Tag Archives: Ballygowan

Scenic County Down

Up early, kit on, Bicycle sorted and out the door earlier than normal to benefit from traffic free roads. The plan was to head out against the Wind, tackle a lot of hills and then turn for home on flatter … Continue reading

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Solo Saturday

Saturday Morning and after a longer lie on the Pillow than normal left me too late to go on the Club spin, so a solo Cycle was the order of the day. Bar the Wind it was a near perfect … Continue reading

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Gentle spin

This Morning I set off for the House of Sport to join the Weekend Saturday Morning, Phoenix CC, Club spin. The intention was to ride as easy as possible all Morning to save energy to get out again on Sunday … Continue reading

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Back on local lanes

Thursday was to be my last day in Clifden but the Weather turned damp and even Windier and I saw that the Weather forecast for Friday was much better. Rather than waste Friday’s good Weather travelling home I came home … Continue reading

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Chilly Evening at the Races

I took a reasonably gentle spin out to the Lisbane / Ballygowan area tonight to watch a Cycle race hosted by Ards CC. It was a beaut Sunny Evening but a distinct chill in the air. Being Bicycle mounted myself … Continue reading

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Windy, Sunny, Warm

Another wonderful Sunny day but the Wind had picked up big time making forward progress a doddle or a burden depending on which direction you were travelling. Due to the strong Wind I left the Summer Bike and its deep … Continue reading

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Sunny Slieve Croob

What a day for a Bike ride, ‘Wall-toWall’ Sunshine, dry roads and not too bad winds, mostly 🙂 I decided that County Down would be the destination and specifically an ascent of Slieve Croob from the Castlewellan side. I had … Continue reading

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Early Bird, wet n windy, solo spin

The Weather forecast for the Weekend was less than favourable 🙁 but looking at the Satelite Weather Map there appeared to be an hour or two in the early Morning with no Rain 🙂 I set an early alarm clock, … Continue reading

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Making Hay while the Sun shines

Earlier in the Week the Weather forecast looked promising for midweek, I thought about booking a day off from Work for Wednesday but did not book it and of course Wednesday was lovely bright sunshine all day long, though very … Continue reading

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Chilly Crossgar

With Ice in the puddles at the side of the Road there would have been no shame in staying on the Sofa or Cycling indoors on the Turbo trainer aka the ‘Hamster Wheel‘. But despite the bitter cold the roads … Continue reading

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