Got a week off work and a mate and I are off for a bike tour of Ireland. Usual last minute rush at work deciding what to do and what to leave.

Having got home to pack, some new luggage had arrived from Alaska and I was trying to get everything in.  Bit smaller than I thought but all packed now so a long train and ferry journey tomorrow.

Saturday evening likely to be spent in the company of thousands of Tipperary and Kilkenny fans in town for the all Ireland hurling final on Sunday.  Will be hoping for a Kilkenny win, my uncle would haunt me with punctures if I cheered for local rivals Tipp.

Listening to Christy Moore, Luke Kelly and The Pogues to bring it all closer.

eVent jacket and waterproofs packed and should be in Connemara by Monday and Donegal by Wednesday.  Looking forward to it.