Archives for: "May 2013"

Practice week finally starts...on Thursday

May 31st, 2013
After 3 nights of bad weather, with only a couple of damp laps recorded (with no times), the weather finally looked like it was going to play ball today.  We bought some new loctite (see yesterday's post), and made sure that the gear-linkage was going t… more »

Manannan's Cloak

May 30th, 2013
In Manx fokelore, Manannan is the sea deity of the Irish Sea, who wraps the Isle of Man in mist and fog to protect it from trouble. Clearly Manannan is a bit worried at the moment, because the cloaking has been a bit excessive, even by Manx standards.… more »

Mojo found down back of sofa

May 27th, 2013
After Saturday evening's practice, part of me was wondering if I'd just made a dreadful mistake, and that I really shouldn't be here.  If I couldn't enjoy riding a 90bhp 650 twin, how was I going to enjoy a 190bhp 1000cc four.  Well, I answered that que… more »

Being There

May 26th, 2013
Here I am, in the Isle of Man, competing in the 2013 TT. This is the realisation of a near 3o year ambition.   Seeing my name in the program is a slightly surreal experience: We arrived on Friday evening, so with first practice on Saturday there was… more »


May 18th, 2013
A couple of days ago I wheeled the Superstock ZX10R out of the garage to take some photos, and mentally declared it as 'finished'.  And, it looks pretty good - the photos are here While I was admiring it, it ocurred to me that I should probably fire it… more »

Last meeting before the TT

May 7th, 2013
Because the last 2-day meeting at Jurby turned out to be a 1-day meeting due to bad weather, I needed to do one more race day this year to get my TT Mountain Licence.  This was all getting a bit tense, as the next Jurby meeting was on the last qualifyin… more »

Soon, my pretty, soon...

May 3rd, 2013
The Superstocker is nearly done, so I grabbed a few photos in the sun.  All that remains is to tidy up a couple of electrical cables, paint the number boards and numbers, and sticker it up.  Oh, and fit the 520 chain I've just ordered.       more »