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I was thinking about going too the isle of mann tt. I will be flying there from Canada and was wondering if anybody has gone before. If so any recomm as to where to stay, package deals, ect, thaxs.
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My side of the planet . TT week is great . This year they celebrated the 100 th year of the racing. You can stand pretty close to the road and watch / hear / smell bikes passing you at top speed.
Any hotel on the douglas promanade will put you in the middle of all the action .Book early as the rooms fill quickly.
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Here is a good link and they will send brochures

http://www.gov.im/tourism/motorsport/bike/tt.xml

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I was thinking about going too the isle of mann tt. I will be flying there from Canada and was wondering if anybody has gone before. If so any recomm as to where to stay, package deals, ect, thaxs.
Boyd, I have always wanted to go to the TT-IOM. So in July I started research. Almost too late as most lodging (decent) was already booked. Finally got a room in Douglas for a ridiculous price. Worked my way back from there. Flight from San Francisco to Dublin. I am leaving May 29th and found that there is no ferry on the 30th to the isle. So, got a short flight to the isle. Will stay till June 5th-overnight in Dublin and then home on the 6th. What is your itinerary and perhaps hook up at the isle? Phil

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Hi Guys, I have been to the TT and watched 6 times and was invited to ride a Norton Commando in a parade lap too, but my main claim to fame is, I have raced in the Manx TT 4 times, hooooooooorah, scary but adrenalin and fear are good one to keep you going, you have to concentrate so bloody hard that it's not unknown to loose weight by swetting lol

Port Erin, Port St Mary they both have nice beaches and great Ice cream, Castletown, Douglas Prom for the buzz and night life....you wont get much sleep but it all happens there lol. And of course there is Ramsey, the sprint race and the night life is good.

You could allways try some of the guest houses around the course much quiter until somebody comes past at 150mph on a balde or gsxr lol

Enjoy, I did but ride within your means and dont let the bike take control and the big thing is......KEEP TO THE LEFT!....watch yer speed in built up areas, if it says 30, do thirty, not 31 or 32, mobile courts and fines will be available if you dont! And just because there are no speed limits elswhere you dont have to do 160 everywhere, remember there will be thousands of like minded bikers there and some will be pissed and others will be on the wrong sode of the road! MAINLY GERMANS!

Enjoy it take loads piccies and above all have fun

Andy.............Ps: My Bike I raced was a Yoshimura GSXR 1170k...bloody quick lol.
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