and i'll never ever forget my first flying lap of the TT, going over St Ninian's crossroads down Bray Hill. and i thought i'd come off the end of the world,really. i thought i'd ridden off the end of a cliff. you just feel you can fly really, and most of the times you do.
i had one of those moments, u know, that happen at some point once or twice during every TT fortnight, when i just stand and look around and everything u c,the bikes, the overalls, u know your heart that siren, pit-entry siren. everything going on and i just thought, i love this. and i actually thought, a stupid moment of clarity, God, i'd miss this if i couldn't have it cos something happens to Dobbsy. an hour late... anyone could lose their partner tomorrow. people step out nuder a bus.people are lost every day. u talk about that, and u joke about it all the time,u know. i might not be here next week, is what people say. but when it is part of your consciousness, even a subconscious part, it really does make you love life. it makes u appreciate who you've got and what's special about them and just how lucky you r.the reason we make that choice to go racing is just the whole, u know, "we'r here for a good time." what can, u know, how can we get the most fun out of life? and, we want the kids to share that as well. they come along, they love it, they'r part of it. because we had that time with him, it's made us who we are. it's made them who they are. you know, they r incredible. um, they r strong. they'r fun. and we have fun. u know, we have so much fun. it doesn't stop. and we'r going to keep on having fun, u know. ride the bikes, play the music, dance in the kitchen. we still love the TT still love the island, we can't change that. u can't love the death. u can't love the loss. but u can't love the excitement and the thrill without knowing that that's part of it. it wouldn't be so exciting if it didn't have the risk. that's why they want to do it.