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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