Insanity, on two wheels

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The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) was held this week, an annual event featuring mainly professional motorcycle riders riding at absolutely insane speeds around a 37 mile course on an island in the Irish Sea. These are country roads, and the course takes them through small towns where the roads are narrow and lined with stone walls.

Just watch a few minutes of this video, which shows Michael Dunlop setting a new record of over 133 mph average for the course. To average this means going almost 200 mph in some sections! In the last event of the week, Dunlop again broke the record and almost lapped at an average of 134mph (see photo above.)

This week two competitors lost their lives at the event, the last one being the 250th person to die at the Isle of Man TT. It’s surely one of the most insane, and dangerous, sporting events on the calendar. Period.