EVER SINCE I WAS A KID I'VE HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART FOR THIS WIDOW MAKER OF A ROAD RACING CIRCUIT, SO MANY BIKES, SO MANY RIDERS HAVE FOUND THEIR WAY TO FORTUNE AND FAME . . . . AND DEATH, ON THIS BIT OF TARMAC THAT WINDS LIKE A KILLER SNAKE AROUND THE ISLAND THAT IT TAKES ITS NAME FROM.
SOME MEGA FOOTAGE OF THE TT RIDERS TT RIDER, JOEY DUNLOP, CHECK OUT HIS RECORD OVER AN EXTENDED CAREER, STATS LIKE THAT DON'T LIE . . . . HE WAS A FUCKING IDIOT SAVANT ON A BIKE, [NO OFFENCE TO IDIOT SAVANTS OR JOEY'S MEMORY] UNCANNY REACTIONS, REFLEX'S AND AN INNATE 'FEELING' FOR WHAT HIS BIKE WAS UP TO . . . . OH, AND DID I MENTION NADS THE SIZE OF MEDICINE BALLS . . . . ???? A MAN WITHOUT FEAR . . . . OR IF HE HAD IT, HE SURE AS HELL HAD THE SHIT UNDER CONTROL !!!
This footage also gives you a fairly decent idea as to why Baz Sheene, who wasn't lacking in talent or testicular size himself, refused to race at the TT back in the early seventies for very real fear of being killed . . . . by the next season it was no longer part of the GP calender, nonetheless, guys like 'Yer Maun' and countless others kept at it . . . . literally dicing with death at every turn, riders still get eaten up by this near thirty eight mile circuit, not to mention members of the public every year on the aptly named 'Mad Monday' . . . . there isn't another road racing gig in the world with the history, the danger and the demand for super precision riding as the Isle of Man TT, you better believe it !!!
Note especially the condition of the track itself, this was a full time 'road', used everyday by cars, buses, trucks, carts and horses . . . . note the proximity of rock walls, bridges, houses and other things that are quite . . . what's the word here . . . . solid ???? Get the picture . . . . ????
**** Thanks to "MadForTrad" for bangin it up on PooTube, good shit man !!!