“Road” – Dunlop racing family documentary film

The first snow has fallen in Edmonton.  That pretty much ends the motorcycle riding season.

What’s a dyed-in-the-wool motorcyclist supposed to do to bide one’s time in winter?

TV, and in particular, Netflix, is your best friend for the non-riding season.

I recently watched the documentary film “Road” (2014), the story about Ireland’s legendary Dunlop racing family – Joey, Robert, Michael and William.

The documentary follows the careers of the Dunlop racers, covering their racing successes and family tragedies, with intimate interviews of family members, race team managers, owners and race officials.

The film also gives a (sometimes frightening) insider’s look at the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race, the Isle of Man TT.

There’s a lot of insight to what made the late Joey Dunlop ‘tick’.  Dunlop won the legendary Isle of Man some twenty-six times in various classes between 1986 and 2000.

Highly recommended.

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