Pouring rain, gusts of over 100kph and flooded roads, spring has arrived.
Blogs have been few and far between
recently and ordinarily this is a sign that I am going through a blue period where my training declines and my weight climbs. Not so on this occasion I have mostly be experiencing writers block.
Last weekend I managed to write a few lines and attach a few photos. I pressed the button to upload and minutes later I got a message saying that the upload failed and my post was nowhere to be found. I was too tired and frustrated to rewrite the passage and so in protest I have ignored WordPress for seven days
2014 gets underway. Managed to get out on the mountain bike for a short spin.
Christmas was busy and I didn’t manage much cycling. If I recall correctly I managed to cycle 100Km on Jan 1st last year. First weigh in of the year today.
1) Get to target weight by April first
2) Match millage from last year
3) Beat times on spins from last year
Beautiful mild Autumn weather means great cycles on the quiet country roads on North Cork.
The days getting shorter and the mornings darker but still great cycling to be had
Next thing on agenda is the route for the Tour de France and the announcement of L’etape du tour route. Rumours suggest Tourmalet/Hautacam but this would be a repeat of 2008. A start/finish in the same town would probably be too much to ask for again but the atmosphere and Craic in Annecy last year was brilliant
Settled in Dungarvan ready for my seventh Sean Kelly Tour. A great buzz around Dungarvan as always. Groups of friends and couples arriving with bikes and bags. Meet a group of cyclists from the Kilmallock cycling club staying in the Hotel.
Gear all laid out and ready, heading down town for a bite to eat and a pint