We are born with a body than can cope with almost anything, it’s our minds we have to convince…. AdvertisementsRead More The Journey Begins
It’s been quite an interesting journey so far, a tough, hard journey but a real learning curve none the less. I haven’t just learned more about cycling, but also about myself, others and an all manner of things. Firstly, let me explain a bit about Paris-Brest-Paris as I’m often asked what it is, so in […]Read More The road to PBP…….!
I’ve ridden quite a few 200’s and 300’s over the years, I have also ridden some 400’s and a 500, but to be honest none of them could prepare me for this, my first 600k… The Connaught 600. This would be RRTY #9 and the longest of the PBP qualifiers that I have to do. The […]Read More The Connaught 600….
Where am I going?…. I don’t know….Where am I heading …. I ain’t certain…… all I know is I am on my way…..! So it begins, another Audax, another RRTY this one being number 8, and a PBP qualifier to boot. A step up from the usual 200’s that is the Midlands 300, a supposedly […]Read More They call the wind mariah…..
Once more I find myself questioning my sanity as at silly o’clock I’m again driving in driving rain (sic) to the start of another Audax, this time its one called Gimmie Shelter; its a 200k route covering parts of East Cork and West Waterford and whilst I’ve heard the road offers stunning views along the coastline, […]Read More Gimme Shelter 200 (RRTY #7)
As another Audax year draws to a close, I start to ponder on the highs and lows of the year gone past and I don’t just mean the hills! Audax is not a competition, to me it’s about personal gains and triumphs as opposed to ego fuelled pissing contests. Don’t get me wrong, in bike […]Read More ‘Tis the season to put on mudguards…
It’s been a while since my last blog and as I sit here at my keyboard pondering what to write, listening to the remnants of Storm Diane raging outside and being glad I’m not out in it, my mind turns to cycling, as it usually does! So for the non cyclists among you, prepare to […]Read More I was perched outside in the pouring rain….
I’ve noticed there a lot of blogs out there about cycling long distance and Audax which recite successful rides, these I enjoy reading very much but I’m always left wondering about those people who didn’t finish and their experiences…. well this is one of those …. namely mine! The Mile Failte is a 1200 kilometre […]Read More Close but no cigar….