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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2850 on: January 27, 2023, 06:27:30 PM »
10 of us heading to Gran Canaria this weekend. Pico De Las Neves is the Teide equivalent there, never done it before, more up and down than Teide apparently.

I climbed Teide today, thankfully I was on a bus.

There were a few professional cycling teams out training, but for the amateur itís nuts lol
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« Reply #2851 on: January 27, 2023, 07:53:28 PM »
Did the Pico climb, that would tighten you :( much harder than Teide imo, altho there was a lot more up and down which some of our crowd liked but doesn't really suit me tbh, from half way up there was a significant increase in the % gradient, sat at 11-15% for miles. Could only do so much in the 4 days we were there but think there are a lot more interesting climbs there to he done, one brute called the Valley of Tears.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2852 on: January 27, 2023, 11:23:17 PM »
Anyone know the ring of Kerry date for the year? Have seen no official date yet

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2853 on: January 27, 2023, 11:59:54 PM »
10 of us heading to Gran Canaria this weekend. Pico De Las Neves is the Teide equivalent there, never done it before, more up and down than Teide apparently.

I climbed Teide today, thankfully I was on a bus.

There were a few professional cycling teams out training, but for the amateur itís nuts lol

Are you not going to cycle it when you're there. One for the bucket list

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2854 on: February 23, 2023, 10:02:54 PM »
I’ve just purchased a Ribble CGR, it will be used mainly for commuting but I would sort of like to try out a few trails! Anyone know where abouts in belfast would be best for this type of riding?
Also be interested if anyone had one, I went for titanium frame, so hoping it’s the last bike I buy! Also treated myself to 105 di2, any reviews?
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2855 on: February 24, 2023, 11:36:52 AM »
Iíve just purchased a Ribble CGR, it will be used mainly for commuting but I would sort of like to try out a few trails! Anyone know where abouts in belfast would be best for this type of riding?
Also be interested if anyone had one, I went for titanium frame, so hoping itís the last bike I buy! Also treated myself to 105 di2, any reviews?

Thats a beauty, with the titanium frame. Titanium bikes have been around for a while but have got ferociously expensive. Always wanted one but couldn't afford it.   
    The whole gravel bike thing is a funny one here in Ireland. In England and Scotland there are huge numbers of interconnecting bridal ways and paths that suit these bikes. Too rough for a road bike but you'd be too slow on a mountain bike.
   Here you end up cycling or driving on the main roads in order to access fire roads in parks or tow paths etc. The mournes is ok for this sort of gravel riding. You can make up a few routes using fireroads in parks, roads and parts of the ulsterway.  Parts of fermanagh are supposed to be pretty good as well and i think they run the gravel grinder there. Im not sure about around Belfast though.
     For me, i just like the comfort of the gravel bike with the much wider and grippier tyres particularly in winter. I can spin from the house and im lucky enough to live close enough to a few parks that i can dip in an out of.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #2856 on: March 22, 2023, 10:05:12 AM »
I'm for Albir on Saturday for a week of cycling, can't wait. The climbs and scenary is def not the Alps but the weather we're getting at home just now anything is a bonus. Have any of you guys done this area before?. I've been once before and it's decent but comparing it to the Alps and the Pyrenees it's like day and night.
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