Yes, cross is coming. Plans are already happening at my end, with organising races with my excellent team of friends and family. First up we have a Training day on Sunday 20th of August. This will be held in Orangefield Park. Next up is GP Kinning Cycles on Friday 25th August. Again in Orangefield Park. Mid … Continue reading Cross is coming, 25-8-17
Nice training spin this morning with club-mate Luke. We went to Belmont road, back of Stormont for some hill repeats/sprints. So this is not too steep that you can't ride big ring. It's about 4 min long and on strava 3.06 fastest time. So our reps were 15 sec sprinting - 15 recovery 15 sec … Continue reading Hill reps.
So I got lent a pair of Enve wheels from a good friend. I have rode lots of good wheels in the past and didn't think they would be anything special. Spent a week on them in Mallorca, the best pace to ride a bike, in the world. The main thing with these particular wheels … Continue reading Enve Wheels
So after 15 years racing you'd think one would not mistakes. A simple lunch didn't cut it for last nights Clubs race. Ards CC put on a excellent show on a new course, Ballygowan Circuit. For as long as I've been racing I've attended the Ards Time Trails and road races. They don't get easier … Continue reading School boy error: food
Who ever said that needs a good slap. That was the name giving to yesterday's race when A1 riders weren't permitted to ride it. But this was due to a small entry of only 15 riders one year. Yesterday's race was sold out and attracted some top riders. Newry wheelers had put on a great … Continue reading Tour of Not the mournes.
So Wednesday night saw the first of the 2017 Kirkistown races. I can remember riding the first one about ten years ago when XMTB held a club race. Ideal for kids racing, no cars closed circuit, short lap, safe run of and the wind. I can remember my mum serving out hot dogs from our … Continue reading Kirkistown races
So you've done a big block of miles one week. What to do the following week. Well, there is no right or wrong. It would all depend on what way you did you miles the week before. Did you do shorter runs towards the end of the week so you'd be less tired? Had you a … Continue reading What to do next after Big Miles
So another weeks cycling in Mallorca dusted. I had planned a 100 miler spin. I ended up doing 3 and getting a total of 505.4 miles in 6 cycling days. Going from 7 hours a week to 7 hours a day has taken its toll on the nether regions. A lot of climbing done with some … Continue reading Mallorca April 2017
60 mile up. 25 degrees. What cycling is all about. Up out of the resort via the famous Delta, round the coast road. This cost road has some 5 km straights which seem to last longer. Nice lunch stop in Sa Ripita. Sa Ripta is one of them postcard towns. Very little in it apart from the nice … Continue reading Mallorca 2017 Stage one
A throwback to Last years week in Mallorca. Last year I was using a Shimano camera. was ok This year I've been lent a GoPro Session. Looking forward to seeing the difference. https://youtu.be/F9WTKLHgElM