I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
LatestPopularMost BookmarkedMost EmailedTop RatedMy FavoritesRandomChat
AllGamesFunnyEntertainmentQuizzesWeirdTechLifestyle, Arts & Lit.News & PoliticsScienceSportsMisc
Submit Content  





rss

friendsmore friends | add your site
Asylum

Holy Taco

Funny Videos

BuzzFeed

NothingToxic

Oddee

Mousebreaker

Online Games

Eat Liver

Online Games

Gorilla Mask

Full Downloads

Norway Games

Damn Cool Pics

Kontraband

Extreme Humor

X Hollywood

I Dont Like You

123 Games

Hollywoodtuna

Funny Games

Cool Stuff

Viva La Games

X - Vids

Smit Happens

Funny Videos

Funny Stuff

ebaumsworld



Back to Listing

Insane Risks Motor Race At The Isle Of Man TT Race

Hits: 12178 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Sports | Added by: NOCASH
Page: 13 Next >   Jump to: Bottom    Last Post
PinkRhoid
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1223 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:55:50 AM
Is it worth it to me were I a racer? No.
Worth it to them? Obviously is.
Worth it to the fans? Definitely.

They are amazing to watch. I'm not brave enough or skilled enough on a bike to even dream of this.

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3261 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:54:41 AM
Looks like even some of the spectator areas are dangerous.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10093 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:28:13 AM
Isle of Man, or basically any other TT done on regular roads, are some of the most epic events on the planet. They celebrate the limits a man can push himself. I have to respect anyone that can push themselves this far, and keep themselves together.

rourkiejr
Female, 18-29, Europe
 21 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:47:15 AM
I live on the Isle of Man. It is insane, it is never "will anyone die?" its "how many?" there is always deaths during the two weeks of TT. It is ridiculous. My step dad rode in the Manx Grand Prix but he would never go these kinds of speeds on a road race. Its ridiculous.

NOCASH
Male, 18-29, Canada
 423 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:14:50 AM
If everyone thinks these guys are nuts there are also guys who race the course in sidecar bikes, which looks about just as insane.

heavypred
Male, 30-39, Europe
 236 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:07:05 AM
One of my friend calls me an 'organ donnor', but i would never race like this... This looks stupidly dangerous... or dangerously stupid. When you ride a bike, you can't influence 80% of things that could happen to you. Why risk it with this?

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4543 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 3:34:56 AM
Of course it is dangerous, motorcycle racing is exactly that!
Bear this in mind though:
More people die on European ski slopes every year than have been killed at the IOM TT races since they started.
(approximately 2000 die annually on UK roads)

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 3:32:22 AM
balls of steels!

bataleon27
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1179 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:36:08 AM
@davymid - I wonder how many people die in normal car accidents every day....

Sure it's risky, but if that is what makes their life worth living, it's their choice.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:30:18 AM
HOLY SH*T!

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:04:54 PM
Ain't worth the risk if your on the sidelines when man and bike become projectile weapons. I do have to say though that when I was a body remover for the coroners office, motor cycle accidents were the messiest.

test-user564
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 879 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 8:24:46 PM
@frenchroast i doubt very many will be intact.

Sloppy1
Male, 18-29, Canada
 269 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:11:57 PM
Sooooo sick, getting a new bike in Spring :D

flyingpie
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 471 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:07:30 PM
that has to be the biggest adrenaline rush on earth

DJL
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 135 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:01:17 PM
Looks like a fun way to die.

Seak
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1509 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:06:16 PM
What actually scares me is how close those people get to watch.

frenchroast
Male, 30-39, Canada
 398 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 5:59:36 PM
If I ever need an organ transplant, I'll head over to the Isle of Man and be waiting in the bleachers.

RdDan
Male, 30-39, Europe
 760 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 4:39:35 PM
I live near Guy Martin. He's the dogs danglies.

In the 90's I actually raced the Mountain Section on Mad Sunday on a CBR600 jelly-mould.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11413 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 4:21:38 PM
In the last 100 years or so of this there's been 237 deaths... or so Wikipedia tells me. When you watch this video you can see why.


Other sources are lower. Maybe they're only counting competitors and Wikipedia is counting casual riders as well. Or maybe Wikipedia is just wrong - there isn't a citation for the 237 figure.

7 died this year, so 237 is believable. They're averaging ~125mph on normal roads that aren't very straight or flat. That's far from safe.

It's the modern equivalent of ancient Roman chariot racing, only with more risk and much lower prize money.

Worth it for me? No. Worth it for the competitors? Looks that way, since none of them have to do it.

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2264 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 4:02:14 PM
They are insane on an astral plane... yet, still badass!

ryan99
Male, 13-17, Western US
 2349 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:54:56 PM
That is terrifyingly awesome.

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3185 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:52:52 PM
What wouldn't be worth it to me would be seeing it in person. You get a mirco-fraction of a second to try and keep your head moving with the racer you can't identify as they speed past, and hope they don't loose control, and take you out instead of the safety barrier!

Note, this is just FOR ME, and I have nothing against people who see value in going to these things.

mr_c_bowler
Male, 18-29, Canada
 307 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:37:35 PM
@marcus: The reason they are allowed to go that fast is because those roads are closed down specifically for that race. There are safety precautions put in place for the viewers, and the racers have years of experience under their belts.

NOT because of the speed limits.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:27:15 PM
How cool.

Thetas
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1552 Posts
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:25:44 PM
Is it worth it?

drat yeah, it is. Just for the thrill of going really fast legally.

Page: 13 Next > 

You Must be Signed in to Add a Comment

If you've already got an I-Am-Bored.com account,
click here to sign in.

If you don't have an account yet,
Click Here to Create a Free Account
 

Back to Listing ^top


Bored | Suggest a Link | Advertise | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.