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JimStynes

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2385 on: July 30, 2019, 01:55:50 PM »
Seems like a big pain in the hole to me tho, bike box to & from Airport with a Suitcase etc.. when all costs are considered bike hire is the dearer option but a lot less hassle - assuming the bike hire place doesn't screw me over!

If it was a weeks cycling with mates then Id say rent but for an event like that Id recommend taking your own bike. But i understand that it is a pain in the ass all the same.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2386 on: July 30, 2019, 02:22:54 PM »
I hired from can picafort but I think theyve two shops in plays de muro and one in port alcudia, all along that road they seem to be everywhere.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2387 on: July 30, 2019, 07:45:22 PM »
Is the cycle path well marked when cycling through Newry from the Canal towpath to Warrenpoint?

In short no.  Once you leave the towpath at Newry you are really on roads unless you cycle on footpaths. It takes you past the courthouse and then via abbey way
-William st- Kilmorey st and then to the dual carriageway to warrenpoint. There is a cycle lane on the inside of the carriageway. Once you leave the carriageway at warrenpoint join the main road again to reach wpoint.
                       There is a plan to have a dedicated cycling paths through newry which will connect the towpath to the newry-omeath Greenway(not fully completed) which will join to the existing omeath carlingford greenway and then go eventually to greenore and Dundalk(all in the future fingers crossed).
             See proposed greenways

https://nigreenways.com/newry-to-portadown-greenway/

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2388 on: July 30, 2019, 11:38:20 PM »
Doing the Majorca 312 next April, booked the trip for a week already. Torn between taking my own bike & bike hire, I'm mainly afraid of a bike hire place double booking the bike and leaving me in the lurch (as 9,000 do the 312 sportive). Looking at Bimont bike hire in Port Alcudia, looks vg. Anyone done the event or used Bimont? If I'm hiring I'm booking shortly.

Take your own bike definitely!

I've done two cycling holidays where i hired a bike and the other one where i brought my own bike...It is a lot less hassle hiring a bike TBH and yes a bit more expensive but it's the better option if i'm honest. I brought my bike to France 3-4 weeks ago and it was great having my own set up but see trailing that around with you and having to assemble it when you get there not to mention getting a 32 cassette fitted and then the same thing all over again for coming home...Hire if you can...BTW one of our guys had their bike frame squashed on return journey home (3.5k bike)
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2389 on: July 31, 2019, 09:13:57 AM »
Yeah, I'm a convenience type of guy myself. The bike shop set ups are normally very professional, on the couple of trips to Tenerife I never had to adjust anything on my bikes after having emailed them my bike settings.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2390 on: July 31, 2019, 10:41:53 AM »
Yeah, I'm a convenience type of guy myself. The bike shop set ups are normally very professional, on the couple of trips to Tenerife I never had to adjust anything on my bikes after having emailed them my bike settings.
Yeah most of the places seem good although I read some reviews of rad salon in playa de muro, they do BMC bikes but the lad that owns it appears to be a psychopath, the reviews are a good craic read but maybe best to avoid hiring from there.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2391 on: September 13, 2019, 04:02:08 PM »
Is anyone doing the nico roche and philipe gilbert ride on 20th october round the wicklow mountains? Looks like good craic. How tough is the climbing round there?

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2392 on: September 13, 2019, 05:59:58 PM »
Lovely part of the world. Hope the weather is ok for you. The climbs are tight enough but nothing ridiculous As long as youve done a bit of training.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2393 on: September 13, 2019, 09:53:50 PM »
Lovely part of the world. Hope the weather is ok for you. The climbs are tight enough but nothing ridiculous As long as youve done a bit of training.
I might get down and scout a bit of it, although with the recent attacks on cyclists on the sally gap Id be a touch weary.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2394 on: September 16, 2019, 11:13:34 AM »
What Resort is that in? We're in Playa Muro but close to Alcudia, Can Picafort.
I stayed in a couple of the Viva hotels in Alcudia and in Can Picafort. They have top class Cannondale and specialized bikes for hire.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2395 on: October 08, 2019, 01:22:38 PM »
Majorca 312 booked, 4500 spots gone already - opened this morning

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2396 on: October 08, 2019, 07:15:44 PM »
Majorca 312 booked, 4500 spots gone already - opened this morning

 A few friends done this last year and thought it was fantastic. Hard going though!