Monthly Archives: August 2011

August 26 and 27 Rides: Betrayal and Redemption

Such a big title! Hopefully, this entry will live up to all that grandiosity. It’s at least LONG. Victorian rideblog Title: In Which I Break Up With a Mechanic So, before I left for Ireland, I decided The Raleigh was ready … Continue reading

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August 7-9 2011 Trip: Days 6-8 Ireland — My Last Ride and Testiment, Part 2

Though my last day of riding had dawned with aching legs and a spirit of mud, lunch has a magical way of mitigating these things. My blood sugar was up, the sun was shining, and we were riding the last … Continue reading

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August 7-9 2011 Trip: Days 6-8 Ireland — My Last Ride and Testiment, Part 1

Despite sleeping in the most beautiful room of my life, I awoke for our last day of riding feeling exhausted and somewhat fussy. Moving down to breakfast in the dining room, it was as though I were walking through mud. … Continue reading

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August 7 2011 Trip: Day 5 Ireland — On the Road Again

After a reluctant night in our dare-tee fecking hostel on the Aran Island of Inishmore, my Co-Worker and I marshaled the kids out the door to the 8:15am ferry back to the mainland. The weather was ominously overcast as we … Continue reading

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August 6 2011 Trip: Day 4 Ireland — The Aran Islands Part 3

So, you may be wondering from whence this ability to blog several times a week comes? How am I finding the time to write so much? Glad you asked. I have bronchitis. Somehow, in forty years of getting nearly every … Continue reading

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August 6 2011 Trip: Day 4 Ireland — The Aran Islands Part 2

So the title for these Aran Islands entries was just getting way too long! The Aran Islands are still The Most Beautiful Place on Earth, of course. But they eschew titles. When you’re that beautiful, you just don’t need to … Continue reading

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August 6 2011 Trip: Day 4 Ireland — The Aran Islands (aka The Most Beautiful Place on Earth) Part 1

I know, after a title like that, these island fellows better be good! Trust me, they won’t disappoint. There are so many photos involved in this entry, I decided to make it a THREE-parter! After two days of relatively hard … Continue reading

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