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8 hours ago, On The Bus said:

What do you mean by the big one?

Some are fortunately just a one vehicle, no injuries sweep up. Others rapidly need a second pair of hands, or a collision investigator. Hence the patrol held in standby.

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7 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

I believe that after the success of the horse tram 2019 launch the DoI is taking over TT2020 and running races only from the Grandstand to the bottom of Bray Hill and back again. Lap records will be broken for sure (will anyone beat the 38 second lap?) and nobody will question the other 37 miles missing out of the 'old' course. Low cloud over the mountain will certainly no longer be an issue and the roads can be closed for fixing potholes over the fortnight instead.

 

Examples of DoI combining Horse trams and TT as decided by a Committee

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7 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

I believe that after the success of the horse tram 2019 launch the DoI is taking over TT2020 and running races only from the Grandstand to the bottom of Bray Hill and back again. Lap records will be broken for sure (will anyone beat the 38 second lap?) and nobody will question the other 37 miles missing out of the 'old' course. Low cloud over the mountain will certainly no longer be an issue and the roads can be closed for fixing potholes over the fortnight instead.

 

Don't knock the horse trams, Stu. They carried 9 people across the last fortnight! 

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What happend to all this rain we were supposed to get, be flooded out by 12 noon, but not a spot of rain at 4.30pm, they could have run the 4 lap sidecar event, so what went wrong ?

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22 minutes ago, LightBulb said:

  so what went wrong ?

It was supposed to rain but it didn’t. 

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1 minute ago, ecobob said:

It was supposed to rain but it didn’t. 

A few spots of rain just now but nothing that would have prevented a race

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1 minute ago, Neil Down said:

A few spots of rain just now but nothing that would have prevented a race

Yes but that would have meant predicting the future. Today’s prediction (based on science) stayed that it would rain heavily from late morning on until tomorrow . By the time the Senior finished the organisers probably decided they were lucky it finished in the dry and called it quits  

Of course, if they’d had you and lightbulb in the office meeting to discuss closures, you could have  told them categorically that it wouldn’t start raining today till 5pm. You missed your chance there today boys. 

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5 minutes ago, ecobob said:

Of course, if they’d had you and lightbulb in the office meeting to discuss closures, you could have  told them categorically that it wouldn’t start raining today till 5pm. You missed your chance there today boys. 

Surly the Met Office couldn't hold a candle to lightbulb's forecasts!

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11 minutes ago, ecobob said:

Yes but that would have meant predicting the future. Today’s prediction (based on science) stayed that it would rain heavily from late morning on until tomorrow . By the time the Senior finished the organisers probably decided they were lucky it finished in the dry and called it quits  

Of course, if they’d had you and lightbulb in the office meeting to discuss closures, you could have  told them categorically that it wouldn’t start raining today till 5pm. You missed your chance there today boys. 

It wasn’t a criticism of the organisers, merely pointing out the weather. For the record, I wholeheartedly supported their decisions. It they that get the shitty end of the stick

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1 minute ago, CharlieBrown said:

Rob Callister should probably resign.

He’s too busy posting all over FB just how important he is to Isle of Man motorsport

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7 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

He’s too busy posting all over FB just how important he is to Isle of Man motorsport

Yes, saw his fawning over the Marshalls 

They should be given a big thank you, but he was a bit ott I thought.

Also loved his “ I am the person with responsibilities for motorsport”. Always the big “I am”

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34 minutes ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

Surly the Met Office couldn't hold a candle to lightbulb's forecasts!

Even if they could lightbulbs are better than candles. 

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7 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Yes, saw his fawning over the Marshalls 

They should be given a big thank you, but he was a bit ott I thought.

Also loved his “ I am the person with responsibilities for motorsport”. Always the big “I am”

I understand that the Marshals won the Spirit of the TT award. Do each of the Marshall’s get anything? A medal presented by the Hon Member for Onchan?

You know what would be nice if the Motorsports Team actually took over Villa Marina and created a banquet and decent live entertainment for the Motorsports Marshals. This could come out of the Motorsports/Starship Enterprise budget. Really, having a person like RC thank me would leave a bad taste in the mouth. On this island we have a knack of taking those who genuinely put something back into their leisure activity, for granted, whilst those civil servants in the Motorsports Team along with their Politico ‘great leader’ struts the islands stage pretending their something important.

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3 minutes ago, Declan said:

Even if they could lightbulbs are better than candles. 

Could they lightbulb, I'm not sure.

And also, “First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing because verbing weirds language. Then they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing because I no verbs.”

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