Balls of Steel that are Unmatched! (OT)

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Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 21, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
The Crane stuff is all perspective - 5.0 free solo at best..
I was doing sh#t like that off of bridge cat walks when I was 11 year old.
Hard to believe climbers would find that scary considering we often have to slam gear in while hanging of a shitty finger locks etc..
The kid is rocking one thank god hold after another and can pull to safety at any time...pfftt

That Bike racing is sick - I watched it twice..just awesome!!!
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 21, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
So did the guys involved in the big 4 crashes on the bike video die?

The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 07:24am PT
So did the guys involved in the big 4 crashes on the bike video die?

Nope.

That was in 2010 and he came back in 2011 to win the Supersport TT Race 2.

Pretty amazing.

The tenacity and perseverance that these incrdible dudes exhibit, year after year.

Guy Martin be one of them guys that has repeatedly crashed hard, busted his ass up good and just keeps coming back....



ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:52am PT
bump for HOLY SHIZZLE ! gotta have some iron stones..
if I had to choose between that and free soloin the Nose
I'd be chalkin up
WBraun

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:54am PT
No .... you wouldn't, talk is cheap ^^^^^^
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:59am PT
you're right werner I wouldn't ...
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Balls of Steel, Brain of Wood
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man

It runs 2 weeks in late May and early June.

Is there any climbing?


I just may have to go to this!
This vid really blew me away Chief!
skywalker

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Holy F$ck!!!! OT but thanks for posting!!!!

S...
weezy

climber
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
another cool isle of man TT video

https://vimeo.com/46856767#

The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Here is another well done shorty.

God I love it!



jogill

climber
Colorado
Jan 22, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Mad Max redux
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 22, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Insane.

Some good ones:

Bird's eye.



Saddle view.



More fun.

Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
Mike the Bike (not at Man)
nah000

Mountain climber
canuckistan
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
the real beauty of this race is that it's done for nothing but love of sport.

the winners take home a max of only ~$48k per class won, or barely enough to cover the cost of running just this race [pit crews, bike costs, transportation, etc].

and as someone else mentioned almost 250 deaths in the 105 years that it has been run.

i have a friend who races targa in newfoundland [a closed circuit time trial format car race run through and between small towns in newfoundland]. this is not him, but is from the same course:



just watching his dash cam videos make my hands sweat. but at least he has a co-driver to help with navigation.

otoh, the isle of man competitors are racing essentially blind until they are able to memorize the 200 bends and 38 mile course. this article says racers take an average of 3 years just to get to know the course. jesus f*#king christ.

oh well, another place/event to add to the bucket list - and i have no delusions that i'll be doing anything but happily spectating! thanks for the initial post T.C.

[and if you've got 50 min. to kill, the same article linked above has a good documentary with interesting interviews and stories from behind the scenes of the 2012 race.]
rurprider

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:50am PT
Ha, Ha, Ha........Lance Amstrong would have those guys for breakfast.
bpter

Social climber
Somewhere
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:59am PT
Ha, Ha, Ha........Lance Amstrong would have those guys for breakfast.

Impossible. He only has one ball and it's filled with fake old hardened silicone. First turn (Turn 1 Bray Hill) he'd impact the Post Office straight on and be history. Dead! The only thing left would be the old hardened left nut rolling down the road.
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:09am PT
yer maun, Joey Dunlop won 26 TT's.

twenty six.

they also have a go kart race on same "track" where the cars go 150mph!
WTF

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:11am PT
If your just realizing this race is taking place you've been living under a rock.

Any motorcyclist who knows anything about a motorcycle knows about this race. It makes those guys on tracks look like children.

How about a Yos TT start at the mobile station race through the park to the 120 entrance and then hang a right to angels camp hang another right go over Sonora and back to the mobile station.

Wide f*#king open winner takes all.

Check out the side cars and yes people die doing this race and while sad they die, what do you expect when you hit a rock wall at 140 plus


The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 06:29am PT
One of the few "Track" Grand Prix Champions that also rode and won the IOM, 10 times. This dude was and still is a master of the bike. A humble living Legend!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch_Mwsg17HI&NR=1
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