I used the 'legalised suicide' line as a throwaway comment. I would imagine it takes some bollocks to get on a bike in the first place, but I guess in the same way as boxer - they know the risks.It's not legalised suicide at all really as none of the riders have the intention of going there to die, it's just a possibility and a very small one at that, I hear it all the time "but look how many people have died" and my answer to that is - look how many haven't. Upwards of 20,000 people have competed in at least one race at the TT or the Manx Grand Prix and roughly 1% have died from doing so, so when you do the calculations the odds are massively in your favour.
If you want to go over you need to get a ferry or a flight booked as they're harder to get than accommodation, I don't usually book any accomodation, I just turn up at a campsite and pay the fee.
That one is ugly. I think that we just get a highlight package, which obviously isnt going to show a fatal accident insulates me enough that I really enjoy watching it.That was a bad idea. Just seen a video of a rider crash into a building in mid air.
Enough YouTube for me today.
Unfortunately I think that guy is dead. The guy who hit the building.That was
That one is ugly. I think that we just get a highlight package, which obviously isnt going to show a fatal accident insulates me enough that I really enjoy watching it.
That and theres so much track, and so many riders that there arent enough cameras to catch most crashes anyway.
The problem with TT crashes is that not a lot is released other than to the immediate family of the victim, I've heard that Bob Price was dead before he hit the wall(heart attack) whether that is true or just Chinese whispers I'm not sure, Paul Shoesmith died from "massive injuries" according to the BBC but from people who were at the scene I believe his body wasn't in one piece, in fact without going into too much detail TT legend John McGuinness said Shoesmiths crash is the worst thing he's ever seen.Yeah. Still wouldn't wanna hit a concrete wall at 50 mph.