Southern 100 2023
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Southern 100 2023
Next event on the close horizon.

I've not been for many a year but I'm going across on a short visit this year. I'm only there for the last days racing and taking a push bike (i do cycle a lot, usually around 4k miles a year).

As I'm peddling it and plan to peddle the 60 odd miles home from the ferry, it's weather dependent. I do have a plan b for the ride home if the weather is bad.

Not sure where I'm planning to watch, maybe church but I'll see on the day.

Who else plans on going over?




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25-06-2023, 09:42 AM
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I'll be going for the whole thing.  Never had the opportunity previously but as I'm now (as the govt would put it) 'unproductive'...

Seems like a strong entry and something like 35 newcomers this year.  Looks like a lot of interest in the twins to the point that the club are adding an extra race for them.  Presumably a consolation race for anyone who doesn't qualify for the 'main' races.

Heading over on Sat 8th and back on Fri 14th.
25-06-2023, 12:58 PM
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I've not read the entries? Where can i find that?




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25-06-2023, 01:49 PM
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Here you go.  they haven't gone into detail about who the newcomers are though

https://southern100.com/champions-set-to-return/
25-06-2023, 03:22 PM
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We'll be there, again, for our annual "boys day out"! you'll be able to find us on the boat, just listen for the commotion coming from the bar! 😂
We used to march to iron gate or Joeys & then catch the steam train back to Castletown station (with a swift pint or 2 in the Sidings!) then walk over to Stadium or Castletown corner for the afternoon, but age has crept upon some (faulty knees & the such!) & we may well end up ensconced on the start/finish, frequenting the Foraging Vintners "pop-up" establishment instead.
29-06-2023, 02:40 PM
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My first Southern 100 in quite a long time, really looking forward to it.
03-07-2023, 01:32 PM
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I'm watching the forecast closely. Not looking too promising for the last couple of days so far (yes, i know it can change and does).

As I'm peddling it all, it's weather dependent..... Hopefully it improves, it is early days on the forecast yet though.

At the minute it looks like a wet peddle in, a full wet day watching the racing and a wet ride home. If that continues, I'll be canning the jaunt and pocketing the refund.




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03-07-2023, 01:50 PM
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It'll be reet, we've been going on Thursday race day since 2012, it's always worked out fine!  Crossfingers
03-07-2023, 02:18 PM
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(03-07-2023, 02:18 PM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: It'll be reet, we've been going on Thursday race day since 2012, it's always worked out fine!  Crossfingers

I hope you're right pal 👍




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In case it helps your decision, Michael Rutter will be making his Billown debut on the RC213!
04-07-2023, 12:47 PM
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That'll be nice, hopefully he'll be back to race in the future, along with Mr. McGuinness!
04-07-2023, 03:15 PM
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Looking like a decent day for the Thursday of S100.

I'm gonna go then, weather ropey either side. I have a train booked but if the weather looks not too bad, I'm planning to peddle in the 60 miles to heysham on Wednesday evening.

Friday looks ropey at best, might take up my train ticket if need be. If fair, I'll peddle that one home too.

One question, I've got a TT ear piece radio, i think be able to pick up the commentary on it? I'm trying to travel maximum lightness.




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09-07-2023, 08:54 PM
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They're doing a 'Radio TT' sort of thing on 1368 MW which is what the earpiece uses so should be fine
10-07-2023, 11:41 PM
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