The last few days has been taken up with practice, sight seeing and finally the first day of racing. The weather has been dry but grey for the last few days however on Thursday the sun was out. Peel, on the west coast was the place to be.
Friday was as sunny, so after a bit of a get together with all the other Australians here, it was the day to go as far north as possible.
We took photos as we rode along the course.
Yes, this house is right on the race course.
The Point of Ayre.
Today, Saturday is the first race day, so where better to be than on the start line, courtesy of pit passes given to us for the day. A case of having an IOM mate who knows the right people. We spent all day in the pit area soaking up the atmosphere and rider spotting (groupie). Unlike the Bathurst V8 circus where it would cost a squillion dollars to get this close to the action, here it costs nothing. Just walk in. It is amazing the amount of time these racers give to their fans.
That is the start line.
The essentials of a good day at the races.
There were more bikes.