Guy martin crash at the isle of man TT.

#3
trelawney said:
Should not have been going so fast......SPEED KILLS daft twat!
Erm................... it's a race!!
 

diplomat

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#9
It's the 100th Anniversary of the Mountain Course next year (TT 2011). Get over there for a seriously good week out!
 
#10
Going over next month for the Rally. Two wheels are for gayers (sorry guy).
 
#12
Alsacien said:
It seems Guy is pulling through ok, hope the hospital does not run out of tea...... :D

Incidently, if anyone is interested in vintage road racing, this place:
http://www.schottenring.de/ has the biggest meet in Europe in mid-August.
haha, you gotta love the guy, 5 hours later he was giving t.v interviews and necking tea.

i would love to go out there, looks a great week.


anyone know the lap record for a car? i was having this discussion last night, fastest lap for a bike is an average speed of 131mph, balls of steel needed!
 
#13
bmal said:
Alsacien said:
It seems Guy is pulling through ok, hope the hospital does not run out of tea...... :D

Incidently, if anyone is interested in vintage road racing, this place:
http://www.schottenring.de/ has the biggest meet in Europe in mid-August.
haha, you gotta love the guy, 5 hours later he was giving t.v interviews and necking tea.

i would love to go out there, looks a great week.


anyone know the lap record for a car? i was having this discussion last night, fastest lap for a bike is an average speed of 131mph, balls of steel needed!
There is no finer bike racing in the world, anywhere.
Its not cheap, the Isle of Man SteamRacket company more than double ferry prices for the TT and hotels generally double their rates too but unless you go grandstand the racing is free.

Next year I'm taking the car (which is cheaper on the ferry than 2 bikes???) and camping.
Last year the mountain was closed about 10 hours on MadSunday alone due to accidents and the only decent ay to get a lap or two of the circuit is to head our about 5.30am.
Car and tent for me next year, the racing will be just as good even if I'm not sitting in sweaty leathers :D
As I said, if you like bikes and road racing, there is no finer place on the planet than the Isle of Man on TT race week.
 

Alsacien

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#14
jagman said:
bmal said:
Alsacien said:
It seems Guy is pulling through ok, hope the hospital does not run out of tea...... :D

Incidently, if anyone is interested in vintage road racing, this place:
http://www.schottenring.de/ has the biggest meet in Europe in mid-August.
haha, you gotta love the guy, 5 hours later he was giving t.v interviews and necking tea.

i would love to go out there, looks a great week.


anyone know the lap record for a car? i was having this discussion last night, fastest lap for a bike is an average speed of 131mph, balls of steel needed!
There is no finer bike racing in the world, anywhere.
Its not cheap, the Isle of Man SteamRacket company more than double ferry prices for the TT and hotels generally double their rates too but unless you go grandstand the racing is free.

Next year I'm taking the car (which is cheaper on the ferry than 2 bikes???) and camping.
Last year the mountain was closed about 10 hours on MadSunday alone due to accidents and the only decent ay to get a lap or two of the circuit is to head our about 5.30am.
Car and tent for me next year, the racing will be just as good even if I'm not sitting in sweaty leathers :D
As I said, if you like bikes and road racing, there is no finer place on the planet than the Isle of Man on TT race week.
This is the rapid onset of old age - next year you will be in a luxury mobile home.......

Why not put the bikes in the back of your van along with camping gear, a BBQ and 2000 beers?
 
#15
Alsacien said:
jagman said:
bmal said:
Alsacien said:
It seems Guy is pulling through ok, hope the hospital does not run out of tea...... :D

Incidently, if anyone is interested in vintage road racing, this place:
http://www.schottenring.de/ has the biggest meet in Europe in mid-August.
haha, you gotta love the guy, 5 hours later he was giving t.v interviews and necking tea.

i would love to go out there, looks a great week.


anyone know the lap record for a car? i was having this discussion last night, fastest lap for a bike is an average speed of 131mph, balls of steel needed!
There is no finer bike racing in the world, anywhere.
Its not cheap, the Isle of Man SteamRacket company more than double ferry prices for the TT and hotels generally double their rates too but unless you go grandstand the racing is free.

Next year I'm taking the car (which is cheaper on the ferry than 2 bikes???) and camping.
Last year the mountain was closed about 10 hours on MadSunday alone due to accidents and the only decent ay to get a lap or two of the circuit is to head our about 5.30am.
Car and tent for me next year, the racing will be just as good even if I'm not sitting in sweaty leathers :D
As I said, if you like bikes and road racing, there is no finer place on the planet than the Isle of Man on TT race week.
This is the rapid onset of old age - next year you will be in a luxury mobile home.......

Why not put the bikes in the back of your van along with camping gear, a BBQ and 2000 beers?
Ahhh well, there's a story to that.
I haven't got a bike licence. The DVLA acknowledge I passed my test 6 years or so ago (15 years after taking up riding litre plus bikes) and although they have my pass certficate they claim I never sent it to them.
They won't give me my bike category back despite a two year argument and to be honest I can't really be arsed to do the whole test process again.

I'm afriad I'm a victim of the "We never make mistakes" DVLA missing licence category
I'm sitting on 9 points for another year or so and I might re-address the problem when they've gone but for the moment I'm being a good boy, I sold the ZX12R a few months ago.
And yes, I do miss it.
 

Alsacien

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#16
jagman said:
Alsacien said:
jagman said:
bmal said:
Alsacien said:
It seems Guy is pulling through ok, hope the hospital does not run out of tea...... :D

Incidently, if anyone is interested in vintage road racing, this place:
http://www.schottenring.de/ has the biggest meet in Europe in mid-August.
haha, you gotta love the guy, 5 hours later he was giving t.v interviews and necking tea.

i would love to go out there, looks a great week.


anyone know the lap record for a car? i was having this discussion last night, fastest lap for a bike is an average speed of 131mph, balls of steel needed!
There is no finer bike racing in the world, anywhere.
Its not cheap, the Isle of Man SteamRacket company more than double ferry prices for the TT and hotels generally double their rates too but unless you go grandstand the racing is free.

Next year I'm taking the car (which is cheaper on the ferry than 2 bikes???) and camping.
Last year the mountain was closed about 10 hours on MadSunday alone due to accidents and the only decent ay to get a lap or two of the circuit is to head our about 5.30am.
Car and tent for me next year, the racing will be just as good even if I'm not sitting in sweaty leathers :D
As I said, if you like bikes and road racing, there is no finer place on the planet than the Isle of Man on TT race week.
This is the rapid onset of old age - next year you will be in a luxury mobile home.......

Why not put the bikes in the back of your van along with camping gear, a BBQ and 2000 beers?
Ahhh well, there's a story to that.
I haven't got a bike licence. The DVLA acknowledge I passed my test 6 years or so ago (15 years after taking up riding litre plus bikes) and although they have my pass certficate they claim I never sent it to them.
They won't give me my bike category back despite a two year argument and to be honest I can't really be arsed to do the whole test process again.

I'm afriad I'm a victim of the "We never make mistakes" DVLA missing licence category
I'm sitting on 9 points for another year or so and I might re-address the problem when they've gone but for the moment I'm being a good boy, I sold the ZX12R a few months ago.
And yes, I do miss it.
Good luck with that.
I bet you end visiting the Swallow caravan shop before the Kwacker dealership though... :D
 
#17
Alsacien said:
Good luck with that.
I bet you end visiting the Swallow caravan shop before the Kwacker dealership though... :D
I believe caravans are illegal on the Isle of Man :D
And I have no plans to buy a caravan, might buy a boat though and save a considerable amount on Steam Racket fares!
The irony is in the 20 odd years I've been riding big bikes I have been fined once (£100)for riding not in accordance with my licence, which is when the problem came to light.
I have no doubt that I could big up another bike tomorow and happily ride for years to come without interference from the local plod. Its awful tempting when the sun is shining...

I fancy turning the cloack back a bit next time and buying an original Z1000 or GPZ1100, it seems more fun when you have to work hard
 

Alsacien

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Moderator
#18
jagman said:
Alsacien said:
Good luck with that.
I bet you end visiting the Swallow caravan shop before the Kwacker dealership though... :D
I believe caravans are illegal on the Isle of Man :D
And I have no plans to buy a caravan, might buy a boat though and save a considerable amount on Steam Racket fares!
The irony is in the 20 odd years I've been riding big bikes I have been fined once (£100)for riding not in accordance with my licence, which is when the problem came to light.
I have no doubt that I could big up another bike tomorow and happily ride for years to come without interference from the local plod. Its awful tempting when the sun is shining...
I was blatting around on Tuesday night on my "vintage" 998s - found myself missing the track, and thinking it is rather dangerous to be regularly hitting 150mph on country roads.
I think you can run a track bike in UK without a valid road license?
 
#19
Alsacien said:
jagman said:
Alsacien said:
Good luck with that.
I bet you end visiting the Swallow caravan shop before the Kwacker dealership though... :D
I believe caravans are illegal on the Isle of Man :D
And I have no plans to buy a caravan, might buy a boat though and save a considerable amount on Steam Racket fares!
The irony is in the 20 odd years I've been riding big bikes I have been fined once (£100)for riding not in accordance with my licence, which is when the problem came to light.
I have no doubt that I could big up another bike tomorow and happily ride for years to come without interference from the local plod. Its awful tempting when the sun is shining...
I was blatting around on Tuesday night on my "vintage" 998s - found myself missing the track, and thinking it is rather dangerous to be regularly hitting 150mph on country roads.
I think you can run a track bike in UK without a valid road license?
Not sure to be honest. I now a lad who races proffesionally and has never done a bike test or ridden on the road so it would seem to be alright, don't know about trackdays though,

Only ever really got my jollies when I lived up in the Pennines and commuted by bike anyway, riding on the Isle of Man with no speed limits is possibly the best bike related rush you can get, you ever been?
Pootling around at 60mph in compliance with the law doesn't seem to do it these days really.
 

Alsacien

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Moderator
#20
jagman said:
Alsacien said:
jagman said:
Alsacien said:
Good luck with that.
I bet you end visiting the Swallow caravan shop before the Kwacker dealership though... :D
I believe caravans are illegal on the Isle of Man :D
And I have no plans to buy a caravan, might buy a boat though and save a considerable amount on Steam Racket fares!
The irony is in the 20 odd years I've been riding big bikes I have been fined once (£100)for riding not in accordance with my licence, which is when the problem came to light.
I have no doubt that I could big up another bike tomorow and happily ride for years to come without interference from the local plod. Its awful tempting when the sun is shining...
I was blatting around on Tuesday night on my "vintage" 998s - found myself missing the track, and thinking it is rather dangerous to be regularly hitting 150mph on country roads.
I think you can run a track bike in UK without a valid road license?
Not sure to be honest. I now a lad who races proffesionally and has never done a bike test or ridden on the road so it would seem to be alright, don't know about trackdays though,

Only ever really got my jollies when I lived up in the Pennines and commuted by bike anyway, riding on the Isle of Man with no speed limits is possibly the best bike related rush you can get, you ever been?
Pootling around at 60mph in compliance with the law doesn't seem to do it these days really.
Have not been to the IoM, but have a mate there who has an open invite - too busy.
No speed limit is no magnet, especially with several hundred idiots who are not used to it. No limit is effectively the situation in the areas I ride, especially in DE. Once out of villages I am riding as fast as I free safe, no coppers or cameras for miles.
I used to club race up until 3 years ago, addictive as hell, but track days are not bad if well organised, give it a go. You need an ACU license to race in UK, but I'm pretty sure nothing is needed for a track day - easy to check.
 
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