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Old 05-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #16
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I wish I was there! Good luck to all of those brave, crazy bastards. Let's go Guy! Brewing for a win!
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:29 AM   #17
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I'm going for the first time this year, leaving Sweden on Monday, riding through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom to get there.
Will spend 10 days on Isle of Man.

Any pointers, tips, ideas and suggestions on what to see, do and expereance is appreciated, and natuarly, I will see the races.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:35 AM   #18
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I'm going for the first time this year, leaving Sweden on Monday, riding through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom to get there.
Will spend 10 days on Isle of Man.

Any pointers, tips, ideas and suggestions on what to see, do and expereance is appreciated, and natuarly, I will see the races.
Douglas has some great places to eat. I had some of the best Indian food there I have ever had in a small local restaurant.

There are a lot of great places to see the races. Ballaugh Bridge has to be seen, as well as Quarter Bridge, Craig na Baa, and Ramsey.

Where will you be staying?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #19
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Douglas has some great places to eat. I had some of the best Indian food there I have ever had in a small local restaurant.

There are a lot of great places to see the races. Ballaugh Bridge has to be seen, as well as Quarter Bridge, Craig na Baa, and Ramsey.

Where will you be staying?
Laxey Wheel is worth a visit too, and a trip on the electric railway from Ramsey to Douglas is great fun...lovely views.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #20
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Laxey Wheel is worth a visit too, and a trip on the electric railway from Ramsey to Douglas is great fun...lovely views.
In Laxey, there is a wollen mill where you can get wool blankets and scarves in a Manx tartan.

Laxey is also the home of Manx Leathers - where I got a custom-made IOM leather patch for five pounds!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:48 PM   #21
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Oh yes!!!!!

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Really excited to announce I'll be at this years #IOMTT for @MonsterEnergy & doing Demo laps onboard a @crescent_racing Suzuki on Mad Sunday
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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Douglas has some great places to eat. I had some of the best Indian food there I have ever had in a small local restaurant.

There are a lot of great places to see the races. Ballaugh Bridge has to be seen, as well as Quarter Bridge, Craig na Baa, and Ramsey.

Where will you be staying?
I will be staying in Douglas.

Tomorrow is the last day at work before the trip, I fear that it will feel loooooonnnng.....
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #23
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Heads-up.
The PreTT classic races are broadcast live on Manx Radio TT (Google it and click on the AM feed).
There will be some great sounding bikes, always worth a listen.

Practice tonight, races tomorrow...Also the Post TT classic in a fortnight's time.

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:56 AM   #24
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Are we there yet?

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #25
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Listening to http://www.manxradio.com/Player/Radi.../Index_AM.html
live coverage of the Pre-TT Classic races this afternoon
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #26
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It's time, first practise session just starting:
http://player.manxradio.com/Player/R.../Index_AM.html
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #27
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Some live webcams too
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #28
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #29
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I will be in London this week, and am wondering is there any pub, cafe, etc that might replay/televise the day's activities or even better on Thursday shaping up as a free day; any chance some carries coverage? Must be a place riders hang out and would watch such a prestigous event????
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:06 AM   #30
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I was on the island with work last Thursday and Friday. Saw an Aussie bike with a NSW plate in Castletown! I assume he shipped the bike there as opposed to riding from Australia.

Also saw/heard four Yanks chatting in Peel, they were on IOM plated bikes.


On Thursday evening I spent 20 minutes chatting to a French sidecar racer in the Casino. He spoke little English, and I little French, but he knew my sign language for big balls ;-)


Heading back this Thursday for 8 days, Giggiddy.
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