City Cycle on the South Side, Sunday

After our outstanding experience last year, we were not about to let the 2008 Dublin City Cycle pass us by. On Sunday, we woke to a sky that looked ready to rain at any moment, but we were rewarded for our bravery by a dry and pleasantly cool morning.

The year’s route was on the southside (whereas last year’s started on the northside). Just like last year, we were delighted by cycling down streets that are normally dominated by motor vehicles.

You can see a few dozen photos of our Sunday on Flickr by starting with this link. If you’d like to see even more of our little adventure, go to the larger set.

I heartily recommend any cycling event where you can ride on roads normally reserved for cars. There is something especially joyful about passing through your own neighbourhood without being constantly aware of cars and trucks.