Isle of Man TT HistoryTT organizers have taken the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of today’s two most successful competitors, John McGuinness and Dave Molyneux by naming locations on the Mountain Course after each of them.
The pair will be following some of the most illustrious names in TT history by having corners named after them. The newly named course points come as the Isle of Man Government has redesigned and replaced the existing directional boards and mile markers around the 37¾ mile course.John McGuinness first competed on the Isle of Man in 1996 and to date has 19 race victories to his name, including two last year. He is also the outright lap record holder with a lap of (131.578mph) which he set in the 2009 meeting.Isle of Man born Dave Molyneux has won sixteen sidecar races including winning both sidecar races in 2012 with his current passenger Patrick Farrance. He first competed in 1985, winning his first race in 1989.The illustrious duo will be following in the wheel-tracks of some of the greatest names in motorcycling history to have sections of the course named after them including Giacomo Agostini, Geoff Duke, Jimmy Guthrie, Mike Hailwood and Joey Dunlop. The new signs that are named after famous TT riders also feature some individual artwork that reflects the rider’s iconography.John’s point of the course, which will now be known as “McGuinness’s” is at “Shoughlaigue” which is the fast run down from Handley’s Corner before the top of Barregarrow. It is his favorite part of the course and one where he believes he can gain time on his rivals.“McGuinness’s” will feature John’s infamous voodoo artwork that has adorned his helmets for many years. Dave’s corner is the fast right-hander at the end of Cronk-y-Voddy straight and will now be called “Molyneux’s.” As the most successful local competitor by some distance, Molyneux’s will be also be represented by the Island’s three legs.The new directional signs retain the now iconic orange background but importantly include some new features. Fans will immediately spot the large TT logo that tops all the signs, and the new versions also incorporate the famous Mountain Course name along with a retro-inspired checkered board pattern that reflects the event’s long heritage. In addition, each section of course featured is now a more accurate depiction of the road ahead, thanks to assistance provided by the Isle of Man Government’s Department of Infrastructure.Fans will have an interesting time spotting those signs that have been radically re-designed, and there are even a few additional signs to be found in more than one popular vantage point. Meanwhile, the original signs that have now been replaced will be available on the auction site eBay together with other memorabilia including the iconic mile markers and the instantly recognizable yellow Shell fuel fillers used up until the mid 1980s. All funds raised from the sale of the items are invested back into the costs associated with running the event.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.