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  • Ratbob Posts: 1092
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    07 Jun 2019 01:18 PM
    What a great result for Davo. His first year with Honda achieving 3rd in Superstock after a battle with Michael Dunlop. 
    Man those TT riders are only a wisker this side of sane.
    Go Davo. 

  • tussuck Posts: 2092
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    07 Jun 2019 02:29 PM
    We should get Jack Miller into that race!  He might actually stay on the bike for once...
  • Ratbob Posts: 1092
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    07 Jun 2019 03:46 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 07 Jun 2019 02:29 PM
    We should get Jack Miller into that race!  He might actually stay on the bike for once...
    Yeah mate, I wonder how the GP guys would do? 
    Problem for Jack and the rest is the TT has bugger all run off.  In its 107 years it’s claimed 258 riders and I don’t think there’s any big dollar  contracts to lure them. 

  • ralphski Posts: 1067
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    12 Jun 2019 07:49 PM
    well done, excellent result.
    sadly another death, 259 
  • Jay-Dee Posts: 85
    Great South East
    Stock Poster Jay-Dee
    13 Jun 2019 09:34 AM
    Interview with David Johnson from the Motorcycle News website here, it won't post as a link.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/2019-iomtt-david-johnson-interview/
  • Ratbob Posts: 1092
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    13 Jun 2019 06:22 PM
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 13 Jun 2019 09:34 AMedited: 13 Jun 2019 09:42 AM
    Interview with David Johnson from the Motorcycle News website here, it won't post as a link.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/2019-iomtt-david-johnson-interview/
    Thanks Jay-Dee, I hadn’t seen that article. Good read. I’m an old friend of Davo’s father and I gotta say, Davo is one of the few genuinely grounded blokes I’ve ever known, much like his Dad.
    Thanks again for the tip. Cheers 
    Tell ya what though, it pisses me off that I’ve not seen any TT coverage nor mention of how well the many Australian motorcycle guys are doing overseas in various events. All we seem to get is MotoGP and Dakar. 

  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3355
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    13 Jun 2019 07:54 PM

    What I find strange is I don't ee any protest rallys or even comment on people being killed


    every year there is uproar around jumps racing because horses have failed and had to be put down


    yet nothing around the TT event that is natorious for deaths


    I am a firm believer in "let those that ride, decide", so I don't want it stopped either, just surprised is all

  • Ratbob Posts: 1092
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    13 Jun 2019 08:47 PM
    Yeah mate, I guess the point is that the geegees have no say.  Large  testicles these guys, Davo also rides the North West 200. Just if not more mental. 
  • ralphski Posts: 1067
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    13 Jun 2019 08:52 PM
    https://www.facebook.com/ttadelaide/videos/491229431418193/UzpfSTE4NDk3ODQzNzY6Vks6ODkyNTcxODA0NDI2MTIy/?multi_permalinks=892957457720890%2C892571804426122&notif_id=1560338435966163&notif_t=group_activity
    today tonight had a story on our mate
  • Ratbob Posts: 1092
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    13 Jun 2019 09:10 PM
    Hey ralphski man, thanks so much, great to see, I gotta stop watching ABC, they think the only sport worth coverage has some kind of balls in it, they ain’t thinking deep enough, Cheers
  • Jay-Dee Posts: 85
    Great South East
    Stock Poster Jay-Dee
    14 Jun 2019 10:42 PM
    Quoting Jay-Dee on 13 Jun 2019 09:34 AMedited: 13 Jun 2019 09:42 AM
    Interview with David Johnson from the Motorcycle News website here, it won't post as a link.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/2019-iomtt-david-johnson-interview/
    Quoting Ratbob on 13 Jun 2019 06:22 PM
    Thanks Jay-Dee, I hadn’t seen that article. Good read. I’m an old friend of Davo’s father and I gotta say, Davo is one of the few genuinely grounded blokes I’ve ever known, much like his Dad.
    Thanks again for the tip. Cheers 
    Tell ya what though, it pisses me off that I’ve not seen any TT coverage nor mention of how well the many Australian motorcycle guys are doing overseas in various events. All we seem to get is MotoGP and Dakar. 

    No problem Ratbob, I'm glad you enjoyed it. The TT racers are a special breed for sure but any I've seen interviewed all seem like pretty down to earth guys, definitely no inflated egos and they're not bat shit crazy like most people assume given what they do.

    That website the link is from usually has most motorcycling results from around the world including the daily TT updates when it's on, you'll find them on there from this year if you dig a bit. Grab the home page from the link I posted and look around.

    When Channel one was purely a sports channel they used to belatedly show the hour long TT programs that are broadcast in the UK but not for at least four or five years now. The mainstream media aren't remotely interested, I don't even remember hearing anything when Cam Donald won some TT races.

    I follow professional cycling a bit as well and Aussies have won some really big races and grand tour stages in Europe that you've never heard about and won't see anywhere but maybe SBS or very, very rarely the ABC. The only time the mainstream media give a shit is if it's the Tour de France and and there's a big crash or maybe an Aussie leading (or Cadel Evans winning), channel nine does cover the Tour Down Under in South Australia though.

    If you're talking to David Johnson or his old man please pass my congratulations on, to be at the pointy end in the TT field is a massive achievement for a motorcycle racer in my opinion.
  • Jay-Dee Posts: 85
    Great South East
    Stock Poster Jay-Dee
    02 Aug 2019 08:51 AM
    Another good story on David Johnson riding the Ulster GP if you haven't already seen it.

    https://www.mcnews.com.au/ulster-gp-2019-david-johnson/
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