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Ride-out and rally to Faro 2010

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Well, it all started when I had read a post on IBF (Irish Biker Forum) back in November '09, John (Quietman - his user name on IBF) had posted his intention to do the run down to Moto Club De Faro's Rally in Portugal and was asking to see was anyone else interested, it would be two weeks in the middle of July, so normally I couldn't go as I always had to take my holidays in August, but with redundancy looming it was the perfect opportunity, every cloud has a silver lining and all that, I've been wanting to get away on the bike for years, but simply never got around to it, so I was seizing this opportunity with both hands, despite the fact my better half might have something to say about it, as it happens, I had nothing to worry about as she (Phil) reckoned I deserved it - woohoo that was that sorted, now the planning and organising to sort but with eight months sure that's no problem!! The Basic plan was to get a ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg and ride south to Faro, enjoy...

Dublin to Faro map