Archives for: "May 2014"


May 31st, 2014
Day 9 : May 30th Today was a bit of a downer.... The programme was re-arranged for this evening, having lost the big bikes last night; now the first session was from 18:20 to 20:00, for big bikes only, excluding lightweights.  The ZX10R was still prep'd… more »

Two laps on the 650 under grey skies

May 29th, 2014
Day 8 : May 29th We were up early and over to Phil Wall in Ramsey to get the petrol tank on the ZX10R properly fixed (see yesterday's blog). While there we had a fantastic breakfast in the Court Cafe in Parliament Street :-) The rest of the day was… more »

Fixed just in time

May 28th, 2014
Day 7 : May 28th We didn't think we had much to do today.  Turned out we were wrong... The morning started as usual, with a bit of pottering around and planning the days activities. This evening's scheduled practice session excluded the Lightweights, so… more »

And finally...

May 27th, 2014
Day 6 - May 27th After last night's disappointment, we had to source a chain, which was easily done in the paddock.  The rear sprocket was also a bit damaged, so we swapped that too, although we didn't have the stock size of 39 tooth, so we fitted a 38.… more »

Chain stops play

May 26th, 2014
Day 4 - Sunday 25th May After Saturday's cancelled practice, and the resultant trip to the pub, we woke up slightly muzzy headed on Sunday morning.  But that soon faded, and we were back at work again.  Today's jobs included: Attend 'technical… more »

Rain stops play

May 24th, 2014
It's our third day on the Isle of Man, and so far things have been pretty Manx... Day 1 - Thursday 22nd May I met Simon and we took my car to Heysham.  The M6 was dull, which is about the best thing you can say about it.  We arrived at the port nicely… more »

Last short circuit meeting before TT 2014

May 13th, 2014
And so here we are, the last short circuit meeting before the TT.  Just 2 weeks before, in fact, so I and a number of other competitors were 'being careful' - a crash here could put paid to months of planning and work. I was also taking the opportunity… more »