6 Results for tag: dublin mountains

Hill Climb Training for Beginner – Intermediate Part 2

This is the second part on how to climb better for sportif and touring events Seated or Standing? Stay mostly seated as standing generally uses more energy and should be kept for harder efforts, steeper sections and stretching out on a long climb. When you get out of the saddle beware of "kick-back". This is when you lose momentum and the bike goes ... More

Club Spin 31st March (2)

While temperatures had dropped considerably it didn’t deter the hardy annuals from taking in some good quality climbing.(Richie, Paul, Michael, Martin and myself.) The first assent of the day was Kilmashogue Lane, scene of the 2011 National Hill Climb Championships. This set the scene for the remainder of the spin!! A relatively short climb circa 2km ... More

Club Spin March 31st

Back when St Tiernans C.C. was one of the biggest clubs in the country it was not uncommon for me to be riding in a group that had more female riders than males. You may think that we had hundreds of female members at that time but in reality I was young, single and would often spend my time showing my limited skills to the female section of our club. ... More

Club Spin 3rd March

Back in my day Parkvale was the starting point for our weekly spins so it was great to get back to the Southside of the city to go bike riding down into Wicklow. It was a fine spring morning and a large number of riders turned up for a stretch of the legs. After the usual preliminaries and small talk the groups split into 2 and the touring group (Andy, ... More

Club Spin 18th Feb

After last week's great turnout for the Pre-spin Marshalling course, we once again met in the spiritual home of St. Tiernan's Cycling and Adventure Club. It was an unexpectedly nice morning as we assembled in Park Vale. After belting over, I was too out of breath to participate on the route discussion and was delighted to hear we'd be heading towards ... More

Club Spin Feb 25th

Well what a day for a bike ride. Cool, sunny and dry. Perfect for Wicklow hills. After Mr. Hayden gave a club briefing on appropriate marshalling for the inter club league, the touring or step up group rolled for Enniskerry with a plan to press on to Kilmacanogue and home via Bray. Robbie and Charlie proposed an alternative so instead we stayed off busy ... More