Thanks to Topaz on Fenit Road, Ales gets his wallet back from the dustbin !
A real thank you to Topaz on Fenit Road, Tralee today
who is running the Trans Atlantic Way http://www.transatlanticway.com/
got a puncture at the top of the Conor Pass today. He managed to mend the tire with the help of someone who was on the route and wobbled into Dingle . However when he got to the cycle shop on Dyke Lane he discovered that he didn’t have his wallet .
When I found Ales he way thumbing out of Dingle where he disclosed what had happened. “Where do you think you lost the wallet” I asked as he tumbled into my small Nissan Micra.
“I think I threw it into a rubbish bin out side a shop in Tralee” he replied. I looked at him with a sense of suspicion. Well maybe a bit more than a sense. Cant pay for tire, is completely in disarray, something about an iron man race, endurance and all , and was now looking for a shop in Tralee that may have a wallet in the dustbin. Yea, Yea! I have seen these guys before. Even if it were true I thought Iron Men and Athletes were super organised and not out of sorts like this fellow who I just happened to stumble upon.
After going a few miles down the road and while I was driving Ales was able to tell me the location of the shop, using his mobile always on data. I remembered that this was the same shop that stayed open all night serving petrol for those of us that travel to Dublin in the early hours of the morning. I pinpointed the shop on the net and called Topaz ( well a friend of mine, who I called pin pointed it ) asking if this was still a the filling station on the Fenit Road . When I called I was able to indicate that I was travelling with this wild person from the Czech Republic who was in no. 4 position in the race but was loosing minutes as we spoke. Would they mind awfully checking their bins on the off chace that there was a wallet in a bag inside their outside bin. They didnt blink an eyelid. Sure, people continuously leave wallets in the bin. They called me back with 15 minutes and at that point could I rest easy that I wasn’t transporting a “nutter” in the back. Well he was a nutter, but only because he was travelling 300 km each day in order to get to Cork by tomorrow but needed to complete 2,500 km in less than 7 days.
I decided to bring Ales to Fenit Raod and then bring him back to Dingle again ( 60 mile round trip.) I wasn’t busy and sure I wasnt doing the race. It was the least I could do to “egg him on”
Ales’s blog can be found at http://beranyduc.blogspot.ie/
Again if you want to know more about this race please see http://www.transatlanticway.com/ which finishes tomorrow or the day after.
P.S As I write this Aleg is still out pedalling ( probably just getting into kenmare with the rest of the Wild Atlantic Way to finish tomorrow and will most likely be in Cork for the finish. Nite night! I am off to bed . What time it is . Yawn ! it’s 9.30pm. Written by Aidan Gillespie / Annascaul Adventures