18 July 2012

Street Life Dublin 17th july 12 003

Street Life Dublin 17th july 12 002

Dublin Bike Week final day24th june 2012 Phoenix Park Dublin Ireland. 005.

24 April 2012

Taking the Brompton out for a test run on new Schwalbe Marathon Tyres.

Postman delivering Mail  in Killester ,Dublin

Postman in Killester Dublin 

St Annes  Estate  Park

St Annes Estate, Park

St Annes

St Annes.

Myself on the Brompton ,St Annes.

Howth Fishing Port, The Brompton with new Schwalbe Marathon plus Tyres.

I broke the Metal Clip on the Gear change Mechanism on the Plastic Connector and had to Jury rig it with wire or I would not be able to change Gear. The newer Bromptons have the Sturmy Archer Screw instead of the Plastic Conncetor. I will have to get this screw connector. I am losing a lower gear because of it. Notice the Bottle Dynamo.

The Brompton on the Cycleway at Clontarf.

Back Home.

Squirrel in St Annes,when I tried to get closer it disappeared in the Bushes.
The Tyres were fine ,I did not see much difference in Rolling Resistance ,perhaps a bit harder of a ride. I will have to adjust the nose of the Saddle downwards. I did not bring the Spanner with me. Have a look at the accompanying U Tube Video below on the other post to see me in Clontarf.

Testing Brompton and Schwalbe Marathon Tyres Clontarf Dublin Ireland 24....

18 March 2012

Saint Patricks Day Parade Dublin,Dublin Cycling Campaign.

On Dorset Street waiting to begin,myself with the Dublin Cycling Campaign parade organiser with two other members father and son. 

The Dublin Royal Coach which was restored back in 1970ties and dates from the 18 century/sicle now used by the Mayor /maire

Les cinque filles, The pretty penny bike company.

The Child fell asleep while being carried in its Mothers arms.This is a Dutch Irish Family who sell lovely Dutch Bicycles and their Children are used to being carried around in Bakfietszen.  http//:dutchbikeshop.ie

This man Cycles on a peculiar Bike ,he rides side Saddle on a Bike he made himself.

It was lovely weather for the Parade with Sunshine,there was a brief light Shower for a few minutes and that was that.I took loads of Pictures and could have put more here but I have to draw the line somewhere ,concentrating on the Bicycles in the Parade.Iwill let the pictures speak for themselves.

The Theme of the Parade this year was Science ,So most of the Members of Dublin Cycling Campaign donned Doctors Coats. We also gave Apples to the People viewing the Parade,in Honour of Sir Isaac Newton.

23 February 2012

Social outing with Dublin Cycling Campaign Sunday 19th feb 2012

We met up at the IFSC St Georges Dock Nth Wall Quay at 11 AM//Rassemblement  au  IFSC Dock St Georges, Quay du mur nord  11am

A few turned up at 11 so we waited for a quarter of an hour and sure enough more began turning up.

We stopped for a while at Grand Canal Basin Hanover Quay/Le group reste pour meme minutes á Bassin Grand Canal,Quay Hanover.

New Cycleway along the Grand Canal  Dublin./Le Chemin du velo nouveau  Canal du Grand   á Dublin

We Assembled at the IFSC on St Georges Dock at 11am on a nice crisp Sunday morning on the first Social Cycle of the Dublin Cycling campaign of the Year. The DCC promotes Cycling Advocacy in Dublin  and is Affiliated to the other Cycling Groups in Ireland under the banner of cyclist .ie and has connections with the ECF  The European Cyclist Federation and other International Cycling organisations. We headed off on the New Cycle way from East Wall to Portobello Rathmines. There is still some work going on before it is finished ,like fixing the Cycling Traffic lights and some Drainage work .

It was a nice leisurely Cycle ,Slow Cycling at its best in friendly company with everyone chatting away. There was all types of Cyclists from the Lycra clad to the ordinary Cyclists in normal Clothes and Dutch Bikes ,Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes,City Bikes, Families with Children.The majority of Cyclists did not wear Helmets,Le Grand majorite du Cyclists ne pas porte les casque plastique,tré bien. It was only a short spin of about 10KM or 7miles. We reached Rathmines and then turned back and stopped off at the Barge Public House and had some Coffees to relax .