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Old 06-15-2006, 02:26 PM   #21
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And to think, as crazy, dangerous, and difficult this course is, the late great Joey Dunlop won it 20+ times not too mention continuously breaking the average records on the course. RIP.
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Old 06-15-2006, 02:51 PM   #22
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chilled Guinness? better stick to Pudwieser fridge boy. Guinness should be cellar temperature, or garage cool for us North Wet types.



I've got a Duke DVD of the '04 IOM, and yes...45 mph on my shiny new Bonnie would be about right for me. Them boys are totaly mad going that fast around there
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:02 PM   #23
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They dropped Dakar and WRC this year too. My hatered for Nascar grows daily.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:21 PM   #24
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Amen brother
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:22 PM   #25
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The whole thing is almost like the helmet debate. It is crazy dangerous race, and everybody there must think IT will happen to somebody else, not them. They ride anyway as an expression of freedom i guess. Their right to take the chance, but i wouldn't want anybody I cared about to race there. Heck, at those speeds you really don't need a helmet anyway, it isn't going to help you if you hit a rock wall at 100.



Is there a more fatalistic sporting event in the world than IOM?
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:23 PM   #26
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Joey was my hero. RIP
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:28 PM   #27
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Life in general is fatal, last time I checked. It beats getting blown out by a car bomb in some Godforsaken land.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:31 PM   #28
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Wew... thanks for setting me straight...I am sure the GPTB could take the lap times out of context and make a big deal.. Sean was their man, you know...
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:02 PM   #29
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Welcome to the Triumph fold. The Bonnie would be a perfect bike for the IOM.



I'm hopping on the Thrux in a couple of minutes to wade through the deluge we're having so that I can see my girlfriend and nip into her Dad's bottle of Oban. I haven't had any since the distillery fire and he has no clue how much it is worth. Doesn't drink scotch at all and just ... offered it to me free.



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Old 06-15-2006, 05:04 PM   #30
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If you think its dangerous for the professional racers, then you have to ride and mix it with the amateurÂ’s. Every year at the I O M TT they have whatÂ’s called Mad Sunday. This is where the authorities allow the general public to ride their bikes around the circuit. Now that is scary!

I once rode a stock Triumph Bonneville around the circuit and got into a real tank slapper on one of the long bumpy sweepers. On the same day about six riders left the circuit in ambulances. Its amazing what happens to the ego of the average rider when heÂ’s surrounded by a large number of spectators. He actually starts to think heÂ’s a professional racer, and before long his speed far outweighs his riding ability. To be PC, that should also read, or hers.

I guess weÂ’ve all ridden in the land of the stupid at some stage in our lives, and the survivors can look back with nostalgia and remember what a lot of fun it was.

And it really was!

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