Category Archives: Cycling

Tour of Ards

Having squeezed in a short ride then home for a shower and some Breakfast it was off to the Penninsula with my trusty Nikon to Photograph the Armstrong Auctions, Tour of Ards Cycle race. Around 80 top quality Cyclists started … Continue reading

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Saturday short n sharp spin

I awoke to a very hard frost but a nice bright, dry Morning. Today was the Tour of Ards Cycle race which I wanted to Photograph but it started at 11am which would not leave me much time to squeeze … Continue reading

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Creak, creak, creak

So on Tuesday’s longer Bicycle ride over towards the Mourne Mountains I was aware of an annoying creaking sound coming from the drivetrain area somewhere. This Morning I pulled the non-driveside crank arm off, cleaned it and the bearings and … Continue reading

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Nice n steady

An early spin before the forecasted Rain swept in. Just an eighteen mile spin at a steady but not too hard effort, just enough to not build any extra fatigue.

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Terrific Tuesday, Steady, sunny spring solo

It seems like forever since I last undertook a longer distance Bicycle ride which is indicative of the prolonged cold temperatures and bad weather this Winter. But today started dry and sunny despite the heavy overnight frost and so today … Continue reading

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Another short Windy Spin

A leisurely Morning followed by an early lunch then straight out on the Bicycle for another short spin battling the very strong wind. The prolonged dry spell continued and for once the Sun was also out. Dry roads and sunshine, … Continue reading

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Windy, windy, windy and freezing

An extremely Windy day and below freezing temperatures feeling even colder due to the Wind chill factor. But the plus side of all that Wind was that the roads were lovely and dry so mid-afternoon I put on some layers … Continue reading

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Nocturnal spin

Straight home from Work and straight out on the stress reliever aka the summer bike for a short spin in the fading light. As I started out the Legs were sluggish, heavy, still fatigued from my efforts in the Weekends … Continue reading

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First Sportive of the Year

After all day Rain yesterday I awoke this Morning to a Blanket of Fog, the Roads still saturated from yesterdays Rain. I had an entry in for the Spring Sixty Sportive up in Camlough, South Armagh, and thought the visibility … Continue reading

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A struggle in the Sunshine

A very heavy overnight Frost was followed by a crisp bright Morning and a Weather forecast of dry, sunny spells until evening, it was too tempting to ignore so I booked a half day annual leave from the day job … Continue reading

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