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I can not get enough of The Isle of Man TT

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by OH-MAN, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Oct 18, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    Been around bikes all my life and I can not think of a more intense type of racing than the "Isle".
    The speeds on public roads and narrow streets are incredible.
    Watching the slow mo shots with all the twitching and flexing is too much.

    Allways liked Speedway and flat track for close racing but the raw speed at the Isle is way too scary.
    God bless the late Joey Dunlap!!!!
     
  2. Oct 19, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    I recall seeing a tape of Mike Hailwood with a camera mounted on the front of his bike going around the course. He's yelling at the top of his lungs and just SMOKING through the curves, passing other bikes, disappearing into the fog. The fine line between complete terror and the ultimate rush. WOW!
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    The Isle of Man race is by far the best thing to watch! Those dudes are nuts!
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    It is definitely the MOST extreme form of motorcycle racing........badass!!
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    Nuts....
     
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    WOW! Thanks for that link. Amazing stuff.

    The thing that gets me is that as incredible as this footage is, I can't help but think what it must have been like to ride the cobblestones "back in the day" on old Triumphs, BSAs, Nortons, etc. Compare those suspensions (or lack thereof) with what exists on modern bikes.
     
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