At last Ireland’s long awaited summer is here – from 09:30 it rained, then rained some more, and then it really let loose. What is termed in these parts as a, “soft”, day.
However, it felt OK compared to most days over the last six weeks, as the temperature had raised itself off the floor, and whilst persistently persisting, it was relatively warm. You take what you can when you don’t have an option.
Having lubed the chain last night, and cleaned & polished my 20 year old Altberg “All Season Hoggs”, I started the day in fine shape. By the time I got to Wicklow however, by boots were the worse for wear, covered in animal excrement, grit & general mire – you guessed it – another polishing session ensued! (NB – at my age polishing boots is about all the excitement I can handle!)
Today’s route took me through the Wicklow Mountains, at least according to Mapsource it did, I saw nothing as the cloud cover was at zero feet above sea level.
Arriving at tonight’s hotel I took childish delight in my bike being the talk of the lounge, one in the eye for all those tin boxes parked outside. That said they were remarkably dry whilst I was creating puddles wherever I walked.
To celebrate, and as our way of saying thanks to you all, we’re sending our lucky 500th Liker away on a free biking trip to get 2014 off to a flyer and give their motorcycling season a real good kick start in the process.
In addition… We’re also giving away a free night away to our 1st, 100th and 250th Likers too as a huge thank you for your support and friendship since MotoGoLoco went live.
Could all the winners please drop us a note of your contact details to email@example.com and we’ll be in touch to arrange prizes ASAP.
Thanks again to all of you who’ve been following our journey, we’ve got so much more to come in 2014, so keep watching this space!!
BONUS - STOP PRESS
Help us to hit our next milestone of 750 likes by sharing us with your bike-loving friends and as soon as we hit that big 750, our 10th, 150th, 325th & 750th Likers will all be bagging free nights away too. We’ve already been keeping tabs on who the first three winners are going to be, and it COULD WELL BE YOU!!
Winners to be announced as soon as we hit 750, so get sharing, help spread the word and you could be joining Neil, Laura, Paddy and Cathy on our ever-growing winners board!
Best of luck and happy riding, wherever you get to.
Congratulations to Gemma Newman, from Tamworthwho won our “Funny” photo challenge. Her simply brilliant photobombing of an unsuspecting Prince William at Motorcycle Live has bagged her a night away on us at the fantastic and biker-friendly Glenuig Inn, in the stunning Scottish Highlands.
Nice one Gemma- have fun, and we’ll look forward to hearing all about your trip when you get back!