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Post by w00dzy on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 21:30

I haave always wanted to go and am thinking this year is going to be the one..

So whos been before?

What are my best options?

I want to ride out get the ferry and more than likely tent it with the mrs and maybe a few mates..

Anyone interested in coming along?

Where is the best place to view.. I was thinking the bungalow corner? Or ballacrye?

Taaawwk to me!

Mike
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by Tone on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 22:02

Dude, you wont regret it. I was there a coplue of times in 95 and 96 its a fantastic place. Remember if you watch from the mountain once your're up there your there for the day until they reopen the road so take your waterproofs!

Also watch the speeding in the towns and villages they vigorously, I mean really vigorously enforce the speed limits and you have to pay the fine before you leave the island.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by scotty80 on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 22:31

I am going this year for the first time and cant wait
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by w00dzy on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 23:05

What are your plans?
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by scotty80 on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 23:10

Flying out of gatwick early on the 6th and returning late on the 9th
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by w00dzy on Thu 19 Jan 2012, 23:53

Fair play, didnt fancy taking the bike then?
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by scotty80 on Fri 20 Jan 2012, 00:03

Can't really aford to go by bike this year and got a deal return flights and hotel for under 300 plus cant realy ride for longer than 45 mins without being in agony but hope that will change once the weather changes and i can spend more time on the blade.but will be going with the bike next year fingers crossed
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by w00dzy on Fri 20 Jan 2012, 14:55

Fair play, thats a good deal! Your bikes looking good go past it most nights!
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by slowincorners on Fri 20 Jan 2012, 15:06

Never been. It's on a list. Watching TT Close to Edge end of last year did get me very excited about the opportunity. One day.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by charlatan on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 15:32

Hi, I'm going on the bike. I will be there for some of practice week, ferry and camping booked. At the moment I'll be there from Friday 25th May until Wednesday 30th. Got the ferry for 99 return (it's known as 'TT Taster' ad camping cost me 40 for 5 nights. Apart from fuel and food/drink, it's quite a cheap excursion.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by lambchops on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 17:54

Would love to go... Not sure the missus will sign off a 5 day excursion though perhaps 2-3 days. Better get my holiday form in to her early!
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by charlatan on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:25

lambchops wrote:Would love to go... Not sure the missus will sign off a 5 day excursion though perhaps 2-3 days. Better get my holiday form in to her early!

If you go in practice week, let me know. I'll buy you a beer over there.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by lambchops on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:34

Sounds good to me Charlatan, will take you up on that Smile
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by keen2511 on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 22:44

Going to try to talk a few friends into going, will let you guys know if I will be there. Have not been yet.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by charlatan on Tue 24 Jan 2012, 23:39

I've posted details on other forums for anybody thinking of going, at the moment I'm on my jack.

If any of you are thinking of going to the TT in 2012, I'm just letting you know that I've booked my ferry and camping place for some of Practice Week. Couple of reasons for this. Firstly it's cheaper, I got my return ferry (May 25th Liverpool to Douglas -30th May Douglas to Liverpool) for 99. It's advertised as 'TT Taster' by Steam Packet who are found here: http://www.steam-packet.com/

Secondly it's already becoming very difficult to get ferries for the start of race week (2-8th June) and to get camping. As for hotel/B&B/house share, good luck. People tend to book a year in advance.

I've booked a camping pitch for 5 nights at: http://www.isleofmanttcamping.com/

Cost:40. It's less than five minutes walk from the TT Grandstand, approximately 1 mile from Douglas town centre and promenades.Clean toilets and hot showers, secure mobile phone charging lockers, a catering tent serving breakfast and dinner.

So all in 140 for 5 nights on the IOM. For those days, here's the practice schedule:

Saturday, May 26 Solo Newcomers (all solo classes) Speed Controlled Lap Lightweight / Newcomers (all solo classes) Qualifying Sidecar Newcomer Speed Controlled Lap Sidecar Free Qualifying

Monday, May 28 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport / Newcomers (except Lightweight) Qualifying Sidecar Qualifying

Tuesday, May 29 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport / Newcomers (except Lightweight) Qualifying Supersport / Lightweight / Newcomers (all solo classes) Qualifying Sidecar Qualifying

So plenty of opportunities to see the racers going hell for leather. The rest of the time can be spent in Douglas enjoying the atmosphere or riding the circuit at your own pace. If any of you are interested in going, book soon as I have a feeling that ferries and campsites are going to be gone in the foreseeable future. If you go and however you get there, I'll get you a pint when I see you! Let me know on this thread if you're interested in meeting up for a pint or going for a ride.

I'm booked on:

Fri 25 May 11:15am Liverpool - Douglas
Wed 30 May 1:45pm Douglas - Liverpool
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by ashleypechey on Wed 25 Jan 2012, 21:43

Good subject I went last year for a week for free just to rub it in to you lot, it was mint the reason why I went was because I'm in the White helmets and we performed down the straight by the seafront and also with the purple helmets best time of my life and got to watch lots of racing you will love it who ever is going.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by masterblader on Wed 25 Jan 2012, 21:57

At last you posted up being with the White Helmets.

Heard you are leaving and joining the Purple Helmets and getting your bedet ready for action

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by stotty on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 22:47

Hi lads, i,ve been going to the TT every year for some time now. Every year i make it to about january saying i,ll probly do something else this year, but i guess thats what the TT bug is , ounce it gets hold of you its hard to leave it. If you want i quick look at what you'll enjoy on the riding side i put a lap i recorded on a go pro cam, couple of years back on you tube , type in neilrrtfireblade its the first clip, you'll have the time of your life and nothing will prepare you for the buzz of seeing the top lads nailing past you at 190 odd, i'm goin on friday 25th to wed 30th on practice week as you dont get much chance to ride race week. I dont want to sound like a tart but you really do need to be carefull with your speed anyware other than the mountain as they have clamped down on it in recent years, hope all of you who are thinking of going get over ok, if you do go woodzy trust me it'll be even better than you can imagine.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by ashleypechey on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 22:50

Yh I wish they are such brilliant lads good on the the piss as well
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by charlatan on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 23:01

stotty wrote:Hi lads, i,ve been going to the TT every year for some time now. Every year i make it to about january saying i,ll probly do something else this year, but i guess thats what the TT bug is , ounce it gets hold of you its hard to leave it. If you want i quick look at what you'll enjoy on the riding side i put a lap i recorded on a go pro cam, couple of years back on you tube , type in neilrrtfireblade its the first clip, you'll have the time of your life and nothing will prepare you for the buzz of seeing the top lads nailing past you at 190 odd, i'm goin on friday 25th to wed 30th on practice week as you dont get much chance to ride race week. I dont want to sound like a tart but you really do need to be carefull with your speed anyware other than the mountain as they have clamped down on it in recent years, hope all of you who are thinking of going get over ok, if you do go woodzy trust me it'll be even better than you can imagine.

Sound brill. I've wanted to go for more than 20 years but not had the chance. I'm taking my gopro for a lap or two. I had the same thoughts as you about getting more riding time during practice week. Strangely enough I'm going the same days as you, I'm staying on a campsite in Douglas if you let me know before I could say hello at some point.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by charlatan on Thu 26 Jan 2012, 23:16

stotty wrote:If you want i quick look at what you'll enjoy on the riding side i put a lap i recorded on a go pro cam, couple of years back on you tube , type in neilrrtfireblade its the first clip

Just watched that, bike sounds great and boy did you fly around the circuit. I can't wait for my first ride over the mountain.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by stotty on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 12:57

charlatan wrote:
stotty wrote:If you want i quick look at what you'll enjoy on the riding side i put a lap i recorded on a go pro cam, couple of years back on you tube , type in neilrrtfireblade its the first clip

Just watched that, bike sounds great and boy did you fly around the circuit. I can't wait for my first ride over the mountain.
yeh mate i'm on the 7.15 boat friday evening,getting excited just talkin about it , going with the misses this year was her first year there last year, i,ve started doing the TT taster thing too as it,s much cheeper, will pm you my number to meet up for a brew and a blast mate, also got some great places for you to watch from will mark em on a map for you and how to get to em, makes a big difference, as you do'nt get stuck in one place. If you need any info or advice just pm me mate.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by morpheus20170 on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 00:21

One of the main reasons we are going by plane is the journey for me from Brighton is roughly 260 miles so I thought we could do a reccy this year and plan the trip for 2013 early although I go to Moto GP events each year so it will be a decision next year over practice week at the TT or Catalunya GP.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by charlatan on Sat 28 Jan 2012, 08:30

stotty wrote:
charlatan wrote:
stotty wrote:If you want i quick look at what you'll enjoy on the riding side i put a lap i recorded on a go pro cam, couple of years back on you tube , type in neilrrtfireblade its the first clip

Just watched that, bike sounds great and boy did you fly around the circuit. I can't wait for my first ride over the mountain.
yeh mate i'm on the 7.15 boat friday evening,getting excited just talkin about it , going with the misses this year was her first year there last year, i,ve started doing the TT taster thing too as it,s much cheeper, will pm you my number to meet up for a brew and a blast mate, also got some great places for you to watch from will mark em on a map for you and how to get to em, makes a big difference, as you do'nt get stuck in one place. If you need any info or advice just pm me mate.

Cool, the viewing points info would be great. I'll PM you in the near future Smile
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by Phill on Sun 01 Apr 2012, 21:30

Will be staying at Glenlough campsite as normal just outside of Union Mills :-)) counting down the days. All of practice week till weds of race week.http://www.glenloughcampsite.com/

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2012

Post by Fahren on Sun 01 Apr 2012, 23:10

i looked but everything is fully booked now :( maybe next year!! mate got a great deal he's going over in a friends camper van with trailer with his bike and has got into the paddock area (local bike dealer Dan Stewart got him in, Dan is racing in the TT with his Honda FireBlade ) think Dan came 6th last year. Get some good pics and post em!! if ur out for a jaunt at night look out for Guy Martins van lol see if the dirty bugger is knocking one off lol loved TT closer to the edge!!
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