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Entries from February 2013

Tour heads for its 100th edition

February 28th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s still months away but the 100th edition of the Tour de France is already on our mind.  Can’t wait!

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France · Video

Biking Blitz in Derroura this weekend!

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The Biking Blitz series heads to Derroura in Galway this Sunday for round three.  Riders will take on the forestry service trails with the usual Baggy shorts (no bangers!) and Super Pro (lots of bangers!) categories. Entry is online only and closes this Friday.  Click here to go to the signup page.

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Tags: Beginners guide · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Urban downhill Brazil style

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Marcelo Gutierrez rides another crazy urban downhill race, this time in Santos, Brazil.  Watch for when it gets really narrow, we think he chopped down his bars.  Gutierrez finished second by 0.6 seconds.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Garmin Edge 200 review

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Garmin’s budget bike computer is so much more than a stripped down Edge 500 which really shines when plugged into your PC for post ride analysis. We are already big fans of the Garmin Edge series of GPS bike computers so naturally we were excited when the Edge 200 was released. 

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Tags: Reviews · Tech

Martyn Irvine’s Gold medal winning race

February 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Here is Martyn Irvine’s Gold medal winning race in full (25 mins).  Watch for his decisive attack with 10 laps to go of the 60. The medal ceremony and our National Anthem as the new World Champion pulls on his rainbow jersey.

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Tags: Racing · World Champs

Giro d’Italia coming to Ireland in 2014

February 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

The toughest stage race in the World, the Giro d’Italia will start in Belfast in 2014 it was revealed yesterday.  The race will spend three days on the island culminating in Dublin from where the riders and their entourage will depart for Italy to race the next day.  The bid to host the historic race [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Racing · Road cycling

Martyn Irvine wins track Gold at the Track Worlds!

February 21st, 2013 · No Comments

County Down native Martyn Irvine won a Gold medal at the track World championships tonight in Minsk in the men’s 15km scratch race.  This to go with the Silver medal he won in the men’s 4km individual pursuit earlier in the evening. Irvine put in a ferocious attack with ten laps to go and somehow [...]

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BC Bike Race video contest

February 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Lots of stoked man and stuff! but the organisers of BC Bike Race (on our bucket list) have a pretty sweet (sorry) prize for all you aspiring film makers.  See below for the full details. This is one prize package that is hard to beat – a bike, race entry, loads of goodies and the [...]

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Tags: Cross country · General commentary · Mountain biking · Video

Janapar screening Wed night in the Odessa Club

February 19th, 2013 · No Comments

This looks incredible.  Stunning visuals, an intriguing story and a life journey that every cyclist would love to make at some point. Janapar: Official Trailer from Janapar Film on Vimeo. There is an Irish screening, Q&A and book signing of the film tomorrow night in the Odessa Club.  Details here. See more at janapar.com.

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Tags: General commentary · Video

10 things I have learned about MTB

February 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Positivity, positivity, positivity, weekend on the way…  Time to dust of the night lights if you haven’t already and just get out there! 10 Things I have learned about Mountainbiking from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

Saturday morning motivation

February 16th, 2013 · No Comments

What do you mean you need motivation?  Get out and ride your bike! BI|KE – A Symmetric Vehicle from Filme von Draussen on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Video

SSWC 2012 Video

February 13th, 2013 · No Comments

The Single Speed World Champs will always have a special place in my heart having competed in it in 2011 in Ballyhoura.  This is a beautifully filmed video from the 2012 race in South Africa made all the more poignant as the SSWC crowned was Burry Stander, now tragically deceased. kunye from Sinamatella Productions on Vimeo.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

Extreme Unicycling !?!

February 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Think you are a hard core wheel junkie?  Try again. Extreme Unicycling 2010 Lutz Eichholz from Lutz Eichholz on Vimeo. Thanks to Broadsheet for this one.

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Tags: General commentary · Video

NPS Round 1 – Cong

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments

It may be some time away but there is no time like the present to start prepping.  for those of you on the East coast, this will require a little planning. Mayo is a new destination for the NPS but Cong would seem to have it all.  A stunning location, an organising club run by [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Rock surfing BMX style

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments

This is stunning – cinematography, location and BMX it’s got it all.  Guaranteed motivation for the weekend! Wave Rock from InfinityList on Vimeo.

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Tags: BMX · Video

Giant at the Cyclocross Worlds

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

The Giant RaboBank team headed to Louisville at the weekend for the Cyclocross World Champs.  Bad weather forced the event to move from the Sunday to Saturday but freezing conditions made things tricky.  Think you are tough?  Check out these guys.

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Tags: Cyclocross · Racing · Video · World Champs

Biking Blitz Round 1 report

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments

The first round of the 2013 Biking Blitz Series took place last Sunday in Ballinastoe Woods in County Wicklow. A record breaking 412 competitors turned out to kick off the mountain biking season in style. The exciting Blitz Series is promoted by Biking.ie and is now in it’s third year, with events taking place in [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

GoPro make it to the Superbowl

February 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Okay it’s not biking but it was one of the best received half time ads in the Superbowl this year…

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Tags: Video