Tag Archives: Connemara

Back on local lanes

Thursday was to be my last day in Clifden but the Weather turned damp and even Windier and I saw that the Weather forecast for Friday was much better. Rather than waste Friday’s good Weather travelling home I came home … Continue reading

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Ballynahinch Castle and Inagh Valley

Today was one of those days where every hill crested and every corner turned led to yet another perfect postcard photo opportunity. The roads were dry, the strong winds were back, the road surface superb as I cycled along the … Continue reading

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Exploring off the beaten path

Despite a heavy mileage day yesterday at the Tour de Connemara and almost thirty miles this morning on the Phoenix Cycling Club recovery spin, I couldn’t resist going out another Cycle in the Afternoon to make the most of the … Continue reading

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Sky Road and Cleggan

The traditional post Tour de Connemara spin on the Sunday Morning for Phoenix Cycling Club has become a loop of Sky road then out through Claddaghduff to Cleggan and back to Clifden. This Morning we rolled out of Clifden at … Continue reading

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Tour de Connemara : Day Five

With everyone tired and leggy from the Tour de Connemara Sportive, no one was keen on a longer cycle but the amazing, warm sunny Weather was too good to resist and so a plan was hatched to go for a … Continue reading

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Tour de Connemara : Day Two

I was in no hurry this Morning to leave the comfort of my Bed as the Weather forecast was less than ideal with rain showers predicted all day long, but when I did emerge from under the duvet and looked … Continue reading

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Windy Lap of the Lough

The Tour de Connemara is rapidly approaching and although I have completed numerous cycles this year of 60 odd miles I had not yet gone the same distance as the Tour de Connemara so I booked a Week off Work … Continue reading

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Connemara, day seven

My last full day in Connemara before the long drive home tomorrow. A dull, very windy day with a few showers so not great for getting out with the Camera. Salty Sea spray blowing round the lens and a wind … Continue reading

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Connemara day six

Another dull grey and showery start to the day in Connemara so we stayed in our house until the showers stopped and the Sky started to clear a bit. Driving along the N59 Westport road we stopped at Kylemore Abbey … Continue reading

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Connemara, day five

The fickle Irish Weather finally turned and we woke to heavy Rain and strong winds. A lazy day on the Sofa followed and it looked like we would not get out to make any exposures at all however by early … Continue reading

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