The major accomplishment today was getting new tires for the bike and having them installed. I also got to take the bike out for the first time today and it’s quite nice. It feels very small and light and generally runs very smoothly though there is a bit of vibration between 4-4.5k rpm.
Riding on the wrong side of the road is not coming naturally though as long as I pay attention it isn’t too bad. I was thinking I was doing pretty well at it and not one minute later I made a right turn into the right hand lane. Ooops.
The speed limits in Ireland are kind of nuts in a good way. There are countless roads which are barely wider than a car and full of blind corners with 80kph (50mph) speed limits. According to a German ex-patriot I was speaking to while I was getting my tires mounted there’s a short pier in Kinsale with a 100kph speed limit. I think they hate the tourists!
Kinsale and the little bit of the surrounding countryside is quite beautiful and I plan on exploring a bit more of Ireland in the next couple of days.