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I have had a run around the TT course and the roads are in a terrible state, there will need to be a lot of work commencing early in the New Year if the TT is to go ahead, the road marking alone will take up a lot of the DOI resources nevermind the surface defects,. I have noticed in lots of areas the surface has started to break up, therefore requiring major works, this is usually a plane and overlay and there is a lot of that needed all Island, not just on the TT course. I think that a little part of  £400million loan will be required to get the Infrastructure up to an acceptable level before any racing will be fit take place, mind you I am no expert, but I know a little bit about the Island's roads.

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58 minutes ago, Beelzebub3 said:

I have had a run around the TT course and the roads are in a terrible state, there will need to be a lot of work commencing early in the New Year if the TT is to go ahead, the road marking alone will take up a lot of the DOI resources nevermind the surface defects,. I have noticed in lots of areas the surface has started to break up, therefore requiring major works, this is usually a plane and overlay and there is a lot of that needed all Island, not just on the TT course. I think that a little part of  £400million loan will be required to get the Infrastructure up to an acceptable level before any racing will be fit take place, mind you I am no expert, but I know a little bit about the Island's roads.

At least if the road surface is breaking up the climate crisis brigade won't be able to glue themselves to it and disrupt whatever racing takes place.

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35 minutes ago, RoundTheCourse said:

At least if the road surface is breaking up the climate crisis brigade won't be able to glue themselves to it and disrupt whatever racing takes place.

In fact, a smearing of superglue might significantly improve surface cohesion 🙂

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On 11/9/2021 at 6:49 PM, TomTucker said:

Birmingham Nec bike show coming up and I can’t spot the IoMG or an official TT exhibit. Unless the manx motorcycle club are running the TT again 

https://www.motorcyclelive.co.uk/exhibitor/manx-motorcycle-club/
 

 

Apparently theres no IOMG presence there . Not sure what good it would do as it seems with carry over bookings and the likes where going to be rammed. I know a campsite that I have contacts with are full and trying to fit some large tents in to increase the footfall. They have many £thousands held over , protected as run by professionals, and if all goes well it will be a very popular and sucessful event. 

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DOI hard at work on drainage up on the Mountain, 👍 from me for that. Also, the white lines and other markings have now been reinstated on the new surfacing from Hairpin to the Waterworks - so it looks like the Ralumac is the top coat...

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2 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

DOI hard at work on drainage up on the Mountain, 👍 from me for that. Also, the white lines and other markings have now been reinstated on the new surfacing from Hairpin to the Waterworks - so it looks like the Ralumac is the top coat...

nope, just temporary paint.

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It looks very much as if the mountain road will be closed from January onwards for long periods of time if it is going to be ready for the TT it may seem a long time away but allowing for weather, the next few months being the worst weather months of the year, they will have their work cut out to have it ready for when it is inspected, presumably a couple of months before the event.

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1 minute ago, hissingsid said:

It looks very much as if the mountain road will be closed from January onwards for long periods of time if it is going to be ready for the TT it may seem a long time away but allowing for weather, the next few months being the worst weather months of the year, they will have their work cut out to have it ready for when it is inspected, presumably a couple of months before the event.

Not if it's not happening it won't be. 

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I cannot see how anyone with any conscience can think about putting it on without major work being done ON THE WHOLE COURSE. there's a crap ton of other roads that are in a shocking state, the Douglas sections alone need complete proper resurfacing.

Still the TT fans will enjoy watching the air ambulance fly about, the travelling marshalls speeding around and track marshalls red flags flapping in the breeze.

edit: FYI before i get called a hater and doom monger, i don't mind the TT at all, it just has to be done as safe as we can make it and IMHO it isn't even close to it.

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17 hours ago, Ramseyboi said:

Or.  No point promoting something that will be full to capacity anyway.

It is going to be rammed.  Get used to it.

I'm honestly not bothered what happens, I've got no interest in it either way. 

I'm just fairly convinced that it's not happening due to the reasons mentioned previously. 

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