I know a guy who has ridden it a few times. He isn't a friend so much as an acquaintance that I'd happily never meet up with again. He's nuts. Psycho nuts. Bunny boiler, horses head in your bed nuts.
He was telling me how he went around a corner normally marked at 30mph in normal street use at over 80mph and was OVER TAKEN by another guy doing about 110mph on the outside of the corner.
If the guy I know was completely nuts, I'd hate to imagine what some of those other guys are like. I can imagine some of them are "that was lovely" guys, but to do what they do they must have a death wish.
I love the TT Races. My fav and by far, the fastest, most insane race on the planet. Interestingly, a lot of these guys walk away from their wrecks though they probably get some nasty road rash sliding for a 1/4 miles on their butts.
Check out the sidecar races there too. NUTS!
Ford 302, T-3550, 570 SA, 3.55's, IRS, Koni's, 13" discs, Torque Thrust, RPM, Twisted Wedge, Frt Sway bar, Lexus Spectra Blue w/white/grey stripes with a splitter up front.
1987 Buick Grand National (All original with only 16k miles)
1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport (Currently undergoing a frame off restoration)
1965 Buick Riviera 401 car, unrestored survivor, driver.
2005 F150 FX4, Supercrew (Daily Driver)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan (Beater)
"He was telling me how he went around a corner normally marked at 30mph in normal street use at over 80mph and was OVER TAKEN by another guy doing about 110mph on the outside of the corner."
"If the guy I know was completely nuts, I'd hate to imagine what some of those other guys are like. I can imagine some of them are "that was lovely" guys, but to do what they do they must have a death wish."
If you do it you love life more than anything. This becomes the only thing that does it for them everything else become boring and mundane.
I used to road race on closed course on a Yamaha YZF 750 and a Suzuki GS500. Maneuvers like this were commonplace when dealing with slower traffic. Turn 1 and 2 at BIR were dicey due to the speed differences in the various classes.
Best thing for me was the Tunnel Vision. Whatever you looked at was crisp and sharp and detailed. Rest of the world was just a green blur. Then you moved your focus to the next spot.
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