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JimmieS13/05/2019 19:35:47
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Chris Evans 613/05/2019 19:57:40
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Thanks for the heads up JimmieS. I watched the Cookstown 100 last week, got to miss the North West this year. My wife is going "Home" to NI next week.

Bazyle13/05/2019 21:06:06
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To save others from wasting their time this is about mortorbike racing.

Please when posting a link provide some explanation of the content. And no, people reading a model engineering forum won't all know what the title is about.

Mike Poole13/05/2019 21:10:57
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It is one of the most famous road races in the world Bazyle.

Mike

Michael Gilligan13/05/2019 21:30:12
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Posted by Bazyle on 13/05/2019 21:06:06:

To save others from wasting their time this is about mortorbike racing.

Please when posting a link provide some explanation of the content. And no, people reading a model engineering forum won't all know what the title is about.

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Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

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https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=142293

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Neil Wyatt13/05/2019 21:41:46
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 13/05/2019 21:30:12:
Posted by Bazyle on 13/05/2019 21:06:06:

To save others from wasting their time this is about mortorbike racing.

Please when posting a link provide some explanation of the content. And no, people reading a model engineering forum won't all know what the title is about.

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Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

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https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=142293

MichaelG.

To be fair he did put an explanation in the original post.

I thought the Northwest 200 was like the Beatles, only with 50 times as many of them.

N.

Robert Atkinson 213/05/2019 22:11:48
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That brings back memories. 40 years ago I was a fairly newly licenced radio ham and a member of RAYNET covering the races providing communications for the Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance. I was at the last first aid post on Quarry Hill when Tom Herron crashed. 1979 was a bad year, three riders died. I left NI a couple of years later.

Robert G8RPI.

Michael Gilligan13/05/2019 23:13:44
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 13/05/2019 21:41:46:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 13/05/2019 21:30:12:
Posted by Bazyle on 13/05/2019 21:06:06:

To save others from wasting their time this is about mortorbike racing.

Please when posting a link provide some explanation of the content. And no, people reading a model engineering forum won't all know what the title is about.

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Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

**LINK**

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=142293

MichaelG.

To be fair he did put an explanation in the original post.

I thought the Northwest 200 was like the Beatles, only with 50 times as many of them.

N.

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To be fair ... Bazyle explicitly said:

"And no, people reading a model engineering forum won't all know what the title is about."

Personally: I don't know what "EDMES" means, and I don't know what the expression "will be running their track" means.

... I rest my case.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 13/05/2019 23:24:39

Chris Evans 614/05/2019 08:18:37
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Well I knew exactly what it refered to and many of us on this site are bike enthusiasts.

magpie14/05/2019 09:29:10
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Just the opposite to Chris, I had no idea what it was all about. I have managed to do 78 circuits of the sun without ever wanting to own a motorbike.

Martin W14/05/2019 09:45:41
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Magpie

I have never heard the expression 'circuits round the sun' but for me it puts a perspective to time that I hadn't thought of before. Thanks.

Perhaps I should get out more while I have a few circuits left wink 2 having run up a mere 75.

Cheers

Phil Stevenson14/05/2019 09:55:14
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Posted by Robert Atkinson 2 on 13/05/2019 22:11:48:

That brings back memories. 40 years ago I was a fairly newly licenced radio ham and a member of RAYNET covering the races providing communications for the Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance. I was at the last first aid post on Quarry Hill when Tom Herron crashed. 1979 was a bad year, three riders died. I left NI a couple of years later.

Robert G8RPI.

I grew up in Northern Ireland and followed bike racing closely throughout my youth like many others. Of course I had bikes and specialised in taking them apart then failing to put them together again; that was as close to engineering as I ever got and I still have many of my original tools. At 65 years old I have seen remarkably few dead bodies and have only ever seen one oerson get killed. Andy Manship (Yamaha?) came off right in front of us at the NW200 early seventies and hit a curb etc at some speed. A harrowing memory. If you don't get bikes and bike racing so be it, each to his own. I personally still find it one of the greatest visceral thrills imaginable (from the armchair in my case) as do many others. There is a film about the amazing Dunlop family which is inspiring, gut-wrenching, fascinating etc which explains how they couldn't resist facing the awful danger of racing. Closer to home, I believe bikes are a great source of interest to young people in making them wonder about engines and pick up a spanner.

Circlip14/05/2019 12:05:19
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... I rest my case.

MichaelG."

That'll be a first then.

Regards Ian.

not done it yet14/05/2019 14:18:53
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Posted by magpie on 14/05/2019 09:29:10:

Just the opposite to Chris, I had no idea what it was all about. I have managed to do 78 circuits of the sun without ever wanting to own a motorbike.

That is a fair distance - and at around 20km/s! People don’t really know we are moving at about 500mph all the time at UK latitudes, as well as much faster than a speeding bullet!

Mike Poole14/05/2019 18:17:35
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Posted by magpie on 14/05/2019 09:29:10:

Just the opposite to Chris, I had no idea what it was all about. I have managed to do 78 circuits of the sun without ever wanting to own a motorbike.

It’s probably a bit late in the day to find out but you may have missed out on a lot of fun and excitement, on the other hand you may have escaped an early death. I feel lucky to have done both.

Mike

JimmieS15/05/2019 21:40:18
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To those I have upset, apologies. To those I have excited, thanks. To the rest of the 'readers' enjoy what ever you have pleasure doing.

JimmieS15/05/2019 21:40:19
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To those I have upset, apologies. To those I have excited, thanks. To the rest of the 'readers' enjoy what ever you have pleasure doing.

Ian Johnson 115/05/2019 22:22:12
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I'm following the Northwest 200 via Isle of Man TT on Twitter, just found out that TT legend Michael Rutter will be riding a Honda RC213V-S GP replica in Saturdays Superbike race! should be fun on a road circuit! There is also the all new Ducati V4 Panigale and Norton too.

Thanks for the heads up. Racing is on Thursday and Saturday

Ian

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