Just returned from this year's north west pilgrimage. Race day was a washout but ended up in the pub, so not totally wasted. On the way over it was a 5 am start to catch the early ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast, followed by a quick blast up the coast road to Portrush and watch the night's racing. Friday was a fantastic day in every sense, even the weather was perfect..280 "hard" miles ... Sunday was another run back down the coast via the notorious Torr Head road. Last year on the blackbird was a challenge, this year on the xtourer was a blast..YeeHaa! route maps etc below.