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Old 05-31-2013, 09:53 PM
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:58 PM
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I'm hot for the Tourist Trophy, gonna chase it someday.
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Nothing like a country ride with friends
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:03 PM
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Velocity on comcast (channel 412 in my area) is covering the race all week long starting this sunday night at 10 pm then rerunning the next day at 4 pm for all who are interested.
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The Superbikes in HD are awesome.
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Originally Posted by brothermike View Post
The Superbikes in HD are awesome.
+1, expecially when they do the slo-mo and you can see the chassis get all wiggly jiggly and the plastics ripple when they land third gear jumps.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by GlockPointer View Post
I'm hot for the Tourist Trophy, gonna chase it someday.
Well, before you make that decision, may I suggest having a preview, by riding the mountain on Mad Sunday at IOM... That should sober you up real quick...

I did that years ago... I was going around 150-160 at the fastest, and keeping up with most of the locals... I kind of felt I was pushing it a little bit, since I didn't know the road, and they did...

Then about halfway I got passed by one of the racer's just out testing something I guess... He was going past me about 10-20 mph faster, standing up tugging on his lethers, with one foot of the peg, with the bike a bit unsettled over a few bumps... And once he got the leathers to his liking, he sat down and whacked the throttle open again, and just vanished...

Let's just say, I rolled off, the rest of the locals around me rolled off... I just about puttered the rest of the way, parked my bike and took a pint... The reality set in that when we where pushing it, he was still "going slow" adjusting his leathers, as he was passing us, like we where standing still...

I'm a bit whacked, but the speeds those guys are doing, it's clinically insane... They are at the limits of what the laws of physics allows, and with every inch of the lap they are riding on the ragged edge, or a hairswidth past it...
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The Ulster GP looks crazier than the TT. Racing in packs at 120+ mph on a track 10 feet wide with curbs on both sides? Yeah these dudes are either clinically insane or mutants with adrenaline instead of blood pumping in their veins.

Tweety did you ride your SH to the Isle of Mann? That must have been a super cool trip. I wish one day I'll be able to do it.
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