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Old 03-29-2014, 07:21 AM   #31
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But just out of interest-which lot of guys are the better riders? We are into adventure riding or we wouldn't be hanging around this web site. We ride to experience everything around us and get everywhere.

The pure technique of riding is perfect with these guys. I'd love to see IOM guys mix it with the motoGP lot. On equal bikes I'd say they'd leave em behind
Former TT race winner Steve Hyslop did run British Superbike for a good while, did good, but never one a championship. BSB is extremely competitive series.

IMO, those who are successful at TT and NW200 [ and Macau GP] are specialized on these type of open road races, and would not be competitive on the big race tracks of the world. And visa versa.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:47 PM   #32
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Alright if you say so , gotta see it for myself though...

"I swear, most of the time on the IOM the bikes are totally out of control and the riders are just hanging on, giving it throttle" quote Annonawesome.

Gotta see that too.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:06 PM   #33
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love seeing the race sidecars going flat out round there is on a big screen with the sound up.


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Old 03-29-2014, 02:26 PM   #34
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I just think if they are that good, they could enter a race series and make a couple of million a year and lower their chances of a career ending crash.

And once you got a nice job, who would want to risk it on the IOM TT?

I don't really follow racing so don't know any names. Maybe there are some who have.

Then again maybe they're not that good, just the best amongst the group willing to take that risk.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:13 AM   #35
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Well, IMO, they are very good or they couldn't do what they do. Is there an element of craziness in it? Yeah, I think so. Supposedly Rossi has been quoted as saying he wouldn't run it for $1,000,000, if that says anything.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:10 AM   #36
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Smart fella, whats 1000000 against a life?
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:28 PM   #37
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These guys are nuts, but I don't know if they are the best on earth. That title really can't belong to any one person. It takes years of riding to be the best at just one discipline.

Could Guy Martin keep up with Graham Jarvis at Sea To Sky? Could Graham Jarvis keep up with Rossi at Laguna Seca? Could Rossi keep up with me eating taco bell? Probably not!
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:03 PM   #38
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These guys are nuts, but I don't know if they are the best on earth. That title really can't belong to any one person. It takes years of riding to be the best at just one discipline.

Could Guy Martin keep up with Graham Jarvis at Sea To Sky? Could Graham Jarvis keep up with Rossi at Laguna Seca? Could Rossi keep up with me eating taco bell? Probably not!


You know, this kind of discussion once led to the "Superbikers" race series which included paved and dirt sections, which eventually morphed into Supermoto.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:42 AM   #39
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You know, this kind of discussion once led to the "Superbikers" race series which included paved and dirt sections, which eventually morphed into Supermoto.
Yeah, I guess, but that still doesn't cover hard enduro, trials, gymkhana, drag, etc. As it shouldn't! The bike for something like that would be a freaking abortion
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OK, I'm thinking we need a new race series called Best Biker In The World. The course begins with a lap of Laguna Seca, they stop in the pit to down an Irish stout beer, then get back out on the track where they proceed to jump a bridge and negotiate a slalom of brick walls. Ties will be decided by attempting to translate whatever Guy Martins says...
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BRILLIANT IDEA
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OK, I'm thinking we need a new race series called Best Biker In The World. The course begins with a lap of Laguna Seca, they stop in the pit to down an Irish stout beer, then get back out on the track where they proceed to jump a bridge and negotiate a slalom of brick walls. Ties will be decided by attempting to translate whatever Guy Martins says...
I award you +5 internets!!!
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I gotta ask, this is lost in translation! What is + 5 internets?
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #44
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I gotta ask, this is lost in translation! What is + 5 internets?
It's internet lingo. You can't win the internet, but if someone does or says something cool you would say "you win the internet". If it's really good, then they win more then one internet.

I know, it's stupid.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:55 PM   #45
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The IOM TT was once an F1 venue, then the FIM claimed it was too dangerous and removed it.

It's significant that those who win tend to be specialists and have extensive island experience.
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