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Old 12th March 2018, 11:12 PM
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Last saturday I went out for a long spin. I got to Roundwood and saw the icy slush on the road, the snow, truck, excavators, etc, Less than 10 minutes later I was done of the crappy road to Ashford and turned back.

The idea of doing Wales or the NC500 is out. I imagine any pass in Ireland is going to be like Roundwood.

Any ideas of where to go for some solid riding hours during the long weekend? I'd hate to waste it in front of the screen!
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Old 12th March 2018, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Caffeine
Last saturday I went out for a long spin. I got to Roundwood and saw the icy slush on the road, the snow, truck, excavators, etc, Less than 10 minutes later I was done of the crappy road to Ashford and turned back.

The idea of doing Wales or the NC500 is out. I imagine any pass in Ireland is going to be like Roundwood.

Any ideas of where to go for some solid riding hours during the long weekend? I'd hate to waste it in front of the screen!
http://www.irishphotorally.ie/map

the R700 at point 12 on the map was a class road
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Old 12th March 2018, 11:48 PM
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I be watching the forecast for this weekend
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Old 12th March 2018, 11:51 PM
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Could be some more dodgy weather this weekend!!
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Old 13th March 2018, 06:52 AM
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If by some miracle its not pissing rain or snowing this weekend, take a look at the following.
Take n2 out to Slane and onto Ardee. N52 to Kells (drop into ccs unlimited maybe) then on to Naaavan and either back roads or motorway back to Dubland. Good flowing roads and usually quieter than wicklow.
R130 to Garristown is a great 5 mile stretch usually with very little traffic on it. Head straight onto ardcath then turn towards Stamullen..
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Old 14th March 2018, 11:44 AM
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Looks like long range forecast is for a trip to the offy and the fuel merchants and stare at a tv - wish I could get my hands on this 'Twice upon a Caravan'....from 1933 about a 1932 trip around the world on a Douglas!

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/v...ideo?fb=optOut
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Old 14th March 2018, 12:15 PM
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Beer, DVDs, coal & briquettes
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Old 14th March 2018, 04:58 PM
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Snow shoes....................and I aint kidding
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Old 14th March 2018, 06:11 PM
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High stool weekend.
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Old 14th March 2018, 06:23 PM
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like every other st patrick's day, close the blinds lock the doors turn off the lights and sit inside the door with a shotgun avoiding the natives

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Old 14th March 2018, 09:15 PM
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Trackday in Mondello on Paddies day too....
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Old 14th March 2018, 09:17 PM
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Trackday in Mondello on Paddies day too....
You heading?
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Old 14th March 2018, 09:50 PM
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I'm booked on the track day too and I'll be spitting if they cancel. When in people's experience do they make the decision if it's going to be fucking snowing?
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Old 14th March 2018, 10:32 PM
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You heading?
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Old 15th March 2018, 06:49 AM
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Get a cheap ferry ticket over to France... Wouldn’t be amazing? 😎 I second county Meath too, but weather looks goofy, so might be just a short spin.
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Old 16th March 2018, 06:49 AM
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Probably flute around Wicklow/Wexford if the roads aren't icy.
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Old 16th March 2018, 08:02 AM
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2 bike rallies on Shamrock roses in cork and no hopers in tralee
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Old 16th March 2018, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by I polished one off to a dude
like every other st patrick's day, close the blinds lock the doors turn off the lights and sit inside the door with a shotgun avoiding the natives
a c'mon - its synonymous with leprechauns and sham rocks and carazy folklores dude, stick on your kilt go skore some durty oirish callings, the luck of the irish, where only one million died and 1million emigrated until saint patty banished all those snakes from the emerald rock with a pint of green guinness, failte road and bobs your hairy monk in a beehive hut pulling the plumb off himself to seagull porn
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Old 16th March 2018, 10:35 AM
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a c'mon - its synonymous with leprechauns and sham rocks and carazy folklores dude, stick on your kilt go skore some durty oirish callings, the luck of the irish, where only one million died and 1million emigrated until saint patty banished all those snakes from the emerald rock with a pint of green guinness, failte road and bobs your hairy monk in a beehive hut pulling the plumb off himself to seagull porn
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