Ballybunion to Doolin (67Miles) Between the hangover and infection, I wasn’t feeling 100% when I got up. But once I saw the state of the 2 lads who stayed in my sister’s house morale quickly improved! Understandably it was a slow enough start, but the spin to Tarbert to get the ferry was lovely, good… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 3: Ballybunion to Doolin
Kenmare to Ballybunion (62 miles) This was our first full day, and after a decent nice sleep and a cracking breakfast, we ended up rolling out of the B&B at 10:20A.M. (only 20 minutes behind target!). We had good eather, no wind or rain, and not too hot. We stocked up on bananas and jaffa… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 2: Kenmare to Ballybunion
Ok, firstly I was supposed to have kept the blog updated daily, with the plan being at the end to do a proper write-up. But once the iPhone died (it’s still broken actually) that meant I was without technology. So anywhere, here’s a very quick roundup, I’ll put up posts for each day, along with… Read More Mizen to Malin, All Finished!
Mizen Head to Kenmare: 55 miles We left Mizen Head just before 2 pm and luckily the weather conditions we’re pretty favourable (if anything there was a dead heat in sheltered areas). We set a fairly decent pace, and stopped in Durrus, Bantry and finally in Glengarriff. The biggest climb of the day (indeed… Read More Mizen to Malin Day 1: Mizen to Kenmare
So, final day before we kick off Mizen to Malin and everyone is pretty excited. Fortunately the chest infection is much improved, but with a short 55 miles to start with tomorrow, I should be in fairly decent shape (Having said that there is a Cat 3 climb to negotiate in the Caha Pass, but… Read More T-Minus 1 Day
In this edge-of-the-seat post I’ll just go over what’s in the right bag. Clothes Pretty much the only stuff in this pannier are (off the bike) clothes and toiletries. We’re only doing a week, and staying mainly in B&Bs, so I’m bringing the following: 2 x t-shirts 1 x pair shorts 1 x hoodie 3… Read More Packing My Panniers: Part 2
Now for a very exciting post: how I’m packing panniers for the Mizen to Malin cycle next week! Gripping stuff for the non-cyclists, I know, but since we’ll be on the bike for a week it makes sense to put a bit of effort into getting it right. Now, I haven’t done a multi-day tour… Read More Packing My Panniers: Part 1