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October 26th, 2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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UK force ride 2008

After letting everyone down for the IOM 2007 ride. I want to redeem myself! Is there any talk of a return in 2008? Surely I will have a bike for this one!!!
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October 26th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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RE: UK force ride 2008

do you think we'll let you come?!?!

i wish you'd kept this on the original thread but anyway here goes!

we are talking about going back during the manxgp and manx 2-day trial next august.

this is the e-mail i sent to ady who along with myself are prepared to work on it:

http://www.iommgp.com/2007/schedule.htm

ady this is this years manx gp. note that most race days the bikes finish going by at about 4pm. racing starts at 10am and the road itself is closed from 9.30am. not a problem for us as we could ride anywhere BUT you can only cross the course from out to in or vice versa down at quarterbridge on the outskirts of douglas.

MGP 2008 16 August - 29 August
these are the dates for 2008 and so the 16th is a saturday so therefore the 23rd is and 23/24 =thee weekend. 25th is a monday bank holiday and the first day of road racing. racing will be on the 25th, wed 27th and friday 29th.

http://www.gov.im/tourism/motorsport/bi ... _trial.xml
these are the dates of the manx 2-day trial. it's the biggest in the uk. they used to get 300+ riders there. the dates are 23/24 august so they are on on the weekend we are aiming at! you can follow a lot of this on enduro machines although richard said that they are stopping it nowadays. they use a lot of the byways we do plus skit across a field etc.

http://www.gov.im/tourism/motorsport/bike/vmcc.xml

the clunkies have ralliys all week. you'll be riding past a pub and there will be 20 sunbeams in tthe car park....it's an everyday sight.

http://www.gov.im/tourism/motorsport/bi ... lassic.xml
this finishes off the race week the dates being the 30/31 august.

there is also a mid week MX event usually along the castletown douglas road. that's about 6 miles from foxdale. this would be psycho overload methinks!

there is a sprint along ramsey front sometimes and also there may be an enduro. i'll keep checking.

so scouser, to redeem yourself, you have to collect anyone coming up from spain, portugal, greece, italy and give them a free lift plus accomodation!

i will be collecting anyone from germany and the benelux countries as i live 5 miles from the A14 aand 50 from harwich/65 - felixstowe!

ady and gruntenberg may be pressed into collecting all the scando's from hull.

we have it all covered!

ady has been to richard's 6 times and wants to be there again. because i think we'll get to 20+ i have visions of 6-7 going on the two day trail ride with richard and the other 14 either doing their own trail ride or going off to follow the 2DT. point is that as long as it is clear beforehand which 7 want the 2-day trail tour with richard then i think it'll be fine!

accomodation wise well there is another house near richard that can take 6 and richard can take 10. to be honest it doesn't worry me. we can sort it all out as we go!

once ady is happy, we have some figures (costs) then we can announce it.

i don't think one american would come over as the thread i started in march after the 2nd USA force ride was quickly dropped.... and that's a shame!

i've snet an e-mail to alex at DCR to say what we're trying to do. no reply yet.

so that's it really!

i personally would like to go out on the thu/fri and follow the 2DT for a day and then trail ride the other. trail ride to a spot on the TT course and watch the GP, move on to another view point and then another etc etc.

i prefer to follow a race though even if it is by radio so i would move at lunchtime between the 2 races. that's just my style.

it really is the most remarkable holiday....

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October 27th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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RE: UK force ride 2008

scouser!

you've gone all quiet on us!

read and weep ma friend!

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October 29th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #4
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RE: UK force ride 2008

Yes,
I am quiet due to the failure of my laptop...so my wife and daughters get 1st shout on this computer!

I like the idea of watching a few different events all packed into same couple of days. And get in a trail ride to join it all up! So I just need to get my bike running! And then beg for forgiveness and an invite!!!
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RE: UK force ride 2008

right. posting this as i've briefly spoken to taffy.

first off we could do with a rough idea of numbers. then we can look to plan things.
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RE: UK force ride 2008

I would like to attend. Can I be the unofficial US ambassador? lol. Will anyone be available to pick me up, or should I bring my rollerblades?
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Re: RE: UK force ride 2008

Originally Posted by Brendan
I would like to attend. Can I be the unofficial US ambassador? lol. Will anyone be available to pick me up, or should I bring my rollerblades?
cant see there being too much trouble with that.
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RE: Re: RE: UK force ride 2008

whereever you land brendan you'll be about 10 miles from one of us so we got you covered!

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Ok, thank you very much everyone. I plan on attending. Looking at the dollar/pound exchange rate, I have a feeling that I am going to feel like a 3rd world citizen visiting an industrialized nation. lol. Is there a UHE UK date set yet, so I can put in my vacation request? Are there any plans to visit the Husaberg HQ in Sweden?
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RE: Re: RE: UK force ride 2008

brendan i've done a date at the top of thee page mate. 23/24/25 august would be good. that's when we want to be in the isle of man. sat/sun/mon.

i suggest you go back to that and read it through.

the thing that concerns me is the cost. for all foriegners we have an extra flight or shipping cost and then at the other end we are in full B & B. it adds up. having said that you don't want anything else after you've had their B & B, afternoon tea, and a quality bed.

i'm feeling better about it alreadty!

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