Further proof (if needed) that Guy Martin is a "lad"

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  1. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    "Well it’s not gone quite to plan.

    "I've cycled over 11,000 miles this year, including the Tour Divide in America, to and from work most days and I spent three weeks in China in October, back for a few days at work, straight to New Zealand for ten days racing motorbikes, back for a few days at work and then off.

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    "I badly pulled my Achilles tendon on the left side after a day or so but thought I'd just get my head down and work through it. I kept good miles up and got to John O’Groats from Grimsby in 4 days and 8 hours, about 800 miles. But my leg was getting worse and I thought I could keep going and maybe do the whole lot in 30 days but I knew I'd be jiggered for a long time after and maybe even have serious long term damage, which would mean I couldn’t do the serious cycle trip I've got in my head for next year.

    So I've put my push bike back in the shed for the rest of the year, giving my leg a chance to recover. I'm back at work and I realise I need to listen to my body more. By just manning up I was papering over the cracks. Thanks very much for the support, loads of folk wishing me well and that was mega.
     
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  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    He's a lad isn't he ? Fantastic character in my book. Sucking the marrow out of life.
     
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  3. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    I like the fact that his idea of "working through it" was to cycle from Grimsby to John O' Groats!
    What would a premiership footballers idea of that be I wonder?
     
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  4. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    I am reading his book 'Catching Worms'
    He is an amazing chap and very humble. I love his writing style.
     
  5. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Crème de la Crème

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    I like him and have read his books but apparently he can be a bit of a prima donna at times. A pal told the tale of seeing him in van at a set of traffic lights somewhere. My pal pulls up alongside on his bike and casually looking to his left recognises Guy and gives him the thumbs up, nothing more, at which Guy apparently mouths the words "why don't you f&@k off".
     
  6. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Well I guess it shows he's human!
     
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  7. Shamus13

    Shamus13 Well-Known Member

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    My mate was at Olivers Mount road racing and had the same thing. Guy wasn't interested in talking to his fans or spectators choosing to ignore them or hide away. At the same time we had NOTE multiple TT winner Ian Hutchinson who spent a lot of times chatting, signing autographs and posing for pictures. Totally down to earth and openly excited to talk bikes amongst us mere mortals.
     
  8. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    He does address this in his book that he doesn't like publicity and ideally does stuff where he won't be recognised, like riding the Great Divide challenge in America where he is relatively unknown
    He did agree to do some trail event on the condition that his name is not mentioned or used to promote the event. The organised plastered it on the internet that Guy was going to be there so he didn't turn up.

    I think his priorities are: Family, working on trucks, motorbikes and then not being made a fuss of or recognised and not being a "TV Wanker"
     
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  9. MrOrange

    MrOrange Guest

    For someone on the autistic spectrum, he does bloody brilliantly. So to Slag him off for something which is outside his control is a bit off. IMHO.

    He was on the same ferry as us, back from nw200 a couple of years ago, had a bad off in the second race and couldn't ride the rest of the day. My mate saw him in the bar, got a selfie and a handshake.

    So even when he is rightly Pissed of, can still be bothered, sometimes.

    Think I would feel the same, if everyone came up acting like they knew me. But I freely admit to not liking people. :D;)
     
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  10. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....

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    Hobbling to the physiotherapist's or more likely in a wheel chair.
    Bunch of pansy's
     
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  11. H.O.

    H.O. Noble Member

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    He has Aspergers Syndrome, I know it can cause problems, last January I was verbally assaulted by Sue Bo whilst we were both visiting the hospital out patients, I didn't even start the conversation, (long story) but went totally bonkers so I can well believe the later stories of her at the airport etc, and about Guy.
    Now on the other hand one of the nicest on the circuit is Chris Walker, bumped into him several times in his 'own time', he used to often be with his mate Hodgson too, both top blokes!
     
  12. Sprinter

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  14. H.O.

    H.O. Noble Member

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    Story in the Mail today says he's just bought the village pub!
    The village has lost the butcher's post office etc, and the pub was in danger of closing so he bought it, his sister will run it with Guy putting events on once a months, like running up his Merlin engine!
    Bet the locals will love that!
     
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  15. Mark80

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    Excellent, might have to pop over and take a look at some point
     
  16. stollydriver

    stollydriver Elite Member

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    May be a great place for a Forum meeting. If it is - count me and I bet many others in.
     
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  18. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    I know I'm an old fart, but f***ing hell that looks fast and super dangerous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  19. Sprinter

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    To be honest I couldnt keep up with the conversation
     
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