WGC Day 2 – The silly one

Day #2 Distance 160.1 Mi, Moving Time 15:03:55, Climbing 8,061 ft, Ave Temp 6c 43F Day 2 dawned and I awoke happily warm and, remarkably, somewhat drier than when I’d wriggled into my little bivi cocoon 5 hours or so earlier. My weather check the day before had suggested that sunshine and unfavourable northeasterly winds were to …

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WGC Day 1 – The hilly one

Day #1 Distance: 163.8 mi,  Moving Time: 14:37:39,  Climbing: 14,934 ft (For perspective that is close to 3.5 times the height of Ben Nevis or ½ of mount Everest!),  Ave temp: 39f / 4c I can’t quite believe what I just wrote but, yes, a little over a week ago I actually rode all that and …

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Managing Weight Loss

Nutrition and diet is a massive subject with any number of highly qualified experts offering equal and opposite opinions as what we should eat and particularly what we should eat for athletic performance. I don’t claim to be any kind of an expert but I am able to report on what is working for me. …

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The Week That Was

It’s been a scenic week out on the road with plenty of photo moments. I’m currently training 5 days in 7. Monday and Tuesday’s workouts are on the trainer indoors and targeting very specific power zones and cadences for about an hour. Wednesday sees a longer 2-3hr ride on the road, again targeting particular power levels …

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The Bike

What am I riding for this adventure?   A Genesis Datum 2016 “10” edition. The version with the lowest equipment specification (There’s 10, 20 & 30, all with the same frame but different drivetrain and paint jobs). I rode this pretty much in it’s stock Shimano Tiagra setup from September till January other than changing …

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An introduction…

Greetings! My name is Chris Jackson and I’ve entered my first ever cycle race at age 57. Not your average event however, it’s- “The TransAtlanticWay race is a 2500 km, one stage, self-supported road bike race between Dublin and Cork via The Wild Atlantic Way.” I made this decision and signed up on the 29th September 2016 and …

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Why Age UK?

  This challenge of mine is supposed to be enjoyable rather than easy, in part it’s about pushing my limits and stepping out of my comfort zone. It would be a lot easier to just ride the event quietly and see how it goes. Adding a charity fundraising aspect to things increases my motivation to do …

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