Friday, 6 August 2010

Real Road Racing Killers In Waiting!

Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland
Back in June of this year - what a long time ago it now seems - many witnessed what some might say was attempted murder by several competitors from the real road racing fraternity, and allegedly, on more than one occasion it would seem.

The Isle of Man TT, already probably as famous for its unacceptably high death toll as it is for anything else - was thrust into the limelight yet again - not for the deaths and serious injuries that occurred, rather for what might have been.

Allegedly, several of our well known 'heroes' were more interested in money than they were in the lives of their fellow competitors, the volunteer marshals, and the fans whose money their grubby little hands couldn't wait to grab - at any cost it would seem!

Whilst injured riders, some fatally so, lay on the track being attended to by caring marshals, some imbecile fellow riders allegedly demonstrated their utter contempt for innocent life by ignoring the warning 'Yellow' flags being shown. Hence, riders, marshals and spectators alike, were in the firing line as these alleged would be murderous individuals sped past at racing speeds, missing all and sundry by - the proverbial coat of paint perhaps.

Not to worry though, the responsible governing body allegedly took action - and allegedly fined one unnamed rider a pathetic paltry sum. Rightly so, marshals have been angry, threatening even to boycott next years event, but will anyone listen, or even care? Get real!

Does it happen here in Northern Ireland? Of course it does, and what does the Health and Safety conscious MCUI-UC do about? Rumour has it; they just might be waiting until there is a major incident, serious injuries, and fatalities even. And besides, it wouldn't do if they were to upset any of our temperaMENTAL professional superstars of real road racing.

Mister Nelson McCausland (MLA) Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure might, as part of his alleged investigation into real road racing safety issues, have a friendly word with the dinosaurs of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited, or then again - does he really care either?

Save Our Sport From Evil

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Nonentity World Championship Nonentity World Champions

Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland
In 1977 the IOMTT was stripped of its World Championship status but responded with the 'TT Formula 1 World Championship' - a one race 'World Championship' no less.

History shows the great Phil Read was entered on a 1000cc four stroke Honda which was based on their rather successful endurance racer of the time - and duly won his eighth motorcycle racing World Championship title. Problem is though, Phil doesn't appear to claim to have won eight World titles - only seven - and who would blame him.

The legendary Carl Fogarty - Mister Superbike, the most successful World Superbike rider of all time - he claimed four WSBK titles before a freak accident with another rider brought his illustrious career to a premature end - otherwise who knows how many World titles he'd now be proudly boasting off. What he doesn't boast off, nor allegedly ever mentions, are is other 'World Championship' titles - come to think of it, I'm not sure if he even bothers mentioning the World Endurance Championship he won for Kawasaki in 1992.

Other notable winners of this nonentity 'World Championship' were allegedly of course - Mike Hailwood, Ron Haslam, Graeme Crosby, Virginio Ferrari and Joey Dunlop.

Strange that the large majority of the aforementioned riders never referred to their astounding 'World Championship' titles - modesty perhaps - or to embarrassed by the nonentity of it all.

Perhaps later this year, the motorcycle racing fans of Northern Ireland will have a 'Real' Road Racing World Champion to boast off.

Save Our Sport From Evil

©2010 Motorcycle RealRoadRacing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Perils Of Quad Biking With Cows

Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland

Down under in Australia a 55 year old woman has been airlifted to hospital after crashing into a cow whilst riding her quad bike.

Seems that while riding the quad bike on private property, the collision with the cow caused the quad to flip over and land on top of her which was bad enough, but unfortunately the cow also toppled over and crash landed onto the bike. Ouch!

Reports suggest the woman is in a stable condition, and the cow - anyone for burgers?

Save Our Sport From Evil

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