fitzjnr Posted June 1, 2011 Share Posted June 1, 2011 Guys here's the secret the government don't tell you. They don't put guns to people's heads and make them compete. The riders know the risks and know the possibility they could die. As long as people still want to compete there will be a TT and rightly so. It is a great event and brings the Island to life for a couple of weeks. Quite true that. I was a passenger for number of years and did the TT several times and loved every minute of it. Each to their own. Bill and Kev were vastly experienced guys on immaculately turned out machinary who left nothing to chance. Despite the fact that he may (I did not know this) only have vision in one eye, this clearly did not hamper his ability as a driver. You don't lap the TT course at anything over 100mph average by accident. We all have to go through a medical to obtaine a licence and yes they do fail you too, I was failed for medical reasons in 1997 but was back in 1999 fully fit. There could be a number of reasons for the accident, oil (other bikes went through the same spot though although not many before it was flagged off), mechanical failure, driver error or my old drivers fave 'passenger error' but all of these are pure speculation and should be left to the authorities to investigate. One thing that is for sure is that the sidecar paddock will be a sadder place without Bill and Kevin make no mistake about it. Sidecars have lost a family member and I would ask people that want to make un-necessary comments to think about the family and friends of Bill and Kevin who may read these forums just like I have. To put this into perspective, I am currently watching a good friend of mine die of cancer and he is in pain a lot of the time and it looks like little can be done for him other than trying to manage his pain. Give me the choice of that or the risks involved with the TT, I know which I would be picking. One thing I hope that given time, Bill and Kevins family will take great comfort from is the amount of time they raced, the successes they achieved and the countless smiles I know it gave them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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