Category Archives: Training

Skin is waterproof

Skin is waterproof, but today’s ride showed that precious little else that I own is! A tough day, with rain and wind from the outset, and following on from 80 miles yesterday. Even so, it was a blow to see … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Testing weekend ahead

The weather here in Northern Ireland is looking good for the Bank Holiday weekend. I have planned to get a couple of good rides in my legs almost back to back by cycling to the Inishowen peninsula in Donegal on … Continue reading

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