85 25,920 15-05-2022, 03:26 PM
    Thread: Thoughts and predictions
Post: RE: Thoughts and predictions

Hicky all the way. How much riding has MD done recently? If not much I can't see him touching Hicky.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 12,898 25-04-2022, 03:47 PM
    Thread: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes are announced.
Post: RE: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes...

I've seen that article before and think it is a tawdry red top piece of journalism. Full of supposition and un-researched statements. Nasher has kind of summed it up, and my first TT was also 1976 s...
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 11,760 28-02-2022, 11:41 PM
    Thread: Goodbye?
Post: RE: Goodbye?

Closing up? Did I miss something?
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 3,378 02-09-2021, 11:40 AM
    Thread: TT 2022 Accommodation
Post: TT 2022 Accommodation

Hi, Looking for accommodation for TT 2022. Ferry booked 31st May 2022 to 12th June 2022. 3 gents/marshals/ex-racers (but now much older and slower!), regular visitors so can provide references (pre...
Smokin Haddock Racing Accommodation (TT, S100 and MGP - Homestay) 0 987 30-06-2021, 11:28 AM
    Thread: 'Challenges ahead for next TT' - Marshals
Post: RE: 'Challenges ahead for next TT' - Marshals

Chris, they are planning lots of IMC courses precisely because of this currency issue. They are just tweeking the course content and then will announce the dates.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 3,167 25-06-2021, 09:23 AM
    Thread: Team Classic Suzuki unveils Katana project build
Post: RE: Team Classic Suzuki unveils Katana project bui...

And how is a 2008 World Superbike a classic?
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 3 1,903 09-06-2021, 12:03 PM
    Thread: Norton V4SS defect list.
Post: RE: Norton V4SS defect list.

(22-05-2021, 02:32 PM)SeaCol Wrote: The TT Bikes were using Aprilia engines I believe so should not have had engine problems, not sure about the rest of the faults. Might be Aprilia engines, but the...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 11 5,525 24-05-2021, 10:09 AM
    Thread: Death of TT commentary time-keeper Tim O'Hanlon announced
Post: RE: Death of TT commentary time-keeper Tim O'Hanlo...

Have to say that Manx Radio has always been a massive part of my TT going back to the early 70's with my little pocket radio through to using my phone of late. The characters on the radio always crea...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 8 4,296 12-05-2021, 01:23 PM
    Thread: Paul Collins - R.I.P.
Post: RE: Paul Collins - R.I.P.

Really sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and fellow contributor to this forum. Thoughts with you and his family and other friends.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 2 2,973 20-09-2020, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Host Saiger Critical - Positive Update
Post: RE: Host Saiger Critical - Poistive Update

Super news. Wish him the best in his recovery.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 10 7,048 02-08-2020, 07:10 PM
    Thread: Not happy...
Post: RE: Not happy...

Curiously not that much. Made a decision not to not come this year because my Daughter was supposed to be doing her A levels right now. She is TT mad, and marshalled for the first time last year. D...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 15 10,035 29-05-2020, 03:12 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

I suppose its always the first one. Sat on the exit of the Creg (long since banished), listening to the bikes setting off, and then waiting for them to appear. Being a Huddersfield lad Mick Grant wa...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 47 27,878 30-03-2020, 10:36 PM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Garage Tour
Post: RE: Peter Hickman Garage Tour

Thanks for that. Great little watch. He comes across very well.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 2 3,046 30-03-2020, 11:08 AM
    Thread: Norton – Was it a fraud from the start?
Post: RE: Norton – Was it a fraud from the start?

Some serious failings from various regulatory bodies.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 4,169 18-02-2020, 03:34 PM
    Thread: Happy New year
Post: RE: Happy New year

And to you Malcom. Thanks again for all your hard work. David.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 4 3,218 01-01-2020, 01:20 PM
    Thread: Sports Personality 2019: Rea left out of final list of six contenders
Post: RE: Sports Personality 2019: Rea left out of final...

(08-12-2019, 09:01 PM)Rednine Wrote: I agree with all your sentiments expressed above, nevertheless I haven't spotted any personalities in the current crop selected. Actually I suspect Ben Stokes wo...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 16 9,415 09-12-2019, 08:52 PM
    Thread: Sports Personality 2019: Rea left out of final list of six contenders
Post: RE: Sports Personality 2019: Rea left out of final...

Tennis is a huge sport. Played in most schools. Every town and most villages have a well used tennis club, and its global. Similarly athletics. Just look at how many compete in Park Runs and all t...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 16 9,415 08-12-2019, 08:33 PM
    Thread: Books to read
Post: RE: Books to read

Jupiters travels. Great biking around the world travel log from the early 70's.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 12 8,919 14-10-2019, 10:45 PM
    Thread: Ian (TT Fan) Huntly
Post: RE: Ian (TT Fan) Huntly

Hoping you have a full and speedy recovery!
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 12 8,812 20-06-2019, 05:53 PM
    Thread: Undertaking
Post: RE: Undertaking

I don't have a problem with filtering on either side as long as it is at a sensible speed, takes into account the dangers, and there is an end point that doesn't put you or others in danger. Filterin...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 4,460 20-06-2019, 05:50 PM
    Thread: TT website
Post: RE: TT website

Another thanks from me. Can't believe that you would get threats, that's just awful. Please keep up the good work. This place is a go to site for me. I think the contributors all seem good people,...
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 15,828 20-06-2019, 05:43 PM
    Thread: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Post: RE: Whats the first thing you do after getting on ...

Arrive 3 am Wednesday with my Daughter. Progress quietly to mates camper we are sleeping in at Glen Lough. Sleep, fry up, up to the paddock to see a racer mate, sign on as marshals and wander from c...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 17 12,617 22-05-2019, 10:47 PM
    Thread: Marshals
Post: Marshals

Marshal website now live to sign on.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 14,478 02-04-2019, 07:37 PM
    Thread: Make Sure You’re Covered
Post: RE: Make Sure You’re Covered

Thanks Malcom. You've caused me to check my travel insurance.
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 1 3,352 06-03-2019, 12:56 PM
    Thread: Seasons Greetings to All
Post: RE: Seasons Greetings to All

Hope you are all having a great season!
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 14 11,717 26-12-2018, 03:46 PM
    Thread: Ryan Farquhar: People laughed at Supertwin racing, but they're not laughing now
Post: RE: Ryan Farquhar: People laughed at Supertwin rac...

No mention of the MiniTwins from whence the inspiration for SuperTwins came from? Tim Jones and Mike Edwards started the MiniTwins series and paved the way for hundreds of racers to take part in chea...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 1 2,262 29-10-2018, 09:31 AM
    Thread: TT numbers down, spending up
Post: RE: TT numbers down, spending up

Indeed. Too many variable factors for the data to actually be of any use. A 1% reduction across a limited sample size doesn't really tell us anything. Still a great event.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 6,284 23-09-2018, 12:21 PM
    Thread: TT numbers down, spending up
Post: RE: TT numbers down, spending up

Total expenditure up, but visitors down. Is this all accounted for by a change in the nature of the calculation, or is the TT really becoming more and more expensive? There do seem to be more opport...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 6,284 22-09-2018, 03:43 PM
    Thread: New Imperial 1932
Post: RE: New Imperial 1932

I'm another one from the old forum. Not many of us left now. It's shame. Pleased you got over. Indeed it is an emotional place to visit. 50 years since my first visit to the island and over 40 si...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 7 8,582 18-09-2018, 03:28 PM
    Thread: Fabrice Miguet
Post: RE: Fabrice Miguet

Very sad. One of the characters of this sport.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 5,368 12-08-2018, 03:39 PM
    Thread: William Dunlop tragically killed at Skerries 100 races
Post: RE: William Dunlop tragically killed at Skerries 1...

Given the nature of this sport we shouldn't be shocked, but that's the way I feel. Condolences to all the family and friends.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 19 16,311 09-07-2018, 08:06 AM
    Thread: TT 2018
Post: RE: TT 2018

I think it is difficult to make comparisons when there are so many variables i different eras. We won't forget that we lost two guys, and another left with a fight on his hands as a result of vey que...
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 14,477 10-06-2018, 10:10 AM
    Thread: I'll come back again!
Post: RE: I'll come back again!

Making the TT what it is. Brilliant!
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 19,324 18-05-2018, 07:25 PM
    Thread: Planning permission sought for new pub during TT
Post: RE: Planning permission sought for new pub during ...

The existing paddock pub is crowded and far too small, as is the area with the food concessions. Moving a few yards to a bigger site is a good idea, and reflects the increasing popularity of the whol...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 7 7,896 02-03-2018, 11:45 AM
    Thread: Over 25% of 2017 TT programmes given away
Post: RE: Over 25% of 2017 TT programmes given away

Not exactly given away. The VIP ones will have been paid for as a part of the VIP package. Riders pay entry fees etc etc. So what was the point of this announcement?
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 3 5,470 26-12-2017, 09:27 PM
    Thread: First timers need advice for 2018
Post: RE: First timers need advice for 2018

Hi, So much to tell. Accommodation - lots of options. A pub might be difficult simply because they get booked up so far in advance. 'Homestay' is very popular. The locals open up their houses for...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 8 10,661 10-05-2017, 09:20 PM
    Thread: Is it time to start talking about Hutchy as one of the greatest of all time?
Post: RE: Is it time to start talking about Hutchy as on...

I think he should be counted as one of the greatest. With that number of wins, in an era when the TT is seeing a resurgence and with a 5 and the triples then he has earned that status. What happened...
Smokin Haddock Racing TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 36 51,719 15-06-2016, 12:54 PM
    Thread: spectating
Post: RE: spectating

Lots of parking at the K tree. A small charge but worth it. Viewing is brilliant. A good food stand and loos.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 11 19,486 19-05-2016, 07:09 AM
    Thread: Snaefel Mountain Railway
Post: RE: Snaefel Mountain Railway

Cheers chaps.  All very helpful. David
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 6,903 06-05-2016, 01:34 PM
    Thread: Snaefel Mountain Railway
Post: Snaefel Mountain Railway

Anyone have any experience of using the above from Laxey to Bungalow for race days? Does it get overcrowded or is it easy to hop on? Thanks.
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 5 6,903 04-05-2016, 08:29 PM
    Thread: Should it be easier to hold road races on Sundays?
Post: RE: Should it be easier to hold road races on Sund...

Sunday a day of peace? I guess that is carefully worded code for the Sabbath. Practising Christians are now in the minority so no need to pander to them; however, there are lots of churches on the co...
Smokin Haddock Racing General Discussion 4 6,856 11-08-2015, 11:26 AM