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1Back to top Go down    Killarney Run on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:30 pm

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Heading west to Killarney for the week and my car has crapped out so doing it on the bike in nice easy stages, less than 100 miles today and holed up in a nice little hostelry overlooking The Gold Coast (You Brissy boys didn't think you had the only one did ya 👅).

I was a beautiful spring day here with temperatures about 11-12c. I stopped plenty along the way to rest .....took this pic of a moody evening sky in New Ross...


The place was deserted......like everybody had emigrated! This is the Dunbrody Famine Ship an exact replica of the original ship built in 1845 the year the Great Famine broke out. It carried thousands of people to North America during the subsequent years.


Will head on west through Cork city tomorrow, hopefully hook up with Olaf for a coffee. I might even go via Lismore and post a pic to cheese off the NSW folks Razz

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2Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:33 pm

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excelent news ...safe trip mate ..

oh the scenery ..!! just great to get out an about i bet ..


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:39 pm

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I didn't think it would be long before you were up and at it, you just can't hold a good man down.
Just looking at that ship makes me want to go sailing.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:32 am

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Both you and the bike look great mate, the boat makes me want to go fishing,(dont have to move the boat that way) bikes a beautiful colour too.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:48 am

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Good to see you on the road. The bike looks great (You must have spent many hours polishing it).
Thanks for the pictures (Interesting link on the history on of the Dunbrody).
Have a safe trip and yes as K75cster said, use only top quality fluids of the bike and rider.

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6Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:43 pm

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Good to see you back on the road, I was in Killarney today but didn't see any K Very Happy Very Happy. Are you there for the week? If you are around why not call over to Tralee and see the local K collection. I'm here till Wed morn and then must head for Bellmulet.

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7Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:27 pm

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Hover K100 wrote:Good to see you back on the road, I was in Killarney today but didn't see any K Very Happy Very Happy. Are you there for the week? If you are around why not call over to Tralee and see the local K collection. I'm here till Wed morn and then must head for Bellmulet.

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:47 am

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Hope the stents run in mate. Toured Ireland last year on a boxer
r1100RT, loved it a bit damp but thtas the emerald Isle. all the best. Rik

    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:17 am

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Hope your recovery is going to plan!

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:27 am

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Coffee was indeed had yesterday. 88KE looking good and taking good care. K looking good too, was a good day for a K outing.

I must say its hard to see anyone take a knock but really great to see them back up and about again.

Soon it will be back up to Comberjohn and a good Ulster Fry.......

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11Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:11 pm

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:Coffee was indeed had yesterday. 88KE looking good ........

Soon it will be back up to Comberjohn and a good Ulster Fry.......

92KK

Ulster porrdige for me Laughing. Cheers Olaf! Good to see you mate..

En route to our meet up I detoured off the main road into the town of Youghal...




I rode on to the Capital of the south and enjoyed a long leisurely chat over lunch. Departing the west side of Cork city in the rain I ran into blue skies again after about 10 miles. The road from Cork to Killarney is a joy for biking with great twisties and stunning scenery. I did a quick dismount in the town of Macroom to streatch the legs and admire the architecture....








En route to Killarney, just after crossing the county line, you round sweeping right hand bend a bend and the mastic mountains of "The Kingdom" appear in a most surprising and dramatic way, letting you know you are in the rugged Beauty of the country's highest range "The Magillacuddy Reeks". The road continues to entertain with a swirling ribbon of tarmac along the valley floor until, all to quickly, you arive at the outskirts of the town.

I will be based in Killarney for the week and will take another route home wiith, hopefully more pics to follow.


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:38 pm

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stunning pics will ....thanks for taking us along
happy riding mate


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:03 pm

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Hi 88,
Great pics, I must visit your country before I get too old.
Was 'Cafe Muesli' a reference to your new diet? ( I actually like muesli )

Cheers,
Paul.


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:08 pm

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sidecar paul wrote:Hi 88,
Great pics, I must visit your country before I get too old.
Was 'Cafe Muesli' a reference to your new diet? ( I actually like muesli )

Cheers,
Paul.

Very Happy I walked past that sign twice and never read ot until now! Smile

I like meusli too but didn't partake there.

When you do come this way we will organise to ride some of the road with you! Great camping here in kerry, too.

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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

15Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:05 pm

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Good to see you back on the road 88. If I had seen post earlier I could have met you as you passed my way. Visit the Flying boat museum (if open) in Foynes on the way home through Listowel Athea Glin etc. Nice run into Limerick.

    

16Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Wed May 01, 2013 7:17 pm

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88KE wrote:I'm off the road for a month just as the bloody weather is picking up........ and the downside is I won't be allowed to swing a spanner weeks after getting a "bang" in the heart on Saturday evening and finding myself in hospital with a couple of stents fitted.


I like to think of them as my new cylinder liners Very Happy

Do keep me entertained with K stories and pics.

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Would you like a pic of a stent? Yes I can pm you if you really want.

    

17Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Wed May 01, 2013 7:23 pm

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tomfoley wrote:Would you like a pic of a stent? Yes I can pm you if you really want.

I've a brother who worked for a medical devices company so I'm well familiar with them Tom, Anyway I watched them putting mine in on the screen...was wide awake for the whole proceedure!

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88....May contain nuts!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

18Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sat May 04, 2013 6:26 pm

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Finally getting around to posting some pics from the return jounney. I came home via the midlands to visit some friends and a loop over the Slieve Bloom mountains for old times sake made for a fantastic route home.

heres the route...
Google Map


I'll let the pictures do most of the talking...

Rain hail and shine on leaving Kerry...

Bad motorway pile up kept me here for a hour or more...


Got cold and hungry so parked up for the night in Roscrea.

Next morning dawned bright and sunny perfect for the route I had in mind.

Slieve Bloom...


Narrow twisting track with good surface 1st and 2nd gear corners on the climb..


Old lime Kiln Chimney...


County Line...


Top o' the morning....


Upland peat bog, Wildlife (flora and fauna) reserve...


Looking towards home (the misty hills, feint on the horizon)..


The road from Mountrath to Abbeyleix and on to Carlow was superb and virtually empty. I didn't stop for any more pictures as I was enjoying the bends too much.

Arrived home with just under 500 miles on the clock which was reading 79,999 and felling very alive and glad to be so Very Happy

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88....May contain nuts!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

19Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun May 05, 2013 2:35 am

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Very nice, thanks for sharing.


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20Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun May 05, 2013 4:18 am

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Great photos 88!

Thanks!


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21Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun May 05, 2013 7:56 am

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blaKey wrote:Great photos 88!

Thanks!

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22Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sun May 05, 2013 8:31 am

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Great pics, the varied cloud formations are an indication of the weather here Very Happy.
My K was out yesterday and all is good so next time you are down this way we must meetup, Killorglin is a good meeting point of river and road.

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23Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon May 06, 2013 3:30 am

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I bet it feels to be up and about again and love those pics especially "top O the mornin" that is worthy of a sales brochure


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24Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon May 06, 2013 4:22 pm

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Top photos mate, looks a great run Very Happy
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25Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Mon May 06, 2013 5:36 pm

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Good to see you are up and out lad, a meet up is due soon for the eccentrics.
Your jacket is looking a loose, diet must be working Very Happy

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26Back to top Go down    emerald land on Mon May 06, 2013 6:10 pm

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Pics are awesome, great to see you in the saddle. Had a great circuit right round last year after IoM TT, loved the place. R

    

27Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sat May 25, 2013 10:25 am

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Sorry for being so slack 88KE!


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28Back to top Go down    Re: Killarney Run on Sat May 25, 2013 3:59 pm

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nice trip will

thanks for sharing the road and experience with us

would love to travel that one day

cheers to you


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