4 posts • joined Thursday 30th August 2007 10:32 GMT
A nice map for you...
Since I know the woodhead pretty well, I've done a little google map of the stretch in the video which should clarify my comments a bit.
@ Uwe Dipple - as you can see, the straight bit is straight, if you want to see the bendy bits that catch the boy racers out, you need to pan west along the Woodhead back towards Manchester. Some lovely bends back that way, great taken at speed - unless you get it wrong, of course...
That bit of the Woodhead where he hits 176mph is dead straight for over a mile and in the direction he's going in, downhill too. there's 2 lanes on the uphill side so it's nice and wide, he'd be able to see any hazards easily - a lot less dangerous than the nifty bit of overtaking into the oncoming traffic he did at 50mph on the way up the hill.
All the accidents on that road, and there are lots of them, are on the twisty bits not that straight bit. They mostly involve stoned teenagers 5-up in lukewarm hatch-backs going into the corners too quick - but probably still within the 60mph limit.
The only shrine I'm aware of on Woodhead is Jason McRoy's and he was riding a Harley, not a proper bike - nuff said.
Just because I can...
I've been masturbating all day over porno websites and getting paid to do it.
My Civil Service boss hasn't a clue what I do and is more than happy for me to "work from home".
Thank goodness I also get free eye tests & glasses :o)
Hey, I work from home - so unlike you poor unfortunate corporate cube-dwellers I can easily spend my day surfing porn, chatting and downloading whatever I want.
I don't have to commute, or even get dressed.
I still get paid loads too.