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Re: Isle of Man TT 2019

Post by Andy » 2 months ago

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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Thanks @Andy for the heads up
You're welcome, mate :)
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Post by Andy » 2 months ago

Here's the quick link unless you want to navigate through my first one :haha:
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signed up and watching!

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Post by Andy » 2 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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signed up and watching!
Loved Peter Hickmans explanation of giving up half a second on the entry to a straight but gaining a sec and more on the exit :thumbsup:
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Post by Andy » 1 month ago

The last week I learnt two things.
I'll be going to the TT, even if it is going to be the last time until 2021.
The conditions are still unknown and I'll get to know them by the start of May only, but at least I'll be there.

Secondly, my landlord has moved from the top of Onchan down to Douglas.
The way to the grandstand area remains about the same but now I'll be close to downtown Douglas and don't have the long pilgrimages up to Onchan past midnight as I'm basically living at the top of downtown Douglas :D

And then there's a series of three books called Frank'n'Stans Bucket List by JC Williams. It is about two mates, Frank and Stan. Frank gets diagnosed with cancer and finds out that his wife cheats on him. Stan then talks him into a bucket list on which the Isle of Man TT races, which they both remember from their childhood days, sits on the very top. Both end up sponsoring a sidecar crew from the lower end of the field. A very funny read through both #1 and #2 so far.
You may ask, why only #1 and #2 if there are three books already. Well, the third book has only been released last week and I have it already but I have to learn hard for the next exam on April, 9 so I'm not getting around to read it.
The reason I'm mentioning it is another. Towards the release of #3 it was announced that there'll be a sidecar outfit in this years TT sporting the Frank'n'Stan colours and that everyone who donates 30 gbp to the team gets their name printed on the outfit. Some call it crowdfunding but in reality it is a form of co-sponsoring. The team consists of driver Dave Quirk and my good mate Karl Schofield in the passenger seat.
I'm in, since I've done similar each year I went, plus 2016.
I've already joked with Karl that in regards to book #1, I'm not afraid that he doesn't have enough cold beer but please, he better should get that worn leather clad sofa along :haha:
Best you get these books to get the joke. Really a great read :haha: :haha:

I'm getting all excited again. Counting days doesn't even cover it :mrgreen:
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 month ago

Great news Andy

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Post by Andy » 1 month ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Great news Andy
Almost forgot to mention that the 2019 press launch has been uploaded to YouTube. It is at :
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Post by Andy » 3 days ago

Getting ready to go between exams :mrgreen:
Wednesday next week at 9.45pm I'll depart Germany and arrive in the IOM next day during the later morning hours and will only return on June, 10.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 days ago

@Andy Glad to read you are going.... have a safe and great time and look forward to your reports and photos as usual. Hopefully the weather Gods shine and the event is not too disrupted. :thumbsup:
Are you flagging/marshalling whilst there?

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