In 2005 Kinning Cycles & I ventured to Belguim. The Homeland of cycling, never mind cyclocross. I was the only rider to race as another club member pulled out at the last moment. This passion funded from racing the World Cup the year before at Miltion Keynes. I took on GP Hasselt, part of the … Continue reading Throwback: Racing in Belgium 2015 (Hasselt & Koksijde)
Not much pedalling done this week. Bit of a head cold. Power cranks fitted. Not power meters. Some cyclocross coaches appearing out of the wood work, some that haven't even ridden a cross bike never mind raced a cross bike. 3 hour spin on Sunday around coastal path and then up through Leadminds.
So each season I sit down look at the calendar and work some sort of scheduled out. Pick the races I'd like to do and note the ones I can't make. Obviously, life can affect this as we go, sickness, work and family life. It's a good idea to look at the season, work … Continue reading Cyclocross schedule
Cuchulainn Cycling Club are running Thursday night cross races. I didn't know what to expect but headed down with Lee Harvey to use as a training event. There are 12 events over 12 weeks, all fully booked. Arrived to a small field with a tight course built. Excellent use of the space by Karl Dolan. … Continue reading Cuchulainn Cycling Club Cross Races
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 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.