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Post by JT on Fri 24 May 2013, 08:43

Now then

Wingrack fit and our luggage is packed ready for setting off tonight after work. Stopping in Warrington tonite then the ferry from Liverpool to the Isle of Man Sat morning and a week at the TT practice. Can't wait to soak up the atmosphere and ride the famous circuit

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Post by lambchops on Fri 24 May 2013, 09:12

very cool JT, looking forward to the write up on the trip Smile Hope the weather improves for you!
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Post by dark_knight87 on Fri 24 May 2013, 13:05

Enjoy your trip - don't forget to pack an FM radio so you can hear all the action on Manx Radio!

Regards,
Russ
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Post by stephen918 on Fri 24 May 2013, 17:29

there meself on the 3rd cant wait been before and its pretty cool , just take it easy your first few laps to get a bit of a jist of it then have fun , wish I was off there myself this week but booked late and could only get 3rd to 6th , gutted
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Post by Granville on Fri 24 May 2013, 21:19

I shall look out for you JT on the island, I'm there from weds am for 8 days just praying for the weather to turn as we are camping !!!!
Watch out for the speed trap at the hairpin, Police are getting too involved over there now.
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Post by JT on Sat 25 May 2013, 05:36

Now then

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Granville wrote:I shall look out for you JT on the island, I'm there from weds am for 8 days just praying for the weather to turn as we are camping !!!!
Watch out for the speed trap at the hairpin, Police are getting too involved over there now.

I'll be on me XJR, Kenny Roberts yellow with a Yellow Speed block, Edwards rep Arai. We'll ave a brew if we meet dance
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Post by JT on Sun 26 May 2013, 12:49

Out on the circuit at 07:00 this Mornin for two laps. One way over the mountain unrestricted is AWESOME dance
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Post by Granville on Mon 27 May 2013, 00:00

JT wrote:Out on the circuit at 07:00 this Mornin for two laps. One way over the mountain unrestricted is AWESOME dance

Why so late....? How great is the mountain section early in the morning ....!

Can't wait to get over there. hyper hyper hyper hyper
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Post by stephen918 on Mon 27 May 2013, 09:31

Would love to be there now , only 6 days now thow , not that im counting like
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Post by JT on Mon 27 May 2013, 16:24

Sat in the Hawthorn pub in Greeba. Had lunch and a few Guinness waiting for the rain to stop and the weather to improve for the practice later on
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Post by silverback on Mon 27 May 2013, 19:21

Oh I just PM'd you asking when you're away, but your already there Embarassed

Hope the weather brightens up for ya's all and it's NOTHING like the NW200
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Post by Granville on Mon 27 May 2013, 22:29

OMG.. Just trying to catch up on last minute team news before heading up to the TT, I just read about yoshi matsushita joining josh brooks and guy Martin , within a minute I read that he had died during practice tonight !!
RIP yoshi..
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Post by JT on Tue 28 May 2013, 08:52

Yeah, what a bummer and sad way to finish the practice and the day.
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Post by lambchops on Tue 28 May 2013, 09:17

Very sad news indeed. RIP
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Post by JT on Tue 28 May 2013, 17:21

Rode to Jurby today on some cracking back roads. Then onto The Laxey Wheel at Laxey and had lunch, sat outside.
Went on to visit Steve Hislops statue monument over looking Douglas seafront and now in the Creg Ny Baa pub for tea and tonight's practice dance
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Post by JT on Thu 30 May 2013, 10:41

Now then

Watched practice from Sulby Glen Hotel on the Sulby straight
last night, unbelievable. The speed they go past so close to you is magic, I've
got some vid i'll post when I get back
Met Salty from Cornwall and his
Mrs sat outside the hotel. He doesn't get on much but is there.

Did
another two laps early this morning. Had a good run through the first lap
checking for damp patches over the mountain then the second lap I had a good
race with a ZX10R. I passed him as he eased up when he saw another bike sat
behind a copper. I kept it nailed at about a ton, on the wrong side of the road,
black visor on and shot past them all, brilliant The two bikes then grew some balls and
past the copper following me
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Post by Granville on Sat 08 Jun 2013, 00:37

OMG...just got back from the TT, the weather turned out to be great (except the cold nights and wind last week) and although the island has changed loads since the last trip (for the worse) it was still a cracking trip.
Way too many idiots in cars going over the mountain running motorbikes off the rd !! But you gotta love the mountain.
I also had a police range rover to overtake, but thought nothing of passing it at 120 on the wrong side of the rd......! It's amazing to think I didn't break a speed limit anywhere and had so much fun.
I got a picture of a police man on the wheelie machine in Douglas doing a good job.
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