Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Powys, , Wales & Cuba
Re: Isle of man TT races
I did a tour of the Isle of Man with the band I was in during TT week a few years back. Was hoping to take the bike, but at the last moment I was seconded to drive the van.
VERY glad I left the bike.
The ferry is MAD - not only is it very expensive, the way they 'look after' your bike, basically trashes it.
They rope 5 bikes deep against a metal rail in the ferry, plastic bits getting cracked and scratched.
But as they say, if you are nuts enough to ride Mad Sunday, the small scratches are the least of your worries.
I met a guy whose main income comes from repatriating DEAD tourists!
YOU may be a good rider, but most of the other lot on mad Sunday wont be.
As to watching the pro racers, even the best die: 231 deaths on the track so far, 4 this year alone.
I wouldn't watch the racing, I was there to sing. Most of the crowd seemed to be a bit blood thirsty, just advising people where the best place to see the crashes would be.
"Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" Mark Twain
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