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1Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Killarney Run Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:30 am

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

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

2Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:33 am

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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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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

3Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:39 am

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:32 pm

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:48 pm

Crazy Frog

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:43 am

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:27 am

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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!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

8Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:47 pm

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:17 pm

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Hope your recovery is going to plan!

    

10Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:27 pm

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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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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011157 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 58,200 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 48,061 miles.
1983 K100RS 0004449 Odette R100 colours 58,000 miles. Sprint fairing now 61,190 miles

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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11Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:11 am

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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...
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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....
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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!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

12Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:38 am

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


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

13Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:03 am

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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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'51 Vincent (since '67),'72 Montesa Cota (from new), '87 Honda RS125R NF4 (bought 2015) 
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14Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:08 am

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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.

88


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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!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

15Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:05 am

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Thu May 02, 2013 8:17 am

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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. Killarney Run 1910896369


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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Thu May 02, 2013 8:23 am

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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!

88


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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!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

18Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun May 05, 2013 7:26 am

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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...
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Bad motorway pile up kept me here for a hour or more...
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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...
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Narrow twisting track with good surface 1st and 2nd gear corners on the climb..
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Old lime Kiln Chimney...
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County Line...
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Top o' the morning....
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Upland peat bog, Wildlife (flora and fauna) reserve...
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Looking towards home (the misty hills, feint on the horizon)..
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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

88



Last edited by 88KE on Sun May 05, 2013 8:13 am; edited 5 times in total (Reason for editing : add pics)


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Killarney Run Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!Killarney Run Ir-log11

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

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

19Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun May 05, 2013 3:35 pm

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Very nice, thanks for sharing.


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20Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun May 05, 2013 5:18 pm

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Great photos 88!

Thanks!


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21Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun May 05, 2013 8:56 pm

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blaKey wrote:Great photos 88!

Thanks!

+1. Killarney Run 112350


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22Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun May 05, 2013 9:31 pm

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Mon May 06, 2013 4:30 pm

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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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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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24Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Tue May 07, 2013 5:22 am

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Top photos mate, looks a great run Very Happy
Cheers
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25Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Tue May 07, 2013 6:36 am

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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   Killarney Run Empty emerald land Tue May 07, 2013 7:10 am

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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   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sat May 25, 2013 11:25 pm

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Sorry for being so slack 88KE!


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28Back to top Go down   Killarney Run Empty Re: Killarney Run Sun May 26, 2013 4:59 am

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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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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

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