ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-06-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
Two Plugs OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Two Plugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Groningen Province - Top of Holland
Oddometer: 1,160
UK + Ireland 2013

OK, its not some exotic destination (depends to the fact if you think riding on the left lane is exotic...) but the next 3 weeks we (me and my friend Michiel on his GS1150) will be doing the UK and Ireland.

Starting off at the Tan Hill Inn (highest pub in England, google on it)

I'll try to keep you posted on the progress.

We really had a great time here in Yorshire and the Lake District. The passes and the landscape we have done yesterday, really exceeded all my expectations... Its a crossover between Norway, the Alps and the Pyrenees mountains; steep climbs up to 30% are no exceptions!

The Tan Hill Inn (Google on it) really is the place you need to visit when touring the UK. Great place, great hospitality and great value for money. Its the 2nd time I have stayed here, and the third time is already booked in advance.

Just a few snapshots... more will follow later.
__________________
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
Honda XL1000V Varadero & VFR1200X Crosstourer Forum www.vci-forum.com

22-25 May 2015: 17th Varadero & 4rd Crosstourer International Meeting, Milau, France!
Two Plugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 01:24 AM   #2
Two Plugs OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Two Plugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Groningen Province - Top of Holland
Oddometer: 1,160
the first pics...













__________________
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
Honda XL1000V Varadero & VFR1200X Crosstourer Forum www.vci-forum.com

22-25 May 2015: 17th Varadero & 4rd Crosstourer International Meeting, Milau, France!
Two Plugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
Steve canyon
Adventurer
 
Steve canyon's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: London
Oddometer: 70
Nice

I must admit I wasn't expecting that... Beautiful..



I knew about the Guinness...
__________________
More here..
Steve canyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
Eyore
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Eyore's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 127
Lovely pics, I shall be following your trip and look forward to your Irish bit . Are there four of you?
Eyore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
Two Plugs OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Two Plugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Groningen Province - Top of Holland
Oddometer: 1,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve canyon View Post
I must admit I wasn't expecting that... Beautiful..
I knew about the Guinness...
It caught me too, Steve. It really did.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eyore View Post
Lovely pics, I shall be following your trip and look forward to your Irish bit . Are there four of you?
Just arrived with the 19:00 ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. And celebrated with Irish Coffee as a starter...

2morrow its off to visit the ancient archaeologic sites of Newgrange (apr 40 miles north of Dublin) and from there, straight on to the west coast (Galway). Ill keep you guys posted.
__________________
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
Honda XL1000V Varadero & VFR1200X Crosstourer Forum www.vci-forum.com

22-25 May 2015: 17th Varadero & 4rd Crosstourer International Meeting, Milau, France!
Two Plugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
BSTT
Adventurer
 
BSTT's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Braunschweig, Germany
Oddometer: 56
I'm in! A trip to Ireland is always something interesting, we will see.
Ciao Gero
BSTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 02:42 PM   #7
IslandMonkey
Gnarly Adventurer
 
IslandMonkey's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Manchester (ish), England
Oddometer: 368
Looking forward to more. I always enjoy ride reports from the UK and Ireland; something about a different perspective I suppose.
__________________
Sean
IslandMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #8
two trackin fool
Scott
 
two trackin fool's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan's Thumb
Oddometer: 1,144
Sweet !

Thanks for the heads up .

__________________
Stay Patient and Trust your Journey
two trackin fool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
Two Plugs OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Two Plugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Groningen Province - Top of Holland
Oddometer: 1,160
Pics, pics, pics... and Rain

Finally ended up in Castleisland. Tomorrow its of to the peninsula of Dingle and the Ring of Kerry. Updates to come soon. Today we did the Burren (from Galway). Stunning landscape, out of this world.

Forget about the Cliffs of Moher. They are for tourists, not for travellers. In stead, turn left to the R480 right after you have passed the town of Ballyvaughan (Coming from Galway via N67 and turn left to the R480) its one of the most beautiful patches of road I have seen World Wide.

Finally some time to sort pics out. Maybe a few doubles, they are from the start of the journey. And finally... Some rain.

Tonight a nice meet-up and diner with ADV-member Trey Hall from TX. You meet the nicest people when travelling by motorcycle...









































__________________
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
Honda XL1000V Varadero & VFR1200X Crosstourer Forum www.vci-forum.com

22-25 May 2015: 17th Varadero & 4rd Crosstourer International Meeting, Milau, France!
Two Plugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
mka
Gnarly Adventurer
 
mka's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 200
Hello Two Plugs


welcome and failte to Ireland.............!!!

Are you coming up Donegal way by chance ?

In any case have a mighty time.......................!!!!

mka
mka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #11
Eyore
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Eyore's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 127
I see you have just been to the Burren , nice
Eyore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
Two Plugs OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Two Plugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Groningen Province - Top of Holland
Oddometer: 1,160
Sorry, Donegal (Northern Ireland) is not on our tight schedule this time. Have been there though, 6 years ago!

Yes, the Burren... 2nd time I was here (today) and the landscape caught me again! Stunning, rough beauty and great roads to ride (as long as you won't be travelling on a stiff-suspensioned sportsbike... )
__________________
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
Honda XL1000V Varadero & VFR1200X Crosstourer Forum www.vci-forum.com

22-25 May 2015: 17th Varadero & 4rd Crosstourer International Meeting, Milau, France!
Two Plugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #13
Bendernz
Torrential
 
Bendernz's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Oddometer: 519
Died of a viagra overdose?



Familiar territory this and I am looking forward to following the rest of your report.
Bendernz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 05:22 AM   #14
Eyore
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Eyore's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bendernz View Post
Died of a viagra overdose?

.
Eyore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #15
Two Plugs OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
Two Plugs's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Groningen Province - Top of Holland
Oddometer: 1,160
don't tell them (about the Viagra....)

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!


Beehive houses (2000-BC)






Flooded fort - slippery when wet, but the new Conti Trail Attack2 perform GREAT!






Irish Elfs - do they exists?


Yes, they are for real! ;D 8)




Highest pass of Ireland, the Conor Pass but unfortunately closed due to a land slide today :( )


Conor Pass


JAWOHL!





__________________
Bernard 'Two Plugs', NL
Honda XL1000V Varadero & VFR1200X Crosstourer Forum www.vci-forum.com

22-25 May 2015: 17th Varadero & 4rd Crosstourer International Meeting, Milau, France!
Two Plugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014