Northern Ireland Ride (by Eric Gruff)

A few pictures from my N. Ireland ride on Saturday. Riding on the left-hand side isn’t so bad once you get used to it. The drivers are about the same as here (mostly clueless and going way too fast), but it takes some getting used to as they shoot by on the right side. It poured the first half of the ride, including the 1200’ over the hills from Belfast. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I didn’t have race gearing (39/52 chainring and 11-25 rear) on my rental bike – the granny gear was about the equivalent of my fourth or fifth gear, so I had to earn every hill!

I have a bunch more, and will post to my website and send a link since a few folks asked for pictures. The previous three days were sunny and in the 80s, but of course the day I rode, it was in the low 60s, windy and raining. Still, a great ride. You should have come!


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