IOM tt crash. (1 Viewer)

Jun 10, 2020
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Very sad, I used to ride a bike as part of my job, but just watching the TT scares the hell out of me, I cannot imagine the sensation travelling through village streets at 100+mph.
 
Oct 12, 2009
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Tragic but all the riders are aware of the risks.
Almost no room for error.

I had a co-pilot friend whose motivation for competing in the TT was to get enough money to pay for his Commercial Pilot Licence.

He had a friend racing in front of him, came off, through a hedge with a barbed-wire fence embedded, decapitated.

I think my friend gave up TT soon after, but he got his CPL.

He had a stutter, but I never found out if he had it before TT racing or after.

Any mention of TT gives me the shudders.
 
Aug 19, 2013
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A few years ago a neighbour on a Spanish campsite gave me an onboard helmet cd of one of his races there. Unbelievably scary, swmbo refused to even stay in the room while it replayed. A different breed, death is always an option on those roads. You have to ask, why do it?

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Apr 9, 2018
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Four of us did it a hire car last year. Four 1/4 hours, including breakfast in Ramsey and a walk up the mountain.šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜Š

Doing a circuit of the track is very informative. We were just about at the fifth bend when I noted that the bikes would now be lapping us had they started at the same timešŸ˜±
 

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