The Derry Air. Moving Air is Called Wind

Tonight the update will be short and sweet, unlike the spin today with Endurance Challenge. A whopping 107 miles from Armagh to Derry through five of the Ulster Counties.
If Heineken did wind, t’would be the best wind, and always at your back. I think today’s wind was supplied by Murphy’s stout. Granted we had tailwind for an hour. After that, we didn’t.


  • group spirit, despite the conditions
  • lunch in Randalstown together with impromptu entertainment by young Irish world dancing champion
  • the view from Barnsmore Gap
  • the great people of Northern Ireland. They are so friendly and they are do delighted to welcome us here.
Barnsmore Gap, County Tyrone.

Did you notice the GoPro speed camera on Sean Buckley’s helmet? Penalty points for some of us today!
The leaba is now calling, and I’ll not be found wanting. Tomorrow we head south to Enniskillen. I’ll be dreaming of a tailwind. Just hope it doesn’t turn into a nightmare.
Just heard the sad news that Robin Williams has died. I just had to google him and came up with… “You’re only given one little spark of madness. Don’t lose it”.
There’s a few Cork lads here who seemed to have been given a double dose, and they sure know how to use it!

Here’s an overview of our endurance Challenge

The 9 counties of Ulster in 3 days:

Day 1: Armagh to Derry (this post)

Day 2: Derry to Enniskillen

Day 3: Enniskillen to Armagh

A few days later, we did the 6 counties of Munster in 2 days:

Day 4: Midleton to Limerick via Killarney

Day 5: Limerick to Midleton

Author: @Paraigdeburca

My bike is part of me.

5 thoughts on “The Derry Air. Moving Air is Called Wind”

  1. I used to work with someone who did long distance cycling, cycle racing, and a lot of bicycle work for a local charity here in upstate New York called Mission in Motion. She had a great time on her “century” rides. You look like you are enjoying yourself, too!


    1. Tongue-in-cheek, Patricia. We were all very well-behaved. The photo is not shopped in any way, but there’s a road speed camera sign behind him!


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