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#1 Unread post by Mintbread » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:23 pm

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8694&hl=en

I would love to have a crack at something like this...
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#2 Unread post by VermilionX » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:31 pm

cool! :smoke:

i love TT racing!

those guys are the bravest racers and i have a lot of respect for them.
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#3 Unread post by Mintbread » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:11 am

Umm... that is not TT racing.
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#4 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:35 am

Mintbread wrote:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8694&hl=en

I would love to have a crack at something like this...
I was watching that yesterday. Those guys are incredible.

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#5 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:50 am

Mintbread wrote:Umm... that is not TT racing.
oh ok... i thought TT racing is any race that is not inside a racetrack, like the isle of mann.
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#6 Unread post by Mintbread » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:34 pm

TT = Time Trial.

At the Isle of Man riders leave at seperate intervals and the one with the quickest time wins. Road racing is the conventional format where they start together and the first rider across the line wins.
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#7 Unread post by kabob983 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:13 pm

Hehe, I was about to post this! Oh well, guess I am tooooo slow.

This one's good too (has all the classes at one race):
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5761&hl=en

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#8 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:17 pm

Mintbread wrote:TT = Time Trial.

At the Isle of Man riders leave at seperate intervals and the one with the quickest time wins. Road racing is the conventional format where they start together and the first rider across the line wins.
thanks man!

i feel so enlightened. :D
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#9 Unread post by BuzZz » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:39 pm

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Mintbread wrote:TT = Time Trial.

At the Isle of Man riders leave at seperate intervals and the one with the quickest time wins. Road racing is the conventional format where they start together and the first rider across the line wins.
thanks man!

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#10 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:47 pm

i thought TT meant... Tourist Trophy.
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#11 Unread post by 307T » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:27 am

In the US, TT means Steeplechase. It involves a closed circuit course with left and right turns, and usually a hill which, over time, became a jump. It was patterned after the English steeplechase, a similar course for horses. When the AMA ran organized Class C professional races (and amateur too for that matter), the TT was one of five types of racing that a pro had to be proficient at before he could get national ranking. These included, in addition to TT, mile and half-mile ovals, and short track (usually quarter-mile or less) ovals, and road racing. Just like with auto racers back in the 60's and 70's, top of the list bike riders could and did do it all. Then, in 1986, the AMA set up a separate championship for road racing and we had specialists that rarely crossed that line. Lest you think that the successful road racers didn't waste their time doing dirt track, let me remind you all that Kenny Roberts (Sr), Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Dick Mann (yes, he was an accomplished road-racer...won Daytona twice) all were very good dirt track riders first. While I love the beauty of road courses, I sorely miss the old days of opposite lock, power on slides on the ovals and handlebar to handlebar racing over the jumps at the TT races. You can sign me one (obviously) old bike rider.
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