Tag Archives: County Down

Wind 1 v 0 Derek

A Sunny Morning 🙂 with plentiful light Rain Showers and a relentless strong Wind 🙁 again I opted for the Winter Bike as its shallower rim depth Wheels are less of a handful in strong Wind. I set off up … Continue reading

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Carlingford Century

Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula is an area in the Republic of Ireland that has been on my Radar to Cycle for quite some time. So when I saw on the Phoenix Cycling Club message board that the B1 group … Continue reading

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Century ride

Cold temperatures and steady, light rain 🙁 greeted me as I clipped in to the Pedals and set off for a long day in the Saddle, the goal… to chalk off my first imperial Century Cycle of twenty seventeen. One … 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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Frosty & Sunny

A very heavy frost overnight had me umming and aaaing about whether to venture out early for the Saturday Phoenix Cycling club spin or delay my start by an hour to allow for a thaw and do a solo spin … Continue reading

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It will be fine they said, it will be dry they said

Well the Weather forecasts got it well and truly wrong today, it was meant to be a dry day, instead I got constant, light rain, interspersed with heavier rain. It rained from I left the House and it was still … Continue reading

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Solo Saturday

With a lot of my regular Phoenix Cycling Club members off to Westport for a Weekend of Cycling and Craic I decided against Cycling over to the House of Sport to meet up with the rest of the Phoenix crew … Continue reading

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Sunny Tour of Down

Sunday Evening I just appened to catch the Weather forecast for the Week ahead and it was giving warm temperatures and lots of Sun for Tuesday so as soon as I got in to Work on Monday Morning I booked … Continue reading

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Tour of the North

Friday Evening I took the trusty Nikon down the Peninsula to Kirkistown Race Circuit for the opening stage of the 2016 Tour of the North Cycle Race, the Wind was blowing an absolute gale making life hard for the Cycle … Continue reading

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The Spring Sixty Sportive

Last August I rode in the Hog Run Sportive promoted by BCC Camlough and today I went back to Camlough for another, shorter, Sportive, the Spring Sixty. At ‘only‘ Sixty Kilometres I very nearly didn’t enter as I didn’t think … Continue reading

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