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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Be very careful where & when you folks leave the bikes, especially while in Dublin. There is a Soddy crowd there abouts that have a habit to make off with w/ ones motor bike in the blink of an eye & retreating to an area where the Guardia won't go, Nasty lot they are. If you find yourself in need of any thing contact the Irish biker group on the net
    They are there to help & have no use for those I spoke of earlier

    Just a word of caution to be very vigilant while traveling the mean streets of Dublin :deal
  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks so much. We had been warned before by friends also. We are alway very careful about the bike parking for sure. It is much more of a worry here in the UK and Europe than it was in Latin America. An overlander's bike went missing in Dublin a few weeks ago. Currently safe and sound in Applecross UK. S&D
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  6. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The weather was threatening again today and we did get a few heavy showers. We had Ferry tickets for the 1 am sailing to the Isle of Man and so we had all day to get to Belfast for the 1130 pm check-in tonight.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 9.39.03 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    Riding north to Northern Ireland we were all prepared for the border with our passports, but of course there is no border to cross. You only know you have entered a new country because there is a sign that says Speed limits are posted in miles.


    [​IMG]belfast 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We got lucky with a break in the weather for the visit to the Giant’s Causway. This is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns from volcanic eruption.



    [​IMG]belfast 2 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]belfast 28 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]belfast 7 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]belfast 9 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]belfast 11 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]belfast 12 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]belfast 14 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Finding the ferry dock for the Steampacker Company is not that easy and did involve some driving around. There is very poor temporary signage. We did find it, but had 4 hours to kill and so we found a McDonalds to hang out in. Arriving at the dock at 1030 we met about 20 other bikers.



    The ferry was late and finally loaded at 2 am. We had a bit of a rough night with Dan trying to sleep in a chair that did not recline, while I had better luck on the floor.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 9.39.46 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    This meant a quick breakfast and then we did two laps of the TT course before the rest of the Sunday drivers got up.

    [​IMG]isle of man 4 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]FILE0606 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]isle of man 55 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]FILE0480 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
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    Amazing...

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    Next we rode up on the coast roads to Peel to see the castle. This guy actually caught 2 fish at the same time!

    [​IMG]isle of man 43 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]isle of man 48 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    We then rode further up the east coast to the northern most point on the island at Aire. You can actually see Scotland from here.

    [​IMG]FILE0812 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr



    [​IMG]isle of man 62 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr

    [​IMG]isle of man 64 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr