I like to do things correctly. Like, check out the correct spelling of towns and villages to ensure the smooth running of The Run Of The Country. Despite my best efforts to be correct I was wrong. Really wrong, I misled people. Some riders ended up in Kerry. I don’t think they were very upset. … Continue reading It has been emotional.
The countdown to this years run is on. 15 more sleeps. The prizes for the poker run are as follows. Best Hand: META TRACK. Tracker system for motorcycle or car with one year subscription included. Value is €500. Second Best Hand: Schubert C3 basic helmet. Value €300 Third Best Hand: Set of AVON Trial … Continue reading 15 Sleeps to Go
The second Run Of The Country was very wet. Read all the details Click to go to 2011 The wetest Run Of The Country
A wee look at the 2010 run. The full text and route of the run is as follows Click here for 2010 The first Run Of The Country
"Never say, never again". I suppose people are correct and right with that statement. So I'm going to say I'm taking a break. The Run Of The Country has had nine, very successful outings and 2019 will be the tenth outing. Over the years in excess of €93,500 has been raised for two Drogheda charities, … Continue reading “It won’t be long now” said the cat when its tail was cut off.
I am not sure if I would do it again. The first time I was afraid. I was afraid of the unknown. If I do it again I'm afraid. I'm afraid of what I know could happen. https://youtu.be/UY5NZ_EVzsc There were good bits and not so good bits. There were things I could do … Continue reading Beabeg to Bodø and Back
On Saturday I was on the way home. Scandanavia has been seen and savoured. Now it was time to head home. I thought maybe I would get home by Sunday night if I put in a big effort and get on the road early. I woke at 4am, raised camp and was on the road … Continue reading More Drama
The ferry from Göteborg to Fredrickshavn leaves at 10:30 and arrive at 2:00pm. I was early for the ferry. It was 156km to it and I had no idea what Friday morning traffic was going to be like. Also with the bike overheating I had to make allowances for cooling of if it starts to … Continue reading Grum to Kolding
I was on the bike at 7am this morning and got off at 18:20. A long day in the saddle. The distance covered was 794km. A really long haul. It was a lovely ride all the way. The first 94km were like the Sally Gap in Wicklow. Imagine that for a start. The roads broadened … Continue reading Verdal to Grum
The wait has ended. My debit card has arrived in the mail. I can get back on the road at the crack of dawn if there were a dawn here. It bright all night. I'll have a good breakfast tomorrow and head for the border. I've to go over the mountains an the was to … Continue reading Card has arrived