Ireland

Dublin Wander

Dublin Wander

After Brian completed his Ireland bike tour, I joined him in Dublin to celebrate. We had one full day there to explore, and I was determined to see as much as possible. I picked out six sights I hoped to fit in, planned a very efficient route based on the hours of each establishment, and we headed out to see if we could fit it all in!

In Memory: Day 6 & 7

In Memory: Day 6 & 7

The second half, closer to the Atlantic coast, was intense with about three hours of constant 30-50km/h wind, intermittent heavy rain and hail. During this time I was riding a very remote section of these parts through the Killeter forest and surrounding open bog lands, and I didn't see anybody for two hours. It was a truly awakening experience to realize "the weather sucks, nobody is coming if something happens, I am not prepared to camp, ride as fast as possible to get out of here before dark."

In Memory: Day 5

In Memory: Day 5

Everywhere I go, people ask where I'm from, why I'm riding a "push-bike" in the rain and how it's going. There were many epic hills again this day and ultra-fast descents with the wind at my back and rain in the face. Extreme adventure and fun! I was happy I made it, had a hot shower, and then ate the best fish and chips ever... but not before photographing "Let the Dance Begin", the purpose of my visit to Strabane.

In Memory: Day 4

In Memory: Day 4

I bicycled from Armagh to Enniskillen based on some advice from the previous night’s pub conversations. Both are in Northern Ireland, but I ended up cutting back into the Republic several times. I was told this route was very scenic and worth the trip, which was very accurate. My day began with a flat tire due to a small thorn, but I patched it up in no time and carried on.

In Memory

In Memory

Brian rides around Ireland for his mom from May 7-12, starting in Dublin at a monument called "Wind and Water" which has two dancers back to back representing harmony. And, on Mother's Day (May 10th) he will be visiting a dance monument called "Let the Dance Begin" in Strabane. We will be posting updates on his progress and experiences on our social media in days to come.