- TT 2014. Here goes!
Turned up at Brands Indy for a trackday with a mate once upon a time, on arrival at circuit I noticed his rear spindle nut wasn’t there. He’s not known for his mechanical skills and has no concept how long ago he’d checked it… We’d done about 80 miles that day to get to Brands.Posted 3 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
My only trip to the TT was in 1992. 🙂
Four of us, me on the back of my mate Ged’s Marlboro LC.
Ged’s a nice bloke, good rider, but a bit numb.
Ran out of petrol on the motorway to Liverpool.
Saved by an elderly chap who’d managed to ride there from Austria without any problems.
We’d come from Manchester.
Get off ferry, breakfast, tents up, out for a lap.
Get to Ramsey and Ged’s Hislop fantasy kicks in.
Bike felt a bit off over the mountain, back end all over the place but I was too busy laughing hysterically to pay much attention.
Back to the garage opposite the grandstand we find 10psi in the back tyre.Posted 3 years ago
Gotta love Guy! Total legend
I thought he came across as a bit of a tool there. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s an amazing rider, and it’s good to have “characters” in any sport, but I can’t help feeling he’s turning into a Guy Martin caricature and that everything is stage managed.
Connor and Michael looked pretty pissed off at him turning up late and trying to turn the winner’s press conference into a comedy publicity stunt, and I would be too. It was rather disrespectful to the winner and the race orgnisers.
I know he’s had beef with the organisers in the past, but he’s dropped a long way in my estimation after that little charade.
I was at the TT the weekend before last and watched the superstocks on Monday at Creg Ny Baa. Rather sobering when a rider doesn’t come round for his fourth lap. But I guess they wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t dangerous. RIP lads.Posted 3 years agojota180Member
He didn’t turn up for a book signing in Douglas earlier in the week either, said he forgot. There were an awful lot of kids waiting to get a signature and photo that never happened.
Some of his pre-race comments were bizarre, one day he started the interview with “The revolution will not Be televised” then went onto to muse about riding his Superbike in the Superstock race as he’ll only get a 2 minute penalty for a technical infringement.
Comment of the week for me went to John McGuinness following Mark Higgins’ 116mph record car lap in the Subaru.Posted 3 years ago
Mark Higgins said “116mph is a pretty good lap” McGuiness said, “I went faster than that on just a battery”
The Subaru stayed pretty much in a straight line down Bray hill this year.
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