Category Archives: Tips

Ring of Kerry Checklist

Posted: June 8, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 1

Aside from having your training done, being prepared and having the right tools and ensuring that you have the right nutrition on the day will help you get through a long cycle like the Ring Of Kerry in good shape. You: Preparing for cycling a distance that you have not covered before is something that can be quite daunting. However if you have a reasonably good condition and mindset and have prepared well enough, you should be able for it. [...]

Using a Mountain Bike on the Road?

Posted: June 8, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

If you have a mountain bike that you mostly use on the road, consider changing to slick/road tyres from your existing knobbly mountain bike tyres. The traditional mountain bikes tyres are generally not made for road use, especially when you plan on covering some long distance spins. Changing your tyres will decrease your rolling resistance on the road and make travelling by road on a mountain bike feel like less work. Before buying your new tyres, check your existing tyres to get your wheel size, it is normally 26 inches on a standard mountain [...]