Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Doolough Wind will blow and I will go slow

Another dry, sunny, warm and very windy day in Conamara. I packed the bike in to the Car and drove over to Leenan to take a Cycle along the Mayo side of Killary Fjord up along the Delphi fishery in … Continue reading

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Round to Roundstone then back up Sky road

The Wind has returned but the dry, warm, sunny weather clings on… how rare is this in the West of Ireland! Having enjoyed the smooth tarmac along the Ballynahinch system yesterday I decided to cycle it again today, this time … Continue reading

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Ballynahinch Castle and Inagh Valley

Today was one of those days where every hill crested and every corner turned led to yet another perfect postcard photo opportunity. The roads were dry, the strong winds were back, the road surface superb as I cycled along the … Continue reading

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I feel the need, the need for speed

I had a little video Camera attached to the handlebars of my Bicycle during the 2017 Tour de Connemara Sportive on Saturday. Here is a short video clip from near the end of the 140KM route.

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Exploring off the beaten path

Despite a heavy mileage day yesterday at the Tour de Connemara and almost thirty miles this morning on the Phoenix Cycling Club recovery spin, I couldn’t resist going out another Cycle in the Afternoon to make the most of the … Continue reading

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Sky Road and Cleggan

The traditional post Tour de Connemara spin on the Sunday Morning for Phoenix Cycling Club has become a loop of Sky road then out through Claddaghduff to Cleggan and back to Clifden. This Morning we rolled out of Clifden at … Continue reading

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2017 Tour de Connemara

Today was the annual Tour de Connemara Cycling Sportive, my second time riding in the event. Last year I Cycled around the 140KM route with a group from my Phoenix Cycling Club. The club were down in force again this … Continue reading

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Sky Road

After the long drive down to Clifden in County Galway for Tomorrow’s Tour de Connemara Sportive I got on the Bicycle and went for a gentle Cycle along the scenic, Sky Road to flush the stiffness out of the legs … Continue reading

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Recovery ride

Another beautiful warm, sunny, dry evening, too good to stay in the house so I ventured out along the Comber Greenway and back for a nice gentle recovery cycle including a lap around a local pond on a loose gravel … Continue reading

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Empty Legs

A really warm, sunny evening and I couldn’t resist venturing out after Work for another Bike ride. Whether it was the tough head wind on the way out or whether all the miles of the previous few days had caught … Continue reading

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