Check out my 41.4 km Ride

Check out my 41.4 km Ride on Strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/161229036

Top 10 out of 650 riders on one of the routes in the Jump Park, in the top 8% of 1200 riders on the 4X course, and a 6:34 time on the full Chevannes DH course. Nice :-D

Friday, July 4th, 2014 General No Comments

:) Kayak porn star..

http://vimeo.com/98168762
I’m in this video of the Pyranha team van’s Slovenian exploits, as I placed on the podium of the Slovenian Soca Masters boatercross competition. :D

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 General, kayak No Comments

Zet Director

So, the other pre-Trip purchase this month was a new and shiny Zet Director, ordered from I-Canoe in Dublin. It’s a big behemoth of a boat, all the better to keep my heavy ass afloat in the Alps. 360l of volume, about 20kg or so of weight, and it’s quite comfortable to sit in. Shakedown paddle will probably be Saturday on the Castleconnell, where I’ll try not to scratch the arse out of it on the ~6 to 8 cumec of water that the ESB are letting down this season. At least I know the boat is easy to roll, it’ll be a lot of fun testing it out on the rivers, getting the outfitting just right for me though the first sitting suggests that it’ll be a nice fit expecially with the size of my thighs.

Many thanks to Colm in I-Canoe, and to Jack in ULKC for helping me add my bits to the ULKC summer order.

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 General No Comments

New bike is lightweight

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Always nice to have a bike that is light enough that when on the rear rack that it can be lifted up and will stay up..

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 General No Comments

Ducklings – cuteness overload!

On Friday’s Castleconnell river trip, as we were rafted up just after the Castle wall, we heard a bit of ‘cheeping’ coming from the rushes nearby, then two little paddlers came out to investigate the big duck things new to their area. Turns out to be two little ducklings and they were really friendly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7wFu6NHw9k

Ducklings!

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 kayak, Sport No Comments

Castleconnell selfie

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Testing the camera on the S4 Active today on the Castleconnell river. Underwater selfie!

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 General No Comments

New DH bike incoming..

So, I’ve bitten the bullet and decided to get a downhill rig for the upcoming trip to Les Gets. I figured I’d get the benefit to having a bike that has more squish and better geometry for battering down mountainsides at speed. This bike – it’s a Santa Cruz V10.4 – has a carbon fibre frame built to be pretty much bulletproof, and it has 8 inches of suspension on the front and 10(!) inches of suspension on the rear. It’s the same bike as was used to win a few UCI World Cup races over the past few years. Hopefully it’ll give me the confidence to progress my learning and allow me to have a bit more fun a bit more safely than I’ve been able to on the ReignX. The ReignX is a very capable bike, but this should make a big difference.
The bike is carbon and alloy, so black and silver. I may repaint at some stage. Forks are Boxxer coils, with J-Tech damping. Shock is a Fox DHX RC4. Brakes are M820 Saints with 200mm discs so should be immense in stopping power. Zee rear mech. Tubeless wheels and decent DH tyres. Total bike weight about 16kg which is epically low for a 10″ DH rig.
Pics to come when it arrives.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 General No Comments

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2014 – new year same as the old year?

So it’s 2014. Doesn’t seem to be that different yet.. Hopefully it’ll be a good year ahead, with some Alpine adventures planned, maybe a biking trip to the Canaries, maybe more dating and other fun coming up..

I’ll do up another post shortly covering the past while and any news.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 General No Comments

Movember

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I’m taking part in Movember this year again. More pics to follow the progress of the Mo.
Please donate here at http://ie.movember.com/mospace/1008930 , it’s for a very good cause!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 General No Comments