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Offline Kortbroek

Isle of Man TT 2019
« 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

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 01:11:25 pm »
2 of my mates are leaving next week sometime - for the 4th time.....

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 01:33:19 pm »
Still on my bucket list  >:(
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #3 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.  :(
 

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 03:00:08 pm »
ek sal albei my balle gee om te gaan kyk...
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #5 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.....

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #6 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.
 

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #7 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


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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 03:44:44 pm »
I'm still going, that's for sure.
 

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 04:31:41 pm »
Itís on my list for next year for sure.


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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2019, 09:56:47 pm »
I hope we will have TV coverage this year, we had none last year
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #12 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
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #13 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.

 

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 08:36:28 am »
Itís on my list for next year for sure.


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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #15 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.
 

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #16 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
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019
« Reply #19 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
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