15 Results for month: 07/2012

Club Spin Report – July 7th

By Brian Hayden What is it the pros say “a bad day at the office” not that I am comparing myself to the mighty men of the pro peloton but this is what happen to me on the spin last Saturday. Heading out to meet the lads (there were a few new riders I have not had the pleasure to ride with yet) I was looking forward to a good day on the bike. The plan ... More

l’Étape du Tour Daily Blog – Thursday

by Barry Doyle Cryotherapy and Sun Finally we caught a break today. The day started overcast with the first splashes of light rain evident from our "depart" in Argeles-Gazost. We were joined by some new riders today including partime St Tiernans member John Brennan. There was a stark contrast between those of us who had two days riding done ( tired, ... More

l’Étape du Tour Daily Blog – Wednesday

by Barry Doyle The weather here has been miserable for the last two days. All those romantic notions of ascending to summits that stretch as far as the eye can see, in 30 degrees heat, have been reduced to views of mist and clouds sweeping across your path. This may appear to be of little concern to the reader but the reality of this bites hard when ... More

l’Étape du Tour Daily Blog – Tuesday

by Barry Doyle An Education What have we gotten ourselves into. Only Kevin and Dave knew what was in store and even then we sensed some unease. Today was a lesson. A class in what we do not know about climbing, a tutorial in how small the mountains are at home and a grind in the grim reality of the Pyrenees. Brendan Bonnie described it as the Hurt Box. ... More

l’Étape du Tour Daily Blog – Monday

by Barry Doyle Prologue Intimidating isn't the word, frightening, awesome, inspiring. Crammed into a minibus we looked on, as two hours into our journey south, the Pyrenees loomed large. Six months after signing on for the Etape Act II we are finally here. The long hard days of training are coming to conclude with the daunting goal of stage 16 of the tour ... More

l’Étape du Tour Daily Blog

Our crew of club hard men and l'Étape veteran Kevin McNamee are making their way to France today to prepare for the epic l'Étape du Tour Act II. They are going post here daily on their cycling adventures the Pyrenees throughout the week. A tough challenge faces them next Saturday as they start in Pau then the course takes on Col d’Aubisque and Col du ... More

Cycling Bargains This Week

Cycling deals on the web this week:... More