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Old 06-04-2018, 06:01 PM
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I get it. I chose to do a lot of stupid shit too. It's just that race organizers and track owners go above and beyond to provide venues that are as safe as possible. The course at Man just isn't very safe. I hate seeing brave young people die.
I do too. The open areas is one thing, through the towns is another. It's hard to believe.

It has picked up a lot of coverage and sponsorship but even if they pulled out, I think these guys would do it for free.
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The Superbike race was pretty impressive. The way the bikes were compressing around this one right hander through town was sick! Was glad to see the Tyco BMW of Michael Dunlop pull it off, although it would have sure been different had Dean Harrison not had mechanical issues.

How about those side cars!?
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"BUT as morbid as it may seem, it's refreshing and strangely reassuring that at least SOMEWHERE on this planet, man isn't protected from himself by govts., laws and naysayers whims. This race truly is "the razors edge" and obviously there are a few who still wish to dance on that edge and many more who want to sit inches away and watch the spectacle.

Cool... crazy but cool! "


Great quote Hatchieluvr.
This is exactly how I feel about it.
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IIRC, Eddie Hill got out of boats because it was too dangerous, then moved to Top Fuel because it was safer. I cannot imagine those guys at Isle of Man. Hatchie said it best.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiberglass1 Inc View Post
I get it. I chose to do a lot of stupid shit too. It's just that race organizers and track owners go above and beyond to provide venues that are as safe as possible. The course at Man just isn't very safe. I hate seeing brave young people die.
The race organizers and track owners go above and beyond to provide venues that are as safe as possible so they can afford the insurance. One of the main reasons they changed the lay out of Road Atlanta a few years ago is that the insurance company told them that the corner was too dangerous and if they didn't change the course, they wouldn't insure them. There are tracks around that only hold track days because the insurance is too expensive. Different world, but my dad used to own two motocross tracks and the price of insurance for a practice day was about 1/5th the price of "race day" insurance, so there were 2-3 practice days a month with a race about every 8 weeks or so.
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Every one of these guys knows death is a possibility. They know the odds and choose to play. I dont like the crashes and of course not the deaths. I watch it for the racing But again... this is their choice. BASE jumping can get you killed quite easily as well as free climbing without ropes. It has to be in your blood.
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It's the last place on EARTH that a person can RACE with no restrictions, no rules, balls to the wall and be the boss of himself. I gave up speed when I discovered my balls weren't as big as I used to think they were. I won't criticize the riders, their doing what THEY want to do and if they die in the process it's been a personal choice.....
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And another one...............https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europ...f-man-44334611

A motorcyclist competing in the Isle of Man TT for the first time has been killed in a crash in his second race.

Adam Lyon, who earlier said it was his "dream" to race in the TT, died near the 28th mile of the Mountain course during the Supersport 1 race.

The 26-year-old, of Helensburgh, Argyll, is the second rider to be killed during this year's event.

Race organisers ACU Events Ltd expressed "their deepest sympathy" to Mr Lyon's family and friends.
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26......
living his dream
Man that's a tough one to swallow
But like Bailey Boat said....I concur
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I'm surprised Michael Dunlop is still alive...
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I would love to try it at a slower speed of course!
Best race in the world ! Love the sidecars too ! Awesome.
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Anyone ever list to Michael Dunlop talk? He could have had a part in Snatch as a Pikey.
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Best race in the world for 2 wheel riders and fans. I have a friend that raced it and he isnít nuts, just all about living and racing 2 wheels. I built bikes for a few different organizations. Our team rider broke his neck the first race of the year this season. A few years ago I watched riders die within 20 yards of me at the start of a Laguna Superbike race. Itís not fun. Itís not comprehensible. Itís a drug that only the rider and people involved can understand. To this day there is nothing Iv done that has touched racing and dragging half your body trying to make a 4th gear turn at over 140mph. Everything is slow and magical. TT riders are the elite and they have balls of steel. God speed to all that are lost.
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Originally Posted by Bailey Boat View Post
I gave up speed when I discovered my balls weren't as big as I used to think they were.
Its amazing the relationship between ball size and knowledge/wisdom base growth. I used to race supercross and motocross, even with the big triples, that sport is really tame compared to what these guys are doing. Even so, I look back and think I must have been crazy back then.
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They have my vote for the most dangerous race/sport out there.

Its a challenge to one's self to race that race. Your not racing anyone else. Your just trying to finish it at your own speed without getting killed. Disagree it should be discontinued. That challenge is what keeps riders coming at it. no one makes them race there.

ZL1000 I had we built it to 183 HP. It was a 200 mph bike I just never took it there. 183 was the most I seen on it, and was no where even remotely compared to what those guys are on.
Taking it to the streets at that speed. Awesome ability of the riders and faith in what they are doing. They have the will to win in a way I can't even begin to dream of.
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