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Old 06-03-2016, 06:03 PM
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We caught today's practice session. The speed is addicting to watch. My wife has never been to a race. She picked a great place to start. Hutchy crushed the top average speed with 132+MPH. His top speed was slightly more than 198MPH. It is absolutely amazing to see the top racers attack the part of the track we were watching. A slight left around a blind corner to a slight right downhill blind after the turn. Hutchinson attacks it like he can see the whole road. The left right camber of the street had both tires confusing the chassis of those bikes to the point of if you didn't bounce through you were going down. Tomorrow is the Superbike race. I took plenty of pics but most were just a blur. When I figure out how to post them I will, I did get a few good ones.
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As for photos, you may have to re-size them using any editing software - usually 1250 x 750 pixels - then upload them to your "Gallery" - note the button on the tool bar. Once in your Gallery - right click on the photo, copy either the photo's image address or its URL and paste that between these markers,

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We caught today's practice session. The speed is addicting to watch. My wife has never been to a race. She picked a great place to start. Hutchy crushed the top average speed with 132+MPH. His top speed was slightly more than 198MPH. It is absolutely amazing to see the top racers attack the part of the track we were watching. A slight left around a blind corner to a slight right downhill blind after the turn. Hutchinson attacks it like he can see the whole road. The left right camber of the street had both tires confusing the chassis of those bikes to the point of if you didn't bounce through you were going down. Tomorrow is the Superbike race. I took plenty of pics but most were just a blur. When I figure out how to post them I will, I did get a few good ones.

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Pics will have to wait til I get home,sorry. I'm getting some good ones. Superbikes were awesome today. I won't give anything away but Michael Dunlop set a new lap record. Under 17 minutes. BMW had two podiums. My god these racers are insane to do what they do. They take their racing very seriously. Quite a few of the ordinary street riders leather up to the max. I can count the number of Harley's I've seen on one hand. The islanders are some of the nicest people I've ever met. On a bus ride here I met a guy from the town next door from Cape Cod. He's here to photograph the race. His pictures will be displayed at a gallery in Provincetown. I'm going to look him up mid July. Been to Daytona and NH Speedway when Freddie Spencer ruled, the Isle of Man is in a league of its own.
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Really looking forward to your pictures. IOM is a bucket list event for me - just to be there and witness the most extraordinary motorcycle event on the planet would be awesome.
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Really looking forward to your pictures. IOM is a bucket list event for me - just to be there and witness the most extraordinary motorcycle event on the planet would be awesome.
Mad Sunday today. Regulars on the course with parts of it no speed limits. Bikes can be rented. Thought about it but decided between left hand drive and no limits I'm a good candidate for the hospital. Taking the tram up to Snaeful Mtn. today. Highest point here. Getting a peak at Scotland. Bruce, this place is motorcycle Mecca!
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Was watching the event last night.. They're showing the highlights on Velocity channel... Phenomenal. The camera work is so much better these days... Would love to attend someday...Looking forward to tonights coverage.. Looking forward toy your pics and overall report.
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Very sad indeed, I heard it was on a straight away. They delayed the race for 2 hours. The only explanation given was oil on the track. I had a feeling it was more serious. I also heard that at practice later another racer was killed. Took a bus ride along much of the course today, it is unforgiving. Watched a great show about the Dunlop family of racers last night. Joey was very successful 1000s of times racing and practicing. He went to Estonia, by himself to race because his close very outgoing friend offed himself and racing was his escape. It was raining. Very heavy rain on his second lap. The first corner he hydroplaned into a tree and well, the tree didn't move. His Mom said racing is cruel. She's right.
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Any word about crazy Guy Martin? Have heard nothing about him?

And you won't. He's sitting 2016 out. Here's an article from the UK.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/...sle-of-man-tt/
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Very sad indeed, I heard it was on a straight away. They delayed the race for 2 hours. The only explanation given was oil on the track. I had a feeling it was more serious. I also heard that at practice later another racer was killed. Took a bus ride along much of the course today, it is unforgiving. Watched a great show about the Dunlop family of racers last night. Joey was very successful 1000s of times racing and practicing. He went to Estonia, by himself to race because his close very outgoing friend offed himself and racing was his escape. It was raining. Very heavy rain on his second lap. The first corner he hydroplaned into a tree and well, the tree didn't move. His Mom said racing is cruel. She's right.


That's an amazing movie called "Road" all about the history of the Dunlop family and their racing experiences (and losses).

I just watched the first broadcast DVR'ed from Velocity and it was just stunning how Michael Dunlop crushed the field in a class all his own.

I'll also be excited to see your photos when you return. Someday...
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Was watching the event last night.. They're showing the highlights on Velocity channel... Phenomenal. The camera work is so much better these days... Would love to attend someday...Looking forward to tonights coverage.. Looking forward toy your pics and overall report.
Got some friends and I looking to go 2020... Not firmed up but you would fit in extremely well with the guys.
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Ian Hutchinson was king of the mountain today. Twice. Watched from Parliament Square, the first race (Supersport) Great vantage point around a corner and then to a straight. We could almost touch them. On the first lap a couple of the leaders went over a manhole cover and the front end couldn't grip it, amazing seeing them recover. None of the leaders did it again. Second race (Superstock) we watched from a school that a couple of natives recomended, had to walk the road a bit and cut thru a golf course to the school. Great spot. Sweeping left followed by a right bend to the hairpin called the Gooseneck. Best spot of the week. Leaders flew by at at least 120MPH. There was a piece of driveway curbing that some riders were close to but one missed it by inches. Fast in wide out. Scared the crap out of my wife. Awesome experience! On the train ride home we met the secretary of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. She's from White River Junction Vermont, USA. She's 74 years old and joining the 300K club. Took up riding at 59. I think she said she had an F650. One of her companions had a good Joey Dunlop story. Joey, in his early days would get tanked up (at a time when it was part of life) hop on his bike (at night) turn off his lights and run the course. His story was that's how he learned the course. I think the lights part is embellishment. But I'll tell you, it's 11pm and it's not dark yet. Tomorrow we trike the course then take off to Dublin. This has been the best holiday. Be home Friday to watch the Senior race at home! I want to see it again already. If I don't...I can say I did!
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Well, it was a great trip. Winding down in Dublin til tomorrow. Elise's part of the trip. The accommodations are much nicer and a little cheaper here. The trike ride around the course yesterday was a thrill and an education. On the mountain part the speed limits are off and the driver would've gone faster but the roads were wet, even 80 on the back of a VW trike was a thrill. I'll be glad to be home. I need some sleep and dark skies at 8:30. Gets dark here after 11, late is great but hell on my rhythms. Pics are coming!
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Sounds like you had a great trip. And yes I'm a little bit jealous! Looking forward to the pictures.
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On the train ride home we met the secretary of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. She's from White River Junction Vermont, USA. She's 74 years old and joining the 300K club. Took up riding at 59. I think she said she had an F650.

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This has been the best holiday. Be home Friday to watch the Senior race at home! I want to see it again already. If I don't...I can say I did!
You schedule a trip to the Isle of Man during TT week, and you leave BEFORE the Senior TT race?
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You schedule a trip to the Isle of Man during TT week, and you leave BEFORE the Senior TT race?
Guess he's got a limit on his vacation days ...
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Maybe, but it seems like you would include Senior TT Friday as one of those vacation days. Maybe the ferries and the airflight were full at the end.
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When her name was mentioned earlier I had no idea who she was, on the electric train back to Douglas from Ramsey she sat behind us. I was wearing a BMW fleece and she tapped me on the shoulder and told me it goes nice with hers. We struck up a conservation. She was with another gentleman and his wife. The man makes cow reflection stickers and asked me if I had ever seen one. I told him no and he told me I will because he's sold thousands. Muriel chatted away about being secretary and she was stepping down and invited me to NY for a rally. Running into her was like finding a needle in a haystack! My wife booked the trip so I had no input to the dates. The whole trip was a surprise to me. She booked in October and most package trips she looked at were either first half or second half. She chose the first half although she didn't do a package deal. I'm glad we did because we saw the big bikes lots of times. For the first visit to the TT it was perfect. Muriel and Co. have been here 2 weeks and are here another week. They've seen no races. They watch the TV coverage. It's easier and they see more. That and they had bikes to ride. Go figure. The vaca time for me is flexible but my lovely wife's is not so much. So I guess I must come back for the Senior Race and to find a TT bushy hat! I can do 2020...
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Muriel is a peach (also mom), she was with Ted and Lynn. Shit I thought everyone in the BMW
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She probably invited you to the Green Mountain Rally in VT, late September?
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She probably invited you to the Green Mountain Rally in VT, late September?
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VT... NY... Same difference?
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When her name was mentioned earlier I had no idea who she was, on the electric train back to Douglas from Ramsey she sat behind us. I was wearing a BMW fleece and she tapped me on the shoulder and told me it goes nice with hers. We struck up a conservation. She was with another gentleman and his wife. The man makes cow reflection stickers and asked me if I had ever seen one. I told him no and he told me I will because he's sold thousands. Muriel chatted away about being secretary and she was stepping down and invited me to NY for a rally. Running into her was like finding a needle in a haystack!

Wow! Especially since she wasn't even attending the races!!

I got the reflecting cows on all of my bikes.

Enjoy your last day.

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It's great to hear of an American making the effort to get to the TT races and then finding out it really is as amazing an experience as everyone says. The men who race are totally unaffected and happy to rub shoulders with fans at the burger and coffee vans. I don't know if you guys can access a UK channel called ITV4, but their nightly coverage of the TT is superb, with commentators like Steve Parrish, who was once team mate to the great Barry Sheene. If you find yourself in the UK at the wrong time of year for the Isle of Man races, try the Oliver's Mount races at Scarborough in North Yorkshire. This is known as the 'mini TT', the track is simply a closed off public road; it is very narrow, and there are big changes of gradient and hairpins where the riders are close enough to touch - although I wouldn't recommend it. Again the riders are totally accessible. I shall never forget one year leaning on the fence watching the bikes line up on the grid, glancing to my left to see Phil Read and John Surtees about ten feet away, sipping tea from Styrofoam cups.
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Do as I did, download the ITV hub app and use a VPN service like HMA. I love watching ITV and BBC from the US mainly for the documentarys!
You will have to change the region in your Apple Store settings to the UK temporarily or you won't see the ITV app to download if left in the USA Apple Store region.

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Thinking a little more about finding a needle in a haystack....I think sitting in the haystack and it poking me in the arse is more like it....it is a small world!
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The Senior TT z'ben run by now, it doesn't come on here til 11pm. Can't wait to watch it, I don't wanna who wins until I see who does, the rain or wet track will be a big factor. Their coming off the best stretch of weather for the race in 10 years and it was raining when we left. If I were to bet, I'd bet a boxed tri-fecta in Hutchinson, Michael Dunlop and Bruce Anstey for a 100 pounds. I think Hutchinson is on a mission coming off his injuries and probably knows every drain, electric and water cover on the course. Dunlops probly not to pleased about his disqualification and doesn't want to taint his unbelievable under 17 minute lap time and I think Anstey wants to beat McGuiness , who I see a 4th place finish for because his Honda is getting old. It would have been nice to be there and seen them race but I think it'll be better to see it all on the telly. At least that's what I'm telling mysel!
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The race was finally on tonight. Biggest surprise for me was McGuiness, his pit crew excelled and next year he gets a new Honda. Hutchinson's motor choice wasn't the best. Dunlop was amazing. Watching goes to a new level after being there, schoolhouse corner was where we watched after cutting through the golf course. I have a lot of pics to downsize to share.
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Four racers killed this year. Will/should this increase the pressure to stop or greatly modify the TT?
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Let's not go there.....

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But the pressure would come from the public, regardless of how the racers feel. You can't just ignore that possibility.
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But the pressure would come from the public, regardless of how the racers feel. You can't just ignore that possibility.

I don't think any pressure will come from the racing public. If anything it'll be from people who don't know how to live outside their safe warm bubble. There's no modification that will make it "safe." With all the great run off areas and amazing tracks in MotoGP, there have still been fatalities - one recently.

It's a very sobering experience to watch that movie about the Dunlop family and the losses they've suffered to road racing. Some people have a very high threshold to reach to feel alive and no one is forcing anyone to watch them do it. I've never lost anyone to motorcycling but I've personally lost dear friends and acquaintances in aerobatic flying over the 12+ years I've been involved. Why do people do things like that with that much risk? Because they're good at it and it makes them feel like they are truly living something precious.
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On a more relevant note, I wonder how all those suckers feel now - the one's that ponied up $190,000 for the Honda 213VS - the one that got smoked by BMWs and Kawasakis and at least one Honda Blade ridden by McGuinness. I would have thought that bike would have been perfect for the TT but Anstey could only manage a 5th in the Senior TT on it and got passed easily by the leaders. OTOH, maybe he got 5th because he was on a superior bike? Something tells me not.
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I don't think any pressure will come from the racing public. If anything it'll be from people who don't know how to live outside their safe warm bubble. There's no modification that will make it "safe." With all the great run off areas and amazing tracks in MotoGP, there have still been fatalities - one recently.

Yes, that's where the public pressure tends to come from . . . the general public who are not directly involved in your activity. Four fatalities in one year in four separate accidents . . . on a circuit that even competitors and the racing public acknowledge is much more dangerous than other racing venues. That is a recipe for public action.
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On a more relevant note, I wonder how all those suckers feel now - the one's that ponied up $190,000 for the Honda 213VS - the one that got smoked by BMWs and Kawasakis and at least one Honda Blade ridden by McGuinness. I would have thought that bike would have been perfect for the TT but Anstey could only manage a 5th in the Senior TT on it and got passed easily by the leaders. OTOH, maybe he got 5th because he was on a superior bike? Something tells me not.
he had a fall in the practice week, if i remember right ... so ... he wasn't really up to 100%
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Just got home to Montana after 24 hours of flying from the IOM - long way to go but so worth it. We spent race week there and were able to see all the races and practice/qualifying sessions run during that time. As Paul said, the weather cooperated and the racing was breathtaking. Besides the racing, the island is beautiful and there is a lot to do, so your spouse won't be bored if they're not a racing/motorcycling enthusiast. And the Manx people are friendly and gracious. Here are a few pictures.
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There is plenty of TT programs to be seen on ITV hub. For anyone outwith the UK, you can download and watch ITV Hub as mentioned in my previous thread.

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So.....For you guys that were there this year or recently, would you like to share where you booked, along with any other tips? Of particular interest is accommodation! I was considering booking a trip for race week as a surprise for my boy for next year, to allow us to have some father and son time together. Getting flights from US to Manchester to stay with his Grandmother is no problem, booking flights from Manchester to IOM should be no problem if I book in the next month, but accommodation even at this early stage appears to be all but non existent!
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Getting an accommodation is definitely the most difficult part of planning and the key to making it happen. You will pay a much higher price if you book through an agency or with one of the hotels compared to finding a home stay bed and breakfast. I found both my 2012 and 2016 home stays by emailing people directly and then by word of mouth. Most home stay rooms are booked years in advance by repeat customers, so you just have to keep talking to folks and following leads. Don't be deterred - you'll eventually find something. But start looking now. BTW, I talked to a guy that has a nice place that is not booked for next year so PM me and I'll give you his contact email.
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Very, very unlikely that pressure could be brought that would compell them to change the event. The entire island, the people as well as the organizers and the government, have been dealing with the danger issues for 100 years and they have it figured out. Everyone wants the races to continue unimpeded because of the historic and cultural aspects, as well as monetary. IMHO, it will continue without rules to control the speeds, as well it should. As everyone we talked to said, there are plenty of dangerous sports in the world, some even more dangerous than the TT. Their attitude was clear: they won't stand for anyone messing with their TT.
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As David mentioned in earlier post, this event is very relaxed and many of the riders are unaffected by their accomplimestone and are accessible. We stood behind the grandstand after the Senior race and sure enough John McGuiness came out beer in band. We talked to him for about 10 minutes and got some some photos together. The perfect ending to or TT experience.
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Nice pics Bobby. Unfortunately I am at a loss for uploading my own right now, I can offer my words on accommodations. My lovely wife and I stayed in Douglas. She found the last room available at the Rutland Hotel in October, other than the kitchen noises and a bed like a waffle it was OK. Douglas is a great place to stay. The grandstand was a steep uphill walk and on the way you could see the container ship accommodations stacked two high housing other visitors. On the promenade at street level there were plenty of people in RVs parking. We got a 5 day pass to all the transpo services the island had, from the buses to the electric RR that brought you to the top of the mountain. It's a mountain because because it's 36 feet above what is considered a mountain. The pass was a good buy, highly recommended. The horse pulled buggys we did not use but they traveled up and down the prommenade. The food in town was fantastic. They cook potatoes called chips that are great. The secret is plunging them after cutting them up into 1/2" pieces into boiling water for 10-15 minutes then baking them. The natives are some of the nicest people I've met and offer assistance with all you ask. One of them told me that it's documented. I believe it. For me, the racing was a small part of the experience, it was the best part, getting to it made it even better. If its on your list, do it. Truly a great experience!
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We also bought the transportation pass as soon as we got thete and it was such a great deal. The buses go everywhere. We also had taxis take us to various places early on race days and we're able to get the choice viewing spots. Definitely worth the cost of the taxi. Met great folks every day from all over the world. The locals, including our home stay hosts, provided info on great resturants, TT history, and IOM culture. As extraordinary as the racing was, it was just a part of the whole experience. If I wasn't way out here in the western US I'd definitely go back on a regular basis.
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That room is no longer available , as I've booked it for race week next year Many thanks for the tip. Is there any point in hiring a car for the week we'll be there, or best just to rely on buses and taxis? Any area of the track you would suggest that is the absolute must be there, and is better than other areas to watch the race?


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If you know Muriel the secretary give her a shout. She told me the house they got is avail. The owners leave during race week as I'm sure many others do to. It's small but it cost less for the week than we paid for one night at the Rutland. I managed to get a few pics up in the gallery, it's nice to put a face to a story. Took me 3 days. I have no idea how to get them in this thread. I'll figure it out. Go the pass for transport. It was a best buy for us.
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Just right click your piture in the gallery, click properties and copy the url. Then click the little envelope looking thingy at the top of the post thread box and paste the url: (Great pics BTW!)
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Envelope thingy, OK. Anyway that's Superbike Saturday from the grandstand. The cemetery in the background is surreal. The phone takes a nice pic, TY very much.
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That room is no longer available , as I've booked it for race week next year Many thanks for the tip. Is there any point in hiring a car for the week we'll be there, or best just to rely on buses and taxis? Any area of the track you would suggest that is the absolute must be there, and is better than other areas to watch the race?

G'day Highlander. I wrote a bit of a story up after last year's TT. It'll be in the TT forums here somewhere! We had a car. Made the ferry trip tricky though as you need to book well in advance to get a car space. Public transport and busses on the island seem good but still doesn't beat the flexibility of being able to trip around and further whenever you want.
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