Friday, 27 May 2011

The Yamaha Champions Riding School - Youth Racer Program

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The Yamaha Champions Riding School is often the first stop for a young person interested in roadracing a motorcycle.

After the completion of a two-day Yamaha Champions Riding School, any racer under the age of 18 can enter into a three-year obligation for continued support in the area of riding technique. The racer will have carte blanche to audit any school held during those three years. The racer can attend any school on his- or her-own bike; participate in the program to any degree they desire. Free of charge!

Kids get a lot of advice… most of it isn’t much good! The Yamaha Champions Riding School’s Youth Racer Program asks for young racers to make a monetary commitment to our program up front, but then offers three years of attendance for free. This program allows a young racer to make any of our schools that fit his/her schedule. They have to bring their own bike and they won’t be treated like a “student”, but more of a guest who can participate in the classroom and run laps and do drills with the gang. Think of it as a refresher course in how to win championships.

The young racers who have gone through a program taught by Nick Ienatsch and his team is a veritable list of who’s-who in 125 racing, the Red Bull Challenge and the AMA Supersport program. We don’t want to brag… but our graduates have won a lot.

There’s a whole bunch of things you can do on a motorcycle, and just a few of those things work as the pace comes up. We take young riders and get them thinking about why a bike does what it does, and how they can better affect that bike. Yes, we teach world-championship-winning techniques, but we also teach the how, the why… and the lifestyle of success on a motorcycle. The earlier a racer can learn this, the longer and richer his or her career will be.

And for 2012 don't anybody expect this program to be up and running in Northern Ireland, any attempts to do so, would more than likely be allegedly thwarted by guess who? That said, this wee country desperately needs a youth racer program - preferably at Bishopscourt.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

MCUI-UC Task Force 2000 Revisted - The Unfinished 2011 Sequel

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In the middle of the NW200 Festival Week an altogether most interesting press release came forth from the MCUI-UC regarding the infamous 2000 Task Force Report.

The report was allegedly approved back in 2001 at the governing body’s Intercentre conference and was allegedly compiled to improve safety, rider training, race/practice laps, marshalling, First Aid and operations at road race events with a total of 67 recommendations.

Ten years, and many more fatalities later, and this alleged ludicrous press release informs us that the final report is still not complete but the result of the review of those 67 recommendations is allegedly now available, although why they have failed to disclose those recommendations is somewhat strange, or is it that they're simply irrelevant anyway.

The MCUI-UC now claims that 60% of the aforementioned 67 recommendations have been fully implemented, 28% partially implemented and 12% found to be obsolete. Dare one take this opportunity to suggest that perhaps if they’d implemented the obsolete 12%, many lives may have been saved, as quite obviously the other implemented recommendations failed, spectacularly so - and were indeed as suggested - irrelevant and therefore presumably useless.

If nothing else though, this latest MCUI-UC press release allegedly clearly demonstrates what value the Dinosaurs places on the lives and wellbeing of spectators and competitors.

Be not afraid though, the MCUI-UC allegedly continually work to protect spectators and officials to the best of their ability with more spectator areas and general guidelines for them to follow while attending road races, and appeal to all spectators attending road race events to stay out of prohibited areas, keep back from the road edge, do not climb or hang over fences, do not sit with your legs near the road edge and report to the nearest marshal anything/person that could be in a dangerous place – and try and stay off the road between races.

One only had to be in attendance, or watched the television footage of the real road race events this year to see exactly how many spectators followed even one of those guidelines. It is not only the real road race competitors that flout with death on our public roads.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Exclusive Yoshimura Suzuki World Superbike Photographs - Miller Motorsports Park WSBK

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Ahead of this weekends WSBK American round at the Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, exclusive to Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl photographs from inside the Yoshimura Suzuki hallowed workshops as they finalise machine preparations for their wild card entrant Josh Waters.





Hailing from Mildura, Victoria, 24-year-old Josh Waters has his sights set firmly on an international career in 2011. He will be a wild card entrant for the Yoshimura Racing team at the 2011 American World Superbike round at Miller Motorsport Park in Utah. Waters will continue as part of Team Suzuki competing in selected Australian Superbike rounds.

More photographs from the weekend shoot will be added shortly to the images section of the site.



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Friday, 13 May 2011

Open Letter to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure - DCAL - Northern Ireland

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Open Letter as sent to, and received by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure - DCAL - Northern Ireland - 12th May 2011

Dear Sir/Madam,
As a claimed direct result of serious concerns voiced by DCAL, the Department of the Environment, the Sports Council for NI (SCNI) and the Irish Sports Council (ISC) about the alarming number of fatalities that had occurred in motorcycle road racing prior to 2000, the governing body of motorcycling, the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland (MCUI) in August 2000 established a Task Force to examine the safety issues within the sport of motorcycle road racing in Northern Ireland.

When recently asked, what were the findings of that MCUI and/or MCUI-UC Task Force back in the first year of the new millennium - 2000, and what safety measures were put in place as a result of those MCUI / MCUI-UC Task Force findings - DCAL replied thus: 'DCAL may have received a MCUI Task Force report in December 2000 established to examine safety issues within the sport. However, no copy was held on our files.'

If the DCAL Minister of the day was so deeply concerned about the number of fatalities that had occurred in motorcycle road racing, where is that MCUI Task Force report?

When one now considers the unacceptable number of lives that have been lost since 2000, one can only describe the DCAL reply as utterly incredulous - and downright callous. Who - should it perhaps be asked, is less concerned about lives lost at motorcycle road races in Northern Ireland - DCAL or the MCUI-UC?

More than a decade on and we have another Task Force, or is it just another charade, another pointless exercise, another alleged means by which to fraudulently extract taxpayers money from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure?

Can DCAL now tell all concerned, what actual safety measures from the first Task Force Report of December 2000 were successfully implemented at our real road race circuits, and what Government funding the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, and associated Clubs - also Limited Companies, the majority of which appear to be operating while knowingly being insolvent - have received since that date - both directly and indirectly?

The number of real road racing fatalities since 2000 have been totally unacceptable, as has the huge number of those mostly forgotten seriously injured competitors, therefore one must assume that either the new safety measures were ineffective in the extreme, or that they have in fact never been implemented by the MCUI-UC, or the associated Clubs. Can DCAL therefore explain why there have been so many fatalities and seriously injured competitors within that period, and were any checks carried out by DCAL officials to determine whether or not the MCUI-UC and associated Clubs actually made any attempts to increase safety at the circuits?

The public at large have a right to be told the honest truth, rather than the truth according to the MCUI-UC Dinosaurs - innocent spectators have after all been killed and injured because of the lack of any real safety measures at these events. There have been reports for instance, of at least one OFFICIAL suffering from alcohol intoxication whilst on duty at the Cookstown 100 real road race event this year, so perhaps this alleged not entirely uncommon extremely serious breach of safety standards can also be satisfactorily explained by those ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety of competitors and spectators - the MCUI-UC?

As a further example, let’s consider the disgraceful ongoing Tandragee 100 debacle and in particular the ill-considered chicane which allegedly caused the death of Ardglass competitor John Donnan. At the traumatic inquest, Tony Harvey, incident officer for the Motorcycle Union of Ireland Ulster centre, who had allegedly conducted a review of the tragic incident, said "It could only be described as a freak accident and a risk competitors accept in the pursuit of their chosen sport". But Mr Michael Maxwell, barrister for the family of John Donnan, rightly said: "Far from being a freak accident, this was an accident waiting to happen."

Indeed, the inquest also heard claims that one of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited officials, allegedly in charge of safety at the Tandragee 100 event, had allegedly ignored warnings that the chicane, constructed of straw bales and sand bags, was unsafe and that more barriers might have saved his life. Richard Nesbitt, alleged convenor of the road inspection committee for looking after competitors' and spectators' safety for the Motorcycle Union of Ireland Ulster Centre, said he could not remember receiving any such warning. "I can't remember the man saying anything sensible other than nattering away in my ear. If someone is constantly coming at you it is easier just to ignore them," he said, then allegedly claimed there was nothing more stable than straw bales available in 2007 - which was anything but truthful, an absurd statement from the man allegedly purporting to be in charge of safety at the time John Donnan so tragically lost his life.

Can DCAL tell us which MCUI-UC officials were originally responsible for proposing and implementing the chicane at the Tandragee 100 public roads circuit, a chicane which caused a strike by competitors when it was first introduced, and can DCAL now confirm as to whether or not the chicane was one of the safety measures introduced as a direct result of the 2000 Task Force Report?

Can DCAL also tell us what relevant experience of racing 200BHP Superbike projectiles on narrow bumpy public country roads, each member of these two farcical Task Forces actually have, plus how many of the members, if any, possess relevant health and safety qualifications, and also state what criteria, if any, was actually used to choose the members of the two Task Forces, and was the subject of conflict of interests taken into account as would apply to officials of associated Clubs/Limited Companies responsible for also organising and promoting motorcycle real road race events?

Whilst the MCUI-UC were allegedly indulging themselves in other pastimes, including becoming embroiled in personality contests, power struggles, internal feuding, blatant bullying and petty legal actions - seriously unethical behaviour by any standards - innocent lives have been lost, and destroyed. Families have been ripped asunder, children left without fathers, wives without husbands, parents without sons – and who cares – from the available evidence, allegedly neither the MCUI-UC or DCAL it would seem.

People like the ubiquitous Harris Healey who with others, following the John Donnan fatality, allegedly resigned from the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited in order to allegedly escape possible legal action, but like the majority of the others still appear to be, not only is Harris Healey still allegedly an unelected official of this questionable organisation - he himself actually appears to be in control of the MCUI-UC as the alleged supremo - or should that be alleged dictator?

Were any of those officials involved in the John Donnan and Martin Finnegan tragedies serving as members of the 2000 Task Force, and are they also a part of the new Task Force - it is common knowledge that the already mentioned allegedly unelected Harris Healey was a member of the aforementioned 2000 Task Force, so why was he then permitted to be a member of the new Task Force, who voted him onto the Task Force and were DCAL made fully aware of these questionable appointments?

The highly dubious practices of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited must now be officially investigated, there are to many rumours and allegations of numerous skeletons being hidden away from prying eyes - also their accounts must be meticulously scrutinised, and any ongoing allegations of misappropriation of funds for the benefit of officials etc, should also now be examined so that the sport of motorcycle road racing in Northern Ireland can be dragged back out of the sewers, and set free from those more interested in their own self importance, and alleged self gain than the sport of motorcycle road racing, so that our sport can finally flourish under an open, transparent, and most importantly - an honest Governing Body - that really does care about protecting the lives of competitors and spectators alike.

Just recently during a preliminary hearing ahead of an inquest for racer Martin Finnegan who also died - possibly due to a total lack of any satisfactory safety measures while competing at the Tandragee 100 - Senior Coroner John Leckey acknowledged that motorcycle road races did not have the same safety measures in place as other motor sport venues here in Northern Ireland and allegedly then said - if it cannot be made safe to a requisite standard, then the question has to be asked - should motorcycle racing on public roads take place at all? As a matter of urgency, this is a question that must now be answered by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Whilst the MCUI-UC have allegedly been attempting to absolve themselves of any responsibility - several riders, and bereaved families of riders, are allegedly currently being sued by spectators previously injured in these motorcycle real road race events, so how many more people have to be maimed and killed before our elected Government finally accepts it's share of the responsibility, and takes immediate decisive action against the seemingly despicable, ineptly incompetent Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited?

If Senior DCAL officials and its Ministers - past, present and future - are as concerned about safety at our real road races as has been claimed, they should now volunteer for a high speed Superbike trip around each of the public road circuits here in Northern Ireland – then unlike the majority of MCUI-UC officials, if not all – they can at least then speak from some experience and be in a position to take immediate positive action to resolve the serious ongoing safety issues that have blighted motorcycle real road racing in Northern Ireland for decades.

Yours faithfully,

Barbiegirl

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Isle of Man TT RealRoadRacing World Championship

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For those who’ve been leading a sheltered life, the whole of the UK, and Ireland, is in the iron grip of the worst recession for quite some time, Northern Ireland included with the rest of the civilised World - along with the Isle of Man - come to think of it, Ireland is actually also a trifle bankrupt.

Hence the Department of Economic Development of the aforementioned Isle of Man Government is now seeking out new revenue streams by any means possible, including reinventing their TT real road racing event which has been haemorrhaging visitors, and money, for some considerable time - and one does realise the blinkered souls in our midst will fervently dispute the foregoing facts.

Old-timers though, and Manx friends, all sing of the same hymn sheet, the Isle of Man, and the TT according to them - as a visitor attraction has been in decline for many years – unlike our own UGP and NW200 - both of which have gone from strength to strength these past years, in fact with so many spectators attending the North West 200 in particular, the Island of Ireland is in danger of sinking come race day, and that is the truth and nothing but the truth according to - the organisers.

Nonetheless, jokes aside, many real road race fans have been getting somewhat over excited by recent news of an all new real road racing world championship series, but before anybody starts the process of booking those flights to far off exotic destinations, one should take note of several of the phrases being widely used in the press stories - ‘could become part of’ – ‘could be held internationally’ – ‘could help develop the event’ – ‘could be a six-round championship’ – ‘could open in the United States’ – and the MCUI-UC Dinosaurs could fly off into the wide blue yonder never to return – but first there is justice to be served.

The whole purpose of the consultation exercise by the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development is of course to rebrand the TT races and in doing so hopefully promote and reinvent the Isle of Man to a new breed of tourists from around the world. In a statement from the Government’s Department of Economic Development it said: “The Department funds the TT Races to drive economic development on the Isle of Man to generate tourism and commercial income and to provide a sports-based platform for Isle of Man-based companies to make business contacts, as well as profiling the benefits of businesses incorporating on the Isle of Man.”

Hardly surprising, there are no exact details available of how the proposed new real road racing world championship series would operate – if it ever does come to fruition – but it has been reported the series could feature around 20 regular competitors possibly supplemented by local wild cards at each of the rounds - and kick off in the USA with other rounds being held in Asia and the Far East – no mention of Ireland though – North or South – so presumably the reputation of the Dinosaurs has already reached those far off Manx shores.

Despite the reasons, one must congratulate the forward thinking Manx Government but one still has to raise a few trifling unmentioned issues, any of which might very well unravel the ambitious proposals. Was it not King Kenny Roberts who along with his fellow American GP competitors and assorted others, vehemently fought to rid themselves of real road race tracks some years past? Where then in the US of A will a real road race track be located, and who will take the risk of promoting such an event - in a country where the lawyers are allegedly already queuing up to file lawsuits. While it's been possible to sweep away one fatality after another on the Isle of Man, here in Ireland the tide is turning, and in America - could the promoters of such a series afford to take the high stakes gamble?

Also in these financially austere times, which of the cash strapped teams do the organisers envisage being in a position to go globe trotting, and where in an already crowded calendar will this championship find suitable slots. The North West 200 has this year suffered due to the uncooperative Spanish refusing to change the date of their round of the World Endurance Championship, neither will BSB change dates and these are just two of the championships from which any prospective teams and riders will be sought. One thing is for certain though - should it ever become a reality as opposed to the current pipe dream, participating in this proposed championship will cost rather more than Around A Pound, so one has to wonder how many of our local riders have the available finances to make it across to the United States, or any other far flung country.

And finally, since the MCUI-UC are allegedly strapped for cash on an ongoing basis - allegedly struggling even to meet their current insurance policy instalments - and our existing real road races unable to survive without taxpayer funded assistance, Northern Ireland is unlikely to feature on any envisaged real road racing World championship calendar any time soon.

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Monday, 9 May 2011

Osama bin Laden to be Replaced by Harris Healey - Not True

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Ahead of a questioning Open Letter to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure - DCAL, a short pause for some light relief, and confirmation that the alleged rumours allegedly claiming Harris Healey has already been approached by Al-Qaeda as a possible replacement for Osama bin Laden - are not true.



Now, remember this important fact before your next flight - it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one; a reassurance to those of us who fly.

After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a 'gripe sheet,' which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers, and by the way, UPS is the only major airline that has never, ever, had an accident.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-feet-per-minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks are for.

P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF is always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics..

P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.

P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from the midget.


And finally, two somewhat hugely dubious jokes courtesy of a reprobate male colleague - for which, and for whom I apologise - the first of which deals with the perils of the English Language. Those of us who fall into the world of hi-tech should take note of the importance of correct grammar.

I have noticed that many who send text messages and emails, have forgotten the "art" of capitalization. Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

And secondly, the Lone Ranger was ambushed and captured by an enemy Indian War Party.

The Indian Chief proclaims, "So, YOU are the great Lone Ranger, in honour of the Harvest Festival, YOU will be executed in three days. Before I kill you, I grant you three requests. What is your FIRST request?'

The Lone Ranger responds, "I'd like to speak to my horse."

The Chief nods and Silver is brought before the Lone Ranger who whispers in Silver's ear, and the horse gallops away. Later that evening, Silver returns with a beautiful blonde woman on his back. As the Indian Chief watches, the blonde enters the Lone Ranger's tent and spends the night.

The next morning the Indian Chief admits he's impressed. "You have a very fine and loyal horse, but I will still kill you in two days. What is your SECOND request?"

The Lone Ranger again asks to speak to his horse. Silver is brought to him, and he again whispers in the horse's ear. As before, Silver takes off and disappears over the horizon. Later that evening, to the Chief's surprise, Silver again returns, this time with a voluptuous brunette, more attractive than the blonde. She enters the Lone Rangers tent and spends the night.

The following morning the Indian Chief is again impressed. "You are indeed a man of many talents but I will still kill you tomorrow. What is your LAST request?"

The Lone Ranger responds, "I'd like to speak to my horse alone."

The Chief is curious, but he agrees and Silver is brought to the Lone Ranger's tent. Once they're alone, the Lone Ranger grabs Silver by both ears, looks him square in the eye and says, "READ MY LIPS!!!! FOR... THE... LAST... TIME... BRING POSSE!!!!"

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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Classic Racing Motorcycles - A Kind Of Passion by Squadra Sutge

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Not only here in Ireland do we have a great many classic motorcycle racing aficionados, they can be found in every far flung corner of the World - each and every one of them share the same passion for these gems of yesteryear, perhaps even people such as alleged MCUI-UC supremo Harris Healey who it would appear also allegedly believes the modern day ultra powerful Superbikes are no faster than he and his Manx Norton mobile chicane of days long past, presumably from where the Tandragee 100 catastrophic killer chicane idea may have allegedly sprung forth.

Especially for all those sane dedicated fans of a bygone era - here is an excellent video of some truly gorgeous classic racing motorcycles as filmed during the Classic Moto 2011 event at the Jarama race circuit in Spain by Squadra Sutge - and what a wonderful soundtrack - I Hung My Head by Johnny Cash.

A KIND OF PASSION - A tribute to classic motorcycles and the people who love them from Squadra Sutge on Vimeo.


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Real Road Racing Safety and Responsibility - Who is Responsible?

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Safety is apparently the state of being safe - freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss - while responsibility places a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible - the responsibilities of authority. So who was responsible for the safety of competitors and spectators at the May 2008 Tandragee 100 motorcycle real road races when Martin Finnegan was tragically killed and three spectators were injured?

Senior Coroner John Leckey has heard Martin Finnegan would have had a real chance of surviving his Tandragee 100 crash if the organisers had put a run-off area or slip-road on a dangerous corner, instead he died of multiple injuries after the May 2008 Supersport 600 race. Not only did this particular dangerous corner not have a run-off area it was also the only corner which allegedly didn’t have air cushioning either, and those omissions were allegedly said to be directly responsible for his death.

Martin Finnegan had been an experienced rider according to the Senior Coroner, who was used to making split-second decisions, but it would have been impossible he'd continued, for organisers to line the track with hay bales or construct slip-roads in nearby fields, but this the court then heard - did not relieve the organisers of the responsibility to make the course as safe as possible.

The final point made by Senior Coroner John Leckey was allegedly that a country road circuit is a very different creature to an F1 circuit or a short circuit - and if it cannot be made safe to a requisite standard, then the question has to be asked - should the racing take place at all?

More to the point, due to the lack of the already mentioned non-existent safety features, should racing have taken place at the Tandragee 100 in May 2008? Many might probably claim the cost of providing run-off areas for particularly dangerous corners on a circuit which is only used once a year is financially unrealistic, but what price then do those same people put on a human life - the life of Martin Finnegan - and the injuries sustained by the three spectators?

It might be said the organising Club should be held responsible for proceeding with the race meeting, but is it not the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited that is ultimately responsible for declaring a course to be safe? It was only the previous year that the same course claimed the life of John Donnan at whose inquest, claims were heard that one of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland - Ulster Centre officials in charge of safety at the Tandragee 100 event had allegedly ignored warnings that a chicane, constructed of straw bales and sand bags, was unsafe and that more barriers might have saved his life. Richard Nesbitt, the then alleged convenor of the road inspection committee for looking after competitors' and spectators' safety for the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, said he could not remember receiving any such warning. "I can't remember the man saying anything sensible other than nattering away in my ear. If someone is constantly coming at you it is easier just to ignore them," he'd said, then allegedly claimed there was nothing more stable than straw bales available in 2007 - which was anything but truthful, an absurd statement from the man allegedly purporting to be the convenor of the road inspection committee for looking after competitors' and spectators' safety for the MCUI-UC.

Who then in May 2008 was the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited convenor of the road inspection committee for looking after competitors' and spectators' safety, and why did that person declare the Tandragee 100 public roads circuit to be safe for the purpose of high speed motorcycle real road racing? Had he been warned about the lack of safety measures, and had he simply ignored the warnings, as allegedly occurred in 2007 when another human life was lost? Was it the case that the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited considered the alternative to straw bales in 2007 an expense to far, that perhaps a human life did not warrant such an expense.

Perhaps the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited should now tell us what price they put on a human life - each and every life that has been lost on a real road racing public roads circuit in Northern Ireland.

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Last Chance to WIN Two Relentless International NW200 Grandstand Tickets plus a Case of Relentless Energy Drink

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Want to get your hands on a pair of NW200 grandstand tickets, and a case of Relentless Energy Drink? It's competition time with Relentless Energy Drink who are as we all know, or should know by now, sponsors of the International NW200.
ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 6th  @ MIDNIGHT
Relentless Energy Drink are proud to sponsor this year’s Relentless International North West 200 Race bringing the very best in road racing to Northern Ireland on May 21st 2011. Guy Martin and Alastair Seeley, who ride for the Relentless Suzuki TAS team, are both competing in this landmark event on the racing calendar – find out more and follow their progress at - www.relentlessenergy.com.

We’ve got a pair of grandstand tickets to the event up for grabs plus a case of Relentless Energy Drink to keep you fuelled up this summer – it’ll give you the energy, stamina, focus and drive you need when you need it! To enter just simply Email your contact details - Name, Email and/or Telephone number to Real Road Racing Motorcycle Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland along with the answer to the following simple question: "Who famously won the 250cc race at the NW200 in 2008?" Simples! It was him -I think.

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Send your entries in by the end of April using the Contact form and as usual, if you don't enter, you don't win - and before anybody asks - No! The Relentless TAS Suzuki pictured left - isn't included with the two grandstand tickets plus the case of Relentless Energy Drink.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Martin Finnegan + Tandragee 100 + MCUI-UC = Conspiracy Theories!!!

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Following the nuclear proportions fallout that emanated from the John Donnan tragedy - including MCUI-UC Directors reportedly taking legal advice, resigning to avoid being sued and/or prosecuted - allegedly - more like the rats they are abandoning the sinking ship of alleged arrogant obnoxious self righteous bully boys - pity they hadn't all drowned like filthy sewer rats in their pathetic sick attempt to avoid responsibility, and possible prosecution - allegedly - we now have the also unresolved Martin Finnegan tragedy about which rumours and allegations also abound.

The adjourned inquest, has been adjourned again - until after the resurrected Tandragee 100 has been and gone, hopefully without any additional fatalities - but why, and at the behest of which scheming, sick individuals, one must ask?

Already we've had rumoured allegations of clandestine post event meetings to allegedly concoct yet more unbelievable real road racing fairy tales, reports of evidence tampering, even rumours of witness intimidation - all unsubstantiated don't you know, leastways for legal purposes. The unelected resigned alleged Gestapo Chief of the dubious governing body allegedly makes use of the aforementioned governing body legal team to threaten and take action against anyone who dares contradict him, including fellow members of the dreaded inner sanctum of equally inept incompetents.

And then there was the letter sent to the Senior Coroner John Leckey allegedly questioning amongst other things - the riding ability of the much respected and loved Martin Finnegan #45. What gives these morons the right to question the ability of any single dedicated motorcycle road racing competitor - as all of them are - they take part in real road racing because of their love for the sport - allegedly unlike the Dinosaurs.

What needs to be questioned is the sanity of the MCUI-UC Dinosaurs, especially of those involved in the 2000 Task Force, the current Task Force, those responsible for the Tandragee 100 killer chicane, plus the part being played by DCAL officials and Government Ministers - but take heed Dinosaurs - these questions and more are to be asked in a forthcoming open letter to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure - DCAL

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