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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Isle of Man TT 2008

We should plan a trip to go and see this. I have a good buddy that lives rite outside of Manchester. We can stay with him and he also knows "Blokes" on the Island. I would love to go watch this race, get shitfaced hammered in Europe and have a good time. The races are the first week of June every year. If we book tickets within the next couple months we can go round trip for under a grand. Then we can ruff it, camp and be bums the entire time we are there. You know? Sleep outside, camp, live like bums, beg for food and save all our money for beer. Who's game?

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will see what happens in the next six months or so but i want to do this and i know cerk does too
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Manchester!! Awesome, I'll wear Moz shirts the whole time. I'd love to go, its on my "do before I die" list.

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I've been planning to watch the race since 2003.
I am IN and I'll find my own way there so I'll just meet you up there

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What got me going was this months issue of Motorcyclist. There is a full article about the history of the TT and then a full write up about the 2007 TT. The Isle of Man TT is an awesome peice of motorcycle racing history. If we can get a group of people to commit before the 1st of the year my friend Mark owns a house in Manchester. He is living and working the US but has a lot of ties throughout that area. It's about a 45 minute drive from his house to get on the Ferry that goes to the island. I just don't know if I can afford it at this point in time. Internet talk is internet talk ya know....

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talk is talk. honestly I've been meaning to do it, how much longer do you think they'll continue to run the TT? I think it's been on borrowed time for the last 10 years and fear it will be gone within the next 10.

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I'm thinking I can do the trip for under 1500 bucks total. Thats with an air plane ticket, food, and beer. We will have a free place to stay according to my friend. That mite involve sleeping on the floor in different peoples houses but he assured a hot shower and a warm, dry place to sleep every night.

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I want to go, $1500 doesn't sound bad either.

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I want to go, $1500 doesn't sound bad either.
Thats bumming it though man. No fancy hotels or high class dinners. If I go I'm back packing it and rationing my food. The only thing I'll splurge on is good beer at the bar.

It's the first weekend of June. I'm pretty sure thats when the big boys race. They practice and do other races the entire week before. It's the same weekend as the AMA superbike races at Road America. I'm think take Wednesday thru friday off before the weekend of the races. Flyout Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Then fly back the following Monday and be back at work the next Tuesday. So that is taking a total of 4 vacation days which isn't too bad.

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if we got houseing im in. i dont drink much beer so it should be a fairly cheap trip. i'll get there on my own as well.
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If it wasn't for the fact I'll be still in the desert I'd be in like flint... Specially considering I can get a free flight on military plane to UK and back...
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Ohh man, was talking to a Co worker at work about going, we figured it out we would need like 4 grand a piece to do it right. That is hotel food air and a bike rental want to go do the mad Sunday ride, This is the greatest race out there, though I would be game to ruffing it! have relatives in France that we could stay at then drive up there.
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have relatives in France that we could stay at then drive up there.

I don't think you can.
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I know there is a train that goes from Europe to england, then from there not sure what, also isn't there a ferry that goes there.
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I read that article too. I'm about as low maintenace as they come so this all sounds good to me.

Grasshopper, are you the guy with the flag tatoo on your arm and the pony tail?

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I would be Veryyyyyyyyyy interested in doing this also

This is gonna hurt!
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Count me in, I know that I can get there I just have to renew my passport.

Just looked into tickets not sure if this link will work but we could get from chicago to Dublin Ireland for 686 dollars
http://travel.travelocity.com/flight...04173987142007

That would get us close or we could fly straight to ilse of mann for about 1400

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Grasshopper, are you the guy with the flag tatoo on your arm and the pony tail?

Yep. That's him. Here's a pic.
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