6 Results for tag: hill climbing

La Marmotte 2012 Report

La Marmotte 2012 Report by Joe Flynn Like the amphetamined fuelled, white knuckled ride of Dean Morriarty’s and Sal Paradise’s boot to the floor exit from New Orleans, pumping every ounce of juice out of their 1949 Hudson in Jack Keraouc’s On The Road, we gunned out of Lyon pepped up on power bars and isotonic energy drinks, all leaning forward to ... More

Tour de Burren 2012 Report

What a brutal day. The weather decided to turn its nasty face westwards today as six Tiernans riders signed on for the tour de burren. Strong southerlies, persistent rain, some of it heavy enough to strip the colour off my fake tan, and roads that make you wish for the cobbles of Roubaix contrived to make this a tough day out. ... More

Tour of Sligo 6th May

The An Post Tour of Sligo will be held this Sunday 6th May and is the first of the An Post Cycle Series that are held in high regard with stunning routes and fantastic organisation. If anyone is heading up to Sligo for this feel free to leave a comment below. If you have space in your car consider car pooling to share the petrol costs. Visit http://www... More

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

Hill Climb Training for Beginner – Intermediate Part 1

If you think your Ireland's answer Marco Pantani then this guide may not be for you. It's an easy guide to climbing better for people who struggle in the hills. In many Irish leisure events there are two main factors that make it a "challenge". That is distance and hills. All events, no matter how enjoyable, tend to have their dark times for many riders. ... More

Tour de Burren 2011 Report & Photos

It's the light that makes it's way through the drawn curtains that sets the tone for a day. The colour gives clues as to what lies ahead and triggers the questions that will make their way through your head for the coming day. It was dull and the tap tap tap of rain dripping from unmended gutters informed my senses of the wet suit potential for the day. ... More