Discussion in 'Club News' started by fubar andy, Jan 4, 2014.
Wonky horizon upset my OCD
We'll hold you to that.
I may even convince my wife to come next time; not for all the driving, but for the other activities... drop her in Laxley and she can catch the tram to the summit whilst I drive the mountain and meet her at the bungalow?
Could do the same with my bird she loves cars but I don't think she could cope with 150 mph lol
When the road wasn't closed we were much more chilled finding a steady flow between 60 and 100mph. It reminded me of how driving used to be on the mainland where you could enjoy a road within the limits of the weather/car/other users without ridiculous 40mph speed limits designed so bad drivers on their mobile phones don't have to think when cornering.
On the IoM you didn't have to watch your speed at all times, you just watched the road and the speed took care of itself. If you were in an unrestricted back lane but a woman was walking her dogs you still slowed to 20mph out of courtesy when passing.
Really glad to hear you guys enjoyed your trip over. Sorry I couldn't have been around to join you's for more of it. Was quite the hectic weekend for us. Prepping and painting the stock car on the thursday and friday. Shame you missed Rhys out racing in the first event.
It was all going so well, the old 300E 24V was on top form at the start of the first race. Third year in a row and car was still a flyer.
Unfortunately we were double crossed by a team mate and Rhys ended up Fenced by another E class and a big old 728 BMW.
60mph into a wall then another 2 fat german saloons into the back of you at the same speed is not the best for a 23 year old chassis LOL. Moved the whole rear subframe half a foot into the car, caved the boot into the rear seats, almost ripped the front bottom arm off along with the chassis points, inner and outer wing.
So we had alot to do that sunday afternoon, night, then monday and tuesday night. Thus my such late response.
Back on topic. It was a great day on saturday, even if only a short day for us out with you lot in the Pulsar we really enjoyed it. Was great to meet like minded enthusiasts and such friendly guys. Good to see some more of these great machines in the flesh and on the roads over here. Plus nice to finally put some faces to the forum names. Looking forward to the next time you's decide to come over. Maybe within TT fortnight to enjoy the unrestricted one way mountain course.
Here's that Yamaha R1 go past us before trying to get past Andy on the way back:
great pictures and videos cheers for sharing them
Immense video Andy!!!! Nice choice of music and editing
I need to get an HD camera.
Great video mate, Makes me think it must be a bit annoying for the locals to have all these cars flying about and you really need to watch out for those bloody bikes.
I got the impression that the locals are used to it. - For example; I was behind a small lorry (carrying groceries I think) on the mountain, and they made a point of pulling left and letting me know it was safe to go past them when the road ahead was clear.
I'm sure Jim said he got passed by a lady who was clearly taking her children somewhere; I can only assume she was a local making full use of the unrestricted roads.
(Kieran, correct me if I'm wrong.)
The motorcyclists are a different matter. Some of them seem to think they own the entire road and it's a real struggle to get past them; obviously the big bikes can pull away on the straights, but I got stuck behind one bike that I was easily out-pacing who was frequently on the wrong side of the road whenever there was space for me to get past. - I think some of them are so busy pretending to be TT legends that they don't look in their mirrors.
There are plenty of bikers who do use their mirrors and were able to overtake me safely (i.e. not at 170mph into a blind corner).
I'm hoping if you do it again I can come next time, Looks like you had a great time.
By the way the video camera quality was really good.
For what it's worth, here's my clip of the drive from the road closure back to Creg-ny-Baa. - Not HD footage like Andy, and not the fastest run (I got more confident as they day went on, so braked less and accelerated more):
(Combined because I've stitched three clips together to make one.)
Oh I'll deffo be organising another trip to the isle of man next year
Just make sure your car is ready for next year!
I notice your signature changed. - Sounds like the worse suspicions came true.
Andy, how have you stripped a quaife 5th?
I don't know!
Engaged 5th and instantly a whizzing/whirring sound happened. The gear still engages, but let the clutch out and nothing happens, there is just a quiet ticking/catching sound when it's out of gear and the engine is idling!
I have it on video, so I'll upload it later.
Might have a chat with you on the phone if you are free later tonight?
George - the inspection happens next week, but it's looking likely that it needs rebuilding!
More likely moved on the shaft? Do the gtir boxes suffer from the 5th gear 'pop-out' the the fwd boxes do?
Whatever it is, it's more bloody money being spent on fixing it.
If it has moved then the gear might still be intact?
I'm really starting to loose the will to live with his car now! :sad:
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