Isle of Man TT suggestions

Discussion in 'Europe' started by madcowracer, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. madcowracer

    madcowracer Been here awhile

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    A friend and I are planning to attend this year's TT race and are thinking of leaving the bikes in Liverpool and be a pedestrian for the week in Douglass. Anybody have experience with the race and can offer suggestions? Also looking for thoughts on storing a bike on the mainland for the week. thx.
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  2. Paul Young

    Paul Young Low Flying GS Pilot

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    Take the bike. You'll regret it if you don't, trust me... It's the ultimate piece of Tarmac to ride down &, as an old guy there once said:
    "Going to the TT without your bike is like going to a brothel without your dick. You're kind of missing the whole point...!"
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  3. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    So true!
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  4. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    i didnt ride my bike that much when i was over, was too busy partying lol

    if you dont wanna pay the expense of bringing it then i wouldnt bother. unless you are absolutely dying to get over the mountain to say you have done it. but youll be doing it with 1000 nutters riding like assholes, you wont be left alone to enjoy it!
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  5. madcowracer

    madcowracer Been here awhile

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    Appreciate the recommendations. I'll be traveling from Germany and getting my share of left hand driving enroute so I'll stick to partying for my time at the TT :beer. Any recommendations on parking the bikes in Liverpool? thx
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  6. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep n00b

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    I live in the Isle of Man so if I can be of help I will - just ask.
    As for parking in Liverpool however I can't think of any long term parking near the ferry terminal (though there is at Heysham near Lancaster which is the "main" ferry port for the Island). You may want to try asking at this forum:
    http://www.iomtt.com/Home/Forum.aspx

    If I wanted to be on foot for the TT and had no particular plans for the journey inbetween, I would fly all the way from Germany. Nothing is cheap with transport to here, but the closest you'll get to value is Easyjet from either Gatwick (south of London) or Liverpool airport.
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  7. Paul Young

    Paul Young Low Flying GS Pilot

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    Oi!!! I resemble that remark :wink:
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  8. madcowracer

    madcowracer Been here awhile

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    Nyarlathotep thanks for the link, good resource. We have ferry tickets reserved and working booking for a B&B so things are coming together. We can wait for May to get here. - dj
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  9. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    How early can you reserve ferry tickets?

    (I'm trying to figure out how early I need to book everything for 2015.)

    Hotel by March 2014
    Motorbike hire by March 2014
    Flight to London by summer 2014
    Ferry by ?
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  10. Paul Young

    Paul Young Low Flying GS Pilot

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    Earliest you can book is after the first day of the festival (practice week) in 2014.
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