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Offline Locomotiveman

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Isle of Man. Anyone?
« on: November 30, 2016, 01:59:51 am »
Isle of Man Race is on my 'Bucket List'. Anyone been to it? Locomotiveman
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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 11:21:40 pm »
On mine as well.

Wanted to go in 2006, but couldn't make the dates.

Went to The Goodwood Festival of Speed instead as well as some other motorhead activity in Southern England.

Had a blast.

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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 01:42:43 pm »
I'd love to go someday too.  definitely a bucket list item.
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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 04:04:00 am »
I have watched many minutes of video.  Absolutely crazy stuff.  would love to see it in person......from a safe distance.  I am sure if they party like they drive, it would be one hell of a night life.


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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 08:04:02 pm »
worked with an electrical engineer for may years who came from there, his parents lived on the Isle, and every year he asked me if I wanted to go stay there at his parents house, for the race... he wasn't into bikes, he just wanted to hook me up as a pal...
His parents seemed extremely cool, and they sincerely welcomed me to come over when we all spoke on a conference call in 2007 ( of what I could understand... man, I needed subtitles to understand them... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: )
it killed me to not go, as every year it seemed like my workload, or money, refused to co operate..

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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 08:38:36 pm »
Hi,
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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 09:12:06 pm »
No doubt a bucket list trip for me as well.  :beerchug:


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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 11:34:27 pm »
We went there last summer from Dublin. Rented bikes and were led around the Mountain Course by a great tour guide. Highly  recommended!

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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 12:28:46 am »
Will it be on TV here. If so what channel?

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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 02:07:31 am »
It's usually 'highlighted' over a few nights on the Velocity channel.
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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 10:03:32 am »
I went in the 80's. Awesome watching the bikes flash past, but ya see more on TV. Parties are epic but be warned it is ****ING expensive in just about all areas. In '84 I spent nearly 600ukp in one week including travel, lodging, food and beer.
In today's money yer looking at $1500 plus flights for one week.
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Re: Isle of Man. Anyone?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2017, 10:57:40 pm »
I went to the 2013 TT races for two weeks. Did a home stay right on the course and it was an amazing experience. I also went back in 2014 to the MGP in the fall and stayed with the same family.

Here is a link to a post I did at the time.
http://forum.cog-online.org/racing/iom-tt/msg425960/#msg425960

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