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Donncha Irish
 

About Donncha Irish

Bike Tourer/Adventurer//Long distance bike explorer, racing the odd time when I feel its a worthwhile endeavor. Mostly just traveling and experiencing new things, people, and places.

Distance travelled

14,676 mi

Time in motion

1172:53 h

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  1. Donncha Irish went mountaineering.

    May 1, 2021

    04:43
    14.0 mi
    3.0 mph
    3,950 ft
    4,050 ft
    Marina 😇😉, Hanna Bayoud and 49 others like this.
    1. Donncha Irish

      This was a tough climb, steep, rocky and slippy from the Baskinta side. Also a tough slippy descent I tried to make it as easy as possible. Quite chilly on top at 2460m. Beautiful views and I could see Beirut and the coast in the distance. Baskinta is also beautiful with the Baskinta Literary trail as many famous poets are from the town

      • May 2, 2021

  2. Donncha Irish went for a hike.

    April 25, 2021

    03:45
    11.8 mi
    3.1 mph
    1,975 ft
    2,025 ft
    Jörg, KΣVПI and 63 others like this.
    1. woody63

      Impressive photos from the land of the cedars 🇱🇧👍😃

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      • April 26, 2021

  3. Donncha Irish went gravel riding.

    April 24, 2021

    02:15
    15.0 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,125 ft
    2,150 ft
    KΣVПI, MichaelC and 71 others like this.
    1. Donncha Irish

      I managed to find the track this morning along the Lebanese Mountain Trail which is above Baskinta and it was really nice with a beautiful view down to the town and across the mountains. This section was nearly all possible on my gravel bike. Very few people walk these trails and nobody really cycles the Lebanese Mountain Trail. The hills can get very steep and walked some parts with the bike. Very friendly people. I met the local Maronite Christian priest and we walked a talked for a walk. I also spoke with a local family in the fields growing garlic and I learned a lot from my stop in a a nice little restaurant in Baskinta chatting with the family. Love the Lebanese coffee. A fabulous day, Lebanon is amazing.

      • April 24, 2021

  4. Donncha Irish went gravel riding.

    April 23, 2021

    03:32
    29.4 mi
    8.3 mph
    3,975 ft
    3,925 ft
    KΣVПI, a.hanses and 65 others like this.
    1. Donncha Irish

      I was again researching the Lebanon Mountain Trail, section 15 and using my bike as much on the trail is possible to cycle. The trail is badly marked and where Komoot indicates a trail there is none sometimes. I will contact the LMT association for more info. I want to do the full 27 sections from North to South in the future in one go

      • April 23, 2021

  5. Donncha Irish went cycling.

    April 18, 2021

    02:21
    19.0 mi
    8.1 mph
    1,525 ft
    3,750 ft
    KΣVПI, Sash86 and 76 others like this.
    1. Donncha Irish

      I followed the Lebanon Mountain Trail Section 16 moving north. Most of the route is possible in the gravel bike but the route is badly marked and I couldn’t find any trail at a certain point. This was after walking the trail from the opposite direction yesterday and I encountered the same problem with no trail. There is no trail where Komoot shows there is. I will contact the LMT organization to get some guidance. Next week I will try section 15 from Mtein to Baskinta. A great day of adventure. Got a haircut in Falougha and met some lovely Lebanese people.

      • April 18, 2021

  6. Donncha Irish went for a hike.

    April 17, 2021

    03:16
    9.31 mi
    2.9 mph
    2,200 ft
    1,600 ft
    Sash86, Marie and 75 others like this.
    1. Donncha Irish

      Lovely Trek on perhaps the first day of summer with the snow nearly gone on the nearby mountains

      • April 17, 2021

  7. Donncha Irish planned a Tour.

    April 1, 2021

    Carsten, Golden Lady and 9 others like this.
  8. Donncha Irish planned a Tour.

    April 1, 2021

    Golden Lady, Caro LP and 5 others like this.
  9. Donncha Irish planned a Tour.

    April 1, 2021

    Golden Lady, Caro LP and 3 others like this.
  10. Donncha Irish planned a Tour.

    April 1, 2021

    Golden Lady, Caro LP and 3 others like this.
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