6 Results for month: 04/2013

Tour of Flanders 2013 – Part 5

An account of our adventures in Flanders 2013 by Mick Dempsey On a long descent I passed Dean and was on my own for a while. Soon after Siobhán joined me. Dean and Emmet were behind us, and I was sure Brian, Dave and Seamus were home and hosed at this point. Darkess began to fall – it was a bit disconcerting to see them dismantling the Red Cross ... More

Tour of Flanders 2013 – Part 4

An account of our adventures in Flanders 2013 by Mick Dempsey Ahead of us lay the Koppenberg. I had heard so much about this hill, I actually couldn’t wait to get cracking on it. The first thing I noticed about the Koppenberg is how narrow it is…very, you’d fit two bikes only it seems to me. But the way it is paved, with a pronounced camber on both ... More

Tour of Flanders 2013 – Part 3

An account of our adventures in Flanders 2013 by Mick Dempsey We pushed on – at this stage, the main concern was the cold – I found it bitterly cold, and the fat thermal hiking gloves I was wearing was making it extremely difficult to adhere to Brian’s recommendation of one bar every 20kms or whatever it was. There were big enough bunches on the ... More

Tour of Flanders 2013 – Part 2

An account of our adventures in Flanders 2013 by Mick Dempsey SSo, the next morning we met up in the main square in Bruges at 6.50am. With Brian’s advice ringing in our ears, we had stuffed snickers, nutri bars, assorted pieces of fruit cake and anything other energy-rich product we could find in our pockets. I would estimate that, in normal circumst... More

Tour of Flanders 2013 – Part 1

An account of our adventures in Flanders 2013 by Mick Dempsey Having been inspired by our Chairman’s accounts of battles in Flanders in previous years, I decided to test myself this year in the Tour of Flanders, having decided last year that my performances in the high mountains during the Étape might suggest that I am not a Grand Tour rider, and that ... More

ICL Training Night

Inter Club League training night - Thursday 18th April, Maldorn Hotel, Tallaght, 18:30 We’re organising a training spin next Thursday night, 18th April, for all the inter club league riders. Think it would be good to get everyone together, especially the newbies, for a group spin in advance of the league kicking off on Thursday 25th April. Plan is ... More