We are now one solid week deep into Al's adventure and it was day seven that would throw up the toughest challenge yet. Al got rolling from Letterfrack Co. Galway and had a dream roll through a breathtakingly scenic fjord (Galway) where some of the country's finest scenery was accompanied by some very smooth road, plus a few short heavy showers for good measure.
However, once Al crossed the county border in Mayo the road seemed to convert into rubble and the wind turned on his face, making the final 60 km of today very arduous. The big man was showing the struggle but never once gave up and hacked at an uphill finish in Mulranny Co. Mayo that left him hankering for a dip in Clew Bay. Legs are being rested and day eight is just around the corner!