Posts Tagged ‘ Isle of Man TT ’

Biking brothers and sisters?‏

12th June 2014 by  in Rants & Raves

As I returned home from this year’s TT I experienced some of the selfish behaviour that gives us bikers a bad reputation amongst the general population. On the Mannanan there were just enough seats for every passenger to get comfortable and relax for the two and a half hour crossing to Heysham, just enough. The  [Read full post…]

Awesome, simply awesome

7th June 2014 by  in Racing

Following a week of racing interrupted by rapidly changing weather forecasts, schedules adjusted in the hope of meeting everyone’s wish lists, Senior Race day dawned to be greeted by Mona’s Isle’s sunniest face – wall to wall sunshine, (even in Ramsey!), and we were treated to a stunning display of machine and track mastery by  [Read full post…]

Ever wondered what happens to all those used race tyres at the TT?

3rd June 2014 by  in Daily Digest

Well here is your answer! If you fancy clambering into one of these skips you can probably help yourself to as many used TT race tyres as you can carry.  And, if you want a “matched” pair a friendly word to one of the tyre technicians might result in you leaving with a set of  [Read full post…]

Somehow, sometimes, we seem to leave our brains switched off

3rd June 2014 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel

5:12am and as I approach the apex of the first left of Quarry Bends I come upon two riders, in the middle of the road, holding hands, one pulling the other along on his bike – open roads, possible oncoming traffic hidden behind the next right hand bend – my brakes really do earn their  [Read full post…]

What day is it?!

29th May 2014 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel, Racing

I think I’ve been here a week, but I began asking folk what day it was last Saturday, (it’s Thursday now – I think). The TT has that effect on me, each year I come across with plans, arrangements, appointments and intentions to, “get things done”. And each year I leave having achieved not a  [Read full post…]

Why do I keep on doing it?

26th May 2014 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel

Coming to the Isle of Man that is, and riding the TT course with all its inherent dangers and pitfalls. Just back from two laps of the Mountain “circuit”, and prior to setting off this morning I had the, “first lap butterflies”, all over again. Nervous, and full of trepidation, I had been waiting since  [Read full post…]

No boat

26th May 2014 by  in The Dex Files

Just had a look at trying to get a boat to the Isle of Man (in case I could talk TFLS into letting me go to the TT with Number One Son). No go: ferries all seem booked up.

TT or bust?

26th May 2014 by  in The Dex Files

Number One Son, who finished university three years ago and has finally become self-sufficient, sent me a text this morning: “Dad. TT?” I’m assuming he doesn’t think I should enter – and I’m hoping he’s not thinking of entering. Not without a bit of preparation: he’s only ever done one track day. Does he think  [Read full post…]

Sometimes too much, is just, well, too much!

9th September 2013 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel

Every time I come across to the Isle of Man, whether for the TT or the Manx, I envisage my getting to almost all of the many and varied attractions that this island has to offer visitors and motorcyclists in particular. And yet, to date I have never managed to drag myself to even half  [Read full post…]

Riding at the Manx TT

26th August 2013 by  in Daily Digest

It occurred to me that my riding on the island whilst at the Manx TT, is somewhat different than that earlier in the year when across for the TT. This was emphasised last night as I set off for my first night lap of 2013. Night Laps of the TT Course Night laps are something  [Read full post…]

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