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The thing is, Brian, after watching the movie, it made me feel sad.
It´s death and glory in the same proportions...It´s beautifully done, very intense, but basicaly sad, because we don´t want heroes to get hurt...or die. Specially when we get to see those images of them with their families and friends. ..
I admire the courage of Michael and William when they raced just before their dad´s funeral. You must have followed these events and it must have been a big chock for all of you.
Was tough for me too also because a dear oncle of mine passed away yesterday, and he was a motorbike enthusiast like we are. But life and death are walking hand in hand, we just have a problem to accept it sometimes.
 

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The thing is, Brian, after watching the movie, it made me feel sad.
It´s death and glory in the same proportions...It´s beautifully done, very intense, but basicaly sad, because we don´t want heroes to get hurt...or die. Specially when we get to see those images of them with their families and friends. ..
I admire the courage of Michael and William when they raced just before their dad´s funeral. You must have followed these events and it must have been a big chock for all of you.
Was tough for me too also because a dear oncle of mine passed away yesterday, and he was a motorbike enthusiast like we are. But life and death are walking hand in hand, we just have a problem to accept it sometimes.
Yes I understand what you are saying .....,I live in Northern Ireland which is the 'Real road racing' Capitol and I am privileged to witness this almost every weekend.
I was present at the 'Tandragee100' in 2008 (May 3rd) where I took photos (among the last ever photos) of Martin Finnegan on the grid....., about 5 or 6 feet from him before he put his helmet on.......,minutes later he was dead.
His wife and baby daughter were in the tent in the paddock.

Three weeks after that I was at the North West 200 when Robert Dunlop was killed in practice on Thursday night on a 250.
I was there on the Friday night where the atmosphere was very very subdued and sad.
I was there the next day (Saturday) and witnessed his son Michael win the 250cc race...., I'll never forget the emotion I witnessed in the winners enclosure.

These guys (and their families) LIVE road racing......, it runs through them
.,they are gladiators .., they Accept the pain and the glory.

Above all others in motor sport..,they ARE the real deal... and despite everything, they love it and All that goes with it.

They.....,are another breed!.
Brian:)
 

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I think I understand what you´re saying...my hats off for them...and for you, for witnessing all those moments!
I couldn´t hold a tear when I saw Michael´s reaction (and everyone else) when he won that 250cc race. And you there....wow...
They do see things in a different way, and many people can´t understand that passion, isn´t it? They justy measure the races by the number of deaths. And that´s not the point.
I´m surprised (but glad) that "Her Majesty´s gang" hasn´t put an end to those races.
 
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