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I'm just finished one of the bucket lists ticks - touring a bike around America - and I'm a happy man.
Let me start this by stating a clear fact: there nothing cooler feeling that tearing out of Huntington Beach, blonde on the pillion, sea to your left and the sun to your right, on an America road trip!
I had a few days work to do in Anaheim (in another life I also wear a geeky hat in a higher education tech company).
And as soon as it was finished the missus flew in to spend a few days near Disney (yes..I went to Disney!), the road trip up along the coast and then spent 4 days in San Fran. We also went a bit north of San Fran up to Napa Valley.
I recently (July Bank Holiday Weekend 2011) completed a monster weekend roadtrip around the bottom half of Ireland. Over the 3 days we covered roughly 120o kms and it made me realise that some of the best biking roads, anywhere, can be found along the southern coastline.
I'm disgusted I left my GoPro helmet camera at home as the roads are simply unbelievable...smooth clean tar, along the coast, sweeping from side to side with minimal traffic, even for a busy weekend. If you've never seen this part of the country - just DO IT.
To give some background to what was dictating our route check out this link. This is a great idea whereby you get a map at the beginning of the year, 30 or so historic destinations, sparsely dotted across Ireland. The idea is to get your bike to each location and take a photo, hence