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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from the Isle of Man!

I arrived yesterday, no good bike pics yet, today I'll be touring the island by bus to check out some good viewing spots for the races.

Here's a couple:
landing, view from my hotel in downtown Douglas(the capital)
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Dani, have a good time over there. It is a dream of mine that I plan on fullfilling next year this time. So be prepared to sit down with me so I can ask you numerous questions.

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Like the others said take alot of pics!!! Can't wait to here how it went when you get back.
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that's awesome! Post up your pics on flickr and let us know where to find em!

Have fun! See you at Indy?

PS: if you see Neil Hodgson, tell him Crash from Chicago says hi. He'll know . . . .
(he lives on the island...)
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wow. wow. wow. wow. wow.... have a blast out there, dani! and like others have said, take lots of pics!

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I posted some pics on FB yesterday, more to come. Besides the amazing bike doings, the island is fairy-tale beautiful. Everything is lush & green, no garbage, ugly billboards, it's like the Shire!

Nick, I'll have an excellent spectator guide for you, describing all the turns. We'll def sit down.
It's super easy to get around by bus & the electric & steam trains. And there's plenty of camping if you want to go that route, but it's cold here at night, 40's.

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I really want to take a few weeks off and go to Ireland and the Isle of Man. One of these years...
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Dani, once again you are my "HERO"! Enjoy your trip!

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Holy crap was gonna go this year but had no travel buddies!!!! That's Awesome! Take sexy racer boy pics!

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