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Entries from October 2012

Knog Boomer USB

October 27th, 2012 · No Comments

This weekend sees the clocks go back and the commute home getting darker and darker.  No better time to talk about lights and specifically rechargeable lights.  Knog are an Australian manufacturer of products known for their edginess.  Their main product line has been bags but the lineup now includes multi tools, locks and lights. Utilising your [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Reviews · Tech

Greg LeMond’s open letter to Pat McQuaid

October 25th, 2012 · No Comments

3 Time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has issued the following open letter on Facebook asking Pat McQuaid to resign for the good of the sport. Can anyone help me out? I know this sounds kind of lame but I am not well versed in social marketing. I would like to send a message [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling

Tour de France 2013 route announced

October 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Amid the growing controversy over Lance Armstrong the route for the 100th edition of the Tour de France was released yesterday in Paris.  Featuring two individual timetrials, a team time trial and four mountain top finishes that include the mighty Ventoux and a day on Alpe d’Huez that sees the riders face the climb twice [...]

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Tags: Road cycling · Tour de France

Paul Kimmage Q&A

October 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Shane Stokes will host a Questions and answer session with Irish journalist and former Pro-cyclist Paul Kimmage, the man currently being sued for defamation by the UCI.  The case comes before the Swiss courts on December 12th and may have profound implications given that the USADA report now largely confirms what Kimmage is alleged to [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling

Organising clubs needed for 2013 XC NPS races

October 19th, 2012 · No Comments

The Off Road Commission are seeking expressions of interest from clubs seeking to run rounds of the NPS and the National Championships.  They have also released the dates that they suggest for these races with six dates outlined and four to five to be selected.  See below for more.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

GoPro release new HD Hero3

October 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Uber camera manufacturer GoPro have announced details of their latest camera, the HD Hero 3 and an impressive piece of kit it is. Now featuring full cinema standard video, 25% lighter, 30% smaller and twice as powerful as previous models it also comes with the companies excellent Wi-Fi remote.  We love it already… more details [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech · Video

New XC Development officer gets cracking

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Jon Hynes has been elected as the new XC Development officer on the Off Road Commission.  Not one to sit in the blocks so to speak, Jon has released the following statement on the Off Road Commission Facebook page.  Lets help him out!  Also note that there are two key positions open on the Commission [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Smooth or chunky? Santa Cruz Nomad C

October 17th, 2012 · No Comments

How do you like your singletrack? 2013 Santa Cruz Bicycles Nomad C – Smooth or Chunky? from santa cruz bikes on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Colin Ross Edit – Mourne Mountains

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Here is a nice edit from Andy Yoong Of Colin Ross. Colin Ross Edit – Mourne Mountains – FS700 from Andy Yoong on Vimeo.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video

Armstrong evidence presented by USADA

October 15th, 2012 · No Comments

The United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has released a two hundred page report detailing its case against Lance Armstrong to the UCI.  Inside is a shocking detailed description of a highly organised doping programme run throughout the USPS/Discovery channel team of Armstrong throughout his entire 7 Tour de France victories. Eleven former teammates of [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Road cycling · Tour de France

King of Three Rock promo

October 9th, 2012 · No Comments

This weekend sees the King of Three Rock Enduro on err.. Three Rock. It promises to be a cracker! Get more info and signup here.

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Tags: enduro · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Urgent News: Northman MTB Race cancelled

October 7th, 2012 · No Comments

Unfortunate news from Donegal but  congrats to the club for handling a difficult issue so well. ‘It is with regret that the Donegal Mountain Biking Club have to announce the cancellation of the 2012 Castle Cycles Northman Race. Unfortunately, a herd of up to 50 cattle broke onto the ground on Monday and have completely [...]

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing

This is Peaty – Leogang World Champs

October 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Off to Leogang with Steve Peat and the Syndicate…

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

Busy weekend of events

October 4th, 2012 · No Comments

As well as the Offroad commission AGM there are a number of events that actually have you on a bike this weekend, well worth a look. The inaugural Nicolas Roche classic is on in Meath with options on a 90km, 50km and family cycle route.  The start is from Tayto Park with Nicolas himself in [...]

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2012 Offroad AGM this weekend

October 4th, 2012 · No Comments

The annual Off road Commission AGM takes place this Saturday at Taylors Three Rock in Rathfarnham at 3pm.  This is where the rules that govern our sport are decided and it is also where the election of volunteers to positions on the Commission happens.  Both the Chairman and Secretary are stepping down after several years [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing

Video – Development of new Shimano Dura-Ace group

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Let out your inner roadie!… Put the kettle on, sit back and enjoy.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tech · Video