Monday, 8 August 2011

Tough day yesterday!

The Hilly is one serious event and is definitely not misnamed.

I really, really suffered, so much so that my grand plans for the 125 got revised down to the Hilly 85.
2 punctures before the lunch stop and one after did nothing for my happiness either.

Embarking on this after a bout of viral illness ( doctor speak for "your guess is as good as mine") and no training for seven weeks was sheer madness.

Sadly I didn't get to meet up with Brian or Philip - I hope they got on better than me!

The route is below, 66.03 miles, 1,745m elevation gain and 2700 calories.
Garmin Connect route

The sharp brained amongst you will see that 85km is NOT 66.03miles - NO comments about the 10mile diversion to Seaforde please! We were in a group of 8 and missed the turn!!!!

I will attempt this again next year - hopefully with plenty of hill prep and few [team-lard] companions.

Friday, 5 August 2011

AllanU gets back in the saddle

Dromara - 'hinch - Hillsborough - Dromara by allanu2 at Garmin Connect - Details

1st August 2011.
After a 6 week hiatus, I dug deep and found the motivation to pull my sorry rear into the saddle.
Why the hiatus I hear you all scream ( I wish ).
Two reasons, 1. I am a lazy computer junkie and 2. I forgot that on the 7th August I had agreed to partake in the Dromara Cycling Club Hilly 125.

The Hilly 125 has run for the past 23 years. It is regarded as one of the best and toughest cycling events in Ireland.

Am I ready for this challenge? NO!
Will I finish it? DUNNO!
Am I certifiable for trying? YES!

And so it begins....

Fashionably late to the party, I have started a blog.

I have often thought of doing this, but always talk myself out of it.
Generally the rational side of my brain tells me that no-one would want to read about my exploits or thoughts.
I suspect that is true! But no matter, as with many aspects of my life, I will plough on regardless.

I am quite confident that this blog will go the same way as millions of other spur of the moment blogs and be ignored, slowly dying until it is lost and forgotten.

Time will tell.