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
So a few years back we started the ball rolling with Stormont regarding a cyclocross race. The area's that we wanted to use was well out of bounds, a big NO NO. We were shown another area of Stormont that we never knew existed. Lovely area but wouldn't have worked as a cyclocross course. At … Continue reading Throwback: We got to see Stormont Castle
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 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
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