Some Tinkering on the workshop and the bike. Load of work in and most of my time spent looking for tools so fitted them to the wall. New Parktool backboards fitted. Edit 1.0 Some adjustments to the bike that one only notices when on the rivet, aka all day Sunday. https://youtu.be/_zGncXoH9Fw
So out looking at Tullycarnet park as a possible venue for our race on the 7th January 2018. This park seems ok, now to see if the guys like it too and to get the ball rolling with the council. Plenty of paperwork and forms to fill in. If your needing any help give me … Continue reading Sourcing a Venue, not a “crap course”
2 years I rode the cyclocross World Cup in Belgium Koksjide. This course has a lot of sand. I did a few spins in the sand before hand but this wasn’t enough. Also this had to be the coldest day in a Bike. It was to cold to snow. Last year I rode a race … Continue reading Training in the Sand For Koksjide
I had planned 4hrs on the local Bunrun today. Weather was against that with it lashing. Forecast had it to clear up but it never did. I decided to get out and ride at 300 watts avg for the 2hrs. His would keep he heat in on the wet lanes. Also something to aim for … Continue reading Wet Wednesday
So the last few weeks have been pure chaos. Dad, aka Big Brian, had been fighting cancer from Christmas time. And on the 15th he lost that fight. Asbestos. Ok fucker of a disease. To see a man that could ride 100 miles with no issues to be unable to even shave. Though through all … Continue reading Chaos few weeks.
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 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