25 February 2012

The Isle of Man TT

One hundred fifty miles per hour equals 220 feet per second.
The guys in the video are hitting 170 mph at times. To call the race-course unforgiving would be understatement...
Measured in fractions of an inch OR seconds, death is near.

Beautiful slow motion shots in the first half, the second half of the video is in real time and gives you an idea what unbelievable skills these riders possess:


Bloviating Zeppelin said...

You and I think alike.

I wrote about the Isle of Man here as well.

It is indeed completely AMAZING, is it not??


Bloviating Zeppelin said...

If you make ONE mistake you're off the track and you're dead.


Well Seasoned Fool said...

At about 1:54, notice how the front tire is deflected. Wonder how many G's that rider was feeling at that point.