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I've got all the admiration in the world for these guys. It takes incredible talent and elephant balls. Great to watch but wouldn't even want to try it. It is insane....
 

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They had all the TT races this year on the Velocity network. Had them on the DVR and my son and I watched them. Even the laps on the slow bikes were way above my skill level. A truly amazing race.
 

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Look for Macau GP 2013 on Youtube. There is a lap recorded onboard Horst Saiger. Imagine Isle of Man with walls only. :biggrin:
 

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sick, got to know the roads like the back of your hand. one wrong turn.. of lack of turning. not good.

i do a good clip in places. but i keep it well below the triple digits in the fastest parts.

but on the track have gotten over 160. but for a short distance.

them guys and (any) gals got balls of steel to do this.
 

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Makes me glad that I "putt-putt" around on my Cruiser (lol)

-Soupy
 

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No surprise 245 guys died doing this since it started.
What impresses me is the way they deal with death. I think it was this year that they didn't honor a dead rider with a minute of silence but with a minute of applause.

They know the risk. It's part of the thrill.
 

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I don't have that level of skill but it looks like a blast. Those guys have some guts. However, jumping a sport bike is rather fun.
 

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Two other good ones are John McGuinness on an electric bike, and David Jeffries on a 1000 Suzuki. David talks us around the course. And the E Bike howls.

Who noticed the hair pin, or the tram tracks at the top of the mountain? Tracks are just before the over pass.

Unkle Crusty*
 

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There's that big right handed curve about 35 seconds in, or so.

He's leaned way the hell over and grabs a handful of throttle like there's no tomorrow.

While I'm desirous of a sport bike, I lack the testicular fortitude to ride like that. Very, very impressive.
 

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Yeah. That's what I want to do. ride 200 mph past brick walls and fire hydrants. I'm glad they enjoy their flirtation with suicide, but I'll stick to sensible riding techniques.
 

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If you ever get the chance, watch "One Man's Island" DVD. It's chronicles the prep and race of a Canadian rider that does IoM TT for the first time.

That's one of my dream destinations...not to race but to watch
 
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