Be jealous. This is where I will be riding my bike in June. This is only part of where we will be riding. And eating. And singing. And generally frolicking in the mist and/or sun of Ireland.
Rain doesn’t bother us when we are in Ireland.
Calories don’t get counted. As a matter of fact, calories don’t count in Ireland at all. Bring on the brown bread, the scones, the Irish Stew and bagels with Nutella! Don’t forget the porridge and bacon.
I did warn you a few blogs back and apologized in advance for the onslaught of Irish related blogs. And lucky you, I will now manage to inundate you with Ireland AND biking blogs. I am looking forward to being in Ireland and seeing it by bike. But I have to admit, I will miss some of you. Okay, all of you few who read this blog, I will miss each and every one of you. Except the three who will be with me. 🙂 But the rest of you, I will miss. And when I’m there, believe it or not, I will be wishing you were there with me to see these things that are part of Ireland. The ruins, the mountains, the music, the green, the life, the beauty. I wish every one could see it. So I will just try to send as much of it as I can, to you.
Anyway. We are starting to intensify our riding so we can ride these mountains. Today was good practice. I got half way up a “hill” which compared to that mountain was probably like going down hill. I got half way up and my gears stuck. I nearly had a heart attack trying to get up the hill in a gear I normally pedal on flats. Maybe I should keep trying to do that and get stronger faster. Or not.
And again, forgive me for being stuck in this gear for awhile.