Monthly Archives: May 2012

Every cloud…

…may have a silver lining, but it seemed that every cloud in Northern Ireland today was intent on dropping its contents on me as I headed for the Glens of Antrim on a long training run.  Of the first fifty … Continue reading

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Announcement

I knocked together a 30 second presentation promoting the rides during the week which was played in church this morning. Here is a link to it end2end presentation

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Cycle Touring 101

For the past three days I have been out on the bike, to see how ready I will be for multi-day touring.  The first two days had to be fitted in around work. On Monday I did 60 miles in … Continue reading

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Scary calculation!

So I  did some sums the other day, adding up the height of climbing involved in the two routes, and came up with the figure of 58,000 feet.  That’s twice the height of Mount Everest, from sea level! It shocked … Continue reading

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Ireland route update

Talking with Kevin, who will kindly be providing support for this trip, I now realise that travelling down to Mizen Head is going to take all day, so to then cycle almost 50 miles is a non starter. I have … Continue reading

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Good training run today

I revisited Slieve Croob this morning, almost a year to the day since I first cycled over it. I remember the panting and wheezing that accompanied my climb on that occasion, and the zigzagging from one side of the road … Continue reading

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Scottish trip firmed up

I wasn’t feeling great on Friday morning, so despite the sunshine, I decided not to go out for a ride. Instead I started doing research on places to stay. I had got all the way up to Thurso with my … Continue reading

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Damp end to weekend

On Sunday I got out for a short spin first thing in the morning, getting to Malin Head by 8.00 am. I was glad to find that my legs were not too weak after the previousl day’s exertions. The rest … Continue reading

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In Donegal

I made the decision this morning that I would cycle, despite not feeling 100%. My cold had not gone to my chest, so I reckoned that I would be ok. I set off from Belfast at 9.00 am, with the … Continue reading

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Scottish trip underway!

Slightly misleading title, perhaps, but I was able to book the train journey back from Thurso to Troon today, which was the crucial element, as I had to get the bike booked on as well. So now I have booked … Continue reading

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