Eoin Mac Mahon

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Eoin Mac Mahon




Europe » Spain » Aragon » Jaca June 24th 2013

JACA TO BERTS After the obligatory photo of all the bikes lined up we were ready to go. Our route today was going to take us up into the Pyrenees and then back down through Lleida and on to a small town/village called Ginestar where we were going to spend the night. From jaca we took the road towards Sabaniego and then turned up to Bielcas, from there the road curved and twisted passing through Boltanna until we got to Ainsa. This was a route that I had taken the previous year. It did not defraud and provided some of the best roads since we left Santander. The route is a mixture of mountain twistys and Alpine like serpentine curves. We stopped in Ainsa to refuel and then headed down the A138 towards Lleida. This is ... read more
Parked up for the night
Hard life
Great food

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Ripoll June 16th 2013

Catch up time……… It was nearly a week ago that i was sitting in a Hotel in Cantabria in a small place called Murgo and watching the F1 on the TV with the raisin pouring down. I am now at the other end of spain..almost in France and the weather is sun and 29 degrees at the moment. A lot has happened in this week and I shall try to put it down in a form which will make sense. Monday the 10 June was the day that Andy ,Rob, Brendan and Martin arrived in santander on the ferry from the UK. I made my way to the ferry on a grey and misty monday morning and was there in good time to meet them. The Harbour and ferry arrival area has been changed over the ... read more
Hotel 09.06.2013
Waiting for The ferry to arrive.
First stop

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Ripoll June 15th 2013

Well hello again, Its been a while since I have made the time to sit down at the computer and write some lines. Its now Saturday the 15 June and this is being written from a The Hotel Sequia Molinar just outside Ripoll in Campdevanol. Have a look at the map to see the route to here. I intend to sit down tonight and tomorrow and sort out the photos and upload everything. See you all then again !... read more

Europe » Spain » Cantabria » Reinosa June 8th 2013

Autovia,motorway,Autobahn,Highway…….it doesn't matter what you call it. After nearly 900 km they all feel the same. The day started at 06.00 and the first thing i did was open a birthday card which travelled with me from Fuerteventura. My mother was as always the first to ring. Thanks mother . Anybody who knows me will also know that that time of the morning is not exactly my time. I think i have gone to bed more times at 06.00 than got up at. Did not bother with the Hotel breakfast and instead had a shower and got out on the road at just before 7. It was cold and dry and I was able to do about 200 km before stopping for breakfast and to refuel. Not a lot to report except that the bike performed ... read more
Hotel San Roque
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Plaza major Reinosa

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife June 7th 2013

Good morning from somewhere out on the Atlantic ocean. It is Friday the 07 June and is 08.30 in the morning. I have been up for about an hour and a half and have had breakfast and am currently sitting at the stern of the boat watching the wake stretching out behind us. It was a grey start but now the sun is just about to come out and it should be a very pleasant day. To regress a bit………Yesterday morning was a 5 am start and after good breakfast in the hotel I headed down to the harbor to take my place in the queue waiting to board. It was still dark but as we waited the sky lightened up and as we were boarding the night had turned to day…a grey sort of day. ... read more
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Europe June 6th 2013

Hello world, Back on the road again…..or better put,back on the water. Currently sitting on the Fred Olsen ferry which is just about to leave Morro Jable in fuerteventura. The final destination is Barcelona but that is many Km away and nearly two weeks in the future. This trip is going to take me and my Mother Ship from fuerteventura to Las Palmas and then on to Tenerife before Arriving in Huelva on the mainland Spain. A quick dash up to Northern Spain and the Picos de Europa and then through the Pyrenees and down to Valencia and Barcelona. Any coments , thoughts and observations are welcome . I would like to say a thank you to the people who in their own way make it possible for me to undertake a trip like this. At ... read more
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Harbour Morro
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Cádiz June 7th 2012

Cadiz and 28 degrees on the paseo maritimo. I have been to the ferry office and have got my boarding card and can go on board just after 16.00.Its only 12 now so a coffee and then lunch should kill a bit of time. Lets pick up the story yesterday in Ciudad Real. After a great nights sleep I got out on the road just after 09.00 and headed south leaving the motorway and taking another of the roads recommended for bikers. This road goes south through the Sierra Morenas range of mountains and i can only say that if you are in this area take the road from Puerto llano to Montoro. this is a fast stretch of road with a super surface and some of the best curves I found in all the journey ... read more
crossing the Sierra morenas
Sierra Morenas
cleaning bike in seville

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Seville June 4th 2012

Un Cafe y Una Cerveza , Thats what I have in front of me at the moment, Its about 19.30 and I am sitting in Sevilla in a wonderful plaza with about 33 degrees at the moment. So how did I get here ?…..lets start on sunday morning a long way from here. To be exact, about 830 Kms. Sunday morning started for me at about 04.00 when I was woken up by the sound of driving rain outside the hotel. As I had not planned to get up till 06.00 I turned over and went back to sleep. The alarm woke me up again at 6 and on auto pilot I got ready to go. I felt a bit like the michelin man as I rolled out of the garage into the rain, I was ... read more
prize giving
All the Irish
The Treffen team

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Vielha June 3rd 2012

Hello from Ciudad Real, This is where I am going to spend the sunday night as I have no interest in driving any further today !! Let me quickly fill you in on the yesterdays activities in Vielha. Saturday was the last official day of the meeting and the day started off at 11.00 in the center of Vielha. The plan for the day was to drive around the Valley in convoy. A total of 145 goldwings took part and as always they noise was incredible as we passed through the different villages. Many of the bikes have Non standard horn set ups and are capable of making any noise from a police car to an aircraft taking off to a horse neighing ! ……………Have to look into getting something similar ! Our first stop was ... read more
Goldwing details
Custom
All lined up

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Vielha June 2nd 2012

Not a lot to say :Have a nice weekend !... read more
Stunt show
Stunt show
Stunt show




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