Author Topic: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland  (Read 5850 times)

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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2008, 09:39:13 pm »
Uphill, I couldn't get enough purchase, if that's the right word.



 ;D

Top of the Tourmalet.  And it's done Ventoux, the Aubisque & the Aspin too over the years.

I do agree on the downhill though - I didn't dare descend any of those on it.

I used to do about 30 miles a day commuting on mine when I worked in Lunnun

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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2008, 10:05:55 pm »
Mine's in the shop being professionally fettled at present.
As regards "Brompton as n+1", I would consider this only if n <= 1.  If I had to cull my bikes one by one, the brompton would be next-to-last to go.  Or possibly the last.  Depending on how good my Windcheetah had behaved recently.
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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2008, 10:36:32 pm »
I like a fast, stiff ride.

Don't we all?

::-)
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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2008, 04:52:42 am »
Actually I prefer it slow and bumpy
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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2008, 11:31:36 am »
Uphill, I couldn't get enough purchase, if that's the right word.
I do agree on the downhill though - I didn't dare descend any of those on it.


Is that because small wheels make it twitchy ?

PS.  MV.  I'm going to keep the photo of you, on the continent, in socks and sandals, and produce it as evidence for the defence should you ever criticise my Gilet.

 O:-)

Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2008, 09:09:14 am »
Actually I prefer it slow and bumpy

Then Brompton...  ;)

Sorry!  :-[
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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2008, 02:57:57 pm »
Some more pictures, now I've finally got round to downloading mine:

Charlotte decides she does need a frothing pint of beer




City Hall




Our wheel's bigger than their wheel




The view from our hotel window included the Crown pub




But if you looked the other way, there were people abseiling down our window!




Dinner was at Stormont Castle, which was ver' posh indeed




And for those who could bear to drag themselves away from the cross-toasting, there was a lovely view over Belfast from the window




A break in the sunshine on Sunday's ride




Phil Nelson (I think) inspects his forearms




The Brommie Club were out in force




On Sunday, there was an Orange parade.  Nobody apart from the Obvious Tourists cared.














We stopped for a picture of the mural before we went


Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2008, 03:23:55 pm »
Actually I prefer it slow and bumpy
Presumably with Barry White in the background?
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Re: Liz and Charlotte go to Northern Ireland
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2008, 05:20:22 pm »
I enjoyed the camping tour of Norn Iron I did last year.  I ended up at Belfast YHA for the last day/night and had a good time walking around. A city I'd like to visit again. The Morning Star & John Hewitt http://www.thejohnhewitt.com/ are recommended hostelries.

It is a bit "different" when you ride out of the ferry port and the first thing you see is tower blocks covered with murals of masked men with guns.

And I'll see your Orange march and raise you a load of chaps in black balaclavas at a very well attended march in Youghal in Southern Ireland.  Kept my mouth well shut on that occasion!
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