Our first day of viewing took us up to the 'mountain', which is the highest point of the course. Bikes have already traveled 30 miles of the almost 38 miles course (1st lap of 4). This is what we saw:
During the event, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the electric railway train, bringing visitors up from Laxey and Ramsey for a visit to the highest mountain summit, Snaefell.
This is the extension of the train we saw stopping in Glen Dhoon.
The next event that took place was a re-enactment of the 1967 race - one of the most famous TT races ever; between Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, starring John McGuiness and Agostini (as himself). We watched from the church across from the Sulby Hotel. If you look at the tables on the patio, you can imagine me at my first event in 2009, leaning out to get a better view of the racers screaming past, and the shock on my face as one of them nearly took the beer from my hand as he whizzed by at 150 mph!
After a long day in the sunshine, soaking up the races, we tucked into a plate of spaghetti bolognese in honour of Agostini!
A fitting meal for an italian inspired day!