“Look, just stick at it! If ye keep up top and in the mix something might open up for you one week. Stop thinking about trying to win, start thinking of giving yourself the best chance of winning and if it doesn’t work out you know you gave your best. Some days that’s not going … Continue reading Every Second Counts
The craic is back. Having rode in Oldcastle with no teammates and no familiar faces, I found the experience a bit of a dredge and felt a bit lost in the bunch. Not that you’d be having a full blown catch-up during a race but I’ve noticed the small even short bits of banter pre-race … Continue reading All around me are familiar faces
A few attempts have gone and come back. One guy is persisting with a solo effort but nobody is putting anything together to reel him in. If these persist the elastic will eventually snap and some move will eventually go away but for the meantime it’s the usual surge-stop-surge-stop. 3-4 surges and that’s it, there’s … Continue reading Take a long hard look at yourself
“Someone is going to be killed!” – Unnamed Strava Rider 26/08/2017 A tad dramatic but at times not a million miles away from what Saturdays race felt like. I’ve raced this circuit before but it didn’t feel this sketchy. I haven’t felt unnerved after a race in a while, even with the races where I’ve … Continue reading “Someone is going to be Killed!”
Just when I thought I had this racing craic all sussed out, everything I’d just figured literally got washed down the drain. Yesterday in conditions that could partly be described as biblical a miracle in A4 occurred, a break went (The first and only break) and unlike the poor sod who slid out in the … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?