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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

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    Wet and cold? What's so nice about it?[/QUOTE


    Pointless comment!
    Oh yeah, having a race during cold and wet period with lots of leaves on public road is not pointless lol.

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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

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    I see where your from and you might have crossed that way. But I'd be booking Portsmouth crossing, more reliable. That route is always cancelled
    It’s my preferred crossing as prior to COVID I was travelling to the Isle of Wight every other Tuesday and over many years not been let down. I’ve obviously been lucky, but additionally I like Yarmouth for whitebait and chips and on the way back, crab or lobster at the New Inn in Shalfleet. Additionally I loathe the ride or drive to Portsmouth. WightLink staff are also very friendly in my experience. It would be good to meet up over your way sometime GF.
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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

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    Oh yeah, having a race during cold and wet period with lots of leaves on public road is not pointless lol.
    No - probably less cold and less leaves on a 12 mile circuit than a 37 3/4 mile circuit than the Isle of Man. Easier to maintain clear road as well.
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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Rednine View Post
    It’s my preferred crossing as prior to COVID I was travelling to the Isle of Wight every other Tuesday and over many years not been let down. I’ve obviously been lucky, but additionally I like Yarmouth for whitebait and chips and on the way back, crab or lobster at the New Inn in Shalfleet. Additionally I loathe the ride or drive to Portsmouth. WightLink staff are also very friendly in my experience. It would be good to meet up over your way sometime GF.
    Yeah I know its a pain getting to Pompey from that neck of the woods. Yeah sure thing when you come over. I don't ride on the roads, I live in Cowes, more than welcome to pop in for a brew and chin wag.

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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

    Whatever happens, I still think it'll make good high octane viewing even on TV, so personally I say good on them. Seem like co-ordinators have managed to secure a 10 year deal with the local council, so they mean business.
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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

    Here's a lap. Few clips on youtube now.

    Time to take my ACU, there's a few bends I've not crashed on yet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFMFvQkHeBY

    There's some very narrow sections, but watch the military road section at the start.
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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwbadboy View Post

    No - probably less cold and less leaves on a 12 mile circuit than a 37 3/4 mile circuit than the Isle of Man. Easier to maintain clear road as well.
    They don't hold TT in October.

    It's outright stupid decision.

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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

    Abit late alright.

    But a 12 mile circuit you can use wets. A 37 mile wets don't last a race distance.

    So in theory it being wet matters little

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    Re: Isle of Wight Road Race confirmed for October 2021

    I'm from just beside the Dundrod track, and for alot of years I've sat in the rain/fog/freezing cold for hours waiting on racing to happen, in the middle of August. And it's delay after delay due to rider safety. The first section through alot of the double hedge rows on the IOW will have the race Postponed if its quite wet or deffinatly leafy.
    Quarterlands corner at dundrod is one of the only parts of the track that really over hang with trees, and it's kept well ontop of in dodgy weather. Looks like a great circuit though and would be good fun with the roads closed

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