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  • TJs recovery ride 2 – Ayrshire and Ireland
  • Sandwich
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    Anyone else picturing TJ holding court at the bar of a border pub “So lads, ….religion…..”

    I know TJ’s not keen on polystyrene head coverings but it’s not a religious fervour!

    tjagain
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    Even I am not that daft!!!!

    No one ever appeared at the campsite. Im now tucking into bacon rolls and coffee down the road

    tjagain
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    Im laying up in Sligo for two nights. Checked into a hotel. I need a rest dsy and getting clothes washed and som supplies bought including a decent map

    tartanscarf
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    Sounds like a great trip TJ. I was due to do some bike touring in Ireland with a mate this year but he spent his holidays on a trip to the states instead. Priorities!

    nealc
    Free Member

    I used the 1:200k maps. They show (just) enough detail without needing loads of 1:50k s. I got them from here sligo coincidently, here:

    Liber Bookshop
    +353 71 914 2219
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/CNU21jSHSJraPFZi8

    The outdoor shop round yhe corner has plenty of 1:50Ks.

    tjagain
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    There is a traditional music festival on this weekend. Sligo is quite some place. I shall have a good explore tomorrow Van Morrison appears obligatory as i have heard him blaring out of several different pubs

    tjagain
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    No stwers in sligo?

    Saccades
    Free Member

    Wicklow for me.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Im totally in the wrong bit then

    matt_outandabout
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    There is a traditional music festival on this weekend.

    In which case, I would be staying until Monday.
    Brilliant stuff. Enjoy the rest.

    andy4d
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    North Cork here

    northshoreniall
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    Well if you had arrived a week earlier I was 20 minutes north of you, so its your own fault 🙂 Now back in the Toon 🙁

    Cougar
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    There is a traditional music festival on this weekend.

    Travelling round the Republic years ago, I fetched up in the arse end of nowhere (like they have a lot of ‘somewhere,’ but anyway) and found myself in a local pub.

    After a little while, people started treacling in with instruments. Chap with a bodhran, lass with a fiddle, another bloke with I don’t even know, a lute?

    “Oh,” I asked, “is there a band on?” Nope, they were just a bunch of randoms who had happened to rock up to the pub with a descant recorder or a tambourine ‘just in case’. Then they just started jamming together. Tore the roof off, dancing on tables, brilliant night. That, right there, was the craic.

    donncha
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    The model, Knocknarea & Eagles Flying are worth a look in Sligo.

    tjagain
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    Ta chaps

    I am getting freaked out by folk that keep talking to me. This is no country for an introvert 🙄😀

    creakingdoor
    Free Member

    I am getting freaked out by folk that keep talking to me

    Everybody walking past you
    “Howyeh!”

    tjagain
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    Arrrgh. Weather is pish so I think its time for a change of plan. Going down down the west coast seems proper daft so I shall head inland and follow the Shannon south. Seems like a better plan

    gauss1777
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    It’s lovely in Edinburgh 😉😁
    No doubt it will be shit in a week’s time, once the school holidays start ☹️

    tjagain
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    Thanks!

    matt_outandabout
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    Seems like a better plan

    Do or do not. There is no better.

    😘

    ElShalimo
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    Now you know why it’s called the Emerald Isle !!!

    I used to go every summer to visit family and it was rarely sunny (Co. Wicklow/Carlow/Wexford area)

    tjagain
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    Oh well. Made it 45 miles south east. I think a good call given the weather not to go thru Mayo and tbe west coast tho its disappointing to miss out but not into a headwind. Bad enough today anyway and it effing pissed it down this morning. Fortunately the hedgerows did give so shelter from the wind but today was tough especially as I have ended up only 50 miles from where I was 3 days ago due to changing my mind on route. Done two sides of a triangle.

    Camped up for the night. Its a bit windy

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Sat in my tent eating chocolate and listeningto it flap in the wind.
    Typical view today

    I think an orchid in which case it is twice the size of the scots ones

    tjagain
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    Another day more headwind and rain. Camped up near Athlone. Nice campsite but once again no grub in the pub. Couple of pints tho and i feel squiffy. Watching Gaelic football on telly in pub

    Royal canal with orchids

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    tjagain
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    donncha
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    Hope you enjoyed the Armagh v Galway football match!

    dyna-ti
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    Sat in my tent eating chocolate and listening to it flap in the wind.

    I had no idea chocolate flapped.

    This really is a voyage of discovery.

    tjagain
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    In my life lots of things flap🙄🙃

    thestabiliser
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    You seem a bit fatigued could you not cheat a bit and jump on a train to get to some more interesting bits?

    northshoreniall
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    Where headed next? Sticking with the Shannon? If heading away from it there’s a nice old rail track bike trail to mullingar (my home town)from athlone, can get on to canal trail towards Dublin from there.
    Looks ace, hope the locals aren’t talking too much to you 😁

    tjagain
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    I am still heading for my pals near bantry roughly following the shannon to limerick tomorrow. I might get him to drive up and get me if tomorrows no better. Im not to tired but 4 days riding into headwind has slowed me. I thought it would take 2 weeks to get to county cork

    northshoreniall
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    Nice one, no harm in giving yourself a break, you’ve covered a lot of miles and probably already seen more of Ireland than I have!
    What’s plan after seeing your mates? Not sure if I missed it, Ride back? Or ferry to France?

    tjagain
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    After Bantry ride to the ferry to wales and ride across wales and e gland to a north sea ferry to the Netherlands is the plan.

    molgrips
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    ferry to wales

    Fishguard?

    tjagain
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    I think thats the one.

    molgrips
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    Well you’re in luck, the weather is set to be drier in a few days, at least here.

    Just looking at routes for you now.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Im not going to be there for a week or two

    ElShalimo
    Free Member

    @tjagain – when you get to Fishguard, if the weather is good spend a few days in the area and enjoy it. You don’t know when you’ll be down that way again.

    This should help:

    A week in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    Ta

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