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      09-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Isle of Man - where how fast you go= how brave or mad you are :)

Right guys and girls, given the success of our recent Wales trip, let's gauge interest for IOM as I would definitely like to go again. I think December would be when I'll be available and won't be as cold as Jan to March. Weather in IOM is relatively mild given its location and some sunshine can be expected during winter. Best bit is that there are very few bikers on the roads during that time, unlike spring, summer and autumn, and hotels are obviously cheaper. We ideally need 4 days for this trip, 2 of which is travelling to and from the island. I last went there during the midst of winter and had a blast, managed to scale Snaefell as well.

Here are some pics of my trip in 2008.

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      09-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Come to Bavaria, we also have no speed limits.
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      09-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Come to Bavaria, we also have no speed limits.
You still have speed limits on your mountain/country roads , apart from the Nurburgring of course.
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      09-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #4
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I'm definately up for this will get the motion sickness sort before then! So count me in!
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Do you really need to ask- count me in. Early december would be better for me though.
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Yep in for sure.......

Would anyone also be keen on a weekend run over to Munich later next month to the Welt for the birthday celebration?????
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I'm definately up for this will get the motion sickness sort before then! So count me in!

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      09-29-2012, 05:30 AM   #9
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Yep in for sure.......

Would anyone also be keen on a weekend run over to Munich later next month to the Welt for the birthday celebration?????
Busy in Oct I'm afraid. Might fly there though. Will see.
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You still have speed limits on your mountain/country roads , apart from the Nurburgring of course.
Yea. We still have speed limits, but most AUtobahns in Bavaria are "unrestricted". Only in built up areas is there a speed limit. On the back roads (Bundestrasse) there is a speed limit of 100 kph and in the cities it is 50 kph.
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You still have speed limits on your mountain/country roads , apart from the Nurburgring of course.
Yea. We still have speed limits, but most AUtobahns in Bavaria are "unrestricted". Only in built up areas is there a speed limit. On the back roads (Bundestrasse) there is a speed limit of 100 kph and in the cities it is 50 kph.
Yes, I know about the Autobahns as I've driven through Germany a number of times, but Isle of Man has de-restricted mountain and country roads which I feel is more interesting to drive on, don't you think?
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^^^I've never seen that 2nd video....Wow!
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Could well be interested in this. I can recommend the Empress in Douglas for accommodation and Paparazzi for a good Italian, also in Douglas. The TT mountain course is an absolute treat but there are also some really lovely scenic coastal roads around the island.
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Could well be interested in this. I can recommend the Empress in Douglas for accommodation and Paparazzi for a good Italian, also in Douglas. The TT mountain course is an absolute treat but there are also some really lovely scenic coastal roads around the island.
LOL! Forget Italian, we want Manx lobsters
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I would like to do the IOM
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Would anyone also be keen on a weekend run over to Munich later next month to the Welt for the birthday celebration?????
Depending on the date I might be able to go as I'm away with work in Oct and Nov
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Marcus where are you thinking of getting the ferry from?
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Marcus where are you thinking of getting the ferry from?
Heysham, like I did before I think. Liverpool/Birkenhead doesn't have regular crossings.
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Heysham, like I did before I think. Liverpool/Birkenhead doesn't have regular crossings.
Yes I think Liverpool has seasonal crossings so Heysham is prob best
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You from l'pool area at all and had a csl?
Yes that would be me , why?
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Cool, let's get this rolling. Would peeps prefer Friday to Monday or Thurs to Sunday?
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