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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2014, 10:10:03 pm »
Brilliant! It was excellent tonight.

Hope there's another series planned.

Yeah, it was another good 'un! I loved it when he pissed off the stuffy bloke at the Cresta run by completely ignoring his instructions to brake and slow down  :P
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2014, 10:19:38 pm »
Tonight's episode is great so far, hope he does it.

It's nice to see someone on the telly with chipped and oily fingernails :thumbsup:

And massive sideboards!   ;D

Don't knock 'em, mine are catching his up :D

He's also got lots of bikes too by the look of it. Either that or he's borrowed them for the series!

He's always been in to his bikes mainly MTB's you'll see him mucking about on one in between races :)

Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2014, 10:32:28 pm »
Brilliant! It was excellent tonight.

Hope there's another series planned.

Yeah, it was another good 'un! I loved it when he pissed off the stuffy bloke at the Cresta run by completely ignoring his instructions to brake and slow down  :P

Just so he could buy the tie ;D
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #53 on: January 19, 2014, 11:17:15 pm »
You really, really don't want to live near a tannery using ancient methods, or get your  water supply from downstream of one.

The reading today in church today was Peter's vision at the home of Simon the Tanner. I pointed out to TODM that Cornelius' men wouldn't have needed to ask directions. They could just follow their nose.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2014, 12:50:02 pm »
43 minutes! It's the revelation at around 33 minutes that got me. Dog poo. Rubbed in to cow hide to help in the manufacture of leather making belts for machinery.
Not just the leather belts for machinery. It used to be very widely used in tanning. Collected by 'pure finders' (yes, they called it 'pure'), who sold it to tanners. You could make a living that way. A shit living in more ways than one, but a living.

Pigeon & chicken shit have also been used, & urine was used for an earlier stage in the process.

You really, really don't want to live near a tannery using ancient methods, or get your  water supply from downstream of one.

PS. Urine was also used for washing cloth.

On the last bit, it is also used to fix dyes.

Go for an "off the beaten track" guided tour round Marrakesh and you'll see the dye pits full of piss.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2014, 11:52:31 am »
You really, really don't want to live near a tannery using ancient methods, or get your  water supply from downstream of one.

The reading today in church today was Peter's vision at the home of Simon the Tanner. I pointed out to TODM that Cornelius' men wouldn't have needed to ask directions. They could just follow their nose.

Might account for Peters vision?
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2014, 01:09:31 pm »
He's always been in to his bikes mainly MTB's you'll see him mucking about on one in between races :)

Orange MTB's to be specific ( I think they sponsor him).  I've always bought Orange MTB's myself, so another reason to like Mr Martin  :thumbsup:

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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2014, 09:06:24 am »
I had only ever sort of heard of Guy before this series. Now I have watched everything I can find on Youtube  :)

Top bloke. Enthusiastic people always seem even more enthusiastic with a strong regional accent for some reason!

I hope you've seen the onboard with commentary of  him doing the fastest ever lap of the IoM tt course. Utter madness, utterly compelling.

Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2014, 09:21:46 am »
I had only ever sort of heard of Guy before this series. Now I have watched everything I can find on Youtube  :)

Top bloke. Enthusiastic people always seem even more enthusiastic with a strong regional accent for some reason!

I hope you've seen the onboard with commentary of  him doing the fastest ever lap of the IoM tt course. Utter madness, utterly compelling.

I have indeed  :)
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2014, 08:03:16 pm »
I've just been watching Guy doing the sledge run and was googling away and came up with this link http://www.mbr.co.uk/news/feature-riding-with-tt-ace-guy-martin/

and this from 2010 I believe his fancy light weight rear wheel collapsed


Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2014, 09:24:40 am »
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2014, 10:34:15 pm »
I'm watching Guy in the 2011 docco TT: Closer To The Edge (now on ITV4). 10 mins in there is an almost Fast-Show-vian moment with him and a model truck. Hilarious.

Great character :)
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2014, 10:55:17 am »
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2014, 10:58:56 am »
New show coming later this year!

Guy Martin celebrates the people behind the Spitfire

19:30 tonight!

There is also to be a new series of "Speed With...", apparently starting later this month.  May contain "bicycles" or traces of "bicycles".
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2014, 01:20:08 pm »
New show coming later this year!

Guy Martin celebrates the people behind the Spitfire

19:30 tonight!

There is also to be a new series of "Speed With...", apparently starting later this month.  May contain "bicycles" or traces of "bicycles".

Also may contain help from a nice chap near Ely  ;D

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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #65 on: October 12, 2014, 01:32:31 pm »
Not to mwntion a chap near High Wycombe and another chap in Norwich but I can't say any more coz it's a SEEKRIT :-\
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #66 on: October 12, 2014, 01:51:06 pm »
I ate my standard cycling-day breakfast of tagliatelle and bacon then realized that I was fed up to the back teeth with the idea that "Hey, it's a sunny Sunday, have to get out".  So I uttered a resounding "fuck it" and proceeded to do SFA. Doing it pretty well so far.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike ..err Spitfire
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2014, 09:02:50 am »
Is there a machine that has such emotional impact as a Spitfire on us Brits?

What a job those fellas have..building new Spitfires.  Precision work as well, especially when the wing's location pins won't fit if you hold them in warm hands for too long.
I'm not convinced they bothered quite so much about fit & finish in 1940 but it's easier to concentrate without the pesky Luftwaffe overhead.

I think Guy was the perfect presenter once again and just how lucky was he to fly in a Spitfire vs Messerschmitt 109 dogfight? 
Talk about one to cross off your Bucket-List.  I think I'm more envious of that than anything I can think of*

I'm off to buy a Euromillions lottery ticket because now I have something to spend the winnings on.

* Guy revealed he has a Merlin engine in his living room (I think I may have a man-crush).  He strikes me as the sort of person who may just fire it up as well. Certainly a more dramatic way of heating the room than my log fire.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike ..err Spitfire
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2014, 02:40:38 pm »
Is there a machine that has such emotional impact as a Spitfire on us Brits?

Colossus?

If you haven't met the rebuild in the, erm, metal, then I highly recommend it.  Feeling the heat and listening to the clatter of the relays is every bit as good as the drone of a Merlin.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike ..err Spitfire
« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2014, 02:47:31 pm »
Is there a machine that has such emotional impact as a Spitfire on us Brits?

Colossus?

If you haven't met the rebuild in the, erm, metal, then I highly recommend it.  Feeling the heat and listening to the clatter of the relays is every bit as good as the drone of a Merlin.

I used to be a Strowger Exchange maintenance engineer for B.T....I've heard all the clattering relays, and buzzing of pawls on ratchets, I want to hear for one lifetime.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2014, 02:52:31 pm »
* Guy revealed he has a Merlin engine in his living room (I think I may have a man-crush).  He strikes me as the sort of person who may just fire it up as well. Certainly a more dramatic way of heating the room than my log fire.

Have you not seen this then?

Guy Martin's passion for life
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike ..err Spitfire
« Reply #71 on: October 13, 2014, 02:54:25 pm »
Is there a machine that has such emotional impact as a Spitfire on us Brits?

Colossus?

If you haven't met the rebuild in the, erm, metal, then I highly recommend it.  Feeling the heat and listening to the clatter of the relays is every bit as good as the drone of a Merlin.

I used to be a Strowger Exchange maintenance engineer for B.T....I've heard all the clattering relays, and buzzing of pawls on ratchets, I want to hear for one lifetime.

Same instruments, different tune.  While it certainly looks like one in places, Colossus doesn't sound like a telephone exchange; you can hear it thinking...

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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2014, 03:16:09 pm »
Meh, I'll stick with the beauty and malevolence of a Spitfire.
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2014, 03:27:10 pm »
* Guy revealed he has a Merlin engine in his living room (I think I may have a man-crush).  He strikes me as the sort of person who may just fire it up as well. Certainly a more dramatic way of heating the room than my log fire.

Have you not seen this then?

Guy Martin's passion for life

Cheers for that link.  I don't know how I conspired to miss this.

What's not to like about Guy and his philosophy?
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Re: Guy Martin makes a Mountain Bike
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2014, 11:24:22 pm »
So when does the backlash start about him being Beastly to the Germans :demon:
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