That nice tailwind I had yesterday, turned into a bastard of a headwind today! Its been one of those days, when I even had to peddle going downhill!
Apart from the wind it’s been a nice ride, with a few big hills.
I realised today that I probably don’t have that many more days left here, and started thinking about returning home.
My original plan was to get a ferry from Rosslare to France, then France to England. That’s the shortest and easiest route for me!
But now I’m wondering about getting a ferry from Dublin to Liverpool, and cycling down to Birmingham to call in on Brooks saddles. Where I could hopefully get my saddle fixed!
As good as the saddle is that I’ve got, and I was very grateful to O’ Mahony cycles in Dungarvan for giving it to me, it’s no Brooks! And I’m now starting to get blisters on my blisters!
I’ll have a think over the next day or two!
2 Replies to “Tuesday 23rd July. Londonderry to Ballymena. 57 Miles.”
Good decision! That was a tough ride. Perhaps Brooks will sponsor you. I follow you on google maps. I’ve got an upholstered saddle, but it wouldn’t be any good for touring.
The Google map thing is pretty good, as long as I remember to do it!
Touring is definitely best done with a Brooks, still haven’t decided if I’m going to the Brooks factory.