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Old 05-23-2013, 02:12 AM   #31
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10:00 AM, May 23rd, Tan Hill Inn. -2 Celsius. Greenhouse Effect? ???
Its going to be an exciting sliding way downhill to the Newcastle ferry...
Finally the new Conti Trail Attacks II will get a chance to prove them selves! ;D

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:50 AM   #32
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Great photos! I'm irish and it's great to see what other people think. I've not yet been to Wales or Northern England, it's on my to-do list. It's just too close to home for now.

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Sorry, Donegal (Northern Ireland) is not on our tight schedule this time.
Technically County Donegal is not part of "Northern Ireland". NI is part of the UK. Donegal is not part of the UK and is part of the Republic of Ireland. Confusingly it is quite far north, and is more northely than most of "Northern Ireland".

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Today we did the Dingle Peninsula. What a joy that was! Forget about the Ring of Kerry which every tourist wants to do. The Slea Head Drive is the way to go (post-signed, google on it). The Dingle Peninsula and the Slea Head Drive is 200% more pure and to enjoy!
Totally agree. Ring of Kerry is full of big coaches of tourists. Though you can find some back roads across the middle of the ring of kerry, they are quite fun. Don't do it on a sports bike. Dingle & Béara are great. Shame you couldn't do conner's pass.

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Despite the heavy Catholicism in Ireland on Sunday all supermarkets are open. Where in the Netherlands politicians are debating endless on Sunday openings for shops, you can just pick up a fresh roll or do shopping across Europe
Ireland's getting less Catholic now (though you were in the rural west :P ). Long ago when catholicism was power popular (the 80s!), all the shops would have closest on sunday. But that would have been a cultural norm, so they didn't pass a law about sunday opening. But now Ireland's securalising, so there's no law stopping shops from opening all day.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #33
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I wouldn't say miss out the Ring of Kerry. It's busy because it is fecking lovely. Pick your time to avoid the coaches. Anywhere you go in tourist season is going to be busy. Try some of the west coast of Scotland in summer, plagued with bloody coaches. Still a must see on a bike.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #34
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@ Ebel: thx for the additional info's.

@ Bentos: Early start is always good... same in the Alps or f.e. Trollstiggen in Norway. Tourist coaches normally start around 10:00AM from the Hotel...
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:28 AM   #35
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I wouldn't say miss out the Ring of Kerry. It's busy because it is fecking lovely. Pick your time to avoid the coaches. Anywhere you go in tourist season is going to be busy. Try some of the west coast of Scotland in summer, plagued with bloody coaches. Still a must see on a bike.
All the buses/coaches have to go anti-clockwise around the driving route, because it's too narrow in some places for buses to pass each other. If you're going on a bike, go clockwise, and you won't get stuck behind a bus.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #36
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That's clever. I never actually noticed that phenomenon. Bee do bee do do.
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