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    Saturday's Ride

    As last years Saturday 'ride out' seemed to go down well with everyone we're going to do the same again.

    Essentially it's a Nav rally that you can do on your own or in a group of other riders. You'll get a waypoint download to your Garmin device on Saturday morning and a sheet of questions. Some questions you'll be able to answer from the seat of the bike but others you'll have to dismount & walk in. There'll be 'hidden' clues - it's a navigation event, not a quiz, and the questions are just to prove you were actually there

    Depending on the difficulty of access and/or distance from base each location will have a points value. It's up to you to figure out a route that will maximize your points total. You'll have from 10.00 until 17.00 to get as many done as you can but it's not a race

    We'll be covering some of the areas from last year but with different locations / questions. In addition we're working on extending it to a whole new area so youse don't get bored.
    To that end Geraldine & I were out & about on Saturday. Some pics :

    Enroute to meeting




    After a bit of breakfast in Baltinglass we visited the Abbey :



    A wee dolmen beside the road



    Someone didn't make the turn over the bridge



    A few interesting roads for Ash




    Starting to get a bit 'overcast' in the hills




    Not the Mammy



    A short stop in Aughrim




    Some more fun




    Definitely not getting any sunnier




    Wadda ya reckon Ash



    And then we finished our day in Courtown before heading home to watch the match



    Too cold for ice creams though


    All in all a good day out, was quite mild & when the only real shower arrived we stopped for lunch (although Garaldine got rained on on the ride home)
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    I really enjoyed that nav rally feel to the Saturday last year, it's a great idea for a days riding.
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    I can't stay over for the event, but having seen those photo's and knowing Jocker's sublime choice of roads I feel compelled to try and make it for the Saturday.

    Anybody else travelling from Kildare/Dublin direction interested in connecting up for a day trip?

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    Thinks I'll put my tractor tyres on for this
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    Perfekt ist nicht gut genug.

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    dont worry ash, jo will look after ye

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    I was like Anneka bleedin Rice last year running around filling in the answers for those lazy bast#*%s who wouldn't get off the bikes. I think I should get a few for my trouble feck them. Ash bring your bleedin runners I'll race ye
    Be warned I'm not going into any fields with cows in them, I hate them don't I Kev

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSless Girl View Post
    I was like Anneka bleedin Rice last year running around filling in the answers for those lazy bast#*%s who wouldn't get off the bikes. I think I should get a few for my trouble feck them. Ash bring your bleedin runners I'll race ye
    Be warned I'm not going into any fields with cows in them, I hate them don't I Kev
    Now that did make me laugh

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    Note to myself. TKC80s, biro, wet gear

    The route looks sound.
    We should learn from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. [/I]

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    Quote Originally Posted by petcul View Post
    Note to myself. TKC80s, biro, wet gear

    The route looks sound.
    You haven't sen the route yet Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by T900 View Post
    dont worry ash, jo will look after ye



    Bless the ole bird
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    That's a beautiful photo of the mist in the forest

    Great idea for the run, I'm really looking forward to it, hope it's dry and sunny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post



    Bless the ole bird
    Less of the ole you I'm very sensitive

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    jays jo they only go moo ffs

    townie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairnet600 View Post
    jays jo they only go moo ffs

    townie
    Clearly you've never had a kick in the shin from one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairnet600 View Post
    jays jo they only go moo ffs

    townie
    Half a townie, but seriously cows scary beasts. Moo me hole. Kev nearly ended up arse over t*t with the bike on top of him, mind you I was screaming at him to get out of the way the cows were coming T900 could baring ride the bike he was laughing that much I'm sure you were with us. The wind turbine thingy jaws brought us too a few years back it was in that field. Scary scary

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