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Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,783
Posted By WIDELOAD
Today was not a happy day for the Ballaugh...

Today was not a happy day for the Ballaugh Marshals...

Firstly my team had to deal with the horrible accident that took Bob Price's life...I will not elaborate with further detail but will say the...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,783
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb I dealt with Brandon's breakdown at Ballaugh...I...

I dealt with Brandon's breakdown at Ballaugh...I gave him 10 for petrol (he was nearly out) and he rode it back to the paddock down the back lanes after the race...the clutch was most definitely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb I should see Stan during TT race week on the Isle...

I should see Stan during TT race week on the Isle of Man...as usual he is staying with a friend of mine for the races. He is a very interesting man to converse with and can recall many tales from his...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,783
Posted By WIDELOAD
Hope I meet some of you guys while your on the...

Hope I meet some of you guys while your on the Island. I have met a few people off here including Guzzi Doug and Chiefrider, I'm the larger of the two DSM's at Ballaugh Bridge, come and say hello...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,418
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb I don't know if you heard about one of my...

I don't know if you heard about one of my neighbours who managed to get a replica in the newcomers race. Chris only has the use of one arm following a mountain road motorcycle crash on open roads.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By WIDELOAD
Agree with the above...Hugo is a good...

Agree with the above...Hugo is a good bloke...I've met him a few times on the Isle of Man. Bike's founder Mark Williams still contributes to some classic rags and TBM...I would like to see Bike find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,970
Posted By WIDELOAD
It I turn left or right when leaving my home...

It I turn left or right when leaving my home within 400 Metres either way there is no speed limit...vehicles are often travelling in excess of 100 mph...it would be more than a little foolhardy to...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By WIDELOAD
Good to see Guy is on form...hopefully practice...

Good to see Guy is on form...hopefully practice will commence for the Classic TT/MGP on Monday :clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,231
Posted By WIDELOAD
The Ultimate Thumper???

Alan Millyards latest offering...a 5 litre V-Twin :eek2

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bb2_1373862437
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,592
Posted By WIDELOAD
This was quite a close call during TT 2013 on the...

This was quite a close call during TT 2013 on the Isle of Man...it happened on Cronk y Voddy just before the roads closed for racing...
...
Forum: EMEA 04-21-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By WIDELOAD
I have met quite a few travellers off here at the...

I have met quite a few travellers off here at the TT & MGP. As mentioned on other threads if you are on the Island for the races make your way to Ballaugh Bridge...I'm the larger of the two DSM's...I...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb IOM TT Launch Party Tonight...

...I will be there...anyone who wants to listen live follow the link to Manx Radio...

http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=64662

:clap:thumb:wave:rayof:bow
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By WIDELOAD
The DVD looks good...is it available in european...

The DVD looks good...is it available in european PAL format?
Forum: EMEA 12-03-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,859
Posted By WIDELOAD
Have a look here... http://www.iomtt.com

Have a look here...

http://www.iomtt.com
Forum: EMEA 11-30-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,859
Posted By WIDELOAD
There are some limits added for TT (that are not...

There are some limits added for TT (that are not normally present) due to past accidents etc...but there are many sections of open road with no limit...Cronk-y-voddy, Bishopscourt, Ballaugh through...
Forum: EMEA 11-30-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,859
Posted By WIDELOAD
Just chill and enjoy it...for a first visit I...

Just chill and enjoy it...for a first visit I would consider flying here or travelling as a foot passenger on the ferry...the roads can get very manic (no speed limits on the open road) and some...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By WIDELOAD
Cry Luis Carreira lost at Macau...

...I was saddened to hear Luis has lost his life at Macau...a popular TT competitor in recent years...we will all miss your smiling face in the paddock Luis...Godspeed fella...
...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb David Knight...

...one of my neighbours has had a Manx coin minted in his honour :clap

http://www.knighter.net/index.php/news-latest-news-and-results/354-david-knight-50p-coin-collectors-pack

...I believe he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,804
Posted By WIDELOAD
I always view any other road user...be they...

I always view any other road user...be they drivers or walkers (although the biggest problem here is incompetent riders on high powered motorcycles)...as unaware of my presence...its kept me...
Forum: Racing 11-04-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By WIDELOAD
Cool2 I can also recommend these... One Mans...

I can also recommend these...

One Mans Island...Canadian Mark Gardiner and his dream to ride in the IOM TT...I met the man in Ballaugh village a number of times.

http://www.onemansisland.com/...
Forum: Racing 11-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By WIDELOAD
Quite a good film...I'm DSM at Ballaugh Bridge...

Quite a good film...I'm DSM at Ballaugh Bridge and spotted myself a couple of times in the footage :wink:
Forum: Europe 10-13-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thanks :thumb

Thanks :thumb
Forum: Europe 10-12-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,117
Posted By WIDELOAD
Is there an English option on the site...sorry I...

Is there an English option on the site...sorry I can't translate the Dutch?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,430
Posted By WIDELOAD
Talking Anyone speak Italian??? Riccardo Patrese takes...

Anyone speak Italian??? Riccardo Patrese takes the wife for a spin around Jerez in a Honda Civic :rofl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhGJyLR6TI
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,395
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumbs down I wasn't sure about that myself...over here...

I wasn't sure about that myself...over here crossing an unbroken centre line is an offence. IMHO both riders were quite poor...if you think that is good riding you should get some training.
Forum: Racing 06-09-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Road Closure now bumped to 13.00...its not...

Road Closure now bumped to 13.00...its not looking good :cry
Forum: Racing 06-09-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By WIDELOAD
I heard that one of my neighbours had been taken...

I heard that one of my neighbours had been taken to hospital following a crash at this event...

http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=60016
Forum: Racing 06-09-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Well the last day of racing was abandoned...

Well the last day of racing was abandoned yesterday due to poor weather conditions. It is due to run today but 'Roads Closing' has already been delayed by one hour :( Looking out of my front window...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
A number of narrow minded individuals who treat...

A number of narrow minded individuals who treat open roads as some kind of trackday. The really laughable part is most of them are only capable of riding in a straight line. I'm sure the number of...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
I'm sure those who want them have heard the...

I'm sure those who want them have heard the results from Saturdays racing...here's a spot of Manx Radio commentary to brighten what is (on the IOM) a wet Mad Sunday...
...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
You can watch it daily at approx 21.00 UK time...

You can watch it daily at approx 21.00 UK time on ITV4 here..

http://www.tvcatchup.com
Forum: Racing 05-31-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb PIN numbers are used here...

PIN numbers are used here...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Most of the major cards are accepted you should...

Most of the major cards are accepted you should not have a problem...
Forum: Racing 05-30-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Hutchies near miss...Tuesday night practice...the...

Hutchies near miss...Tuesday night practice...the top of Bray Hill...approx 175 mph...one unlucky seagull...
Forum: Racing 05-30-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Some memorabilia was auctioned off (I remember...

Some memorabilia was auctioned off (I remember seeing an advert in a classic bike mag) but some remains at his home down near Santon. If you have a picture of the item I'll take a look after TT and...
Forum: Racing 05-30-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Practice was cut short this evening due to mist...

Practice was cut short this evening due to mist in Douglas. We had some work to do though when Steve Mercer binned his Jackson Racing Fireblade at Ballaugh Bridge...rider o.k. but the bike took my...
Forum: Europe 05-09-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb Me and two friends did it a couple of years ago....

Me and two friends did it a couple of years ago. We debated if it should be completed in one hit, but decided on a route taking 3 1/2 days on A & B roads. It was a good choice, lots of adventure on...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 23,821
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb But the Tony East collection is open to the...

But the Tony East collection is open to the public...it is situated next to the petrol station in Kirk Micheal village...
Forum: Europe 10-29-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By WIDELOAD
I would agree with Paul...another way is to keep...

I would agree with Paul...another way is to keep an eye on the forums here...


http://www.iomtt.com/Forum.aspx

...sometimes people advertise a space for you and the bike in a van for the...
Forum: Europe 09-06-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,747
Posted By WIDELOAD
Thumb Not strictly in europe...but have you considered...

Not strictly in europe...but have you considered the Isle of Man...it is a motorcyclists paradise with the added advantages of very low crime...low taxes (with a tax cap)...true 'open limit'...
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