What you don't see during the hectic time that is the TT festival, is the history and heritage that can be found on the island, it's beautiful and there's tons to see.
When the gf and me were planning our yearly vacation, it was decided to travel back to the island and show her what I had been on about all these years. Took my tiny van and stuck my 125 scooter in the back of it, so we still had something on 2 wheels to make our way around on.
2nd or 3rd day I wanted to go out for a ride, just before it would go dark. Since the gf got her license she doesn't want to go pillion anymore, we decided that she'd be on the controls, and I just point her in the direction where she had to go and I would take some pics.
This is what happend;
We turned onto the course at Ballig Bridge, right before the sweeping Glen Helen section
Going over the crest after Sarah's you'll find this sign;
For those that don't know; on the Isle of Man, this means you can go as fast as you like/can/dare. Whichever comes first.
Through Kirk Michael
Short run to Ballaugh, 2 wheels of the floor over the bridge. (if you're a racer)
Quarry bends, fast, my favorite bit.
Ginger Hall, coming up to Ramsey
May Hill, just before the hairpin. It was going dark a lot quicker than expected.
Hairpin (differtent day, obviously) It's silly steep in real life
Ramsey, from the Gooseneck
Went really dark after this.
Dunlop Memorial at the Bungalow. The King of the Mountain next to our weapon of choice.
Downhill after the Creg
View from the startline
And back though Ballaspur where we started.
I've lapped the course countless times but this is the most memorable to date. Going back for the TT in 7 months, can't wait. And after that, if all goes as planned, I get the finances and bike sorted, I might even give it a real go myself.