Isle of Man TT

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by dogdad, May 3, 2010.

  1. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    Just turned on the tube and the"Isle of Man TT" is on. Any one familiar with this racing? Looks like an enclosed motorcycle that has a strange sidecar and the passenger is free styling his weight around to help with the maneuvers for the race. They're traveling around 120-140. So what is this sport?
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The Isle of Man TT (Time Trials) is an open street loop up and down a twisty mountain top road race in and thru a countryside township. Imagine a tradition started with motorcycle singles, twins and open class road racers. It was even a leg of the 500 MotoGP in the 80's until it was deemed too dangerous hmmm 140 -150mph on small 2 lane closed circuit mountain/country roads...THINK?!!! You could be dirinking a beer on your driveway and BRRRRRR-Ding-Ding-Ding-BRRRRRR a motorcyclist rips by with cheering crowds on both sides of the sidewalk cheering them on, just missing the sides of buildings, overhead patios just above that you could almost reach out with your hands and touch the racers...THAT CLOSE! Ask Hobbit & our other good members across the pond...!
     
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  3. sworrub

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    Dogdad what you are describing is the side car event it is what you would normally know as a bike and side car has evolved into for road and circuit racing they are lunatics especially the one in the side car.
     
  4. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    Lunatics maybe, but they sure are tasting life....
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Wonder when Hobbit will try this one?:p
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You need to be pretty agile and fearless to be on the sidecar
    Ive seen these nutcases at many different circuits in the uk and they are great to watch

    Brian
     
  7. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Hobbit, Maybe you could be the 1st HD bagger in the TT:newsmile100: