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Old 07-29-2018, 03:39 PM   #201
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Very nice
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:07 PM   #202
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Spring has sprung and a geezer's fancy turns to thoughts of roads racing. Or making meat helmets.

Regardless, here's some great news. One of the all time greats Bruce Anstey has battled back from cancer and got back on the track today



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZqzzQbbmIw
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:52 PM   #203
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:50 PM   #204
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I was a bit slow to see this post but it's great news.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:14 AM   #205
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TT time is coming. But before that there's the Northwest 200. US rider Patricia Fernandez, who Allan P and I got to meet last year, is going to be riding her first Northwest 200 and BBC interviewed her:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/north...eland/48283375

In the paddock at last year's Ulster GP

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:51 AM   #206
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Love that picture!
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:39 PM   #207
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I love that picture too and wish there were more American's and more women riders like Patricia in the sport.

The NW200 is a cool race. Looking at it on a map the course seems a bit bland, but its bumpy, very fast and having a good drafting strategy is vital. The final dash from Metropole to the finish line is hilly, fast, blind and slippery, and it takes real guts to make a winning pass. Wish I was there
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Some cable channel, NBC Sports maybe, used to carry the NW200 on a delay, but I haven't found it in the upcoming listings yet. Maybe it will show up.
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Some cable channel, NBC Sports maybe, used to carry the NW200 on a delay, but I haven't found it in the upcoming listings yet. Maybe it will show up.
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) had a repackaged/delayed series of UK road races called "Real Road Racing" for a couple years that included the NW200. Unfortunately even with DirecTV (which I no longer have) it would rarely record properly because for some reason it would show up with different titles from week to week. Some of them came up as "Bicycle racing". If you have CBSSN you might want to look through the listings. But they were delayed months.

With the NW200 BBC Northern Ireland does live coverage some days, and I've been able to stream it live online for free. Can't recall if I had to use my VPN or not. And, of course, time difference, but if you're up early worth a shot: https://www.northwest200.org/nw200-r...ing-listening/

The BBC packaged highlight shows will be on in UK 17th-26th, I'll often just snag a torrent of those after the fact.
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Thanks! I remember I previously found them by accident, because the weren't labeled correctly in the guide.
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GotFZ1 and I sat in the stands with Horst Saiger's family and team at the NW200 a couple of years ago. We never actually spoke with Horst but it was great to see the involvement of his family and frends and since then its been fun following his progress. I'll be following him at the NW200 this year too, and even got myself a Twitter account to do it

GotFZ1 and I wanted to find a way of staying closer to real roads racing and as an experiment, I've been coordinating a small sponsorship for a rider in this years IOMTT. The rider is called Sam Johnson who will compete in both Supersport races with #63. Sam has a solid racing background including successes in the Irish Nationals but is a relative newcomer to the TT. He did actually enter the TT last year but equipment failures reduced him to only 5-practice laps and DNF's in both of the Supersport races he entered.

He has a whole new team and new equipment this year, but just like all of the other privateers, money is really tight. The TT is very expensive and as one example of this, Sam will get through 5-6 sets of tires for the event.

Finishing in midfield would be a huge accomplishment given his lack of experience but I think he would settle for an actual finish. The cash support was raised from members of a track organization here in the US called the Texas Motorcycle Academy and Sam will have one of their logo's on his bike. This will be a learning experience for me but it's already becoming apparent that help in the US other than with cash could also be very valuable. I leave for the Isle of Man tomorrow and will let you know how it goes.

Here's a picture of Sam at the Armoy races in Northern Ireland last year.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:11 AM   #212
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Live streaming of the Northwest 200

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Doesn't sound good. I'm not there but racing in weather that bad is risky.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:00 AM   #214
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The folks at start/finish say they can see Donegal now, time to go racing
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:37 AM   #215
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Jonny Rea is there... wonder if Bautista's seat is better? ;)

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Old 05-19-2019, 04:18 AM   #216
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No win for the We Wizard this year but good wins for Lee Johnson in Supersport and Jeremy McWilliams in Supertwins.
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