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Fast? I'll tell you about fast..............

I am just watching the highlights of this year's Isle of Man TT reaces.

John McGuiness has just beaten his 2007 lap record and pulled a frankly astonishing lap average of 130.44mph! And this is effectively a road race over what must be the scariest circuit ever. He has just won the race as well.

The course is said to be 37.73 miles and is raced over 6 laps with a pit stop after each lap for tyres and fuel.

So this guy has just ridden 220+ miles at an average speed of over 125mph, on a bike with 200+ horsepower.

Here's a lap on board with Guy Martin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVXc2...eature=related

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Phew that was surreal. I feel as though I've just had a flash back. I could percieve the bike leaning into those turns before I could make out the turns in the distance. I would be sooooo dead. I love to watch motorcycle races though.

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Opening scene was intense!


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Wow! That's moving. I love how he gets air all the time on the regular roads vs race track.

I looked up the map for the course here:
http://www.iomguide.com/races/tt/tt-maps.php

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wow..courage to ride like that and to be a spectator so close to the road

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There are probably less than 1000 men and women world wide that have the skills to ride a liter sport bike up to its capabilities. From the video, it seems that Mr. Martin is one of those chosen few.

We have never been on a liter bike and do not know anyone who owns one. We would dearly love to ride one. Just once.

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That's pretty intense! A little too fast for these old bones, but fun as hell to watch!

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Awesome riders!!

BTW - what language is the commentator speaking? I didn't get too much of it

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That is SO much more entertaining than those stupid "ghostrider" stunts.

Too bad the squids don't watch more of this and less of that -- maybe they'd figure out the place for that is on a track or at a sanctioned race -- not rush hour.

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