2019 Road Racing Season is Over

End of Season
End of Season

The 2019 Road Racing Season is now over (with the exception of Macau).

You will notice a bit of a change in the site content over the coming winter months – with more ‘tech’ content. Just go with it, you might even like it – and be safe in the knowledge that when the bikes are back on the roads all the important info will still be here.

If you have no interest in anything that else that the site has to offer I won’t hold that against you either – just bookmark or save the site to your favourites and I will see you again in April 2020!

In the meantime make sure you subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar – as always it is free, keep up to date and already is starting to get the 2020 dates added to it. If you haven’t already subscribed have a read and get that sorted.

TBNI Road Racing Calendar – Click Here for Detailed Instructions on How to Subscribe.

See you in April 2020

MacOS 10.15 Catalina : How to Find 32 Bit Apps

32Bit Apps in MacOS Catalina will not work
32Bit Apps in MacOS Catalina will not work

MacOS 10.15 Catalina : How to Find 32 Bit Apps : Since MacOS 10.13 Apple have been warning users that 32 Bit Apps are on the way out. Well, with the release of MacOS 10.15 Catalina that time is now.

So before you upgrade you really should test what is going to stop working. At least then you can make the decision to go ahead with the upgrade or wait a while and see if the App Developer releases a 64 Bit update. Although to be fair – they have had enough warning so probably should have already done so! Don’t give up though, some lazy developers are still releasing updates.

Personally I have upgraded my MacBook Pro and not my iMac. I’m impressed with Catalina and would love to upgrade my iMac too however I can’t bear to loose Cannon Fodder, Theme Park, Sim City 4 and a few other classic games. Everything else that hasn’t bothered with updating – well I’m happy enough to move on without them, no doubt better alternatives are already out there.

Two programs of note that are a potential sticking point for many are :

1. Microsoft Office 2011 – this is not compatible and upgrading to Catalina will force you onto the Office 365 Subscription model.

2. Aperture : Apple’s own image software will no longer work with MacOS Catalina.

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Apple Watch Nike Series 5 44mm : Unboxing

Apple Watch Nike Series 5 44mm
Apple Watch Nike Series 5 44mm :

The Apple Watch Series 5 has been out for a couple of weeks now however the Nike edition of the watch only became available on 4th October 2019.

Having had a Apple Watch Nike Series 2 for a few years I thought it was time to upgrade. The Series 2 was still going strong, the battery was lasting all day and it was in great nick having been housed in a case with a screen protector for its entire life. So the question then is – why upgrade?

Apple Watch Nike Series 2
Apple Watch Nike Series 2

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Mous Limitless 3.0 Case for iPhone 11 Pro Review

Disclosure : I purchased this Mous Limitless 3.0 iPhone 11 Pro Walnut Case direct from Mous.co the review is my own as are my thoughts on the product.

It is officially new iPhone season and this year we have three choices to go for, namely the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.  Now two things have been agreed across the tech world.

iPhone 11 Range - The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Range – The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max
  1. The naming of this generation of iPhone is absolutely shambolic.
  2. The camera setup is ground breaking.  Other phones have been there before the iPhone without doubt, but this year Apple have nailed it.  They have taken what others have tried, improved on it, then bettered it a little more and made it ‘just work’ – as they do.  If you aren’t aware I am referring to Night Mode.

I was never planning on upgrading my iPhone X I was more than happy to aim for and get a third year out it.  Then I made the mistake of watching some previews, reviews and the iPhone 11 keynote.  Needless to say I was walking into the Apple Store on 20th September 2019 to pick up my new iPhone 11 Pro 256 GB.

This isn’t a review on the iPhone 11 though.

Read moreMous Limitless 3.0 Case for iPhone 11 Pro Review

2019 East Coast Racing Festival Results (Killalane)

The 2019 East Coast Racing Festival concludes the 2019 Irish Road Racing Season.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get anywhere near Killalane due to a mechanical incident with my bike – well some a**e left a massive screw on the M1 motorway near Dublin and ruined my chances of getting anywhere near the racing.  So thanks for that you inconsiderate t**t!

However well done to all involved in the event.  If you would like a decent recap of the event check out the 

Official East Coast Racing Festival Facebook Page :  https://www.facebook.com/eastcoastmcc/

or a great source of live Road Racing News from the events : 

https://www.twitter.com/ahardybreed

125cc Championship Race
125cc Championship Race
Classic 250-350 Championship Race
Classic 250-350 Championship Race
600 Non Championship
600 Non Championship
Junior Support - Championship Race
Junior Support – Championship Race

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Senior Support Championship Rerun
Senior Support Championship Rerun
Championship Race
Championship Race
OPEN Championship Race
OPEN Championship Race
Supertwins Championship Race
Supertwins Championship Race
Grand Final
Grand Final

No results available from speedhive – but a massive ‘well done’ is deserved for Melissa Kennedy – the first female to win an Irish National Road Race!

2019 Manx GP Results

Check out the Official Manx Grand Prix Website here : https://www.manxgrandprix.org

Just like for the 2019 TT Races the weather did its upmost to put a dampener on things for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix over the 2019 Festival of Motorcycling.

However through some tough days and good calls from the Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, we got our racing.

The 2019 MGP ran from 17th – 30 August 2019.

Check out the 2019 Classic TT Results Here : http://tbni.blog/2019/08/30/2019-classic-tt-results/

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Newcomers A - Results
Newcomers A – Results
Newcomers B - Results
Newcomers B – Results
Newcomers C - Results
Newcomers C – Results

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Mylchreests MGP Junior
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight

Thursday 29th August 2019

Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club MGP Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight (2)
Manx Grand Prix Supporters Club Ultra Lightweight (2)
MGP Senior
MGP Senior
MGP Senior
MGP Senior

2019 Classic TT Results

Check out the Official Classic TT Website here : https://www.iomtt.com/classic-tt

Just like for the 2019 TT Races the weather did its upmost to put a dampener on things for the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix over the 2019 Festival of Motorcycling.

However through some tough days and good calls from the Clerk of the Course, Gary Thompson, we got our racing.

And let’s make sure we get this out there straight away – Bruce Anstey is back, and straight back to the top of the podium #TeamPagetts

Check out the 2019 Manx Grand Prix Results Here : http://tbni.blog/2019/08/30/2019-manx-gp-results/

2019 Classic TT Race Schedule

Saturday 24th August 2019 :

Bennetts Senior Classic TT
Bennetts Senior Classic TT
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT

Monday 26th August 2019 :

Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
Locate.im Junior Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT
RST Superbike Classic TT

STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE MANX MOTOR CYCLE CLUB : Chris Swallow

The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to confirm that Chris Swallow, 37, from Wellington, New Zealand died today (24th August 2019) following an accident during the Classic TT Races on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT Race.

Chris was an experienced competitor. He made his debut in the 2007 Manx Grand Prix and was a regular competitor in the Classic TT Races. He achieved two runner-up places in the 2012 Classic Manx Grand Prix – the 350cc and 500cc Races – and was fourth in last year’s Senior Classic TT Race.

The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Chris’s family including his father Bill and his wife Jen and children.

Chris Swallow 2019
Chris Swallow 2019
Chris Swallow 2019
Chris Swallow 2019