Tag Archives: Ballygowan

Good day, good route, poor performance

Another decent day to get out on the Bicycle and a good brisk pace up through Dundonald to Comber on the main road, it felt easy, maybe I had a tailwind? From Comber I kept to the main road up … Continue reading

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Club Championship road race

Another beautiful toasty warm Evening and another Phoenix CC club championship race near Saintfield. I took a steady spin up the Greenway to Comber and out the Ballydrain road then around the Ballyglighorn road and Quarry road up in to … Continue reading

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Phoenix CC Vets and Ladies Club Championships

This Evening was the Phoenix CC Vets and Ladies Club Championships road race around the Jacobs ladder Circuit at Saintfield better known to Motorcycle racing enthusiasts as the old Temple 100 Course, with the exception that the Cycle race runs … Continue reading

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Short n sharp

A full one and a half days rest and recovery since my solo century and after waiting until the slightly cooler evening after the raw heat of the day it was back on the Saddle and out for a short … Continue reading

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Going long

Two and a half days off the Bike to rest the body followed by an easy spin last Night, today was the day to give the Legs a solid workout. A long endurance spin at a sensible, sustainable effort, the … Continue reading

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Chance encounters

A nice steady spin up the Comber Greenway then the Hillsborough road and Ballycreely road around to Moneyreagh and down in to Ballygowan. Lovely dry roads and hazy sunshine only a headwind to irk me but at least it would … Continue reading

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Phoenix CC easy spin for ice cream

Finally a Blue Sky, dry roads, sunny Morning and the weather forecast was for more of the same all day long before the Rain returns overnight. It was a chilly start as I clipped in to the Pedals and cycled … Continue reading

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Tour of County Down

I set out this Morning with ambitions of Cycling my first imperial Century ride this Year with a route that would take me up to Newcastle, through Bryansford up over Spelga, back down to Kilkeel and home. As I set … Continue reading

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Foggy, Drizzly Coastal

I was planning to get up and get out for a ride with my Phoenix Cycling Club this Morning but Andrea a local Romanian Girl whom I have ridden with a few times contacted me and asked me to take … Continue reading

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The C group

This Morning’s ride choices were a Sportive in Armagh, a different Sportive in Lisburn, a solo cycle or out for a group spin with my Cycling Club. I eventually settled for the latter option but by the time I had … Continue reading

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