posted on Jun, 21 2006 @ 06:22 AM
Many of you will have heard of the 'Isle of Mann tt races'
for those of you that havent, its the worlds biggest most prestigious and dangerous race.
Depending what class you race in the 37 mile course has an average of 4 laps with bikes reaching speeds over 200 mph and averaging 130 mph across the
overall time..now that doesnt seem to crazy until you realisze its done on public roads!!
heres a quick clip of the action..
Sadly the event (which takes place in the first 2 weeks of june) is always shadowed by the deaths of riders and ocassionally spectators who are
allowed to ride the course at any speed they want; over the mountain section, on a day called 'Mad sunday'
With the 100th aniversary coming up next year, there are no signs of the event stopping and having been 3 times to the island i for one thing it is
amazing and one of (if not 'thee' greatest) motorcyle event in the world!
my best friend has raced there 3 times and finished secon every time, the last being becasue he was in third and 2nd place crashed and got killed.
I hate him doing it but admire the nerve and determination it takes to even crack a 100mph average lap, not forgetting that riders were doing this in
the 50's on antiquated machinery with rubbish handling and suspension.
3 riders have already died this race and i wondered what readers thought of this crazy event?
I personally believe that if you accept the rule of 'live by the sword you die by the sword' then crack on and give it your best shot!
oh and by the way, the spectators just sit at the side of the road on the pavement!!