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 .

13 February 2012

Le Printemp c'est arrive á Dublin en L'Irlande

Blackrock Station/Le gare Blackrock

Cycle Parking at the Station/Prochaine  á le gare, velo parking
At end of Blackrock Park/Haute de le parc Blackrock

Cycleways Bike Shop on Parnell St,

Girl undoing her Bike Lock on Parnell St

O'Connell St Dublin at 5.15pm

Careful Cyclist.

Prix du essence sans plumb litre €1.59.9 prix diesel€1.55.9 tré cher  Chute le voiture et achat un velo/Unleaded Petrol €1.59.9 Diesel€1. 55.9 a litre, very dear dump the Car and buy a Bicycle.

Jai achat un nouveau track pump dans le solde en Cycleways/bought a new Track Pump in Cycleways

Le cinq Lumiere á Strand du nord/The five Lamps in Nth Strand

Jai Achat le poisson en dublin et porte dans le sac bleau sur le rack baggage/ Bought Fish in Dublin and kept it on the Carrier in the blue bag

Le poisson culin pour diner./ Cod Fish for dinner

Poisson et Vegetal Grillade pour diner/ Fish and grilled Vegetables for Dinner

Parc Fairview et les 'hommes   joue le match du foot semaine hebdomadaire/Fairview Park  where  men  play Soccer every weekend.

Parc Blackrock Printemp/Blackrock Park Springtime 

Handy little Allyway nice shortcut/Le passeralle haute de la Parc Blackrock

La gare Blackrock Haute de la Passeralle 

Chemin du velo Blackrock/Cycleway Blackrock

Monument au 19th sicle commemore  le Jubilee la regne Victoria, Ville Dunlaoghaire/ 19th Century Queen Victoria Jubilee Monument Dunlaoghaire,formerly Kingstown before Independence for 100 years then changed back to its original name.

Parc du peuple, ville  Dunlaoghaire/the Peoples Park Dunlaoghaire

Atelier Velo reparation Parc du Peuple ville Dunlaoghaire/Bicycle  Repairman  and  Seller ,Dunlaoghaire Peoples Park

Port du Pesche Bulloch, ville du Dalky/ Bulloch Harbour Dalky

Port du Pesche Bulloch ville du Dalky/ Bulloch Harbour Dalky 

L'Irlande ne pas souffere le grande froid du L'Europe ,le meteo tré ambiente et calme temps 8c ou 10c per jour  et 4c ou 6c per nuit. Dimanche jai voyage vers le bai du dublin  sur mon velo á Dalky. In Ireland we did not suffer the terrible Cold like the rest of Europe .It was grand very mild ,temps were 8c to 10c in the Daytime and around 4c to 6c at night. I went off for a spin around Dublin Bay today Sunday to Bulloch Harbour Dalky.

02 February 2012

Bike Radio.

  I  have an old Bike Radio lying around  that I have not used in years. It was just too awkward and annoying and kept getting bashed off the Bike. There are a few bits missing off it like the Lense and a bit of Rubber off a switch. I would say it is about 20 years old. It is quite Clunky about 20cm long or 8 inches  by 10cm or 4 inches high by 10cm or 4 inches wide.I have bits and pieces of all sorts to do with bikes in the House mostly Junk .