Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
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Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Looks like everybody is using "Facelift" now,however ive bike packed with camping gear ready for Mondays afternoon crossing for practice week,first thing i have to do is find "campingaz" refills then head for Peel via Foxdale cos roads will be shut.Happy and safe TT 2019. :
21-05-2019, 10:39 PM
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I'm arriving at 06:00 on Saturday - first stop a full breakfast - YUM
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Head straight up to have a few quiet words with the fairies
22-05-2019, 08:48 AM
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I head up to the grandstand, climb to the top and look around and with a tear in my eye, say hi to my late dad who first took me to the TT in 1968.
Just a wonderful moment.
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22-05-2019, 09:48 AM
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Likewise Ago/MH - that's lovely, I was born race week 1967 on the Island, my Dad got me into bikes at an early and fully supported my racing and got just as excited about it, sadly we lost Dad last year just before TT, he had stayed involved with racing after I packed up and became very good friends with Dennis Trollope and ended up working with Dennis at his race support van and being pit crew for Dennis and his rider - the late Neil Kent, the pic here is just after Neil had won the 2010 Lightweight MGP - I often wonder if they have the oldest combined pit crew / winning rider, Dad on right was 72 at the time, Dennis a little younger I think and Neil 47. I'm back home this weekend for 3 weeks, all sorts of thoughts going on. Have a great safe / good time all.
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RE: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Well I'll be getting on the island at around 6:30am on the 31st so I'll be off to my campsite to put my tent up which can be either enjoyable or stressful depending on the weather then I'll probably get my head down for a few hours before making my way up to the paddock, get a few photos, grab some fish and chips and eat them sat at the top of the grandstand(again weather permitting).
22-05-2019, 11:54 AM
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Normally I'd say get the tent pitched and that will probably be it, but as we're arriving at 6:15am this year maybe we'll get some breakfast somewhere first.


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22-05-2019, 02:39 PM
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RE: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Normaly ride the length of the prom. Then up to Marine drive
22-05-2019, 04:15 PM
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(22-05-2019, 04:15 PM)Chrisp955 Wrote: Normaly ride the length of the prom. Then up to Marine drive

Port Erin, and sigh.
22-05-2019, 07:28 PM
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RE: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Ride off the boat and say to myself ' Im home'
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22-05-2019, 08:13 PM
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(22-05-2019, 10:32 AM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Likewise Ago/MH - that's lovely, I was born race week 1967 on the Island, my Dad got me into bikes at an early and fully supported my racing and got just as excited about it, sadly we lost Dad last year just before TT, he had stayed involved with racing after I packed up and became very good friends with Dennis Trollope and ended up working with Dennis at his race support van and being pit crew for Dennis and his rider - the late Neil Kent, the pic here is just after Neil had won the 2010 Lightweight MGP - I often wonder if they have the oldest combined pit crew / winning rider, Dad on right was 72 at the time, Dennis a little younger I think and Neil 47. I'm back home this weekend for 3 weeks, all sorts of thoughts going on. Have a great safe / good time all.
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A lovely post Alfie. My dad passed away many years ago but I miss him more than ever and I'm 62.
Photos are great reminders so hang on in there and enjoy the memories.
Like you, I wish everyone a great and safe TT
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22-05-2019, 08:40 PM
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RE: Whats the first thing you do after getting on the Island?
Ferry docks Friday afternoon..... It's Straight down to homestay in port erin.... Unpack, say hello to all the others there, have a cuppa.... Back in bike to circuit and watch Friday nights practice.

I usually have a scoot about on the outside of the course during practice as drop in on different places.




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22-05-2019, 10:28 PM
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We get in 6pm  get to the site pitch up then have a decent cuppa, put my feet up for an hour chill out then go for a pint.
22-05-2019, 10:32 PM
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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 campsite to Ballagarey. Sorted.
22-05-2019, 10:47 PM
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We don't get to our home stay till 10.45pm so not a lot but the following morning me and the misses take a walk down on the prom in Port Erin and take in all that lovely sea breeze and say to myself I'm here again what a lovely thought.!
23-05-2019, 08:53 AM
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pay my respects at DJs
24-05-2019, 11:48 PM
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We arrive at 6pm on Friday. Planning to head to the homestay we've booked, dump off the bags, then head to the Railway Inn to catch what's left of the practice session. Can't wait. Hope everyone has a great and safe T.T.

If there's anyone on the island already, can you go and have a word with the fairies and ask for last year's weather please?
25-05-2019, 09:03 AM
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(25-05-2019, 09:03 AM)Yamaham Wrote: We arrive at 6pm on Friday. Planning to head to the homestay we've booked, dump off the bags, then head to the Railway Inn to catch what's left of the practice session. Can't wait. Hope everyone has a great and safe T.T.

If there's anyone on the island already, can you go and have a word with the fairies and ask for last year's weather please?
I tried but it looks like they misunderstood and have given us last year's share of the rain along with this years and maybe next year's too  Icon_cry
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