“Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.”
–Hunter S Thompson
As I am sitting down to type this story, my palms are sweating a little. My heart is racing a wee bit. And I am feeling, for all intents and purposes, a little worse for the wear. As research material for this story, other than talking to several men who wring the throttle as a way of life, I was, in a moment of weakness, lured by the temptation that is the Internet and found myself watching a five minute compilation of British Superbike’s worst crashes ever.