So we literally went where the wind blew us. The gusting 110km/h headwinds turned us off the trek out to Connemara and Mayo, but we turned inland, and used the southwesterlies to help us across the midlands instead. By backroads, we rode from Ennis through the Burren, including a loop from Doolin around Black Head, then from Galway, we went via Monivea, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, Shannonbridge, Clonmacnoise, Mullingar, Fore, Kells, Carlanstown, Blackrock and Dundalk, Ravensdale, the Cooley Peninsula, the Carlingford mountains, Newry, Warrenponit, Rostrevor and finally through the Mournes to home. About 400 miles of riding all up. Mixed weather, from freezing rain and tailwinds to blazing sunshine with a headwind, we had it all!!!