200mph Racing on the Isle of Man
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10001) 7 years ago
Ack. A bit crazy. If you don't have the patience, fast forward to 4:15 in to see a driver POV ...

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Posted by J. Dyba (+1350) 7 years ago
Those kind of videos get me through the long MN winters...

Google Valentino Rossi if you want to see some crazy motorcycle racing talent.
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+612) 7 years ago
The Isle of Mann TT is the world's oldest motorcycle race run mainly by privateers and it's long been my dream to attend. As a holdover, friends and I regularly did the Sunday Morning Ride when I lived in San Francisco.

The Sunday Morning Ride was a race to breakfast along sinuous U.S. Hwy 1 from Sausalito to Pt. Reyes, often involving dozens of riders leaving the ARCO station in small packs. Ironically, the ride was 36 miles, or the lap distance on the Isle of Mann. We were hooligans and it was a wildly irresponsible event, to be sure, but we all wore helmets, most wore racing leathers, and we did our best not to launch ourselves into the Pacific or oncoming traffic. Still, there was at least one terrible crash each season and there were lithe San Francisco women with AMA racing cards on FZR400s and CBRs who were all too happy to serve up your testicles for breakfast in Pt. Reyes if you didn't keep up. On balance, it's hard to imagine a more beautiful way to burn through my twenties.

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Posted by J. Dyba (+1350) 7 years ago
I wouldn't want to live in the Calfironia economy but I'd love regular access to rte 1. The ride from Sausalito to Manchester is... amazing.
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+612) 7 years ago
I've never been up Hwy. 1 to Manchester. Thanks for the top, J.

If it's not quite spring up there yet, here's a motorrad road trip from Cologne to the Isle of Man by way of the Ace Cafe to carry you through.
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