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Old 06-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #31
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Ian Waddell

dmcd, found this online, Ian Waddell and Billy Bamber at their motorcycle club meeting, these racers never get it out of their system

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #32
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Aye its a small country, bought my R1 off Billy many years ago, nice guy, was chatting to him on the ferry coming over to the manx gp last year, he remembered me which was nice.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:00 AM   #33
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Rockydog, waiting with bated breath for your arrival here at Lands End.
Really enjoying your pictures and descriptions, and glad you enjoyed your stay with Maggie- tell her to get her arse over here to collect her 650GS!

Ride Safe, the roads are very different from Oklahoma
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:48 AM   #34
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Loctite, lock washer, nyloc nut

I used all the above on my jiffy pop panniers and spit parts across Ireland. More pop, less jiffy this time. Did I pack the welder? This pic is before I added the I-beams and trusses but after cleaning up the bike so I could work on it



Some sustenance after doing an idiot check for tools and parts left behind



I decided to head to the pub on the tight u-turn, expensive cars go slow and wide, beaters do a 4 wheel drift.



Just down the road is this pub/restaurant on the bay where folks enjoy the good life







And just up the road are these vistas and audiences









And since I was in my Sunday best I strolled through the spiffy Carlton Hotel. I was in my best of the week, month, etc......moto gear. They even let you on airplanes :)







This beautiful critter had the best view of all



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Old 06-27-2013, 10:41 AM   #35
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I see you are finding it hard to leave the delights of Kinsale
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #36
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Great report. The G8 didn't do that much up here. Just made everybody stay away. Plenty of space to wobble about.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:27 AM   #37
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Adios Kinsale

Kim, I hung around to help Martin out a bit. This is grass cutting/silage time and he was working 16 hour days. And these pesky chaps from America kept showing up for motorcycles-Martin's Motofierme business. Like Wade, he and his wife will be off for 5 weeks, but the airline kept his riding gear for 2 or 3 days and we finally delivered the bike to his B&B. He got to sit on it and go Varrooom.



Tiffany, got my analog GPS set for Land's End, but first the Irish Hubb. Thank you for the compliments, high praise from the RR Champ.



Frey Bentos, I'm headed back that way if you want to show me some of your wandering room
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Some sustenance after doing an idiot check for tools and parts left behind

Loving the fact that Jelly and Ice Cream is listed as a pudding option on the menu. Rural eating at its best!
But it has to be red or orange jelly
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:32 AM   #39
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Adios Kinsale

Found my beach as I headed west, adjacent to some waterfront property





Stepped back in time to 800-1100 BC near Glandore





Breakfast at the city park in Schull, lasting proof of the Celtic Tiger





Got stopped in a traffic jam broken truck bottleneck and watched this line form, bus pick up the waiting passengers twice while I sat on the sidewalk next to bike. Cities



I rode the Mizzen Head drive to end up in solid fog, glad the end sign was there. Also rode the Sheeps Head Way. I'll drag out a map and mark it up cues I'm criss crossing every peninsula I missed last time out.



Sitting in a post office/coffee shop in Ardgroom, stayed last night in a funky cool little campground in Allihies, met some great folks outside the pubs and am completing the Ring of Beara today. The road from Allihies to Eyeries is fun, but the little coast road from there to Ardgroom is spectacular.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:36 AM   #40
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Stuff and stuff

Propped up in the corner of a pub, refugeed from the room that a team just off the road overwhelmed. Loud and how cool was it to be a 20 something?

Left Allihies and checked out the lift to Dursey Island. The little carriage fits through the tower, and there was a line until August even tho it was early Sunday morn.



So I headed down to this little harbour for some breakfast



Saw these beasties on the way down, but they were kinda snobbish



On the way out I was ready for action and they became my best buds.



On the way to the Healy Pass I stopped and thought how cool is it to be able to bob around Ireland on an old bike?



Rode south to north then came back over cause I could



Eventually found a neglected field for the night

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:54 AM   #41
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TaDa Drum roll please

Went in this marvelous place for some food, they bake everything they sell and I got to have the last of the vegetable soup and my very first......



Cornish Pasty. The sign said Almost Cornish Pasty and I asked her why it was an almost and she said 'Pasties are made with meat and this is vegetarian', I said Gimme that thang and enjoyed with a huge smile
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:29 AM   #42
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Glad to see you are well stocked up with carrots Steve, you never know when you may have to bribe a donkey.
The county council run the cable car across to Dursey Island and they recently clamped down on farmers carrying cows in it. These days its reserved for bipeds and the odd canine.
Nice pics as usual, glad your having a ball.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #43
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #44
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Another "pesky American" turned up yesterday :) and picked up ANOTHER transalp.
Hope the trip is going well.
We all miss you in Kinsale. The barmaid in the huntsman bar was asking for you, again.
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:44 PM   #45
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This would be on the East side of the Bay? Pretty sure I had more than a few pints there in 1997 with a sexy young blonde who I later married, and then she divorced me. Ah, good times....

I love Ireland.
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