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+1 Long Distance Forum
Pretty cool talking to my grandad about TT's back in his day in Ireland. Sport was hugely popular in Ireland in the 30's. Mass start races were regularly 300 to 400 riders he said.
TT's were totally different too. They'd have shorter ones, which were over a set distance, such as our 'gold standard' 40km. But their 'gold standard' TT was the 12 hour -- a set time, and distance covered decides the winner.
12 hours! I seem to recall him saying he did in the high 200's (miles) which is freakin' fast when you consider their bikes weighed about 30 lbs probably.
I'd be doing myself, and you guys, a disservice if I didn't ride the hell out of this thing!