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Old 06-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Drunken thoughts from the TT....

Watched Anstey win by .7 seconds after 4 laps of racing.

McGuinness finally won a Superstock TT, his first out of the 19 total.

Drove the course before I got on the drink. The TV coverage omits all the bumps. It omits the ridiculous grades and elevation changes. It omits the noise of the engines rebounding off the buildings. It omits the fact that every corner other than the mountain section is completely blind due to hedges, walls, and buildings.

Before I arrived, I thought that the place was special, that riders were a different breed. The place is magically, emotional even. Until you see these lads inch perfect on public roads you come to the realisation that MotoGP and WSBK is all just a bit pretentious. These lads are truly special. Get it wrong here, and you're dead. I thought they'd be going 90% with that in mind. Not so, they are truly on the edge and giving it the beans as early as possible and grabbing the anchors as late as possible while the bike is really just like a mad bull beneath them. Anyone that cracks just 100mph is a rock star in my book.

If you ever get the chance, make the pilgrimage, it is truly life changing. Like I said, properly emotional.

Videos will be posted when I get back, but like I already mentioned, it will omit the fact that this truly is the most visceral form of motor racing on the planet.

Long live the TT.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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Drunken thoughts from the TT....

Watched Anstey win by .7 seconds after 4 laps of racing.

McGuinness finally won a Superstock TT, his first out of the 19 total.

Drove the course before I got on the drink. The TV coverage omits all the bumps. It omits the ridiculous grades and elevation changes. It omits the noise of the engines rebounding off the buildings. It omits the fact that every corner other than the mountain section is completely blind due to hedges, walls, and buildings.

Before I arrived, I thought that the place was special, that riders were a different breed. The place is magically, emotional even. Until you see these lads inch perfect on public roads you come to the realisation that MotoGP and WSBK is all just a bit pretentious. These lads are truly special. Get it wrong here, and you're dead. I thought they'd be going 90% with that in mind. Not so, they are truly on the edge and giving it the beans as early as possible and grabbing the anchors as late as possible while the bike is really just like a mad bull beneath them. Anyone that cracks just 100mph is a rock star in my book.

If you ever get the chance, make the pilgrimage, it is truly life changing. Like I said, properly emotional.

Videos will be posted when I get back, but like I already mentioned, it will omit the fact that this truly is the most visceral form of motor racing on the planet.

Long live the TT.

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #5
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Here this should help with your withdrawls.

This video has been posted several times, but it's still the best one I've ever seen.

Oh BTW I'm jealous. That's one race I'd really love to go watch in person. to just go ride the route would be a blast.
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Oh and here's one I haven't seen before it has some awesome slowmo video. Including the jumps with radical landings.
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+1, but thanks for the insight!
+2! But seriously that is definately on the "to-do" list next year. I'm going to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in July, but the Isle of Man TT is definately the greatest spectacle in motorcycle racing!
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Is their links (urls) to those isle of mann videos. The one with the fish dude at 180 mph is awesome.
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