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that first bike is the mv agusta 8 cyl dustbin. badass little bike. There is a guy in italy reporducing them for $125K a pop. The silver and red honda is Mike "the Bike" Hailwood on a factory honda (can't tell if it is the six cylinder or not).

The video is all isle of man TT footage. damn if it doesn't want to make you go there. Love the way those modern guys smear the turns on the street.

Incidently the Isle of Man TT is a dangerous place...I think five riders lost their lives this year at the manx there in august.



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yyyyyyyea, dangerous. If you're going to state the obvious, don't undermine what those guys do. Golfing in a lightning storm is dangerous; IOM is something totally different.
Sorry to be rude, but I wont have the Manx TT called merely dangerous.

Z

Also, I thought the shot of Hailwood and Ago hanging out was pretty cool.
 

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yyyyyyyea, dangerous. If you're going to state the obvious, don't undermine what those guys do. Golfing in a lightning storm is dangerous; IOM is something totally different.
Sorry to be rude, but I wont have the Manx TT called merely dangerous.

Z

Also, I thought the shot of Hailwood and Ago hanging out was pretty cool.
 

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Those of us in the USCRA are proud to say that we have members that race at the IOM.

A few years ago I stopped by at the boarding office of the ferry company that transports you to the IOM. Figured while I was over there I'd want to locate the office so when the time comes I'll know where it is.
Yes I'll be riding there some day in the Manx.
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Damn... and here i thought those high speed turns we did in motorcycle safety course at 20 miles an hour where intense. Those guys are beasts. I have nothing but respect for anyone that can make a bike do that. I get pumped going 60 on my bike, ha. More videos!!! They make work better... silly technical support...

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watching the video again...and ignoring customers.
 

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quote:
Those of us in the USCRA are proud to say that we have members that race at the IOM.

A few years ago I stopped by at the boarding office of the ferry company that transports you to the IOM. Figured while I was over there I'd want to locate the office so when the time comes I'll know where it is.
Yes I'll be riding there some day in the Manx.
JohnnyB
I'm not a huge gamer but I've been playing TT Superbikes almost an hour each night. The full 37.4 mile course just to start memorizing it. I race one race and then watch the replay (which is a about an hour with skipping through the replay). I will go with in the next couple of years. The problem I have is the "new riderss race". Most people ride the CBR and FZR 400s or an RS125. I'm not comfortable enough yet to run my RS at the Manx. They are uping the amount of races you need to do in a season in order to race there as well.

Johnny get your RS now and we can go together, holding hands of course. Also I got everything in the mail.

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Aaron...that would be my dream, to get over there and race with someone....even if one or the other person ended up as just a support crew...any participation in the event would be very cool.

Let me know when you plan to go...I'd like to be able to plan ahead and try to at least attend it with you....probably the best plan...just go one time....race the next time.

Roger on the parts....I'll have your PVL plate done in a day or so...I'm waiting for a new hand tapping machine to come in...I'm finding that free hand tapping the holes for some of my components isn't accurate enough.

They don't make that game for PC do they?....freakin bastards. What console does it play on? Might have to buy one just to play the freakin game.
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anybody wanting a support crew for the IOM race...I'll do it. I just don't have the skills to race competetivley there and I know i'll end up a statistic if I try so for right now if someone is going and needs me to wrench for them, pitch the tent, whatever count me in.
 
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