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14-07-2016, 09:35   #61
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As a keen cyclist but only having cheap bikes as some might remember I splashed cash a month ago and bought new bike .

Today I finally changed to cycling shoes for 1st time . for first time ever I won't stick out like sore thumb doing events .

Did 5 miles . pretty pathetic really .

Ring of the reeks here I come fully kitted out .
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normal work spin this morning. 28.9 kms 64 mins 26.9kmph average.

the PP looked gorgeous this morning, only negative was the fool on the DB skipping through the red ligths on the north quays at Capel Street & the lights beforehand.
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i'm a proud fair weather cyclist so I took the bike into work this morning. The endorphins were flying about at 6:55 this morning heading along the river Lee into the city. To make things even more positive I didn't encounter one red light, not one, must be a record of some sort! Arrived 4 minutes faster than normal
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i'm a proud fair weather cyclist so I took the bike into work this morning. The endorphins were flying about at 6:55 this morning heading along the river Lee into the city. To make things even more positive I didn't encounter one red light, not one, must be a record of some sort! Arrived 4 minutes faster than normal
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Chapelizod to Howth and back. Smashing day out there, everybody in a good mood it seems, motorists/cyclists/joggers all getting along. Got the weird vibe along the way of "am I just dreaming this?".

WindGuru said a light tailwind out but I got a PR on (nearly) every segment from the Alfie Byrne road until I had done the loop of Howth and was back at Sutton Cross so it must have been stronger than I thought. Feck that bus who got in my way on the descent. 2 3rd places sticking out like a sore thumb in a block of gold.

I'm not sure when it happened but they resurfaced the road in both directions from Sutton Cross all the way back onto the seafront cycle lane. The boneshaker cycle lanes are gone.

Think I frightened some girl initially when I pulled alongside her to tell her that her kickstand was still down. Presumably these things are designed to move up if they get caught on the road while turning but better safe than sorry no? That was my good deed of the day anyway.
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Not such a good experience as brianomc above unfortunately.

On the way back home after a very enjoyable club spin to Oldbridge when an Expressway coach half passed me in a bus/bike lane and then attempted to squeeze me onto the footpath. The driver saw me allright as I could see him looking in the inside mirror but that didn't stop him from coming right into the kerb. By then I had breaked hard to let him pull ahead. I attempted to "speak" to him when he stopped at the lights 50m later but he kept the door closed and wagged his finger at me!
I have reported him to both Bus Eireann and the Gardai but don't expect much will happen.
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Not such a good experience as brianomc above unfortunately.

On the way back home after a very enjoyable club spin to Oldbridge when an Expressway coach half passed me in a bus/bike lane and then attempted to squeeze me onto the footpath. The driver saw me allright as I could see him looking in the inside mirror but that didn't stop him from coming right into the kerb. By then I had breaked hard to let him pull ahead. I attempted to "speak" to him when he stopped at the lights 50m later but he kept the door closed and wagged his finger at me!
I have reported him to both Bus Eireann and the Gardai but don't expect much will happen.
Report him to Traffic Watch. They will follow up on it
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took a detour on the way home.

dawson street- coast road, around howth head- portmarnock- malahide-swords-airport-drumcondra-east link- Dun laoighre

stopped for a 99 ice cream and drink, then 40 ft-dalkey-killiney-bray head-killiney.

I was short of the 100 so i did afew laps around the block and finished with 100.6KM and 743m climbing.

https://www.strava.com/activities/641127975

great day for it, and the views around the coast are great.
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Haven't been out since Sunday...
A summer headcold... pits ...Probably won't be able to get out till weekend hopefully. Poxy summer headcold..... you expect these in the winter
Still haven't been out ...the dose came back for a second attack 😢 10 days since I was last out !
I'm seriously thinking of getting out for an early bird spin before work tomorrow morning.
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Report him to Traffic Watch. They will follow up on it
Thanks D. Will try that in the morning. Looks like it's a phone only service which is a bit odd nowadays.

In sending it to the Gardai earlier, I found it really difficult to check which station was responsible for the area where the incident happened. Traffic Watch should get over that issue.
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...In sending it to the Gardai earlier, I found it really difficult to check which station was responsible for the area where the incident happened...
I've had experience of that also when is unfamiliar territory which seems ridiculous in a country with one police force and a PULSE system. It's not as if there are separate administrations such as in the UK/USA. That said, I think it's a bit of a cop out (pun unintended!) depending on who you get to talk to. It's particularly frustrating when that line is trotted out within your local Garda division - Romeo Brava saying you were actually within the remit of Romeo Charlie, nuttin' to do with us blah, blah blah!
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Jumped up two groups tonight as numbers were down for the spin ,normal average is 26/27.
Busted a gut to average 31.9kmph over 42km felt great at the end , back out with that group next week....progress ��
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took a detour on the way home.

dawson street- coast road, around howth head- portmarnock- malahide-swords-airport-drumcondra-east link- Dun laoighre

stopped for a 99 ice cream and drink, then 40 ft-dalkey-killiney-bray head-killiney.

I was short of the 100 so i did afew laps around the block and finished with 100.6KM and 743m climbing.

https://www.strava.com/activities/641127975

great day for it, and the views around the coast are great.
I hope it was Teddy's you got the 99 from!, Best in South Dublin.
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felt really strong so I put the hammer down(relatively speaking) from the PP to Maynooth going home yesterday 29.3kms in 70 mins, 25.1 kmph average. doesnt match up to some of the big numbers that are put up on here that I wont ever get within an asses roar of, when I started in May the journey home was taking 80 plus mins & I was creamcrackered afterwards.
A big smiley face on me having dinner last nite!
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I hope it was Teddy's you got the 99 from!, Best in South Dublin.
Of course it was.
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