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Bike noises

Posted: July 8, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Bicycle maintainance I'm sure most people reading this blog can sympathise. In an ideal world, we all want that bicycle that gives off as much noise as the proverbial church mouse, in reality it's not always the case. [...]

Sliabh Luachra Sportive

Posted: June 29, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

The cycling sportive season is well and truly under way. Compared to when I first got into to club cycling about 6 years ago, there is certainly a great variety, with a sportive or "charity" cycle on offer nearly every weekend from now until October. Back in the day it was more or less expected that a cycling club did their yearly sportive, throw in the Ring of Kerry for the charity side of things and that was it. So times have changed with lots of organisations getting in on the act. But is more really better? [...]

Flirting with Carrauntuoohil

Posted: June 2, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

A back road adventure. For the club I'm riding with, The Chain Gang CC, it's exciting times for almost half the members. In just a couple of weeks, sunny climbs and alpine mountains await, as they head to France to conquer those gruelling Tour de France show case peaks. For the rest of the club it's a case of battling through this "cold, wet and windy" snap and enjoying things as best we can. [...]

Blowing away the Xmas calories

Posted: December 27, 2014 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

All about getting out and back into it! It's that time of the year when, dare I say, the average person has been dubbed into thinking that Christmas isn't Christmas unless they've eaten enough calories  to keep the whole of Lusaka burping into the New Year. Then come January our corporate big brother slaps us on the wrist and tells us the way to go is via weight watchers, 2 kg dumb bells, big rubber balls, skipping ropes and a list of gym membership offers, that would keep a young Arnold Schwartenegger drooling until June. [...]

30 Days and 30 Cycles: Day 5

Posted: June 14, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

Day 5, the first of the wet days of the challenge and I literally got soaked wet. I ended up doing nearly 13 miles and was very glad to get home. I headed for Ardfert, and came back to Tralee via The Spa. Route was as follows: [...]