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Title: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Kortbroek on May 16, 2019, 01:02:39 pm
It's just over a week away, any dogs lucky enough to go and watch live?



Enjoy

Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 16, 2019, 01:11:25 pm
2 of my mates are leaving next week sometime - for the 4th time.....

 :'(
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: mox on May 16, 2019, 01:33:19 pm
Still on my bucket list  >:(
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: jaybiker on May 16, 2019, 02:47:45 pm
" 'Tis better to have been, and be unable to go again, than to have never been at all."


I suppose, but it still sucks not being able to go again.  :(
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 16, 2019, 03:00:08 pm
ek sal albei my balle gee om te gaan kyk...
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 16, 2019, 03:09:50 pm
" 'Tis better to have been, and be unable to go again, than to have never been at all."


I suppose, but it still sucks not being able to go again.  :(

I wouldn't know.....

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: manxkipper on May 16, 2019, 03:12:15 pm
It is certainly an experience of a lifetime.  I am lucky enough to be going to the Classic TT later in August.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: RobC on May 16, 2019, 03:33:15 pm
It's just over a week away, any dogs lucky enough to go and watch live?



Enjoy


Spending part of my pension payout in 2020 :sip:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 16, 2019, 03:44:44 pm
I'm still going, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: YoungGSer on May 16, 2019, 04:31:41 pm
Its on my list for next year for sure.


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Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Sabre on May 16, 2019, 09:56:47 pm
I hope we will have TV coverage this year, we had none last year
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 17, 2019, 06:43:05 am
I reckon the best way to this, and experience it, is to hire a bike in the uk and attend, think you can camp out on the island.
And then you can do your best Mcguiness impression on Mad Sunday.
Anybody know what you should budget for a trip like this?
 I want to start saving up for next year.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: JustBendIt on May 17, 2019, 07:10:22 am
I was lucky enough to go the TT in 2017 ...a small bunch of us went ... Heddles, Boere, Franarossi, my father and I

I planned it for close on a year - cost us R20K each all inclusive of return flights, ferry, accomodation, transport - I have some bike crazy friends in Northern Ireland that have been going to the TT every year for the last 30 years - we stayed with them in a house in Onchen (fancy suburb above Douglas port) for 25 pounds a day bed and breakfast

They had organised a big LWB Ford Transit van that we used to drive around and get to all the best spots

We flew from Cape Town to Frankfurt to Manchester then caught 3 trains to Heysham port and finally the ferry (loaded with 1000s of bikers and their bikes) to Douglas Port

The 2 most difficult things to get during the TT is accomodation and transport - all the hotels and B&Bs literally have standing bookings by the same people year after year ...and the same with rental cars. You can camp in various sites but it gets cold and rains a lot which turns the campsites into absolute miserable mudbaths

It was absolutely awesome and a big tick on my bucket list - I will resize some pics and post em
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: boere on May 17, 2019, 07:37:09 am
I was lucky enough to go the TT in 2017 ...a small bunch of us went ... Heddles, Boere, Franarossi, my father and I

I planned it for close on a year - cost us R20K each all inclusive of return flights, ferry, accomodation, transport - I have some bike crazy friends in Northern Ireland that have been going to the TT every year for the last 30 years - we stayed with them in a house in Onchen (fancy suburb above Douglas port) for 25 pounds a day bed and breakfast

They had organised a big LWB Ford Transit van that we used to drive around and get to all the best spots

We flew from Cape Town to Frankfurt to Manchester then caught 3 trains to Heysham port and finally the ferry (loaded with 1000s of bikers and their bikes) to Douglas Port

The 2 most difficult things to get during the TT is accomodation and transport - all the hotels and B&Bs literally have standing bookings by the same people year after year ...and the same with rental cars. You can camp in various sites but it gets cold and rains a lot which turns the campsites into absolute miserable mudbaths

It was absolutely awesome and a big tick on my bucket list - I will resize some pics and post em
Jip this was an awesome trip and should be a to-do on any biker's list. We had lots of fun.

Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 17, 2019, 08:36:28 am
Its on my list for next year for sure.


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Maybe I should plan.....
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Karoo Rider on May 17, 2019, 10:48:04 am
What's the visa regulations for Isle of Man? I think none is required for Ireland but obviously if you enter from the UK you need a visa.  Not a problem for you guys living in the big cities but a big schlep for us here in the Karoo to get to the embassy and again to collect, etc.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: JustBendIt on May 17, 2019, 10:51:04 am
What's the visa regulations for Isle of Man? I think none is required for Ireland but obviously if you enter from the UK you need a visa.  Not a problem for you guys living in the big cities but a big schlep for us here in the Karoo to get to the embassy and again to collect, etc.

As SA passport holders we had to get Visas - big schlep yes and you have to provide proof of return air tickets, accomodation, etc - can't remember exactly how long it took but it was a good few weeks and cost us about R1500 each
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: jaybiker on May 17, 2019, 11:50:43 am
Just in case anyone doesn't realise it, the visa that a SA passport holder requires is not required separately for the IOM, which is an integral part of the UK.
Just thought I'd mention that.  :biggrin:

What strikes me most seeing videos from recent years, is how much wider and smoother the roads are now compared with the '60's and 70's when I used to go regularly.

To be expected of course with the the passage of time, and necessary no doubt  for the speed of modern bikes. Yet the mind boggles recalling the stories from before my time of legends like Bill Lomas and Keith Cavanagh, riders of the awesome Guzzi V8 machines. Clocking speeds of over 270 Km/hr back in 1956. They ran on tyres just 75mm wide on 20 inch rims, and the races were over 7 laps, not 5 or 6 as is the case today.
By the end of the race it must have felt like their arms and legs didn't belong to them.  :eek7:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ChristoffGS on May 17, 2019, 12:15:31 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ETS on May 17, 2019, 12:36:23 pm
I was lucky enough to go the TT in 2017 ...a small bunch of us went ... Heddles, Boere, Franarossi, my father and I

I planned it for close on a year - cost us R20K each all inclusive of return flights, ferry, accomodation, transport - I have some bike crazy friends in Northern Ireland that have been going to the TT every year for the last 30 years - we stayed with them in a house in Onchen (fancy suburb above Douglas port) for 25 pounds a day bed and breakfast

They had organised a big LWB Ford Transit van that we used to drive around and get to all the best spots

We flew from Cape Town to Frankfurt to Manchester then caught 3 trains to Heysham port and finally the ferry (loaded with 1000s of bikers and their bikes) to Douglas Port

The 2 most difficult things to get during the TT is accomodation and transport - all the hotels and B&Bs literally have standing bookings by the same people year after year ...and the same with rental cars. You can camp in various sites but it gets cold and rains a lot which turns the campsites into absolute miserable mudbaths

It was absolutely awesome and a big tick on my bucket list - I will resize some pics and post em

Organise another one for next year please? Im in
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 17, 2019, 05:36:17 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

Yes, the spoils is to conquer the mountain. There is not really big fame and certainly not a whole lot of money.
You have the motogp stars ( that win or lose, get their millions every season), they crash and come come back two races later.
So, this is driven by passion, not entertainment.
All or nothing, raw and pure, no bullshit. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: piets on May 18, 2019, 11:13:59 am
I was lucky enough to go the TT in 2017 ...a small bunch of us went ... Heddles, Boere, Franarossi, my father and I

I planned it for close on a year - cost us R20K each all inclusive of return flights, ferry, accomodation, transport - I have some bike crazy friends in Northern Ireland that have been going to the TT every year for the last 30 years - we stayed with them in a house in Onchen (fancy suburb above Douglas port) for 25 pounds a day bed and breakfast

They had organised a big LWB Ford Transit van that we used to drive around and get to all the best spots

We flew from Cape Town to Frankfurt to Manchester then caught 3 trains to Heysham port and finally the ferry (loaded with 1000s of bikers and their bikes) to Douglas Port

The 2 most difficult things to get during the TT is accomodation and transport - all the hotels and B&Bs literally have standing bookings by the same people year after year ...and the same with rental cars. You can camp in various sites but it gets cold and rains a lot which turns the campsites into absolute miserable mudbaths

It was absolutely awesome and a big tick on my bucket list - I will resize some pics and post em

Organise another one for next year please? Im in
Me too. This Is on my buckit list
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: RyC on May 18, 2019, 02:38:07 pm
How can we stream / watch?

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Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 18, 2019, 06:18:53 pm
One lap 60km, i dont think there is a live tv broadcast.
Looks like Itv4 will have episodes each night.
Dont know the Itv setup, but think you can watch free with ad interuptions, or pay to watch with no ads.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 18, 2019, 08:27:07 pm
If you haven't yet, watch the "Duke" video on Joey Dunlop's racing career.

A very special man, even amongst special men.

To, on race day, take a 125 2stroke, 250 twin 2stroke, 400, 600 and 1000, and win each race on all these types of bike. :eek7: :thumleft:

The Dunlop racing family called the Armoy armada, from their hometown in Ireland.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Altie7deLaan on June 07, 2019, 12:57:09 pm
Dean Harrison wins the Senior.
Hickman 2nd
Cummins 3rd
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Eendstop on June 07, 2019, 03:06:27 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: KaTooMatt on June 18, 2019, 12:23:34 pm
How can we stream / watch?

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I was surprised to find all the episodes on DSTV catch up last night. Go to the sport tab. Only watched one as it was late but will start tackling the rest tonight.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 18, 2019, 12:43:53 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on June 18, 2019, 12:46:25 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.

I was not aware of that - cheers!

Now, where to find the transmission......

 :o
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 18, 2019, 12:46:54 pm
The genius of Honda's Joey Dunlop is also well demonstrated in him being the only [ I believe] rider ever to win every class in one event.

This means that he had to win on a Honda RS125, then on a RS250, both 2strokes, then win on a CBR400, then on a CBR600, then on a CBR1000, and finally on a CBR1000 F1 bike. :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:

All over the span of one week.

If you are a biker, read up on Joey.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 18, 2019, 12:47:23 pm
I often wonder where do the Isle of Man riders practice? On racetracks or where?
It's not like they have 10 or 15 road races per year or have they?
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 18, 2019, 12:48:59 pm
I often wonder where do the Isle of Man riders practice? On racetracks or where?
It's not like they have 10 or 15 road races per year or have they?

They compete in the Irish roadracing series, like the Northwest 200, etc.

They practise like I used to, on public roads. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: RobC on June 18, 2019, 12:49:37 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.
held over the same time it seems...
Friday 31st May 2019 - Saturday 8th June 2019, overlaps the TT 30 may to 12 June, to my mind one and the same... :sip:
Roll on 2021... >:D
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 18, 2019, 01:18:55 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.
held over the same time it seems...
Friday 31st May 2019 - Saturday 8th June 2019, overlaps the TT 30 may to 12 June, to my mind one and the same... :sip:
Roll on 2021... >:D

I believe that because of the massive organisation involved like every animal must be behind at least 2 gates/doors, etc, the two different events are held close together or even overlapping.
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Brink on June 18, 2019, 01:37:35 pm
2019 Isle of Man Classic TT

Dates: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 Sat, 31 Aug 2019
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: RobC on June 18, 2019, 02:05:48 pm
2019 Isle of Man Classic TT

Dates: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 Sat, 31 Aug 2019
stand corrected then... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 18, 2019, 03:45:23 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.
held over the same time it seems...
Friday 31st May 2019 - Saturday 8th June 2019, overlaps the TT 30 may to 12 June, to my mind one and the same... :sip:
Roll on 2021... >:D

I believe that because of the massive organisation involved like every animal must be behind at least 2 gates/doors, etc, the two different events are held close together or even overlapping.
Behoort die manne se gemidd spoed erg af te bring as daar n skaaphond losloop wat nie van bikes hou!! :eek7:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 18, 2019, 03:56:28 pm
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.
held over the same time it seems...
Friday 31st May 2019 - Saturday 8th June 2019, overlaps the TT 30 may to 12 June, to my mind one and the same... :sip:
Roll on 2021... >:D

I believe that because of the massive organisation involved like every animal must be behind at least 2 gates/doors, etc, the two different events are held close together or even overlapping.
Behoort die manne se gemidd spoed erg af te bring as daar n skaaphond losloop wat nie van bikes hou!! :eek7:


1. Honda
2. Skaaphond
3.BMW
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: Tyre kicker on June 20, 2019, 09:25:19 am
A very disturbing fact:
The first race was held in 1907, so 2019 will be the 185th (?) event.  According to Wikipedia, during the 185 events 261 people lost their lives (246 competitors, 15 race officials/bystanders/spectators).

I might have some figures incorrect, but this is a very sad truth.

185 events in 112 years? Is that correct? I thought it was an annual event, that is once a year.

There is two events per year, the classic TT and the modern bikes.
held over the same time it seems...
Friday 31st May 2019 - Saturday 8th June 2019, overlaps the TT 30 may to 12 June, to my mind one and the same... :sip:
Roll on 2021... >:D

I believe that because of the massive organisation involved like every animal must be behind at least 2 gates/doors, etc, the two different events are held close together or even overlapping.
Behoort die manne se gemidd spoed erg af te bring as daar n skaaphond losloop wat nie van bikes hou!! :eek7:


1. Honda
2. Skaaphond
3.BMW

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
Post by: jaybiker on June 20, 2019, 09:57:38 am
2019 Isle of Man Classic TT

Dates: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 Sat, 31 Aug 2019


Seems then that the Classic TT takes place during the Manx Grand Prix week, traditionally during Aug/Sept, for the strictly amateur riders. Also in conjunction with the Manx two day trial, a foot up event, but not in a stadium, out there in the natural rocks and river beds. I went over for that week once, it was a good jol.

As for practice, they have a practice week prior to the race week. Roads are closed for a short period in the very early hours, and again in the afternoons. At least that's the way it used to happen. Don't know about these days. We even used to get up half past fucksakes to go and watch practice and mix with the complaining, shivering riders in the paddock afterwards.