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club photo (and my bike)(7 posts)

club photo (and my bike)mike r
Sep 3, 2002 5:30 PM
photo probably wont work. its in the gallery in the ride shots section.
there are two photographs
re: club photo (and my bike)Akirasho
Sep 3, 2002 5:38 PM
...kewl... (did I get the right ones???)

We abide.

Remain In Light.
What country is your club from? nmPaul
Sep 4, 2002 3:58 AM
thats themmike r
Sep 4, 2002 4:33 AM
the club is from ireland.
most clubs in he country organise a tour. it is put on a national clender and riders from all over the country cn take part.
same as the organised centuries in the US.

the rest of the photos are at
Thanks! The pictures are wonderful!Gregory Taylor
Sep 4, 2002 5:07 AM
And I was able to check out the pictures on the website. Quick question -- was the series of pictures with riders climbing up towards the camera taken on the road leading out of Doolin/Cliffs of Moher? It looks familiar....
Thanks! The pictures are wonderful!mike r
Sep 4, 2002 2:42 PM
yes, thats the one.
our photographer and lead car driver was at the last bend at the top. its the steep section just before the finish. he missed me in the first photo, got my shoulder.

its a route i do a lot, the scenery is amazing.
did you do the steep climb from doolin to the cliff? the one past the tower.

the next series of photos are from the top of the next climb. on the road from miltown malbay to ennis. its called 'the hand' because of both the nature of the climb (like the knuckles on your hand ie. up and down) and the five roads that meet near the top.

it felt strange, starting the cycle with dull skies and the grey landscape of the burren, and finishing with blue skies and green fields.

if anyone is considering cycling in ireland, stay away from the east coast, the west has much more interesting and varied scenery and quieter roads.
I knew that was it!Gregory Taylor
Sep 4, 2002 4:10 PM
What a beautiful part of God's green earth. Yes, I did the climb from Doolin to the cliff...that was a pretty good climb.

I went over a few years ago (I'm in the USA) to do a solo ride up the West Coast to Achill Island -- where my grandfather was born. If you are interested in what an outsider thinks of riding in you country (hint: it was wonderful), drop me an e-mail and I'll send you a travel piece that I wrote about the trip. (I'm at A polite "no thank you" on the travel piece is perfectly fine as well.

I agree with Mike -- stay away from the East. The Western coast of Ireland is amazing.