Category Archives: motorcycles

VIDEO: “Why you shouldn’t ride the Nordschleife” (like a d**k)

While I do enjoy a nice fast motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Murtanio’s latest upload is not making me want to pull my leathers on again any time soon.

It’s a heady mix of good luck, skill, big balls and ridiculous-life-threatening optimism.

Sounds good? Just watch for yourself…

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VIDEO: 2016 Motorcycle crash compilation from the Nürburgring

There’s something horrifically enthralling about watching crash videos. But these three minutes are sickening hypnotic… Continue reading VIDEO: 2016 Motorcycle crash compilation from the Nürburgring

VIDEO: Three reasons I don’t ride motorbikes on TF anymore

Like a grumpy old man, hanging on to photos of his ‘glory days’, I often like to remind people that I have a motorbike license and used to get up to some pretty batshit-crazy stuff on a motorcycle.

We were going sub-8 on motorbikes back when you needed a GT3 on race tyres to keep up, and not just a family hatchback. Continue reading VIDEO: Three reasons I don’t ride motorbikes on TF anymore

VIDEO: Bikers barely avoid spinning Porsche

It’s all fun and games until somebody hits the grass. And when this Porsche 911 hits the grass at the outside of Metzgesfeld, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all over.

I certainly expected the Porker to hit the barrier pretty hard. Luckily for him, the ground was dry enough to allow just enough friction for the car to change direction.

Video below:

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VIDEO: Why I don’t ride motorcycles on the Nürburgring (much, anymore)

The thrill of motorcycling comes not from safety or security, but from the excitement of taming a machine that will undoubtedly hurt you, should you get it wrong.

For many, many years I made my living by riding bikes and writing about it. In that time I did a few thousand laps of the Nordschleife on two wheels, not all of them slow.

But in the last few years my switch to four-wheels has been almost complete. Family, kids, VLN… no need for two wheel thrills, and a heightened fear of two wheel spills.

And if I ever feel the urge again? I’m just going to watch this video:

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AndyC. The man, the myth, the madness.

Those familiar with the Nürburgring on a quiet midweek night will all know that feeling. You’re on a good lap, everything’s smooth and there’s nobody on track. When all of a sudden, a motorcycle erupts past the left side of your car, the rider casually waving thanks for a move you didn’t even know about, let alone sanction… Continue reading AndyC. The man, the myth, the madness.