About the Blog:
The point of this blog is mainly just somewhere for me to document a few bike trips, and also to post the odd review about the stuff I use. Hopefully it might even be of some use to someone.
And if you’re looking for an opinion from someone who can do Cat 1 climbs in the big ring, then this most definitely is NOT the place!
My name is Mícheál Halpin, and I’m originally from Kerry, I’m now living and working in Limerick (Ireland, in case these places sound exotic to anyone). The day job is IT, so hence there is a beer belly.
In July 2010, after a lot of beer and a lads roadtrip that never happened, a lower budget option of cycling from Malin Head to Mizen Head (the Irish version of Lands End – John O’Groats) was proposed. Needing a lifestyle change to combat an expanding weight line, and with a year train the bike seemed like a great idea.