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Mike Hailwood

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:30 pm
by Peter Mille

Re: Mike Hailwood

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:34 am
by machten

I meant to comment on this when I saw it shortly after you posted it, but I was so in awe that I ended up watching it through a few times.

Thanks for posting this. I just love watching Hailwood ride. So smooth. In the face of greater straight line power he made up yards under braking and through corners every time (even the hairpin!!!).



Re: Mike Hailwood

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:20 am
by Peter Mille
Hailwood: :vroom: Finish: :Uwin: Respect: <>

Re: Mike Hailwood

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:04 am
by Craig in France
Yep, me too - I see new things each time I watch it. The way Mike sets up the young John Cowie to make the mistake which lets him get past is a classic demonstration of how a slower bike in experienced hands can get beat a quicker one.

And his quick turn in the hairpin! Boy! I've ridden Mallory and wish I could do that!

Also, always good to see Read getting beat! (See, I remember those days, and all Read's bullshit ...)


Re: Mike Hailwood

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:30 am
by ducadini
Indeed nice video, but not so rare.
I bought a copy from Steve in the mid eighties and ran it over and over again at meetings :-)
Now my videoplayer has retired and the video is on "static display", together with the book "A day to remember in the life of Mike Hailwood".
Luckily there's joe-tjoep now :-)