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Isle man tt 2011 with bangr

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by Bangr, May 23, 2011.

  1. Hi all

    Been a while since I have been on , has also been a while since my last motorbike trip , so this one had to be the mother of them all .

    I sit at the Melbourne airport , set to go ,the isle of man , the mother of all races . Were the Pilots have rotors that an elephant would be proud of .

    Melbourne to KL , KL to London and then a night in London before the short trip to the Isle , strange for me , a isle with no bridge .

    Have sorted a scooter for my transport , and have also sorted a bike for Mad Sunday .

    I am very lucky to have sorted a media pass for not only the TT but also for the pre and post events . So lots of good photos we hope .

    I will be sending most of my stuff to Rapid as they have commissioned me for this event , so keep an eye out for then . I am also doing photos for Cameron Donald , this for me is the biggest honor. , to call a Pilot of this level a mate , but to also get over to the TT and be able to do photos , this is what I have only dreamed of . So people dreams really do come true hey .

    More on the trip while I am flying ,keep an eye on this and will Get some info up as I go , also lots of photos once I get settled .



    Bren
     
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  2. Good work, Bren. Lucky bastard! Keep us up to date.
     
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  3. sigh, some guys get the good gigs, the rest of us get to watch :LOL:
     
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  4. You lucky bugga! totally gealous!
     
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  5. Bangr! Long time bro. Make sure you pepper facebook and NR with pics and stories.

    Lucky prick!
     
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  6. Have fun Bren!
     
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  7. Hey Bren!

    Nice gig, bastard!!!

    Have a blast, can't wait to see pics.
     
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  8. So

    A few hassles getting here and a few more once i was here , but all settled in a great little place in the centre of Douglas , 5 minutes walk into the main st and 5 minutes walk to the tt course , could not be better .

    Spent half the day just walking around , ahving a look and talking to locals , get some photos and a few more words up tmrw , time for a sleep .

    One thing I can tell you is the people over here are great and the top TT riders are like gods over here . A great deal of support for our own Cam Donald , which is great .
     
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  9. ..you lucky so and so!!... would love to go someday. Youtube and the TV just don't cut it!!...[-(
     
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  10. I've never met anyone who works as hard as Bangr or has his passion for bikes and racing. A well deserved trip and I can't wait for the reports and photo's.
     
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  11. All checked in and done! When a man makes his own luck then he is a lucky man indeed. Enjoy and looking forward to the adventure updates. X
     
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  12. hi all

    sorry it has been a while , have had a few days getting around and finding my feet .

    Photo's will come soon , but it may be easier to have a look on FB , it will save me putting them up twice , also worth a look on the Rapid FB page as they are the ones who Commissioned me so they will be getting the best of the photos .

    Some you will have to wait until print time of there magazine .

    So what can I tell you , i have spent the past few days out shooting at the Pre TT classic road racing , this is on roads just near the airport . Have some good fun and got some good photos . The weather is the big hurdle here , it is not only cold , but overcast most of the time . There is photos of that on my FB page .

    So the Real reason I am here , the TT . Let me start buy saying this (if able to ) will not be my last time , even before the racing has started the feel in the town and about the Isle is one I have never seen in a lead up to a race . The Pilots are gods , the passion the people show when talking about them , from our own Cam Donald to the likes of Guy Martin , and even there own local riders . The support they show is unbelievable .

    So a few tips I have been Given , At the top of the Mountain , if you get lost the locals (manx) will not really be able to help , all you will get from them is a nod and a "heeey " . The Local sheep are something to keep an eye out for , yes the SHEEP , I have been told they are the most unfriendly thing on the Isle and will take you out given the chance . Could make for a interesting day or two on the top of the mountain.

    I have done two laps of the course ( on my 100cc honda scooter ) I can only say that if I did not think these guys were legends before , I sure as hell do now .

    I can not describe what it would be like to ride this place at the speed these guys do , and to try and describe it to you in words does it no justice , all I can say is at least once in your life , if there is anything you must see , this is it . I kid you not . I am never and I mean never going to forget what this place is like and that Racers race on it .

    Today i helped Cam and his team set up some of the Garage area , then spent the day out taking a few snaps before it becomes a closed of race track. I headed out to a place that I thought would be a good start for taking photos , Ballaugh Bridge thats a good spot to start I thought , So of I went , got there , sat , had a look around and thought I would have a chat to a few people there , just happens to be the people who own the house second one back from the jump , "come take photos from or balcony if you wish , the old man who owns the house in front of us goes away for the event , so I can not tell you its ok to go in there , but if his car is not there ever is he " . Some times it pays to ask hey , so fingers crossed tmrws first practice and I will have a prime spot . Found a nice little pole to mount the HD Go Pro to so i can video the bikes getting air of the bridge .

    So of I go back to the pitt area ( 14 mile ride) , thinking things are not going to get much better than that . Had a little more of a look around the Paddock , got a few more shoots , just about to head of , got chatting to a person in the paddock , 5 minutes later I am talking to the Clerk of the course about getting a tour of the control tower during one of the practice seasons , I could go home tmrw and be a happy man let me tell you . So Tue arvo practice I guess I will be hanging out in control tower for a while .

    I have to say that every one over here , from the guy at the local Honda dealership to the security guard on the gate , every one is so helpful , just nice people .

    So first practice tmrw evening , will try and get a post up after it has finished .

    For know thats about it , just one little thing , start booking people , you will never be sorry you made the trip for this . 2012 yes please .
     
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  13. Sounds awesome so far bangr. I'll be coming over for the last 3 days of racing 8,9,10th of June and i'm absolutely pumped for it. I'm a massive Cam Donald fan and im making it a mission to meet the man and maybe get a signature.
     
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  15. Im jelous, hows the weather over there?
     
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  16. Thanks Bangr!
     
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  17. Thanks for the TT updates mate, and it's good to have you back in the country.
     
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