Archives for: "August 2017"

That's racing - Take 2

August 30th, 2017
Yesterday was another day that, on the surface, should make one wonder why I bother with this game. The Classic Superbike race was scheduled for Monday 28th Aug, but the day dawned very foggy, and before the fog lifted the rain arrived. The Clerk of the… more »

Have we found the problem?

August 28th, 2017
After the retirement in the race, and then the drinking and the hangovers, on Sunday morning our attention turned to addressing the ongoing problem with fuel starvation at peak speed and revs on the ZXR750.  By luck I'd met Robbie Sylvester in the beer… more »

That's Racing

August 28th, 2017
The first race day of the Classic TT dawned bright and sunny. After being relatively relaxed all week, I definitely had race day nerves today, evidenced by multiple trips to the loo. I didn't blog about the last practice on Friday, so here's a quick… more »

Gremlins fixed...we hope

August 25th, 2017
I'm writing this just before the last evening of practice.   After the problems in yesterday's practice, we set to this morning.  The problem with the ZXR750 was found fairly quickly - one of the wires in the connector that powers the fuel pump had… more »

Gremlins raise their head

August 24th, 2017
I'm a bit behind with this blog, so a couple of quick updates coming up. After the great practice session on Tuesday night, when I got in two laps in each bike, something had to go wrong...and it did.  We'd had a brief electrical gremlin on the ZXR when… more »

Gremlins raise their head

August 24th, 2017
I'm a bit behind with this blog, so a couple of quick updates coming up. After the great practice session on Tuesday night, when I got in two laps in each bike, something had to go wrong...and it did.  We'd had a brief electrical gremlin on the ZXR when… more »

Second evening practice, and qualified already

August 23rd, 2017
Today was one of those days when the Manx weather can surprise you in a good way. We woke to find ourselves actually in the cloud - the fog was down to sea level.  The forecast said it would burn off, but only in time for more rain to arrive around 4pm.… more »

Yabba Dabba Doo - Reprise

August 21st, 2017
Quick follow-up to the post about the first night of practice - I was very pleased to be 18th fastest in the Classic Superbike class - results here.  And the bike is still fast too - 151mph through the Sulby speed trap, despite me not keeping it pinned… more »

Yabba Dabba Doo!

August 20th, 2017
Yesterday was one of those days that gives you the payback, and reminds you why you put all the effort and money into this in the first place. But before that, the story so far. We loaded the van on Wednesday, and headed off first thing Thursday… more »

It's quiet....too quiet

August 15th, 2017
It's two days before I go to the Isle of Man, and it feels like pretty much everything that needs to be done has been done.  I had a very long to-do list (actually, on www.trello.com, which I can't receommend highly enough for managing a set of tasks),… more »