MUSINGS FROM TT ledg' John McGuinness
The Morecamb Missile has 23 Isle of Man TT wins to his name. And a decent stash of Star Wars figures.
McPint wrote a column for Performance Bikes magazine for four years and here we share some of the best with you. He chats about his life, his biking exploits and gives us a view of the road racing world that only the most famous brickie from Lancashire can.
John's been all over the place this month - London, Dublin, Gibraltar, Monte Blanco and more! He's worried that the council will take his key to Morecambe off him for being away so much.
After being trapped under the bike and getting whacked on the arse. Guy was on hand with his soldering iron leading to a successful first test of the Blade. John has some plans to help him get used to the new Blade...
McG tells us how he felt when he found out that his new Honda team-mate was Guy Martin. But is he worried about Guy beating him at this years TT? John does a few laps on the new Fireblade with Freddie Spencer, then thrashes the Aussies at Phillip Island.
This month John is more stressed than he's ever been. Rossi's invited him to Italy but he's got too many boxes of crap to move into his new house. After discovering lost treasures in the loft, Becky wants him to get rid - he'll watch his 250 VHS videos one day right?
McPint recounts his time at the end of season bash that is the Macau Grand Prix, drinking with Mark Webber and being ratted on by his kids.
This month John races Macau's oily circuit and nearly ends up in the sea.
McPint has a bizarre experience when he signs up to take part in a fear test, and recalls how he scared a car journalist stiff by taking him pillion on a TT lap!
This month John wins at the Classic TT on a 500cc Paton after a slippery crash in practice, and he goes to the ball as a super hero.
This month John makes a wish to the fairies to help him finish the Classic TT on his 500cc Paton
This month John blags his way into the F1 at Silverstone, races the Mugen at Spa and goes camping at Goodwood.