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Old 04-18-18, 01:49 PM
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Route for ireland

https://www.activeme.ie/guides/wild-a...st-of-ireland/

just in case your thinking of touring Ireland.
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Old 04-18-18, 01:59 PM
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1997.. pre I-gadget, I got 4 OS Maps 1 by 1 as I went along..


brought this book








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Old 04-18-18, 02:04 PM
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handy to have bob.most tourers have all the latest gadgets these days.
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I brought my Mandolin, instead..
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I brought my Mandolin, instead..


you done right.
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Old 04-18-18, 02:53 PM
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coming to my town in the summer

Fleadh cheoil na hEireann.

u would love it Bob .
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Originally Posted by antokelly View Post
handy to have bob.most tourers have all the latest gadgets these days.
A happy exception to the rule as I rely on PPS--Paper Positioning System (a/k/a cue sheets and maps).
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main thing is as long as you get to where your going.
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Old 04-18-18, 05:27 PM
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as it follow the coast, it must be all flat right?

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Old 04-18-18, 05:35 PM
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The 'Wild Atlantic Way' isn't specifically a bike route. It's a concept, a marketing strategy, a branding of an already existing route.

It's been very successful and other areas and 'routes' are now being given the marketing make-over.
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Old 04-19-18, 07:14 AM
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it's a good one tho.caretaker personally i would rather take less crowded back roads ,i cycled a fair bit of that route beautiful and all as it is it can get seriously busy at times.
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as it follow the coast, it must be all flat right?

you guys know I was kidding right? I rode once down the west of the States, Oregon and Cali. and the "coastal" road often had some real steep climbs every time a river came out to the ocean, a steep down and a steep climb up again...I suspect the landscape here is the same, constant ups and downs, and short steep stuff.

am I wrong?
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Old 04-19-18, 07:52 AM
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djb it's a tough route climb up the Healy pass is a killer on a loaded touring bike,cliffs of moher and molls gap is another couple tough old drag's or climbing ,yeah lots of hills but scenery is stunning as long as the sun is out.
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Yea, Marketing, I expect every 'push pin' link has a paid for deal behind it.
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Toured Ireland just before the euro became the national currency....
Man, that placed has changed a lot since then, especially for the daily budget. But one thing remains the same....the Irish are the friendliest people I've ever met anywhere.
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aye we are not a bad lot ,well most of us there is a few dodgy feckers out there just got to give them a wide berth.
your right about how Ireland has changed Towns and city's have gotten much bigger way to much traffic 3 euro for a coffee yip food and drink can be expensive,best thing is ask a local where the best place to eat.
still rains a lot .
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