04 August 2010
Trip to the Phoenix Park on Saturday July 31/7/10
It was a nice Day on Saturday so I decided to go for a Spin in the Phoenix Park. That Marvelous Huge Park to the West of the Metropolitan Area of Dublin City. Besides which I was due to hand in the New Bike for it's first 30 Day Service on Tuesday and I wanted to put in a few more Miles on it to loosen it up as it were. I decided to look at the Cricket Match for awhile not really understanding the Rules of the Game after all these Years. It is very much like Baseball although played with a Rectangular Wooden Bat. I will tell you one thing it is very good for sending you to Sleep. I felt myself falling asleep Leaning against the Rail and only the slight fall of Rain kept me awake.
I then went off for a Spin around the Park and looked at the Fallow Deer,then past by the Abandoned Old Magazine Fort which Held all the Munitions for the British Army back in the Day. It is a Pity they do not use this for something what a waste,turn it into an Art Gallery or Museum.
Eventually I started off for Home around 4.30pm and when I got to Ballybough Road I ran into the Crowds coming out of the National Football Stadium Croke Park. Dublin and Tyrone were Playing against each other and there was other Matches on that Day .The Roads were Blocked and the only ones getting through were Cyclists like myself. They have actually put Cycle Parking outside the Grounds on Jones Road it is not much about 12 Parking Stands and it is those Wheel Benders that I Hate but still it is something.
At the Corner of Clonliffe Road I seen a Cycle Cop Dressed up like Judge Dredd or something out of Flash Gorden like one of the Vulcans from the Planet Vulcan. Someone was Selling Greasy Hamburgers and other Junk Food from their Three Wheel Bike Food Stand.
Cycling has really arrived when you see this ,bit by bit People are Selling Food and Ice Cream and Drinks from Three Wheeled Bike Stands.