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posted February 06, 2012 01:59 PM        
Racing , The Isle of Mann, Wild and Crazy

Take a Deep breath and hold on ???http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN3MFLwlsEg&feature=player_embedded
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posted February 06, 2012 02:05 PM        Edited By: shawnski on 7 Feb 2012 05:05
Take a Deep breath and hold on ???http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN3MFLwlsEg&feature=player_embedded

yab... those guys are nuts racing in the street course.. pretty much when you go down with that speed, you are dead!!

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posted February 06, 2012 04:50 PM        
Oh man that's nuts! They say there's at least one death every year. Looks like a hell of a rush!
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posted February 06, 2012 05:32 PM        
Real street racing...

The Isle of Man TT and the Macau Gran Prix street/road races are..insane. Extremely brave guys with no fear of a crash that's for sure.

Macau: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSI292N3AUU&feature=related"

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posted February 06, 2012 05:59 PM        
First time I saw them, I was glued to the TV. When they top those rises at well over 100 mph and the bike starts dancing and they never let out of it....that's a whole new caliber of riding!
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posted February 06, 2012 10:15 PM        
If you have the channel HD Theatre they have a week or 2 that they cover it...... But some poor bastard always dies or tears himself up somewhat badly
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posted February 07, 2012 01:41 AM        Edited By: BobC on 7 Feb 2012 16:42
I'm lucky enough to have been to TT Week many times and ridden quite a few laps of the 37 mile road circuit. It's the only place in the British Isles where there is no speed limit outside the towns and villages. The riders who do the whole lap at racing speeds are heroic. There's a good DVD out now called "Closer To The Edge" which is worth a look. I bought a copy from Amazon. There are many other videos available but this one is the latest and a bit different.
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