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2 hours ago, gettafa said:

The message isn't getting across. Who is at fault for that?

Well not Jane Hughes obviously! She seems to splutter and dribble over these terrrible miscreants who have crossed a road before any bikes are release without taking into account that there are not any bikes on the roads.

Maybe there should be a law against closing the roads before there is any prospect of racing taking place.?

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48 minutes ago, Kopek said:

Well not Jane Hughes obviously! She seems to splutter and dribble over these terrrible miscreants who have crossed a road before any bikes are release without taking into account that there are not any bikes on the roads.

Maybe there should be a law against closing the roads before there is any prospect of racing taking place.?

But it's not just racing bikes there's the likes of the travelling marshalls etc possibly on the road 

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54 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

But it's not just racing bikes there's the likes of the travelling marshalls etc possibly on the road 

Not forgetting course inspection vehicles

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3 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

Not forgetting course inspection vehicles

Not forgetting the cash cars at £1500 a seat. 

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13 minutes ago, Gizo said:

Not forgetting the cash cars at £1500 a seat. 

Fools and their money eh

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Yes, I realise that there are other vehicles that can be legally sent out onto the closed roads. My argument is that delay after delay ofthe races realisticallly taking place is being taken the piss out of and that there are times when the roads should not be 'declared' as being closed for another hour and another hour...........until finally being declared as open late in the afternoon

Dare I say that the reason the the races/practicing is delayed time and again is because this would increase that risk to the top runners, the famous few, not the inexperienced amateurs at the back end of the grid who can crash on a clear day???

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4 minutes ago, Kopek said:

Yes, I realise that there are other vehicles that can be legally sent out onto the closed roads. My argument is that delay after delay ofthe races realisticallly taking place is being taken the piss out of and that there are times when the roads should not be 'declared' as being closed for another hour and another hour...........until finally being declared as open late in the afternoon

Dare I say that the reason the the races/practicing is delayed time and again is because this would increase that risk to the top runners, the famous few, not the inexperienced amateurs at the back end of the grid who can crash on a clear day???

Have you reported your "thinking cap" as missing , believed stolen ?

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I'd suggest that road closures extended because of weather or other delays are far less now than they used to be.

I personally think that Gary Thompson has made some good calls in recent years re. this, certainly in comparison with his predecessor who had roads closed from 10am until 9pm in a few instances with delay after delay and still no racing at the end of it.

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12 hours ago, Max Power said:

People need proper warnings, expecting them to know and understand the ramifications just because we do is not enough. many people are new to the event, every year!

Lol, no chance while getting leathered is an integral part of watching TT.

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12 hours ago, Max Power said:

They have had spectators hurt and killed but I'm not sure about crossing the roads? It's like everything on the IoM these days, we over react to everything without proper perspective. People need proper warnings, expecting them to know and understand the ramifications just because we do is not enough. many people are new to the event, every year!

It isn’t really a fair comparison though; the Irish road circuits are very short in comparison to the TT course and it’s far easier to know with certainty that there’s nothing moving on the track over there; I believe there was one instance of an Irish visitor going on closed roads this year because ‘that’s what we do at the North West.’

It is far safer to have a blanket ban on entering a closed road than to risk it; travelling marshals, course cars and those VIP cars all travel significantly faster than everyday traffic and without any warning so a road that appears clear and would be safe to cross under normal road conditions is not safe when closed.

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7 minutes ago, The Lurker said:

It is far safer to have a blanket ban on entering a closed road than to risk it

So why allow alcohol to be consumed whilst sat on a hedge?

Last year a couple of visitors were necking cider at the bottom of bray hill, they had a large collection of empties at their feet, just before the first bike came through one of the empties got kicked over and rolled out onto the course. A marshal spotted went out and grabbed it and shouted 'be more fucking careful' but did nothing about the rest of the empties at the feet of this party of drunk bike fans, love TT!

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2 hours ago, CharlieBrown said:

So why allow alcohol to be consumed whilst sat on a hedge?

Last year a couple of visitors were necking cider at the bottom of bray hill, they had a large collection of empties at their feet, just before the first bike came through one of the empties got kicked over and rolled out onto the course. A marshal spotted went out and grabbed it and shouted 'be more fucking careful' but did nothing about the rest of the empties at the feet of this party of drunk bike fans, love TT!

The issue in your example isn’t the consumption of alcohol but the irresponsible disposal of empties and the lack of action taken by marshals to prevent the empty going onto the track; early intervention by the marshals would’ve prevented that; maybe it’s a training issue?

With a track the size of the TT course you cannot have ifs, buts and maybes. No one is allowed on the track without authority from someone who knows what is moving on the course at that time; that’s who we ended up with a head-on between bikes and a course car last year.

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1 minute ago, The Lurker said:

The issue in your example isn’t the consumption of alcohol but the irresponsible disposal of empties .

I don't know why the drunk people did not think that one through.

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No matter how many warnings are out there (and there are many) you will always get the apologists making excuses for peoples stupidity

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