Archives for: "August 2015"

Last practice - fastest times

August 29th, 2015
Today is Saturday, and the start of the the races - the first event this afternoon is the Classic 500 race.  However, my class (Formula One) had a last practice session this morning.  After last night's breakdown, we were all up early to diagnose the… more »

A good run, with an annoying ending

August 28th, 2015
After last night's practice session, with three laps in the bag, and the bike working pretty well, we were all in good spirits today.  And there wasn't much work to do, either.  So little, in fact, that I actually washed the bike, mostly to get the… more »

Practice finally starts properly

August 27th, 2015
After two cancelled and two curtailed sessions, everyone in the paddock is feeling frustrated, including us.   But the weather forecast is good for the next few days, so perhaps things will come good.  The organisers re-jigged the practice schedule, so… more »

Classic TT: Manx weather strikes again

August 26th, 2015
After no practice for anyone last night, the whole paddock had less than normal to do, including us.  But we had arranged to run the bike on Slick Bass's dyno first thing, so I was up at 7 and making bacon sandwiches for Alex and Simon shortly… more »

Classic TT: A good day's preparation, but rain stops practice

August 25th, 2015
After last night's positive practice session, we only had a small list of things to do today.  Primary amongst these was to work out why the cooling system was expelling fluid, but we also wanted to change the gearing, and make a couple of small… more »

Classic TT First Practice: curtailed, but all positive

August 24th, 2015
Now *that's* why I'm here!!!   But for a while it looked like we might not get out to practice this evening. Alex, Simon and I spent two full days working on the bike, despite thinking we were "ready to roll" on Saturday.  On Sunday, when we came to fit… more »

Classic TT - arrival and set up

August 23rd, 2015
I'm writing this after what should have been the first night of practice for the Classic TT / Manx Grand Prix.    But no-one practiced last night, of which more later. Racing on the TT Mountain Circuit requires a lot of preparation and planning, which… more »