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Old 03-09-06, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Messie and The Apes' Grand Tour of Ireland

It's taken me a while to recover from the mamouth trip from Holyhead to Colchester but here are some piccies taken on the Grand Tour of Ireland.

First real day of biking was from Dublin to Cork via Kilkenny. We didn't really get lost


But there were some great views

Eventually in Cork, after many miles and U turns (grrrr!) we found a welcoming watering hole - don't worry, we'd parked up for the night first!



Don't ask - something about the wrong trousers



Next day, off to Killarney. He he, and in Irish too!


I think the Apes were a little tired when we reached the ferry next day to take us across the Shannon



On the other side we wanted to take the coast road to our next stop, Galway. I didn't realise the trip was going to include off roading. The road started out normal then got smaller and smaller until it was all grass and ended at a stoney shore. Another ****ing U turn and on gravel!



The Burren is a stunning place. Great scenery and would be great roads if only the surface was a bit smoother. Mrs Ape was very concerned about her lady bits by the end of the day




Smile for the camera, just to prove you really were there


Next day we had a fairly boring ride across the middle of ireland to get back to Dublin. Jo said she was too tired so Ape and me took the chance to dump the luggage and go for a blast. We headed for the Wicklow mountains and found some of the most amazing roads ever. Going up was a bit hairy as the road surfaces were again poor but the 16 mile smooth, bendy and wide road down was a dream. Only got a pic of the start cos I didn't want to stop halfway.


Found this place too. Now why would anyone want to shoot at Sally Gap?




With that macho walk and proper motorcycle jacket, it's clear that his days of wheelie stunts are over! What a Guy


We had a great time!
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Ooops. Forgot the last picture

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hey great pic's! you look like you all had a great time!
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great pics. looks like the weather was ok too. glad you all had fun. hope lady bits have recovered jo. so many rude things i can say here, but i will refrain, its sunday afterall
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looks like you lot had fun!!

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Great pics - looks like you had a great time
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Very nice pics, glad you guys had a good time
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Great pics. Looks lovely, must go sometime.

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Excellent pics.

Brings back memories of my trip to Ireland last year. Can't wait to get back.
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did you all share the same bed??
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