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Old 14-05-10, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Plan'o'man #2 discussion, do it again this year/wait til next year/ideas etc...

Had quite a few people asking if I/we will be going to the isle of man again, and if we'll be doing it this year or not. It sounds as if a fair few people would liked to have come for the first one last weekend but funds/work/bad timing etc. put a lid on it for them.

Just gauging interest as to whether anyone would be interested in doing it again before the end of the riding season. Obviously there's a fair few people attending GM3 at the end of June and the AR at the start of august amongst other things, but I myself wouldn't mind heading over before the end of the riding season...

More organisation

The first weekend was great and matt did a really good job considering he more or less organised it on his own and was up for work at 3am almost every morning. With a bit more organisation and a slightly bigger crowd I reckon it could easily become a very popular weekend.

Throw in a BBQ, a properly organised 'big' rideout (like we did round the south of the island) with proper marking (not like those whacky IAM guys) and arrange the weekend to co-inside with other events on the island like the rally cars we saw = could be a good mix.

Riding the island

There's more than just the 37.7 mile TT course to tackle. Although the mountain road is phenomenal and the bit from st. johns to kirkmichael is technically challenging, there's far more to the island than I ever realised. The roads from st. johns down to Port Erin are cracking and from the calf of man upto laxey was a nice bit of riding. Me and mike never got round to seeing the Point of Ayre or around Bride on the north west tip of the island, so there's plenty to do.. For anyone who's unsure, the black and white national speed limit sign means fast as you like, so all the NSL roads are a bit of a playground

Stuff to do

There was a ska band on in Peel called 'butcher skank' and a tribute act called coldplaice, not my cuppa char but it was nice to have some live music while we ate/drank/generally took the pish out of each other/talked bike politics...

Laxey wheel was big and round, peel has a cracking coffee shop called gohpers with a range of around 20 cakes (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED), and there's a wildlife park with beavers which I wouldn't mind stopping at.

Also, next time I go I'm taking my DSL-R, wide angle and zoom lenses as there's some stunning scenery looking down from the mountain etc..

Accomodation

The campsite had decent showers/facilities and was a reasonable 7 per night with a pub 200 yards up the road and Peel town centre about 600 yards in the oppsite direction. There are plenty of B&B's (john icanopit seemed happy enough with his) if you're not up for camping, and if people are organised then sharing a larger tent could mean it's easier for people to carry all their camping equipment over if it's spread across 2 or 3 bikes..

Use this thread...

..to discuss possible dates to run the 2nd one, ideas for rideouts or activites, specific bits of road or routes etc.... Anything goes really Just try and keep the waffle posts to a minimum so that the good ideas don't get lost in and amongst the banter
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Old 14-05-10, 12:13 PM   #2
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Quick Q.....how much does the boat usually work out at?
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around 80 give or take
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Depends on where and when you sail. For me the last weekend was 102 to go from Liverpool and at sensible times, so it costs for convenience.
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And I presume that is per person, or is per bike? Silly times wouldn't be a bother if cheaper.
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Default Re: Plan'o'man #2 discussion, do it again this year/wait til next year/ideas etc...

Just looked later in the year (September) leaving Thursday during the day arriving mid afternoon and returning Monday early evening would work out at about 90 for the one motorcycle with two of us on. Not bad, so coupled with 4 nights at 14 (for the two) would mean total of about 146 excluding fuel and food. Ummmmmmmmmmm.....interesting.
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above is one person with bike , its mainly liverpool is more expencive than haysham cos haysham its mainly a frieght transport route instead of people bais
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