Well done to all who participated in the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle to Castleisland on Saturday 7th, close to 70 people took part. Weather was excellent for the venture. Congratulations especially to Sean Dowling and Aidan O Halloran, the youngest participants, who were well up for the challenge. Thanks to the Gardai for their guidance throughout the cycle, Paul Byrne for driving the Cycle Control Car at a speed which he may not be used to!! Following a short break in Castleisland we returned home and the journey continued to The Windmill Bar where Tom Quane provided Tea/Coffee and hot food and a deserved drink, thanks Tom. An enjoyable day was had by all.
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The last day of this challenge and finished it off with an 18 mile cycle around Ardfert,Barrow, Fenit and back to Tralee via The Spa.
The second last day of the challenge and finally some break in the weather for a change. Took out the mountain bike and headed for Ardfert, The Spa before heading back to Tralee with a total of 12.5 miles on the clock.
Another wet day but still managed to get 28 miles in. Legs felt strongest today since hte Ring of Kerry spin and some life seems to be coming back into them. Went in the direction fo Farranfore, Ballyfinnane and home with a strong breeze at my back from Castlemaine.
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.
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.
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.
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.