Archives for: "August 2016"

That's Racing...Take 2

August 31st, 2016
I'm writing this sat at home in England, after another couple of full days. Sunday 28th Aug After the big crash and its aftermath in the Classic Lightweight race on Saturday, the Classic Superbike race was going to be all about getting a safe finish.… more »

That's Racing...

August 28th, 2016
We've had a busy couple of days, so this update covers Friday of practice week and the first race on Saturday. Friday 26th Aug After Thursday evening's curtailed practice, we were hoping to get at least a couple of more laps in tonight - so far, we'd… more »

Good news and bad news

August 26th, 2016
Today we had some good and bad outcomes, but as is my style, I'm focussing on the good. First of the day's jobs was to fix the problem that caused the ZXR to stop at Cronk-y-voddy.  The cause of this was ultimately that the right-hand switch gear (which… more »

An eventful evening

August 25th, 2016
Well...that was the TT encapsulated in a few hours.   But first the pre-amble. [This is being written on Thursday morning, about Wednesday] Regular readers will know that the TZ250 expired on the Mountain on Tuesday evening, and I'd taken it to Manx… more »

First laps on the ZXR750

August 24th, 2016
Ah, now that's better... The day dawned very wet, but the forecast was for it to dry out, so it looked like this evening's practice would go ahead.  While the TZ hadn't got a run last night, the ZXR had a problem to fix - why did it stop in Ramsey?  The… more »

Arrival and first (unhappy) practice

August 23rd, 2016
We've been on the Isle of Man for a few days now, but have been a) very busy and b) suffered from poor internet connectivity, so this is my first post since we arrived. Apologies to regular readers waiting for an update. Arrival and Set Up Upon arrival… more »

Happiness is a complete to-do list

August 16th, 2016
It feels like the calm before the storm.  In a couple of days time I leave for the Isle of Man for the Classic TT, where I'll be in two races: Classic Lightweight, for thoroughbred 250GP bikes Classic Superbike, for production based superbikes from the… more »