Day 21 and this evening was a supposed relaxed spin with the club. Setting out with the best of intentions to take it easy does not guarantee that it will remain so. From a gentle start some of us got impatient and headed off for some lively cycling. Ended up with a nice 31 miles this evening. Left Tralee and headed off towards Farranfore and Castleisland and back to Tralee. Tomorrow will be an easy day before the Ring of Kerry on Saturday.
Archive for June, 2011
Today was the Kerry Time Trial Championship which was organized by Killorglin Cycling Club in association with www.ibike.ie and starting in Tralee. It was 20K and the same route as the Kerry Time Trial League, so from Ballycarthy Roundabout to Castleisland and back. There were 19 starters and I was off in position number 8. The outward journey had the wind to my back and the first 10K was covered in 14 minutes but turning at the roundabout for the return was a real eye opener with a cold and lively breeze straight into my face. I really suffered on the way home and ended up with a time of 33:46 for the 20K and ended up finishing mid table. A bit disappointing considering my last time (33:04) but I am happy that every ounce of energy was left on the road and I could not have given any more.
The Radio Kerry Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle – 112 miles of pedal power raising funds for local charities
Tyres are pumped, padded shorts are ready, water bottles are being filled and most likely some prayers are being said. The 28th annual Radio Kerry Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle gets underway at 6am this Saturday, July 2nd starting from the Racecourse, Ross Road, Killarney. Over 4,000 cyclists from all over Ireland and beyond have already registered on line for the 112 mile leisure cycle on one of Kerry’s most picturesque routes.
Legs felt good this morning after a couple of days doing handy spins today so more of an effort was put in to today’s 18 miles around Blennerville, Caherleheen, Flemby and back to Tralee. Tested myself on a few short sharp climbs and feel ready for road for the Kerry Time Trial Championships tomorrow evening. Bring it on!
Day 18 and another handy one round tralee town on the mountain bike, another recovery spin and 12 miles on the clock, ready to start upping is slowely again tomorrow.
Today was a handy spin with just 10 miles on the clock. Resting my legs for the Kerry Time Trial Championships this coming wednesday. Legs feeling tired so trying to get the most out of some recovery time. Headed off round The Kerries, Blennerville and Back into Tralee again.
On with the second half of the challenge and a mild and breezy Saturday provided the backdrop for a beautiful 20 miles out towards Ballyheigue, Kilmoyley and back home via Ardfert.
Today was day 15 and my legs were extremely tired both off the bike and on the bike. I took it as easy as possible to try and get some recovery into them before next week’s cycles. I headed off at a very leisurely pace towards The Kerries, Blennerville, Ballyard and back home. I finished up with a handy 10 miles on my mountain bike in a time that I would normally do 20 on a racing bike but I hope that the recovery day will do me good.
Half Way on the 30 day challenge an the following are my stats so far…
Miles Cycled: 298.85
Time on the Bike: 17 hours 37 minutes
Longest Spin: 63 miles (Currow CC Leisure Tour)
Fastest Spin: 23.8 mph (John Drumm Cup Race)
Today was day 14 and I cycled 40 miles on a fairly lively club spin. We headed towards Castleisland, Hedley’s Bridge, and back home via Lyrecrompane.
Legs were pretty tired this evening. Tomorrow will be another recovery day before hopefully some nice spins at the weekend.
Today was an uneventful 10 miles pedalling with tired legs and mostly into a headwind. Headed off around The Kerries, Blennerville, Ballyard and back to Tralee. There were a few attempts at rain but it held off thankfully. Unlucky for some but for me I was happy to get home dry.