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16 minutes ago, On The Bus said:

What do you mean by the big one?

I believe he is referring to Eccentrica Gallumbits.

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38 minutes ago, Kopek said:

Mountain dilemma? Close it, save lives!

Yes. Spread out the cops on the Ramsey - Laxey road. Riding standards are getting worse year by year. I have never seen riding as bad as this year. The ratio of idiots to good sensible riders is changing fast and not in a good way.

There are still loads of very good, even good quick riders who do not deserve to be tarred with the same brush as the lunatic minority.

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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.

 

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^

A few too many beers syndrome usually appears on manxforums about this time of night

 

 

 

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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

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=7M9GbSzF&id=DDD4BAFA88F1AE526453FA2398EB82F60753E6EA&thid=OIP.DAgTth-44_dADuUvkxhNVwHaFj&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fequineink.files.wordpress.com%2f2012%2f05%2fmotorcycle-horse.jpg&exph=540&expw=720&q=horse+on+motorbike&simid=608055548465581065&selectedIndex=3

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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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