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Getting his knee down at the Creg

Getting his knee down at the Creg

Just got back after watching the Senior TT race from Cronk y Voddy. Such a close race until the last lap when Cameron Donald on the Relentless Suzuki had a problem and it opened the race up for John McGuinness to equal Mike Hailwoods 14 TT wins. Well done John.

Such a fantastic week of high speed racing on the Isle of Man, loved every minute of it and the weather and atmosphere has been fantastic.

Oh well back to work and the quiet life now, bring on May/June 2009! Sad its over for another year!

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I have been counting the days down from last years superb centenary event and now its here. I couldn’t make the first practice session on Saturday but I will be heading out this evening to sample a few laps.

You cant’ beat it, the atmosphere, the fans and the best racing in what is one of the greatest challenges to mankind!

Sod the killjoys who want it banned, why not wrap us all up in cotton wool from the day we are born! Don’t even get me started on all the statistics!

Its probably the same loons that want to put Fluoride in our water!

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I have just been told that the Isle of Man Steam Packet has a blog called A Word with Woodward, who is the new Chief Executive. But the funniest thing about it is you cant leave a comment ha ha ha. Probably cause there isnt enough server space to cope with them all!

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I have to be honest and say that most of my posts recently have been pretty negative about the Isle of Man. Its true to say though that we do get ripped off and we do get crap service as a rule, but there is a but and its a big but!

The Isle of Man really is the gem in the Irish Sea and at the moment its TT and is absolutely buzzing! There are thousands here lapping up the atmosphere. I went to the practices on Tuesday evening and this evening and boy were thay fast! There is no where in the world you can be so close to such high speed racing its just awesome and its great to see all the fans enjoying the beautiful island and great action on the famous TT mountain circuit. I am really looking forward to the week of racing beginning on Saturday – cant wait to get my spot on the hedge, a few beers and the bbq going later with some great manx produce like Loghtan lamb sausages or a nice bit of rump steak!

Not forgetting some amazing high speed action from TT 2007.

If you haven’t witnessed it yet your missing out!

Here’s to a great, safe TT 2007!

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I have to say I am a big fan of the TT races.

This year is the 100th year of the TT and it proves to be a great one! The racing programme is packed full of great riders and their seems to have been an extra effort this year by organisers and locals. All being well, Steampacket included there is an anticipated fifty to sixty thousand people coming over for this years festival. Lets pray for the same weather as last year when the Isle of Man baked in sun for two whole weeks. TT 2007 has all the ingredients to be the busiest and best ever with a packed programme over two full week for fans and locals, ranging from the Peel Bay Festival featuring The Who, Madness, Mcfly, Ronan Keating and The Bootleg Beatles to name but a few as well as action around the island from The Purple Helmets, The Red Arrows not forgetting of course great entertainment at the famous Bushy’s Beer Tent, the centre for all the after racing fun and goings on!

Fingers crossed for a safe, sunny, action packed TT 2007 festival.

TT 2007 its here!

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