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Tour of Ireland 2008

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by Peter, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    I've signed up for this cyclosportive a couple of months ago and was wondering if any one else was as mad as me :biggrin:.
    I've read last years reviews and everyone was raving about it. The tour can be found here http://www.tourofireland.eu/home.htm The mileage is around 450 miles over 4 days with the worst day running at 138 miles. Hopefully the sun will be on our side, as Ireland is renown for the wet weather.
     
  2. Membrane

    Membrane New Member

    As we say here in Ireland: If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes.
     
  3. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    If we have to wait 10 minutes everytime it rains - the tour could take weeks :biggrin:
     
  4. Membrane

    Membrane New Member

    Who said anything about stopping? You'll dry up again after a shower has passed.
     
  5. Ive only ever cycled in Mayo, Donegal and Dublin. IME the weather can be wet but it can also be really nice and it seems to change faster, compared to Scotland anyway. Looks like a good tour, good luck.
     
  6. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Thanks HLaB - I'll bear that in mind whilst packing by bag. Bib shorts and a lightweight waterproof jacket although I have terrible trouble putting on/ taking off the jacket on the move.
     
  7. jags

    jags Über Member

    hi peter, my cycling buddy did it last year ,he said it was a fantastic trip,really well organized ,food and hotels first class .the cycling was tough especally the last day, the stage ended on the wicklow mountains in the pouring rain.theres plenty of back up as well.bring your wet gear just in case ,enjoy the craic
     
  8. Peter

    Peter Senior Member

    Cheers jags - I've read all the reviews and was very tempted to this last year, but just didn't have the required fitness that early in the year. I'm doing my best to keep pedalling throughout the winter.