Isle of Man.

I have just come back from a stag do on the Isle of Man with a few of my biker friends (Jolly, Caz and Oaky). The plan was to do a few laps of the famous TT circuit, but sadly the weather had other plans. There had been snow the week before, very rare i’m told, so sadly some of the mountain section was closed. We tried to do as much of it as we could do, and I have to admit, it felt pretty weird riding the bike through 6ft + high snow drifts. But all the bikes performed very well, even though mine proved to be immensely uncomfortable and uncompromising, much to the amusement of the others.
All in all, it was a cracking trip, and I have nothing but respect to anyone who dares to compete at the IOM TT, its serious stuff and so dangerous but with so much history. If you like cars or bikes, or just beautiful scenery, I urge you to get over there and see it all for yourself.

Thrust from the catamaran, loads of POWER!

Thrust from the catamaran, loads of POWER!

Wind farming of the North West coast.

Wind farming of the North West coast.

Not really what our bikes were designed for.

Not really what our bikes were designed for.

I doubt many 996 Ducati get taken up onto the mountain circuit when there is snow.....

I doubt many 996 Ducati get taken up onto the mountain circuit when there is snow…..

Travel Monkey comes on all the trips, bought on the Spain/Andorra trip in 2009.

Travel Monkey comes on all the trips, bought on the Spain/Andorra trip in 2009.

Looks almost warn in this picture. It wasn't.

Looks almost warn in this picture. It wasn’t.

zero degree, cold, aching, the mountain road was closed, but the bike still looks awesome.

zero degree, cold, aching, the mountain road was closed, but the bike still looks awesome.

The pit area, just part of a normal road in the town of Douglas.

The pit area, just part of a normal road in the town of Douglas.

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2 thoughts on “Isle of Man.

  1. mate great pics !! great trip .. the snow was just a miner problem great mates great island trip another one done

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