Monthly Archives: August 2018

Phoenix CC Rubble group

At least a year must have past since I last went out for a group ride with the “Rubble” group of Phoenix Cycling Club, a group consisting mostly of the more elderly Club members but open to all. I fancied … Continue reading

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Cross is boss

A short, fun spin today on the Cyclocross Bike messing around on the Gravel trails and Woodland in the various Belfast Parks.

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Zone 2

A short spin up the Greenway to Comber then out the Ballydrain road and Ringneill road all against the Wind then turn around and repeat this time with a tailwind. A grey old afternoon with a strong breeze and temperatures … Continue reading

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Chasing goals

For this Evening’s Bicycle ride I set out with one target in mind, the hill climb in Holywood known as Creighton’s Green road from Browns brae road. I haved climbed this road numerous times, it never gets easier. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Abort, abort, abort!

The Weather was definitely more Autumnal this Morning yet the forecast for the lunchtime temperatures were quite a few degrees higher so Cycling kit choice today was going to be tricky. Finding the balance between being chilly versus overheating later … Continue reading

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Physical and Mental test of endurance

Ever bitten off more than you can chew? That is exactly how I was feeling at times on this Bicycle ride from Belfast up to the Kingdom of Mourne and back home. It is not that the ride was too … Continue reading

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Holywood shakes

The plan for today’s Bicycle ride was a good, steady but hard, two hours in zone 2, a susutainable effort providing you keep yourself fuelled and hydrated. I set off up through Dundonald and along the main road to Comber. … Continue reading

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Gentle little spin at dusk

After a chilled out day resting up from yesterdays wind battering I decided to venture out this evening for a nice easy spin just to stop the legs stiffening up as often happens when I take a complete day off … Continue reading

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Wind battered Cycle to Slieve Croob

Saturday Morning so time for the Phoenix CC Saturday group spin. Looking at the Weather forecast and a glance out the Window confirmed it was a very Windy day. I was hoping to ride with the faster B1 group but … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Showers and lots of Wind resistance training

A sunny day with plentiful rain showers and an ever present strong wind which made for tough going on the Bicycle but good training all the same. Out through Dundonald in to Millmount and a climb up the Greengraves road … Continue reading

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