Sunday, 2 March 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Just a quick post here, won't be too long so you can breath a sigh of relief.
Nothing much has happened since my last update on this, training is going well and I'm just beginning to put together the final preparations for my club's trip to Majorca in 16 days.
On the racing front I took part in the Clann Eireann Cup on St Patrick's Day.
It was an A3 race so there wasn't going to be any big hitters competing.
To cut a long story short I ended up finishing after 5 out of a possible 8 laps after mechanical problems and a fall on a slippy hill, wasn't the best race I've had but it's long season so I'm not panicking too much.
As for Majorca, I'm buzzing to get over to the island to get a week's quality training done, with plenty of miles and climbing to be added to the bank. Going over with the club so it'll be good craic at the same time.
Hoping to be let loose on the big climbs to see how I fare on them compared to the climbs we have in Dromara, so excitig times ahead!
That's all for now, I probably won't be updating this until after Majorca but keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for anything happening.
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I'd like to Compressport Uk for their continued support, their products have come in useful since the season starts. Thanks!
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Monday, 11 March 2013
To make up for lost time I'll just say that cycling wise I've had a good winter, plenty of cycling was done, went to the gym and also done a bit of snowboarding to mix up the training a bit. Didn't do any cyclo cross races this winter, just stuck to doing the rollers during the week along with gym work and out at the weekend putting more miles in the bank. A few days after Christmas I was hit with a nasty bout of man-flu which had me on my death bed for 10 days, spent New Years Eve on the sofa watching Jooles' Annual Hootenanny and feeling sorry for myself. Physically and mentally I couldn't move a muscle, so everything I had planned over the holidays had to take a step back and let nature/numerous doses of tablets and medicine take its course.
You're probably wondering where I done the snowboarding. Where? My house. For a week I opened Slieve Croob Ski Centre after Mother Nature decided to do the dirty on us and drop a blanket of snow over the country, leaving me to get the snowboards out and go exploring around the golden hills of Dromara for some steep slopes. Ventured onto Slieve Croob most days were there jumps and drops to ping off, great craic to say the least.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
A Champion: By Brian Ford
A Champion isn't someone that always comes in first,
A Champion isn't someone that is the best,
A Champion isn't someone that tells how good he or she is,
A Champion isn't someone that has to be a champion.
A Champion is somone that has the heart to come in first,
A Champion is someone that tries his or her hardest to become the best,
A Champion is someone that shows, not tells, how good he or she is,
A Champion is someone who is already a champion,
because he or she has already accomplished their goals.
A Champion is someone that strives to become
better, stronger, faster, harder to beat.
Yes, alot of you can say you are a winner,
but are you a champion?
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
I'm sure you have all heard in some form the scandal thats going on in the cycling world now as regards to doping. I'm not fluent in being able to speak about it, I don't know all the details but I do know that a lot of secrets have came out in the last few months. I'm 16 and don't really want to be involved in it. I just want to ride my bike.
But knowing that a man who was a hero of mine since I started cycling has been charged with doping has made me wonder how Lance Armstrong kept a clear conscience for all those years, surviving cancer and winning 7 Tour de Frances isn't so something an average person could accomplish in their lifetime. At first I thought it was a load of crap about Armstrong doping , but after seeing so many people on Twitter and other places talking about it and hearing stories from his ex-team mates I'm beginning to have second thoughts. My question is, why? Why did he do it? Surely he couldn't have been that scared of losing if he felt the need to use performance enhancing drugs? Imagine how his wife and children must feel.
And also, with Rabobank pulling the plug on a sponsorship deal lasting 17 years due to doping, will other sponsors follow suit?
I know I may not know every last detail on what has happened recently, but if, and I hope, you are a professional cyclist reading this, I have a question for you: Why the hell would you dope? Surely the reason you are a pro in the first place is purely because of your talent and natural ability, something many young cyclists like myself dream of having. Do you want to loose your supporters through your wrong doing? My message here simple: Wind your neck in and ride clean!
PS feel free to leave a comment on this post, I'd like to know how I done on this post.