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Old 07-24-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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IOM TT: you have to be just a little nuts

Reading Jody's post on Pikes Peak and the comment, "It's man and machine vs. mountain" made me think of the Isle of Mann TT.

Enjoy some onboard footage (and commentary) with Steve Hislop (RIP) and the factory Castrol HRC Honda RC45.

Not hard to see how so many people have been killed here over the years

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I've been enamored with this race ever since I became aware of it in the late 80's.

Real man vs machine type stuff that lets you find out what kind of real man you are/ aren't!

Hislop was the man, indeed RIP.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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I've been enamored with this race ever since I became aware of it in the late 80's.

Real man vs machine type stuff that lets you find out what kind of real man you are/ aren't!

Hislop was the man, indeed RIP.

+1 One day I want to make the trip........to watch of course.
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:04 AM   #5
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I've been enamored with this race ever since I became aware of it in the late 80's.

Real man vs machine type stuff that lets you find out what kind of real man you are/ aren't!

Hislop was the man, indeed RIP.
People come from all over the world to ride it,
some never go home

Hislop was truely special RIP.

John McGuinness is the king of the mountain right now.
His lap record gives him an average speed of 130mph+ around there
He earns more in the IOM fortnight than the rest of the year put together.
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He also enjoys the concrete walls of the Macau GP
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:09 AM   #7
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+1 One day I want to make the trip........to watch of course.
hope you make it
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where is the pic of the guy scraping his helmet around the stone wall?
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Good call, Jody!! Joey was (RIP) a bad on the lil hill. John seems to be taking over where ole Dunlop left off, though. He just knows that course.
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truly insane race

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Geeeeezus H fukkkin christ ! is nobody even gonna mention the isle of man legend JOEY DUNLOP , winner of 26 TT races. when u think of the TT, u should think of Joey Dulop. he is such a legend. he even has his own monument. how many racers get that ?????????
Joey who?????????????????????????
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You are of course absolutely right, talking about the IOM TT without mentioning ya man Joey is akin to blasphemy.
Legendary is an overused term these days but in Joey Dunlop's case, it is 100% appropriate.
Nice to know he gets the recognition all the way over there .

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The 2006 Isle of Man TT Iceman Trophy was awarded to American road racer Jeremy Toye for his outstanding performances this year on the Martin Bullock Racing machinery.

This years TT Iceman Trophy is the first of hopefully many awards in remembrance of Joakim Karlsson, a Swedish rider who lost his life at last years TT practice. Joakim was a foreign rider who travelled far to compete at the most exhilarating motorcycle racing events on the Isle of Man and Ireland. His attitude was an example to us all and it will be preserved in the essence of this Trophy in his name.

Jeremy attended the Hailwood Foundation on the Island earlier in the year and has built on the tuition and advice from the many experts on hand who ensure all newcomers receive the best possible preparation for what is arguably the greatest test of pure road racing on the planet.

Jeremy Toye prepared for and met this challenge head on, riding under the careful eye of Martin Bullock Racing, gradually becoming more familiar with the demanding circuit and increasing his times in all his outings resulting in a brilliant 20 th place in the final day's Senior TT race… with a final lap of over 120mph average earning him this years Iceman Trophy in recognition of his achievements.
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His brother Robert Dunlop was pretty good too. RIP, he died earlier this year in the NW200.

I plan on going next year. First going to the NW200 then on to see IOM. Did I mention I get free accomodation there
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that is like 34 mile in less than 5 min.

gave me butterflies just watching.
I know there are lots of bad ,s, but Ur wrong on the 34 miles in 5 min thing, silly boy, do the math thats 7 miles a minute, about 420 miles per hour, I dont know of any bike that can do that period, much less in those circumstances
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Little clip of last years NW200 when John McGuinness won it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland...nness1stwin512
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Who was the Yamaha rider a few years ago that kicked , I think on a R1, seems like his name was James? but I cant remember, he was the chit, I think the fastest ever?
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His brother Robert Dunlop was pretty good too. RIP, he died earlier this year in the NW200.

I plan on going next year. First going to the NW200 then on to see IOM. Did I mention I get free accomodation there
Must have been tough for Robert living in Joey's shadow.
RIP
Robert's son is a bit handy on a bike as you might already know.

Enjoy your trip, hope you'll post up some pics when the time comes around.
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Who was the Yamaha rider a few years ago that kicked , I think on a R1, seems like his name was James? but I cant remember, he was the chit, I think the fastest ever?
That would be John McGuinness again.
His signature on a contract is arguably the most sought after of any rider who participates in the TT and NW200 at this time.
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Must have been tough for Robert living in Joey's shadow.
RIP
Robert's son is a bit handy on a bike as you might already know.

Enjoy your trip, hope you'll post up some pics when the time comes around.
Did his dad proud by takin a win just a few days after his da passed away.
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