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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By slidefighter
Ireland: Cobh and inland/ 24 May, 2015

One of the great sources of information to travelers I have found, is the local wisdom available through the owners of the B&B’s I’ve stayed at. This morning I learned that the next town west from...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Kal: For awhile there I though speed limits were...

Kal: For awhile there I though speed limits were useful suggestions, but I obey the ALL nowadays...:evil

Timmer: You guys have really got a great trip going. I'm definitely jealous of your bike...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Sorry, no excitement here! She just felt sorry...

Sorry, no excitement here! She just felt sorry for an aged speeder who was clearly in over his head driving on the left, shifting on the left, and signaling on the left. I had my hands full with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Ireland: Ardmore and the area just west/ May 23, 2015

Ardmore it turns out, is not only an attractive little seaside village, it has some notable historical significance as well. It is the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Rider: Hey, some guys have all the fun! What a...

Rider: Hey, some guys have all the fun! What a great ride. Keep your tracks, I may need them!


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Arthurstown to Ardmore along the Irish South Coast/ 22 May, 2015

Great little B&B (the "Marsh Mere", in Arthurstown) overlooking the eastern side of Waterford Bay.

http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/Ireland-2/i-CNrGHkZ/0/L/DSC_0827-L.jpg

Rolling fairly early to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Timmer: That's a nice looking setup you have;...

Timmer: That's a nice looking setup you have; I'm guessing it's very plush too. Just the thing for extended, two-up riding. I don't think I'm man enough to pick that thing up though! Probably the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Glendalough/Laragh and down to the Southern Coast/ 21 May, 2015

Glendalough is adjacent to the little village of Laragh. Took R755 down to Rathdrum, past this little house. It’s just precious; nearly got run over twice by big tractors while taking the several...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Glendalough and surrounding area/ 20 May, 2015

Spelled Glendalough with an “o’ in place of the “a” day before yesterday. That’s common here; my map spells it one way but at the actual Gledalough Heritage site, it’s spelled another. All these...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Timmer: Wow! Someone who, unlike me, is...

Timmer: Wow! Someone who, unlike me, is actually riding a motorcycle around Ireland. Well...one of these days soon...

I'm told the Giants Causeway is definitely something to see. I was just...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Sorry, grossly slow connection tonight. I'll...

Sorry, grossly slow connection tonight. I'll save today's update for tomorrow.


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Mizzou: Well, you are certainly right about the...

Mizzou: Well, you are certainly right about the beauty and intrigue of this place. The sun makes a huge difference, though. Drove one of the same roads today as yesterday but under an overcast...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Hilltown to Glendolough/ May 19, 2015

Well, this was a bit of a strange day. Started with a beautiful drive down from the farming village of Hilltown, where I stayed in the Clonmurr B&B. The whole family of the farmer and his wife I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Well, you know how it is... seems okay so far... ...

Well, you know how it is... seems okay so far... I keep hoping for a little excitement eventually! ;>)
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
You're too smart for me, Justin. I should have...

You're too smart for me, Justin. I should have thought of that. Now my main secret is out!

Up and at 'em early this morning...just having breakfast and I'm on my way to Dublin. That has a kind...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Ballymoney and the northeast/8 May, 2015

We have a winner! Janet, I'm pretty sure you knew right where I was going all along! Nice Northern Ireland day: Rain-shine-rain-shine. It's shining right now but it wasn't 5 minutes ago,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
8g: Actually, we have it way better on that...

8g: Actually, we have it way better on that score than do these guys. Flying in the U.S. has considerably fewer hassles than here, but to be fair, they do manage and do it very well. The field was...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
North West 200/ 17 May, 2015

WHAT a red-letter day! I'll just say it: The people of NI really know how to put on a race. The unmatched spectacle of Irish Road Racing at it's best and with the usual consideration for...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Mizzou: Thanks for checking in. I'm with you...

Mizzou: Thanks for checking in. I'm with you and will keep my fingers crossed that you can work out similar plans to mine. Maybe the next post will provide a little impetus!

Best wishes and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Wow, Iceman! Great and generous offer. I've...

Wow, Iceman! Great and generous offer. I've PM'd back. Looks like the timing is bad, but you know, this is the kind of thing that makes AdvRider so great. For sure you are welcome to any of my...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Upperlands (Ardtara Manor House) a second night: 15 May, 2015

Crummy weather today, rained almost constantly. I'm hoping its getting all the rain out of its system before the big race day tomorrow. Here's a shot of where I'm staying (yes, I know... too...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Addendum

By the way, if you need any proof of the commitment of these racers, just look at the lean angles and speeds they are making in that last picture. That's a public street roundabout for goodness...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Eglington to Upperlands, via the NW200/ 14 May, 2015

Another good weather day and thankfully so for the days practice and the first races of the NW200. Worked my way right down to a great place to park and a short walk to one of the main corners on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Moville to Eglinton/ 13 May

Guys: Good news, the bike is due in Dublin on the 23rd. I've already had to change a bunch of plans, so I won't be able to pick it up for a few days (because of having to fly to the IoM). At least...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Killybegs and around to Lough Foyle/Moville: 12 May

Wreckchecker: Ha! I’ll quite whining about it then! The locals all sure take it in stride.

Icerider: As you can see below, I took your advice. Didn't know the right names, but the idea all...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Icerider: Thanks for the info, I was planning my...

Icerider: Thanks for the info, I was planning my days drive when I saw your post. VERY helpful. Unfortunately, this morning is a bust weather wise---cold, very windy again, and rainy/misty. Not...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Donegal: 11 May, 2015

Great weather today, better as the day wore on except for the wind. Left Leenane in a howling wind and it only got worse! Some beautiful scenes though. Spending the night in a B&B just west of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
County Clare through County Galway: 10 May

Departed just north of Milltown Malbay in a moderate rain; stayed that way until about 3:00 pm when the rain stopped and the ceilings eased up a bit. Drove the Atlantic coast around the southern...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Bantry Bay, out of County Kerry into County Clare: 9 May

Nice weather to start, but it faded after a bit. Crossed the River Shannon on a ferry at Tarbert and took the left road out to the end at Loop Head. The current light there was built in the 1850's...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Western tip of Beara Peninsula to Glengarriff: 8 May

Today’s weather was not nearly so cooperative. Rained continuously (wipers on continuously) until around 3:00 pm. Covered pretty much all of the Sheeps Head and Mizen peninsulas. Both are...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Kerry Peninsula/Beara Peninsula/ 8 May

Today, I covered from Waterville on the tip of the Kerry Peninsula to the extreme tip of the next peninsula south, the Beara. Blue skies and puffy clouds pretty much all day. These are generally...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Departing Waterville, County Kerry, 7 May, 2015

Thanks, Cowboy. Got lucky today, the weather this morning is (so far) spectacular! Won't last long, so I'm headed out.
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Waterville near Caharsiveen, Iverag (Kerry) Peninsula, Ireland/6 May, 2015

Man, you guys really made my day---now if I can just get the Moderators to go along for a few more weeks. Covered much of the spectacular Dingle Peninsula today and then on to the "Kerry" peninsula,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Ireland: Dingle Peninsula, near Anascaul

Thanks to Roadrider, Steve, Blue, Kalonji, Wreckcheker, and all the rest who've checked in. It's really great to see some of you are hanging in there. Made it from just outside Belfast all the way...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Northern Ireland: N.E. shore and the Glens of Antrim/4 May

Not too motivated to type tonight, so here are some pix of the Irish northeast for everyone.

http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/2015-Europe-Ride/i-CZHVJx8/0/M/DSC_0082-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Bonus entry:

This is just me practicing with my Dragon headset and software, after Friday's practice:

Got excellent weather for the practice session of the Tandragee 100. The 100 is easily one of the most...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Northern Ireland: Tandragee 100, on to Cooktown

No connectivity last night in Portadown, so here is a bit of a look at practice (which enjoyed nice weather) and the race, which did not. The race is smallish (but riders and spectators are as...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Northern Ireland: Portadown, County Armagh

Very poor connectivity here for some reason. More in a couple of days.


Lee...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Northern Ireland/April 30, 2015

Great day! We drove up to Northern Ireland, thru Belfast and around the northeastern coast. Hard to describe how beautiful Northern Ireland is with quaint villages and delightful vistas and views. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,242
Posted By slidefighter
Dublin

Drove into Dublin today with my friends to check out the city and the docks. Then through the city, over the River Liffy and off to the northwest to the Boyne Valley, site of the Newgrange complex,...
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