Monday, May 25, 2009

Motor Bike racing in Ireland

The big North West bike race was on a few weekends ago in the north of Northern Ireland and David said that it was something I just 'had' to experience :). I have to admit that it was impressive to watch them fly by at the crazy speeds that they get! SCARY!! It is an extremely dangerous sport because they are racing on regular roads (imagine pot holes, twisty corners, and unpredictable surfaces) at speeds of well over 100 mph! People are big lovers of racing here and they can be found lining many of the fields and yards all along the route (which is a circle between three towns). The famous racer, Joey Dunlop, was from around these parts as well.

We stopped by Paul and Karen's caravan for a visit as well. It was a rainy day and the kids were extremely impressed with Sarah's gigantic 'brolly'. 


Here is a shot of some of the race!

video

Despite the rain, it was a super day!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Nothing too exciting going on in Cass Lake. The pow-wow was this weekend. The wind must have been blowing the right way that we didn't have to hear it :) I have been "nesting" as they say..I have our house so organized and keep thinking of things to do! I hope all is well with you!