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knew it would go away at some point after the ride. My saddle sores also felt
worse than on previous days. But I guess I just going through a slump that

Late morning the sun came out and I started to feel all warm and cosy, which
made me really really sleepy. I started talking to myself to keep myself up. I
even tried singing, but I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. I pulled over and had
a nap on the side of the road. It felt like the best wee nap I’ve ever had until
a concerned driver woke me up to see if I was ok. :/ It’s weird how it is normal
for drivers to park up on the side of the road and take power naps in their
car, but it looks odd when a cyclist power naps next to their bike. I assured
him I was fine and got back on my bike. The power nap kept me going for
another couple of hours. I managed to get through the day on a few more
short naps and a lot of coffee and Redbull (to save money and time I’ll take
a packet of ProPlus with me next time).

                Just before Galway, I met Steven, who

                told me that Jack was not far behind.

                Around 5pm, Steven and I hit Galway,

                and Stephen stopped at a restaurant,

                while I stocked up at a supermarket. The

                city was much bigger and livelier than I

                expected, and was a stark contrast to

                the wee villages I had passed through

                before. I left the city and headed towards

                the famous cliffs of Moher. The scenery

                was breath-taking and I got some great

My Scott and I  shots with the camera on my phone. It

                was still windy as the evening went on, and I knew that I would

have to find a better shelter than last night. At 11pm, I started looking out

for barns and other potential bivi spots. I saw a large cowshed and headed

towards it. To my surprise, I met the farmer, who asked if I was okay. I

explained that I was doing a cycle race and asked if I could stay in his cowshed,

but he said it was full of cow poo (big shock!!!!). He had another, half-built

shed, however, and said I could stay there. As I was getting into my bivi, the

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