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Old 08-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #16
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Packing done, ferry in the morning. Michael Dunlop lapping in practice at over 120mph on a classic bike with 169 through the sulby speedtrap! Giggidy.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #17
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If any of you rich folk fancy owning a part of TT history, they are selling off old fixtures and fittings from the circuit. I believe the reserve price for most stuff is £500. Too much for me.

http://auctions.iomtt.com/
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:13 AM   #18
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Have a great time over there, please share some 1/4000 sec pics, I'll be following on here
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #19
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Landed just after lunchtime, got a screw removed from the Brother in law's tyre and did a quick lap of the circuit before wandering up to the pits for the evening practice.





These Yamahas were all built by the chap who used to own Arai helmets, they have all been sold, and will be delivered to their new owners after they have been raced at the Classic TT!







I thought I always wanted an RC30, but I may have changed my mind.....







Connor Cummin's bike



Sigh.....























If only they could talk.....



Would love to know who was using the knobbly though?!
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #20
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Another great day, went fishing with the kids off Peel this morning, and caught a bucketful of mackerel, then had another scoot over the mountain circuit, before stopping at Keppel Gate to watch the evening practice.

Probably worth mentioning that Guy Martin arrived on the Island today to "sign on" but he is not going to be allowed to race as he should have done it yesterday, oops! They don't make exceptions to rules over here.







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The session was stopped due to four different "incidents" although no one is reported to be seriously injured. Looking forward to another great day tomorrow.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #21
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I'm raising a pint of the G in the Spaniard, Kinsale way, to ya. Such a treat your photos are..my jaunt is soon over and I really, really appreciate your sharing with me as I passéd through your neighborhood and now via your pics and insight. Cheerz, mate. Your pal Stephen
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:25 PM   #22
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Practice cancelled tonight due to rain, looks better for tomorrow though.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:31 PM   #23
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No problem Stephen, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thankyou for casting an unbiased eye over our great wee country, whilst ignoring the shit that all too often gives us a bad name!
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #24
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Went up to the Creg ny Baa to watch the first ever Classic TT. Short mobile phone video clip here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxzaP0WKXFw

































Then down to the paddock for a wander around the bikes preparing for the parade lap.









Goldstars growing on trees!































I was trying to get more pictures of this MV, but the old fella in the background wouldn't get out of the way!







got close up to the Konig, but forgot to take a pic of the whole bike, doh!









one of the more luxurious competitor vehicles in the paddock



Connor Cummins relaxing post race.





Some history here, but I don't know the relevance yet.





Sorry if this is becoming a bit picture heavy, but there are a lot of bikes

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Old 08-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #25
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Was looking for your flags today Bootlace, where roughly are you in the paddock?
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #26
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No racing today, but I have heard estimates that around 15-20,000 people went to Jurby airfield to watch the classics on the race circuit there.




The Britten was being wheelied the length of the back straight on every lap, but I didn't have a lens to catch it.







The paddock.











Random fat bloke with yesterdays inaugural classic TT race winning bike





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The 'proper' TT trophys







Have to get one of these when I get old





Ducati Moto GP bike?



Took a trip up the Mountain on the way back to the house, to say hello to Joey.







Classic TT race 2 and 3 tomorrow, weather looks fine..........
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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Please brings Britten home for me. Please!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #28
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Wow, it all looks fantastic!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #29
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So many thanks for the fabulous photos..I was at the MGP in 2010..rented a cottage at Kirkmicheal...unreal experience, it brings all the memories back again..thanks again
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #30
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Went to Ballaugh Bridge for the 250/350 race this morning, and then back to the pits for the formula 1/2 this afternoon.

Shutter speed was a bit too high, so the pics are a bit dark





















































Congratulations to Michael Dunlop, I am not a big fan of his personality, but he did well to win this race by a big margin, despite a slipping clutch and an oil leak (see the inside of the screen and his leathers).










No racing tomorrow, shopping day! noooooooooo!
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