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They are very crazy, and very skilled. One dead today, sad stuff, but nobody forces them to do this.

Report from today's run at 23.00 central eu time > http://www.filmon.com/tv/itv4-plus-1

Followed by the story of Norton on same channel.

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Re: It's Isle of Man TT again (with ITV 4 streaming link)
« Reply #1 on: 04.06. 2019 11:20 »
How they, the brave and fearless concentrate at high speed  on a long difficult circuit for many laps consistently is beyond me.  Without walls, houses, kerbs, posts on the MotoGP much smaller circuits, one would think these riders would be the front runners consistently.

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Re: It's Isle of Man TT again (with ITV 4 streaming link)
« Reply #2 on: 04.06. 2019 13:29 »
I agree. How the human brain can process the information required to ride on the absolute limit around a track like that - at speeds approaching 200mph - amazes me.
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Re: It's Isle of Man TT again (with ITV 4 streaming link)
« Reply #3 on: 04.06. 2019 20:52 »
No no no RD.
Haven't you seen the section of their tool box's that house their brains when their on the bike. Theres just 1000 gig of ram in their heads.
They say it takes 4 to six years to learn and understand the circuit, but on occasion a rookie will surprise us. Then there's Mike "The Bike" Hailwood who came back after an 11 year absence and won the big one.
Just re wrote my bucket list, gotta get back there again.
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Re: It's Isle of Man TT again (with ITV 4 streaming link)
« Reply #4 on: 05.06. 2019 00:27 »
No no no RD.
Haven't you seen the section of their tool box's that house their brains when their on the bike. Theres just 1000 gig of ram in their heads.
They say it takes 4 to six years to learn and understand the circuit, but on occasion a rookie will surprise us. Then there's Mike "The Bike" Hailwood who came back after an 11 year absence and won the big one.
Just re wrote my bucket list, gotta get back there again.
Cheers
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Re: It's Isle of Man TT again (with ITV 4 streaming link)
« Reply #5 on: 05.06. 2019 01:09 »
Ditto on the bucket list...   *loveit*
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Re: It's Isle of Man TT again (with ITV 4 streaming link)
« Reply #6 on: 07.06. 2019 13:02 »
A great BBC article > Racing on the edge

Aired on ITV 4 every evening (channel is on www.filmon.com for those outside of UK).

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