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A tandem Morsel of Europe -- Bohemians on a bike


A couple of bohemians ride a tandem through Ireland, Scottland, England, France, The Netherlands, Belium and maybe Itaily and even Corfu.

1,936 km (1,203 miles) over 74 days from September 8, 2009 to November 20, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Tandem, 1-3 months
Locales: Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Wales
Year: 2009
Keywords: Santana 1985 7-speed

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Morsel09

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Allen Morris and Ann Helsel - (contact)

Status: Completed Nov 2009
Last update: Wednesday November 24, 2010 13:45 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 7 Nov 2013 10:06 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Pre-trip

      Equipment list
      Shake out ride: A wobbly shake out ride.

Ireland

      The Flight and First Day: Duleek or bust
      A long ride to nowhere.: A lot of walking and a fixed derailuer.
      Carrying the tandem.
      A day of rest.

Northern Ireland: Pounds and Miles

      Another day another Ireland: Newgrange to Newry -- no worries.
      The Newry tow path
      Portadown to Antrim
      Shopping offline at Chain Reaction Bike shop: Shoes Shoes Shoes
      An extra day in Larne: Campground with a tub!

Scotland

      Missing the boat.: Larne to Scotland
      Tour of the Castle.
      The Pride of Scotland
      Edinbourgh and 80km
      The sights in Edinburgh
      Off to Newcastle: Well Dunbar at least
      Broken down again.: And happier for it.
      Folk Music festival: Blues - Scotish - Tradisional
      Dunbar Rugby Football Club: and ceilidh
      Recovering Day one
      Recovering Day two
      A Dave Yates and a new axle
      On the road again.: In the woods in Ayton.

England

      Into England: and onto dirt track
      Fields of Sheep: and on (the train) to Newcastle.
      Graham and Angie
      Almost Rome
      Newcastle and the ferry to the Netherlands

Het Nederlands

      On to Amsterdam
      Coffee shops and Cafes, but were can you get a Mocca?
      Applegebak and herring Broedie - now that is bahl gorms
      Sluiswachter
      Leerdam and loverly woods
      Lots of wind

Belgium

      IJzerenweg
      The roasted chicken.
      In to france.

France

      Woke to ice.
      Bad knees and big hills.
      Reims
      The trains to Paris
      Paris
      Paris
      Sick in Paris
      La Luvre
      Rue Cler
      Night in the City of Lights
      Crazy camping in Versailles
      Versailles
      Our first Warm Shower
      Pont Authou
      Our second Warm Shower
      Fun in France and the Ferry to England

England II

      Southhampton where the car is still king
      Salisbury
      Bath, Almost
      Bath
      A survey of Bath Hostels
      Bristol: and a great warmhower

Wales

      A Park in Newport
      Sustrans Humor and NZ beats Wales
      Swansea
      B&B Camping off the A40 near Bancyfein.
      Pembroke and the night ferry

Ireland II

      The Macinaw Inn
      The Macinaw Inn
      The Esplanade in Bray
      Croke Park - Ireland vs France
      Croke Park - Ireland vs Australia in Rugby
      Glenmore House: Bags and Boxes

USA

      Back in USA
      Sound Beach
      The ferry to Connecticut
      To North Scituate, Rhode Island: Fin

Appendix

      Tandems on Trains
      Breakage: Things that broke
      Overview of the trip


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