Archives for: "August 2018"

Not With A Bang But A Whimper

August 28th, 2018
After the high of the finish (a finish!) on the TZ in the Classic Lightweight race on Saturday, the team went out and celebrated that night, and consequently Sunday started fairly subdued. And the weather was filthy - very wet and very windy. In better… more »

2018 Classic TT Lightweight Race

August 26th, 2018
2018 Classic TT Lightweight Race Today was race day! But first, we needed to change pistons (see yesterday's post). I woke at 6am, and got straight up and started. I had hoped the job would take a couple of hours, but it was fair bit longer than that,… more »

Now that's what practice is meant to be like

August 26th, 2018
[written two days after it happened - apologies for the delay, and anything I might have forgotten] There was an additional practice session scheduled for this afternoon, but once again the Manx weather laughed in our faces, and very heavy showers… more »

And finally...

August 24th, 2018
...we get out on track! After losing practice on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we were running into extra time. The Manx Motorcycle Club (the organising club) had secured the option to close the roads for practice sessions on Thursday and Friday… more »

From tragedy to farce

August 23rd, 2018
This is getting ridiculous... At the third time of trying to run a practice session this week, the weather was finally perfect.  But, an hour before the roads closed, there was a serious accident, apparently a head-on collision between two motorcycles,… more »

All dressed up, and nowhere to go

August 22nd, 2018
tl;dr: The weather didn't read its own forecast, and the cloud stayed down and practice was cancelled again Full version After practice was cancelled on Monday, there was little to do for Tuesday.  Activity was limited to ensuring the bikes were full of… more »

Fog stops play

August 20th, 2018
Very short update tonight - the mist and fog was down all day, and it was pretty obvious no one was going to be riding race bikes around the TT Course this evening.  And so it turned out, with the practice seession being cancelled before anyone even had… more »

Nearly full still isn't full

August 19th, 2018
First evening practice - Classic TT 2018 Yesterday evening was one of those practice sessions that can only happen on the Isle of Man.   But before we get to that, I need to tell the story so far.  Normally I write a separate blog post about my Classic… more »