TJs recovery ride 2 – Ayrshire and Ireland
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!Posted 6 days ago
Even I am not that daft!!!!
No one ever appeared at the campsite. Im now tucking into bacon rolls and coffee down the roadPosted 6 days ago
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 mapPosted 5 days ago
a decent map
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!Posted 5 days ago
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:
+353 71 914 2219
The outdoor shop round yhe corner has plenty of 1:50Ks.Posted 5 days ago
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 pubsPosted 5 days ago
No stwers in sligo?Posted 5 days ago
Wicklow for me.Posted 5 days ago
Im totally in the wrong bit thenPosted 5 days ago
There is a traditional music festival on this weekend.
In which case, I would be staying until Monday.Posted 5 days ago
Brilliant stuff. Enjoy the rest.
North Cork herePosted 5 days ago
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 🙁Posted 5 days ago
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.Posted 5 days ago
The model, Knocknarea & Eagles Flying are worth a look in Sligo.Posted 5 days ago
I am getting freaked out by folk that keep talking to me. This is no country for an introvert 🙄😀Posted 5 days ago
I am getting freaked out by folk that keep talking to me
Everybody walking past youPosted 4 days ago
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 planPosted 4 days ago
It’s lovely in Edinburgh 😉😁Posted 4 days ago
No doubt it will be shit in a week’s time, once the school holidays start ☹️
Thanks!Posted 4 days ago
Seems like a better plan
Do or do not. There is no better.
😘Posted 4 days ago
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)Posted 4 days ago
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 windyPosted 3 days ago
Hope you enjoyed the Armagh v Galway football match!Posted 2 days ago
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.Posted 2 days ago
In my life lots of things flap🙄🙃Posted 2 days ago
You seem a bit fatigued could you not cheat a bit and jump on a train to get to some more interesting bits?Posted 2 days ago
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.Posted 2 days ago
Looks ace, hope the locals aren’t talking too much to you 😁
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 corkPosted 2 days ago
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!Posted 2 days ago
What’s plan after seeing your mates? Not sure if I missed it, Ride back? Or ferry to France?
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.Posted 2 days ago
ferry to wales
Fishguard?Posted 2 days ago
I think thats the one.Posted 1 day ago
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.Posted 1 day ago
Im not going to be there for a week or twoPosted 1 day ago
TaPosted 1 day ago
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