28 April 2010

Cycling Bit's & Bob's.The Week.

Nice Photo of an Ad Promoting Cycling by Dublin City Council on a Bus Stop Shelter.My Dutch Bike Gerty Loaded up ready to go Home from The Supermarket Tesco's Artaine Castle Artane.

Picture of My Groceries which contained Three Chickens,Toilet Rolls,Bread ,Croissants, Bottle of Wine Le Tugets from Gascogne The Gers, Jar of Blackcurrant Jam to put on the Croissants, Flora Buttery Margarine,Bottle of Don Carlos Olive Oil, Cabbage, Turnip Swede, Oranges Grapes,Potato's I forget the rest but it was 15 kilo which in English is 30 LBS plus and the Business Community say that Cyclists dont buy much. They buy the same amount of Goods as everybody else.

Arriving Home from the Garden Centre with Vegetable Compost for Growing my Veggies.

On the Shared Cycle Path at Fairview Park always at the Weekend Cars are Parked on the Cycle Path why is this Allowed,they are probably those Playing Football on the Football Pitches in the Park. Why is the Police not Fining them for Parking there it is very low on their Priorities.

Passed by this Puppet Festival in the Park at Jervis Street,this was once the Graveyard of St Marys Church Nearby which was Turned into a Pub and Restaurant, Bronze Bull, Puppet Show , French Puppet Theatre Company,The Wagon from the Puppet Show on RTE Television from the 1960ties to 1975 or so Wanderly Wagon.

Corner of O'Connell Street and Bachelors Walk Dangerous Potholes,I am glad that there are Wide Tyres on my Dutch Bike.I was coming home from my favourite Garden Shop Mr Midleton in Mary Street at the time.

People with a little Pony and Cart with two young Girls on the Cart, They look like a Traveller Family The Irish own Version of the Gypsies . This will be the Fate of Car Drivers when the Oil runs out,back to the Horse and Cart. Or if they have Enough Electricity in the Power Stations to Charge up all those Electric Cars.

13 April 2010

Trip to the Wicklow Gap,beside Tonglegee Mountain Sunday 11th April

It was fine Summery Weather on Sunday so I took a Spin on Mr Trek out to the Wicklow Mountains and up to the Wicklow Gap 470 Metres above Sea Level. I had to walk up a Mountain Road beside the Sugarloaf Mountain outside Kilmacanogue for around two Hours. I passed through Glendalough and stopped for two Sandwiches and a Drink of Water before Walking 9 K up to the Gap beside Tonglegee Mountain. I was trying to get passed the Gap before Nightfall. I reached the Gap before 900pm just as the Sun was going down and I took a few Pictures before heading on to Hollywood Village and then Blessington then Tallaght and the Lights of Dublin City then Home at 3.00am. A Grand Total of around 70 - 80 Miles. It was Pitch Black on these Country Roads no Lights at all. I had to use the Yellow Dashes of the Hard Shoulder and the White Lines in the Centre of the Road as a guide because it was so Dark.I went through several Pot Holes I just did not see them in the Dark and I just hoped I did not Crock up my Wheel. The only Lights were when you got to a Village or Town.
Pics are The Dargle River outside Bray, Mountain Road you could get the Coconut Smell of the Yellow Gorse sort of like Hair Oil at the side of the Road marvelous , The Sugarloaf Mountain A lot of People were walking up this Mountain, Roundwood Church, Roses Tea Rooms the Cyclists Tea rooms Annamoe Village,me at the Wicklow Gap, someone took Pot Shots at this Sign, Saint Kevins Way and a little ruined Church, very Friendly Goat Monsiur Chevaux It let me Pet it on the Head. Loads of Cyclists in the Mountains on Racing Bikes and one on a Recumbent. There is a Cycle Race around Glendalough on the 17th of April.