Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thing #68: Rent Bicycles for the Day

Fun thing.  Fun, fun, fun.

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Back in April, something miraculous occurred:  Both Roisin and I were not working (on a Friday) and it was about 25°C.  In Ireland.  In April.  I already said that.  Naturally, we took advantage of the fortunate circumstances we found ourselves in.

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We packed a picnic and took the ferry to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór (which, my international friends, translates as ‘the big island’- we Irish are renowned for our creativity).  We rented bikes.  We had fun.

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You may have read here that I was quite a late learner when it came to riding a bike.  I was kind of nervous to get on one again, especially having not been on one in years- but it turns out that the whole ‘it’s like riding a bike’ talk is true and you just pick it right up again.

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Everyone should do this. 

Update:  The Day Zero Project website is up and running again, I just forgot to tell you.  You can see my list here- or set up your own list!  If you are doing this, please email me- thelmafrayne at gmail dot com.  I love reading other people’s lists.

€5 was donated to Habitat for Humanity for the completion of this thing.  Click here to read about the cause and donate online.

41 comments:

J+S said...

What a fun day! I love warm weather days. We have had so much rain here lately, which is so unusual for us. But, today is sunny and I am happy and wishing I were riding a bike. Someday I want to visit Ireland. I think I've mentioned that in a comment before. :)

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Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Looks like y'all had a great trip and what better way to see the country then on bikes! xo

Style, She Wrote said...

Fun post! Looks like a great time. xo style, she wrote

t said...

Looks super fun!

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Stephanie said...

oh my gosh this looks like so much fun!!

Nikki said...

Fun! Pefect way to take in the scenery. We're definitely renting bikes in Paris. I can't wait!

Cherisse Francisco said...

Looks fun! I've been wanting to do that. I'm going to do that in San Francisco. Looks like this is a sign. It's about time for me.

♥●• Izdiher·•●♥ said...

Super fun post .I wanna ride a cycle too.Its been ages I have not.

By the way ,you are tagged too on my post A-Z .Would love to see your answers :).

WillJogForFood said...

I was just in the Aran Islands a few months ago! It is beautiful there.

Lee Oliveira said...

Looks like you had a amazing time.
Great photos too
Lee x

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, I LOVE the idea of renting bicycles for the day! :)

Katie*Belle said...

How fun! I've been wanting to do this all summer. Maybe this is just the inspiration I need : )

Rachel said...

It looks really beautiful there!

amy b.s. said...

we borrowed bikes while we were on vacation and i had forgotten how fun it is to tour a town that way.

jozen said...

my hubs and I used to rent a tandem bike and bike aound all day long. yes we are that cheesy.

Pop Champagne said...

that's fun to rent bikes for a day and ride around the beach, seems so chill and carefree!!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

FUN! I would so do this in a heartbeat. What a lovely area to peddle around in too.

Ellie said...

Now this is absolutely beautiful! What a fantastic day you both had! I need to vacation there immediately.

oomph. said...

i did this in cali a few years ago and rode down the entire beachwalk...it was kinda nervous getting on a bicycle again! haven't rode since i was a kid! fun times, though!

[oomph.]

Aryn said...

That's so awesome! I'd love to do something like that. When I was living in France I tried to get my friends to do a long bike ride with me and they all thought I was crazy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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simply frabulous said...

These landscapes are great!

Bad Joan said...

Awww Ireland. If only...Lovely pictures. Will have to settle on a four leaf clover in the states.


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Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

Looks like such a fun day! I'm like you so nervous when I get on my bike, I think my boyfriend is nervous watching me, haha.

So glad you checked out my blog, I'm loving yours!

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Kel said...

I love bike riding! What a great way to spend the day.

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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Meleonieeee - ♥ said...

Oh my gosh, how wonderful! :) Looks like you and your friend had a great time! Hih, definitely something to do next summer! Woohoo! xxx

Sam said...

Oh wow! I would love to do that everyday! I wish I lived somewhere that's as gorgeous as that place...and I wish I knew how to ride a bike. (I know, so embarassing)

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Anna said...

ooo this post excites me to no end :) My bf and I are travelling next year and Ireland is on our list, looks like if we're lucky, and the weather behaves we will have to take a bike ride around an island! p.s I laughed out loud with your comment of translation for your international readers with the 'big island' haha

Anna xo

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Zoe de gaia said...

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Très jolies photos !!!.......!!!!!!!
BISOUS
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ChiccaStyle said...

Funny post honey!!!It looks like you had a great day!

Vicky said...

Beautiful landscape...


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Ans said...

I LOVE CYCLING, HAVEN'T DONE IT FOR A WHILE TOUGHT, YOU LOOK GREAT ON YOUR BIKES!!!
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Selma *Crazy Little World Of Mine* said...

I should go cycling more often...love the pictures!!!

Jessica said...

I want to go back to Ireland so bad! I was in Donegal when I visited and loved it! Great photos!

LBJ said...

Looks awesome! I did a trip in Ireland last summer on bike - I didn't rent though, I have a Montague folding bike so I just took my own from home. Wish I were back there now, I had such a great time!

jos xx said...

lovely pics!!! this looks like so much fun! i haven't been on a bike in like....ages!

jos xx

LyddieGal said...

that sounds like such a fun day - I'd love to just hop on my bike and ride along the coast.

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Aquí said...

this is such a great idea! I would love to rent a bike on vacation!

Aquí said...

this is such a great idea! I would love to rent a bike on vacation!

Aquí said...

this is such a great idea! I would love to rent a bike on vacation!

Aquí said...

this is such a great idea! I would love to rent a bike on vacation!

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