Man vs. Isle
Get as close as you'll ever come to the world's most deadly motorcycle road race
This story appears in the May 16, 2011, issue of ESPN The Magazine.
RAMSEY, AN OLD-FASHIONED HARBOR TOWN of 7,000 people on the northeast coast of the Isle of Man, is a quiet, slow-moving place for 50 weeks of the year. But this isn't one of those weeks. It's June 2010, and native son Conor Cummins is throttling up his Kawasaki 1,000cc, a blur at 140 mph going down May Hill, past the cheering fans he can't hear above the 140 decibels of precision-engineered whine. Cummins, ...
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ESPN The Magazine: May 16, 2011