Isle of Man TT 2011 Mad Sunday - My Story.
Mad Sunday 2011. One way mountain road, no speed limits, flat out over the
famous Mountain Road on a glorious sunny Sunday. However, there were lots
of crashes, oil on the road, bikers falling off the mountain and lots of
closures. This run started just as the mountain re-opened. Be warned
though, what you are about to see is not for those with a weak stomach. One
or two people spoiling it for four or five thousand. This is my story of
Mad Sunday 2011.
IOM TT 2010 Mad Sunday Crash
Binned it at Guthries Memorial on Mad Sunday 2010,
Four Days in Hospital,
Seriously damaged the blood supply to left foot,
Broken 4 bones (dont ask me which ones ???)
Smashed me left arm and damaged the nerves and tendons to left arm
Lucky am still here thow!!
Mad Sunday - High Speeds on Public Roads - Isle of Man 2012 TT - VERY HIGH QUALITY
I imagine most people who find this video will be familiar with the Isle of
Man TT, and the meaning of Mad Sunday. If you're not, then for the purposes
of understanding this video all you need to know is members of the public
are allowed, in any vehicle or none, to drive the Isle of Man mountain road
in one direction, no speed limits. However, dangerous driving rules apply,
at least in theory.
Anyway, at the present time it's actually one way during the whole TT
fortnight (when it's not closed for races) due to idiots constantly having
head on collisions when it wasn't. Now, idiots just have non-head on
collisions :) - Yes, there have already been a few deaths this year, like
This video is for informational purposes. To show how wonderful we have it
here without speed limits, and hopefully to encourage viewers to put
pressure on their local governments to make their own locales equally
wonderful and speed limit less.
Today I manged 4 and a 2/3rds laps - this was my last complete one, and the
only one I filmed. I tried to film the one after too, but ran out of
battery - and in any case it was cut short after a moron crashed in front
and we were diverted via Injebeck.
There was some delay before starting this run as the road had been shut
because of another accident. You can see why there are accidents, some of
the riding is absolutely shocking.
In this video I want to particularly single out X4 PAU for hogging the
passing lane for THREE WHOLE MINUTES - the max speed he reached was
110mph... there are some people who will be touch 200mph on this road. They
call it Mad Sunday for a reason.
My average speed over the derestricted area on this run was just over 68mph
. It is usually in the mid 80s in my car - and some bikers manage twice
that! The discrepancy is mostly due to this selfish lane hogger. Indeed,
see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLXs0pNzXY for me averaging 62mph the
preceeding day in about the worst possible conditions the road would still
be open in.
I wasn't overtaken much during this video, that is not normal. Usually
there are more fast bikes - perhaps they were waiting for the traffic to
clear up a bit. The video is deceptively slow looking anyway, I peaked at
c. 120-130 mph here and roughly no one would have been going below 80 on
the straight bits.
P.S. Yes, that is a railway crossing in the middle. And yes, trains (well,
trams - see - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snaefell_Mountain_Railway ARE
running on it)