Heh. I never actually rode up that, I rode past the road hundreds of times. Shite. Is the road open these days or no?cycled up to kippure on friday. bloody nora, that was tough.
One of the lads in the club was out riding the Wicklow Gap on a damp day, keeping the head down and the elbows in, generally thinking he was a bit of a hard bastard. Then Sean Kelly cruises straight past him, sitting in the big ring, nods hello, and vanishes off up the road.
It was probably a 53 big ring and all.
edit, my memory is shit. The TV mast turn off was just a barrier right? There was another road up a hill in Wicklow that was all fenced off, silver chainlink stuff. I was always on a fucking mission riding the military road, thinking it's going to lash rain at any moment and then I'd be stuck out there freezing my bollix off. I was coming down off it once with no sensation at all in my fingers, trying to work out where the brake lever was by guiding my fingers on it by sight. Best road in Wicklow though.