The IOM TT is the most exciting, mind-blowing motorcycle race in the world! I have been there twice and the whole atmosphere during TT week is something else. Park yourself almost anywhere on the course for the thrill of a lifetime. Go round it on Mad Sunday then go round again and marvel at the riders who average 130+ mph between stone walls and house corners, experience the drop from Kate's Cottage down to the swinging right turn at Crag na Ba, - man, I could go on and on. There is absolutely NOTHING anywhere to compare. Every biker MUST see it at least once in their lifetime!DougInKY said:IMHO the Isle Of Mann TT is one of the most important races in the world.
I know it's is all fiction, but I can see that the spirit of adventure that is inherent in being a motorcyclist has left your corner of Plainsville. Nobody rides the TT to be killed and any type of motor race can have bad consequences. (I have been more scared driving a hired car through Boston, Mass than I was on Mad Sunday in the IOM). Ah well, Horses for Courses as they say. I respectfully suggest that you come over for TT week some year - I am sure you'll change your mind. :thumbup:v8eyedoc said:OH YEAH!!!!!!!!! And do't forget the number of deaths EACH year!!!!!!"Can you imagine if a race promoter went to some small town mayor and pitched this race today? Here's how I imagine the conversation would go
Race promoter: "So I'm here about the road course I want to set up your city!"
Mayor: "Sounds like fun! Tell me the details."
Race promoter: "What we want to do is have a ton of motorcyclists and crazy jokers on sidecars racing through public streets. Just so you know, they may crash into stuff."
Mayor: "That sounds kind of dangerous."
Race promoter: "It's extremely dangerous, actually. We're expecting anywhere from two to maybe a dozen deaths a year. It happens when you're trying to hit 190 miles an hour on a bike."
Mayor: "They're going how fast? I may have to ask the city attorney and the police chief about this…"
Race promoter: "Also, cornering is so tight that the motorcyclists will probably crash into each other, or the spectators. Good chance they'll fly off a cliff, too."
Mayor: "Do what now?"
Race promoter: "And we want to open the course up to the fans on one of the days so anyone can try it."
Mayor: "You're telling me that any *Banned Word* on a Gixxer who thinks he's Nicky Hayden can get in on this?"
Race promoter: "Yeah, doesn't it sound great?"
Mayor: "Please leave right now and do not come back."......................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!