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WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby leamyj » Wed, 11 May 2016 5:01 +0000

Ok lads and lassies, it's happening. At the midlands run I said that I'd look at a mountain drive in Wicklow before long, so It's gonna happen on SUNDAY 22ND MAY.. I hope that's not too short notice, but sometimes you just have to go with what you're given..

Anyhow, the meeting point is at the petrol station beside Brown's Barn , Citywest, just off the N7...I think everyone should know where that is.

Now the crunch...

We will be meeting at 8AM, with a view to being on the road by 8:30AM.

We will criss-cross the Wicklow mountains about 4 times on some very scenic and beautiful roads that were just built for top down MX5 driving.

The reason for the early start is to avoid the tourist trap that is Glendalough and the Wicklow gap after midday...there's nothing more frustrating than getting caught behind Sunday drivers on probably the best road this side of the shannon...

Brief outline of route.. Brown's Barn to Blessington to Oldcourt to the Sally Gap to Roundwood to Laragh to Hollywood to Valleymount , back across the Wicklow Gap ( the opposite way!) to Laragh to Glenmalure to Aghavannagh to Aughrim to Baltinglass, we shall have a few of the obligatory stops for tyre kicking and photographs.



If all goes according to plan we should hit Baltinglass around lunchtime , this is where the run finishes with an option of lunch in Germaines, hopefully.

I shall supply route details and pointers on the morning..

SO, WHO'S UP FOR IT??

I'll start...

1. John Leamy +1 :)
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby MX5Spares » Wed, 11 May 2016 5:10 +0000

8pm...surely 8AM?

Stick me down please

Are we having spirited drive or Sunday drive??
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby leamyj » Wed, 11 May 2016 5:29 +0000

autocheck wrote:8pm...surely 8AM?

Stick me down please

Are we having spirited drive or Sunday drive??


Duly amended..what was I thinking?.

I'm for a spirited drive, and I'll cover this point before we depart..not everyone will drive at the same pace, so as long as everyone is clear as to where they are going then there'll be no need to drive in a procession...
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby MX5Spares » Wed, 11 May 2016 6:58 +0000

Good man John !!
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby MX5Spares » Wed, 11 May 2016 7:58 +0000

Print ouf of run/villages would be handy.I can do that FOC if you want to give me details or will I use villages mentioned above but approx times in each place etc?
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby MX5Spares » Thu, 12 May 2016 6:04 +0000

Bump
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby jpo » Sat, 14 May 2016 12:33 +0000

I'm a definite maybe for now as I've possibly a long day on the Saturday; if not though I'm game! 8)
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby leamyj » Sat, 14 May 2016 6:21 +0000

Great!

Any more takers? :)
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby AndyJF » Sat, 14 May 2016 10:52 +0000

I'm a maybe at the moment. Not sure what I'll be driving if I do make it. Any issues with bringing the RX8 if I don't have the tax sorted on the MX5.

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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby VW94MH » Sat, 14 May 2016 5:24 +0000

Hi folks. Not on here much at all, but would be interested in tagging along. Should have a seized caliper sorted by then - Thanks Robert for the replacement part!

I'll keep on eye on this and see how it goes.
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby leamyj » Sat, 14 May 2016 9:23 +0000

Guys, everyone welcome!!
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby MX5Spares » Sun, 15 May 2016 6:40 +0000

Every type of car?? Few my mates with old Fords etc.Surprised not more take up from members on here
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby leamyj » Sun, 15 May 2016 7:08 +0000

Might be the early start.... sure 'tis no problem if others want to come along.. variety being the spice of life!! :)
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby sidewaysreilly » Sun, 15 May 2016 7:24 +0000

Tis a tad early lad......................
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Re: WICKLOW ZIG-ZAG TOUR, IT'S ON!!!!

Postby sidewaysreilly » Sun, 15 May 2016 7:27 +0000

In all fairness Robert, it is an mx5 Club run. To drive discuss advise and enjoy.
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