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  • Offline Jono49

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    Real road Racing
    on: Nov 18, 2017, 08.30 am
    Nov 18, 2017, 08.30 am
    There's some great rideout reports on here, foriegn and domestic! I personally managed to cram 10,000 miles in last year, but very few decent ridouts, I managed to get up as far as Applecross and Skye on bank hol weekend in May, then headed to Ireland for the Armoy road races at the end of July and really enjoyed my second visit to ireland for the real road racing in as many years, I have well and truly got the bug now, and am planning to take in more than one next year!
    This years Armoy races was noted for the wet weather and you have to expect rain when you come to Ireland just as you would expect the best Guiness  :031: I have noted another post on this section where someone attended the North West in recent years! A venue of this size wasn't on the agenda for my mate and myself when we decided to get into this road racing malarky, we aimed at smaller events and have not been dissapointed so far  :037:
    I have a lot of admiration for the dogged determination of the competitors/Teams, and all the people who make these events happen, the paddock for the Armoy is a field, and due to the rain this year it turned into a quagmire, and the teams had to put shrinkwrap on the tyres to get the bikes down to the grid with clean tyres, but if your name is Michael Dunlop your bikes are in a cowshed  :018: (Local Lad)
    If you have ever wondered about doing something like this you wont be dissapointed, it's a very friendly scene, never a shortage of action, and can be extended into a touring holiday as well  :305:
    Next years fixtures are starting to be announced, and it pay's dividends to book Ferries (look for discount codes) and accomodation early in the year, to save money, and dissapointment nearer the time.....
    http://roadracingnews.co.uk/events/


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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2017, 09.24 am
    Nov 18, 2017, 09.24 am
    We missed Armoy when a group from our village went a few years ago. They are planning another group trip next year, so will definitely be joining them for that. So far 5 bikes, 3 with pillion. Should be a great week!

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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #2 on: Nov 18, 2017, 03.48 pm
    Nov 18, 2017, 03.48 pm
     :460: Keep promising myself I'm gonna got get across and see some live road racing, just have to make the time and get it arranged. Great entertainment and good atmosphere I bet.

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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2017, 05.14 pm
    Nov 18, 2017, 05.14 pm
    Be nice to get out on the bike more often, though it was a goods ride last sunday.
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    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2017, 10.39 pm
    Nov 18, 2017, 10.39 pm
    some pics
    Last Edit: Nov 18, 2017, 10.41 pm by Jono49

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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #5 on: Nov 18, 2017, 10.45 pm
    Nov 18, 2017, 10.45 pm
    A few more........

    In Order...

    Church bends
    Malin head
    The Virtues of Guiness
    The rope bridge at Giants causway
    Ballintoy Harbour
    Last Edit: Nov 18, 2017, 10.57 pm by Jono49

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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #6 on: Nov 20, 2017, 12.03 pm
    Nov 20, 2017, 12.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jono49 [+]
    A few more........

    In Order...

    Church bends
    Malin head
    The Virtues of Guiness
    The rope bridge at Giants causway
    Ballintoy Harbour

    Jono - it's spelt GUINNESS - knob!

    LOL

    Dont forget Bushmills Distillery

    Cheers !!
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    Re: Real road Racing
    Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2017, 02.23 pm
    Nov 20, 2017, 02.23 pm
    See my post on the trip to the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man in July next year, if you enjoy road racing.....
    Just love my HONDA Crosstourer dct, and my manual TDM900.

     



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