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  1. Just about right, althrough i dont like the hat colour
  2. 35 mph going up the Creg on my Flymo with no seat belt on is enough for me- no fun when the grass cutting set off my hay fever
  3. What planet are these people on ? Or am i missing something and being left behind on my own to marshal for the TT.
  4. Any fool can do 135 on the mountain, its when it goes wrong you suddenly wish you had been doing 70
  5. HP sauce is difficult to get in Aussy, do you think the CM could step into the breach and get it exported from a Douglas supplier
  6. I am delighted to see some progress after talking it to death over the past few years, but i am shocked to see the planning has cost over £4 million so far, is this the cost of the plans we are pressing on with or is it the total spent by the present minister and Mr Gawne. Lets face it, this must be the Mk 5 version now.
  7. The 100 mph during TT is a good compromise, provided you pull up those who abuse it. You can reasonably do this on 2 wheels in certain places and improve the safety concerns. Its the idiot drivers, both 2 and 4 wheel who think speeds well above this are ok to do. Any fool can drive quick, its just the quick stop by hitting someone that catches them out. If you look at the video of the bike coming from douglas i seem to remember he was cutting the right hander at the black hut, hence my view the lines would have pushed him over more to his own side. No white lines is down to the racing and everyone knows it. Take them up for the TT as they have that attachment which shot blasts them off.
  8. A couple of years ago we had the 2 bikes crash head on and burst into flames up by the blackhut, if there had been double white lines there was a good chance it might have been avoided. DOI have no interest in making the mountain road safer by using single and double white lines, yet we have idiots overtaking on the outside of bends. Time for a 100 mph speed limit on the mountain during TT as well.
  9. If its a 1/40th scheme then they need 26.6 year contributions for the full pension, usually 2/3rds. Any contributions after that are not getting you more qualifing years, unless the rules have changed. Must be 1 of the only 40th schemes left as most went to 60th or 80ths
  10. I worked away for many years and paid NI to IOM , plus tax but still considered resident so i am entitled to my pension, as i was employed via IOM
  11. What, step on that expensive grass at £80 acre, plus car parking fees
  12. Its the rolls royce of pensions, so why would u opt put
  13. Only pension protection fund here is the gov running an unsustainable pension scheme, yet they would not bail out a local fund in trouble through no fault of their own
  14. Well if all else fails, throw the anchor out the back of the tram
  15. Is it something like £80 an acre they get to watch the grass grow, must be entertaining if you have a few hundred of them. Get rid of this and introduce grants for farm outbuildings
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