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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Other Side Of Racing

Yesterday I talked about how racing that was up close and personal was the best thing you could do with your clothes on. There is also a dark side of racing. The video above shows what can happen when it gets too up close and personal. The camera was on my friend Rich's motorcycle as he center punched a rider who went down in front of him and then was catapulted high side.

The race was at Mosport Raceway in Ontario. Rich is well and was racing at Loudon last Monday. I'm not sure of the rider he hit but I don't remember it being serious. There is a reason for the leather suits with armor and the helmets. Racing is lots of fun but occasionally you get your ticket punched.