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Old 05-31-2018, 02:50 PM
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Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

Sad news.

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/05/...iest-race.html
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

A sad day... these riders are a special breed...
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

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A sad day... these riders are a special breed...

But a special breed of what? Man, considering the loss the Dunlop family has experienced it is pretty hard to comprehend Michael continuing to compete at the highest levels year after year.

It's an adrenalin rush worth dying for to those guys.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:01 PM
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

I often wonder that, too.
But people find meaning in life in different ways.

I will not watch the race, but I understand why they race.

In the last 6 months, three friends/coworker's sons died in car accidents. They were all in 20-30's. Life is so unpredictable.
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

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It's an adrenalin rush worth dying for to those guys.

You're right there - no one forces them to go racing on that circuit.
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

I know the IoM is an insane event - the riders are some of the best riders in the world - the course is deadly - and yet these riders can't wait to ride there.

I totally understand it - we all ride motorcycles - some of us a lot more than others and some of us are very skilled as well.

We have talked about managing our risks in regard to riding - these riders have a much higher tolerance for risk than most of us.

I go to the race track a lot - I'm certainly not as talented as these rider but I absolutely understand the rush you get when riding on the edge - of course my edge and their edge is much different.

I go as fast as these guys - but for a very short burst if you will and even though a few of the tracks I go to are a little sketchy in the safety department they are nothing like the streets these guys are on.

My point I know these tracks are not safe for motorcycles - I don't want to get hurt - but I still go and when I'm on track I try and not think about crashing. Of course if I get hurt then I am going to say I wish I hadn't ridden there.

None of this so far has been enough for me not to do it - these guys well most of them live there have grown up around the TT and I know this is not true but it is in their blood.

If I thought I had the skill I would love to do a lap - just one and if I survived it - I could live my life telling everyone I rode at the IoM.
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Dan Kneen killed at Isle of Man TT qualifier..

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Re: Dan Kneen killed at Isle of Man TT qualifier..

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Clay another thread was started here yesterday.
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

An extraordinary talent and a sad loss.
They all know and accept the risk and none of the other riders will slow because of it. Its what they live for.
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Re: Dan Kneen killed at Isle of Man TT qualifier..

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Clay another thread was started here yesterday.
The threads have been merged.
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Re: Dan Kneen IoM TT Accident

It's about being on the edge. We ride and get close. Thrilled. These guys hang off the edge, barely. Risk taking all the way. Thrilling us. RIP Dan Kneen.
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Re: Dan Kneen killed at Isle of Man TT qualifier..

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Clay another thread was started here yesterday.
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=62701

Unfortunately another one succumbs...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/df1c3e4...m-lyon-is.html
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