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Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Nice weather today for the 250/350 classic at...

Nice weather today for the 250/350 classic at Ballaugh Bridge, and the F1 F2 at St Ninians.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC09326.jpg
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Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Some pics from out and about on the Island...

Some pics from out and about on the Island yesterday.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/Mobile%20Uploads/20140824_125829.jpg
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Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Racing has been cancelled for today, due to rain,...

Racing has been cancelled for today, due to rain, wind, mist, low cloud, surface water, locusts, bad visibility, pestilence etc.

Good news though is that tomorrow looks a lot better.
Forum: Racing 08-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Today was a bit of a long drawn out affair. First...

Today was a bit of a long drawn out affair. First practice, then a vintage parade lap, followed by the classic 500 TT. I didn't hang around for the Joey Dunlop parade and Manx GP practice.
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Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Managed to squeeze in a bit of trail riding as...

Managed to squeeze in a bit of trail riding as well....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtRddr9WYo4&list=UU1gE_s4r0aB32PZYQYF9LaQ
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Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Thursday night practice was untimed due to damp...

Thursday night practice was untimed due to damp conditions, but tonight was fine, so we headed to Glen Helen to feed the midgies, (wee biting insect buggers).

I rarely take photos, and it was...
Forum: Racing 08-20-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dmcd
Classic TT / Manx GP

On the Isle of Man for the Classic TT & Manx GP. I'm not very good at the narrative, so i'll just post as many pics as I can, and you guys can comment as you see fit.

As I was waiting to board...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 31,895
Posted By dmcd
My BSA B33 at the Creg Ny Baa on the Isle of Man....

My BSA B33 at the Creg Ny Baa on the Isle of Man.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08562.jpg

The view down the road
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 216,827
Posted By dmcd
Is the rusty bolt in the rear plug hole normal,...

Is the rusty bolt in the rear plug hole normal, or am I missing something?
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 35,272
Posted By dmcd
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9Xwg07uuQJ4/U6n...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9Xwg07uuQJ4/U6ncuhM0GBI/AAAAAAAABuE/nqQEUwikoIM/s640/P1070566.JPG

My office is on the floor below in that building, small world eh?!
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 35,272
Posted By dmcd
Just found this RR, sorry I missed you passing...

Just found this RR, sorry I missed you passing through N Ireland, and yes you are a lucky ba&#ard as far as the weather is concerned!!

There is motorbike racing on the Isle of Man next week...
Forum: EMEA 06-28-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By dmcd
Take the coast road from Belfast to Portstewart. ...

Take the coast road from Belfast to Portstewart. There will be Brown road signs indicating the route to follow, carrick a rede rope bridge and the Giants causeway are both on that road.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 216,827
Posted By dmcd
My '55 BSA B33 on the Isle of Man TT circuit a...

My '55 BSA B33 on the Isle of Man TT circuit a couple of months ago.

Brandywell, the highest corner on the mountain circuit.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08587.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,146,287
Posted By dmcd
Cheers man, thinking about you the other day! ...

Cheers man, thinking about you the other day! Almost a year since you dropped in. Still got the Xchallenge? Still travelling? Still drinking cold coffee???
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,146,287
Posted By dmcd
Cheers, was looking at their ebay site but didn't...

Cheers, was looking at their ebay site but didn't see anything small enough.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,146,287
Posted By dmcd
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20...

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/20140619_152614.jpgQUOTE=Damian_74;24428413]Is that a Hillman Imp in the background? I had one if them when I was an apprentice - had mine out to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,146,287
Posted By dmcd
Yeah, always loved the Gulf GT40s. I'm having a...

Yeah, always loved the Gulf GT40s. I'm having a bit of difficulty finding small Gulf stickers locally, but ordered some small tag/heuer ones in the meantime.


The paint will probably chip, it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,146,287
Posted By dmcd
Had posted in the other xchallenge thread that I...

Had posted in the other xchallenge thread that I had my plastic radiator guard broken by a rabbit, so as I was going to have to paint all the panels due to various scratches and scuffs, I thought I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6,901
Views: 1,050,578
Posted By dmcd
Bloody rabbit!

Was riding up a narrow trail with raised banks on either side when I saw something dart out and hit the left side of the bike. Didn't think much about it until I was washing the bike and found this....
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 165,298
Posted By dmcd
That's funny, people bought R12Rs and spent a...

That's funny, people bought R12Rs and spent a fortune trying make them tour like RTs. Now people are going to spend a fortune turning nineTs into R12Rs?
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Met Keith Flint of The Prodigy, races bikes...

Met Keith Flint of The Prodigy, races bikes himself quite successfully, but was running his "Team Traction Control" at the TT. Real nice guy, although he looked a bit concerned when I told him that...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
The pic stuck to the tank was of the German dude...

The pic stuck to the tank was of the German dude from the closer to the edge film, standing with Simon Andrews.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/imagejpg1-1.jpg


He was hanging...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
William Dunlop was on the same ferry home last...

William Dunlop was on the same ferry home last night as us. He was smiling but seemed a bit embarrassed being wheeled in a wheelchair past the hundreds of motorbikes getting off the boat beeping...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
That's the TT over for another year. Nice piece...

That's the TT over for another year. Nice piece of history for the Harrison's doing a father/son double in the same week (sidecar and lightweight).

Good news that William Dunlop is stable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 767,395
Posted By dmcd
It may have been their first time on the Isle of...

It may have been their first time on the Isle of Man, Ive been round it hundreds of times, so had the confidence to go a bit faster.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,823
Views: 767,395
Posted By dmcd
Me on the Isle of Man TT circuit, last Sunday,...

Me on the Isle of Man TT circuit, last Sunday, Mad Sunday, one way road, no speed limit. Not terribly exciting but good fun on a 'sensible' bike. Had to slow down for low cloud!
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Forum: Racing 06-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Sorry my camera/lens cant cope with 150mph and...

Sorry my camera/lens cant cope with 150mph and dark conditions, but here are a few pics from today........

Guy Martin 600 supersport
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Forum: Racing 06-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,010
Posted By dmcd
Kind of funny watching it go past a petrol...

Kind of funny watching it go past a petrol station:wink:http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08846.jpg
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Yes another fatality today, some of them describe...

Yes another fatality today, some of them describe road racing as a drug, there is addiction, highs, lows, and many deaths.

Some pictures from today at the Creg Ny Baa.
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Forum: Racing 06-03-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,010
Posted By dmcd
Good Luck!

Good Luck!
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Tonight's racing has been postponed until...

Tonight's racing has been postponed until tomorrow, there was a fatality today at Ballaugh. Perhaps Wideload will give more details if appropriate, as it is his sector.
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Some pics from today at May hill in Ramsey. Sorry...

Some pics from today at May hill in Ramsey. Sorry they are a bit dark.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08764.jpg
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Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Youll be fine, this is my 13th year, and have had...

Youll be fine, this is my 13th year, and have had many many laps without any major incident on fast bikes, slow bikes, classic bikes, cars, jeeps and vans.
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Outside of race road closures, the course is...

Outside of race road closures, the course is public roads. The mountain section, some of which was in my clip, is one way for the entire two week race period. If you are going to ride the mountain...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 312,687
Posted By dmcd
I think I had it against the throttle stop...

I think I had it against the throttle stop briefly, but it is slightly uphill, which probably made a difference.
Forum: Racing 06-01-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
I had a wee run over the mountain this morning,...

I had a wee run over the mountain this morning, the fog kind of ruined the fun.

http://youtu.be/yO0T1DGB0OM
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 312,687
Posted By dmcd
Short video of a ride this morning on the TT...

Short video of a ride this morning on the TT circuit. '11 R12R, one way road, no speed limits.

http://youtu.be/yO0T1DGB0OM

Fog at the top stopped the fun.
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
I was wondering if they might be for this? ...

I was wondering if they might be for this?

http://www.carscoops.com/2014/05/subaru-wants-to-break-isle-of-man-tt.html
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,010
Posted By dmcd
Nice, to meet you this evening, how did practice...

Nice, to meet you this evening, how did practice go?
Forum: Racing 05-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 15,443
Posted By dmcd
Some pics from around the paddock this afternoon....

Some pics from around the paddock this afternoon.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/derekmcd/DSC08660.jpg

bit of work to do
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