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      Re: Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #30: Jun 03, 2015 11:40:44 pm

      Tragic... I watched this evenings practice and the top boys we're very quick with some average speeds of 128mph a lap.
      alas, the course is very dangerous and I suppose you can say that they know the risks before they set off..

      It does put a downer on the whole thing but the show goes on and they'll all fire up and let it rip around the course again tomorrow evening..

      RIP Franck

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      Reply #32: Jun 04, 2015 02:04:32 pm

      Yeah... He's having a works BMW shipped over in time for Saturdays Race... He's not a happy man is our Michael... He only managed a 121mph lap last night...only !!
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      Reply #33: Jun 04, 2015 02:52:01 pm
      Yeah... He's having a works BMW shipped over in time for Saturdays Race... He's not a happy man is our Michael... He only managed a 121mph lap last night...only !!

      He'll be worth a watch on the BM.
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      Reply #34: Jun 04, 2015 10:07:44 pm
      He'll be worth a watch on the BM.

      He was back on the BM tonight for practice hitting just over 128mph lap
      Its Hutchinson who was the quickest in practice at just over 130mph a millisecond ahead of McGuiness..

      Shaping up to be a cracking race on Saturday...
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      Reply #35: Jun 04, 2015 11:10:01 pm
      He was back on the BM tonight for practice hitting just over 128mph lap
      Its Hutchinson who was the quickest in practice at just over 130mph a millisecond ahead of McGuiness..

      Shaping up to be a cracking race on Saturday...

      Aye. Just seen the qualifying times. Hutchy is on fire.
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      Reply #36: Jun 05, 2015 10:56:52 am
      The moment MD decided to leave Yamaha for BMW?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LB2KI9PX2w
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      Reply #37: Jun 05, 2015 11:16:02 am

      Seem that last night mate.

      Hutchy did well to hang on there!
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      Reply #38: Jun 05, 2015 12:16:09 pm
      Seem that last night mate.

      Hutchy did well to hang on there!

      Bit of a f**king moment alright.
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      Reply #39: Jun 05, 2015 12:19:48 pm
      Bit of a f**king moment alright.

      Indeed.

      Mickey's BMW Superbike has arrived on the island apparently.

      He should be fast on it and even on the stock machine he was flying last night.
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      Reply #40: Jun 05, 2015 12:46:41 pm
      Indeed.

      Mickey's BMW Superbike has arrived on the island apparently.

      He should be fast on it and even on the stock machine he was flying last night.

      He's already tested it.
      Average mph WAY up.
      Almost 10mph.
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      Reply #41: Jun 05, 2015 12:49:01 pm
      He's already tested it.
      Average mph WAY up.
      Almost 10mph.

      Good stuff.

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      Reply #42: Jun 05, 2015 01:03:06 pm

      Yamaha was "only" averaging 121mph.
      He's said to have produced 130-131 on the BMW.
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      Reply #43: Jun 05, 2015 01:05:39 pm
      Yamaha was "only" averaging 121mph.
      He's said to have produced 130-131 on the BMW.

      Puts him right back in the picture mate.

      His Superstock time even has him sitting 4th if you put that among the Superbike times.
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      Reply #44: Jun 05, 2015 09:43:40 pm
      Another lovely day over here on the Island , perfect for practice.
      All the top riders put some silly lap times in this evening so machines getting perfectly tuned for the now Mad Sunday Superbike Race at 2pm..
      Clerk of the Course decided the winds we're gonna be too strong to race the Superbikes Saturday as planned.
      Sidecars are good to go Saturday though..
      Here's a pic I took today looking down towards Glen Vine we're I live, you can see the campsite full in the distance..The Bikes roar passed that Campsite at around 160mph..
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      Reply #45: Jun 05, 2015 10:11:42 pm
      The TT Festival 2015
      Douglas Promenade this afternoon..
      You can just see the Transmitters on top of the Grandstand centre right in the distance..
       
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      Reply #46: Jun 05, 2015 10:14:00 pm
      The old timers Bruce and McGuiness are flying this week as well and I fancy Bruce for the first Superbike race.
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      Reply #47: Jun 06, 2015 06:03:48 pm
      No Racing today due to very high winds..
      Had a little shuffty around the paddock at the back of the grandstand..Some mean looking machines ..
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      Reply #48: Jun 07, 2015 09:00:23 pm
      Bollox to yer Cricket and yer Tennis...
      Todays Superbike race was awesome ..
      Bruce the Kiwi Ansty took the crown (No 5)
      John McGuiness on his first lap (No 1)

      Boys we're touching 180mph about 2 ft away from me...

      Incredible stuff
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      Reply #49: Jun 07, 2015 10:00:57 pm
      Bollox to yer Cricket and yer Tennis...
      Todays Superbike race was awesome ..
      Bruce the Kiwi Ansty took the crown (No 5)
      John McGuiness on his first lap (No 1)

      Boys we're touching 180mph about 2 ft away from me...

      Incredible stuff

      Glad you enjoyed it mate!

      Race looked great from the highlights I've juts watched and great to see Bruce getting the win.
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      Reply #50: Jun 10, 2015 09:47:19 pm
      Glad you enjoyed it mate!

      Race looked great from the highlights I've juts watched and great to see Bruce getting the win.

      Just a quick update...

      Great day today for racing.. near perfect conditions all round the circuit. Watched the Sidecars at Ballagarey today.. Those guys are proper fearless !!
      Birchall Bro's took it again for the second time this week.
      Hutchy bagged the 4 lapper at midday..The lads on fire !!
      Micky D flown back to NI for some serious Physio in the hope he can fly back and win the 6 Lap Senior on Friday..
      Good to see Guy Martin on the podium today even if it was 3rd !

      Great footage on ITV4 at 9 each night for those who haven't checked already..

      srslfc & racer34 ..do you both own a Motorbike?? ...
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      Reply #51: Jun 10, 2015 10:49:36 pm
      Just a quick update...

      Great day today for racing.. near perfect conditions all round the circuit. Watched the Sidecars at Ballagarey today.. Those guys are proper fearless !!
      Birchall Bro's took it again for the second time this week.
      Hutchy bagged the 4 lapper at midday..The lads on fire !!
      Micky D flown back to NI for some serious Physio in the hope he can fly back and win the 6 Lap Senior on Friday..
      Good to see Guy Martin on the podium today even if it was 3rd !

      Great footage on ITV4 at 9 each night for those who haven't checked already..

      srslfc & racer34 ..do you both own a Motorbike?? ...

      Just about to post mate as I'm catching up on a recording from last night.

      Hutchy is on fire this year and I heard about Mickey D today and he'll be putting everything into the big race on Friday.

      I'm not sure about Racer but I don't own a bike as of yet mate but I have been wanting to get my tests for ages now but can't find the time. Hope to sort it over the next year or so.
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      Reply #52: Jun 10, 2015 11:07:49 pm
      Forgot to mention well done to Lee Johnston for 3rd place on the Stocker.

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      Reply #53: Jun 11, 2015 12:31:28 am
      Forgot to mention well done to Lee Johnston for 3rd place on the Stocker.

       ;)

      Yep.. clocked him coming through earlier in the Supersport race.. think he finished about 6th..thats pretty f**kin quick around the TT
      Couldn't mistake the sound of him on the Triumph..
      No racing tomorrow, just debating where to watch the Senior race on Friday.

      Hope you get it together for your test next year or so srslfc and maybe get yer ass over here and do a lap or two of the mountain course..

      I've lived here for nearly 30 yrs and the TT still blows me away every year with the continued higher faster lap/race times year after year.

      FTR ... I don't own a bike myself either...but i've always had and will continue to have, total respect for those guys who race on two wheels.
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      Reply #54: Jun 11, 2015 12:36:51 am
      Yep.. clocked him coming through earlier in the Supersport race.. think he finished about 6th..thats pretty f**kin quick around the TT
      Couldn't mistake the sound of him on the Triumph..
      No racing tomorrow, just debating where to watch the Senior race on Friday.

      Hope you get it together for your test next year or so srslfc and maybe get yer ass over here and do a lap or two of the mountain course..

      I've lived here for nearly 30 yrs and the TT still blows me away every year with the continued higher faster lap/race times year after year.

      FTR ... I don't own a bike myself either...but i've always had and will continue to have, total respect for those guys who race on two wheels.


      I thought Lee might have even won this year but maybe a bit too soon for him. Delighted he got the 3rd place and like you say he went well in the smaller bike as well.

      Can't wait for the big race on Friday now.

      You been keeping up with ITV 4? They do a real good job for the TT.
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      Reply #55: Jun 11, 2015 12:53:42 am

      Can't wait for the big race on Friday now.

      You been keeping up with ITV 4? They do a real good job for the TT.
      Yeah the ITV lads do a great job on the coverage ..the HD footage they use is awesome..The helicopter flies virtually over our house as it streams up the course about a minute or so from the start.. great stuff..
      The onboard footage is unreal..your just mesmerised as to how the riders know when to manoeuvre the bike around the course, especially under the trees and that..
      As soon as the calendar goes up on the wall at work in January i'm straight in to book TT week off....
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      Reply #56: Jun 11, 2015 12:59:51 am
      Yeah the ITV lads do a great job on the coverage ..the HD footage they use is awesome..The helicopter flies virtually over our house as it streams up the course about a minute or so from the start.. great stuff..
      The onboard footage is unreal..your just mesmerised as to how the riders know when to manoeuvre the bike around the course, especially under the trees and that..
      As soon as the calendar goes up on the wall at work in January i'm straight in to book TT week off....

      I'm just jealous you're so close mate.

      Although we have the North West and the Ulster on our doorstep. Never mind Cookstown, Tandragee, Armoy and the like.

      TT is still the ultimate though.
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      Reply #57: Jun 11, 2015 01:00:09 am
      I thought Lee might have even won this year but maybe a bit too soon for him. Delighted he got the 3rd place and like you say he went well in the smaller bike as well.
      He got his name on the podium for the Zero race which is cool...just pipped Guy Martin which, again, is no mean feat..
      It takes time to master the TT so his time will come if he keeps his head on his shoulders.. believe me..
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      Reply #58: Jun 11, 2015 01:02:22 am
      He got his name on the podium for the Zero race which is cool...just pipped Guy Martin which, again, is no mean feat..
      It takes time to master the TT so his time will come if he keeps his head on his shoulders.. believe me..

      He'll definitely win one at some point.
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      Reply #59: Jun 11, 2015 01:10:18 am
      You've gotta hand it to Hutchy though..
      He's had over 50 major operations over the last 5 years to get himself back to full fitness in order to win at the TT again.. That's, sort of, half screw loose and half sheer grit and determination..dunno which is the more stubborn.. the naivety or the dedication..

      Interesting if Dunlop (M) appears on the grid Friday morning though..

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