Monthly Archives: March 2018

Keeping all the Matches in the Matchbox

Pushing hard efforts on a Bicycle is often referred to as burning a Match, and you only have a finite amount of Matches to burn before you run out of energy. Todays Bike ride was a nice steady spin keeping … Continue reading

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Tell me why, I don’t like Mondays

As Monday Mornings go, I have definitely had many, many, worse ones than this. Two and a half hours on the Bicycle, pushing relatively hard for the first 40 minutes or so then just spinning easily in sight-seeing mode for … Continue reading

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Sunny Sunday

Another lovely dry, sunny day, with a strong Northerly wind blowing. I clipped in to the pedals and set off through Dundonald, up the greengraves road across to Bradshaws Brae through Netownards and out the Portaferry coast road. I was … Continue reading

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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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Short Afternoon spin

A short spin in the Afternoon to spin the legs over, out through Dundonald on the Newtownards road, it was intended to be an easy spin to loosen the legs up but due to lane restrictions for roadworks I had … Continue reading

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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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