2013 Isle of Man TT Day 2

Daily photo update from The Island.

Creg-ny-baa is the most famous gathering place

What do you do on a non-racing day at the Isle of Man? You can take a walk along the beach at low tide or ride a motorcycle around The Island. The towns are quite quaint, if you like that sort of thing. The railways are another big draw, particularly the Manx Electric Railway. When you’re done riding, you can stop at the famous Creg-Ny-Baa pub for a pint.

If you’re a racer, the pits are most likely where you’ll be found. There is always something to do: meeting with your helmet tech (John McGuinness) or relaxing with your mates after prepping pit setup (Michael Dunlop). American Brandon Cretu arrived late today with his gearbags to meet his ride for this year’s campaign, an ex-Gary Johnson Honda CBR1000RR.

John McGuinness works with his Shoei tech on a faceshield selection

Today’s update is brief because practice begins tomorrow. It’s important for racers, fans and even photographers to get a good night’s rest. Cross your fingers that the forecasted showers don’t materialize. We need to see some real road racing.

Kevin Warren is a freelance photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. To see more of his work, go to his website, www.digitalpressimages.com.

More from the Isle of Man TT:

Creg-ny-baa is the most famous gathering place for motorcyclists on the Isle of Man. It sits at the end of the mountain section of the course with a fantastic view of Kate's Cottage.

John McGuinness works with his Shoei tech on a faceshield selection.

Just as the Isle of Man has a broader sense of history than just motorcycles, Creg-ny-baa is more than a pub. Could this be a future Formula 1 champion?

Michael Dunlop relaxes on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Isle of Man TT paddock.

Motorcycling on the Isle of Man for pleasure is the equivalent of a beautiful ride through the countryside.

Norton returns to the Isle of Man TT for the second year in a row after a long absence from the legedary race.

The Electric Railway is one of many ways to get around the Isle of Man. Steam rail is also available.

There's nothing better on a non-racing day at the Isle of Man than a Guinness at Creg-ny-baa.

This corner is now named after 19-time TT winner John McGuinness.

WK Bikes is making history as the first Chinese motorcycle manufacturer to enter the Isle of Man TT.