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Date: 06/17/13 03:33 PM

21 Responses to Isle Of Man Onboard

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Link: Isle Of Man Onboard - Idiot or brave?
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    Sloppy1 Male 18-29
    267 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    Brave riders doing what they love. Best bike race on the planet
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
    338 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    These guys know every turn, curve, bump and dip. Stupidity doesn`t come into it.
    Stupid doesn`t get to go that fast.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    why would they be idiots?
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    No, just a little bit of crazy though...

    Doesn`t somebody die every year doing this event?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33155 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    It`s a closed road: they`re in a race!

    Pretty brave. Going fast on 2 wheels is always dangerous.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    Stupid impressive but very stupid possible death for a trophy.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    TT races?
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    drips Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    I`d say doing stuff like that during closed-road races is both brave and very courteous. The idiots are the ones who do it on public roads.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 7:51 pm
    Also if the road is closed every year someone die. Hmm it seems me a little bit idiotic.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    They close the roads yes but what happens when a bike doing almost 200 hits some ones house?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14657 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    It`s good that there are still racing venues where people are free to defy likely death to compete. It`s bad that anyone actually shows up to compete or watch.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    June 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm
    Idiot or brave?
    I`m going with idiot here.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    June 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm
    It`s the TT race, and right then I think you were watching (most of the time) the arse of Michael Dunlop who this year had almost a total clean sweep of the races (he missed out on the big one). Asked why they do it, they said it`s because of the buzz. It`s a bit like some military people I know who say you don`t really know what it`s like to feel alive until you`re being shot at.

    Sadly with the TT though it does remain highly dangerous and people do get killed; this year a Japanese rider was killed when he came off his bike at something like 130mph.

    These people aren`t idiots, they`re professional motorbike racers, with most of the top people belonging to professional race teams that are fully kitted out and spend $000,000`s a year.

    Now if you want to see crazy, try watching the side cars do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPwRskMuaEc<
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2013 at 12:40 am
    That was one sweet running bike!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 12:59 am
    Love the TT races its on my bucket list to go see
    One of the last mad bad genuine races left in the world which is legit
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 2:31 am
    I did the IOM TT in 1984-1987 as a spectator; 3 yrs on an XS850, 2yrs on an FJ1200. It is an absolute hoot, a buzz, and a celebration of life as an adrenaline-junkie. The racing, beer, nightlife, etc make it something that has to be done.
    Do not expect any level of sophistication, except by the competitors. The `competition` is a time trial: The riders set off at regular intervals, and race against the clock to try to beat previous records and be better than the next man/woman.
    One of the best things about the riders is that there are few Prima-donnas; they stay in your hotel/guest-house/B&B, eat breakfast with you in the morning and drink beer with you after the racing is over.
    Brave? No.
    Idiot? No.
    Adrenaline junkie? Yes.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 2:44 am
    1983-1987. (ahem)
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 2:50 am
    As a matter of interest to the `moaners about death and danger`. When I was last on the Island, there were more people killed in skiing accidents in Europe in one year, than competitors killed racing in all of the TT races since they began.
    Skiing:
    Idiot or Brave?
    Adrenaline rush!
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 6:16 am
    Why not both?
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 10:34 am
    @Nickel2
    How many skiiers are there in Europe every year?
    How many TT competitors?

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