This 79 Kilometre route has everything a good cycle should, it’s a good distance, has some great scenery and a tough climb to boot. This route also takes in part of County Cork and passes some very historic terrain.
Archive for November, 2010
At the moment I am taking a series of yoga classes as a means of keeping myself flexible and strong during what is looking likely to be a long winter. I have to say that even after the first few sessions I find myself benefitting from it. Yoga is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years.
The Annual Killorglin Hamper Cycle will take place on the 12th of Dec at 10am with more details to be announced later.
Cycling Ireland have published their Draft Calendar for 2011. Looks interesting and worth a read. Also of not farther down the page is that Cycling Ireland are keeping the A4 category, nice!
I went mountain biking with a few mates to Ballyhoura on Saturday. It was my first real attempt at mountain biking on trails and off of the road and I have to say that I loved every second of it. Getting there from Tralee was a fair journey but well worth it. Advice route wise it to concentrate on getting to Kilmallock, from there it is straightforward enough to find.
Even though you might describe yourself as a “fine-weather-cyclist”, I’m sure you get caught in the rain from time to time like I do. A recent 3 hour spin in mostly rainy weather prompted me to write this as it can take a bit of experience to be able to cycle in the rain and keeping warm and safe and this was very noticable as lacking in some of the people I was cycling with.
Might seem a fairly easy question to ask but not one that is answered without a bit of thought. Cycling in the dark is a great way to keep fit over the winter but one that can prove to be much more dangerous and stressful that cycling during daylight hours. The most important factors of course are being seen and seeing what is in front of you.
Here are some very amateur videos I took from the Kerry County Championship in September. You can get a full breakdown of event here.
This 46 Kilometer route is simply spectacular. It leaves Dingle and heads west out the Dingle Peninsula with views beyond compare and a route that is perfect for cycling on any type of bike. The road can be narrow at times but the surface is mostly in good condition.
Leaving Dingle Town head westward following sign’s for Ventry. Ventry is a small village roughly 8K from Dingle made most famous in recent times for Páidi Ó Sé’s pub which has had many a famous vistor since it opened in 1985. The last time I cycled pass this it was too tempting not to go in, it was a cold day and the fire was on and the craic was mightly. Be warned!