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    Interesting article on Michael Dunlop (and the Dunlops in general)

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    excellent read.
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    A very moving article; sometimes very, very sad ....
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    I've spent a fair bit of time with Steve Plater this last fortnight. Somewhat enlightening listening to how they all 'think' and 'tick'.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Plater

    Take Davey Todd, made his TT debut last year. He was remarkable for a 22yr old with some great results. He got snapped up afterwards and now has a factory ride. His teammate this year was Daley Mathison. DM crashed at considerable speed, straight into a tree and died instantly last Monday afternoon. Todd raced in the rest of the scheduled races at the same breakneck (not meant as a pun) speed as though it hadn't happened. They all did.

    Road Racers are a breed apart, they really are. Almost Gladiatorial in as much as if they have an off, unlike circuit racing where they slide and most often jump up and curse...road racers hit trees, kerbs, walls etc. They are acutely aware that luck plays a huge part in the outcome of any crash.

    I wonder if Michael Dunlop feels his destiny is to die racing...like his brother, father and uncle.
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    If a man speaks his mind in a forest and no woman hears him...is he still wrong ?

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    Such an engaging sport full of characters. Nearly every article on these folks is interesting!

    I hope it survives the modern world.

    I especially like the NW200, because so much of it looks like a town centre
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    I have local road races coming up this weekend and going to introduce my Daughter to the delights of Irish road racing. Sitting backed into a hedge along the route as the bikes roar by....now thats memories I cherish from my youth!

    The NW200 is up there as a spectacle in my books as the 24hrs Le Mans....a definite once in a lifetime must do as a motorsport fan.
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    Rallyed against Michael on the Isle of Man and he came across as a nice chap
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