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Old 06-06-2018, 10:05 AM   #181
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Throw him a friend request - he's been posting pictures of his views from different friends front lawns around the island. Also breakfast and other food items. Lots of that...
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:22 AM   #182
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:09 PM   #183
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Incredible performances in all the classes this year. The 134's are hard to grasp, and the big one tomorrow. Wish I was there.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:00 PM   #184
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:56 PM   #185
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I forget who it was but I think it was the guy leading the supersport race that came over the hill on his rear wheel weaving all over the track and somehow he managed to keep it together... Just amazing control on a whole other level than mere mortals... incredible! Broke the outright track record on a basically stock bike ..
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:44 AM   #186
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No spoiler but what a Senior race !!!!!

Might be one of the best ever
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:04 AM   #187
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No spoiler but what a Senior race !!!!!

Might be one of the best ever
That was a great race. Epic weather and racing this year. RIP to the fallen.

Ulster Grand Prix have just tweeted that no, you can't have a refund on the UGP "world's fastest road race" tshirts but maybe they'll update them to "world's fastest mass start road race"

61 days until we're watching UGP practice Can they reclaim the title?
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:05 AM   #188
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I didn't get to see any of the TV coverage but I'll definitely spring for the Duke video this year. Guessed two of the three podium places and the third guy really earned his spot, but I think we'll definitely see something from the "missing" guy in 61 days time

If we have good weather the UGP may save those T-shirts too.
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:13 AM   #189
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The Anatomy of an Isle of Man TT Pit Stop

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rac...peter-hickman/
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Old 06-20-2018, 11:55 AM   #190
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Yes it's been on my bucket list for a while maybe when I finally retire.

Those guys are either the bravest or the craziest guys on the planet it's a fine line....
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:18 AM   #191
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The Anatomy of an Isle of Man TT Pit Stop

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rac...peter-hickman/
That was interesting, I'd never even considered the pit stops having a safety function too.

I've never understood how the pit stops influence the lap timing either. In the Superbike events they have a pit stop at the end of the 2nd and 4th lap, at least that's how its explained in the reports, but if I'm not mistaken, the actual time in the pits is added to lap three and lap five?

I could also never figure out where the "end" of a lap is on a lap when they come into the pits. They don't cross the finish line on these laps so that can't be it. Each of the pits used by each rider is in a different location, so it doesn't seem like that can be it either? They are very strict about obeying pit lane speeds for obvious safety reasons, but does that have a timing component too?

However they do it, I wish I'd been there this year. The racing was dangerous as it always is, but the speed and skill was incredible, and the spectacle must have been too
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:25 AM   #192
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Yeah, I don't fully grok the timing issues but haven't taken the time to look into it.

In other news, Horst is back!

https://roadracingnews.co.uk/saiger-...at-imatranajo/
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:21 AM   #193
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Yeah, I don't fully grok the timing issues but haven't taken the time to look into it.

In other news, Horst is back!

https://roadracingnews.co.uk/saiger-...at-imatranajo/
Go Horst

The article says he's going back to Macau too. Don't think my heart would stand spectating at that one
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:41 AM   #194
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This is a nice short read with some good pics about a privateer at the TT:

All Guts And Just A Little Glory: What It’s Like To Race At The Isle Of Man TT As A Privateer


For a more in-depth account check out the book Riding Man by Mark Gardiner or the documentary film based on it One Man's Island:

In January 2002, Canadian Mark Gardiner gave up his job, home and life-savings for a chance to ride in the Isle of Man TT, the world's greatest motorcycle road race.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:29 AM   #195
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Great article, those guys make up the backbone of all roads racing.

The pics were great and I bookmarked that web site too
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:27 AM   #196
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Good read.

The Truth About Road Racing
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:28 AM   #197
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Thanks for that. Interesting that the author is a female.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:44 AM   #198
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I remember the death at Olivers Mount of John Hartle who was a hero of mine. Everyone in the paddock and all of us fans were silent when we left the course and it still makes me sad today even though it happened back 1968. I went right back again the next year.

The IOMTT is great to watch on video but beware if you ever actually go there, you might become an addict too.
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The 18+ minute mini documentary In Loving Memory is a few years old but up until recently was paid content. Officially free on youtube now. It's beautifully done.

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Motorcyclist magazine agrees: “…truly stunning photography and painstakingly arranged slow-mo sequences that perfectly capture the drama and danger of threading hedgerows at 180 mph.

” And motojournalist Wes Siler hailed IOM TT as “… probably the most compelling 15 minutes of motorcycling I’ve ever watched.”

A tribute film to all the fallen heros of the Isle of Man TT race since 1907. A look at what drew them to the race and kept them there.

Studio Kippenberger assembles the worlds leading automotive filmmakers to bring us IOM TT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMqESWtvzsU
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Cool! Thanks!
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