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#1 pingu666

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 18:21

that time of year again :)

Im hoping guy martin can get a win this year, just need to ride as fast as he talks :lol:
and will the 130mph lap be broken?

coverage is mostly on itv4, ill be updating it :p


Wednesday 28th

TT: The Race That Time Forgot
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Thursday 29th

TT: The Race That Time Forgot
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(repeat)
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TT: The Race That Time Forgot
Thursday 29 May
5:00pm - 6:00pm
(repeat)
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History of the TT
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Friday 30th
History of the TT
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(repeat)
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

TT 2008 Preview
9:00pm - 10:00pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

Saturday 31st

TT On-Bike Experience (ep1)
4:30pm - 5:00pm
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TT 2008 Preview
5:00pm - 6:00pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

TT 2008 (superbike highlights)
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http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

Sunday 01st

TT 2008 (superbike highlights)
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(repeat)
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

TT Centenary Celebration
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http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

Monday 02nd

TT Centenary Celebration
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(repeat)
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TT Centenary Celebration
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(repeat)
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

TT 2008 (first sidecar race :cool: )
9:00pm - 9:30pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

100 Greatest TT Moments (ep1)
9:30pm - 10:00pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

Tuesday

TT On-Bike Experience (ep2)
10:55am - 11:25am
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

100 Greatest TT Moments (ep1) (repeat)
11:25am - 11:55am
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp

TT 2008 (first sidecar race) (repeat)
11:55am - 12:25pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp


TT On-Bike Experience (ep2) (repeat)
4:25pm - 5:00pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp


100 Greatest TT Moments (ep1) (repeat)
5:00pm - 5:30pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp


TT 2008 (first sidecar race) (repeat)
5:30pm - 6:00pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp


TT 2008
9:00pm - 9:30pm (superstock highlights)
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp


100 Greatest TT Moments (ep2)
9:30pm - 10:00pm
http://www.radiotime...ls_fullpage.jsp


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#2 lil'chris

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 22:57

Surely McGuinness beat the 130 mph barrier last year ?!?

Meanwhile, I agree, it'd be nice to see the Lincs carrot cruncher win at least 1 race this year.

Given the recent Finnegan / Dunlop tragedies, let's hope it's a safe event :up:



#3 pingu666

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 23:27

dont think he did it in the race, but im notsure now :|

#4 lil'chris

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 21:49

Here you go Pingu, he broke it on the 2nd lap of last years senior

http://www.iomtt.com...ay-Results.aspx

#5 Locai

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 16:09

At one time, SpeedChannel showed coverage of it here in the States. Haven't seen it in a few years, though.

Anybody who would race a bike around there is a much braver person than I. Anybody who would race in a side car around there is just plan lunatic!!!!! :eek:

#6 JacnGille

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 16:21

Originally posted by lil'chris
...let's hope it's a safe event :up:


Yep.

#7 pingu666

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 16:45

Originally posted by Locai
At one time, SpeedChannel showed coverage of it here in the States. Haven't seen it in a few years, though.

Anybody who would race a bike around there is a much braver person than I. Anybody who would race in a side car around there is just plan lunatic!!!!! :eek:


http://www.bbc.co.uk...nireland/nw200/

czechout the vids ;)

and :blush: , he did indeed break 130

#8 idrumond

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 19:12

pingu666,

These videos are amazing!

Thanks!

#9 ex Rhodie racer

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 22:35

The TT is the worlds greatest racing event, bar none. Anyone who has a go deserves huge respect. I canĀ“t even imagine averaging 130 MPH around the Island on anything, let alone a motorcycle. How is it possible when you consider the rider slows to walking pace twice in the lap, once at Ramsey Hairpin, and once at Govenors bridge. Simply mindboggling. I have visited the races on 6 different occasions and I still long to go back every year. Maybe this year. If only I can find the time.

#10 pingu666

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 00:15

you watch f1 too much rhodie racer :lol: , its a time trial and not a race ;) ofcourse there is more overtaking than in f1 ;) ;)

#11 Mr Plug

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:04

Originally posted by pingu666
you watch f1 too much rhodie racer :lol: , its a time trial and not a race  ;) ofcourse there is more overtaking than in f1 ;) ;)


Yeah right. And F1 is just a version of Autotest! I'm sure Foggy and the late, great Steve Hislop were just time trialling in their hey-day!

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 18:44

At least they have managed to get some decent practice in last night and hopefully tonight after the wet earlier in the week. Some good times last night. Catch up here,
http://www.iomtt.com/

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 22:33

Well thats practice over, It looks like MacGuinness, Guy Martin, Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey were the fastest, On to the races tomorrow. I'm not religious but God be with them all.

#14 lil'chris

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 22:32

Congratulations to Cameron Donald on his first TT win ( team mate Anstey 2nd ) , even if it was lucked into somewhat given Guy Martin retired from the lead on lap 4 and McGuinness had been running 2nd to Martin before retiring on lap 2. Nice to see Adrian Archibald get a podium and congrats to Gary Johnson on a great ride for 4th

#15 lil'chris

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 21:58

Just had to post this which I found posted by FOZ on the IOMTT forum and refers to Roy Moore

I believe that those of us spectating at, or listening to Manx Radio coverage of, bike racing on the Island are witnessing the emergence of a new interest. Forget Colemanballs, this is Moorisms.



His commentary at last year's S100 included the following,
"And I can hear the leaders approaching Cross Fourways now.........but I can't see them yet as our view is blocked by a bush that is sticking out....."
Roy's voice is interrupted by the loud sound of bikes roaring past his commentary point and accelerating away towards Church Bends. Listeners everywhere wait impatiently for news of the order of the leadership, and then Roy resumes, "I think it's a bit of an ivy bush......."

:lol:

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 20:31

A tragic day today at the Isle Of Man.

http://news.bbc.co.u...rt/13670951.stm

Never watched the TT before, currently watching it on ITV4 HD and these guys are totally crazy, properly old school motorsport, the only run off zones are trees and walls, just................ :eek:

#17 Bob Riebe

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 22:10

I am going to have to dig out my tape where Foggy won while riding the Yamaha with the broken frame.

There are a lot of true men, riding around the Isle of Man.

Godspeed to one and all.


#18 Bob Riebe

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 18:09

There is an interesting discussion here: http://www.iomtt.com...x?PostID=246278

I still miss the F-1 and GP bikes.

Edited by Bob Riebe, 07 June 2011 - 18:10.


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Posted 07 June 2011 - 18:34

Watched a bit Sunday morning on ITV4. Every time i watch these guys road racing it leaves me in shock and awe. It is absolutely mental to do what they do, and I have more respect for them than any other motorsport discipline Im aware of. Its just absolutely amazing to watch, even on tv. I would love to watch them in person, i really should get to at least the NW200 sometime seing it's only up the road!

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#20 MinT

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 18:36

What I do find bizarre is a couple of F1 drivers get a bit banged up at Monaco and there is an outcry for wholesale changes to the circuit...meanwhile we have the usual wholesale death toll at the TT and no one bats an eyelid....

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 18:45

What I do find bizarre is a couple of F1 drivers get a bit banged up at Monaco and there is an outcry for wholesale changes to the circuit...meanwhile we have the usual wholesale death toll at the TT and no one bats an eyelid....

could it be the dearth of commercialization?

#22 Bob Riebe

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 22:17

could it be the dearth of commercialization?

From what I have read there was the usual wailing and moaning from the British press.
One could set a lap record that defies physics and it might get one paragraph, but the ignorant press loves to plaster crashes, and especially deaths, up front whilst act like self-righteous twits because others dare to challenge their abilities.

Edited by Bob Riebe, 03 June 2013 - 04:05.


#23 Bob Riebe

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 17:02

2004 was the last year Formula One, and I believe GP, bikes were allowed.
What were the real changes in engines and frames used by the four-stroke bikes that ran the next year?

Edited by Bob Riebe, 03 June 2013 - 04:04.


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 17:36

Watched a bit Sunday morning on ITV4. Every time i watch these guys road racing it leaves me in shock and awe. It is absolutely mental to do what they do, and I have more respect for them than any other motorsport discipline Im aware of. Its just absolutely amazing to watch, even on tv. I would love to watch them in person, i really should get to at least the NW200 sometime seing it's only up the road!


:up:

I've watched it on ITV4 for the past couple of years. There's truly nothing else like it. Absolutely mind-blowing. Gotta have total respect for the riders. I'm totally with you, getting over to watch it live has to be one of those 'must things to do before you kick the bucket' experiences, especially if you live in the UK.

Amazing stuff.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 17:57

From what I have read there was the usual wailing and moaning from the British press.
One could set a lap record that defies physics and it might get one paragraph, but the ignorant press loves to plaster crashes, and espeically deaths, up front whilst act like self-righteous twits because others dare to challenge their abilities.

Because of course, a fast ride on a bike is far more important than a dead person. :rolleyes:

I admire IoM's motorsporting legacy but I am not sure that all the dead bodies are really justifiable.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:21

The Senior race still allows you to rock up with a GP bike if you can get your hands on one.

#27 Bob Riebe

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 18:24

Because of course, a fast ride on a bike is far more important than a dead person. :rolleyes:

I admire IoM's motorsporting legacy but I am not sure that all the dead bodies are really justifiable.

Their lives are not lived under nor run by your standards, and God help us if they ever are.

The years when no one dies are wonderful; fortunately fear is not the over riding factor for these magnificent sportsmen. (Which is probably the reason as few die as do on what is the most challenging race track in the world.)

Edited by Bob Riebe, 08 June 2011 - 18:26.


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 21:06

I've been recording all the broadcasts on ITV and caught up tonight, really great racing this year, some mind blowing stuff.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 21:33

These are from 2010 but....wow...

(wouldn't get me standing on the outside of a bend :), especially this one :D)


(bit loud! you have been warned)


Enjoy

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 15:10

These are from 2010 but....wow...

(wouldn't get me standing on the outside of a bend :), especially this one :D)


(bit loud! you have been warned)


Enjoy

SWEEEEET!
I sold my MV 750 five years back, but here the MV 3 makes me wish I could have afforded to keep it.
Damn, I had the GP style exhausts on it and on occasion took the muffling elements out of them.
Oh lordy what a sound.

I had a fellow on a Harley chopper pull up next to me at a light once, and give me the thumbs up sign.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 19:30

Their lives are not lived under nor run by your standards, and God help us if they ever are.

If my standards are about not dying pointlessly, you won't need God's help.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 19:36

If my standards are about not dying pointlessly, you won't need God's help.

How does one die, with a point?

No we do need God's help as if people such as you run things, which they already run too much of, no one will be allowed to do anything people such as you deem "pointless".

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 19:41

If my standards are about not dying pointlessly, you won't need God's help.


Come on, none of these guys expect to die, but they all understand it as a genuine risk. You can die doing a lot of things, people draw their lines at different levels, you just have to accept that.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 19:44

How does one die, with a point?

No we do need God's help as if people such as you run things, which they already run too much of, no one will be allowed to do anything people such as you deem "pointless".

You know nothing about me so stop making stupid comments. I saw plenty of drivers killed in motor racing for no good reason, but we eventually managed to make it safer. I guess you and your sort just can't be arsed to try.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 01:39

You know nothing about me so stop making stupid comments. I saw plenty of drivers killed in motor racing for no good reason, but we eventually managed to make it safer. I guess you and your sort just can't be arsed to try.

Give me one good reason- or better stop using rhetoric that is asinine and moronic.
Your pathetic "pointless" or "good reason", by its simple grammatical structure, means there is a good reason.

No one wants racing drivers to die, or be crippled.
When Jerry Titus was killed, I was across the track from the crash, it bothered me greatly.
My father told me, "either get over it, or you will stop going to races."

There are those who say, " he/she died doing what he/she loved most" honoring their loved ones who died.
Yet people like you try to turn that into some statement made by unintelligent or insane people.

If their magnificent sporting talents, are engaged in a pointless task to you, as my dad said, get over it, or stay away from it.

If you had said "their racing deaths bother me too much now, so I do not follow it" fine, one can appreciate that.
You said the equivalent of " their racing deaths bother me too much, they should stop doing it."
It is your narcissistic attitude I addressed. As much as it may bother you, you, and your attitude is better than none that post here.

Edited by Bob Riebe, 10 June 2011 - 01:45.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:37

Their lives are not lived under nor run by your standards, and God help us if they ever are.


Hereby nominated for most ironic post in history of internet.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:49

The TT is incredible. I have ultimate respect for those that participate.

#38 Jambo

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:12

Senior is delayed due to rain at Ramsey.

Norton announce a Factory return to the TT in 2012. They are also entering MotoGP as a CRT so there will be motogp bikes at the Island.

Edited by Jambo, 10 June 2011 - 11:13.


#39 Bob Riebe

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:19

Senior winner: Fastest Lap - 1 John McGuinness 17 mins 14.89 secs 131.248 mph

1 1 John McGuinness 999cc Honda / TT Legends 01 45 45.80 128.426 Silver
2 3 Guy Martin 1000cc Suzuki / Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing 01 45 53.00 128.281 Silver
3 5 Bruce Anstey 999cc Honda / Padgetts Motorcycles 01 46 01.50 128.109 Silver
4 6 Cameron Donald 1000cc Honda / Wilson Craig Racing 01 46 54.00 127.061 Silver
5 2 Keith Amor 999cc Honda / TT Legends 01 46 55.06 127.040 Silver
6 9 Michael Dunlop 1000cc Kawasaki / Street Sweep 01 47 27.35 126.404 Silver

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:26

From what I have read there was the usual wailing and moaning from the British press.
One could set a lap record that defies physics and it might get one paragraph, but the ignorant press loves to plaster crashes, and espeically deaths, up front whilst act like self-righteous twits because others dare to challenge their abilities.

Wey hey Bob's on this forum too keeping up the anti. :)

Just spotted this for the TT enthusiasts, don't shout me dowm if you've already seen it.;)

Almost loss of control incar on the TT track:



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Posted 10 June 2011 - 20:29

They do it because they want to!

they all know the danager.

It is their decision.

Leave the event alone.

People being solely responsible for their own actions.Now that's a shock.

Motor Racing became safer because the drivers wanted it,

Many Motorcycle GP riders did not like the TT so stopped doing it.

Barry Schene no,Mike Hailwood yes.It whatever makes their boat float.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:09

Just spotted this for the TT enthusiasts, don't shout me dowm if you've already seen it.;)

Almost loss of control incar on the TT track:


Holy .... is that passenger fearless or did he not realize how close he'd just come to death?

Even the driver soiled himself in a big way, the passenger looked bored!

Amazing video though, thanks for link.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:13

Not sure if i do respect the people that want to run this, I see it as so dangerous that its beyond the point of that. But that said I'm glad they have the opportunity to do it, if its what they truly want to do.

I suppose its like BASE jumping, its impressive and sure I'll admit I'd never have the balls to do it, but at the same time there is a point at which you lose control of your own fate(imagine getting a blowout or brake failure etc), so some of the flak leveled at Riders who do not want to compete is unfair, their abstention on safety grounds is more than justified, regardless how macho people chose to act.

Edited by Palmero, 10 June 2011 - 21:13.


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:13

Holy .... is that passenger fearless or did he not realize how close he'd just come to death?

Even the driver soiled himself in a big way, the passenger looked bored!

Amazing video though, thanks for link.

My cousin lives on the Isle of Man and she posted it on her facebook so thought I'd share.. :)

Yeah the passenger seemed calm throughout, I think I would have started praying. lol

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 21:37

You've probably all seen this already, but the Superstock Race 2 presser had me in hysterics: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 22:15

You've probably all seen this already, but the Superstock Race 2 presser had me in hysterics: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be


:lol: :lol: :rotfl:

Great to see the guys relaxed and just being real and not all corporate like the F1 guys.

#47 ImDDAA

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 22:21

Good videos, thanks chaps!

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:16

You've probably all seen this already, but the Superstock Race 2 presser had me in hysterics: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

Hilarious.. :up: :lol:
Sounds painful ooh. Great to see Guy Martin back on the bike. He did a great program on the industrial revolution in the UK here a while back too. :)

#49 ImDDAA

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 20:42

Woah, did anyone see Dan Kneen very nearly reduce his life expectancy by several decades? Insane moment.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:21



just wow