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Coming 2018!

There’s no secret – an awful lot of this site is focused on motorcycling and road racing. Especially during the racing season.

For this reason @RoadRacingLive has been born. This will be the tbni.blog dedicated Twitter feed for all things Motorcycle Road Racing related.

It will be coming just in time for the 2018 season so Follow it now and be sure not to miss a thing!

The RoadRacingLive.co.uk address will simply continue to link to the main blog.

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Road Racing Calendar Now Available

iCal

TBNI.co.uk is now proud to announce that our Road Racing Calendar will continue for the 2018 Irish and Northern Irish Road Racing Season.  Our iCal Calendar is now available and open to subscription!

The 2018 Events are already getting added!

Simply Click here and you will be offered to Subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar :

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DJI Mavic Pro or Mavic Air? How About a Spark?

DJI Spark

DJI Spark

Controversial title there isn’t it?  Well that’s exactly the question I have struggled with since the announcement of the DJI Mavic Air.  Which one should I get the DJI Mavic Pro, or the DJI Mavic Air.  The DJI Spark was truthfully never even in the equation.

I should point out straight away I am a drone novice.  A first time flyer, with no experience whatsoever.  I didn’t know what to expect, whether I would even enjoy flying a drone, or whether I even actually needed one.  To be honest I didn’t ‘need’ one, but I had wanted one for quite some time.  I was constantly checking out the Phantom series, but I really wanted it to take it whilst out and about on the bike, so the Phantom didn’t really cut it.  The anouncement of the Air then made me think this is the one, easy to transport in the top box of the bike, quick to set up, quick to get in the air and user friendly settings for the camera – which is quite nicely spec’d to boot – surely this is the winner.

Then I started doing my research – a lot of research.

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NI Motorcycle Festival 2018 (MotorcycleFest) : Eikon Centre, Lisburn

The 2018 Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival (MotorcycleFest) ran at the Eikon Centre, Lisburn from Friday 2nd February 2018 – Sunday 4th February 2018.  The event has been running at the Eikon Centre since 2016 and seems to be going from strength to strength.

So what’s it like?

Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival 2018

Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival 2018

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UPDATE :John McGuinness to Norton!

It’s confirmed! It’s more than a rumour John McGuiness will be riding for Norton in 2018.

John McGuinness to ride a Norton In 2018!http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/news/2018/02/07/norton-signs-john-mcguinness-for-2018-isle-of-man-tt-races/

It’s Official!  John McGuinness is off to Norton for 2018!

And that is how you deliver breaking news!

Original Article :

Rumours have been rife since late 2017 that John McGuinness could find himself on top of a lush silver Norton in 2018.  However with this weeks earlier announcement of Josh Brookes on the 2018 Norton – and that was it – it seemed that the rumour of John McGuinness as his team mate had died a death.

Until now…

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Philadelphia Eagles win SuperBowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles win Superbowl LII

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their win at Superbowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles win Superbowl LII

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2018 Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed

Welsh Road Race Postponed until 2019?

Welsh Road Race Postponed until 2019?

Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed :

2018 Welsh Road Race Postponed / Cancelled

After yesterday’s rumours about the 2018 Welsh Road Race being called off (http://tbni.blog/2018/02/02/2018-welsh-road-race-called-off/) things have finally been confirmed by the organsiation this morning :

2018 Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed

2018 Welsh Road Race Cancelled / Postponed

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2018 Welsh Road Race Called Off?

Welsh Road Race

Welsh Road Race


Update : The 2018 Welsh Road has been cancelled / postponed : http://tbni.blog/2018/02/03/2018-welsh-road-race-cancelled-postponed/


Motorcycle News are reporting that the Welsh Road Race may be cancelled :

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/tt-road-races/2018/january/roads-welsh-road-race-set-to-be-called-off-/

I have asked for comment from the Welsh Road Race on Twitter :

To be updated when more news comes in…

 

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8Bitdo N30 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller – Unboxing and Review

Read on for Step by Step Instructions on Updating the Firmware on the 8BitDo N30 Pro for Mac / PC.

Having got my RetroPie rig up and running I was thoroughly enjoying some retro arcade action.  I had everything from an Atari to a NeoGeo, with 1000s of games from my youth all ready to go with the push of a button on my TV.

One thing felt wrong though and that was the controller.  I was using a wired xBox / Windows controller.  It worked well, plugged it in and it just worked as it should but it just felt wrong.  Playing Streets of Rage on a modern xBox controller just didn’t capture the feel.  It still played well, it is still an epic retro game, but I’m sure you get what I mean?

Then I decided to change the controller and started looking for an alternative.  One that would work well, feel good and actually capture the feel of these older style games.  I did a lot of reading on Amazon reviews as well as other sites and they all pointed me towards one brand – 8BitDo.

They have a wide range of controllers and accessories – as you can see mostly geared towards the Nintendo feel of things :

8BitDo Range of Controllers

8BitDo Range of Controllers

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Raspberry Pi – Retro Gaming Set up – Step 2

Raspberry Pi Logo

Thanks to Amazon Prime and the Next Day Delivery – everything arrived right on time for me to spend the most of yesterday setting up the Raspberry Pi and playing games that were just a distant memeory.  To be fair though the setting up was a minor aspect of the day.  It took about 10 mins to open the package, build the Raspberry Pi and have it sitting ready for it’s memory card to tell it what to do!  It is really that *easy.*

*easy* – truthfully there are a few stumbling blocks but I will post up a couple of videos at the end of this post that covers the tricky bits very well.

Raspberry Pi - What you will need for a RetroPie Setup

Raspberry Pi – What you will need for a RetroPie Setup

Samsung Evo Micro SD Cards

Samsung Evo Micro SD Cards

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Raspberry Pi – Retro Gaming Set up – Step 1

Raspberry Pi Logo

Raspberry Pi Logo

As a child of the 80’s I have been a gamer since – well forever.  That makes Retro Gaming a part of my very core!

I started off on a Commodore +4, then moved to a Commodore 64, then an Amiga 1200, in 1992 I got my first Windows based PC, a Pentium III – DX2 66MHz (with about 500Mb of HDD space) if I remember rightly.

From there I started building PCs and then I moved to Mac and I am still here.  As the same time I was also playing with consoles.  Of course I had a Gameboy, but I was more of a Sega fanboy, Mega Drive, Saturn, then I moved to Playstation, 1 -> 2 -> 3 and now 4.

Playstation was my system of choice but I still have had xBox, xBox 360, and currently xBox One.

The amount of games I had for each system was criminal, however what is more criminal is the fact that the majority of them got traded in.  If only I was wise then I’d still have every one of them displayed in my games room, insetead I imagine they are long since in a land fill somewhere.  Devastating!

Along the way I have also picked up a NES, SNES, N64, 2DS, Neo-Geo Pocket, a Master System, a Game Gear and an Atari Lynx along with a really nice Atari 2600 and a few other random systems I have picked up along the way.

I love how gaming has progressed – I love gaming.  I’m still at on the PS4, and I have the XB1 for Microsoft exclusives – and Fifa, but I love retro gaming.  So I have finally decided to try out some old skool memories using a Raspberry Pi.

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Malle Moto – The Forgotten Dakar Story – Full Movie

Lyndon Poskitt AdventureSpec Dakar 2017 Malle Moto

A little Christmas present from Lyndon Poskitt and Adventurespec in the form of a movie covering his 2017 Dakar Malle Moto experience.

Turn on the HD – get a cuppa, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

With the 2018 Dakar just round the corner Lyndon Poskitt has promised more coverage for this year’s race so make sure to click the subscribe buttons.

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