Coming over the water,,

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Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:29 pm

Hi there to our Irish friends.

i will be riding over to your fair island in the New Year,i have no plans,other than a week and a bit having a wander through your country.

Can any of you recomend any coastal pubs or B&B's, at the moment my plan is to get the ferry to Dun Logaire and turn left or right,wander and when it gets late find a place to rest my weary head. i know its not much of a plan,but that is what makes it interesting.

Have a think...

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by Boots » Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:39 pm

N11 South towards Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford then Cork is a nice road, but you 'REALLY' need to
get to the West Coast and follow your nose!! Like Scotland you won't have any trouble finding a B&B.

From Cork N71, N72, N69 to Gallway, then to Sligo, Donegal, round the top and your back to where you
started :-)

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by willie » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:32 pm

The A2 coastal road.........all you'll need!!!
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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by captain caveman » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:48 am

gomaz have a great ride :)

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:55 pm

I have a great large scale map of Ireland now..

Plan(ish) is Dublin,n11 to Wexford,n30,n25 to Waterford,Dungarvon,and to Cork. Then drop onto secondary rd, n71 round the coast and up to Kerry, ring of Kerry then up the West coast n69,n67 to Galway,n59 Clifden,Westport etc etc..following the coast as best i can. Will see how much time i have left as to how far i get round.

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by symmo » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:57 pm

Irish tourist board web site has always been good for B&B's
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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:49 am

Things are moving on....AA will cover me within both Northern and Southern Ireland (full recovery) if any thing happens in the south they will relay me to the north and i will be relayed home from there.

Insurance once again result....i get 90 days free green card cover,,,so no more expense there either.Girl i spoke to did get bit confused tho..i have a cold at the moment and she was well impressed i was riding my bike to Tailand!!! ....maybe next year.


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Re: Coming over the water

Post by tekfazer » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:08 pm

The thailand story is quite funny. I once met an American who thought Ireland was off the coast of Africa.

Give us an update of your latest plans. There was quite heavy snow over most of Ireland last week, especially the north, which is very unusual.



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Post by Boots » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:41 pm

tekfazer wrote:The thailand story is quite funny. I once met an American who thought Ireland was off the coast of Africa. Give us an update of your latest plans. There was quite heavy snow over most of Ireland last week, especially the north, which is very unusual. Tekfazer
Jade Goody thought the Capital of Scotland was Ireland!! :shock: :? :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:48 pm

My time off goes April to April....I work 6 days on 3 off,so 6 days off gives me 12 days in total.

Way my shifts are running,i am looking at end of May and into June..

I hope that the weather will be kind,but trip will go ahead whatever happens.

Will post dates soon,after got it ok'd by the boss.


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Post by ratty » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:35 pm

gomez wrote:My time off goes April to April....I work 6 days on 3 off,so 6 days off gives me 12 days in total.

Way my shifts are running,i am looking at end of May and into June..

I hope that the weather will be kind,but trip will go ahead whatever happens.

Will post dates soon,after got it ok'd by the boss.


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Post by gomez » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:50 pm

No...not Morticia..,.Boss lady at work...already got ok from wife...i know it wont be a problem at work as the 2 blokes i work with have specific dates they take...1 is off to USA in Feb to sort out his retirement..the other married a very nice Thai lady and he is off to see how his house is coming on in Thailand, but not till October...so April/May is clear.

Morticia is off to Malaga in September off road riding again...hence why i can slip the leash to Ireland.

And yes we is fine,will have a holiday together as well....

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by tekfazer » Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:43 pm

May/June is a good time to visit. However if you wish to see real roadracing you will be out of luck as everyone will be at the TT.

Check out motorcycling ireland website.

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:35 pm

Would it be wise of me to avoid the TT dates..??

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by tekfazer » Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:36 pm

The way I see it is that if you are coming over and if you like bike racing you will definitely be impressed with irish road racing. The circuits in the South are quite short (3 miles max), bumpy and narrow. Generally there is a big crowd and a good atmosphere. There is only one short circuit in the south (Mondello) which means that rallying and roadracing are very popular.

Also, because of a lack of resources and insurance problems there were few road races in the South until the late 1980s. Hence the promoters and the general public are keen to hold races which further improves the bonhommie. As a result you will tend to have 12+ individual races at a southern race meeting whereas in the North it may be 6 or 7 max. Note all racing is under the control of the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (MCUI).

However, if you are not a racing fan then it is not the end of the world. May/June is good for dry roads. August tends to be wetter.

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:16 pm

Thanks for all the info...are you over the water,or a racing fan???

I went to the TT in the mid 80's had a great time,i asked the wife if i could go with a mate from work,and she said yes...so i booked the full 9 days at the B&B.

When i booked the time off she noticed it on the callender...was not happy..thought i was only going for weekend... :giggle:

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Post by tekfazer » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:59 pm

My first tt was 1988, but I haven't been back from 2000. The contrast between the tt and irish roadracing (southern style) is that at the tt you are blown away by the speed. With irish roadracing you blown way by the bravery of the participants.

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by gomez » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:12 pm

Booking my time off so i will be off from 9/6 to 20/6 inclusive.

Will get ferry 10/6 and aim to get ferry back 18/6..so i have a couple of days to recover..befor i,m back to work.

looking forward to coastal pubs,harbours and spectacular scenary..taking camera as well so i can post pictures in log when i return. So if any of our Irish friends see a bloke on a silver XJR scratchin his helmet with the map upside down take pity and invite him in...

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by tekfazer » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:58 pm

Goodluck and I hope the weather isn't too wet.

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Re: Coming over the water,,

Post by Dave » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:02 pm

I have been invited by a local biker group to go with them on a long weekend jaunt to Ireland, have always wanted to do that and some one else has organised it cant be bad think I will be going :D :D :D :D
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