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Isle of Man time again

Post by brettchallenger » Wed May 30, 2018 2:26 pm







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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by TwoTone Trike » Wed May 30, 2018 6:18 pm

Man it takes some big balls to drive that track. If you'll notice in the video that his front wheel was off the ground almost as much as it was on. I mean I like to go fast sometimes, but that $&!t is just plain craaazy!!!

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 30, 2018 6:33 pm

Anyone else notice that he lifts his shifter to downshift, and presses it down to upshift - the opposite of standard road bikes.

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Post by AZgl1800 » Wed May 30, 2018 7:00 pm

I saw that also.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by minimac » Thu May 31, 2018 12:05 pm

That's because of the configuration of the shifter linkage. Think of it similar to a heel-toe shifter without the toe part, and you'd have the same action.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by brettchallenger » Thu May 31, 2018 12:14 pm

That's because of the configuration of the shifter linkage
https://www.designcorse.com/blogs/news/gp-shift-pattern
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Post by Sidcar » Thu May 31, 2018 2:04 pm

You can listen to the race (and practice sessions) commentaries online at www.manxradio.com.
I listen via the Radioplayer app.

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Post by TwoTone Trike » Thu May 31, 2018 8:50 pm

Hey Brettchallenger, Good link. Very informative. Thanks.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by minimac » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:46 am

If you can get past the Brit accents of the announcers, Velocity has been carrying it all week @11pm eastern. I love it when they do some of the interviews with some of the racers. I can't understand more than a word or two!

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Post by brettchallenger » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:09 am

I can't understand more than a word or two!
There does tend to be a lot of Northen English accents as well as Northern Irish accents which can be a challenge. Mind you, if I had just done three laps at an average speed of 130 mph, all you would get out of me would be gibberish.
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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:13 am

brettchallenger wrote:
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I can't understand more than a word or two!
There does tend to be a lot of Northen English accents as well as Northern Irish accents which can be a challenge. Mind you, if I had just done three laps at an average speed of 130 mph, all you would get out of me would be gibberish.
It's taken me years, but the Northern England accent sounds "normal" to me now, after having listened to it for ~20 odd years now. Glasgow I have to listen hard to, same goes for Northern Ireland, but Wales...just forget it! :)

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by brettchallenger » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am

but Wales...just forget it!
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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by Sidcar » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 am

Watching Michael Rutter calmly screw the power on whilst the bike tries to tie itself in knots underneath him could make anyone gibber.......or reach for a change of underwear.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:17 am

Sidcar wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 am
Watching Michael Rutter calmly screw the power on whilst the bike tries to tie itself in knots underneath him could make anyone gibber.......or reach for a change of underwear.

Sid
Watching those guys calmly winding their way around curves as if they were enjoying a 30 mph ride in the park - while the bike wiggles, jumps and wheelies beneath them, at 180 mph, inches away from stone walls...I have no idea how they do it.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by minimac » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:17 am

Watching those guys calmly winding their way around curves as if they were enjoying a 30 mph ride in the park - while the bike wiggles, jumps and wheelies beneath them, at 180 mph, inches away from stone walls...I have no idea how they do it.
The true meaning of Death Defying. It is a shame that so many have died to do it, but the skill level involved is amazing, just to make the field. This event is on my bucket list, to watch live. TV and YouTube just can't capture the sense of speed and element of danger like being there. I have the utmost respect for all of the competitors there.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by Sidcar » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:02 am

Peter Hickman has just won the Senior race and now holds the outright lap record @ 135.4 mph. Distance between 1st and 2nd place at the end of the six lap race, 2 seconds.
Hicky was clocked at 205mph on the Sulby straight.
F1 eat your heart out.

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Re: Isle of Man time again

Post by brettchallenger » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:25 pm

and here's what it's like to watch......





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