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Old 07-06-2007, 04:22 AM   #31
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Talking Magical!

I took numerous pictures of the race garages, race teams and one wee gentleman selling programs at the front gate.
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:31 AM   #32
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Magical!

At about 3 feet tall I thought about myths of Leprechauns and how sad it was that he must have lost all his gold in order to be put to work selling programs.
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:44 AM   #33
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Coincidentally a week later in Banbridge the skies opened up with rain once again and yet with the sun out a beautiful rainbow appeared and I found myself wanting to wander around searching for pots of gold at its end.
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Old 07-06-2007, 05:21 AM   #34
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:29 AM   #35
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Nice writeup! Whatever happened with the rental van you blew up? Sounds like you had a great trip.
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Old 07-08-2007, 06:29 PM   #36
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Nice writeup! Whatever happened with the rental van you blew up? Sounds like you had a great trip.
Turned out to be a stuck thermostat. Warped the head and blew the head gasket. Rental people didn't blame us thankfully. Hap said it was a 3 cylinder engine (gas is about $12 a gallon there so tiny engines are the rule) so the tiny size probably didn't help it from being overstressed.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:30 PM   #37
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In general we flew like hooligans (perhaps not at all unusual there) all over the tiny country splitting traffic, white lining down the center lines alongside traffic at intersections or pretty much anywhere if the traffic speed was semi-slow, doing occasional wheelies everywhere with 100+ mph blasts on beautiful vacant stretches of scenic Irish highways. .
Are these public roads?


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He grew up in the bogs.
It's not his fault he's an ignorant halfwit, he's from Europe's only third world country.

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Old 07-08-2007, 07:44 PM   #38
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No these were our own private roads reserved just for bikers.

Note the title of the ride. I never claimed to be politically correct for plebians. Adults only, Rated R.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:49 PM   #39
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The race was incredible. The Superbike Race 1 got off to a shaky start because after the Superbikes started and the 600s pushed on behind them in the 2nd wave a couple of the riders in front didn’t get going on the start and since those behind them couldn’t see them until it was too late they got smashed into at a frightening speed and there was carnage everywhere.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:58 PM   #40
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No these were our own private roads reserved just for bikers.

Note the title of the ride. I never claimed to be politically correct for plebians. Adults only, Rated R.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:02 PM   #41
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Eek Race continued

took this pic as the wreck was happening in front of us.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #42
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Are these public roads?
Okay mom I'm sure we were the only ones in Ireland riding fast and I shoulda chastised our Irish hosts for taking us on such a fast ride, (THEY controlled the pace mostly not us) but ya know I don't control other people. Maybe you think you can, but I don't try.



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Old 07-08-2007, 08:19 PM   #43
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Then I took this pic as doctors and medics moved in to take care of the fallen riders.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:22 PM   #44
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Of interesting note was the fact that the organization had a medic rider follow the racers around the course in case a rider had an accident out on the course. Here's a view of the video unit and backside of the grid.
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:24 PM   #45
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and of course

There are are always the grid girls who provide a valuable service of holding the grid signs.
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