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The Irish - is there anything they can't do?

My DVR rewarded me for countless hours of loyal patronage and managed to record the season opener of the "Real Road Racing Series" which sounded silly until I realized it was a race in Northern Ireland on a "Track" in Cookstown.

I've been on sidewalks that were wider, smoother and safer than what these guys were dicing on.

Suffice to say the IoM all makes sense now. It's the widest and safest thing they get to race on all season!

Tip of the cap to whatever asshole runs Comcast, as I thoroughly enjoyed the addition to my race viewing!


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Fuck me gently with a chainsaw..........just searched AT&T U-Verse and it was a swing and a miss for Real Road Racing - Damn the Devil....Damn the Devil to Hell

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Oh and go to MCC and buy my Bonnie that is there on Consignment - I do mis the old Gal

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Consignment? Are you some kind of a poor? Just find some greasy kid and throw him the keys and tell him not to get in trouble and walk away with your theme music playing.

Also - looks like this is the channel that I'm probably paying for now. So far - worth it!

http://www.mavtv.com/shows/real-road-racing-series.html

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I found it on AT&T U-Verse under "Bike Road Racing"

MCC will get more "Bonnie Inspired" traffic through their doors than me so why not

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MCC will get more "Bonnie Inspired" traffic through their doors than me so why not
Didn't Stan just build that Bonnie for you?
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Yes Sir - Great Bike indeed

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I saw that Cookstown race. Fucking insane. I found out my that my boss went over there and he was able to race there. Not a lick of sense in those guys.

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Yep, that is real road racing, not circuit racing.

Name the last real road racer to make a successful transition to circuit racing (meaning world champion level).

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Yep, that is real road racing, not circuit racing.

Name the last real road racer to make a successful transition to circuit racing (meaning world champion level).
That's a tough question.....I'd have to say Either Phil Read or Giacomo Agostini...Many great true road racers like Joey Dunlop received accolades for great rides on closed circuits but, they never became World Champions or even contended...Read & Ago were the last of the open road /
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That's a tough question.....I'd have to say Either Phil Read or Giacomo Agostini...Many great true road racers like Joey Dunlop received accolades for great rides on closed circuits but, they never became World Champions or even contended...Read & Ago were the last of the open road /
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I guess...He WAS a great rider no matter where he rode but...he DID abandon the open roads races in the second half of his career...hard to give a guy props for being an open roads racer when he refused to race the IoM because he decided it was too dangerous...AND... didn't he start off a "circuit scratcher" before he rode in open road races?

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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