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I have made a statement to my wife that if I am ever lucky enough to win the lottery that her and I would travel to go see that race. For anyone who has never seen it they should check youtube.
 
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Yeah a friend and I hired a couple of bikes in London and went to the island in 2004, just after the TT, oh well. But we did two laps of the track, got up to 100mph up the top and that was plenty fast enough, those guys are doin 200 :ahhhhh:.

Bob hope ya win the lotto, if not go anyway, bigest hoot you'l ever have.

Watcher do you get over there for the TT.

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Well boys, I'm sitting here in the Claremont Hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man and surfing my favorite gun porn site....and I see this post. I've been riding for a while and both me and my lady ride BMWs. When my lady found out that one of my bucket list items was to see the Isle of Man TT races she booked our trip a year in advance and surprised me last Christmas!

The races are absolutely bonkers crazy and far faster and more dangerous than anything you see on TV. It's just mental. We did a lap of the course with 11 time winner Phil McAllen which was simply fascinating. He described in detail every inch of the course and what is going through the mind of a racer. As he said, the winners pin it and the losers back off the throttle.

Hope you get to do this one day, it is worth every dime.

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Well boys, I'm sitting here in the Claremont Hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man and surfing my favorite gun porn site....and I see this post. I've been riding for a while and both me and my lady ride BMWs. When my lady found out that one of my bucket list items was to see the Isle of Man TT races she booked our trip a year in advance and surprised me last Christmas!

The races are absolutely bonkers crazy and far faster and more dangerous than anything you see on TV. It's just mental. We did a lap of the course with 11 time winner Phil McAllen which was simply fascinating. He described in detail every inch of the course and what is going through the mind of a racer. As he said, the winners pin it and the losers back off the throttle.

Hope you get to do this one day, it is worth every dime.

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Matthew
Matt I'am GREEN with envy, that trip to the IOM was probably the highlight of my motorcycling life. ENJOY

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Watcher do you get over there for the TT.

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I haven't yet even though I only live a short distance away on the UK mainland. Its never been good with a young family but now they are all moving away plans are afoot!!
 

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Today we watched the 600cc race from the hill at Glen Helen....6 corners and 5 camber changes in 3/4 mile at 120mph....sick!

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I tried explaining the whole concept to my wife and she couldn't fathom it. I mean stand her on the tallest step ladder and it was over her head. Finally had to break out a buddy's DVD of the 05 races and all I can say now is she's seen the video, but I still don't think she grasps it all. Hell I'm not sure I do either, but it's fun to watch those lunatics getting airborne on normal surface streets at over 140 mph.
 
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This race venue is the most dangerous anywhere in the world and since it began in 1911, 242 riders have died in both the TT and Manx Grand Prix races.
I love this event, but pray that no-one will be taken this year.
 
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This race venue is the most dangerous anywhere in the world and since it began in 1911, 242 riders have died in both the TT and Manx Grand Prix races.
I love this event, but pray that no-one will be taken this year.
Ditto that! I would think the Manx GP would have a lower casualty count: isn't there less chance of rain at the time of year the GP is held, vs. the TT?
 

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Over the last 7-8 years the UK has had unprecedented rainfall, some of which has gone on for over three months at a time.
Sometimes this may be from January - April, sometimes from May - August or even July - October. It all depends on where the "Jet stream" is situated at the time
This winter was very mild, but the two preceding winters were spread out over almost 4 months from early December 2011 - April 2012 and late December 2012 - April 2013.

I know that this may be normal for some states in The States but over here this was very unusual and made those years seem very cold.

This summer has been pretty good so far...............so I'm just waiting for some genius to start shouting "Global warming" and for the gubmint to slap a ban on the use of hosepipes to water our lawns.
 
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