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Lew Barrett
06-07-2015, 10:28 PM
I assume a few of the regulars are watching? The riding and courage levels just amaze. Do the bikes seem extra twitchy this year? The onboard videos are even more frightening than usual. Maybe I'm just too old not to bite my lip when I see some of this stuff.


Do the bikes seem extra twitchy this year? (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dcf_1391532501)

PeterSibley
06-07-2015, 11:08 PM
It's always bloody horrifying ! Courage in buckets but a few other characteristics are required to face stone crash barriers .

Lew Barrett
06-07-2015, 11:58 PM
It's always bloody horrifying ! Courage in buckets but a few other characteristics are required to face stone crash barriers .

They are a breed apart.

Jim Bow
06-08-2015, 01:54 AM
During coverage of the Indy 500, they had a readout on the screen that showed a driver's heart rate.
Going through traffic, and avoiding a crash, his rate was between 130 and 160 BPM. TT racers must be near that for the entire lap.

Stiletto
06-08-2015, 06:44 PM
Bruce Anstey's Superbike win made the news here. He seemed very modest in the interview. Modest but bloody quick!

PeterSibley
06-08-2015, 06:47 PM
320 km/hr or 200 mph in the straight between stone walls .

That's 300 feet per second . :arg:arg:arg!!!

jack grebe
06-08-2015, 06:51 PM
The difference between courage and stupidity.......

I est. .01 MPH...............

Paul Pless
06-08-2015, 08:11 PM
Bruce Anstey

a bit from last year


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL7P7OkTCDI

Lew Barrett
06-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Bruce Anstey's Superbike win made the news here. He seemed very modest in the interview. Modest but bloody quick!

Watched it here. It was while watching it that I observed how much the bikes were moving around. Looked like the 2 stroke 500 era. I think they are again on the edge of making more power than the chassis can handle. They wiggle in a straight line.

Paul Pless
06-08-2015, 08:17 PM
They wiggle in a straight line.lots

not a grippy or uniform surface, probably plays into that a bit. . .

Lew Barrett
06-08-2015, 09:45 PM
lots

not a grippy or uniform surface, probably plays into that a bit. . .

When you put a lot of (excess) power through a single track vehicle, this is often what you get. These things must be making near Moto GP levels of power going through (fundamentally) production chassis and swing arms running full race rubber. I'm just speculating as I'm not a student of TT racing, but I can tell you from my days with Japanese fours that when they do that, it gets your attention. Those guys just ride through it. For all its power, I've never had my Ducati do that to me, but of course I don't run it remotely like those guys do. It's like the race scene in "On The Beach!"

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
06-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Here is the official go-fastest goody...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQbvAmGCMAIQ5Jn.jpg

Won three this week already!

Waiting for the Senior.

goodbasil
06-10-2015, 04:53 PM
And on the wrong side of the road too !

Jim Bow
06-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Here's abit of HD and good editing
https://youtu.be/XtZlm9Lp7q4

Lew Barrett
06-10-2015, 06:47 PM
Here is the official go-fastest goody...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQbvAmGCMAIQ5Jn.jpg

Won three this week already!

Waiting for the Senior.

Titanium connecting rods? Bet that aches.

The Bigfella
06-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Titanium connecting rods? Bet that aches.

Let's not discuss titanium please.... I banged mine on a car door the other day. Let's just say, it doesn't tickle.

Lew Barrett
06-10-2015, 08:58 PM
I won't mention it again.

The Bigfella
06-10-2015, 09:06 PM
Those guys are just mind blowing. I remember the days when it was part of the GP circus.

It just doesn't pay to fall off there....